Removed From Sale
Item: Yamaha A-S701
Location: Canberra ACT Price: $550 $450 Includes delivery with in Oz Item Condition: 8/10 because it's used. No marks I can see I haven't had it out in direct sunlight. Will probably have little finger smudges that can be easily cleaned Reason for selling: Found a Class A tube amplifier Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank transfer Extra Info: Pick up available. Happy for trades, looking for DACs or headphones mostly
Great amplifier that has a inbuilt DAC. Not as good as the one on the A-S801 but both amps share the same amplifier stage. I honestly never used it because I have a Schiit R2R DAC but for simplicity it will be fine. Amp also includes a phono stage, again not the greatest but I was happy with it until I upgraded to a second hand separate unit.
One of the better looking amplifiers out at the moment.
The amp is good to 100w into 8ohms and 160w into 4ohms. Can drive 2 ohm loads for short periods of time. Has a selector switch on the back of the a to match speaker loads. I am not the best when it comes to describing amps but I can say that this amplifier sounds clear and detailed without being too bright, although this may come back to bite me, it may be bass light (for some) in comparison to my Marantz PM44SE; this has too much treble energy for the speakers though. Overall a sweet sounding amplifier that is easy to listen to but also detailed. Unfortunately not as sweet sounding as my tube amp .
The Amp has a lot of inputs so that will never be an issue.
I have read that this amp (A-S801 is the same amp with different DAC) has decent synergy with the LS50. The reviewer below even drove a pair of Apogees so the amp will power most speakers.
I've included some information below if people are interested.
I wanted this amp for a long time but then a cheap tube amp came along and I discovered my modded Silver S6s played well with it and had better synergy. Although I would love to keep the amp, my wife is not happy that I like to keep amplifiers that aren't plugged in and connected to speakers so it needs to be moved along.
If you have any questions, pm me and I'll be happy to answer when I'm free.