Yamaha AS201 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 72.
Yamaha AS201 (Black)
£199 Our price history: £249 from 20/04/22 to 26/05/22
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100W per channel
With 100W per channel, the AS201 is one of the most powerful amplifiers in its class. Details such as placing the power transformer close to the power amp circuit, for low signal loss, helps the AS201 produce a powerful and dynamic sound. If you've got a larger than average room to fill, or difficult speakers to drive, the AS201 should be your main contender.
Yamaha's 'Natural Sound'
Based on Yamaha's concept of 'Natural Sound', the AS201 has been designed from the outset to sound evenly balanced and realistic. Only with painstaking attention to detail, such as connecting the signal and power grounds at one point to eliminate mutual interference, is this possible. Its higher signal-to-noise ratio means you hear more of the music and less distortion. For an even more detailed, true-to-life sound, the Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls.
Plenty of features
Powerful sound is one thing, but where the Yamaha A-S201 really scores is in combining this with an equally impressive range of features. The AS201 comes with a built-in MM phono stage, allowing easy connection of a turntable, plus four other RCA inputs plus an audio output. Two independently switchable speaker outlets are also present for running another set of speakers in a second room.
For an amp that gives you more, the Yamaha AS201 is a powerful bargain.
Analogue RCA Inputs
Yes - MM
Speaker Sets FILTER
Frequency Response (Hz)
10 - 100,000
100 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
435 x 141 x 333
Rated 5 out of 5 by rabbit 2010 from Yamaha as201 beautiful sound ,been using it everyday since it arrived.great piece of equipment.could not be happier with this ,great advice again thanks Richer sounds.
Date published: 2022-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by John18 from Great sound I bought this amp to purely listen to music and I’m not disappointed, goes with the fyne speakers. Well recommend by Simon at Glasgow office
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim_C from Fab Amp! Great sounding amplifier, enough inputs to suit my requirements and a fine sounding phono stage.
Date published: 2022-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich1975 from Deep clear sound I bought this 2 weeks ago and am loving the sound it produces. My vinyl has never sounded better. Deep, clear full sound and the bass is superb. A winner
Date published: 2022-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Classic looking and a great sound I had no idea what I needed but was recommended this by the store it was easy to set up, sounds amazing and so easy to use
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thujopsis from Impulse purchase pays off. Only had this a month, paired with some Wharfedale bookshelf speakers and a Pro-Ject deck, but it sounds pretty good to this elderly chain saw operator's aging ears.
Date published: 2022-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by nigbrimley from It did what I needed it to do giving me more watta I purchased it two weeks ago. After ordering it arrived on time the next day.
Date published: 2021-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikebonurelli from Great piece of equipment I bought this for my son who’s a vinyl afficiando at 20yrs. A great stepping stone to a higher spec bug a great entry level amp
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Louie_B from Great sound and more boom for your money! Very pleased with this. I had a 15 year old Cambridge, which really didn't sound that great. This was the same price as the new Cambridge, but a lot more boom for your bucks! - Go for this if you need a great sounding amp and one that is a cheaper option.
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by David 58 from Clear and simple When my 20 year old hi fi amplifier stopped working I went looking for a replacement. Happy with a recently purchased Yamaha CD player I looked at this one. Oh my how sound and technology has improved! This amplifier does what it does satisfyingly well and sounds great.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Orca from Looks good and sounds great I bought this amplifier because it comes with a remote control, so that I could use it with my TV. It looks good, is very simple to use and sounds great. Would definitely recommend it to others!!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fruitymuffin from Bargain and cannot fault Great amp,quality is good,features,good remote,sound quality fine. A steal at this price
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from great sound it replaces my leak integrated amp which was over 30 years old and just packed up. the Yamaha amp I use in a small back room when I cant play my main system in my lounge because the family is watching the tv, it powers a pair of goodman maxin 2 speakers, sony cd player, leak 2300 tuner, very pleased with the sound im getting from these.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by jposhw from everything I wanted in my price range. I am very pleased with this amplifier, it gives excellent sound reproduction on all types of music.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy2502 from Great value amplifier Bought this amp about a month ago to replace a 12+ year old Cambridge Audio amp (also from Richer sounds). My initial reasons for buying this amp were the headphone connection and the mm phono stage. It is currently connected to a Cambridge Audio Azur cd player and TDL speakers, havent bi-wired these yet as i ordered the wrong speaker cable. Overall sound quaility is very good and it appears to reveal good detail at the highend and bass is nice and clear. Always use Pure Drive setting and listening to music through headphones is a pleasing experience. Volume settings seem to need to be up quite a bit, but im used to 0-10. A great piece of equipment for anyone wanting an entry level/basic amp at a great price.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Olla from Solid amp I had a long standing Sherwood unit I picked for free that had given out. With 10inch PA speakers I needed a powerful amp but didn't want to spend the money on very high spec amps. This unit was a great compromise between power, quality and price. Well built and aesthetically pleasing I'm very pleased with the unit. The remote is also good and can be used for other Yamaha units if you have/get them.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fimm from Great Amp Very happy with my purchase! My hifi needed help and I suspected a channel had blown on my old Sherwood amp. I installed the new Yamaha amp, attaching deck, cd etc and it sounded great. It's given the hifi components a new lease of life. In fact its the best the system has ever sounded. Great value and a tight powerful sound. Best affordable amp choice!
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Les46 from More remote This is a Christmas present from my wife so I have to be patient, l have had a Yamaha AX-9 for many years and am looking forward to using the new features on this one. The item was delivered on time and well packed roll on Christmas.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkdnsr from Understated looks great sound Really happy with the sound and looks great too, great value amp
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr average from PACKS A PUNCH Recent addition to my setup with tibo dab tuner and wharfedale diamond speakers the sound quality is more than i expected. Crisp and clear on classical tracks and packs a punch on dance tunes, i am well chuffed and to top it all excellent build quality
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by RodB from Yamaha AS201 (black) 100W+100W amplifier Amazing value amplifier with phono input for turntable in addition to the usual CD, tuner and line inputs as well as record/playback RCA connections. I particularly like the sophisticated light-touch button controls for bass, treble, A/B speakers selection and input choice, which are all displayed alphanumerically in the LED display panel. Only the volume control is a large rotary knob with quality feel that rotates twice through 720° between 0 and MAX (=100). There's also a button for 'PURE DIRECT' that circumvents the tone controls. That you get these features and a remote control with 100 Watts per channel of impressively clear, detailed and naturally balanced sound makes this an outstanding bargain, especially taking into account the Richer Sounds saving of £50 on the £219 RRP.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benchmonster from Budget amp but big on sound I bought this to replace a Marantz 6010ose KI Signature (a fantastic amp back in the day) that gave up the ghost. I was on a budget and didn't want to spend too much money - it's a basic model but does everything I wanted but the biggest supprise was the punch - I've got it set up with Bose speakers and a basic Teac TN100 turntable - in small room the sound is fantastic - everyone and I mean everyone comments that they cannot believe the sound of this basic system, its crisp and deep with a rich sound. Maybe the size of the room lends itself to this setup but im sure I could have spent twice as much and it wouldn't sound any different. The guys in the Southgate shop were really helpful and didn't try to up sell me something I didn't need. Would recommend to anyone in the market for a budget system that sounds way above the price ticket!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitmat from Yamaha amp A lovely warm amp and an input for a record player all for a ridiculously low price. I'm a happy bunny.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan uk from A Nice bit of kit After my faithful old Nad gave up the ghost after 30 years I wanted an inexpensive replacement . The Yamaha has been a really good purchase . I`m a big fan of sonos around the house and therefore the amp doesn`t get as much use as it did but when I play the sonos through it, wow. I like bassier sounds and this bit of kit handles it all beautifully . Great price and good service from Watford .
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by willb from If you want to replace your old amp give this one a look A simple to setup and use amp that packs plenty of output power and a phono preamp for those older record decks for the price this is a great product. To add I would like to say that the staff at Reigate branch were very friendly and helpful.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arivaarchie from good service and a great replacement product Purchased this amp as a replacement for my Marantz PM4000 which had finally died. I needed an amp in the £200 range which has a phono input for my turntable, also still have a tape deck (i'm in my 40s!) radio and CD connection. The extra input is useful for a connection to my ipod. I had a choice of about four amps at Richer sounds and the Yamaha appeared the best option. This amp has a far greater Watt output, and you can tell. I like dance and house music and this amp seems to really like this type of music. Well happy with it so far..
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keith15 from Excellent value for the money. Very good buy, excellent sound reproduction, looks good and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by vinylreviver from Really great sound Needing to revive my vinyl and having just bought a very basic Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1 from Richer Sounds the week previously (and lovely though it was) I quickly concluded that at 20w/ channel it didn't really have sufficient power. (I'm running a pair of old JPW mini monitors..also from RS about 20 years ago) So I went back a week later and RS were quite happy for me to trade up and recommended the Yamaha AS 201. Whilst it's not the smallest piece of kit, reasonably basic functionality I couldn't be happier with it. It's well built, clear and loud and at 100w/channel it does everything I need it to and more. I don't think I've gone beyond 50%volume yet. Very satisfied with it.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by russmoll from excellent amplifier excellent budget amplifier easy to install with great sound quality
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nitmoi from Sounds much better than the duff one I replaced. Very loud very clear. Remote is OK but you have to keep track of all the blyddi remotes!
Date published: 2017-03-03