100Wpc Yamaha A-S701 Integrated Amplifier Provides Excellent Power, Great Sound, and Ability to Play Digital and Analog Sources (Including Vinyl LPs)
ToP-ART Circuitry, Built-In Phonostage, Custom-Made Parts, and Flexible Connectivity Turn Yamaha A-S701 Integrated Amplifier Into a Giant-Killer
One look at the Yamaha A-S701 integrated amplifier automatically tells you it's built like a tank and combines the best of retro appearances with attractive modern style. What isn't as readily apparent is how stunningly good this 100Wpc component sounds. A giant-killer in its price class, A-S701 boasts Yamaha's advanced ToP-ART circuit design, audiophile-quality 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 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, A-S701 performs like a champion.
Circuit Design Based on ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) Concept
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.
Great Performance Through Use of High-Quality Parts
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.
Sonic Purity Via CD Direct Amplification and Pure Direct Mode
With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes the CD source's signal-to-noise ratio. Additionally, 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.
Continuous Variable Loudness Control
A-S701 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.
Connect Two Speaker Systems, Relish the Gold-Plated Speaker Terminals and Subwoofer Terminal
Go ahead: Connect two separate speaker systems and hear them in different rooms at the same time. Gold-plated speaker and input terminals supply high-quality connections that prevent signal loss. A terminal for connecting a subwoofer is even provided, allowing you to increase the bass output of your system.
MM Phonostage Augments Digital Audio Input for TV and/or Blu-ray Player
A built-in phonostage means A-S701 is ready to connect to a turntable and let you reap the rewards of vinyl playback. A-S701 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.
Wait, There's More
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.