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Yamaha R-S500

Yamaha R-S500
alaScore 91

228 reviews

Sep, 2014

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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.

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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

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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


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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

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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...


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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

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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...