Yamaha A-S501 Stereo Amplifier

$899.00 $799.00

  • Digital audio inputs
  • Pure Direct Mode
  • ToP-ART

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Features

High Quality Circuit Design Based on the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) Concept 

The amplifier design technology from Yamaha is called ToP-ART which features an input to output with a direct symmetrical design. ToP-ART design and ART Base ensure optimum sound when processing and transmitting the audio signal. The signal is simple and direct, therefore it is less likely to be affected by noise and distortion. The left and right channels are organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for the highest signal purity. In addition, the ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base bottom chassis and a solid center bar provide high rigidity support and dampers vibration. These design innovations contribute to this amplifier's rich audio reproduction with abundant musicality.

High Quality Parts for Outstanding Audio Performance

Notice the custom made power transformer, custom made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one point grounding system, extruded aluminum heat sinks and other top quality parts to effortlessly handle demanding audio conditions. The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of this component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested for their sound properties.

Created by Rich Experience, Tradition and High Technological Expertise

Yamaha, with a long history of over 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for Hi-Fi components. The A-S501 is created by taking advantage of this rich experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of “Natural Sound” for reproducing all music as it really sounds, this amplifier is built with scrupulous care from its circuit design to basic sound production.

Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity

The Pure Direct mode causes the audio signal to travel the shortest possible circuit route, bypassing the buffer amp, the tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.

Continuously Variable Loudness Control 

The A-S501 also features a new analog loudness control on the front panel that uses electronic volume for higher sound quality which lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, this controls the balance of the low and high frequencies providing full tonal range at any volume level by compensating for the natural loss in the human ear at soft levels.

Gold Plated Terminals

Gold plated terminals ensure a high quality connection that prevents signal loss. The A-S501 has gold plated speaker and input terminals.

Digital Audio Input for TV and/or Blu-ray Disc™ Player

The A-S501 is equipped for digital audio inputs with an optical and digital coaxial input terminal. The optical is for receiving audio from a TV and the coaxial for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player. The audio stays in the digital domain giving you pure, pristine and dynamic sound for all of your entertainment sources.

Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth® Wireless Adapter (Optional Accessory)

With the YBA-11, you’ll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone or a PC. Thanks to the digital coaxial connection and the aptX® audio coding algorithm, you will enjoy wireless music streaming with optimum sound quality. You can also conveniently power the YBA-11 via the DC out connection on the rear panel of this amplifier. 

Speaker A, B or A+B Selection and Speaker Terminals for Two Systems

You can connect two separate speaker systems and hear them in different rooms at the same time. There are four terminals, so by just rotating a simple selector dial you can switch between the two pairs of speakers to play the selected source.

Subwoofer Terminal

A terminal for connecting a subwoofer is provided, allowing you to increase the bass output of your system for a more powerful sound with better overall sound quality.

Phono Moving Magnet Input Terminal

You can connect a turntable with a MM phono cartridge to play vinyl records. Get the best of both worlds whether listening to analog vinyl or the latest digital technology.

Simple Yet Sophisticated Design

With a beautiful, simple and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha Hi-Fi audio components, this amplifier also boasts an easy to operate layout. The aluminum front panel has a richly textured silver hairline finish. The control knobs are also of the same luxurious construction as used on our top end models.

Remote Control with Clean, Simple Design

The clean, simple design of the remote control provides easy to understand operation with a single hand. The design makes it simple to adjust inputs, volume and more. The unit has a sophisticated looking hairline finish that matches the design of the amplifiers. You can also use the remote to control a Yamaha CD player.

Rotary Encoder Input Selector with LEDs

The rotary encoder makes it quick and easy to select input sources. The luxurious hairline finish offers a nice tactile feeling. LEDs clearly show which source is selected so you can easily switch sources, even in a dark room.

Auto Power Standby

When Auto Power Standby is engaged, the amplifier will automatically shift itself into standby mode when a user function has not been executed in eight hours. This a great function if you forget to turn the amplifier off and it will help minimise power consumption when the unit is not in use.

Description




Features

High Quality Circuit Design Based on the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) Concept

 

The amplifier design technology from Yamaha is called ToP-ART which features an input to output with a direct symmetrical design. ToP-ART design and ART Base ensure optimum sound when processing and transmitting the audio signal. The signal is simple and direct, therefore it is less likely to be affected by noise and distortion. The left and right channels are organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for the highest signal purity. In addition, the ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base bottom chassis and a solid center bar provide high rigidity support and dampers vibration. These design innovations contribute to this amplifier's rich audio reproduction with abundant musicality.

High Quality Parts for Outstanding Audio Performance

 

Notice the custom made power transformer, custom made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one point grounding system, extruded aluminum heat sinks and other top quality parts to effortlessly handle demanding audio conditions. The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of this component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested for their sound properties.

Created by Rich Experience, Tradition and High Technological Expertise

Yamaha, with a long history of over 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for Hi-Fi components. The A-S501 is created by taking advantage of this rich experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of ���Natural Sound��� for reproducing all music as it really sounds, this amplifier is built with scrupulous care from its circuit design to basic sound production.

Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity

The Pure Direct mode causes the audio signal to travel the shortest possible circuit route, bypassing the buffer amp, the tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.

 

Continuously Variable Loudness Control

 

The A-S501 also features a new analog loudness control on the front panel that uses electronic volume for higher sound quality which lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, this controls the balance of the low and high frequencies providing full tonal range at any volume level by compensating for the natural loss in the human ear at soft levels.

Gold Plated Terminals

 

Gold plated terminals ensure a high quality connection that prevents signal loss. The A-S501 has gold plated speaker and input terminals.

Digital Audio Input for TV and/or Blu-ray Disc��� Player

 

The A-S501 is equipped for digital audio inputs with an optical and digital coaxial input terminal. The optical is for receiving audio from a TV and the coaxial for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player. The audio stays in the digital domain giving you pure, pristine and dynamic sound for all of your entertainment sources.

Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth�� Wireless Adapter (Optional Accessory)

With the YBA-11, you���ll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth�� compatible mobile phone or a PC. Thanks to the digital coaxial connection and the aptX�� audio coding algorithm, you will enjoy wireless music streaming with optimum sound quality. You can also conveniently power the YBA-11 via the DC out connection on the rear panel of this amplifier.

 

Speaker A, B or A+B Selection and Speaker Terminals for Two Systems

 

You can connect two separate speaker systems and hear them in different rooms at the same time. There are four terminals, so by just rotating a simple selector dial you can switch between the two pairs of speakers to play the selected source.

Subwoofer Terminal

A terminal for connecting a subwoofer is provided, allowing you to increase the bass output of your system for a more powerful sound with better overall sound quality.

Phono Moving Magnet Input Terminal

You can connect a turntable with a MM phono cartridge to play vinyl records. Get the best of both worlds whether listening to analog vinyl or the latest digital technology.

Simple Yet Sophisticated Design

 

With a beautiful, simple and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha Hi-Fi audio components, this amplifier also boasts an easy to operate layout. The aluminum front panel has a richly textured silver hairline finish. The control knobs are also of the same luxurious construction as used on our top end models.

Remote Control with Clean, Simple Design

 

The clean, simple design of the remote control provides easy to understand operation with a single hand. The design makes it simple to adjust inputs, volume and more. The unit has a sophisticated looking hairline finish that matches the design of the amplifiers. You can also use the remote to control a Yamaha CD player.

Rotary Encoder Input Selector with LEDs

The rotary encoder makes it quick and easy to select input sources. The luxurious hairline finish offers a nice tactile feeling. LEDs clearly show which source is selected so you can easily switch sources, even in a dark room.

Auto Power Standby

 

When Auto Power Standby is engaged, the amplifier will automatically shift itself into standby mode when a user function has not been executed in eight hours. This a great function if you forget to turn the amplifier off and it will help minimize power consumption when the unit is not in use.

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  • Digital audio inputs
  • Pure Direct Mode
  • ToP-ART
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899.00
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A-S501
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz) 85 W + 85 W (0.019% THD)
Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, for Europe) 120 W + 120 W
High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 130/150/185/220 W
Damping Factor 240
Frequency Response 10 Hz-100 kHz +/-1.0 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz) 0.019% (50 W/8 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD) 99dB (input shorted, 200 mV)
Audio In / Out 8 / 2
Digital Input Yes (optical / coaxial)
Subwoofer Out Yes
DC out Yes
Pure Direct Yes
ToP-ART Yes
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby) Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 151 x 387 mm; 17-1/8” x 6” x 15-1/4”
Weight 10.3 kg; 22.7 lbs.
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What is Covered? The warranty covers all defects in materials or workmanship for the duration of the product warranty and is in addtion to the protection conferred by law. We will pay all labour and material costs for items covered under this warranty, provided the repairs are carried out with our approval by a Yamaha Australia Service Centre. Yamaha will, at its option, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty which becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform within this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labour or materials. However, our warranty excludes: Products purchased from someone other than an authorised Yamaha Music Australia Audio Visual dealer. Damaged caused by accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper operation or failure to follow instructions contained in the owner's manual. Speakers, that upon inspection have found to be damaged as a result of excessive power or overload. Damaged caused by fluctuations in the electrical current. Damage resulting from repair, or attempt to repair, by someone other than a Yamaha Australia Service Centre. Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed. The replacement of parts necessitated by normal wear and tear. Freight and removal / installation costs. What you must do to obtain Warranty Service in Australia Yamaha Audio Visual equipment requiring warranty service must be taken to Todd's Hi Fi or your nearest Yamaha Authorised Service Centre. The warranty on this product is not applicable outside of the country of purchase.
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A-S501
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz) 85 W + 85 W (0.019% THD)
Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, for Europe) 120 W + 120 W
High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 130/150/185/220 W
Damping Factor 240
Frequency Response 10 Hz-100 kHz +/-1.0 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz) 0.019% (50 W/8 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD) 99dB (input shorted, 200 mV)
Audio In / Out 8 / 2
Digital Input Yes (optical / coaxial)
Subwoofer Out Yes
DC out Yes
Pure Direct Yes
ToP-ART Yes
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby) Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 151 x 387 mm; 17-1/8” x 6” x 15-1/4”
Weight 10.3 kg; 22.7 lbs.
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