Superior sound stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction provide for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, SIRIUS Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and zone 2 control gives an assurance of total music enjoyment.
The Yamaha R-S500BL is commonly used for Basic systems, Large rooms, Multiple rooms / whole house, Replacement, Smaller rooms / apartments, Upgrade and more.The Yamaha R-S500BL is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Audiophile, Enthusiast, Practical, Technically challenged, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha R-S500BL is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha R-S500BL: Easy to set up, Easy to use, Energy efficient, Good power output, Good remote control, Great sound quality, Simple controls and Well built / quality
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Another great Yamaha
I'd had great success with Yamaha audio products before, and so when my old receiver (gave me great results for 20 years) finally started wheezing, I knew the best choice was going to be another Yamaha. Knew that the 2-channel market was a little slim, so I contacted Yamaha by email to see what was available. Their email came back in a few hours and led me to the right series. I wanted a good receiver with inputs for phono (that was the one that really narrowed it down) and spots for iPod and...View full Review
I'd had great success with Yamaha audio products before, and so when my old receiver (gave me great results for 20 years) finally started wheezing, I knew the best choice was going to be another Yamaha. Knew that the 2-channel market was a little slim, so I contacted Yamaha by email to see what was available. Their email came back in a few hours and led me to the right series. I wanted a good receiver with inputs for phono (that was the one that really narrowed it down) and spots for iPod and Sirius-XM. the 500 had it all. I have a turntable, cassette deck, and CD player/recorder, and the set up went quickly with no hitches. And the best part is ----- when I listen to the quality of the music, it's like I have a whole new collection. Clear, sharp, and clean. I'm a happy guy.
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Drives 4 speakers, 2 each in 2 different rooms, use 2 CD players, a tape deck and phono only issue was getting the speaker wire onto the posts but this was not too hard
Old School easy to use good power and sound.
The receiver I have been looking for. Easy to set up. Easy controls especially the remote. If I can figure this out anyone can.
I used this to replace a 20 year old Yamaha that was failing badly. Until I set this one up I did not realize how badly the older unit was failing. The sound is crisp and clean. I haven't even begun to push the volume as even at low volume settings the room is filled with sound. I am currently running four sets of speakers using an external switch to choose those speakers I want to use. Even when all four are being used there is no diminution of power. I am very pleased with the sound, with the ease of set up, and power output.
Bought online from retailer. Very happy with my purchase. Easy set up and great sound.
out of the box set up was easy even for me and adding to it is very simple and self explanatory
Very easy to unpack, set up and install even in home made wood cabinets. This was installed into a black walnut dry sink with speakers on both sides of cabinet, and the Yamaha CD s300 cd player was added to it. Gives a great sound to an 18th century English dining room. No one knows where the music flows from behind the closed doors! Perfect size, and the control design are easy to use for people with neuropathy. Power output is excellent, and being able to save as many station settings is a positive plus! I bought this after studying other models and made the right choice.
From the "record out selector" to the many analog inputs (including phono) this receiver is the perfect match of design and build quality. Yes, the digital display only turns off with the "pure direct" switch turned on...not a big deal. Yamaha has remained a great source of quality audio gear and the RS 500 reflects that.
This is a great choice in a small field of 2 channel receivers. Sound is very clean, no background noise whatsoever. An excellent value. Seems to be well made.
This is to replace my beloved Sansui 800 circa 1969. I thought I would lose some of the analog "warmth" to which I was accustomed, but no. Excellent sound with a mix of old Marantz and new Polk speakers.