Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Integrated Amps

Yamaha Releases A-S1200, A-S2200 and A-S3200 Stereo Integrated Amplifiers

Yamaha A-S Series Integrated Amplifiers (2020)

Stereo Integrated Amps for Audiophiles

Yamaha just released reengineered A-S series integrated amplifiers for high-end audio enthusiasts. The new models — A-S1200, A-S2200 and A-S3200 — join the recently introduced 5000 Series of speakers, amps, preamps and turntable, offering audiophiles a complete family of premium Hi-Fi audio components. They replace the A-S1100, A-S2100, and A-S3000 that could now be price reduced.

Yamaha coined the term “Hi-Fi” 65 years ago with the release of its Hi-Fi Player and subsequent 1000 and 2000 series (see history), which are still highly regarded by audio enthusiasts. The 5000 series, over eight years in the making, was built on the success and performance of those legendary products, surpassing them with new patented features and construction. The same attention to design and detail as well as engineering philosophies can now be found in new A-S Series of integrated amplifiers.

An integrated amplifier is built to drive a system for serious music listening, offering both a power amplifier to generate wattage for loudspeakers and a preamplifier to support inputs from all music source components.As with all Yamaha audio technologies, the new models draw on the company’s expertise as the world’s largest maker of musical instruments and audio gear to deliver the most accurate and dynamic expression of “True Sound.” This Yamaha concept is based on reproducing the sound of musical instruments in the most natural and lifelike way, whether it’s in the studio or on stage. 

“Music lovers deserve a rewarding and authentic reproduction of their favorite tunes. A pure and truly moving listening experience is never the result of just one component,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “These new amplifiers combine years of customer feedback, research and development to deliver a reinvented line of amp technology, with many engineering and patented features directly carried over from our 5000 Series.”

Each new integrated amplifier shares several key features with the 5000 Series, including toroidal transformers with drawn-out wiring to reduce energy loss, mechanical grounding to reduce unwanted vibrations and thick wires for ground connection for lower impedance.Every piece in the A-S Series exudes beauty as well as craftsmanship, mimicking the meticulous attention to detail of the inside with a stunning aesthetic design for the listener. Each model is available in black or silver, with polished piano black sides, featuring vintage-styled level meters and iconic knobs on the front panel for a stylish, elegant statement.

Yamaha A-S1200 Integrated Amplifier Interior
A-S1200 Interior
Yamaha A-S1200 Integrated Amplifier Rear View
A-S1200

The A-S1200 adds silver-plated metal feet, a range of inputs (RCA x 4, MAIN x 1, Phono x 1) and outputs (Rec Out, Pre Out, Remote I/O) with a weight of 48.5 pounds and measuring 17-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ x 18-1/4″ (W x H x D).

Yamaha A-S2200 Integrated Amplifier Interior
A-S2200 Interior
Yamaha A-S2200 Integrated Amplifier Rear View
A-S2200

The A-S2200 has a fully balanced circuit with floating amplifier design, silver-plated brass feet, a fully discrete headphone amplifier, inputs (XLR x 1, RCA x 4, MAIN x 1, Phono x 1) and outputs (Rec Out, Pre Out, Remote I/O) with a weight of 50 pounds and measuring 17-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ x 18-1/4″ (W x H x D).

Yamaha A-S3200 Integrated Amplifier Interior
A-S3200 Interior
Yamaha A-S3200 Integrated Amplifier Rear View
A-S3200

The A-S3200 also has a fully balanced circuit with floating amplifier design to minimize ground noise, a fully discrete headphone amplifier and custom feet from the 5000 Series. It features high quality polypropylene capacitors, brass screws and block capacitor terminals, larger level meters, inputs (XLR x 2, RCA x 4, MAIN x 1, phono x 1) and outputs (Rec Out, Pre Out, Remote I/O) with a weight of 54.5 pounds and measuring 17-1/8″ x 7-1/8″ x 18-1/4″ (W x H x D).

Both the A-S2200 and A-S3200 incorporate the 5000 Series’ use of pure copper continuous crystal construction internal speaker wires and four 22,000uF/63V block capacitors.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Comparison

A-S3200 A-S2200 A-S1200
Mechanical Ground Concept
Rigid Streamlined Construction
Welded Bolts for Feet
Feet Brass, spike with a guard base Brass Iron
Low Impedance Concept
Internal Speaker Wires PC-Triple C (Φ2.7mm) PC-Triple C (Φ2.7mm) Super Thick Copper (Φ2.0mm)
Brass Screw and Gilding OFC Terminal
Components
PP Film Capacitor for Audio
High-quality PPS Film Capacitor for Audio

Pricing & Availability

The new Yamaha A-S Series of integrated amplifiers will ship in May 2020 at the following manufacturer suggested retail pricing in black or silver: 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Phono

Review By Maurice Jeffries New Heavyweight Contenders! My first encounter with DS Audio’s fascinating line of optical cartridges and matching phono energizers (the term...

Over-Ear Headphones

Portable USB DACs are a new category that can take well regarded headphones from Meze Audio and Audeze to the next level when listening...

Integrated Amps

At $7499, Yamaha's flagship stereo integrated amplifier for 2020 pays homage to the company's heritage. Check out part 1 of our review.

Over-Ear Headphones

First impressions of a portable headphone combo for audiophiles using the Clarus CODA USB DAC with the Audeze LCD-1 planar-magnetic over-ear headphones.

A/V Receivers

Denon's 2020 middle-of-the-line 9.2-channel home theater receiver superbly handles surround sound, while ushering in support for 8K TVs.

Digital Music Systems

In part 2 of our review we compare the Songbird hifi streamer with some affordable DACs and speakers.

You May Also Like

Integrated Amps

A $3000 Integrated Amp that looks like it's from the 70s with modern conveniences such as Bluetooth, Chromecast and Airplay 2.

Integrated Amps

At $7499, Yamaha's flagship stereo integrated amplifier for 2020 pays homage to the company's heritage. Check out part 1 of our review.

Integrated Amps

The new XR Series from Cyrus Audio includes two integrated amplifiers with DACs, a preamp, two CD players and an external power supply.

Integrated Amps

Audiophile integrated stereo amp combines natural-sounding audio associated with vacuum tubes while providing the power and control of solid-state electronics.

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.