AB
Integrated Amplifier
OWNER’S MANUAL
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
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To assure the finest performance, please read this manual
carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
Install this sound system in a well ventilated, cool, dry,
clean place - away from direct sunlight, heat sources,
vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold. For proper
ventilation, allow the following minimum clearances
around this unit.
Top: 30 cm (11-3/4 in)
Rear: 20 cm (7-7/8 in)
Sides: 20 cm (7-7/8 in)
Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances,
motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds.
Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes
from cold to hot, and do not locate this unit in an
environment with high humidity (i.e. a room with a
humidifier) to prevent condensation inside this unit,
which may cause an electrical shock, fire, damage to this
unit, and/or personal injury.
Avoid installing this unit where foreign object may fall
onto this unit and/or this unit may be exposed to liquid
dripping or splashing. On the top of this unit, do not
place:
– Other components, as they may cause damage and/or
discoloration on the surface of this unit.
– Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
– Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall and
liquid may cause electrical shock to the user and/or
damage to this unit.
Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth,
curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the
temperature inside this unit rises, it may cause fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all
connections are complete.
Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords.
When disconnecting the power cable from the wall outlet,
grasp the plug; do not pull the cable.
Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might
damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
Only voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using
this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous
and may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal
injury. Yamaha will not be held responsible for any
damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage
other than specified.
To prevent damage by lightning, keep the power cable
and outdoor antennas disconnected from a wall outlet or
this unit during a lightning storm.
Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact
qualified Yamaha service personnel when any service is
needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any
reasons.
When not planning to use this unit for long periods of
time (i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from
the wall outlet.
Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section on
common operating errors before concluding that this unit
is faulty.
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17 Before moving this unit, press A to turn off this unit, and
then disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.
18 Condensation will form when the surrounding
temperature changes suddenly. Disconnect the power
cable from the outlet, then leave this unit alone.
19 When using this unit for a long time, this unit may
become warm. Turn the power off, then leave this unit
alone for cooling.
20 Install this unit near the AC outlet and where the AC
power plug can be reached easily.
21 The batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like. When you dispose of
batteries, follow your regional regulations.
22 Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
As long as this unit is connected to the AC wall outlet, it is not
disconnected from the AC power source even if you turn off this
unit by A or set it to the standby mode by A button on the remote
control. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small
quantity of power.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
A-S500 only
This label is required to be attached to a product of which the
temperature of the top cover may be hot during operation.
For U.K. customers
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the
plug supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and
an appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details, refer to the
instructions described below.
Note
The plug severed from the mains lead must be destroyed, as a
plug with bared flexible cord is hazardous if engaged in a live
socket outlet.
Special Instructions for U.K. Model
IMPORTANT
THE WIRES IN MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Make sure that neither core is connected to the earth terminal of the
three pin plug.
CONTENTS
OPERATION
USEFUL FEATURES ............................................ 1
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ................................. 1
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ......................... 2
Front panel and Remote control ................................ 2
About the remote control ........................................... 3
Rear panel .................................................................. 4
PLAYING AND RECORDING.............................8
Playing a source......................................................... 8
Adjusting the tonal quality ........................................ 8
Recording a source .................................................... 9
PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM
YOUR iPhone/iPod ...........................................10
PREPARATION
CONNECTIONS .................................................... 5
Connecting speakers and source components............ 5
Connecting the power cable....................................... 7
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................13
SPECIFICATIONS...............................................17
• y indicates a tip for your operation.
• Some operations can be performed by using either the buttons on the main unit or on the remote control. In cases
when the button names differ between the main unit and the remote control, the names of the buttons on the remote
control are given in parentheses.
• This manual is printed prior to production. Design and specifications are subject to change in part as a result of
improvements, etc. In case of differences between the manual and the product, the product has priority.
OPERATION
■ About this manual
PREPARATION
Using a Universal Dock for iPod............................. 11
Using a Wireless System for iPod ........................... 12
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This unit allows you to:
◆ Improve sound quality by using the Pure Direct (p. 8)
function
◆ Play back music from your iPhone/iPod (optional Yamaha
product required; p. 10)
◆ Select the recording source independently of the listening
source (A-S500 only; p. 9)
◆ Control other Yamaha components using this unit’s
remote control (p. 3)
◆ Boost bass sounds by connecting a subwoofer (p. 5)
◆ Save power by using POWER MANAGEMENT switch
(p. 7)
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Please check that you received all of the following parts:
Remote control
Batteries (× 2)
(AA, R6, UM-3)
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
USEFUL FEATURES
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
This unit consumes a small amount of power even when turned
off or when in standby mode.
2 POWER on indicator
Lights up as follows:
Brightly lit: Power is on
Dimly lit:
Standby mode
Off:
Power is off
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The POWER on indicator remains brightly lit while an iPhone/
iPod is being charged, even if this unit is in standby mode.
3 Infrared signal transmitter
Sends signals to the main unit.
4 Remote control sensor
Receives signals from the remote control.
5 INPUT selector and indicators
Select the input source you want to listen to. The input
source indicators light up when the corresponding input
sources are selected.
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The input source names correspond to the names of the
connection jacks on the rear panel.
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
D VOLUME control
VOLUME +/–
Control the sound output level.
This does not affect the REC level for recording.
7 SPEAKERS selector
Turn on or off the speaker set connected to the
SPEAKERS A and/or B terminals on the rear panel each
time the corresponding SPEAKERS selector is set to A, B
or A+B.
MUTE button (Remote control only)
Decreases the current volume by about 20 dB.
8 REC OUT selector (A-S500 only)
Select a source for recording independently of the INPUT
selector setting, allowing you to record the selected source
while listening to another source (see page 9).
9 BASS control
Increases or decreases the low frequency response (see
page 9).
0 TREBLE control
Increases or decreases the high frequency response (see
page 9).
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• The INPUT indicator for the current input source blinks while
the output is muted.
• The mute is released when MUTE button is pressed again, or
when the volume is adjusted by rotating the VOLUME control
on the front panel or by pressing the VOLUME +/– buttons on
the remote control.
E iPhone/iPod control buttons
Control an iPhone/iPod that is connected using an optional
Yamaha Universal Dock for iPod (see page 11) or
Wireless System for iPod (see page 12).
F Yamaha tuner control buttons
Control various functions of a Yamaha tuner.
Note
A BALANCE control
Adjusts the sound output balance of the left and right
speakers (see page 9).
Even when using a Yamaha tuner, certain components and
features may not be available. Refer to your component’s owner’s
manual for more information.
B LOUDNESS control
Retains a full tonal range at any volume level (see page 9).
G Yamaha CD player control buttons
Control various functions of a Yamaha CD player.
C PURE DIRECT switch and indicator
Reproduces any input source in the purest sound possible.
The indicator above it lights up when this function is
turned on (see page 8).
Note
Even when using a Yamaha CD player, certain components and
features may not be available. Refer to your component’s owner’s
manual for more information.
About the remote control
■ Installing batteries in the remote control
■ Using the remote control
The remote control transmits a directional infrared beam.
Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the remote
control sensor on the front panel of this unit during
operation.
AA, R6, UM-3 batteries
Within 6m
(20 ft)
Note
Make sure that the polarities are correct. See the illustration
inside the battery compartment.
Note
The area between the remote control and this unit must be clear of
large obstacles.
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INTRODUCTION
6 PHONES jack
Connect headphones for private listening. If you do not
want sound to be heard from the speakers, set the
SPEAKERS selector to OFF.
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
Rear panel
(Taiwan and Central/South America models)
1 CD input jacks
Used to connect a CD player (see page 5).
0 Power cable
Connect the power cable into the wall outlet (see page 7).
2 PHONO jacks and GND terminal
Used to connect a turntable that uses an MM cartridge,
and to ground the terminal (see page 5).
■ IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch
3 Audio input/output jacks
Used to connect external components, such as a tuner, etc
(see page 5).
Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch
while the power of this unit is turned on, as doing so may
damage the unit.
If the unit fails to turn on, the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
switch may not be fully slid to either position. If this is the
case, remove the power cable and slide the switch all the
way to either position.
Select the switch position (LOW or HIGH) according to
the impedance of the speakers in your system.
4 DOCK jack
Used to connect an optional Yamaha Universal Dock for
iPod or Wireless System for iPod (see page 10).
5 SUBWOOFER OUT jack
Used to connect a subwoofer with built-in amplifier (see
page 5).
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The SUBWOOFER OUT jack attenuates signals over
90 Hz.
6 POWER MANAGEMENT switch
Enables or disables the automatic power down function
(see page 7).
CAUTION
Switch
position
Impedance level
HIGH
• If you use one set (A or B), the impedance of
each speaker must be 6 Ω or higher.
• If you use two sets (A and B) simultaneously,
the impedance of each speaker must be 12 Ω
or higher.
• If you make bi-wire connections, the
impedance of each speaker must be 6 Ω or
higher. See page 6 for details.
LOW
• If you use one set (A or B), the impedance of
each speaker must be 4 Ω or higher.
• If you use two sets (A and B) simultaneously,
the impedance of each speaker must be 8 Ω or
higher.
• If you make bi-wire connections, the
impedance of each speaker must be 4 Ω or
higher. See page 6 for details.
7 SPEAKERS A/B terminals
Used to connect one or two speaker sets (see page 5).
8 VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
(Taiwan and Central/South America models
only)
The VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch must be set to your
local main voltage before plugging the power cable into
the wall outlet (see page 7).
9 IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch
See IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch on this page.
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PREPARATION
CONNECTIONS
Connecting speakers and source components
CAUTION
Turntable
Speakers A
DVD player,
etc.
Audio
out
Audio
out
CD player
GND
Audio
out
Audio
out
Tuner
CD recorder,
etc.
Audio
out
Audio
in
DOCK jack
connections
(see page 10)
Audio
in
Audio
out
Tape deck, etc.
Subwoofer
Speakers B
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• The PHONO jacks are designed for connecting a turntable with an MM cartridge.
• Connect your turntable to the GND terminal to reduce noise in the signal. However, for some turntables, you may hear less noise
without the GND connection.
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PREPARATION
• 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. Refer to the owner’s manual for each of your components.
• Use RCA cables for audio components (except for speaker connections and DOCK jack connections).
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.
• Do not connect this unit or other components to the main power until all connections between components are
complete.
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■ Bi-wire connection
Remove approximately 10 mm (3/8 in) of
insulation from the end of each speaker
cable and twist the exposed wires of the
cable together to prevent short circuits.
10 mm (3/8 in)
Bi-wire connection separates the woofer from the
combined midrange and tweeter section. A bi-wire
compatible speaker has four binding post terminals. These
two sets of terminals allow the speaker to be split into two
independent sections. With these connections, the mid and
high frequency drivers are connected to one set of
terminals and the low frequency driver to another set of
terminals.
This unit
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Speaker
Connect the speaker cable.
1 Unscrew the knob.
2 Insert one bare wire into the hole in the side
of each terminal.
3 Tighten the knob to secure the wire.
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
Connect the other speaker to the other set of terminals in
the same way.
CAUTION
■ Connecting via banana plug
(Except for Asia, U.K. and Europe
models)
Tighten the knob and then insert the banana plug into the
end of the corresponding terminal.
When making bi-wire connections, set the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR switch to HIGH or LOW depending on the
impedance of your speakers:
6 Ω or higher: HIGH
4 Ω or higher: LOW
See page 4 for more information about the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR switch.
Note
Banana plug
When making bi-wire connections, remove the shorting bridges
or cables on the speaker.
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To use the bi-wire connections, switch the SPEAKERS selector
to the A+B position.
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting the power cable
POWER
MANAGEMENT
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
To the wall outlet with
the power cable
PREPARATION
(Taiwan and Central/South America models)
■ POWER MANAGEMENT switch
Enables or disables the automatic power down function.
When the automatic power down function is enabled, this
unit will automatically switch to standby mode if no
operations are performed for 8 hours.
■ Connecting the power cable
Plug the power cable into the wall outlet after all other
connections are complete.
■ VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
(Taiwan and Central/South America
models only)
The VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear panel of
this unit must be set for your local main voltage BEFORE
plugging the power cable into the wall outlet.
Improper setting of the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
may cause damage to this unit and create a potential fire
hazard.
Select the switch position (left or right) according to your
local voltage using a straight slot screwdriver. Voltages
are AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz.
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OPERATION
PLAYING AND RECORDING
Playing a source
SPEAKERS
VOLUME
5
Play the selected input source.
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Rotate the VOLUME control on the front
panel (or press VOLUME +/– buttons on the
remote control) to adjust the sound output
level.
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You can adjust the tonal quality by using the BASS, TREBLE,
BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls, or the PURE DIRECT
switch on the front panel.
A
INPUT
INPUT
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When finished listening, press A switch on
the front panel outward to turn off this unit.
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If A button on the remote control is pressed while the A switch on
the front panel is in the on position, this unit enters standby mode.
Press A button again to turn this unit on.
Adjusting the tonal quality
VOLUME
TREBLE
1
Rotate the VOLUME control on the front
panel to the extreme counterclockwise
position.
2
Press A switch on the front panel inward to
turn on this unit.
3
Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel
(or press one of the INPUT selector buttons
on the remote control) to select the input
source you want to listen to.
The indicator for the selected input source lights up.
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Rotate the SPEAKERS selector on the front
panel to select SPEAKERS A, B or A+B.
Notes
• Set the SPEAKERS selector to the A+B position when two sets
of speakers are connected using bi-wire connections, or when
using two sets of speakers simultaneously (A and B).
• If you do not want sound to be heard from the speakers while
listening with headphones, set the SPEAKERS selector to OFF.
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BASS
LOUDNESS
BALANCE
VOLUME
PURE
DIRECT
■ Using the PURE DIRECT switch
Routes input signals from your audio sources. As a result,
the input signals bypass the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE
and LOUDNESS controls, thus eliminating any alterations
to the audio signals to produce more direct and high-grade
sound from all input sources.
Note
The BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls do
not function while the PURE DIRECT switch is turned on.
PLAYING AND RECORDING
■ Adjusting the BASS and TREBLE
controls
The BASS and TREBLE controls adjust high and low
frequency response.
The center position produces a flat response.
BASS
When you feel there is not enough bass (low frequency
sound), rotate clockwise to boost. When you feel there is
too much bass, rotate counterclockwise to suppress.
Control range: –10 dB to +10 dB (20 Hz)
TREBLE
When you feel there is not enough treble (high frequency
sound), rotate clockwise to boost. When you feel there is
too much treble, rotate counterclockwise to suppress.
Control range: –10 dB to +10 dB (20 kHz)
Recording a source
Notes
• 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
selected with the REC OUT selector.
• For the A-S300, audio signals are not output via the LINE 2
REC or LINE 3 REC output jacks when LINE 2 or LINE 3 is
selected with the INPUT selector.
• This unit must be turned on in order to record.
• The VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and
LOUDNESS controls and the PURE DIRECT switch have no
effect on the source being recorded.
• Check the copyright laws in your country before recording from
records, CDs, radio, etc. Recording copyright-protected
material may infringe on copyright laws.
■ Adjusting the BALANCE control
■ Adjusting the LOUDNESS control
Retain a full tonal range at any volume level, thus
compensating for the human ears’ loss of sensitivity to
high and low-frequency ranges at low volume.
CAUTION
If the PURE DIRECT switch is turned on with the
LOUDNESS control set at a certain level, the input signals
bypass the LOUDNESS control, resulting in a sudden
increase in the sound output level. To prevent your ears or
the speakers from being damaged, be sure to press PURE
DIRECT switch AFTER lowering the sound output level
or AFTER checking that the LOUDNESS control is
properly set.
1
Set the LOUDNESS control to the FLAT
position.
2
Rotate the VOLUME control on the front
panel (or press VOLUME +/– buttons on the
remote control) to set the sound output level
to the loudest listening level that you would
listen to.
3
Rotate the LOUDNESS control until the
desired volume is obtained.
REC OUT
1
(A-S500 only)
Rotate the REC OUT selector on the front
panel to select the source you want to record
(A-S500 only).
Note
When using the A-S300, the current input source will be
recorded.
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Play the source and begin recording using
the recording device connected to the REC
output jacks (LINE 2 and/or LINE 3) on the
rear panel. See page 5.
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A-S500 only: While recording, you can select another input
source using the INPUT selector or the remote control and listen
to another input source without affecting recording.
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After setting the LOUDNESS control, enjoy listening to music at
your preferred volume level. If the effect of the LOUDNESS
control setting is too strong or weak, readjust the LOUDNESS
control.
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OPERATION
The BALANCE control adjusts the sound output balance
of the left and right speakers to compensate for sound
imbalance caused by speaker locations or listening room
conditions.
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.
Position the connected device
as far as possible from the unit.
Universal Dock for iPod
Wireless System for iPod
Universal Dock for iPod
Model
(As of July 2010)
Operated by
Supported iPhone/iPod
(As of July 2010)
Remarks
Wireless System for iPod
• YDS-12
• YDS-11
• YDS-10
YID-W10
• Remote control
• iPhone/iPod connected to the dock
• iPhone/iPod connected to the YID-W10
transmitter
• Remote control
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iPod touch
iPod (4th Gen/5th Gen/classic)
iPod nano
iPod mini
iPhone
iPhone 3G/3GS
• iPhone/iPod charging also supported.
• The YDS-10/YDS-11 does not support iPhone
connection.
iPod touch
iPod (5th Gen/classic)
iPod nano
iPhone
iPhone 3G/3GS
iPhone/iPod charging also supported.
CAUTION
To prevent accidents, unplug the power cable of this unit before connecting a Universal Dock for iPod or a Wireless
System for iPod.
Note
If the iPhone connected to the YID-W10 receives a call while this unit is in standby mode, the unit turns on automatically and the
ringtone is heard through this unit. If you do not want this unit to turn on when a call is received, set the iPhone to silent mode.
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PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM YOUR iPhone/iPod
Using a Universal Dock for iPod
After setting your iPhone/iPod in your dock, rotate the
INPUT selector on the front panel (or press DOCK button
on the remote control) to select DOCK as the input source
to play your iPhone/iPod.
or
Front panel
Note
Some shuffle modes and repeat modes may not be available
depending on the model or the software version of your iPhone/
iPod.
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When this unit is turned on or is in standby mode, your iPhone/
iPod can be charged automatically if it is connected to a
Universal Dock for iPod. If an iPhone/iPod is charged while this
unit is in standby mode, the POWER on indicator lights up
brightly.
Remote control
While viewing the information displayed on your iPhone/
iPod, use the following remote control buttons to operate
(playback, pause, skip, etc.) your iPhone/iPod.
OPERATION
iPhone/iPod
control
Remote
control
Operation
MENU
Displays the menu.
ENTER
• If an item is selected: Confirms the item and
displays the next screen.
• If a song is selected: Plays the selected song.
B
Scroll up.
C
Scroll down.
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• If a song is playing: Pauses the song.
• If a song is paused: Plays the song.
a
• If a song is playing or paused: Skips to the
beginning of the next song.
• If pressed and held: Searches forward.
b
• If a song is playing or paused: Skips to the
beginning of the current song.
• Pressing repeatedly skips one song backwards with
each press.
• If pressed and held: Searches backward.
Switches between shuffle modes (Off → Songs →
Albums → Off).
Switches between repeat modes (Off → One → All
→ Off).
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PLAYING BACK TUNES FROM YOUR iPhone/iPod
Using a Wireless System for iPod
YID-W10 receiver
YID-W10 transmitter
■ Establishing a wireless connection
Once the iPhone/iPod is connected to the transmitter and
playback begins, it takes about 5 seconds for audio to be
heard. During this time the wireless connection between
the transmitter and receiver is established.
The status of the wireless connection between the transmitter
and receiver is indicated by the respective status indicator.
Status of
connection
Transmitter
indicator
Receiver
indicator
No connection
Off
Off
Confirming connection
Green, flashing
Blue, flashing
Connected
Green, lit
Blue, lit
■ Controlling this unit with your iPhone/
iPod
• When playback begins on an iPhone/iPod that is
connected to a transmitter, and if the transmitter is
within range of the receiver, this unit performs as
follows:
– If this unit is already turned on when playback
begins: The input source switches to DOCK.
– If this unit is in standby mode when playback
begins: This unit turns on and the input source
switches to DOCK.
• Adjusting the volume on the iPhone/iPod also adjusts
the volume of this unit. Note that the iPhone/iPod can
only be used to increase this unit’s volume to a certain
level; to increase it further, adjust the volume using this
unit’s VOLUME control or the remote control.
• In the following situations, the wireless connection
between the transmitter and receiver is disconnected.
After 30 seconds this unit automatically enters standby
mode.
– The iPhone/iPod is not operated for about 30-120
seconds after the playback is paused.
– The sleep timer of the iPhone/iPod is activated.
– The iPhone/iPod is disconnected from the
transmitter.
– The iPhone/iPod battery level decreases to a level
where it cannot provide enough power to the
transmitter.
– The transmitter is moved outside of the wireless
communication range of the receiver.
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– Communication between the transmitter and
receiver becomes disrupted due to interference from
other wireless LAN devices, cordless telephones,
microwave ovens, etc.
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• You can use the remote control to control the iPhone/iPod. For
more information, see page 11.
• When this unit is turned on or is in standby mode, your iPhone/
iPod can be charged automatically if the transmitter connected
to your iPhone/iPod is stationed to the receiver. If an iPhone/
iPod is charged while this unit is in standby mode, the POWER
on indicator lights up brightly.
• Refer to the operating instructions of the YID-W10 for more
information.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
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 contact the nearest authorized
Yamaha dealer or service center.
■ General
Problems
This unit is not turned
on. The POWER on
indicator also does
not light up.
This unit turns off
suddenly and the
POWER on indicator
blinks.
Solutions
Refer to
page
The power cable is not connected.
Connect the power cable firmly.
The A button is pressed on the remote
control while this unit is turned off.
Press A switch on the front panel to ON.
There is a problem with the internal
circuitries of this unit.
Disconnect the power cable and contact the nearest
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.
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Connect the speaker cables properly and press the A
switch again. The INPUT indicators blink and the
volume is decreased automatically. After the volume
has decreased to the lowest setting, the INPUT
indicators stop flashing, the INPUT indicator of the
last input source selected lights up, and the unit may
be used again. Confirm normal sound output from
speakers by increasing the volume gradually, then
operate this unit normally.
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Replace the speaker set and press the A switch again.
The INPUT indicators blink and the volume is
decreased automatically. After the volume has
decreased to the lowest setting, the INPUT indicators
stop flashing, the INPUT indicator of the last input
source selected lights up, and the unit may be used
again. Confirm normal sound output from speakers
by increasing the volume gradually, then operate this
unit normally.
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The protection circuitry has been activated
because of excessive input or excessive
volume level.
Rotate the VOLUME control on the front panel to
decrease the volume level and then turn the power on
again.
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The protection circuitry has been activated
due to excessive internal temperature.
Allow about 30 minutes for the temperature inside
this unit to decrease, rotate the VOLUME control on
the front panel to lower the volume and then turn the
power on again. Set the unit in a place where heat can
readily dissipate from the unit.
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The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch is
not fully slid to either position.
Turn the power off and slide the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR switch all the way to the correct
position.
4
The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch is
not set to the correct position.
Set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch to the
position that corresponds to the impedance of your
speakers.
4
This unit has been exposed to a strong
external electric shock (such as lightning
or strong static electricity).
Set this unit to standby mode, disconnect the power
cable, plug it back in after 30 seconds, then use the
unit normally.
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There is a problem with the internal
circuitries of this unit.
Disconnect the power cable and contact the nearest
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.
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The speaker wires are touching each other
or shorting out against the rear panel.
The speaker is malfunctioning.
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
This unit is turned off
after several seconds
of turning on, and the
POWER on indicator
blinks.
Possible Causes
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems
No sound.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Refer to
page
Sound is muted.
Press MUTE button on the remote control or rotate
the VOLUME control.
3
Incorrect cable connections.
Connect the stereo cable for audio units and the
speaker wires properly. If the problem persists, the
cables may be defective.
5
Playback has been stopped on the
connected component.
Turn the component on and start playback.
No appropriate input source has been
selected.
Select an appropriate input source with the INPUT
selector on the front panel (or one of the INPUT
selector buttons on the remote control).
8
The SPEAKERS selector is not set
properly.
Set the corresponding SPEAKERS selector to A, B or
A+B position.
8
The protection circuitry has been activated
because of a short circuit, etc.
Check that the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR setting is
correct.
4
Check that the speaker wires are not touching each
other or shorting out against the rear panel of this
unit, and then turn this unit on again.
5
Reconsider the location where this unit is installed.
Make sure the openings on the top panel are not
blocked.
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The automatic power down function has
turned this unit off.
Confirm that there are no other issues causing this
problem, and then turn this unit on again.
7
Incorrect cable connections.
Connect the cables properly. If the problem persists,
the cables may be defective.
5
Incorrect setting for the BALANCE
control.
Set the BALANCE control to the appropriate
position.
9
There is a lack of
bass and no
ambience.
The + and – wires are connected in
reverse at the amplifier or the speakers.
Connect the speaker wires to the correct + and –
phase.
A “humming” sound
can be heard.
Incorrect cable connections.
Connect the audio plugs firmly. If the problem
persists, the cables may be defective.
5
No connection from the turntable to the
GND terminal.
Make the GND connection between the turntable and
this unit.
5
The turntable is connected to the jacks
other than the PHONO jacks.
Connect the turntable to the PHONO jacks.
The record is being played on a turntable
with an MC cartridge.
Use a turntable equipped with an MM cartridge.
The volume level
cannot be increased,
or the sound is
distorted.
The component connected to the LINE 2
REC or LINE 3 REC jacks of this unit is
turned off.
Turn on the power of the component.
The sound is
degraded when
listening with the
headphones
connected to the CD
player or the tape
deck connected to
this unit.
This unit is turned off or is in standby
mode.
Turn this unit on.
The sound level is
low.
Sound is muted.
Press MUTE button on the remote control or rotate
the VOLUME control.
3
The loudness control function is
operating.
Turn down the volume, set the LOUDNESS control
to the FLAT position, and then adjust the volume
again.
9
The sound suddenly
goes off.
This unit has become too hot.
Only the speaker on
one side can be
heard.
The volume level is
low while playing a
record.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems
Using the BASS,
TREBLE, BALANCE
and LOUDNESS
controls does not
affect the tonal quality.
Possible Causes
The PURE DIRECT switch is turned on.
Solutions
Refer to
page
The PURE DIRECT switch must be turned off to use
those controls.
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■ Universal Dock for iPod and Wireless System for iPod
Problems
No sound.
You cannot operate
the iPhone/iPod.
When using a
Wireless System for
iPod:
Sound frequently cuts
out.
Possible Causes
There is a problem with the signal path
from your iPhone/iPod to the unit.
Solutions
Refer to
page
Turn off the unit and reconnect the Universal Dock
for iPod or the Wireless System for iPod to the
DOCK jack of the unit.
10
Remove your iPhone/iPod from the Universal Dock
for iPod or the Wireless System for iPod and then
place it back in the dock.
10
The iPhone/iPod being used is not
supported by the unit.
Connect an iPhone/iPod supported by the unit.
The wireless connection is poor.
Place the YID-W10 receiver as far away from this
unit as possible.
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10
Noise is heard.
Your iPhone/iPod is
not being charged
even though it is
connected to the
Universal Dock for
iPod.
When using the
Wireless System for
iPod:
Your iPhone/iPod is
not being charged
even though the YIDW10 transmitter
connected to your
iPhone/iPod is
stationed in the YIDW10 receiver.
This unit is not turned on.
Turn on this unit or set it to standby mode.
The iPhone/iPod is not connected
securely.
Connect the iPhone/iPod securely to the Universal
Dock for iPod.
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10
This unit is not turned on.
Turn on this unit or set it to standby mode.
The YID-W10 transmitter is not stationed
securely in the YID-W10 receiver.
Station the YID-W10 transmitter connected to your
iPhone/iPod securely in the YID-W10 receiver.
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
When using the
Universal Dock for
iPod:
TROUBLESHOOTING
■ Remote control
Solutions
Refer to
page
The remote control is too far away or
tilted too much.
The remote control will function within a maximum
range of 6 m (20 ft) and no more than 30 degrees offaxis from the front panel.
3
Direct sunlight or lighting (from an
inverter type of fluorescent lamp, etc.) is
striking the remote control sensor of this
unit.
Reposition this unit or lighting.
The batteries are weak.
Replace all batteries.
Problems
The remote control
does not work nor
function properly.
Possible Causes
■ Notes on batteries
• Change both batteries when the operation range of the
remote control decreases.
• Remove the batteries if the remote control is not to be
used for an extended period of time.
• Do not use old batteries together with new ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries (such as alkaline
and manganese batteries) together. Read the packaging
carefully as these different types of batteries may have
the same shape and color.
• If the batteries have leaked, dispose of them
immediately. Avoid touching the leaked material or
letting it come into contact with clothing, etc. Clean the
battery compartment thoroughly before installing new
batteries.
• Do not throw away batteries with general house waste;
dispose of them correctly in accordance with your local
regulations.
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■ Handling the remote control
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• Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote
control.
• Do not drop the remote control.
• Do not leave or store the remote control in the
following types of conditions:
– high humidity, such as near a bath
– high temperature, such as near a heater or a stove
– extremely low temperatures
– dusty places
• Do not expose the remote control sensor to strong
lighting, in particular, an inverter type fluorescent
lamp; otherwise, the remote control may not work
properly. If necessary, position the unit away from
direct lighting.
SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO SECTION
• Minimum RMS output power
(8 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.019% THD)
[A-S500] ................................................................ 85 W + 85 W
[A-S300] ................................................................ 60 W + 60 W
(6 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.038% THD) [Except for Asia model]
[A-S500] ............................................................ 100 W + 100 W
[A-S300] ................................................................ 70 W + 70 W
• Dynamic power per channel (IHF) (8/6/4/2 Ω)
[A-S500] ......................................................... 130/150/185/220 W
[A-S300] ......................................................... 100/120/140/150 W
• Maximum power per channel [U.K. and Europe models only]
(1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 4 Ω)
[A-S500] ........................................................................... 120 W
[A-S300] ............................................................................. 95 W
• IEC power [U.K. and Europe models only]
(1 kHz, 0.019% THD, 8 Ω)
[A-S500] ........................................................................... 100 W
[A-S300] ............................................................................. 75 W
• Power band width
[A-S500] (0.06% THD, 42.5 W, 8 Ω) ................. 10 Hz to 50 kHz
[A-S300] (0.06% THD, 30 W, 8 Ω) .................... 10 Hz to 50 kHz
• Damping factor (SPEAKERS A)
1 kHz, 8 Ω................................................................... 240 or more
• Input sensitivity/Input impedance
PHONO (MM)........................................................ 3.0 mV/47 kΩ
CD, etc. .................................................................. 200 mV/47 kΩ
• Maximum input signal
PHONO (MM) (1 kHz, 0.003% THD).................. 60 mV or more
CD, etc. (1 kHz, 0.5% THD) ................................... 2.2 V or more
• Output level/Output impedance
REC............................................................ 200 mV/1.0 kΩ or less
• PHONES jack rated output/Impedance
CD, etc. (Input 1 kHz, 200 mV, 8 Ω)
[A-S500] ............................................................. 430 mV/470 Ω
[A-S300] ............................................................. 360 mV/470 Ω
• Frequency response
CD, etc. (20 Hz to 20 kHz) ............................................ 0 ± 0.5 dB
CD, etc. PURE DIRECT on (10 Hz to 100 kHz) .......... 0 ± 1.0 dB
• RIAA equalization deviation
PHONO (MM).................................................................. ± 0.5 dB
• Tone control characteristics
BASS
Boost/Cut (50 Hz) ........................................................... ±10 dB
Turnover frequency.......................................................... 350 Hz
TREBLE
Boost/Cut (20 kHz) ......................................................... ±10 dB
Turnover frequency......................................................... 3.5 kHz
• Continuous loudness control
Attenuation (1 kHz)............................................................ –30 dB
• Gain tracking error (0 to –99 dB)................................ 0.5 dB or less
GENERAL
• Power supply
[U.S.A. and Canada models] ............................. AC 120 V, 60 Hz
[Asia model]........................................... AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
[Taiwan and Central/South America models]
.............................................. AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
[China model]..................................................... AC 220 V, 50 Hz
[Australia model] .............................................. AC 240 V, 50 Hz
[U.K., Europe and Russia models] .................... AC 230 V, 50 Hz
• Power consumption
[A-S500]
[U.S.A. and Canada models].............................. 240 W, 330 VA
[Asia model]..................................................................... 220 W
[Other models]. ................................................................ 240 W
[A-S300].............................................................................. 190 W
• Standby power consumption ....................................... 0.5 W or less
• YID-W10 standby power consumption
(YID-W10 connect) ..................................................... 1.2 W or less
• iPod charge power consumption
[A-S500]..................................................................... 35 W or less
[A-S300]..................................................................... 25 W or less
• Maximum power consumption [Taiwan and Central/South America
models only]
(6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
[A-S500]........................................................................... 510 W
[A-S300]........................................................................... 400 W
• Dimensions (W × H × D) ................................ 435 × 151 × 387 mm
(17-1/8" × 6" × 15-1/4")
• Weight
[A-S500]............................................................. 10.3 kg (22.7 lbs)
[A-S300]............................................................... 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
iPhone, iPod
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Total harmonic distortion
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
• Signal to noise ratio (IHF-A network)
PHONO (MM) (5 mV input shorted) ..................... 88 dB or more
CD, etc. PURE DIRECT on
(200 mV input shorted)...................................... 100 dB or more
• Residual noise (IHF-A network) ............................................ 30 µV
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
• Maximum effective output power (JEITA)
(1kHz, 10% THD, 8 Ω) [Asia, China, Taiwan and Central/South
America models only]
[A-S500] ........................................................................... 130 W
[A-S300] ........................................................................... 100 W
(1kHz, 10% THD, 6 Ω) [China, Taiwan and Central/South
America models only]
[A-S500] ........................................................................... 150 W
[A-S300] ........................................................................... 110 W
• Channel separation
CD, etc. (5.1 kΩ input shorted, 1/10 kHz) ......... 65/50 dB or more
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.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and prevent
any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise arise from
inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact your
local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please contact
your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the
requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
Printed in Malaysia WV17460-1