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Yamaha A-S500

Yamaha A-S500
alaScore 87

229 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 229 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (44)

Consumer review by:

Great sounding amp!


This is a great sounding amplifier. I got rid of my NAD amp for this and I could not be happier. Excellent warm rich dyanamic sound.

Accurate Controls","Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

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A blessing in disguise!!


This stereo amplifier is so easy to use that no explanations are needed. However, the user\'s manual was a bit frustrating and confusing concerning the impedance selector. I think the manual should say what happens if my speakers are 2 or 3 ohms off....

Accurate Controls","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great crystal clean sound","Great Sound Quality","Loud without being loud

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Fantastic value!


I was considering having to spend more to have good quality 2 channel sound. For those who enjoy music and are not concerned about home theatre this may be the amp for you. What HiFi rated this the top amp in its price category for 2010. The price and...

Accurate Controls","Easy To Setup","Energy Efficient","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality


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Deep, clear, full sound


Best amplifier I have tried. Very full, rich, dynamic sound. Great build quality (Made in Malaysia). Now, I can hear, that my speakers capable of. Buy one - you won\'t regret.

Easy To Setup","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

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Outstanding Product for the money


This product is a great value for the price. It matches much more expensive TV's in picture quality, features, and delivers 240Hz performance as well. It also has Internet capabilities that make this one to buy.

Great price, great picture, and 240 hz to boot


Consumer review by:

Works great with Aventage 1020 and Bose 901s


I wanted to set up a new man cave so I bought a new Samsung 3d TV and Yamaha 573 but couldn't make my Bose 901s play through the equalizer. So I took advantage of the Best Buy 30 day return policy and stepped up to the Yamaha Aventage 1020 with the...

Straightforward controls made set up easy enough. Sounds amazing

May have gone a little over budget, don't tell the Missus

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Solid traditional 2 channel amp


While all the rage is 7.1 systems, you cannot get accurate sound reproduction or true power performance unless you're willing to invest several thousand dollars. Simple logic would indicate that a 7.1 system costing $500 cannot provides the same...

Good sound quality

The instructions regarding changing the impedence switch (located on the back of the amp) are confusing

Consumer review by:

Best Amp


Best Amp in Stereo. Can be used with all input devices.

Consumer review by:

Yamaha AS500


bought this amplifier based on it's favourable review in What Hifi? to replace my ageing Denon PMA 720 a 90 wpc monster of an amp which has served me well for nearly thirty years until it finally gave up the fight for life a couple of months ago. First...

Consumer review by:

Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier


At 85 watts a channel continuous it will drive almost anything you have for a speaker system. It's controls, although unspectacular in appearance more than do the job. I have it set on the direct cd setting and it makes you think concert hall. If you...


Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No