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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

Great Deal: $399.99

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A-S500 my best audio-purchase

Souguy, B&H Photo
19 July 2015
  • 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 little amp

ben H, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Just what I expected,having owned several Yamaha amps in the past. If you're looking for an amp for music it fits the bill. Clean ,easy to operate and plenty of power for most speakers.
  • Pros: Simple, plenty of inputs. What an integrated amp should be.
  • Cons: Control options for a sub would be nice.
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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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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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Studio Clean and Solid. Well built

Rick, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: After lightning killed my old surround Onkyo system, I decided to go "old School" with a super clean stereo amp and 2 new speakers. I chose this Yamaha amp because it"s rated at 0.019% total harmonic distortion. After 2 weeks of use with 2 Klipsch Henesey III speakers and an old small sub..
  • Pros: Clean and powerful audio. Fair price for a Yamaha amp with these specs.
  • Cons: None
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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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Overall 10
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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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Overall 10
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A fantastic bargain of an amp

Kevin, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: This amp sounds excellent with all types of music. Distortion is very low if any and volume does not change that. I appreciate all the nuances that are audible on my Klipsch speakers! To think the price to performance ratio amazes me. The simplistic design has not been an issue.
  • Pros: Very clear detailed sound
  • Cons: none at his price
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