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Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black

  • Model: RS500BL
  • 2 Channel Stereo
  • 75 Watts X 2
  • Subwoofer Output
  • 40 Tuner Presets
  • Remote Control
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Format Type
2 Channel Stereo
Power Output (Watts)
75 Watts X 2
Subwoofer Output
Subwoofer Output
Tuner Presets
40 Tuner Presets
Remote Control
Remote Control
Additional Zones
1 Powered Zone
Other Features
ToP-ART and ART Base chassis construction fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration. 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. The built-in iPod Dock has an independent power supply for extremely high S/N ratio. SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready (Subscription req'd)
Dimensions
17.2(w) X 6.0(h) X 15.1(d)
Shipping Weight
23 lbs

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Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Great sound quality (11)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Simple controls (7)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (9)
    • Replacement (4)
    • Upgrade (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (6), Practical (6), Enthusiast (5), Tech savvy (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

            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
             
            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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

              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!

               
              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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

              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
               
              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Vinyl Dude

              from Huntington Beach, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                • Smaller Rooms
                • Use W Older Components

                Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black:

                I would buy it again in a heartbeat!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Fine piece of equipment

                By J Godwin

                from Spring TX

                About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No con that i can disern

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Great for old style stero

                Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black:

                This unit is powering a pair of Sony 200W speaker towers. I use it as a old style stereo. 1 pair of speakers and no sub anything.
                The clarity even at highest vol. is amazing!
                When I first got it going I wa splaying with it and kept cranking the vol. up. To my suprise it only seemed to get so loud and then level off.
                Found out how wrong I was when I went outside and the music was still CLEAR.
                Overall I would definately reccomend to anyone.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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