Yamaha TD500 (Black)

DAB+/DAB/FM/AM Tuner

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Featuring a comprehensive specification plus Yamaha's usual strong attention to detail, the Yamaha TD500 is bound to receive a strong reception.

Multi-band including DAB and DAB+

Although not yet available within the UK, other markets have already adopted DAB+ and with it being standard on the T4030 you're covered for the future of digital broadcasting. It uses a higher quality MPEG-4 codec, similar to that found in the Apple iPod/iPhone, to give higher sound quality with reduced power consumption. The T4030 also features conventional DAB radio for full compatibility with current digital radio stations and FM analogue radio is also included.

Plenty of features
With 40 presets for DAB, 30 for FM and 30 for AM you're unlikely to ever run out of storage space, while its twin-line, 16-character display, is one of the clearest and most comprehensive readouts. The FM frequency is fitted with comprehensive RDS station tagging including Traffic Programme information. In addition to the analogue outputs there are both optical and coaxial digital outs for direct connection to a digital amplifier. Finally, the TD500 also comes with a neat remote control.

Superb construction
Using a complete metal case with aluminium front panel, the Yamaha TD500 is very well made. The immaculate external finish is matched by a similarly flawless internal design and construction quality, which not only ensures long-term reliability but also promotes low background noise levels and reduced distortion.

The perfect match for a Yamaha amplifier but also an impressive tuner in its own right, tune in to the Yamaha TD500 for the best in radio.

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Featuring a comprehensive specification plus Yamaha's usual strong attention to detail, the Yamaha TD500 is bound to receive a strong reception.

Multi-band including DAB and DAB+

Although not yet available within the UK, other markets have already adopted DAB+ and with it being standard on the T4030 you're covered for the future of digital broadcasting. It uses a higher quality MPEG-4 codec, similar to that found in the Apple iPod/iPhone, to give higher sound quality with reduced power consumption. The T4030 also features conventional DAB radio for full compatibility with current digital radio stations and FM analogue radio is also included.

Plenty of features
With 40 presets for DAB, 30 for FM and 30 for AM you're unlikely to ever run out of storage space, while its twin-line, 16-character display, is one of the clearest and most comprehensive readouts. The FM frequency is fitted with comprehensive RDS station tagging including Traffic Programme information. In addition to the analogue outputs there are both optical and coaxial digital outs for direct connection to a digital amplifier. Finally, the TD500 also comes with a neat remote control.

Superb construction
Using a complete metal case with aluminium front panel, the Yamaha TD500 is very well made. The immaculate external finish is matched by a similarly flawless internal design and construction quality, which not only ensures long-term reliability but also promotes low background noise levels and reduced distortion.

The perfect match for a Yamaha amplifier but also an impressive tuner in its own right, tune in to the Yamaha TD500 for the best in radio.
More Information
Auto tuning Yes
Connection for internet radio No
DAB Yes
Dimensions WxDxH 435 x 306 x 87
Eon Yes
RDS Yes
Remote Control Yes
Text Display yes
Tuner Radio DAB+/DAB/AM/FM
Weight (KG) 3.3
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seems to do what it should with little fuss Bought this recently for professional use testing DAB+. Can report that it does seem to decode DAB-Plus correctly at all the bit-rates we tested; from 32kbps to 96kbps in 8kbps increments. Differences between the ODR software encoder and a professional encoder based on Frauhofer code were readily apparent in most cases. Impossible to know for sure, but seems very likely the AAC+ decoder works 100% properly. THe S/PDIF output seemed to work fine. From memory there was a bit of bass rolloff at the analogue outputs, nearly -3dB at 20Hz, not a complete killer but not too clever either, hence we used S/PDIF into an outboard converter. (Almost certainly just capacitors a bit too small somewhere in there, a silly bit of corner-cutting). These are shipped preset to switch off automagically after 6 or 8 hours operation with no button pushes... rather annoying at first in pro use. However, this is easily corrected (defeated) via a menu as long as you have the dinky little remote control to hand. The signal quality meter did not seem to give much information as noted by other reviewers, but I did not spend any time evaluating it in detail, and have no other domestic sets to compare to. Some low-cost pro gear we use (Inovonics 662) certainly has much better metering. The whole presentation is little different to a typical 1980s or 1990s FM tuner, which is a bit disappointing in 2017. Built down to a price of course but the build quality seems acceptable, slightly above mid range. It should last if looked after and kept as cool as possible. Interfaces are basic but OK (F type for RF, unbalanced analogue and S/PDIF on phono sockets without gold plating, fixed mains cable). Did not detect anything horrible in the area of interfaces, mains hum seemed absent (below -75dB for sure anyway, so it should be!). At least a IEC mains inlet plus earth pillar, plus gold plated phonos (just to ensure solid connections over time), should be expected at this price point. DAB tuner DAC arrangements making any significant difference to the sound quality, in typical use? ... LOL! Highly, highly unlikely to be significant. There are for more grotesque things going on in the typical total DAB signal path than any need to worry about things like the final DAC. Typically, poorly set up and / or inappropriate broadcast audio processing, bitrate compressed and / or re-pre-de-compressed programme feeds, and inadequate DAB transmission bitrate will all be far more significant than anything going on in the receiver.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits well with my other Seperates First thing that struck me was the weight compared to my old Sony. Tuning was so simple too, virtually plugging into the power supply and away it goes. Sound quality is superb. Bright clear info. on the screen. Lovely little hand set which allows you to pre-set the radio stations to your listening priorities. This little darling punches above it's weight.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what I want it to do. This tuner was bought to replace an old FM/AM tuner. It was easy to set up and save presets. The DAB stations nearly all have strong stereo signals despite me using the short 'tree-like' wire for the digital aerial. There are two minor niggles for me. The first is that as the power lead has no earth it would have been helpful to have had one included in the box. Perhaps the lead connecting the tuner to the amplifier could have an earth wire in the outer cable as there is with my turntable. My second one is that the supplied digital aerial might be less intrusive if it were not covered in black plastic.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well This tuner works fine (which cannot be taken for granted). The sound seems to have a flat EQ, which is great, so much better than the current fad for excessive bass. Sensitivity is OK (at -98 dBm for DAB) but is lower than some tuners. There is no signal strength indicator for any band, which is something of an omission; the signal quality indicator (DAB) is fairly binary - only 100% guarantees bubbling-mud-free reception. The tuning aid feature, buried in the menu, attempts to offer signal strength per multiplex but is buggy and fails part way through. But this is no great problem as it is not a critical feature. In terms of user-friendliness, it is fair - the presets are not the easiest to navigate. But, overall, it works, and it sounds good, so gets a thumbs-up!
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yamaha TD500 I already had one of these in a 'separates' system, and it so outperformed the tuner in a second system it was only a matter of time before I bought another one. Superb clarity of sound and it seems to be less prone to DAB 'dropouts'.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamaha TD500 Brought this to replace my Denon tuner which has seen better days. Very good choice, this is a nice looking tuner and sounds great ! I'm playing it using my t v aerial for F M and is crystal clear. for the D A B side I have just used a pull areal I brought on line does not get all the stations but is ok for the ones I want. would get more stations if I had a roof aerial. This is a very good tuner glad I purchased it.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamaha TD 500 Tuner A well made product with excellent FM/AM reception but DAB reception rather disappointing
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy setup and good number of DAB presets but restrictive Mains power cable fitted. My reason for purchase was to replace my ageing Cambridge Tuner and, largely based on the positive reviews from previous purchasers, I opted for the Yamaha TD 500. My biggest gripe is with the twin wire mains cable fitted to the unit. It is 'hard wired' into the back of the unit, whilst most other other HI - Fi separates offer an IEC mains 'female' socket. This means you cannot fit your choice of 'quality' 3 wire mains cable if you wanted, perhaps by using a ''screened' mains cable fitted with a 'male' IEC socket, and terminating with a UK BS 3 pin earned mains plug. The 2nd issue is that the units fitted mains cable terminates with a European 2 pin wired plug, then inserted into a supplied 3 pin 'converter plug' , to fit UK 3 pin mains sockets. This means there is no 'earth' available for a 'screened' cable to work effectively, even though I have fitted a 3 pin socket to 'female' IEC adaptor to utilise a mains cable (screened) to supply mains power.
Date published: 2017-05-21
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