◆ Improve sound quality by using the Pure Direct (p. 8) remote control (p. 3) function ◆ Boost bass sounds by connecting a subwoofer (p. 5) ◆ Play back music from your iPhone/iPod (optional Yamaha ◆ Save power by using POWER MANAGEMENT switch product required; p. 10) (p. 7) ◆...
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel and Remote control (A-S500) 1 A (POWER) Front panel: A switch Turns on and off the power of this unit. On position: Pushed inward Off position: Released outward Remote control: A button When this unit is turned on: turns this unit on or sets it to standby mode.
Note Reproduces any input source in the purest sound possible. Even when using a Yamaha CD player, certain components and The indicator above it lights up when this function is features may not be available. Refer to your component’s owner’s turned on (see page 8).
4 DOCK jack switch may not be fully slid to either position. If this is the Used to connect an optional Yamaha Universal Dock for case, remove the power cable and slide the switch all the iPod or Wireless System for iPod (see page 10).
PREPARATION CONNECTIONS Connecting speakers and source components CAUTION • Do not connect this unit or other components to the main power until all connections between components are complete. • All connections must be correct: 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.
CONNECTIONS CAUTION • The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch must be set to the appropriate position before connecting speaker sets. See page 4 for details. • Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other or any metal part of this unit. This could damage this unit and/or the speakers.
CONNECTIONS Connecting the power cable POWER VOLTAGE MANAGEMENT SELECTOR To the wall outlet with the power cable (Taiwan and Central/South America models) ■ POWER MANAGEMENT switch ■ Connecting the power cable Enables or disables the automatic power down function. Plug the power cable into the wall outlet after all other When the automatic power down function is enabled, this connections are complete.
OPERATION PLAYING AND RECORDING Playing a source Play the selected input source. Rotate the VOLUME control on the front SPEAKERS VOLUME panel (or press VOLUME +/– buttons on the remote control) to adjust the sound output level. You can adjust the tonal quality by using the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls, or the PURE DIRECT switch on the front panel.
Notes The center position produces a flat response. • For the A-S500, audio signals are not output via the LINE 2 REC or LINE 3 REC output jacks when LINE 2 or LINE 3 is BASS selected with the REC OUT selector.
PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM YOUR iPhone/iPod Once you have connected an optional Yamaha Universal Dock for iPod or Wireless System for iPod to the DOCK jack on the rear panel of this unit, you can enjoy playback of your iPhone/iPod using the remote control supplied with this unit.
PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM YOUR iPhone/iPod Using a Universal Dock for iPod Note Some shuffle modes and repeat modes may not be available After setting your iPhone/iPod in your dock, rotate the depending on the model or the software version of your iPhone/ INPUT selector on the front panel (or press DOCK button iPod.
PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM YOUR iPhone/iPod – Communication between the transmitter and Using a Wireless System for iPod receiver becomes disrupted due to interference from other wireless LAN devices, cordless telephones, microwave ovens, etc. YID-W10 receiver • You can use the remote control to control the iPhone/iPod. For more information, see page 11.
There is a problem with the internal Disconnect the power cable and contact the nearest circuitries of this unit. authorized Yamaha dealer or service center. If an unusual odor or noise is generated from the unit, do — not turn on the power, disconnect the power cable, and contact a service center for repair.
TROUBLESHOOTING Refer to Problems Possible Causes Solutions page Sound is muted. Press MUTE button on the remote control or rotate No sound. the VOLUME control. Incorrect cable connections. Connect the stereo cable for audio units and the speaker wires properly. If the problem persists, the cables may be defective.
TROUBLESHOOTING Refer to Problems Possible Causes Solutions page The PURE DIRECT switch is turned on. The PURE DIRECT switch must be turned off to use Using the BASS, those controls. TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls does not affect the tonal quality. ■...
TROUBLESHOOTING ■ Remote control Refer to Problems Possible Causes Solutions page The remote control is too far away or The remote control will function within a maximum The remote control tilted too much. range of 6 m (20 ft) and no more than 30 degrees off- does not work nor axis from the front panel.
PHONO (MM) to REC (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 3 V)..0.025% or less CD, etc. to SPEAKERS [A-S500] (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 42.5 W, 8 Ω) ..0.015% or less [A-S300] (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 30 W, 8 Ω) ..... 0.015% or less •...
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