The Yamaha A-S701 is a powerful integrated amplifier with built in DAC. With 2 x 100 watts RMS output on hand the AS-701 can handle a range of music with ease and even demanding speakers. There are plenty of inputs for sources, including a phono stage for turntables, analogue inputs for separates components and digital input in the form of an optical and coaxial connector.
The A-S701 has a reinforced internal structure to prevent vibration and dual heat sinks for effective heat dissipation. The AS701’s classic design and build and fantastic controlled sound makes it an excellent choice for the discerning audiophile.
ToP-ART Design and ART Base Ensure Optimum Sound When processing and transmission of the audio signal is simple and direct there is less chance of it being affected by noise and distortion. Yamaha’s amplifier design technology called ToP-ART features an I/O (input to output) Direct Symmetrical Design, with left and right channels organised in a straight, symmetrical layout for highest signal purity. In addition, the ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base bottom chassis and a solid centre bar provide high-rigidity support and vibration damping. These Yamaha design innovations contribute to this amplifiers’ rich audio reproduction with abundant musicality.
Custom-made power transformer, custom-made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one-point grounding system, aluminium-extruded heat sinks and other top-quality parts effortlessly handle demanding audio signal conditions. The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested.
Yamaha, with a long history of over 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for HiFi components. The A-S701 is created by taking advantage of this rich experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of “Natural Sound”, for reproducing all music as it really sounds, and built with scrupulous care from circuit design to basic sound production, even though an entry model it reproduces high sound quality and musically rich sound.
The A-S701 is equipped for digital audio input with both optical and coaxial terminals. 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 dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other programmes to movies and concerts.
You can connect two separate speaker systems in different rooms and switch between them, or have them both playing at the same time. There are four terminals, so by just pushing a button, you can switch speakers to match the sound source.
|Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz)
|100 W + 100 W (0.019% THD)
|Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, for Europe)
|160 W + 160 W
|High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
|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)
|99dB (input shorted, 200 mV)
|Audio In / Out
|8 / 2
|Yes (optical / coaxial)
|Switchable CD Direct Amplification
|Standby Power Consumption
|Power Management (Auto Power Standby)
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
|435 x 151 x 387 mm
17-1/8” x 6” x 15-1/4”