Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier (Black)

Model: AS301BL UPC: 027108948690 Item: 162008

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Amplify Your Surround Sound with the Yamaha A-S301

The Yamaha A-S301 was created by 125 years of experience, tradition and technological expertise. This amplifier has a beautifully simple design and an easy to operate layout but uses sophisticated innovation in audio tech to create a rich audio reproduction.  Yamaha carefully selects and tests every component of their products to ensure nothing but the best sound quality. 

Product Information


  • Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology 
  • (ToP-ART) minimizes signal degradation for superior sound
  • Pure Direct technology moves sound through shortest possible path 
  • Optical and coaxial digital media inputs
  • 6 RCA audio inputs, including a moving-magnet (MM) input
  • Subwoofer output
  • 2x RCA recording outputs
  • 2x binding-post speaker connection pairs
  • 0.25” headphone jack
  • Remote control
  • Dimensions: 17.13” W 5.94” H x 15.38” D
  • Weight: 19.8 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support 

Amplification, Redefined

Ready to ramp up your home theater experience? Need a high quality amp? Take a look at our Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier. Designed for exactly one purpose -- amplifying sound -- it’s perfectly executed technology, from the circuit boards to the handsome aluminum design. Enjoy Yamaha sound quality at the very center of your home entertainment system. 

What’s in a Name? 

Ever notice that so many rockers’ instruments are made by Yamaha? This is no coincidence. Specializing in providing professional-grade audio for generations, Yamaha makes some of the best instruments and sound systems on the planet. Now, with Yamaha's A-S301, put some of that experience to work in your own stereo setup or home theater. 

Your Entertainment Center’s Very Own Transformer 

At its core, an amp is a wonder of modern electronics engineering, converting a small input circuit to a much larger output one, rather like a highly miniaturized transformer. Experience superior Yamaha sound technology as the current goes from input to output in a straight, symmetrical current, courtesy their Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology (ToP-ART) concept. 

Better Quality Parts = Better Sound 

If you were to open this amp up (please do not try at home!) you would notice Yamaha’s dedication to high-quality components. The power transformer, custom back capacitors, speaker relays, grounding relays, heat sinks, and other various parts that go into this wonder of techno-wizardry are top-of-the-line. Quality matters when it comes to sound, and Yamaha only selects the very best. 

The Shortest Current for the Best Audio 

In modern electronic circuitry, current passes through many “gates” -- and each gate the circuit passes through causes infinitesimal signal degradation. This is what causes distortion in the sound output. The A-S301’s Pure Direct Mode solves this. By having sound signals bypass the buffer amp, tone, and loudness and balance controls, the signal doesn’t degrade, and distortion is nipped in the bud. 

Make Your Music Loud --  Or Soft 

Looking for greater control over your signal? With its new continuously variable loudness control, the A-S301 allows you to manually control your music’s balance of high and low frequencies. By compensating for natural loss in the human ear, especially at soft levels, this control gives you full control over your music’s tonal range -- at any volume level. 

Lots of Connection Options 

Easily stream sound from your TV and/or blu-ray players with the A-S301’s included optical-digital coaxial terminal. Or go analog with its included moving-magnet (MM) phono terminal for all your best vinyl. Deepen your bass with its dedicated subwoofer terminal. Or plug in Yamaha’s optional Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) and connect your devices wirelessly. 

Multi-Room Options 

Ever wanted to listen to two different songs in two different rooms at the same time? Now you can. WIth four speaker terminals, hook up a full 4-channel surround sound system in one room -- or hook up two separate speaker systems in two different rooms, with a different song in each one. Simply put, you can do more with this amp than you ever thought possible. 

Understated Minimalism 

Experience the cleanly minimalist beauty of Yamaha hi-fi design with with the A-S301. Its easy-to-operate, richly-textured aluminum front panel, with a silver hairline finish, contrasts elegantly with the cool black body. Plus, this care and attention to detail comes through on the included remote. Intuitive operation is at your fingertips.



  • Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 60 W + 60 W (0.019% THD)
  • High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 100 / 120 / 140 / 150 W
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz +/- 1.0 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.019% (50 W / 8 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD): 99 dB (input shorted, 200 mV)
  • Damping Factor: 210
  • Digital Input: Yes (optical / coaxial)
  • Audio In / Out: 8 / 2
  • Subwoofer Out: Yes
  • Pure Direct: Yes
  • ToP-ART: Yes
  • DC out: Yes
  • Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 W
  • Power Management (Auto Power Standby): Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4"
  • Weight: 19.8 lbs.



Customer Reviews for Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier (Black)

4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 3 out of 5
Missing features
I was excited to find this basic amplifier from Yamaha as I have one of their larger amps in my entertainment system and I like their quality and reliability. However, I was very disappointed when I found there was no USB input so I could hook it up to my computer and have straight signal to the amp and its DAC. What is your deal Yamaha? I can buy a sub-$200 amp with it. Get with the program. Sadly, this won't be in my home and I'll have to find something else.
May 14, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sounding amp
This integrated amp had all the features I needed for my music room. I especially like that it includes a good phono preamp and a decent DAC so I can use a cheap CD transport with a digital out for very good sound quality. I was concerned that I might need to go up one model to get the sound levels I wanted, but the A-S301 has plenty of juice to push the JBL Stage A180s I have it driving.

It's important to note how the loudness control on this amp differs from most other amplifiers I've used. I set the volume knob at the highest level I would use the amp and then use the loundess control to set playback volume. IMO, this results in much better sound quality at every listeneing level. The only downside is that the Yamaha loudness control can't be controlled by the remote. An oversight?
April 10, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Sound, lack of basic features
Sound and power are great, listened to some classic and symphonic rock and digital sound is great, still trying to decide between FLAC and WAV on streaming, but ...
I bought this Amp with the intention to use it on Zone2 pre-amp from a Yamaha receiver, but unfortunately I have not found a way around. I can only control via remote, it has a Sleep function but not wake up process or trigger. There is no network connectivity that would be great for Zone2, and the HRT7065, what is full of features, cannot manage Amp volume of final volume level.
So...I can manage streaming and input if I set it up before hand but then no many options to manage it from Zone2 (Living room)
March 16, 2021
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Sounds great with my record player!
July 23, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Good pure sound and many input and output choices.
I use this amp to record from vinyl disks to my computer. Then I record the digital results to CDs to use for everyday playing. This preserves the records for future use. Note: I have had Yamaha skis (circa 1964) and a motorcycle later on. Always have been happy with Yamaha products.
April 8, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely delighted.
I absolutely love this integrated. Pure direct takes the shortest path to the amplifier section. I can't come up with anything I don't like. OK, hard to read the volume control. Not a big deal. Sound is clean and detailed. Plenty of old school inputs. The tone controls are the best and perfectly implemented. The most tasteful use of a loudness control I have ever used. A joy to use and pleasure to look at. It's big and beefy for this kind of money. A bargain at this price. five stars. I'm very happy with this.
March 28, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Exceeded expectations, but one glaring flaw stands out.
This integrated amp replaced 1 SMSL Sanskrit gen 6 DAC, 1 Monoprice Monolith Tube headphone amp/preamp, and 2 Dayton Audio APA 150 amplifiers. That’s a lot of buttons to turn off/on, and with the addition of the A-S301; one button operation nirvana achieved.

My KEF Q100’s soundstage seems much wider, clearer and the bass is much tighter/punchier. I only have to push the volume to Noon to fill my 12 x 10 cave past spouse acceptance factor. Very happy with the minimalist aesthetic, which leads me to my only -1 (truly a -1/2 star) star gripe: the nonexistent LED, or anything, indication of where the volume level is. It’s just a tiny slot, and in low light, it’s invisible.

I had done my homework on this amp and I knew that this would be an issue...just didn’t realize how much so. It is, Yamaha. I shouldn’t have to paint a white line on it. As small as the other LED indicators are, and the fact that the volume knob is motorized, for just a few cents more, and labor cost; it would be a stellar 5 star entry level amp with an actual volume indicator.

However, at $349, I can honestly say that I am happy with how it performs on my PC desk setup. Just a warning, this unit is as large as a 5.1 receiver and a large desk will be needed to accommodate it.

One last thing, the headphone output drives my Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro 250 ohm cans with authority. A very nice surprise. If I could rate this amp 4.5 stars, that’s what the final verdict would be.

Definitely recommended.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best sounding amp I have ever owned, very dynamic and tons of power
June 13, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Fit and finish on this amp is beautiful. The sound is clean and bright. I'm driving a pair of Klipsch M-14's and a pair of legacy Advent Prodigy II's. Couldn't be happier.
January 23, 2018


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William W on Sep 21, 2021
Technical information just what I am looking for. Great for home entertainment
James T on Apr 30, 2019
Excellent customer service
William W on Sep 21, 2021
Richard M on Mar 2, 2020
Technical information just what I am looking for. Great for home entertainment
James T on Apr 30, 2019
need integrated amplifier with multiple inputs for digital and RCA, with simple stereo speaker output.
edwin b on Nov 28, 2018
Based on reviews from WWS tech sales person, helped me to find the right one.
Gil T on May 14, 2018
Reviews and price.
steven a on Jan 16, 2018
Richard M on Mar 2, 2020
need integrated amplifier with multiple inputs for digital and RCA, with simple stereo speaker output.
edwin b on Nov 28, 2018
Is this amplifier compatible with my Yamaha R-S700 receiver for zone 2 listening. Also what speakers could I use with this amplifier? The room this will be located in is carpeted, 24x30.
Burke S on Feb 8, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The A-S301 will function very well as a 2nd zone amplifier connected to the zone out of the R-S700. It has sufficient power to drive a variety of speakers; in ceiling, bookshelf, or modest floor standing speakers. 24 by 30 is a large room to fill with sound and it will fill it well but it wont play at live performance volumes without running out of power.
When will it be back in stock?
Glenn B on Aug 9, 2020
  Please give us a call at 866.961.7781. Our experts are here to help with availability questions. Thanks.
Does it have component inputs ?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2018
  There are no video inputs on this amplifier.
Does this unit come in 220volt?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2017
  As an authorized USA dealer the manufacturer provides us access only to 120V product.