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Yamaha A-S500

Yamaha A-S500
alaScore 87

309 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 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. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 87/100 = 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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, 2016

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. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the design.

usability, price, reliability, size

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, 2016

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: 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: 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: Jazzpreacher (audioreview.com)

Yamaha A-S500BL Integrated Amplifiers

 

I like the Yamahas from the 1970's and also tried the A-500, which I found nice but a little 'grainy' in the long run. Since this amp won the Hi-Fi world budget award in 2010 and I found it second hand I decided to give it a try. No regrets. I like the...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: VernaT (bestbuy.com)

Birthday Gift

 

I don't know a lot about this type of electronic equipment but my husband asked for this item for his birthday & he is extremely happy with it.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Dougsat (bestbuy.com)

Excellent Sound - 2 channel winner for sure

 

If you are in the market for an old school 2 channel integrated amp look no further. I took a shot at this based on all of the other solid reviews out there. I was running an Older Nad preamp with a Rotel amp - not bad right? Well not bad but this new...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Toddtolces (bestbuy.com)

Excellent amp.

 

For the money, it's very hard to beat this amp. It specs out much better than higher priced competitors and has a dedicated phono jack because VINYL is back, baby! Sounds great with my old Fisher speakers ... But it'll sound even better when I jimp to...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: smt001 (bestbuy.com)

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.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Duane996 (bestbuy.com)

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...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: frazalam (bestbuy.com)

Best Amp

 

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

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

DLNA certified: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Multiroom: No
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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