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YAMAHA A-S801BL Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
YAMAHA A-S801BL Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)


 
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Features

Expand your listening horizons.

Built to be energy efficient, the amp uses a power management system to switch itself to idle mode when not in use. The A-S801's internal circuitry mirrors itself symmetrically to produce higher signal purity and lower degradation. The chassis is reinforced with a solid center bar to reduce vibration and features a brushed aluminum front panel and knobs. The system comes with a remote control for easy operation.


32-Bit USB Digital-to-Analog Converter

The USB-connected ESS Sabre Premier Audio Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) supports native 32-bit PCM and DSD resolutions on Windows PCs (24-bit on Mac), allowing for a direct connection to computer-based high-resolution audio files. The USB device controller has its own master clock that eliminates PC jitter, and the USB driver is designed for low loss and high throughput. A 2-channel D/A converter is housed inside the chip which applies a double differential operation. During playback, indicators on the front panel show which sampling frequencies are currently being used.
  • Digital Audio Input

    The A-S801 is equipped for digital audio inputs 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 DVD/Blu-ray player. These inputs eliminate the need for conversion from digital audio to analog out, thus maintaining signal quality.

CD Direct Mode

Engaged by a front panel switch, it matches CD signal levels so each stage produces less noise, resulting in improved signal-to-noise ratio and maintenance of the amp's total gain balance.

Pure Direct Mode

The Pure Direct mode causes the music signals to travel the shortest possible circuit route, bypassing the buffer amp and the tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.

Continuously Variable Loudness Control

The A-S801 features an analog loudness control on the front panel which lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, this controls the balance of the low- and high-frequency sounds, providing full tonal range at any volume level, compensating for the natural loss in the human ear of high and low frequencies at soft levels.

Direct Symmetrical Design

This amplifier's left and right channels are organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for limiting distortion and increasing signal purity.

Phono MM Terminal

You can connect a turntable with a MM phono cartridge to play vinyl records. Get the best of both worlds whether listening to analog vinyl or the latest digital technology.

Simple Yet Sophisticated Design

With a beautiful, simple, and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha Hi-Fi audio components, this amplifier also boasts an easy-to-operate layout. The aluminum front panel has a richly textured silver hairline finish. The main control knobs are also of the same aluminum finish as used on our top-end models.

Remote Control with Clean, Simple Design

The clean, simple design of the remote control provides easy to understand “one-handed” operation. The design makes it simple to adjust inputs, volumes, and more. The unit has a sophisticated-looking hairline finish that matches the design of the amplifiers. You can also use the remote to control a Yamaha CD player.

Rotary Encoder Input Selector with LEDs

The rotary encoder makes it quick and easy to select input sources. The luxurious hairline finish offers a nice tactile feeling. LEDs clearly show which source is selected so you can easily switch sources, even in a dark room.

Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter

With the YBA-11, you’ll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone or a PC. 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 this amplifier.

Auto Power Standby Function

When Auto Power Standby is engaged the amplifier will automatically shift itself into standby mode when a user function has not been executed in eight hours. This a great function if you forget to turn the amplifier off and it will help minimize power consumption when the unit is not in use.

Impressive high-quality sound with a wide range of features and an elegant appearance. An integrated amplifier with the advantage of digital inputs.

  • 85 W x 2-ch (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Digital audio inputs for TV and Blu-ray Disc player
  • Pure Direct mode for greater sound purity
  • ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) and high-quality parts
  • I/O (input to output) direct symmetrical design
  • ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base
  • Custom-made power transformer / 12,000 µF block capacitors / extruded aluminum heat sinks

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