Rated 5 out of 5áby engineer fantastic product,fantastic staff, service and price!!!
Very pleased with the whole experience in bristol richer sounds,could not do enough to please you,they went above and beyond,thankyou will be recommending to family and friends without hessitation!!!
12 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby CWMM Cracking bit of kit
My old Arcam Alpha 7 was struggling to drive some new floorstanders without overheating, so this was a choice based on power output, reviews and price.
Really surprised with the additional clarity that the amp delivers over my old one - you can hear things in the music you couldn't previously, so a definite improvement in sound quality.
06 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby CHAT well worth buying
I have only had this Yamaha AS 500 Amp for a couple of days but myself and my wife were amazed with the sound straight out of the box. Bought it because my 20 year old trusty Kenwood Amp was struggling on one channel so it had to go. Nothing about the sound produced is overbearing it's a very relaxed detailed, likable listen. It manages to put everything in the right place, and the remote is a nice extra for the couch potatoes among us, me included. There are better Amps out there, but at a few pence less than ú180, I doubt it at this price point, it's a steal at that price., I bought it on the strength of the reviews that I have read plus awards that it had won, plus also, on the advice of the guys at Richer Sounds and they appear to have steered me in the right direction, cheers guys. It's not the best looker, it's more functional and it is the sound produced that's the important thing. Music is once again alive and well and living in our house. Definitely recommended.
01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby robocup a rich clean sound
Pleased with amp so far but only used with old jbl xl300 speakers.
Much to my annoyance a day later Richer sounds were advertising this item for ú20 cheaper.
27 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Richard99 Excellent powerful amp
Bought as my ageing Marantz pm66 ki amp was sounding rough and then lost one channel so needed a new amp. I have tried other budget amps under ú500.00 inc a Marantz pm6004 and a Cambridge audio 650a and neither could compete with my pm66 ki so kept it until now amp finally had it, so bought this Yamaha as500 to see if it was any good.....well I have to say it really has surprised me the sound is very clean precise neutral and very easy to listen to, it is more powerful than expected more than any of the other amps I have tried. Yamaha seem to have put all the money in the right place under the hood where it counts, sound is much better than the price would suggest, the knobs and buttons feel plasticky but that's where the moneys been saved fine by me I don't listen to knobs and buttons.... in summary if you want a budget amp for under ú500.00 buy the Yamaha it will surprise you like it did me.
14 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby cranesb Excellent budget amp
Lovely bright sound from this budget amp. recommended by what hifi and i can hear why, and with Richer Sounds price can't be beat.
13 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Piques Great sound and quality product.
Bought as a replacement for a 22 year old Yamaha amp (AX 440).
Coupled with a Yamaha cd player and Panasonic tv this delivers a tight controlled sound with great definition. At this price you can't go wrong.
11 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Trev52 Great audio at such a low price.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this Yamaha AS500 amplifier which was bought as a replacement for my ageing Pioneer A400. You can colour the sound to suit your ears or press a a button marked "Pure Direct" to by-pass the bass, treble and loudness controls. For an amplifier that cost me under ú200 the detail and handling of music is outstanding. Another interesting feature is that whilst you can connect two sets of speakers or indeed bi-wire one pair, you can plug in headphones with the option of physically switching off the speakers. When used with quality headphones the detail that this amplifier achieves is stunning. It has been rather like rediscovering my music collection.
Most other reviews invite you to buy this amplifier, and so do I.
24 July 2014