Yamaha: Hitting The High Fidelity Sweet Spot
Perhaps high definition video isn’t your thing – hey, we understand. However, there’s no doubt good sound is something one cannot pass on, and Yamaha knows this. They’re going retro with their new high end amplifier, boasting all of the quality components audiophiles look for: 90W x 2 channel output goodness, a signal-noise ratio of 98dB, and a frequency response of an impressive 10Hz-100,000Hz.
An update from their bigger brother, the A-S1000 seen above, the A-S700 amp (500€) is a relatively affordable solution for those looking to get the most out of their loudspeakers. As for details, the front panel of the amp and knobs are made of pure aluminum. It also comes with a handy dandy remote control.
Amplifiers like these enrich the sound of the source music, CD, turntable, or computer that they come from, filling in the missing highs and lows that compressed music tends to cut out. Of course, we’re more interested in its performance. If anyone gets their hands on one of these, we’d like to hear some first-hand opinions.