ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the ToP-ART
(Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the
latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound
quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input
to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.
High-Quality Power Amplifier: With 75 watts of power per
channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.04% THD), the R-S500 delivers solid, reliable
audio performance even when driving both A and B speakers at the same time.
Wide Frequency Response: The receiver's wide frequency response,
10Hz to 50kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of any source with two channel
Dual Zone Capability: The R-S500 allows you to play two
different sources in two zones. The receiver has a pair of stereo preamp outputs
for Zone 2. A separate
amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system
is required for zone 2.
Loudness: The amount of loudness compensation is adjustable,
using a rotary knob on the front panel.
Pure Direct: The Pure Direct feature bypasses the bass, treble,
balance, and loudness controls for the best sound from any source.
Record Out Selector: Front panel rotary knobs let you listen
to one source, while feeding a different source to the Tape and Line 1 outputs for
Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals
are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar
prevents their use with spade lugs and they are too far apart for dual banana plugs.
Bi-Wire: Compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A and
B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel).
Impedance Switch: The R-S500 has an impedance switch, allowing
operation with two pair of 6 ohm speakers.
Phono: The RCA phono input is designed for moving magnet (MM)
turntable cartridges. If you have a moving coil (MC) cartridge a phono preamp is
Subwoofer Output: The stereo receiver is equipped with a
mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered sub.
Headphone Jack: The receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone
jack on the front panel for private listening. When headphones are plugged in, the
receiver's speaker output is not muted, so remember to turn the A and B speakers
Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum
volume level; used to avoid
turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB
to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -89.5 dB to +16.5
Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to specify the volume
level when the power is turned on; choose between Off (same as the volume when the
unit was turned off), Mute, and -89.5 dB to + 16.5 dB in 0.5 dB increments.
Power Management: The power (main room and Zone 2) can be
set to turn off after a specific amount of time without any adjustments being
made; options include 4, 8, or 12 hours.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer turns the receiver off after
30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
RAX25 Remote Control: The remote control can operate the
receiver as well as other remote control capable components from Yamaha and other
manufacturers. The remote is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand
TVs, VCRs, DVD player/recorders, Blu-ray disc players, DVRs, cable boxes, and
satellite receivers, along with Yamaha CD player/recorders, MD player/recorders,
tape decks, and LD players.
Remote Jack: The receiver a mini-jack input and output for use
with other compatible components.