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Yamaha - A-S501 240W 2-Ch. Integrated Amplifier - Black

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With ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology), this Yamaha A-S501 A-S501BL 2-channel integrated amplifier creates a direct signal path for clear audio transmission. Pure Direct mode delivers full-bodied, accurate sound reproduction.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • A-S501 240W 2-Ch. Integrated Amplifier
    • Remote
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Features


    240W maximum power

    120W x 2 @ 4 ohms, 1KHz, 0.7% THD for powerful sound. Also supports 170W RMS power (85W x 2 @ 8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.019% THD).

    Speaker A, B or A+B selection

    Plus speaker terminals for up to 2 systems allows you to connect to speaker systems in different rooms and easily switch between them or play the same audio in multiple areas simultaneously.

    ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology)

    Utilizes a direct signal path, ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base, solid center bar and custom-made power transformer to offer rich, high-quality sound.

    Pure Direct mode

    Bypasses the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls for pure sound.

    Plug-and-play setup

    Simplifies installation.

    Continuously variable loudness control

    Allows you to select a desired volume level, provides optimal tonal balance at most listening levels and compensates for natural loss at high and low frequencies when playing music at low levels.

    Compatible with YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (not included)

    So you can wirelessly stream music with crystal clarity from compatible audio sources.

    For additional information please see the Specifications Tab


    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Replacing a Yamaha Aventage RXA 1020 with 110W/C

      Posted
      Redd

      I was very concerned about the wattage difference 110 compared to 85. Not a concern it was evident upon turning it on. Driving a pair of Def Tech SM 55s, and sub out to a SVS PB 1000. The SM 55s are Bi wired to the 501. I enjoy stereo music most of all so I made the change. Gonna let my Sony Bravia do the switching and use the toslink for TV, Pandora, and all my TV apps, to the 501. I know no surrond. But I really hear a diiference in the 2 channel, this amp has punch, and even seems to give the SVS a bigger bite. Using a Marantz PM 5005 CD player to spin my digital music. The combo of the Marantz and the 2ch 501 is great. I have not hooked the toslink to the Bravia yet so I dont know how that is gonna work out. But as far as stereo music from a good source this is an up grade over the RXA 1020. I will miss the networking to my PC for my lossless digital music, but an XBOX 1 will fix that hooked to the Bravia then Toslink to the 501. The 1020 always sounded processed the 501 sounds real and hard, with presence. Thats it presence what we are looking for in music. I will follow up on the toslink when I hook it up. Great for stereo music lovers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very musical amplifier

      Posted
      HiFiFa

      I hooked up my A-S501 last week and have been playing music through it probably 30 to 40 hours. The amp seems to have finally settled in. For a few days the bass was weak and the imaging seemed off. Now it is pure joy. I have been using it in Pure Direct mode. My source is Spotify on my computer and my speakers are Tekton Lore Reference. Wonderful staging, the sound is very full and balanced. With my very efficient speakers the sound is very dynamic. Deep bass. Very accurate mids and highs. The amp seems very well built to do one thing. Play music.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value Amp

      Posted
      lovesabargain
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Replaced an old Harmon Kardon integrated amp and have been very pleased with my purchase. The focus on this device is the audio and less about video which is exactly what I was looking for in an amp. Have it driving a linear TT, internet tuner, CD jukebox, 2 Bose 601c loud speakers and pre-amp and it works like a champ! Loving it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome equipments

      Posted
      Chewy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Sound quality is amaizing ... Extraordinarily soud quality, very well engineered. A solid well constructed amplifier... I'm more than satisfied with this amp.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love simplicity and sound

      Posted
      Zibiquah
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Easy to use and delivers excellent sound, highly recommend this item.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good sound, good value for the money

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

      The sound is excellent. It really is great having blue-tooth. Very pleased with this amplifier.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great amplifier.

      Posted
      tommy
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Hooked the amplifier up and it improved my sound quality amazingly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pure clean sound

      Posted
      chaneyj
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This Yamaha amp is the truth, my vinyl lp sound new.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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