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Yamaha - A-S801 320W 2-Ch. Integrated Amplifier - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally...

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    RufusLuke
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Picked up a pair of B&W 603s which are awesome I must say. But I picked up the Marantz 7012 as well to pair with them. I already had the 1403 which the B&Ws sounded good with but felt it was lacking the push needed for the speakers to open up without having to crank the 1403. Got the 7012 and was excited to hear what I was hoping for. Hooked it up and was thoroughly dissapointed to say the least. I love my 1403 and I wanted to like the 7012 but it didnt seem at all as "musical" as the lower powered 1403. I sat for days trying to fine tune the sound with the manual eq but nothing I did came even close to the sound of the 1403. Not to mention it seemed ridiculous having to eq every record/CD/bluetooth without ever really getting satisfying sound. The sound just seemed too processed, dull and lifeless. For movies and bells/whistles the 7012 is great but for music it was just dissapointing. Did some research and came across this A-S801. Brought back fond memories of my Fathers old Yamaha from the 80s as a kid. Rich warm pleasing full bodied sound. Decided to pull the trigger on the 801 and couldnt be happier. Plugged it in, put in the banana plugs, turned it on and right from the gate zero burn in the 603s came to life. Couldnt help but smile for the next 3 hours listening to it, still smiling for that matter. I swear the 603s are too. The best part was I didnt have to calibrate it and run Audyssey before hearing it. Just plugged it in and pressed play. Simple bass, treble and loudness knobs. Not to mention it looks purrty in silver. Long story short, if your looking for a great sounding musical amp under 1k, try out this 801. Plenty of clean power, no nonsense clear rich sound. And its getting better every day. Highly Recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What A Difference!

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    mikedas
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is the last 2 channel A+B AMP you'll ever need to buy. Unreal bang for the buck, literally and figuratively. Things i love: LOUDNESS CONTROL -as long as you're not in pure direct mode, this knob will make you love your blu ray movies again! I live in a condo and that was a major issue for me. Always turning the volume up and down and up and down. NO MORE! VOLUME KNOB AND OTHER SWITCHES/KNOBS The volume knob runs on a motor and reminds me of better days when way more people though hifi was cool. Now we live in the mp3 age : ( POWER -Cant even bring the dial above 20% without it being room shaking. For me this is amazing, coming from my hollow/weak sounding Onkyo NR727, where i had to have the volume above 45 to achieve short bursts of the same power from the Yamaha at 15%. USB DAC (ASIO) -unreal. Absolutely the cleanest digital source i've ever used. If you are buying this amp because of its usb dac, make sure you have Windows and install the driver. Also, make sure you have a media player software that can do ASIO. I use JRIVER MEDIA PLAYER which has a 30 day free trial and another 30 day trial extension. Very worth the money and has an awesome controller app you can buy for iphone (also very worth the money). The S801 replaced my Onkyo NR727 reciever. After spending time with the S801, I'm very embarrassed that i put up with that piece of junk Onkyo for so long! Setup: RP-600m, 12AWG wire bi-amp, Yamaha A-S801, WINDOWS 10 via USB DAC and JRIVER Media Player ASIO direct connection Things I Hate: Has this weird smell but its not like they made this in a perfume factory so i wont knock it for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp

    Posted
    Bruce
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great amp. I recently changed from a 3.1 surround system to a 2.1 stereo. The sound is excellent, it is very clean and detailed. The setup is simply plug and play. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to listen hd audio. This amp is more than capable of filling a large room with sound

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Amp, excellent design

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    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Looked at Marantz Onkyo NAD, and Soneys 2000 $ amps, and listened to many audio files expressing their opinions on U Tube, I finally came to my decision to purchase this Amp, and I’m happy I did! The silver version is beautiful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars

    Posted
    Frankie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Looks awesome, sounds awesome, happy with this amp that is solid quality. It sounded rough at first but got better and better until 2 hrs in and sounds beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp

    Posted
    Greg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Sounds awesome through Bluetooth devices. I have an audioengine B1 through optical. Klipsch F2s and a Polk PSW10. Steaming through my phone is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for entry audiophiles

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    hys33
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Power, warm tone, and beautiful vintage styling. This Amp is perfect for anyone getting into a 2 channel music setup. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking unit

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    mrsippy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The amp has pure clean sound. It can drive my 30 year old ADS 1290/2's with ease and with my Marantz turntable its back to vinyl listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Upgrade for Stereo Amplifier

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    JennyT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was a good upgrade our older Yamaha receiver/amplifier. The sound transmission is wonderful. Runs hotter than the old unit, and does not have AM/FM radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and value

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    Ginger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This amp replaced one I owned for years It worked well but was in need of an update. The Yamaha filled the position great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Equalizer

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    Softtail

    Good amp, cannot hook equalizer to it.and yes an equalizer does make a difference my pioneer from 1977 sounds so much betterwith the equalizer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Failed

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    Nightlady
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My amplifier came with a malfunction, so it needs to be replaced. I will wait until I get the replacement to give my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend