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a sleek new look to good SOUND
from Amarillo Texas
About Me Technically Challenged
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
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Just What was Expected
from Rocky Mount, North Carolina USA
About Me Practical
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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well designed and built
from Kettering Ohio
About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy
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.
clean sound-good value
from murfreesboro, Tn.
About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged
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.
from Spokane, WA
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.
By Yamaha fan
from ringwood, ok
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!
By The music Kid
from Middletown, CT
About Me Audiophile, Practical
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.
By Vinyl Dude
from Huntington Beach, CA
About Me Tech Savvy
I would buy it again in a heartbeat!
Fine piece of equipment
By J Godwin
from Spring TX
About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy
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.
from Beaverton OR
The sound produced is amazingly spacious, airy and clean, with unusual channel separation. It did take a while to learn the loudness control, which is different in operation from the Yamaha receiver I had in the '80s and 90s. And the sound is a little bass-light and bright for my taste. FM is very sensitive but required a directional antenna to cope with multipath. All the switchable inputs one could ask for, and including a real phono input. A great basic 2-channel receiver with exceptional sound quality.
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