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Yamaha A-S500

Yamaha A-S500
alaScore 88

319 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Yamaha A-S500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha A-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha A-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Yamaha A-S500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha AS500 Integrated Amplifier with 85w X 2 High Power OutputYamaha AS500 Integrated Amplifier with 85w X 2 High Power Output

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha A-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Yamaha A-S500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good comments. Many are critical about the design.

usability, price, reliability, size

design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha A-S500BL Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)Yamaha A-S500BL Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Yamaha A-S500 review

 

Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2010. Yamaha has produced a new class leader, with a stunningly capable product

Strikingly clear and dynamic ; fine timing ; impressive resolution ; plenty of features

Doesn't like harsh partnering kit

Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2010. Yamaha cracks the budget stereo amp nut: a stunningly capable product

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Yamaha A-S500 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

 

Feeding audiophile tastes can be a challenge but with the A-S500, it doesn't require a limitless budget. The A-S500 may not rise to the level of separate components, but it offers performance and features geared toward music lovers and is a step up...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Greg Borrowman (avhub.com.au)

Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier Review & Test

 

Every so often, along comes an audio component that’s so good, yet so understated, that it flies under the radar of those who should know better…

Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Simplicity

Can't add a graphic

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Andy (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Bright clear sound, nice remote control. Pure direct is great!

None that I can think of, no remote for bass, treble, balance maybe?

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: tony (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Best amp in this price range

May, 2012

Consumer review by: BARRIE (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

CANNOT GET EARPHONES OPTION TO WORK WITHOUT MAIN SPEAKERS.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Great dynamic range particuarly when pure direct button is pressed. Tone is slightly on the warm side but tone controls are available to set your own preferences. I purchased at a discounted price making it amazing value for money.

I haven't noticed any yet.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Kristián (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Excellent sound, strong, finally do not need a subwoofer, many details, can handle both 4Ohm speakers, the output SW

Plastic controls, the inability to use the forks on the wires

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Nigel (reevoo.com)

Yamaha A-S500

 

Nice, powerful sound, plenty of features and ample connectivity, Fully featured remote, Fantastic value for money.

Sound is a little 'brighter' than I'm used to - BUT it is new and coupled with new floorstanders, so may well be the speakers

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Amplifier Class:A/B
Audio output channels:2.0
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):185
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):130
Frequency range:10 - 1000 / 10 - 100000
Peak power per channel:120
RMS power output per channel (4 Ohm):120
RMS power output per channel (8 Ohm):85
RMS rated power:85
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.015

Display

Built-in Display: No

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Inputs

Multichannel audio input type:RCA

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):435 x 387 x 151

Outputs

Multichannel audio output type:Terminals

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:6
Audio (L,R) out:2
Headphone outputs:1
Speakers connectivity type:Banana/Binding posts

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.5

Technical Details

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Bass adjustment: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Handheld remote control: Yes
On/off switch: Yes
Purpose:Home
Treble adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:38.7
Height :15.1 / 15.2
Weight:10.2 / 10.3
Width:43.5