Yamaha A-S701 vs Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S701 vs Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S701 review

The model in comparison with analogues has a budget price. At the same time, the sound quality is at a fairly high level. A special Pure Direct mode allows signals to travel along the shortest path, resulting in a clean reproduction of songs. A-S701 has gold-plated connectors. They prevent loss of signal. The presence of gold-plated terminals and input connectors opens up more opportunities for the use of equipment. Two Yamaha brothers defined who has more output power. 701 outweighs 501 with its 100/8 vs 85/8 W/Ohm. Yamaha A-S701

Yamaha A-S501 review

A-S501 is equipped with optical and coaxial inputs. The first directional allows you to receive audio from a TV. And the second from the Blu-ray disc player. At the output, you get the clear sound of your favorite tracks. The system also has a special connector for the subwoofer, which allows you to make the sound more powerful. Using the YBA-11 adapter, you can establish a wireless connection with a mobile phone, tablet or computer. This requires only their compatibility. Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S701 pros & cons

Pros

  • The build is very solid. It weighs almost 30 pounds and the outside is very sturdy
  • Another nice feature is that you can unplug the power cord from the unit. This is a nice feature that allows you to purchase a longer or shorter cord if necessary

Cons

  • Overall appearance was spoiled by plastic tone controls

Yamaha A-S501 pros & cons

Pros

  • There's a mode where you can even bypass the filters and switches for even higher fidelity sound
  • It can drive 4 ohm speakers without destroying the amp, which is pretty impressive
  • There's actually a switch in the back for that with a 4 ohm label, so you know it's not just hype

Cons

  • If the unit was turned off, a relay would randomly click inside, sometimes within minutes or even seconds

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S701
9
Yamaha A-S501
8.7
10
9
10
10
Yamaha A-S701

Yamaha A-S701 review

Feb 28, 2020

Yamaha pleased its customers with another amp model. Model A-S701 is equipped with modern technology and gives excellent sound. Check all Yamaha A-S701 specs in this Yamaha A-S701 review. Article n...

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Yamaha A-S501

Yamaha A-S501 review

Feb 28, 2020

The company this time pleased the connoisseurs of sound with an amplifier equipped with ToP-ART technology. Thanks to it, each user receives a bright and clear sound at the output. See more Yamaha A-...

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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S701
Yamaha A-S501

Model

A-S701
A-S501

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

289
289

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
170/8, 200/6

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
85/8, 100/6

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8,6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
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)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
8

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
2

DC trigger output (12V)

0
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

230
240

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2
43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2

Weight, kg/lbs

11.2/24.7
10.3/22.7
Yamaha A-S701
Yamaha A-S501
Yamaha A-S701
Yamaha A-S501

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 9Yamaha A-S701
  • 8.7Yamaha A-S501

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