Yamaha Stereo Receivers are well known for delivering outstanding power, extended frequency response, versatility and exceptionally high-quality audio reproduction.
The Yamaha RS-500 Stereo Receiver has been designed with the music listener in mind, offering inputs for all your sources including a phono input for a turntable. You will find the traditional knobs - but in a retro kind of style - to control volume, bass, treble and balance.
ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.
High-Quality Power Amplifier: With 75 Watts of power per channel at 8 Ohms, the R-S500 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A and B speakers at the same time and the wide frequency response, 10Hz to 50kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of any source with two channel analogue outputs.
Variable Loudness: The R-S500 also has a continuously variable loudness control which can improve the depth in your favourite music particularly at low volume levels. There's also a Pure Direct mode which bypasses all unnecessary circuits like the tone circuits thus delivering the 'purest' sound possible. There's also a line-level output so you can add a Subwoofer to bring out the deep bass that most home speakers can't reproduce.
AM/FM Radio: The R-S500 has a built-in AM/FM tuner section so you can listen to your favourite stations. It has 40 presets so you can dial up your favourites via the remote control.
Note: The Receiver comes with an indoor AM loop antenna and an indoor FM wire antenna. These are pretty useless and may work if you have strong reception. So, you are advised to check this before purchase - other radios and previous experience may be a guide but it isn't a guarantee. The quality of AM (Amplitude Modulation) reception varies on your location; time-of-day; weather; station output and distance from the AM transmitter. FM (Frequency Modulation) typically has a range of 80km and is affected by hills and large buildings. An external or dedicated antenna will be required if you experience poor sound. The product is not deemed 'faulty' if you experience poor reception due to any of the above scenarios. And, the better or more costly the Receiver, the more the pronounced the problem can be. If radio, particularly AM Radio, is important to you, then consider connecting an optional AM antenna (Click here for PK AM Antenna Website for details) to achieve better AM reception, or buy a Network Receiver where you can enjoy over 100,000 stations (inc AM & FM) via the Internet. FM reception can be improved if you connect it to a TV antenna with FM capability.
Dual Zone Capability: The R-S500 allows you to play two different analogue sources in two zones. It has a pair of stereo preamp outputs for Zone 2. You can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied preset remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used.
Note: A separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system is required for Zone 2.
Whether you seek the perfect home audio amplifier, radio or the ability to connect an iPod dock Yamaha’s R-S500 is sure to please anyone who loves their music. No question it is just like their products from the 1970's when Yamaha ruled supreme in the world of hi-fi separates. It looks the same and sounds the same! However, it also allows you to share audio to another area of the home utilising the Zone 2 pre-outs and that's definitely a new feature! Speaker choice is wide and wonderful and we've listed a couple of recommendations below.
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- Design: AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Zone 2 capability
- Power Output: 75 Watts X 2 (Stereo) Into 8 Ohms (20-20kHz) At 0.04% THD
- 4-Ohm Capability Allows Use With A Wide Range Of Speakers
- Preout/Main In jacks let you connect a Power Amplifier to enhance quality of your system
- Tuner: AM/FM with 40 presets
- Line Level Inputs: 6 Audio Inputs - including Phono for a turntable/record player
- Optional iPod/iPhone Or Bluetooth Device Input: YDS-12, YID-W10 and YBA-10
- Record Out Selector: Yes
- Tone Controls: Rotary Bass And Treble Controls
- Loudness Control: Includes variable and continuous loudness control
- Pure Direct Mode: Bypasses tone, balance and loudness controls for cleaner sound
- Remote Control: Multibrand remote control
- Headphone Jack: Full size (6.5mm) located on front panel
- Main Speakers: Front panel and remote control switching for two pairs of speakers
- Speaker Terminals: Heavy duty accept bare wire or banana plugs
- Subwoofer Output: 1
- Sleep Timer: Included feature
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 151 x 387 mm
- Weight: 10.2kg
- Manufacturers Warranty: 2 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE