Features of Yamaha R-S500
The R-S500 is sure to please anyone who loves their music from traditional sources, but it also takes a leap into the new millennium. Optional add-ons let you enjoy iPod® and SIRIUS satellite radio. Plus second zone capability means that you can listen to all of your favorites in another room. There's also a line-level output so you can add a powered sub to bring out the deep bass that most home speakers can't reproduce. Superior sound stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction provide for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, SIRIUS Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and zone 2 control gives an assurance of total music enjoyment. ToP-ART and ART Base chassis construction fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration. Pure Direct uses the shortest signal route for higher sound purity with low noise and transmission losses. Yamaha's exclusive Continuously Variable Loudness Control for listening at low volumes. An iPod Dock port provides highest quality sound from an iPod. iPod Video Out allows connection to a TV. With a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs. This receiver makes it easy for someone in another room to listen to the music and even control playback. The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible. These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2. Enjoy music in a second room! Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time. Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs. ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration. Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality. These high grade speaker terminals have silver plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion.