Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver (Black)

Model: R-S500BL UPC: 027108936918 Item: 154859


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Yamaha's R-S500 Delivers Stellar Performance on a Budget

125 years ago Yamaha committed to developing quality products, and that holds true today. With their R-S500 receiver, you will receive the highest quality parts available, creating some of the best performance audio on the market today.  Yamaha's Pure Direct technology uses the shortest signal route for higher sound purity. The variable loudness control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimal frequency response - in other words, this is Yamaha versatility at it's finest. 

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  • Dual aluminum-extruded heat sinks ensure effective heat dissipation for crisp, clean sound
  • With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes CD source S/N ratio
  • An iPod Dock port provides high quality sound from your iPod or iPhone
  • iPod Video Out allows connection to a TV
  • With SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs
  • Listen to the music and even control playback from another room 
  • Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology (ToP-ART) minimizes signal degradation for superior sound
  • Pure Direct technology moves sound through shortest possible path of best sound quality
  • Optical and coaxial digital media inputs
  • Subwoofer output
  • RCA in/out jacks
  • Gold-plated binding-post speaker connection pairs
  • 0.25” headphone jack
  • AM/FM tuner
  • Remote control
  • Dimensions: 17.13” W 6” H x 15.25” D
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

A Versatile Home Stereo Centerpiece 

Looking for a new stereo receiver? Ready for professional-grade quality? Consider our Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver. With a rich variety of inputs and outputs, this little beauty -- powered by one of Yamaha’s top-of-the-line amps -- is a perfect match to your home stereo system. Plus, with Zone 2 capability, listen to your music in two different rooms! 

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 this top of the line AM/FM receiver, put some of that experience to work in your own stereo setup or home theater. 

One House. One Receiver. 

Have you ever wanted to enjoy your favorite music in more than one room? Now you can with the Zone 2 Compatibility. Connect a pair of speakers in a second room -- and control from your home theater with the dedicated remote. 

Yamaha’s Best Amp Yet 

At its core, your receiver is powered by an amp -- 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. 

The Shortest Current for the Best Sound 

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 R-S500’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. 

Precision Volume Control  

Looking for greater control over your signal? With its new continuously variable loudness control, the R-S500 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. 

Understated Minimalism 

Experience the cleanly minimalist beauty of Yamaha hi-fi design with with the R-S500. 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.



  • ToP-ART Technology: Yes
  • RMS Output Power: 75W x 2
  • iPod Compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock: 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10)
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready: Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • Pure Direct Switch: Yes
  • THD: [0.04%]
  • Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A): 150 or more
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control: Yes
  • REC Out: Yes
  • Remote Controllable Master Volume Control: Yes
  • 40-Station Preset Tuning: Yes
  • Zone 2 Output: Yes
  • IR Ports: 1 in/ 1 out
  • Product Dimension (W x H x D)/ Weight (lbs): 12-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4" / 22.5
  • Phono Input: Yes


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