Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier - 85 W RMS

MPN: AS500BL
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The A-S500 is designed for superb musical expression with high performance, outstanding power and sound quality combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction with gold-plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks and a Center Bar for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, for endless music enjoyment options.
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Product Title Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier - 85 W RMS
Manufacturer Yamaha
Lowest Price $302.99 from Cascio Interstate Music
Power Score 4.7 | 10 Reviews
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Yamaha A-S500BL | Black
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Feb 14, 2011

The Yamaha A-S500 is an integrated amplifier capable of 85 watts per channel output. It features ToP-ART technology, an ART Base chassis, and dual aluminum heat sinks that all work together to ensure quality audio that is crisp and loud. Like its counterpart receivers from the R-S series, the A-S500 is compatible with TDS-12 wired and Y1D-W10 wireless iPod docks, not to mention a YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless audio receiver. Plus it’s also compatible with the T-S500 tuner. In fact, the supplied remote can control the tuner as well. Also supported is Indepent Zone 2 operation for second-room audio, and A/B speaker selection for placing speakers in a third room. Features Integrated Amplifier iPod/iPhone/Bluetooth Compatible Dual Aluminum-Extruded Heat Sinks Gold-Plated Speaker Terminals RCA In/Out Jacks Pure Direct Variable Loudness Control ToP-ART Sound Quality Design 12V Trigger Out Remote (IR) In/Out Speaker A/B and A+B Selection T-S500 Remote (Optional) ... PROS: (1) clear and dynamic audio, will satisfy audiophiles listening to multiple music styles (2) good timing with video, rarely needs any adjustment at all (3) audio resolution with compressed audio is strongly enhanced (4) lots of power to the speakers, enough for any home environment (5) can be plugged in and run without an intense setup and tuning procedure ... CONS: (1) some loss in the transparency and dynamics with the phono stage

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Nice Amp
5 Star Review   By MustHaveMusic on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have been very satisfied with the unit.

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Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By jvargas18 on Adorama - Dec 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I find this product to be smooth as silk both in operation and in listening. Seems to be built to last with a layout that is easy to understand and make adjustments to. I would make one suggestion and that would be to put a mark on the Volume control to make it easier to see where you are in terms of low, medium, and full output.

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I like this Intergrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By gestero on Adorama - Sep 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I feel Yamaha did a great job on this entire series of integrated amplifiers, from A-S 300 through A-S 2000. This model A-S 500 works perfect for me, really a good value for the quality, except for the plastic knobs.

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Excellent Amplifier
5 Star Review   By cnoyes on Adorama - Sep 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased the A-S500 (along with the T-S500) and am very satisfied with the sound. Easily able to drive a pair of JBL ES30CH speakers whn bi-amped. The remote isn't very ergonomic (a design like what the RX-497 used for a remote would have been better), but that is a minor niggle. Clean, pure sound is what you can expect from this Integrated Amplifier.

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Yamaha A-S500
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com    ( See more reviews from Crutchfield.com )

Crutchfield has collected 9 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Music has new life. Very simple setup, brought out the potential in my speakers."

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An Excellent Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By johnda on Adorama - Aug 15, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I listen to music via records, FM and the internet. The quality of sound is perfect, and the variable loudness control works beautifully. To see the volume control position better from across my study, I added a white marker, suggest you make the markings more visible.

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Great integrated ampligier!
5 Star Review   By sstarnes on Adorama - Jul 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Sold my Adcom separates to simplify, and ended up with a better sounding system. Better soundstage…

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A-S500 +++A !!FABULOUS!! A+++
5 Star Review   By T_Wake on Adorama - Apr 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

By far, the BEST home audio amp I've ever owned. The sound & clarity is remarkable. I am very pleased with the A-S500 Yamaha purchase.

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A-500 musical Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By mkwstone on Adorama - Apr 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great Intergrated Amplifier Great sound Great for cd music

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The A-S500 is designed for superb musical expression with high performance, outstanding power and sound quality combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction with gold-plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks and a Center Bar for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, for endless music enjoyment options.
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Product Title Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier - 85 W RMS
Manufacturer Yamaha
Lowest Price $302.99 from Cascio Interstate Music
Power Score 4.7 | 10 Reviews
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Yamaha A-S500BL | Black
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Feb 14, 2011

The Yamaha A-S500 is an integrated amplifier capable of 85 watts per channel output. It features ToP-ART technology, an ART Base chassis, and dual aluminum heat sinks that all work together to ensure quality audio that is crisp and loud. Like its counterpart receivers from the R-S series, the A-S500 is compatible with TDS-12 wired and Y1D-W10 wireless iPod docks, not to mention a YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless audio receiver. Plus it’s also compatible with the T-S500 tuner. In fact, the supplied remote can control the tuner as well. Also supported is Indepent Zone 2 operation for second-room audio, and A/B speaker selection for placing speakers in a third room. Features Integrated Amplifier iPod/iPhone/Bluetooth Compatible Dual Aluminum-Extruded Heat Sinks Gold-Plated Speaker Terminals RCA In/Out Jacks Pure Direct Variable Loudness Control ToP-ART Sound Quality Design 12V Trigger Out Remote (IR) In/Out Speaker A/B and A+B Selection T-S500 Remote (Optional) ... PROS: (1) clear and dynamic audio, will satisfy audiophiles listening to multiple music styles (2) good timing with video, rarely needs any adjustment at all (3) audio resolution with compressed audio is strongly enhanced (4) lots of power to the speakers, enough for any home environment (5) can be plugged in and run without an intense setup and tuning procedure ... CONS: (1) some loss in the transparency and dynamics with the phono stage

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Nice Amp
5 Star Review   By MustHaveMusic on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have been very satisfied with the unit.

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Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By jvargas18 on Adorama - Dec 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I find this product to be smooth as silk both in operation and in listening. Seems to be built to last with a layout that is easy to understand and make adjustments to. I would make one suggestion and that would be to put a mark on the Volume control to make it easier to see where you are in terms of low, medium, and full output.

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I like this Intergrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By gestero on Adorama - Sep 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I feel Yamaha did a great job on this entire series of integrated amplifiers, from A-S 300 through A-S 2000. This model A-S 500 works perfect for me, really a good value for the quality, except for the plastic knobs.

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Excellent Amplifier
5 Star Review   By cnoyes on Adorama - Sep 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased the A-S500 (along with the T-S500) and am very satisfied with the sound. Easily able to drive a pair of JBL ES30CH speakers whn bi-amped. The remote isn't very ergonomic (a design like what the RX-497 used for a remote would have been better), but that is a minor niggle. Clean, pure sound is what you can expect from this Integrated Amplifier.

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Yamaha A-S500
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com    ( See more reviews from Crutchfield.com )

Crutchfield has collected 9 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Music has new life. Very simple setup, brought out the potential in my speakers."

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An Excellent Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By johnda on Adorama - Aug 15, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I listen to music via records, FM and the internet. The quality of sound is perfect, and the variable loudness control works beautifully. To see the volume control position better from across my study, I added a white marker, suggest you make the markings more visible.

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Great integrated ampligier!
5 Star Review   By sstarnes on Adorama - Jul 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Sold my Adcom separates to simplify, and ended up with a better sounding system. Better soundstage…

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A-S500 +++A !!FABULOUS!! A+++
5 Star Review   By T_Wake on Adorama - Apr 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

By far, the BEST home audio amp I've ever owned. The sound & clarity is remarkable. I am very pleased with the A-S500 Yamaha purchase.

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A-500 musical Integrated Amplifier
5 Star Review   By mkwstone on Adorama - Apr 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great Intergrated Amplifier Great sound Great for cd music

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