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Yamaha A-S2000


$2,000.00 Released November, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Classic aesthetic. Comes with a remote. Well built.

The Cons:A step in the right direction for Yamaha, but nothing groundbreaking. Expensive. Audio quality alone cannot match as similarly priced products from smaller well-known audiophile brands.

The Yamaha A-S2000 is a hi-fi natural sound stereo amplifer and is the flagship model of those offered by Yamaha. This system uses a new, superior approach to analog amplifier design with a full floating and balance circuit design including a floating balanced power amp and fully balanced control amp.

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Product Shot 2 Some notable features include parallel volume and tone controls, a discrete phono amp and a headphone amp for low impedance drive. It is designed using symmetrical construction and has specially designed feet. The Yamaha A-S2000 is available in black as the A-S2000BL and in silver as the A-S2000SL and comes with a remote.

Specifications

  • Maximum Power: (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD, for Europe) 160 W + 160 W
  • Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz, 0.02% THD): 90 W + 90 W
  • Minimum RMS Output Power (4 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz, 0.02% THD): 150 W + 150 W
  • Maximum Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD): 120 W + 120 W
  • Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD): 190 W + 190 W
  • Dynamic Power/Channel: (8/6/4/2 ohms) 105 W/135 W/190 W/220 W
  • Damping Factor: (8 ohms, 1 kHz) 160
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance, CD, etc.: 150 mV/47 k-ohms
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance, Phono MM: 2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance, Phono MC: 100 µV/50 ohms
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance, Main In: 1 V/47 k-ohms
  • Frequency Response, CD,etc. to Speaker Out, Flat Position: 5 Hz–100 kHz +0 dB/-3 dB
  • Frequency Response, CD,etc. to Speaker Out, Flat Position: 20 Hz–20 kHz,+0 dB/-0.3 dB
  • RIAA Equalization Deviation, Phono MM: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
  • RIAA Equalization Deviation, Phono MC: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion(20 Hz–20 kHz), CD Balanced to Speaker Out: 0.01% (90 W/8 ohms)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion(20 Hz–20 kHz), CD, etc. to Speaker Out: 0.015% (90 W/8 ohms)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion(20 Hz–20 kHz), Phono MM to Rec Out: 0.005% (2 V)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion(20 Hz–20 kHz), Phono MC to Rec Out: 0.05% (2 V)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio[IHF-A Network], CD, etc.: (S: 150 mV, Input Shorted) 98 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio[IHF-A Network], Phono MM: (S: 5 mV, Input Shorted) 93 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio[IHF-A Network], Phono MC: (S: 500 µV, Input Shorted) 85 dB
  • Residual Noise (CD, etc., IHF-A-Network)
  • Channel Separation (1 kHz/10 kHz), CD, etc., Input: 5.1 k-ohms Terminaled 74 dB/54 dB
  • Channel Separation (1 kHz/10 kHz), Phono MM, Input Shorted, Vol: -30dB 90 dB/77 dB
  • Channel Separation (1 kHz/10 kHz), Phono MC, Input Shorted, Vol: -30dB 66 dB/77 dB
  • Bass Boost/Cut (at 50 Hz): ±9 dB
  • Bass Turnover Frequency: 350 Hz
  • Treble Boost/Cut (at 20 Hz): ±9 dB
  • Treble Turnover Frequency: 3.5 kHz
  • Audio Muting: -20 dB (approx.)
  • Load Impedance, Speaker A or B: 4 ohms to 16 ohms
  • Load Impedance, Speaker A + B: 8 ohms to 16 ohms
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 137 x 465 mm, 17-1/8” x 5-3/8” x 18-5/16”
  • Weight: 22.7 kg, 50 lbs.

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Pros
  • 6

    classic aesthetic

  • 3

    comes with a remote

  • 3

    well built

  • 3

    fully balanced circuit

  • 3

    discrete phono and headphone amps

  • 3

    balanced inputs

  • 2

    good value

  • 2

    is simply the best!!! a Im looking for an amplifier I hearing many brands (denon,nad,marants,onkio,harman cardon),including rotel,cambridge,but this have more power, and the same quality sound!

Cons
  • 3

    a step in the right direction for Yamaha, but nothing groundbreaking

  • 0

    expensive

  • -2

    audio quality alone cannot match as similarly priced products from smaller well-known audiophile brands

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Rob Roberts
Rob Roberts: #yamaha_a_s2000 This ''product review'' has it all backwards. The Yamaha AS2000 is a screaming bargain worthy of three times the asking price. Just LISTEN to it, one short audition will suffice. Absolutely superb. Feb 15, 12
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