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
8 January 2017

Great unit. Many input connects, easy controls, good remote. You need the r-s700 though if you want an equalizer. I missed that. Not sure why it's not on this unit/model.

  • +

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

  • -

    Equalizer Connect, Limited Functions

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

  • -

    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.

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.

4 May 2017

Too bad. Yamaha engineers still don't understand the Fletcher-Munson loudness circuit. On this receiver they call it variable loudness control but that control changes the VOLUME too. That's not what you want.

25 March 2017

Last summer I upgraded my $110 budget receiver (Sherwood 4208) with the Yamaha R-S500. I also upgraded my speakers to Polk Audio RTI A5 small towers and I added an external USB DAC (HiFiMe Sabre 9018). The Yamaha has a much fuller, detailed sound than the Sherwood.

8 March 2017

Sounds awesome. I paired it with JBL Studio 230 speakers and it rocks. Very clear, no fuzz unless I crank it past a normal human listening volume with no signal going through. Dials are a little cheap and the wire connections are not the best but this works really well for my needs and I have no...

5 March 2017

Perfect for my use. Great workmanship and performance. Totally satisfied.

3 March 2017

Works well, has the analog connections I needed. I do wish it had other, more modern, connection methods - bluetooth, Cat5e, wifi.

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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