Designed for excellent sound quality, with a beautiful appearance. This integrated amplifier offers extensive connectivity, including digital inputs.
- ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) and high quality parts
- I/O (input to output) Direct Symmetrical Design
- ART (Anti-Resolution and Tough) Base
- Custom-made power transformer / 6,800uF block capacitors / Aluminum-extruded heat sinks
95W x 2 (max), 60W x 2 (RMS) high power output
- Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity
- Continuous Variable Loudness Control
- Digital audio inputs for TV or Blu-ray Player
- Connection for optional YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
- Simple yet sophisticated design (aluminium front panel and knobs)
- Auto Power Standby
High sound quality circuit design based on the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) concept:
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.
High Quality Parts for Outstanding Audio Performance:
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.
Created by Yamaha's Rich Experience and Tradition, and High Technological Expertise:
Yamaha, with a long history of over 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for HiFi components. The A-S301 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.
Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity:
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-S301 also feature a new analogue loudness control on the front panel that uses electronic volume for higher sound quality, 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.
Other Notable Features:
- Digital Audio Input for TV and/or Blu-ray Player
- Connection for Optional YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
- Speaker A, B or A+B Selection and Speaker Terminals for Two Systems
- Subwoofer Terminal
- Phono MM Terminal
- Remote Control with Clean, Simple Design
- Rotary Encoder Input Selector with LEDs
- Auto Power Standby Function
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 60 W + 60 W (0.019% THD)
Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, for Europe): 95 W + 95 W
High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 100/120/140/150 W
Damping Factor: 210
Frequency Response: 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
Digital Input: Yes (optical / coaxial)
Subwoofer Out: Yes
DC out: Yes
Pure Direct: Yes
Standby Power Consumption: 0.5W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby): Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 151 x 387 mm
Weight: 9.0 kg