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Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver, 85W x 2 Power Output, Built-In iPod Dock Port, Black

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About the Yamaha A-S500

The Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black) boasts a power output of 85W x 2 (RMS) and uses high quality components and construction to provide fine acoustic performance. The A-S500 has a reinforced internal structure to prevent vibration and dual heat sinks for effective heat dissipation. The Yamaha A-S500 includes an independently powered, balanced socket for an iPod dock.

The iPod dock connector on the rear allows all of the Yamaha iPod docks to work with your iPod and also gives an independent power supply to the rest of the amplifier, for maximum noise immunity. On the front you'll find input and volume dials, together with treble, bass, balance and loudness. Short signal paths ensure noise is minimized, if you do not need to use the tone controls they can be defeated with a Pure Direct button for best sound quality.

With Pure Direct, music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality. It features a good selection of inputs for your separates and two independently switchable speaker outputs. Two sets of speakers may be connected and switched, which is ideal for a second pair of speakers in another room.

Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in / out jacks are durable and provide the highest quality connections. Lastly, the A-S500 has a slim remote control unit with a buttons that are both easy to use and understand.

The Yamaha A-S500 is commonly used for Basic systems, Large rooms, Smaller rooms / apartments and more.The Yamaha A-S500 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Practical, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha A-S500 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha A-S500: Easy to set up, Good power output, Good remote control, Great sound quality and Simple controls.

Yamaha A-S500 Includes

  • Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver
  • Slim Design Remote Control
  • Yamaha 2 Years Limited Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good power output (9) , Great sound quality (9) , Easy to set up (8) , Good remote control (7) , Simple controls (7) , Energy efficient (3)
Best Uses:
Basic systems (9) , Smaller rooms / apartments (7) , Large rooms (4) , Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (6) , Practical (5) , Audiophile (2) , I like 2 channel stereo (1) , Movie enthusiast (1)

Yamaha A-S500 Features

  • Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound: The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality
  • Pure Direct: Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control: Ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response
  • ToP-ART Sound Quality Design: ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration
  • Balanced System for Minimal Noise: An unbalanced interface is subject to common mode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality
  • Speaker A / B and A+B Selection: Enjoy music in a third room. Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time
  • High Grade Speaker Terminals: These high grade speaker terminals have gold plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion
  • The Look and Texture of Quality: Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume / selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs
  • Highest Quality Parts: The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested

Yamaha A-S500 Specifications

Power Output Minimum RMS output power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.019% THD) 85W + 85W
Dynamic Power Dynamic power per channel: 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 ohms
130 / 150 / 185 / 220 W
Input Sensitivity Phono (MM): 3 mV / 47 kohms
CD etc: 200 mV / 47 kohms
Output Level Rec out: 200 mV / 1 kohms
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) CD etc, Pure Direct on: 10Hz-100kHz ±1 dB
THD Phono (MM) / (20Hz-20kHz) / Rec out (3 V) / 0.025%
CD etc (20Hz-20kHz) / Sp out / 0.015% (42.5W / 8 ohms)
SNR Phone (MM) (input shorted, 5 mV) / 88 dB
IHF-A network / CD etc [Pure Direct on, input shorted, 200 mV)] / 100 dB
Residual Noise 30 uV
Attenuation 1kHz -30 dB
Audio Audio in x 6
Audio out x 2
Subwoofer Output Yes
Power Standby: 0.5W
YID-W10 connected standby power: 1.2W
iPod connected standby power: 35W
Power management (Auto power off): Yes (6 hours)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.125x6x15.25" / 43.49x15.24x38.73cm
Weight 22.7lbs / 10.29kg
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