Yamaha A-S2000

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Tim

5.0

1

Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing at this price
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After using the A S-2000 for a year now, I can honestly say that this will definitely be a future ''classic''. A full-featured and good-looking, heavy piece of a jewel, and the music it makes cannot be faulted short of 3 times the price. Love those real-wood sides too. What a beautifull performer this is. A keeper for sure.

Jose

5.0

2

Pros
power, features, styling
Cons
None
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This amp is very versatile and at the same time has the power required to drive any speaker. It is easily comparable to amps several times its price

Spencer

5.0

3

Pros
Exquisite finish and build quality
Cons
Nothing
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Finally I have found a stereo amp that does it all.
Beautiful classic design. Plenty of clean output and ample headroom.
Paired up with Vaf signature series i93 mk11 speakers the sound is as crystal clear as the Luxman 550a mk11 that was demonstrated to my wife and myself except it does not distort as the Luxman did when the deep bass notes entered the recording. To be fair the Lux is only 20w Class A.

I have owned many 2ch amps in the past and was not satisfied with the sound until I heard the Luxman.
What was a deal breaker for me was that the Luxman limitations with bass heavy recordings. It reaches max rail voltage very quickly and the midrange starts to distort badly.
Until the Yamaha A-s2000 there was nothing out there I heard that gave me the same experience as the Luxman did bar the distortion.
Also the Yam is a lot more affordable.
Hats of to the Yam sound + electronic engineers and to the guys at Clef HiFi.

Macbru

4.5

4

Pros
Sound quality
Cons
Not much
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I agree that this amp is a keeper. I own a really good turntable and the phono stage is excellent. This is built to last and it will in my system. I have the matching CDS2000 and use the balanced option which is great and a real improvement on the unbalanced circuit.

Bill

5.0

5

Pros
Great looks, power, a real tank
Cons
nothing really
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I don't know if they make any money on these, but this is a great product that should sell for way more. It trounced my previous Musical Fidelity A5, and the A5 very good to start with. Phono stage could be better, but you would have to spend $ 500 at least for a sonic improvement. Very powerful and effortless. Images are 3-D like, again, what a great amp. Finally, I now own a KEEPER. Looks like a million bucks too. I'm done for now.

Steve

5.0

6

Pros
Power, refinement, great features, nice phono input. Incredible looks!
Cons
Nothing at this price.
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A stellar product and an incredible bargain, fully equal to anything at 3X the price. Enough said!

Steve

5.0

7

Pros
Battleship build, refined sound, awesome power
Cons
At this price, are you kidding ?
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This amplifier must be considered as one of the greatest bargains ever - In an a/b comparison against my Goldmund integrated, this Yamaha actually beats it in midrange fidelity. Unreal.

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