Yamaha AX-496 Integrated Amplifiers

4.25/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

Natural Sound Stereo Integrated Amplifier


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris999 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I have purchased AX-496 for my second system. I am using this amplifier with JBL tlx510 speakers(s-92db), cd players Yamaha cdx-496, Denon dcd-480, tuner Sony st-se920. AX-496 has solid look like many Yamaha units. The sound quality is very impressive, especially for modern music. The controls are very convenient. With loudness knob you can adjust the sound in the wide range, compensating for room acoustics, not like many other amplifiers quite unable to do so. The high and mid ranges generally are OK, though sometimes treble can be a little harsh. The bass is very well controlled, dynamic but a little soft and not so solid. Anyway the general presentation of music remains fresh and enjoyable. Opening the cover of amplifier i looked inside. It is very well done indeed. Where necessary are used high guality components like for example ELNA capasitors. Of course there is done some economy, otherwise price could be higher. All in all the AX-496 is good and effective amplifier, which manages to make music impressive.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Beko



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ayakano a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Powerfull ...
I can hear some distorsions in the sound ...
Bass is ok ...
This amp is not expensive ...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Darty



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc Vermeer a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I used a Denon PMA560 for 9 years. While buying some CD's at my local HIFI dealer I listened for a while to some great sound, it came from some Infinity speakers powerd by a Yamaha AX 496 amp.
One weak later I bought the amp and connected them to my Bowers&Wilkins V204 speakers.
And ... the AX 496 performs in a great way. I love music from classical to hard-rock and it handles all in a great way.
Most of the time I use the CD-direct function, sometimes I use -3 Loudness for listening at low levels.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $310.00

Purchased At:   Staffhorst Electroni



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by M Mook a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
with cd/dvd direct button switched on it developes a very rich, natural sound. for my B&W dm305 speakers it has more than enough power. nice design. and the powersystem for other equipment on the back is really superb! with my old system i always had to switch on 2 cd players, 2 turntables and a mixer in the correct order, now the yamaha does it all for me :-)

í just have it a few days, and untill now i haven't found one. i only had a problem with conecting the speakercable, the conectors didn't seem to fit, altough they had to according to the manual. removing the conectors solved the problem for now.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Vink Audio Groningen



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mario Marotta a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Un amplificador con el típico sonido de Yamaha, con una gama muy amplia y limpia de sonido. Notorio es tambièn el poderoso volumen a que se puede escuchar sin distorsión perceptible notoria. En síntesis un excelente amplificador de hogar, que mas allá de sus nobles prestaciones, en otras partes del mundo,toma más valor aún por su precio muy accecible.Evidentemente con las mejoras de diseño y la opción de selección de cd/dvd, es la versión mejorada del también notable ax 492.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   shopping in mi city




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