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Brilliant new devices from Yamaha

Dale Davies |
Yamaha introduced five new Hi-Fi components wrapped in a great retro design. New receivers, amplifier and tuner are true state of the art with immense amount of work and knowledge built-in.

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New devices are R-S700, R-S500 and R-S300 stereo receivers, A-S500 integrated amplifier and T-S500 matching tuner.

The R-S700, R-S500 and R-S300 stereo receivers were created by those obsessed with sound and for those who love great music. With their uncluttered extruded aluminium front panels, robust, silky touch knob designs and overall brawny appearances, the new receivers honour Yamaha design tradition with their appealing cosmetics and uncompromising quality. Ideally suited to anchor an audiophile-grade music system, the R-S700 offers 100 watts per channel output, while the R-S500 delivers 75 watts per channel output, and the R-S300 provides 50 watts per channel output.

For those preferring a truly classic separate component design, Yamaha is also offering the A-S500 integrated amp and T-S500 matching tuner. With 85 watts per channel output, dual aluminium extruded heat sinks and the highest-quality parts, the A-S500 is a work of audio technology art. Pure Direct technology enables signal to travel the shortest possible route, bypassing non-essential circuitry and tone controls for the purest reproduction of sound. With a full array of digital AM/FM tuning capabilities and features, the optional T-S500 tuner is an excellent addition to the A-S500.

Compatible with Yamaha's optional YDS-12 wired, and YID-W10 wireless docks, the new receivers and integrated amplifier deliver the best possible sound from iPods and iPhone by leveraging the docks' independent power supplies, resulting in a higher signal-to-noise ratio In addition, the receivers feature compatibility with Yamaha's YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless audio receiver, providing even more audio input flexibility.

Additional connectivity features include subwoofer outputs on all models as well as a phono input, enabling users to enjoy the full sonic glory of their vinyl collections. Top quality gold speaker connectors complete the signal chain for the purest possible sound. Each of the receivers and the integrated amplifier boasts Yamaha's acclaimed ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) with ART base chassis construction to fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration.

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