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Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S501
alaScore 89

146 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Yamaha A-S501. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views, but opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha A-S501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Yamaha A-S501 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability also gets good opinions, but there are some critical views about the design.

price, usability, reliability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated Amplifier - BlackYamaha A-S501 Integrated Amplifier - Black

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: CKYCKY (

YAMAHA AS501.... Buy a Marantz PM6005 or PM6006 instead.


Bought the YAMAHA AS501 as was under the impression that I needed the extra output power provided in this amplifier. Rather underwhelmed. Left it on constantly for a week to aid quick burn in, but the unit didn't appear to open up at all. Rather narrow...

good price & value

sounds 'flat'.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Mietek (

gut quality sound and features .


Im so happy with my choice for this amplifier. ! sincerely recommend it is worth every penny!

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: GRRT (

amazing product


Great quality of sound! The staff at the store really knew what to recommend.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Rogthedodge (

Superb product


I was looking for an amplifier with specific features. Firstly I needed a phono input along with four further inputs for cd, DVD, tuners etc. Having a digital optical input also was a real bonus allowing me to connect with the tv for improved audio...

overall quality for price

rather large unit.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: SEFL (

Good number of inputs and outputs


I don't stream music so this model is fine for me. Unlike some comparable amplifiers it has two record outputs which I need for recording on audio CD and on mini disc. It also has plenty of inputs including phono. It sounds good too.

two record outputs

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Wilts45 (



Thank you Yamaha for a first rate amp at this price the clarity and detail have brought my vintage Tannoy M15 speakers to life once again

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: neilalotoffun33 (

Wonderful Amplifier but lack excitment


I purchased this amp as i was after more optical connection on my amplifier, the sounds is great but lacks excitment and is a little safe on sound I would recommend this product for its connection availabilty and options for speakers you can alter the...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: pedro64 (



I am not a music officienado but wanted to improve my sound system. Richer Sounds listened to my requirements and proposed this item. It delivers all I wanted and more at a very reasonable cost.

simple to use

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: alepisa (

Very good quality at very good price


I am very happy with the purchase of the Yamaha A-S501. Well balanced sound and nice finish.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: jazz625 (

why spent more this amp does it all for me


I have had the Yamaha as501 for three weeks now and it sounds excellent to my 55 year old ears.This is partnered with mission sx1 speakers and a very old project 2 turntable. It has an excellent in built phono stage and I use it with the pure direct...

everything , pure direct mode , excellent phono stage at this price , subwoofer out function


Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.0
Damping factor:240
Frequency range:10 - 100000
Peak power per channel:120
RMS power output per channel (8 Ohm):85
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):99
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.019

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:8
Audio (L,R) out:2
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1


Power Consumption (Standby):0.5

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.1