Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

Model #R-S500BL

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Power consumption (idle) 0.5W or less
Dimensions (wxhxd) 17.1 x 6 x 15.3" (435 x 151 x 387mm)
Weight 22.5 lb. (10.2kg)
Power requirements AC 120V, 60Hz
Maximum power draw 380W
Power consumption 190W


No. of channels 2
Maximum output power 1kHz, 10%, 8 ohms-> 115W
Channel selection CD, (5.1 kohms input shortened, 1/10kHz)->65/50 db or more
Am/fm tuner FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
40-Station Preset Tuning
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Residual noise 30
Output level CD, (Input, 1kHZ, 200mV)
REC: 200mV/1.0 kohms
CD, (Input, 1kHz, 200mV, 8 ohms)
Phones: 410mV, 470 ohms
Damping factor 1kHz, 8 ohms->150 or more
Input sensitivity Phono: 35mV/47 kohms
CD: 200mV/47 kohms
Freq. response (rec/repro) CD, (10Hz to 100kHz) 0+/-1.0 db
Equalization Phono: 0+/-0.5 db
Tone control BASS
Boost/Cut (50Hz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->350Hz

Boost/Cut (20KHz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->3.5kHz

Continuous Loudness Control
Attenuation (1kHz) -30 db
Gain tracking error (0-99 db)-> 0.5 db or less
Power bandwidth 0.06% THD, 37.5W, 8 ohms->10Hz to 50kHz
Surround rms power 75W x 2 @ 8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.04% THD
Signal to noise ratio CD, (200mV) 100 db or more
Thd CD, etc. to Speakers
(20Hz to 20kHz, 50W, 8 ohms)->0.015% or less
Other ports Subwoofer Out
Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler
Zone 2 Output
IR Ports In x 1/ Out x 1
+12V Trigger Output
FM Antenna x 1
AM Antenna x 1
Dock Jack x 1
CD Jack x 1
Phono x 1
Tape Jack x 1
GND Terminal x 1
Sirius Tuner x 1
Max input signal Phono: (1kHz, 0.003% THD) 60mV or more CD: (1kHz, 0.5% THD) 2.2V or more
Impedance 8, 6, 4, 2 ohms (105/125/150/178W)
User Reviews
4 weeks ago

Had a Technics amp, with components in use since mid-1970's. Decided finally time to upgrade. Only issue with old system was headphone plug-in on amp shorted out during use and couldn't find anyone to fix it. Love my new Yamaha receiver. Remote is a real bonus.

  • +

    Ease of operation manually and with remote.Appearance with black color.Display is excellent

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    None at this time.

Abt electronics.32817785
21 January 2016

hooked up to the TV, use for listening to CD's, records. would have rated it a 5 but it has poor reception on some of my favorite stations and the antenna was cheap and had to purchase a new one.

  • +

    Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality

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    Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

24 August 2017

Great unit. A good tuner for weak signal areas (as long as a decent antenna is used). Plenty of input/output options. Best feature (which Yamaha thankfully retained from earlier models, and which seems to be a exclusively Yamaha) is the continuously variable loudness compensation control.

3 September 2011

We use this on a regular basis and couldn't ask for anything better.

1 week ago

Great unit , easy setup and quality sound.

23 August 2017

Clean crisp sound through AR speakers. I like the physical controls for bass and treble and pan (which one doesn't see very often anymore). A good choice for a home studio monitor system.

22 August 2017

This unit was purchased to replace a 20 year old Yamaha receiver in the RX series. I was looking for a good, not cosmic, audio amplifier/receiver and had no need for home theatre support.

26 July 2017

Great sound output. Brought this to replace the AX396. Good bass and mid-range, and crystal clear highs. Gives wonderful sound when coupled with a sub. Definitely recommended

25 June 2017

Excellent Receiver!!

21 June 2017

Easy to set up, great sound, and has the tape and phono RCA connectors for the old style of recording music.

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    tape and phono connectors

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Product Highlights
  • 2 x 75W High Power Output
  • Total Performance Anti-Resonance Tech.
  • 40-Station AM/FM Tuning
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Multi-Zone Compatibility
  • Highest Quality Parts
  • Rec Out Selector
  • Elite Class Stereo Receiver
  • iPod Dock Connection
In The Box
  • Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Power Cable
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Owner' Manual
  • 2-Year Yamaha Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
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