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The Yamaha A-S500 is an integrated amplifier capable of 85 watts per channel output.

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Pros

clear and dynamic audio, will satisfy audiophiles listening to multiple music styles

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high number of extra features generally found in higher-end, more expensive units (such as Pure Direct and Remote (IR) In/Out)

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good timing with video, rarely needs any adjustment at all

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can be plugged in and run without an intense setup and tuning procedure

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lots of power to the speakers, enough for any home environment

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audio resolution with compressed audio is strongly enhanced

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Cons

some loss in the transparency and dynamics with the phono stage

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The Yamaha A-S500 is an integrated amplifier capable of 85 watts per channel output. It features ToP-ART technology, an ART Base chassis, and dual aluminum heat sinks that all work together to ensure quality audio that is crisp and loud. Like its counterpart receivers from the R-S series, the A-S500 is compatible with TDS-12 wired and Y1D-W10 wireless iPod docks, not to mention a YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless audio receiver. Plus it’s also compatible with the T-S500 tuner. In fact, the supplied remote can control the tuner as well. Also supported is Indepent Zone 2 operation for second-room audio, and A/B speaker selection for placing speakers in a third room.

Features
  • Integrated Amplifier
  • iPod/iPhone/Bluetooth Compatible
  • Dual Aluminum-Extruded Heat Sinks
  • Gold-Plated Speaker Terminals
  • RCA In/Out Jacks
  • Pure Direct
  • Variable Loudness Control
  • ToP-ART Sound Quality Design
  • 12V Trigger Out
  • Remote (IR) In/Out
  • Speaker A/B and A+B Selection
  • T-S500 Remote (Optional)
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