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Yamaha A-S500
9.0 out of 10

Yamaha A-S500

The A-S500 is designed for superb musical expression with high p Read more

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A-S500 my best audio-purchase

Souguy, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Since one month, I use the A-S500 with 2 MONITOR AUDIO MR2. It is the first time of my life that I hear a sound so rich and clear. Both ampli and speakers permit bi-wiring connections, that I find interesting.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
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A Fine Performer for less than $400

Dave D, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Very pleased with the A-S500. Has ample power and reveals heretofore unheard instrumental detail. Complex scores like the Mahler 2nd Symphony and Strauss' "Sinfonia Domestica" come through with clarity and punch on my Cabasse speakers. A great amp at this price level.
  • Pros: Power, ability to project instrumental details, impressive looking unit in black
  • Cons: Lots of knobs on the front, some of which I don't think I'll ever use. Remote is silver color, so it doesn't match the amp.
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Overall 10
10

A-S500 + Crutchfield: Top Quality + Complete Satisfaction

PhD Dan, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: The A-S500 is a top quality amp for a very reasonable price. The sound is as warm as my old tubed amp, and paired with a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds, one experiences an acoustic revelation on par with systems costing far more.
  • Pros: Warm sound.
  • Cons: None that I have found.
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Overall 10
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5 star amp

Steve, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Excellent amp in all respects with excellent clarity for both vinyl and cd's. Never have owned an integrated amp before but this is top notch in all respects, Really makes the music shine.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
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One day and blown away

Doug, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: First I want to say that Crutchfield did an awesome job of packing and shipping my amp and CD player. Shipped quickly and the packaging was first rate. I am a 64 years old stereo junkie and while I have not spent mega dollars on equipment I have always been discerning about the equipment that I use.
  • Pros: Quality appearance Old School Integrated Amp looks Ease of set up Detailed mid range Tight bass (even at low playing levels) Phono moving magnet Easy to follow instruction manual
  • Cons: Doesnt have ???????? badge on the front but then again I have $5,000 in my pocket Could use a visable marker on the volume knob.
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Overall 10
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Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.

Sir_Keith, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I like home theatre as much as the next guy- all the bells and whistles and wireless technology- but for my audio system, I prefer pure and simple. So when I decided to replace my old system earlier this year, the primary goal was to assemble a set of components that would play CD-encoded music as...
  • Pros: Incredible sound for a more than reasonable price.
  • Cons: None.
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as advertised, as reviewed

Bill, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Investigated the Yamaha A-S500 to death before purchasing. A bit bright? Only very clear and tight. Only 85 wpc driving 2 channels? Plenty of power driving TWO PAIR of Cambridge Soundworks Model Six 8 ohm bookshelfs. Plenty loud at 1/3 the offered power.
  • Pros: It's all good.
  • Cons: My daughter wears them.
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Overall 10
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So Much for So Little

BigAl, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this unit to temporarily replace an Emotive amp-preamp setup because I was having a problem with the preamp. When I got it back, I loved the sound of the Yamaha so much that I sold the Emotivas at an online website. 1/3 of the space for an equal quality sound. Yamaha did it again!
  • Pros: less space, excellent balanced sound, inexpensive, phono preamp, powerful for it's size
  • Cons: no HDMI inputs or outputs
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Overall 10
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as500

Darrin, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Great amp,very pleased with power and sound,brought to life my Sony LBT-ZX66i speakers from a blown tuner{toys don't last long}.This so far the best audio sound i've owned! Being on a budget,this surpassed my hope's.looking into a sub for extra low end.Love it!
  • Pros: Power,crystal clear sound,made my speakers rock!
  • Cons: none yet
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Best value out there

Rolls, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I am extremely pleased with the sound of this amplifier. I previously owned the cousin of this amp, the Yamaha R-S500 receiver. I was hesitant to trade the R-S500 for this amp, but I'm sure glad I did.
  • Pros: Great poise and dynamics. Well balanced sound with plenty of power for almost any speakers.
  • Cons: Non removable power cord. Will make your NAD owning friends jealous.
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