The Gateway to True Entry-Level Audiophile Sound: ToP-ART Circuitry, Built-In Phonostage, Custom-Made Parts, and High-Quality Sonic Performance Elevate Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier to Overachieving Levels
A desirable gateway into entry-level audiophile sound, the Yamaha A-S301 integrated amplifier combines modern features, stellar build-quality, and stylish looks into an affordably priced component designed to playback music with emotionally involving sonics. The 60Wpc A-S501 includes Yamaha's advanced ToP-ART circuit design, top-rate parts, a custom-made power transformer, continuous variable loudness control, and a handy digital input for a TV or Blu-ray player. It even comes with a built-in MM phonostage so you can spin vinyl LPs. Backed by our Satisfaction Guarantee, A-S301 proves that good sound and connectivity needn't cost a fortune.
ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) Circuit Design
ToP-ART Design and ART Base ensure optimum sound when processing and transmitting the audio signal. The signal is simple and direct, and therefore less likely to be affected by noise and distortion. The left and right channels are organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for the highest signal purity. In addition, the ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base bottom chassis and a solid center bar provide high rigidity support and dampen vibration.
High-Quality Parts Yield High-Quality Performance
A custom-made power transformer, custom-made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one point grounding system, extruded aluminum heat sinks, and other top-quality parts effortlessly handle demanding audio conditions. The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, determines the sound quality of this stellar component.
Pure Direct Mode and Continuous Variable Loudness Control
Engaging Pure Direct mode causes the music signals to travel the shortest possible circuit route, bypassing the buffer amp as well as the tone, loudness, and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation. A-S301 also features a new analog loudness control on the front panel that uses electronic volume for higher sound quality and that lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, it controls the balance of the low and high frequencies, providing full tonal range at any volume level by compensating for the natural loss in the human ear at soft levels.
Options abound. Connect two separate speaker systems and hear them in different rooms at the same time. A terminal for connecting a subwoofer is even provided, allowing you to increase the bass output of your system.
Spin Vinyl Via Built-In Phonostage; Optical and Digital Coaxial Input, Too
A built-in phonostage allows A-S301 to connect to a turntable and lets you enjoy vinyl playback. A-S301 is also equipped for digital audio with an optical and digital coaxial input terminal. The optical is for receiving audio from a TV and the coaxial for receiving audio from a Blu-ray player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine, and dynamic sound.
So Many Features for the Price
A rotary encoder makes it quick and easy to select input sources. LEDs clearly show which source is selected, so you can easily switch sources in a dark room. And, with the YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter, you’ll be able to stream music wirelessly from Bluetooth-compatible devices. Thanks to the digital coaxial connection and the aptX audio coding algorithm, you’ll enjoy wireless music streaming with optimum sound quality. You can also conveniently power the YBA-11 via the DC out connection on the rear panel of the amplifier.
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
Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby): Yes
Dimensions (WHD): 17-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4"
Weight: 19.8 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 863 KB)