Yamaha AS501 (Black)

Stereo Amplifier

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Following on from the award-winning AS500, the Yamaha AS501 offers the same great sound but now with even better connectivity.

Built for power

With a high specification, including custom-made components, the Yamaha AS501 has been designed to fill even the largest rooms with rich, dynamic sound. A large power supply with dual heat sinks ensures a loud and punchy sound without the risk of overheating. Put together, these features give the powerful, 85W Yamaha a majestic sound quality with the scale and range of a much more expensive amp.

Putting sound first
The Yamaha AS501 directly benefits from Yamaha's ToP-ART and ART construction, which ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical throughout the design and signal paths as short as possible. This meticulous attention to detail offers the highest precision and lowest distortion possible.

Quality construction
Complementing this circuit design is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Featuring a reinforced casing and damped base support to reduce mechanical vibration, it all helps improve the precision and detail of the sound. For the ultimate in audio purity, the Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls for an even more detailed, true-to-life sound quality.

Bluetooth plus digital inputs
With hi-fi systems being asked to handle more and more digital sources, Yamaha has equipped the AS501 to cope with ease. Optical and coaxial digital inputs are on hand to connect up your TV, CD player or other source with digital output. Add the optional Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth receiver and you'll be able to effortlessly link up your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth equipped device, giving you simple, wireless music streaming.

Plenty of connections
In addition to the digital connections, the AS501 comes with a wide range of other sockets. There are five line level inputs, 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.

With such a complete spec, the Yamaha AS501 is still very much the amp that has it all!

Click here for link to our blog review

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Following on from the award-winning AS500, the Yamaha AS501 offers the same great sound but now with even better connectivity.

Built for power

With a high specification, including custom-made components, the Yamaha AS501 has been designed to fill even the largest rooms with rich, dynamic sound. A large power supply with dual heat sinks ensures a loud and punchy sound without the risk of overheating. Put together, these features give the powerful, 85W Yamaha a majestic sound quality with the scale and range of a much more expensive amp.

Putting sound first
The Yamaha AS501 directly benefits from Yamaha's ToP-ART and ART construction, which ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical throughout the design and signal paths as short as possible. This meticulous attention to detail offers the highest precision and lowest distortion possible.

Quality construction
Complementing this circuit design is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Featuring a reinforced casing and damped base support to reduce mechanical vibration, it all helps improve the precision and detail of the sound. For the ultimate in audio purity, the Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls for an even more detailed, true-to-life sound quality.

Bluetooth plus digital inputs
With hi-fi systems being asked to handle more and more digital sources, Yamaha has equipped the AS501 to cope with ease. Optical and coaxial digital inputs are on hand to connect up your TV, CD player or other source with digital output. Add the optional Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth receiver and you'll be able to effortlessly link up your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth equipped device, giving you simple, wireless music streaming.

Plenty of connections
In addition to the digital connections, the AS501 comes with a wide range of other sockets. There are five line level inputs, 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.

With such a complete spec, the Yamaha AS501 is still very much the amp that has it all!

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Analogue RCA Inputs 5
Audio Outputs 2
Bluetooth Optional
Dimensions WxDxH 435 x 387 x 151
DLNA Compliant No
Frequency Response 10 - 100,000
Headphone Output Yes
Internet Radio Services No
Loudness Control Yes
MP3 Front Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Phono Input 1
Power Amp In No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 240
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 85 x 2
Pre Output No
Remote Control Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Sub Output Yes
Tone Controls Yes
Tuner Radio No
USB Input No
Weight (KG) 10.3
Wireless Connection No
XLR Inputs No
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Rated 4 out of 5 by from plenty of power The amp has plenty of power, more than enough to drive my 100w Kef cresta speakers. There are some great features on the amp with the pure sound option. It also has a output for a sub woofer. For what it costs its worth the money only thing that is a little bit of a shame is the the knobs feel a bit cheap.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthy replacement for my denon I was looking for a replacement amp after changing from a Denon AVR home cinema system. This amp ticks all the boxes excellent sound quality,with the ability to switch between 2 sets of speakers front room or kitchen.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Austere and effective This product does "what it says on the can". As long as you press the Pure Sound button, that is. Simple, straightforward. It is even better with the Yamaha subwoofer.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous value for the price. Over the years, I have had a few nice amplifiers, working for prestigious HI FI shops and owning and listening to some really expensive equipment. I am not saying that this little Yamaha is the best ever, however for £250 what more do you realistically need? The defining feature for me was the way in which the design does away with the usual potentiometer for controlling the volume. It uses a resistor ladder arrangement fed I believe by an optical sensor, much more accurate and with long term stability than even the best ALPS pots. It's ability to just amplify without restriction the source is capable of making me giggle at times and makes me realise that some equipment just sounds compressed in comparison. I do have some rather tasty studio monitors and fed by the Yamaha really sing, if you're looking for something wondreful that doesn't break the bank...buy one.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from YAMAHA AS501.... Buy a Marantz PM6005 or PM6006 instead. Bought the YAMAHA AS501 as was under the impression that I needed the extra output power provided in this amplifier. Rather underwhelmed. Left it on constantly for a week to aid quick burn in, but the unit didn't appear to open up at all. Rather narrow sound stage and ultimately missing detail. The Marantz PM6005 may have less power, but ultimately is a far superior sounding amplifier in real world terms.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gut quality sound and features . Im so happy with my choice for this amplifier. ! sincerely recommend it is worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing product Great quality of sound! The staff at the store really knew what to recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb product I was looking for an amplifier with specific features. Firstly I needed a phono input along with four further inputs for cd, DVD, tuners etc. Having a digital optical input also was a real bonus allowing me to connect with the tv for improved audio connection. Finally switched speakers a must.
Date published: 2017-03-12
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Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details