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"Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2010. Yamaha cracks the budget stereo amp nut: a stunningly capable product"
Yamaha have spent a good deal of time ensuring that the A-S500 is one of the best sounding amplifiers in its class. First of all, they've separated the power supplies for the iPod dock from the main amplifier. This is to the benefit of both amplifier and iPod sound quality. Added to this, Yamaha have used a reinforced casing with substantial anti-vibration methods for a purer, more precise sound quality. Finally, a large power supply with dual heat sinks ensures that the AS500 can produce a punchy and dynamic sound without the risk of overheating. Put together, these features give the powerful, 85 watt Yamaha a majestic sound quality with the scale and range of a much more expensive amp. Detail and precision is pretty impressive, too.
Class-leading sound quality is one thing, but where the Yamaha A-S500 really scores is in combining this with an equally impressive range of features. In terms of inputs, the AS500 has a separate iPod dock, two recording loops and a phono input for your turntable. More unusually in a stereo amplifier, there's also a subwoofer output. There are two sets of, separately switched, speaker sockets and a headphone output. A remote control that will also operate other Yamaha devices is included, too. An independent record output and a tone bypass for purer sound quality complete the spec.
Finished in Yamaha's retro yet timeless A-S design, the A-S500 is not only built to last but built to look good for years to come.
With good looks, class-leading sound quality and features, the Yamaha A-S500 has got it all!