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Yamaha-r-s500.33633576
9.1 out of 10

Yamaha R-S500

Superior sound stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and Read more

Great Deal: $349.99

Reviews and Problems with Yamaha R-S500

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Overall 10
10

Couldn't Be More Pleased

Bill Beguerie, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: I had an older Sony amp that lost the left channel... so it was time to replace it. I did not have a remote with the Sony, and had to physically walk to it to turn it on or change functions. This Yamaha has every feature that my old Sony had plus a remote. I love this receiver, even has a preamp so I can use a turntable. This prouduct is 1st class all the way, very thought out high quality. True stero receiver of audiophile quality. Great product !!
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Stereo Receiver, No Frills, Pretty Good Power

Tom, Amazon
23 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought the S500 receiver to put into a living room to drive a pair of bookshelf speakers in that room and a pair outside on my patio. One thing that drew me to this receiver was the amount of physical knobs on the unit. Many other stereo receivers in this price range force you to do most of the adjusting via a remote, which for me isn't ideal for what I wanted it for. Setup was easy and pretty much just was plugging everything in.
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Overall 6
6.0

OLD SURROUND SOUND

Becky Holowell/PERA Club-CGS, Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: we haven't got to try it yet we need a new surround sound system the OLD one does not work.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing sound quality

David C. Miley Jr., Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: High quality 2-channel receivers are becomming really hard to find and this was doesn't dissapoint. We are VERY satisfied with this purchase.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 4
4.0

A good receiver for non audiophiles.

LanceRomance, Bestbuy
7 April 2014
  • Summary: Yamaha makes great products and I own many. I bought this receiver to replace a receiver that got too old (25 years).
  • Pros: price is good for what it offers.
  • Cons: Limited sound quality. Not a lot of power.
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Overall 10
10

works great

DISSATISFIED, Amazon
13 March 2014
  • Summary: so far so good no problems, work like a champ. Has a great receiver much better than my old Fisher but still working to get sound that we had with this fisher
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10

another great Yamaha receiver

LeatherRebel14, Bestbuy
26 February 2014
  • Summary: My previous Yamaha gave me 13 years of daily use and it was time for an upgrade when one the speaker channels began to short out.
  • Pros: features
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Overall 10
10

Great Receiver; if you know what you're getting yourself into

Rye Nienke, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: Alright, so now that I've had this for about a month, I feel like I am safe to finally do a proper review. My set up: PC into this receiver, then to JBL ES20 speakers, and a Polk PSW10 subwoofer. Pro's: The sound is exactly what I wanted, clean and crisp with no distortion. The appearance of this receiver is fantastic, couldn't ask for more The display turns off when "pure direct" is on (99% of the time for me) looks great this way The volume allows for very precise...
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Overall 10
10

Nice...

Eric J. Bittner, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great receiver. Yamaha makes very noce stuff for the money. It was easy to set up and controls 2 separate zones.. Sound is very good..
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Overall 8
8.0

Produces nice sound with my Bose speakers

music lover, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: My only criticism of this receiver is the way in which the speakers need to be connected in the back of the unit. If you are using regular speaker wire, you need to unscrew the speaker hook-ups in the back and sort of shove the ends of the bare speaker wires in between the unit and the knobs, and hope that it "catches" when you tighten the knobs. It took me several attempts to succesfully get the speakers connected well, which was frustrating.
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