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8.7 out of 10

Yamaha A-S700

Yamaha A-S700 The Yamaha A-S700 is a 2-channel integrated Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

INTERGRATED CD AMP

winners121, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: This amp is designed primarily for CD'S only an no more than that...while it has several line inputs it really outperforms when u switch it to pure direct.
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Overall 10
10

Where the AS line starts getting good

J. Lenglet, Amazon
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I tried the RS300 the AS500 and it wasn't until this AS700 I was impressed. The AS700 has the typical Yamaha clean sound. It has the power and clarity to push anything a home listening environment will require. Lots of power in reserve. I cannot say the same for the amps below it in this series. The AS700 is very quiet. No noise of its own. Handles everything I have thrown at it from acoustic piano recordings to Metal. I am a fan of this particular model.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha A-S700

Jeff, Crutchfield
3 August 2013
  • Summary: I have owned several entry level integrated amplifiers, some of them very good ones but the A-S700 brings performance to the next level with power, detail and dynamics. I am very impressed with the playback of both CD's and vinyl using the MM phono stage on the A-S700. My B&W 685 speakers sound phenomenal. Highly recommended.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's okay for your money

Leevo, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: I've owned this amplifier for a number of months. First impressions were generally positive. Seemed to do everything one would expect from a solid-state 2 channel amp. This amp seems to take a long time breaking in. The harsh overtone takes about 50 hours to "sweeten", and never seems to quite go away. This increases listening fatigue, as the amp never quite sounds "right". I listen pretty much exclusively to LPs. Onboard phono stage is very bland.
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Overall 8
8.0

when the sound is the most important factor....That's the one at the price range!

A.Dias, Amazon
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Sound is top here. I have heard and tested different amplifiers in the price range and this one has an edge in clarity that I've missed with other brands. Yes, the plastic Knobs are somehow annoying. Agree with the other colleague here who asked why the Yamaha engineers would have taken such a strange design decision for such an Amplifier.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

pinkwaters a AudioPhile, Audio Review
19 June 2011
  • Summary: I just purchased the A-S700 off of ebay two weeks ago and I am so pleased with it that I decided to go ahead and write my first review. Let me start by saying that I have been an audiophile for 21 years now and have owned a wide variety of medium priced gear over the years. Normally the gear that I buy falls into the $1,000 to $2,000 dollar range. Most of the time I get good discounts on new gear or just buy used so rarely do I ever spend over $1,000 on anything.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Earl Y. a AudioPhile, Audio Review
5 February 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the Yamaha A-S700 brand new off ebay for $350.00. It was an impulse buy just to check out Yamaha's new line of integrated amplifiers. I have owned a few other Yamahas in the past including the RX-V3000 AVR and the AX-592 integrated amplifier. There was nothing wrong with either of those units but neither really stood out as being special. My current system consists of Dynaudio Contour 1.3 SE speakers ($3500.00/pr.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Steve62 a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
19 December 2010
  • Summary: Bought this from Best Buy for 270 as an open box item for my masterbed room system. Best Buy didn't have the remote so had to go to Yamaha and bought a replacement for another $65. But for $335, I feel like this is a great buy. Using it with Mirage OS³-FS speakers. This amp sounds real good. I'd describe the sound as smooth without any glare or etched highs. The bass is solid but not the last word in punch.
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Overall 10
10

Great sound price quality

TimePieces, Amazon
8 December 2010
  • Summary: Great sound, no lack of bass whatsoever, probably depends on speakers, I have KEF IQ50 speakers connected. Natural and realistic sound, more than enough power. Beatiful timeless no-nonsense design. Sounds great with NAD C-525BEE cd player. Only stereo, 2 (A) or 4 (A+B) speakers, or 2 bi-wired (A+B). No subwoofer connection. Buy this amplifier if you want pure and realistic stereo sound and don't need the 5:1 dolby surround crap.
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Overall 10
10

Simple, Great Sound, Great Value

Tom, Crutchfield
15 November 2010
  • Summary: I am playing my music from a Mac Mini in Apple Lossless format (CD quality files). This unit works great, is simple and sounds good at all volumes. It is replacing a much more expensive amp, and sounds just as good.
  • Pros: Price, simplicity, sound
  • Cons: none really
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