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Yamaha A-S501 Integrated Amplifier with DAC

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Excellent amplifier with onboard DAC with 2 digital inputs (coaxial and optical), along with 6 RCA inputs, a headphone amplifier and powerful 85W per channel.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs

- Min Output (8Ω, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 85 + 85 W 
- Max Power (4Ω, 1kHz, 0.7%): 120 + 120W
- Power/Ch (8/6/4/2Ω): 130/150/185/220 W
- Damping Factor: 240
- Freq Response: 10 Hz-100 kHz +/-1.0 dB
- THD (CD, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.019% (50W/8Ω)
- SNR (CD): 99dB (input, 200 mV)
- Audio In/Out: 8 / 2
- Digital Input:  Yes (Optical/Coaxial)
- Subwoofer Out: Yes
- DC Out: Yes
- Pure Direct: Yes
- ToP-ART: Yes
- Standby Power: 0.5W
- Power Management: Yes
- Dimensions (WHD):  435 x 151 x 387mm
- Weight: 10.3 kg

Product Description

Yamaha A-S501 Integrated Stereo Amplifier looks great and sounds great, and it includes an excellent DAC with two digital inputs. The A-S501 is designed for excellent sound reproduction and is incased in a beautiful shell, utilising Yamaha's contemporary amplification technology - ToP-ART. This amplifier is a step up from the A-S301, and has a number of extra features.

What is ToP-ART?

The Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier benefits from the circuit design based on the acclaimed ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) concept. The ToP-ART technology guarantees best sound reproduction; when processing and transmitting the audio signal in a direct and simple manner, there is less chance of it being affected by noise and distortion.

ToP-ART has Direct Symmetrical Design for the input to output, with the channels organised symmetrically for the highest signal purity. Furthermore, A-S501 features an ART Base (Anti-Resonance and Tough) bottom chassis and a solid centre bar, which results high-rigidity support and vibration damping. Put together all of these design innovations contribute to this amplifiers’ rich audio reproduction with abundant musicality.

Features & Functions

Yamaha's has a reputation for producing high-quality components, and they continue to maintain their reputation with the A-S501. The A-S501 has custom-made power transformer, custom-made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one-point grounding system, aluminium extruded heat sinks that can effortlessly handle demanding audio signal conditions.

The quality of each individual component, and how they connect determines the sound quality of any whole unit. Yamaha always use high quality parts, that have been individually selected and tested for their equipment, and this is continued with this amplifier. The AS501 has Yamaha's Pure Direct mode, which increases audio purity, and it has a digital audio input, and terminals for two separate speaker terminals, a subwoofer output and a phono MM.

Bluetooth Connection

The addition of the YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter means you can stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth enabled device. With the digital connection and Bluetooth, you can wirelessly stream with optimum sound quality. For your convenience you can power the YBA-11 from the DC-out connection on the rear of the amplifier.

What sets it apart from AS-301?

The addition of gold-plated speaker, RCA and coaxial terminals ensures high quality connections that prevents signal transmission loss. 

Plus, the A-S501 is fully set for digital audio, having optical and coaxial digital terminals. The optical is great for TV audio, and the coaxial for audio from a Blu-ray player. The benefits of utilising digital is that the audio stays in the digital domain, which results in a clean dynamic sound, from a multitude of TV programmes, sports matches, movies, or concerts.

Why the Yamaha A-S501?

- ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology)
- I/O in/output designed to be 'Direct Symmetrical'
- ART (Anti-Resolution and Tough) Base
- Bespoke power transformer / 12,000uF capacitors
- Aluminum-extruded heat sinks
- High output power: Dual 120W (max) or 85W (RMS)
- Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity
- Continuous Variable Loudness Control
- Speaker/RCA and coaxial terminals plated in Gold
- Digital audio inputs for TV or Blu-ray Player
- Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
- Simple but complex design (Alu front pane/knobs)
- Auto Power Standby

Customer Reviews

  • Robert Jones

    5 May 2017

    Great Amp...drives big r small speakers...Quality of sound is Amp is over two years old n sound better n better by the hour.
    Bass is tight n not to boomy..midrange clear n detailed..treble is clear not to bright once run in...what ever formatt you put through CD..DAC..Minidisc it will give you thebresult you want at the price of Value for money Amp..pound per pound great Amp great sound great value.
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