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Just what I wanted and happy with result
from Northfield, MN
About Me Audiophile, Practical
Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black:
Drives 4 speakers, 2 each in 2 different rooms, use 2 CD players, a tape deck and phonoonly issue was getting the speaker wire onto the posts but this was not too hard
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Old School Just what I was looking for
About Me Technically Challenged
Old School easy to use good power and sound.
The unit I have been looking for.
By Big Moe
from Greenfield, Wi.
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged
The receiver I have been looking for. Easy to set up. Easy controls especially the remote. If I can figure this out anyone can.
A superb Upgrade
from Bonney Lake, WA
About Me Tech Savvy
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.
from Memphis, TN
About Me Practical
Bought online from retailer. Very happy with my purchase. Easy set up and great sound.
a sleek new look to good SOUND
from Amarillo Texas
out of the box set up was easy even for me and adding to it is very simple and self explanatory
Just What was Expected
from Rocky Mount, North Carolina USA
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.
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.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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