Yamaha AS701 (Black)

Stereo Amplifier

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With a mighty 100W per channel and the quality to match, the Yamaha AS701 packs a punch.

Powerful sound

Using high specification, custom-made components, the Yamaha AS701 has been designed to fill even the largest rooms with rich, dynamic sound. An uprated power supply with dual heat sinks ensures that the AS701 can produce a loud and punchy sound without the risk of overheating. Put together, these features give the 100W Yamaha a majestic sound with the scale and range of a much more expensive amp.

Sound first
The AS701 is constructed with Yamaha's ToP-ART and ART principles. Top-ART design ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical, with signal paths as short as possible. This results in the highest precision and lowest distortion. Complementing this is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Its reinforced casing and damped base reduce mechanical vibration, so improving the sound's precision and detail. A Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls for an even more detailed, true-to-life sound quality.

CD direct amplification
Taking Pure Direct sound one stage further than the AS501, the bigger Yamaha also comes fitted with CD Direct Amplification. Dedicated to the CD input only, once engaged, this optimises the input circuitry for a cleaner, tauter sound. Subtle detail becomes more apparent and the music sounds that bit more natural.

Digital inputs and Bluetooth
With hi-fi systems being asked to handle more and more digital sources, Yamaha has equipped the AS701 to cope with ease. It has both optical and coaxial digital inputs for your TV, CD player or other source with digital output. Taking this one stage further, 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 A-S701 comes with a broad range of other sockets. Five line level inputs, two recording loops and a phono input for your turntable, plus a subwoofer output make for plenty of options. There are two sets of separately switched speaker sockets and a headphone output too. A remote control that will also operate other Yamaha devices is also included.

With power matched by equal control, the Yamaha AS701 amplifier provides a winning formula.

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Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

With a mighty 100W per channel and the quality to match, the Yamaha AS701 packs a punch.

Powerful sound

Using high specification, custom-made components, the Yamaha AS701 has been designed to fill even the largest rooms with rich, dynamic sound. An uprated power supply with dual heat sinks ensures that the AS701 can produce a loud and punchy sound without the risk of overheating. Put together, these features give the 100W Yamaha a majestic sound with the scale and range of a much more expensive amp.

Sound first
The AS701 is constructed with Yamaha's ToP-ART and ART principles. Top-ART design ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical, with signal paths as short as possible. This results in the highest precision and lowest distortion. Complementing this is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Its reinforced casing and damped base reduce mechanical vibration, so improving the sound's precision and detail. A Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls for an even more detailed, true-to-life sound quality.

CD direct amplification
Taking Pure Direct sound one stage further than the AS501, the bigger Yamaha also comes fitted with CD Direct Amplification. Dedicated to the CD input only, once engaged, this optimises the input circuitry for a cleaner, tauter sound. Subtle detail becomes more apparent and the music sounds that bit more natural.

Digital inputs and Bluetooth
With hi-fi systems being asked to handle more and more digital sources, Yamaha has equipped the AS701 to cope with ease. It has both optical and coaxial digital inputs for your TV, CD player or other source with digital output. Taking this one stage further, 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 A-S701 comes with a broad range of other sockets. Five line level inputs, two recording loops and a phono input for your turntable, plus a subwoofer output make for plenty of options. There are two sets of separately switched speaker sockets and a headphone output too. A remote control that will also operate other Yamaha devices is also included.

With power matched by equal control, the Yamaha AS701 amplifier provides a winning formula.
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 Yes - MM
Power Amp In No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 270
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 100 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) 11.2
Wireless Connection No
XLR Inputs No
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like having prescription lenses - but for my ears! This A-S701 is the first Yamaha amp I've bought since the A-420 (25yrs ago but still in the loft as back-up) as I didn’t really care for their later models that much when it came time for me to indulge in a little non-essential upgrading 20+ years ago and I bought my much-loved Marantz PM66SE KI instead. However, as the Marantz has now developed a fault it meant that this time around it was definitely a required upgrade. Having tried all of the available alternative amps, in every shop within 20 miles, the only amp that caught me in any way was one on offer at £1,145.00 - well outside my chosen budget. Out of desperation and based (more or less) purely on it’s looks alone I wondered whether perhaps the Yamaha A-S701 might sound as equally desirable as it’s retro appearance suggested, but with the added advantage of modern-day digital inputs etc. Having nothing to lose, because of the safety-net that the "Remote Selling Regulations" provided me, I decided to find out and so I put a call in to the RicherSounds Telesales Team. When I came to unpack the A-S701 I couldn’t help but realise that this is a solid, heavy, beautifully made amp that seems to have been built by Yamaha to last for..well, forever really. The sound, even straight out of the box, proved to be more than a match for my much acclaimed PM66SE-KI and revealed previously unheard detail and placement that made me sit-up and take notice immediately. Spurred on by that initial revelation I then eagerly set about re-discovering all of my favourite CDs and was consistently gobsmacked each time by just how much I’d been missing. The Wharfedale 230s (to my ears) really seem to enjoy working with the A-S701 and albums that had always previously sounded just a little bit on the messy side suddenly snapped into sharp focus and the sound-stage projected well out into the room. A good example of which being that while listening to one of Burial’s tracks the ambient sounds underlying it seemed to be coming in from outside of the room and I had to actually get up and go see if it really was raining. For the very first time I could easily pick out separate instruments clearly instead of them being slightly lost in a wall of sound and I so threw everything I had at the Yamaha A-S701/Wharfedale 230 combo including albums from AIM, Apparat, Blue Nile, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian, JM Jarre, Steely Dan, Talk Talk, VNV Nation and The Waterboys - as well as loads of classical stuff including Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Max Richter, Schubert (Piano Sonatas) and was constantly left mesmerised by the new detail and depth of sound i was hearing. If I’d been trading up from a mini system I wouldn’t have been particularly surprised but moving up from an amp like the still sought-after (even faulty ones) PM66SE-KI, I was...big time!! I am now loving all my music all over again and in many cases it’s like listening to them for the first time and I can’t see me needing to upgrade again for any reason for many years to come - maybe never!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb amplifier for the price but..... Make no mistake, this is a superb amplifier for the amount of money asked for it. Built like a tank, the AS701 from Yamaha is solidly made and sounds wonderful. Why pay much more, if the facilities it has are what you like and need? Pure amplification without any unnecessary gizmos. Be warned, however, that the rear speaker terminals on this UK version will not accept banana plugs but bare wires only. Not a problem in itself, of course, but I did order some new plugs and cable with the amplifier and nobody at Richer Sounds warned me that I was wasting my money on the plugs, as they would not fit the amplifier. So full marks for the Yamaha but less than fulsome praise for Richer Sounds. This was a special order so I did not have the opportunity to see the amp before purchase.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well constructed & sound is as solid as build quality After delving into surround sound i decided my heart remained in stereo.i tried a number of other manufacturers & then a friend suggested yamaha.thank you buddy .considering budget i feel you would be hard pressed to find anything else to even come close at this price.sound,function & build quality are second to none!!!.as per norm,thank for all your help & patients at richer sounds.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power, pure sound and great value for the money I bought this product to replace an aging Sansui amplifier which after some 40 years use was on the blink. I read excellent reviews of the product and I have not been disappointed. At 100W per channel there is more than enough power to feed my power-hungry JBL Acquarius column speakers. The sound is absolutely pure and picks uo every detail. Even my old vinyl records sound fantastic. The Pure Direct switch is an excellent feature but take care to have the volume turned down before using the switch otherwise you risk blowing your speakers. The amplifier is great value for the money
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built to last! Fantastic amp.build quality is superb.loads of power and a great phono stage.far far better than a marantz amp that I also auditioned.a really powerful sound and great digital connections make this an absolute bargain.blasted some vintage ac/dc and thought bon scott was screaming in my ears! Now to try some prime motorhead OVERKILL OVERKILL! Buy this now!!!
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought this AMP 2 months ago. I replaced my old technics plus equalizer. I say only one thing, its very good build quality, its great for music and movies. Sound is very clear and strong its a real pleasure to hear it playing. I love the laudness funcion on it, I dont need equalizer any more. Highly recommend to anyone. Few words about the shop. Great service, quick and carefull about customers. Thank you richersounds!
Date published: 2015-02-14
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

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6 Year Supercare £49.90

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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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.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

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