This unit allows you to: ◆ Enjoy the highest sound quality of compact discs by ◆ Use the remote control of this unit to operate a Yamaha using the CD direct function (A-S701 only) tuner and/or CD player (see page 7) ◆...
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel (A-S701) 4 PHONES jack (power) switch Connect your headphones. Turns on and off the power of this unit. 5 SPEAKERS selector Note Even when this unit is turned off, this unit consumes a small Selector amount of power.
B CD DIRECT AMP button and indicator Note (A-S701 only) If you rotate the BALANCE control to the end of L (left) or Reproduces CD sound in the highest signal quality R (right), the opposite side of channel is muted.
1 CD input jacks 6 DC OUT jack Used to connect a CD player (see page 9). For supplying power to a Yamaha AV accessory. For details on connections, refer to the instruction manual 2 PHONO jacks and GND terminal of the AV accessory.
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS (A-S501/S301) (A-S701) 0 VOLTAGE SELECTOR (General model only) B AC IN (A-S701) Used to set to your local main voltage (see page 10). Used to connect the supplied power cable to an AC wall outlet (see page 10).
(A-S501/S301) 1 Infrared signal transmitter Sends infrared signals. Turns the Yamaha CD player on, or sets it to standby mode. Refer to the owner’s manual of your CD player for details. Turns this unit on, or sets it to standby mode.
The following buttons can be used to control various functions of a Yamaha tuner. Note Refer to your component’s owner’s manual for more Even when using a Yamaha CD player, certain components information. and features may not be available. BAND Selects the reception band (FM/AM).
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ■ Installing batteries ■ Operation range Point the remote control at the remote control sensor on this unit and remain within the operating range shown below. Approximately AA, R6, UM-3 batteries Remote control ■ Notes on remote control and batteries •...
CONNECTIONS Connecting speakers and source components Make sure to connect L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers, and if the polarity of the speaker connections is incorrect, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass.
• Do not let bare speaker wires touch each other or any may cause fire and damage to this unit. metal part of this unit. This could damage this unit and/ ■ AC IN (A-S701) or the speakers. Connect the supplied power cable to AC IN after all other ■...
■ Reproducing CD sound with the highest DIRECT sound quality (CD DIRECT AMP) ■ Making it easier to hear the high- and (A-S701 only) low-frequency ranges even at low When selecting the input source other than CD, if you volume (LOUDNESS)
Refer to the chart below if this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions below do not help, turn off this unit, disconnect the power cable, and then contact the nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center. Problem...
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy page Playback has been stopped on the Turn the component on and start playback. No sound. connected component. No appropriate input source has been Select an appropriate input source with the INPUT selected. selector on the front panel (or one of the Input selector buttons on the remote control).
SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO SECTION Item A-S701 A-S501 A-S301 8 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.019% THD 100 W + 100 W 85 W + 85 W 60 W + 60 W Minimum RMS output power 6 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.038% THD...
SPECIFICATIONS Item A-S701 A-S501 A-S301 PHONO (MM) 82 dB or more (5 mV input shorted) Signal to noise ratio (IHF-A CD, etc. PURE DIRECT on network) 99 dB or more (200 mV input shorted) CD DIRECT AMP on 104 dB or more —...
SPECIFICATIONS Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and Used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.