Blending the finest sound with superb construction plus plentiful features, the Yamaha AS301 offers a complete package.
PUTTING SOUND FIRST WITH TOPART
The Yamaha A-S301 directly benefits from Yamaha’s ToP-ART and ART construction. Top-ART design ensures that left and right channels are perfectly symmetrical throughout the design. Signal paths are also as short as possible. This meticulous attention to detail offers the highest precision and lowest distortion possible. Complimenting this circuit design is ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) construction. Featuring a reinforced casing and damped base support, the AS301 is one of the best built amplifiers in its class. Quality construction like this doesn’t just look good it also helps to reduce mechanical vibration, thereby further improving the precison and detail of 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.
DIGITAL INPUTS PLUS THE OPTION OF BLUETOOTH
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 digital output. Taking this one stage further, 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.
WIDE RANGING CONNECTIVITY
In addition to the digital connections, the A-S301 comes with a wide range of other sockets. In total 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.