Yamaha AS-301 Amplifier
Blending the finest sound with superb construction plus plentiful features, the Yamaha AS301 offers a complete package.
Putting sound first
The Yamaha A-S301 directly benefits from Yamaha’s ToP-ART and ART construction, which ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical throughout the design and signal paths as short as possible. This meticulous attention to detail offers the highest precision and lowest distortion possible.
Complementing this circuit design is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Featuring a reinforced casing and damped base support to reduce mechanical vibration, it all helps improve the precision and detail of the sound. For the ultimate in audio purity, the Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls for an even more detailed, true-to-life sound quality.
Bluetooth and digital inputs
With hi-fi systems being asked to handle more and more digital sources, Yamaha has equipped the A-S301 to cope with ease. Both optical and coaxial digital inputs are on hand to connect up your TV, CD player or other source with a digital output. Add the optional Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth receiver and you’ll be able to effortlessly link up your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth equipped device, giving you simple, wireless music streaming.
Plenty of connections
In addition to the digital connections, the A-S301 comes with a wide range of other sockets. There are five line level inputs, two recording loops and a phono input for your turntable. More unusually in a stereo amplifier, there’s also a subwoofer output. There are two sets of, separately switched, speaker sockets and a headphone output. A remote control that will also operate other Yamaha devices is included, too.
For an amplifier that sounds great without skimping on features, the Yamaha A-S301 deserves to be on your shortlist.