Yamaha AX-497 Integrated Amplifiers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $450.00


Product Description

  • High Sound Quality
  • High Dynamic Power
  • Low-Impedance Drive Capability
  • Switchable CD/DVD Direct Amplification


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tiomiguel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2007

Bottom Line:   
well built and very powerfull amp, this machine returns yamaha to classic stereo.

Pioneer DV696AV
Yamaha AX-497
TANNOY FUSION 4

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   spain



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

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Bottom Line:   
My first 2 channel amp! Had always used AVR's untill now. This is in my gym (was the double garage) with a Marantz CD5001, B&W 601 S3 and Kimber speaker cable. Probably a bit of overkill for a gym but over the last few years the audiophile bug has hit, and hit hard. Im now reguarly upgrading my equiptment and moving it between rooms.
Im comparing this amp to a Yamaha RXV640. I wouldnt say this amp is light years ahead of an AVR but there seems to be no doubt that a dedicated 2 channel amp performs better for music.
What ive noticed is its dynamic range and greater clarity.
If all you want is sound the use whatever youve got but if great music is your goal then this is a worthy addition.
I cant comment on how this would compare to other brands in a side by side test however I definatly recomend this Yammy to anyone who was considering it.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   SYDNEY




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