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Yamaha A-S500
8.7 out of 10

Yamaha A-S500

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

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Reviews and Problems with Yamaha A-S500

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Overall 6
6.0

Very clear, but where is the bass?

Ron, Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I tried this unit with Paradigm mini monitor speakers and then with Pioneer FS52's. The highs and mids are very clear, but no low end. It simply doesn't produce bass, even with the bass control set to the max. I think Yamaha just assumes you will be using a subwoofer with this unit?
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Overall 6
6.0

after all the hype I am dissapointed.

J. Lenglet, Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: Its good but not great. This amp lacks punch. Yes the sound overall is very clean. But it lacks power. My vintage receivers snaps out bass lines, drums, vocals etc like they are in the room. The Yamaha doesn't. It amplifies cleanly but it just lacks punch, sizzle, power.
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Overall 6
6.0

just so so

bei wang, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: rated 5 stars by what is hifi magazine. however, do not fully trust what is hifi's recommendations. this product is a typical example. if you only care the sound quality and price range, and you have enough time and experience in vintage amplifier, you can find much much better amplifier than this...
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Overall 6
6.0

Failed after a month; two repairs later, seems ok

Michael Turmon, Amazon
27 January 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this amp in late November 2010. It failed in early January 2011 -- after only a month's operation. During that month, it sounded great driving my Dynaudio speakers. I contacted Yamaha, who wanted me to drive it in to a service center (40 minutes each way).
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing

Bass957, Amazon
21 December 2010
  • Summary: I have owned several Yamaha amps in the past, most recently an A-520, with great satisfaction. I purchased the A-S5oo as a replacement, but was severely disappointed. The tone has good definition, but is a bit bright/metallic.
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Overall 6
6.0

yamaha as 5--

biglyn, Amazon
25 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought to update my Rotel RA-314 bought it untested relied on reviews. Initially plenty of inputs and record outputs and strangely for a HIfi Amplifier a sub output.1st impressions a clear sound and tight sounding with CDs, not bad sounding with a turntable ( used a Thorens 150 mark 2) unfortunately...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
29 September 2015
  • Pros: Цена, В целом чистые средние
  • Cons: Плоский звук, детализация средняя. Рок слушать каша. Сложный бас не тянет. Послушете limp bizkit boiler например
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Overall 6
6.0

Guter Verstärker mit billiger Haptik.

Stefan Peter Paul, Amazon
31 August 2014
  • Summary: Der A-S 500 ist eigentlich ein guter Verstärker aber die billigen Plastikregler haben ihn wieder zurück gehen lassen. Das muss nicht sein und hätte mich Jahre lang genervt. muss ja nicht immer alles aus gebürstetem Aluminium sein aber zumindest massive Knöpfe wären mir wichtig gewesen, diese fühlen...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nur wenig geeignet für ein audiophiles Hörvergnügen

ET, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Ich hatte mir den Yamaha A-S 500 auf Grund von Rezensionen und einem Test in AUDIO gekauft. Mein 25 Jahre alter Verstärker gab den Geist auf. Nach Einbau in meine Anlage kam der Test. Erster Versuch mit J.S. Bach Toccata und Fuge in D-Moll auf Vinyl.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Алиев Рафаил, Yandex
14 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Рванул в СПБ за покупкой, но при прослушке был сильно разочарован, долго слушал, выбирал, короче пересмотрел свои запросы и взял ресивер DENON AVR-2113. Да по мощности он слабее, но звук Denon мне понравился.
  • Pros: Смотрится солидно, хорошая выходная мощность
  • Cons: Все субъективно, но на мой вкус, а я слушал много аудиотехники достойной и не очень, звук у Ямахи сильно на любителя. Мое впечатление что звук плоский, просто каша из звуков без позиционирования, верха звенят вычурно. Общее впечатление после старого NAD 325 ужасное. Правда есть маленький но плюс ...
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