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Yamaha R-S500

Yamaha R-S500
alaScore 90

229 reviews

Nov, 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 R-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 229 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Yamaha R-S500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Yamaha R-S500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha R-S500BL Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (Black)Yamaha R-S500BL Stereo Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Consumer review by:

works well with my speakers


good for my use

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

Consumer review by:

YAMAHA R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver


Yamaha -- not much else to say. great sound, easy to use and it shipped quickly

only con is radio station set-up as I need the manual to add stattions to pre-set but I can't believe this is the only receiver to have this issue, nor me be the only user with this "issue" minor as it is


Consumer review by:

A good receiver for non audiophiles.


Yamaha makes great products and I own many. I bought this receiver to replace a receiver that got too old (25 years). I was left a little wanting when I tested it out. The sound was a little brittle. And the lack of power was a problem for me. I wanted...

price is good for what it offers

Limited sound quality. Not a lot of power

Consumer review by:

another great Yamaha receiver


My previous Yamaha gave me 13 years of daily use and it was time for an upgrade when one the speaker channels began to short out. I use it at least 5-7 hours daily so it owed me nothing. I love this new model. It has the same features as my previous...


Consumer review by:

Love it


Overall a great receiver for a home stereo system. Has plenty of options to allow it to work with both current and older components. Great sound quality.

Same great sound & features as my 30 year old Pioneer receiver

wish the remote would work with my other Pioneer components but it doesn't

Consumer review by:

Yamaha R-S500 AM/FM Receiver


If you love classical music CD's this is for you. Power, clarity, timbre and atmosphere; puts my old Marantz to shame. Makes my 30 year old Technics speakers sound like a state of the art system. There's also receptacles for a second set of speakers in...

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No


Ethernet: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No