Nice quality and nice sounding Yamaha A-S500 Stereo integrated amplifier, loaded with features, remote control, optional Yamaha Ipod Dock included, powerful 85 WPC, Top Art Technology, very nice phono section. See the description and features listed below. It has a few small scuffs and scratches on the side, nothing serious, well cared for, always inside. It sounds very nice, open, detailed, dynamic, extended, smooth and musical. This is a recent model with Yamaha engaging the 2 channel Audiophile community(Bravo to Yamaha). The shipping cost includes safe packing, insurance, prompt shipping and tracking number. This is a nice sounding amp, powerful, with lots of nice features, dead quite. Buy with confidence, see my feedback. Good listening, SonnY :)
A-S500 Integrated Amplifier
The A-S500 is designed for superb musical expression with high performance, outstanding power and sound quality combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction with gold–plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks and a center bar for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, for endless music enjoyment options.
Dual aluminum-extruded heat sinks ensure effective heat dissipation and help achieve crisp, clean sound
Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in/out jacks are durable and provide highest quality connections
Center bar reinforces the internal structure to further prevent vibration from affecting the sound quality
Pure Direct uses the shortest signal route for higher sound purity with low noise and transmission losses
Yamaha's exclusive continuously variable loudness control for listening at low volumes
Built-in iPod dock port has an independent power supply for extremely high S/N ratio
85 W x 2 high power output
ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology)
Aluminum-extruded front panel
Speaker A, B or A+B selection
Record out selector
Power management (auto power down)
Slim-design remote control
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4"
Speaker A/B and A+B Selection
Enjoy music in a second room! Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time.
The Look and Texture of Quality
Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs.
ToP-ART Sound Quality Design
ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration.
Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.
New Speaker Terminals
These high grade speaker terminals have gold plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion.
Highest Quality Parts
The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested.
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
Our ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response.
Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound
The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality.
Balanced System for Minimal Noise
An unbalanced interface is subject to common mode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality.
New Remote Control
The A-S500 has a slim remote capable of controlling the optional T-S500 tuner