Product Comparison: Yamaha A-S301 vs Onkyo A-9010


General Specifications
Brand
Yamaha
Onkyo
Model
A-S301BL
A-9010
Origin
Japan
About the Product
Designed for excellent sound quality, with a beautiful appearance. An integrated amplifier with the advantage of digital inputs.
The A-9010 introduces high-current WRAT power at its most affordable price ever. Bring all your digital and analog sources to life thanks to the generous selection of digital and analog audio inputs, built-in phono equalizer, and quality Wolfson® DAC. As the latest addition to Onkyo’s range of Pure Hi-Fi separates, the A-9010 is engineered with sound quality as the foremost priority. Inside the chassis are discrete low-impedance amplifiers, an extruded aluminum heat sink, and audio-grade capacitors designed to support high current delivery with low distortion. Other high-value inclusions such as the independent headphone amplifier, gold-plated transparent speaker posts, and chunky knobs for volume, tone, and input selection mark this as a high-quality product. Whether you’re giving in to a vinyl addiction, discovering the possibilities of Hi-Res Audio, or just want an amp that’s versatile enough for a bit of everything—from big TV sound on movie night to CDs on Sunday morning—then this is the product for you.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
2
2
Watts Per Channel RMS
60 Watts
44 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.019 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
99 dB
92 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha A-S301 Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • Love the detailed, rich sound for 2 channel sources.
  • I love being able to use my main 2-channel system to watch / listen to concert DVD's.
  • The left and right channels appear to possess superb / arguably perfect timing, right up to the highest frequencies, allowing great integration of image.
  • I am a fan of the simple 2 channel setup and due to the quality of this amp, don't feel as though I'm missing out on the 5.1 (or 6,7,8,1,etc.) experience one bit.
  • It is an INCREDIBLY powerful amp with literally no distortion to my ears.
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • This has the power to work with lots of equipment that need a powerful receiver
  • It's simple quality 2 channel with good clean neutral dac. Has tons of power don't let the 44w-channel at 8ohm fool you. It pushes my ineffective speakers very well no sweat no heat
  • For pure high quality 2 channel stereo sound, coupled with high quality speakers, this amplifier delivers. I've owned it for a couple of years and it has performed fantastic.
  • I was a bit disappointed in that it feels somewhat cheap however. The large volume control is sharp edged and slightly wobbly and the input selector detent isn't well defined.
  • Bad experience,both channels a and b on the bottom speaker jacks don't function.i had to split my 2 speakers to their own channel for it to work.i also ensured the fader was at center.once up and running I didn't like the sound at all and about 12 o'clock my speakers would distort pretty bad
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver
Height
6 in.
5.1 in.
Width
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
Depth
15.3 in.
13 in.
Weight
19.8 lbs.
14.3 lbs.
Features
Receiver Type
Stereo Receiver
Stereo Receiver
App-Controlled
No
No
Satellite Radio Tuner
No
No
Number Of FM Presets
0
0
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
Extras
Pure Direct mode for greater sound purity, ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) and high quality parts, ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base
Separate Headphone Amplification Circuitry, Authentic High-Fidelity Amplification System, Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha A-S301 Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • I love the crystal clear sound it produces and it has punch, not boomy.
  • Another nice feature is that you can unplug the power cord from the unit. This is a nice feature that allows you to purchase a longer or shorter cord if necessary.
  • The build is very solid. It weighs almost 30 pounds and the outside is very sturdy.
  • A solid, well put together amp with very clean and powerful sound. Buy it, and you won't be disappointed.
  • Very clean sounding amp! Distortion doesn't exsit! Bass very well controlled.
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • Nice features with the built-in high quality DAC. Good mid-range and bass. Very clean.
  • If you have a matching Onkyo network-attached source device (such as the C-N7050) attached via RI, you can control input, volume, mute and power with the Onkyo smartphone app.
  • I liked it, it was powerful, but lacks features.
  • The 1990's remote could have been 6 buttons. Instead isn't a brick with a bunch of buttons that do nothing.
  • The remote is pretty awful though, it's generic, so most of the controls on it aren't even for this amp.
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
No
No
Inputs
Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, 6x Analog Stereo RCA
5x Analog Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, Remote control
Outputs
4x Speakers, Subwoofer, 2x Analog Stereo RCA
2x Speakers, Line Out RCA
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
No
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha A-S301 Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • Great speaker connections via banana plugs. In the past speaker connections were less intelligent.
  • It has a wealth of analog and digital connectivity options. It even has a sub-woofer out. The USB input works great. I did not have any problems connecting to it.
  • When connected via USB it truly gives you the quality of 10 000 dollar CD player.
  • usb interface is not reliable. music is interrupted. stick with digital coax.
  • The two connection sets are too close together! If your connecting two pairs of speakers, I would advise you to connect speakers "B" first!
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • It has all the back panel hookups you need. The layout and quality of the front panel controls are excellent.
  • It has an optical outlet connection to use with whatever your equipment allows. I have an Apple TV to play music and watch streaming video. The sound quality improvement through the optical cable is obvious.
  • This has the power to work with lots of equipment that need a powerful receiver. I put a bluetooth adapter in the AUX and now I can use it for playing tunes off the computer, ipad, and phone so that is also awesome!
  • There are no switched/unswitched power outlets, no sub out, and only one set of speaker outputs so it is very bare bones.
  • The only drawback is that the inputs are simply marked Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, instead of CD, phono, AUX, ect but as long as you remember what's connected to what input you should be fine.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
349.95 $


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