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9.1 out of 10

Yamaha A-S500

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Reviews and Problems with Yamaha A-S500

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Overall 8
8.0

Solid unit with great sound!

birkbott, B&H Photo
6 days ago
  • Excerpt: Bought this unit as a replacement for my vintage KA-701 which was failing and because I wanted something with a nice sound and a remote control. The specs being nearly identical to the Kenwood's I expected it to sound roughly the same. The sound from the Yamaha is VERY nice. I have it paired with a set of Monitor Audio BX2s so it is very detailed and transparent.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

Great amp. Sounds great with easy setup

Robert Watroba, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great amp.Sounds great with easy setup. Excellent price, replaces an amp I've had since the 1970's.
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Overall 8
8.0

Clean power, unbeatable price.

Ricardo A., Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I've own Yamaha components in the past. They perform as close as the specs indicate. This component in particular is an excellent choice for a 2.1 stereo integrated amplifier considering the price I paid. I purchase it to power a a pair of very old B&W 600's and a much older Miller & Kreisel 12" sub. Amp has enough power (85w) to move the atmosphere.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Mary Bowlby, Amazon
17 December 2014
Overall 10
10

Great for reasonable listening levels in medium sized rooms

Michael Kalich, Amazon
28 November 2014
  • Summary: Very detailed sound quality. Great for reasonable listening levels in medium sized rooms. I use with the iPod docking station and the combination works great. With my speakers (Polk LSiM705), I do not go past 12:00 on the volume (fear of speaker damaging amp clipping). When the sound quality degrades even the slightest amount, I reduce the volume. On my system, I have found no value to the "loudness" feature, so I don't use it.
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Overall 10
10

Very Happy

Daniel Forbes, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: Paired with Klipsch RB-61 II speakers or Q701 headphones, used in an apartment setting. I am very happy with my setup. I have not used this amplifier over ~30% volume (I have not needed or wanted to, in an apartment); I have not had any issues with overheating. The "Pure Direct" switch is nice IF you want to toggle between two outputs AND you want one of them unmodified and one modified. This is the only real situation I can think of it being useful.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Erasmo Blanco, Amazon
19 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Amazing! A must buy!

Trevor, Amazon
2 August 2014
  • Summary: The reason I want to take the time to write a review is due to the struggle I went through trying to determine if I should buy this amplifier. I called so called experts and I got confusing and contradictory information. I read everything I could find and when I was done I still had no real idea what I should do. I had the Yamaha RX-797 stereo receiver. I had been using it for 13 years and knew it was getting time to buy a replacement.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha makes great products

Tony Ten Guns, B&H Photo
25 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have several Yamaha products and that's why I bought the A-S500 and it does just what I wanted it too. I also like the way that B&H handles my orders.(very professional)and I will always buy from them.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a good little amp

Talus, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • Summary: Its a good little amp. The knobs are junk. I purchased new aluminum knobs and it looks great. Its a little "thin sounding" but overall a nice amp.
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