|Power Per Channel (8ohms)||200W|
|Warranty length||2 Years|
4Ω Max Power (1kHz, 0.7%): 140+140W
8Ω Max Power (1kHz, 10%): 100+100W
8Ω Dynamic Power: 125
6Ω Dynamic Power: W/150
4Ω Dynamic Power: W/165
2Ω Dynamic Power: W/180 W
Freq Resp: 10Hz–100kHz(0 ± 0.5/3.0dB)
THD (CD, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.2%
SNR (CD): 100 dB (S: 500 mV)
Input Sensitivity (CD): 500 mV/47kΩ
Standby Power: 0.5 W
Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 141 x 333mm
Weight: 6.7 kg
Yamaha A-S201 is a superb value fully-featured Yamaha integrated amplifier, offering an internal phono stage for vinyl playback, a headphone socket and a taste of Yamaha's excellent hi-fi quality without costing the earth.
- Yamaha sound quality with rich tradition and technological expertise
- Pure Direct Mode for greater sound purity
- Simple and sophisticated design
- Phono MM terminal for vinyl playback
- Screw-type speaker terminals
- Speaker selector and speaker terminals for two systems
- Simple design remote control
- Headphone terminal
Yamaha Sound Quality
Yamaha, with a long history of 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for HiFi components. The A-S201 was created by taking advantage of this rich experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of “Natural Sound”, for reproducing all music as it really sounds, and built with scrupulous care from circuit design to basic sound production, even though an entry model it reproduces high sound quality and musically rich sound.
High-Quality Circuit Design
The A-S201, with 100W × 2 high drive power that's above its class, has a high sound quality design that minimises the length of signal routes and optimises the circuit layout. Positioning the power transformer near the power amp circuit reduces power loss while improving peak power supply capacity to enable high volume output. The signal ground and power supply ground are connected at one point, eliminating mutual interference to achieve a higher S/N ratio. The result is sound filled with clarity and a feeling of openness.
Pure Direct Mode
Engaging the Pure Direct Switch causes the audio signal to bypass the control circuits for bass and treble, balance and the back buffer amp. This improves sound quality while maintaining full output capacity. Shortening the signal route improves sound purity, helping to reproduce even the most delicate musical nuances.
Simple & Sophisticated
The A-S201 inherits the simple and sophisticated design style that Yamaha HiFi audio is famous for. With an elegant hairline finish, it harmonises beautifully with other HiFi audio equipment. The operating buttons and volume knobs also show our commitment to simplicity and ease of use.
Phono MM Terminal
The A-S201 has one MM phono input terminal for connecting a record player. A total of five input terminals mean it can be as the central unit for different types of audio systems. And its large screw-type speaker terminals provide firm connections with thick speaker cables.
A power management function automatically cuts off the power (switches to standby mode) when the amplifier has not been operated for a long time. It can be set to 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours, or off. In addition, power consumption during standby is only 0.5W, achieving good energy saving performance.
4 Dec 2013I bought this to replace an old Rotel amp. I really wanted an Yamaha A-S500 and wasn't expecting much for the money but straight from the box its clear this is a quality bit of kit. Solidly made and very well finished with some nice details. Does everything you want a good budget amp to do and no more, bass and treble controls are useful if needed but the "Pure Direct" bypasses these for purity and the best sound. I'm using these with B&W 685 speakers and it sounds fantastic. If you're worried over the low price, don't hesitate as you won't be disappointed.