Yamaha has added a new integrated amplifier to its Hi-Fi component lineup. The A-S1100 ($2,999.95) uses technologies found in the flagship A-S3000 and the A-S2100 that we recently reviewed. The integrated amplifier is rated at 160 watts per channel into four ohms and uses Yamaha’s floating balance power design and MOSFET amplifier technology. The A-S1100 has a variety of analog inputs and includes a phono preamp. This product will be available in September.
Yamaha has introduced the A-S1100 integrated amplifier, the ideal centerpiece for a true audiophile Hi-Fi system that integrates exclusive technologies found in the company’s highly acclaimed flagship A-S3000 and A-S2100 models.
The A-S1100 is equipped with a patented Yamaha floating balance power design and MOSFET amplifier technology, allowing the amplifier to output a warm, highly dynamic and natural sound for all music genres.
In its appearance, the A-S1100 expresses the lively energy of music with eye-catching level meters, rich piano-black wood side panels and a metal front panel with machined-aluminum control knobs. The A-S1100 is available in black and brushed-silver finishes and is classically styled with clean seam lines and a design aesthetic resembling the flagship A-S3000 model.
With its all-stage fully discrete construction, balanced transmission and low impedance design, the A-S1100 produces greater sonic vitality, providing a rich smoothness with reduced noise and eliminating signal transmission loss. With the large-capacity EI-core transformer, the power source is assisted to deliver bass reproduction that is strong and uplifting.
The A-S1100 incorporates a left-right symmetrical chassis design, where the power supply is in the center and the amplifier sections are at each end to achieve superior two-channel stereo separation for greater detail. This integrated amp is built with exceptional mechanical rigidity and installation stability that provides high quality sound by minimizing any mechanical vibration.
The A-S1100 integrates perfectly with turntables through a built-in phono preamp that recreates the richness in sound with well-defined musicality when playing vinyl records with either MC or MM phono cartridges.
Yamaha has left no detail to chance; to ensure secure connections, the A-S1100 utilizes redesigned screw-type speaker terminals for uncompromised sound quality. The unit includes an attractive remote control that features an aluminum front panel similar to the amplifier with a simple, easy-to-understand button layout.
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Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha A-S1100 will be available exclusively at authorized Yamaha dealers in early September for $2,999.95.