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Yamaha R-S500

Yamaha R-S500
alaScore 87

286 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of Yamaha R-S500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 286 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Yamaha R-S500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 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 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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

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Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: hagar (

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

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: vickiwago (

Great product!


This is a great product! Easy to use, great quality and price! Highly recommend it!

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: newyorklady (

ample sound for medium sized room


Started with a cheaper Yamaha model and traded up to this one. A good idea. This has MUCH better sound.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: mjhanson (

Awesome amp


I've been an avid Onkyo guy since I started buying AV equipment way back in the day and they have served me well. After my last one finally bellied up I did exhaustive research to find a replacement and settled on the R-S500. Most audiophiles will tell...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: netgearuser1 (

Wonderful Reciever


Great receiver for the office or bedroom, crisp sound, easy to control eq, simple set up. Multi zone is a nice addition.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: LanceRomance (

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...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: LeatherRebel14 (

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...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: musicfun54 (

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.

Nov, 2013

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
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No