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Yamaha Black 2-Channel Stereo Receiver - R-S500B

Abt Model: RS500BL | UPC Code: 027108936918
Yamaha - R-S500B - Audio Receivers
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$349.95  
75W x 2 High Power Output/ ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology)/ Pure Direct For Short And Direct Signal Path/ Continuously Variable Loudness Control/ Sirius Satellite Radio Ready/ 40-Station AM/FM Random Access Preset Tuning/ Zone 2 Remote Control/ Black Finish
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Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver, Model RS500BL

Superior sound stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction provide for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, SIRIUS Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and zone 2 control gives an assurance of total music enjoyment.

Key Features:

Zone Control

  • 12V Trigger Out (Control Out)
    The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible.

  • Remote (IR) 2 In/Out and Remote 2 In
    These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2.

  • 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 Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration.

  • Pure Direct
    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 silver 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 commonmode 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 Controls
    The R-S500 preset remote control is designed to make it easy to operate the receiver's many functions.

Features:

  • 75W x 2 high power output
  • 40-station AM/FM random access preset tuning
  • Speaker A, B or A+B selection
  • Pure Direct for short and direct signal path
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Rec Out selector
  • Power management (Auto power off)
  • Preset remote control

Specifications:

  • ToP-ART Technology: Yes
  • RMS Output Power: 75W x 2
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready: Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • Pure Direct Switch: Yes
  • THD: [0.04%]
  • Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A): 150 or more
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control: Yes
  • REC Out: Yes
  • Remote Controllable Master Volume Control: Yes
  • 40-Station Preset Tuning: Yes
  • Zone 2 Output: Yes
  • IR Ports: 1 In / 1 Out

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 17.125"
  • Height: 6"
  • Depth: 15.25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 22.5lbs
  • Shipping 29 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels2
Watts Per Channel75
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyYes (with adaptor)
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Input ConnectorsComponent, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Composite
Output ConnectorsComponent, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Composite
THX CertificationNo
Height6
Width17.13
Depth15.25
Weight22.5
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (17)
  • Great sound quality (13)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Simple controls (9)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (11)
    • Replacement (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
    • Upgrade (4)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (7), Audiophile (6), Tech savvy (6), Enthusiast (5), Technically challenged (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    The unit I have been looking for.

    By Big Moe

    from Greenfield, Wi.

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

      The receiver I have been looking for. Easy to set up. Easy controls especially the remote. If I can figure this out anyone can.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      A superb Upgrade

      By LastOstrogoth

      from Bonney Lake, WA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        I used this to replace a 20 year old Yamaha that was failing badly. Until I set this one up I did not realize how badly the older unit was failing. The sound is crisp and clean. I haven't even begun to push the volume as even at low volume settings the room is filled with sound. I am currently running four sets of speakers using an external switch to choose those speakers I want to use. Even when all four are being used there is no diminution of power.
        I am very pleased with the sound, with the ease of set up, and power output.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very happy

        By Jr.

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          Bought online from retailer. Very happy with my purchase. Easy set up and great sound.

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          • No

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          5.0

          a sleek new look to good SOUND

          By jdriver

          from Amarillo Texas

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy For Me To Add To
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            out of the box set up was easy even for me and adding to it is very simple and self explanatory

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            • No

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            5.0

            Just What was Expected

            By TattooLeather

            from Rocky Mount, North Carolina USA

            About Me Practical

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            Very easy to unpack, set up and install even in home made wood cabinets. This was installed into a black walnut dry sink with speakers on both sides of cabinet, and the Yamaha CD s300 cd player was added to it. Gives a great sound to an 18th century English dining room. No one knows where the music flows from behind the closed doors! Perfect size, and the control design are easy to use for people with neuropathy. Power output is excellent, and being able to save as many station settings is a positive plus! I bought this after studying other models and made the right choice.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            well designed and built

            By jrj

            from Kettering Ohio

            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

              From the "record out selector" to the many analog inputs (including phono) this receiver is the perfect match of design and build quality. Yes, the digital display only turns off with the "pure direct" switch turned on...not a big deal. Yamaha has remained a great source of quality audio gear and the RS 500 reflects that.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              clean sound-good value

              By geedee

              from murfreesboro, Tn.

              About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Cheesy Plastic Knobs

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

              This is a great choice in a small field of 2 channel receivers. Sound is very clean, no background noise whatsoever. An excellent value. Seems to be well made.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great tuner/amp

              By Paul

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems

                Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                This is to replace my beloved Sansui 800 circa 1969. I thought I would lose some of the analog "warmth" to which I was accustomed, but no. Excellent sound with a mix of old Marantz and new Polk speakers.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Yamaha fan

                from ringwood, ok

                About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality
                • The Finish Is Beautiful

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                  I love it! Call me old school but this is how music should sound! I have floor speakers (Pioneer 12" woofer 4 way) This amp makes those speakers sound better than ever. I was planning on new speakers after another pay check but no need!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome replacement

                  By The music Kid

                  from Middletown, CT

                  About Me Audiophile, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                  I purchased the R-S500 to replace my 30 year old Yamaha receiver that finally died. It was easy to set up and I found the iPod connection easy to make and easy to control.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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