Yamaha A-S2200 Integrated Amplifier delivers an unique Hi-Fi sound
The Yamaha A-S2200 integrated amplifier offers a powerful 90 watts for each channel, and it’s 4-ohm constant, so it can deal with a wide range of speakers. It provides numerous functions intended to create analog music sources sound outstanding – nicely balanced and unbalanced inputs, an effective toroidal transformer, and strong, vibration-resistant construction.
Initial opinion, even before plugging in and tuning in, is that this Yamaha A-S2200 amplifier is a monster that exudes top quality of building. The machine box is large and rigid, side panels are a high-class black gloss, and the two sets of speaker holding posts are reliable brass, contoured for grip simplicity. On turning up the Yamaha A-S2200 and cranking the volume level to “11”, every input choice (phono, tuner, CD player) remains dead quiet-no hum or signal bleed via at all; very remarkable without a doubt.
If you’re a little bit nostalgic for the components of the 1970s – we grew up with them and we love the appearance – you will take pleasure in the huge level meters lighted by very soft LED light. The knobs and switches on the front side panel were carefully designed to match the overall aesthetic style of this amplifier.
A overall performance match for the universal stage and getting many functions from its big brother, the A-S2200 provides an genuine, effective yet in some way stylish and emotional Hi-Fi sound. Complete musicality from a extravagantly gorgeous instrument.
Completely well balanced circuit design from input to speaker out
Huge toroidal power transformer with tremendous energy delivering an unique Hi-Fi sound
Beautiful level meters convey dynamics and music rhythm with a nod to the nostalgic Hi-Fi era
Thick wires for ground connection contribute to low impedance design for a wide and open sound stage
Mechanical ground strategy enhances hardness for significant and rhythmic bass sounds.
Superb analog connections
These days, it’s a bit uncommon to see an integrated amplifier without digital inputs, but this amplifier is all about analog amazing benefits. In Yamaha A-S2200, there are 5 unbalanced RCA inputs on the backside, included dedicated inputs for a individual tuner and the analog output of your CD player. There is also a discrete phono stage that allows you connect a turntable with a moving magnet or possibly moving coil cartridge. A set of well balanced XLR inputs are available for connecting an audiophile component, as well.
The level meters are each a nod to the nostalgic period of Hi-Fi while at the same time displaying the significance of pure Hi-Fi for today’s discerning lover. Visually showing the dynamics and heartbeat of the music, the level meters imbue a comfy feeling via their relaxingly illuminated LEDs. Photo: Yamaha
Yamaha’s Mechanical Ground Concept is utilized in the chassis construction of the A-S2200, ensuring maximum rigidity and minimized vibrations. Additionally, the power transformer is mounted to achieve further rigidity, with support for the power capacitors and a heatsink directly screwed to the frame. The chassis mounting points are sturdy, made of heavy-duty, chrome-plated brass and welded to the main frame. The luxurious speaker cable terminals are made of pure copper, allowing for easy manual tightening and secure connections.
The A-S2200 boasts comprehensive connection capabilities, including two balanced XLR inputs, four single-ended RCA inputs, and a phono input for MM/MC heads, with a separate semiconductor preamplifier stage. Output options include preamp and signal output for recording, as well as sockets for home automation system connection. The infrared remote control is of superior quality and designed as a system remote control, able to manage other Yamaha Hi-Fi devices such as streaming services, CD or SACD players.
The recipe for success of Yamaha’s Hi-Fi product line lies in the integration of the latest technology and decades of experience with traditional Hi-Fi and sound. The A-S2200 is a prime example of this, combining high-tech solutions with vintage charm for a perfectly balanced, modern integrated amplifier that’s sure to appeal to discerning audiophiles.
The couple of sets of binding posts could look a little different than what you’re used to. They’re built of 100 % pure chrome-plated brass, and they have a fine grippy shape that makes them simpler to rotate open and closed. Yamaha A-S2200 integrated amplifier price: $4,499.95
Yamaha A-S2200 integrated amplifier specs:
|Rated Output Power||[20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.07% THD] 90 W ＋ 90 W (8 ohms), 150 W ＋ 150 W (4 ohms)|
|High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||105/135/190/220 W|
|Damping Factor||≧ 250 (1 kHz, 8 ohms)|
|Frequency Response||+0 / -3 dB (5 Hz-100 kHz) , ＋0 / -0.3 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz)|
|RIAA Equalization Deviation||＋/-0.5 dB (PHONO (MM/MC))|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz to 20kHz)||PHONO MC→LINE2 OUT: 0.02 % (1.2 Vrms), PHONO→LINE2 OUT: 0.005 % (1.2 Vrms), CD, etc./BAL→SP OUT: 0.035 % (50 W/8 ohms）|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||PHONO MC: 90 db, PHONO MM: 96 dB, CD, etc.: 110 dB, BAL: 114 dB|
|Input Sensitivity||[1 kHz, 100 W/8 ohms] PHONO MC: 150 uVrms/50 ohms, PHONO MM: 3.5 mVrms/47 kohms, CD, etc.: 200 mVrms/47 kohms, MAIN IN: 1 Vrms/47 kohms, BAL: 200 mVrms/100 kohms|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ x 18-1/4″|