Yamaha 596 Amplifiers

4.17/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


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YAMAHA AMPLIFIER


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richie a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2004

Bottom Line:   
The 596 is an excellent product, I have owned this amp for about 3 months and am consistently amazed at the high power, low distortion and really fine sound that this little powerhouse provides. The 100 wpc rating is conservative, the sound is crystal clear and distortion free even at high volume. More importantly the amp allows me to hear nuances in music that I had not been able to pick up on other amps. The Yamaha sound is really quite good. Tight Bass, excellent mids and precise highs complement this amp. For a mid priced amp this is the best I have heard in years. I am a retired DJ and have a need for precise and high quality sound and the Yamaha AX596 provides it for me.But this amp and you won't be disapointed.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   On-Line



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by CM1000 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a very nice receiver for music listeners, its simple and straight to the point.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by none none a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i have the yamaha 596 and it has been awsome. It does lack a little power, and features. But its awsome! It powers my cerwin vega ls-15's real good! I read on a review that someone had to take back there receiver 3 times to get fixed. One of my buddies owns a stereo shop and not in 5 years the shop has been up that a yamaha amp has every been messed up. That person must have gotten a second hand receiver because yamaha is great!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ?



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill Tracy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have this receiver set up in a small home theater with infinity dcs-10 surround sound speakers (including powered sub woofer). It creates a better than movie theater sound when I watch DVD's using the toslink optical for the 5.1 channel surround. The switching between input sources and setting the bass / treble etc.. for each input source is tedious and you need light to be able to read the remote (which is not always available in a home theater). Good receiver, Yamaha always seems to have a super clean sound, visitors are always impressed.:)

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   crazyeddie.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by this a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
GOOD

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1200.00




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Yamaha AX-596 Integrated AMP: Good/Bad?

I am looking to upgrade my 12 yr old Denon Receiver (60 watt PC RMS). I can get an AX596 for about $350, and the tuner for about $70.00. How does this compare to Adcom or NAD? I am looking for something in the 100 Watts per ch. range to power my new MA GR-10 speakers, they are rated for 100 watts ... Read More »

Yamaha RX-596 frustrations

I purchased a great Yamaha RX-596 amp/receiver several months ago. Everything design wise is great on it. I have 4 sets of speakers going thru a Monster Cable box thru-out my house. If I turn on the radio, I can listen to my favorite FM or AM stations great. But let me try to play a CD or DVD disc a ... Read More »

Yamaha RX 596

Ok last week I bought a pair of Sony SS LA500ED speaker and the Sony SS 200 subwoofer, now I'm proceeding to get an audio receiver but I personally know that I do not need all the features on a home theater receiver, I'd rather sacrifice features for sound quality. But finding a stereo receiver that ... Read More »

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