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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 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (18)
  • Great sound quality (15)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Simple controls (9)
  • Good remote control (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (13)
    • Replacement (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
    • Upgrade (4)
    • Large rooms (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (8), Audiophile (7), Tech savvy (6), Enthusiast (5), Technically challenged (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what I wanted and happy with result

    By Charlie

    from Northfield, MN

    About Me Audiophile, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Larger Rooms

      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 phono
      only issue was getting the speaker wire onto the posts but this was not too hard

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Old School Just what I was looking for

      By XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      from PA.

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Pros

      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver - Black:

        Old School easy to use good power and sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

          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
           
          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 Stereo Receiver - Black:

            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
             
            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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (2 of 3 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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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