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Yamaha A-S701

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC (Silver)

Item # 022AS701S

It's not hard to find an amplifier that will promise 100 watts per channel of power.

It's not hard to find an amplifier that will promise 100 watts per channel of power.

Item # 022AS701S

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About the Yamaha A-S701

Potent power, with vanishing distortion levels

It's not hard to find an amplifier that will promise 100 watts per channel of power. But few amps can match that number with such incredibly low distortion as the Yamaha A-S701. This well-built integrated amplifier offers plenty of power to drive bookshelf or tower speakers, including more demanding loads. As you turn up the volume, this amp's anti-resonance construction, symmetrical circuit layout, and high-quality components ensure your music remains clean and clear. By minimizing distortion and interference, your music will sound more listenable with fine details shining through.

Potent power, with vanishing distortion levels

It's not hard to find an amplifier that will promise 100 watts per channel of power. But few amps can match that number with such incredibly low distortion as the Yamaha A-S701. This well-built integrated amplifier offers plenty of power to drive bookshelf or tower speakers, including more demanding loads. As you turn up the volume, this amp's anti-resonance construction, symmetrical circuit layout, and high-quality components ensure your music remains clean and clear. By minimizing distortion and interference, your music will sound more listenable with fine details shining through.

Connect your TV and Blu-ray player

The A-S701 has six pairs of analog RCA inputs, including a phono input for connecting a turntable. But music sources aren't the only possibilities: optical and coaxial digital audio inputs let you bring video devices into the fold. Connect a TV or Blu-ray player to these inputs, and enjoy movie sound through your stereo speakers with this amp. It's a cost-effective way to build an excellent two-channel rig in your TV room that offers dynamic sound with a wide stereo image.

Tone controls and direct modes

If you need to make some adjustments as you listen, the A-S701 has front-panel tone controls for bass and treble. There's also a loudness control, for bringing out more detail and depth while listening at low volume. If you prefer a more purist approach to listening, you can bypass these controls with Pure Direct mode, which eliminates signal degradation as your music travels a more direct circuit path. For listening to CDs, engage CD Direct Amplification — it matches the input levels of the source with the amp to further minimize noise introduced at the amplification stage.


Product highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.019% THD
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) combines a symmetrical circuit layout along with anti-resonance construction for high-quality sound with minimal distortion
  • Pure Direct mode allows music signals to travel the shortest possible route through the unit's circuitry for cleaner sound
  • CD Direct Amplification mode matches input signals from CD players for higher signal-to-noise ratio
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
  • 6 RCA audio inputs, including MM (moving magnet) phono input
  • Bluetooth®-ready with optional Yamaha YBA-11 adapter (not included)
  • subwoofer output
  • two pairs of RCA recording outputs
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 99 dB (CD)
  • two pairs of gold-plated binding-post speaker connectors with front-panel switching
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • detachable power cord
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 6"H x 15-1/4"D
  • weight: 24.7 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # A-S701SL

What's in the box:

  • Stereo integrated amplifier
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RAS14)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Owner's manual (En/ Fr)
  • Warranty information (US/CA)
  • On-line product registration information
  • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 100
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) 120
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) Not given
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.019%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 99
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi N/A
Total Analog Inputs 6
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
USB Input No
Preamp Outputs Sub
Headphone Output 1/4"
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 5-15/16
Depth (inches) 16-5/16
Weight (pounds) 24.7
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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"Natural Sound" Concept: Yamaha, with a long history of over 125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for HiFi components. Yamaha's A-S701 integrated amplifier takes 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, the A-S701 reproduces high sound quality and musically rich sound.

Proprietary Yamaha Technologies: The Yamaha A-S701 integrated amplifier employs proprietary Yamaha technologies for optimum performance and sound reproductions.

  • ToP-ART Design: 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 organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for highest signal purity.
  • ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough): In addition, the ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base bottom chassis and a solid center bar provide high-rigidity support and vibration damping.

High Current Amplifier: The Yamaha A-S701 features a dynamic, high current stereo amplifier with low impedance drive capability. The amp is rated at 100 watts x 2-channels, measured from 20-20 kHz into 8 with 0.019% THD (120 watts x 2-channels, measured from 20-20 kHz into 6 with 0.038% THD).

High Quality Parts: Custom-made power transformer, custom-made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one-point grounding system, aluminum-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.

CD Direct Amplification + Pure Direct Mode: With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes the CD source's signal-to-noise ratio. Additionally, engaging the Pure Direct mode causes the music signals to travel the shortest possible circuit route, bypassing the buffer amp, the tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.

Sophisticated Front-Panel Design: With a beautifully simple and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha's HiFi audio components, this amplifier also boast an easy-to-operate button layout. The aluminum front-panel has a richly textured silver hairline finish (the rotary knobs are plastic). The rotary encoder makes it quick and easy to select input sources. The luxury hairline finish material offers a nice tactile feeling. LEDs clearly show which source is selected, so you can easily switch sources even in a dark room.


Variable Loudness Control: The A-S701 also feature a new analog 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.

Tone Controls: The integrated amplifier features independent bass (20 Hz) and treble (20 kHz) controls so you can increase or decrease the low and high frequency response (+/-10dB). You can also adjust the output balance of the left and right speakers.

Impedance Switch: The integrated amplifier features a rear-panel impedance switch to match the impedance level of the speakers connected. Choose High or Low:

  • High: Select High if using one set (A or B) of speakers with impedance of 6-ohm or higher; when bi-wiring the impedance of the speaker must also be 6-ohms or higher.
  • Low: Select Low if using one set (A or B) of speakers with the impedance of 4-ohm to 6-ohm; if using two sets (A and B) of speakers simultaneously, the impedance of each speaker must be at least 8-ohms; when bi-wiring the impedance of the speaker must also be 4-ohms to 6-ohms.

Simple Remote Control: The clean, simple design of the remote control provides easy-to-understand one-hand operation. The easy-to-use design makes it simple to adjust song volume and order. The remote has a sophisticated looking hairline finish that matches the design of the amplifiers. You can also use the remote to control a Yamaha CD/SACD player.

Auto Power Standby: The amplifier has a power management function that detects when it hasn't been used for a long time (about 8 hours) even though the power is on, and automatically shifts it into standby mode. So even if you forget to turn it off, power consumption will be minimized.


Gold-Plated Terminals: The Yamaha A-S701 has gold-plated terminals for all of its inputs and outputs. These gold-plated terminals ensure a high quality connection that prevents signal loss.

Analog & Digital Inputs: The Yamaha A-S701 integrated amplifier offers analog & digital inputs for connection of a variety of home audio components.

  • RCA + Phono: The Yamaha integrated amplifier is equipped with six analog stereo (RCA) inputs for connecting external analog audio sources, including a turntable. The Phono input can be used to connect a turntable with an MM phono cartridge to play vinyl records. The unit's Phono input also features a ground terminal.
  • Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The A-S701 is equipped with both optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital audio inputs. The optical and coaxial inputs will accept 2ch PCM (not Dolby Digital/DTS). The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other programs to movies and concerts.

Recording Outputs: There are also two pair of RCA outputs for recording audio through the amplifier to recording device.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The Yamaha integrated amplifier features binding post terminals for its A & B speaker outputs. You can use the A & B speaker outputs to power two pair of speakers, or bi-wire a single pair of compatible speakers. The terminals 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.

Sub Output: A terminal for connecting a subwoofer is provided, allowing you to increase the bass output of your system for a more powerful sound with better overall sound quality

Headphone Output: The A-S701 integrated amplifier is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone output for connecting a pair of headphones (sold separately). When a set of headphones is plugged in, the speaker outputs are automatically muted.

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24 questions already asked

Does this have a built in headphone amp?
[ Geoff  Apr 15, 2021 ]
1 answer
There is no dedicated headphone amp. You can listen with headphones on this amp however there is no separate dedicated headphone amp.
[ michael  Apr 15, 2021 ]
What class amplifier is this?
[ Christopher  Jan 03, 2021 ]
5 answers
I can't say to be honest. In the specs it doesn't get into details. Doesn't mention A-B or Class D for example. I can say it is a fine amp. It is running 8 zone speakers effortlessly. Does not overheat. Well made unit. Hey it's a Yamaha.
[ MARK  Jan 04, 2021 ]
This is an A B class amp
[ Garrett  Jan 04, 2021 ]
To the best of my knowledge it a class ab. It runs in class a for the first 5 to 10 watts then goes to class b. Because class a amps run hot when using them.And when it goes to class b it runs cooler. but this amp does not run hot.
[ Keith  Jan 03, 2021 ]
Class A/B hybrid.
[ michael  Jan 03, 2021 ]
According to Yamaha, the amp circuitry is "based on the [proprietary] ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) Concept."
[ John  Jan 03, 2021 ]
I just purchased the 701 from you all. I have two pairs of speakers coming on Monday. Both are Wharfedale 6 ohm speakers. When playing both A and B simultaneously should I set it at high? I'm NOT Bi-wiring them. Thanks for any help.
[ Connie  Oct 08, 2020 ]
3 answers
Don't change anything is what the pros said when I searched for an answer for myself.
[ James  Oct 08, 2020 ]
Yes. You would set it at high. Yamahas manual does a good job of course explaining the settings for speakers.
[ Robert  Oct 08, 2020 ]
Connie--I have four 8 ohm speakers connected to mine. So, I'm using both A and B. Since Yamaha says that you can use 4 ohm speakers, I know that you can use 6 ohm safely. But i'm not familiar with a "high" setting. Is it a switch on the back of the amp?
[ VICTOR W  Oct 08, 2020 ]
Can I run 2 sets of 6 ohm speakers on A and B at the same time without bi-wiring them? Do I set it at high or low if I don't bi-wire?
[ Connie  Oct 08, 2020 ]
2 answers
Thank you for your response.. Well then, can I run a power amplifier thru one of the input ports on the back and power the speakers through the power amplifier and use the Yamaha A-701 as a pre amp?
[ Connie  Oct 19, 2020 ]
Thank you for your question Connie! The Yamaha A-S701 is not able power two sets of 6 ohm speakers at the same time. It can power either set A or set B if the speakers are all 6 ohms. However, this receiver can power two sets of 8 ohms speakers at the same time since it is stable at 4 ohms. If you have any further questions give us a call at 800-324-9695!
[ Allison  Oct 19, 2020 ]  Staff
is the better spec'd dac in its 801 brother going to improve cd sound via the dac over this one? Thank you!
[ George H  May 23, 2020 ]
2 answers
Well the dac in the 801 has the sabre dac in it but i dont think it is worth the extra cost. if you dont like the dac in the 701 you can always go with the stand alone dac. But i think the dac in the 701 sounds really good.
[ Keith  May 23, 2020 ]
I cant really answer that. I use the Yamaha CD player for my Ipod. I did use the amplifier prior to my purchasing the CD player and the CD player does have a better DAC than the amp. I dont know what the 801's capability is vs 701. Sorry.
[ DREW  May 23, 2020 ]
Can l hookup 4 speakers ?
[ Mark  Apr 10, 2020 ]
4 answers
This amp permits connection of two pairs of speakers (A & B). You can select to play A set only, play B set only, or play both A & B together.
[ Ryan  Apr 25, 2020 ]
Yes. I have Magnapans and Klipsch hooked up and run them simultaneously on A & B setting. Magnapans are 5 ohm and Klipsch are 8 ohm. If 5he impedence is different, make sure you have the lower num ered one on speaker B. I have run 5hem simultaneously for hrs and at about 40% volume, which is fairly loud. I am in it for fidelity not necessarily loud volume. Even at 50% volume, music is clear and precise. Great amplifier for under $1000. To match numbers on another amp, you will be looking at $1500 to $2000. You wont be disappointed .
[ DREW  Apr 20, 2020 ]
Just be careful the speaker wires don't touch each other.
[ Steve  Apr 20, 2020 ]
Yes you can.
[ Turner  Apr 20, 2020 ]
Will the unit auto power on, I see it has auto standby power off?
[ Bradley  Jan 24, 2020 ]
3 answers
No i don't believe so.. You will need to press power button again.
[ michael  Jan 03, 2021 ]
I don't really know. I manually turn it on & off cause the remote does not turn unit completely off.
[ Steve  Jan 24, 2020 ]
Bradley. I am not sure about what you are asking. I use power button on remote to turn off and on. Sorry. But I do know as a high fidelity music lover, you would be hard pressed to get better reproduction without spending 2K. I am very satisfied with unit. I coupled with Yamaha tuner and cd player. Awesome
[ DREW  Jan 24, 2020 ]
Is this amp switchable from 110-240 and 50-60 hz ?
[ Bob  May 10, 2018 ]
4 answers
Bob, This amp is set for 120 voltage @ 60 hz . I purchased this unit a few months ago and love it, reminds me of old school pioneer & maranz units.
[ LAWRENCE  May 27, 2018 ]
My amp is not switchable from 110-240.
[ MICHAEL L  May 25, 2018 ]
No it is not
[ Steve  May 24, 2018 ]
I'm not at home to look at it right now but most high-quality Fidelity equipment is the one thing I can tell you is you will enjoy it sound I have a few different stereo systems I bought this one exclusively for my shop and don't take that wrong when I say shop I spend a good majority of my time there so I need good quality sound
[ Robert  May 24, 2018 ]
Question. U99.00 Yamaha home and. Can you hook it up to receiver with one out's for am. Did not notice per out's on back of amp.?
[ Randall  Jan 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
If I'm not mistaken a you 99 as a microphone and I don't remember seeing any microphone inputs but I can tell you that I've owned a lot of stereo equipment a lot and this is one of the best sounding amplifiers I've had in a long time
[ Robert  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Ok, there are conflicting answers here. Is there a standard USB port to directly plug in your iPod? I'm not going to run my iPod through the headphone jack-sound quality drops a lot.
[ Jesse  Nov 15, 2017 ]
3 answers
No there is definitely not a USB port. We run ours through our CD player USB port.
[ DENNIS  Nov 16, 2017 ]
There is no direct port on the 701 hang out but I have a Yamaha CD player that does and it makes my ipod sound awesome through that amplifier
[ Robert  Nov 15, 2017 ]
[ John  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Can I plug my laptop to the back of this amp so I can play my itunes?
[ Tom  Feb 16, 2017 ]
4 answers
Yes, you'll need an adapter, 3.5mm stereo plug to 2 RCA plugs on one of the line level inputs.
[ NORMAN K  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Yes you can, there is a usb plug-in. It's a great amp with clean, crisp sound
[ Don  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Unfortunately my amp is very difficult to access the rear of the amp and looking at my manuel I do not see a usb port. However, I play my I pod nano through the amp with my I tunes and it works perfectly. I believe it is the Aux jack. Hope this helps, by the way, what an outstanding amp. As clean as it gets with excellent power.
[ MICHAEL  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Not through a USB port but you can get a stereo input cable that has an earphone adapter at one end and play from a laptop or a phone that way.
[ John  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Do I need a phono preamp with this amp ?
[ Victor  Feb 19, 2016 ]
1 answer
This receiver does have a phono input. The Phono input can be used to connect a turntable with an MM phono cartridge to play vinyl records. The unit's Phono input also features a ground terminal.
[ Jeff  Feb 22, 2016 ]  Staff
I have a pair of Def Tech 8080 ST front speakers with a Pioneer SC-81 receiver. will this amp make my speakers sound a lot better?
[ Amir  Feb 16, 2016 ]
1 answer
The Yamaha A-S701 is designed to produce cleaner sound with a custom-made power transformer, custom-made block capacitors, two direct signal path speaker relays, one-point grounding system, aluminum-extruded heat sinks and other top-quality parts. That along with proprietary Yamaha technologies allow the A-S701 to reproduce high-quality and musically rich sound. I hope that helps. My Bio:
[ Larry  Feb 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Can the remote that comes with this amp control the on/off function of the Yamaha ts-500 tuner?
[ Desi  Feb 04, 2016 ]
2 answers
I have no experience with this tuner. However, the remote works fine with my Yamaha CD changer.
[ David  Feb 05, 2016 ]
Sorry....I purchased only the amp and not the tuner. I don't have the remote handy even to look at the controls.
[ James  Feb 04, 2016 ]
What type of`speaker cables do I need?
[ sam  Aug 29, 2015 ]
2 answers
I can't answer that question I have a Yamaha sa 701 integrated amplifier backed by a pair of Cerwin Vega XSL 12 they have awesome Bass a little muddy in the mids but I can definitely wait the neighborhood if I want
[ Robert  Nov 15, 2017 ]
This will partly depend on the type of speakers you are connecting, and the distance you are running the speaker. You can click on the Accessories tab to see recommended cables.
[ Jeff  Aug 31, 2015 ]  Staff
Will this unit works in India as our operating voltage is 220v 50 hz ?
[ surapaneni  Aug 23, 2015 ]
3 answers
According to the operating manual, "Connect the supplied Power Cable to "AC IN" after all other connections are complete". Remember, this is the AMERICAN manual, and may not apply to India. This manual contains some information for North America, China and Australia, but I see NOTHING for India. My suggestion to you is to contact Yamaha's distributor in India, or see if you can locate this unt in an electronics store where you can look at it.. They can give you a definitive answer. Good Luck!!
[ ED  Aug 28, 2015 ]
Great product but ask crutchfield or yamaha abut the use in India power requirements
[ PAUL  Aug 24, 2015 ]
It will work. It can be configured to accommodate 220 quickly and efficiently. This is a great amp.
[ stump  Aug 24, 2015 ]
I would need to know if one could hook up an equalizer to this unit. If not, which Yamaha integrated amplifier or non-integrated amplifier would allow the addition of an equalizer and a Phono input. Are these options available on this or any other yamaha amp?
[ Kirk  Dec 02, 2014 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your equalizer. They will be able to pull up this amp and see if it will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Jeff  Dec 03, 2014 ]  Staff
impedance selector low and high ? can someone explain this to me ? i have speakers rated from 4-8 ohms,so what is better to use ?
[ FilipV  Nov 19, 2020 ]
2 answers
If your speakers are 4 ohms or above, use the low switch. If they're 6 ohms or above, use the high switch. If you're running two pairs of speakers at the same time, they both have to be 8 ohms or above and the switch should be set to low.
[ Hal  Nov 19, 2020 ]
Yes Filip i leave mine set on 8 ohm all the time.But it can be confusing. I hope that helps...
[ Keith  Nov 19, 2020 ]
Can I power speakers a + b with this amp when one set is 8 ohms and the other set is 4 ohms ?
[ Thomas  Jan 31, 2020 ]
1 answer
No, when powering two sets of speakers simultaneously, the impedance of each set of speaker must be AT LEAST 8-ohms.
[ Calvin  Mar 08, 2020 ]  Staff
Does use of analog inputs with external DAC baypass Yamaha's internal DAC (there is no another A-D conversion). And if answer is positive, which analog input to use?
[ NaumHn  Sep 30, 2018 ]
1 answer
Yes - External DAC to Analog input will bypass the internal DAC. Which input to use will depend on what kind of source you are trying to connect.
[ Michael  Oct 04, 2018 ]
Can I connect Polk Audio RTIA7 Tower speakers to this amp?
[ Sandy  Dec 15, 2016 ]
8 answers
Yes, the AS-701 is rated at 100 w per channel, the RTiA7 speaker is rated to take up to 300 watts. Physically the connections are compatible as well but make sure to get high grade cable and match the connectors (banana plugs) on each end, my Polks have banana receptacles and the AS-701 I own has them as well. Be careful though if you are expecting to use the speakers at full rated power of 300 watts as the amplifier will probably begin to clip at the the top of its output range. Also, I've noted that my Polks aren't quite as efficient at low power as other speakers I own but they sound great.
[ NORMAN K  Dec 17, 2016 ]
I Would think so , I used it with cerwin Vegas
[ Keith  Dec 17, 2016 ]
[ DENNIS  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Yes you can add those speakers to the amp. May I add that A-S701 is quite a piece of equipment, the first that hit me is the clarity. Excellent choice
[ Don  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Sandy, I am not familiar with the Polk RTIA7's but I have NHT Towers connected to mine. I can tell you that initially after receiving this amp and having replaced a Denon with identical power I was a bit underwhelmed. Its now been two years later and I have really grown to LOVE this Yamaha. At first I felt its bass response was a tad lacking compared to the Denon but I can honestly day that was a mistake. I would describe this amp as precise. I cant imagine why these Polks would not work well although I do not know their OHM rating. As a bass and guitar teacher I consider myself extremely picky as to the performance of my stereo gear. I have many friends who are serious audiophiles who have EXTREMELY expensive high end gear and they all have been blown away by this amp. I find it to be exactly what I was after in an two channel audio only amp. I am completely satisfied with the performance and quality of this amp. I can only imagine that your Polk towers will sound great with the Yamaha. The one thing about the Yamaha that took some getting used to compared to the Denon was the way the volume control was calibrated. The Denon displayed most of its power between the first half of the dial. Once past halfway not much changed. The Yamaha is more conventional as I use it past the halfway point on occasion and it keeps getting louder and stays remarkably clean doing it. I use this amp quite often , I am partial to two channel amps and I would definitely by it again if anything happened to it. Extremely pleased. Good luck.
[ MICHAEL  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Absolutely. 8 ohm speaker rated for 300 watts. Amp is rated for 100 watts into 8 ohms. You won't have the headroom of a bigger amp. Based on the sensitivity of the speaker, 89db, you'll hit just over 107db at full volume which is typically enough for most people.
[ A  Dec 16, 2016 ]
absolutely. This amp takes either banana connections or bare speaker wire, the other end of the speaker cable would, of course, have whatever connectors are compatible with the Polks.
[ Penguiy  Dec 16, 2016 ]
If you are asking if this will have enough power to move the Polk RTiA7s.... I would say absolutely yes. It is a very powerful amp with little distortion. This amp also has A/B channels which will allow you to bi-amp those speakers if you desire. I my opinion... this amp is in a 'better class' than your speakers. And pairing it up with those speakers might be doing the amp an injustice. However, dollar for dollar, I can not imagine any other amp that can make the Polks sound the best they can sound.
[ Yelitza  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Is anyone running Klipsch speakers with this amp? I have RF-82II and need a new amp. Everyone says Yamaha is to bright for the speakers.
[ Leigh  Oct 23, 2016 ]
2 answers
I'm am not running Klipsh but I am running NHT towers. When I first received this amp I somewhat felt that it didn't have the warmth my Denon had. Now that I have owned it for over a year I have gotten to appreciate just how clean this amp is. Wish I could help you with the specific speakers but this maybe of some use. I am pleased with the amp though. Extremely clean.
[ MICHAEL  Oct 24, 2016 ]
I have this amp paired with Martin Logan 60XT floor-standing speakers. I think the 60XTs are a bit nicer than the amp...but the sound quality sounds great. I particularly like the amp...i spent a lot of time researching integrated amplifiers and finally settled on the A-S701. I much recommend this amp.
[ Angel De Jesus  Oct 24, 2016 ]

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