NAD D 3020 V2 vs Yamaha A-S501

NAD D 3020 V2
vs
Yamaha A-S501

We've put together a comparison of these two impressive integrated amplifiers NAD D 3020 V2 vs Yamaha A-S501. Based on our rating, D 3020 V2 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 vs 8.7 out of 10 for A-S501.

Advantages NAD D 3020 V2 over Yamaha A-S501

  • Better signal-to-noise ratio: 106dB vs 99dB
  • Bluetooth enabled

Advantages Yamaha A-S501 over NAD D 3020 V2

  • Has speaker A and speaker B switch
  • Can be pure amplifier without any sound processing with Pure direct mode
  • Bass control
  • Treble control
  • Balance control

Common strengths

  • Equal Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in stereo: 0.01%
  • Optical digital inputs
  • Coaxial digital inputs
  • Moving Magnet (MM) Phono stage
  • Have a pre-out for sub
  • USB ports
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
NAD D 3020 V2
6
Yamaha A-S501
8.7
8
9
3
10
Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S501 review

Feb 28, 2020

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Common

Product

NAD D 3020 V2
Yamaha A-S501

Model

D 3020 V2
A-S501

Brand

NAD
Yamaha

Reviews

84
347

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

60/8, 100/4, 150/2
170/8, 200/6

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

30/8, 55/4, 80/2
85/8, 100/6

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4, 2
8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

106
99

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

1
8

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
2

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

320
240

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

5.8 x 18.6 x 21.9/2.2 x 7.3 x 8.6
43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2

Weight, kg/lbs

1.5/3.3
10.3/22.7
NAD D 3020 V2
Yamaha A-S501
NAD D 3020 V2
Yamaha A-S501

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 8.7
  • 6NAD D 3020 V2
  • 8.7Yamaha A-S501

The Yamaha A-S501 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S501 price