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Yamaha CDX-490
3 Reviews
rating  3.67 of 5


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by enzedone a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2006

Bottom Line:   
O.k Fistly, I'm no HiFi guru. I don't have thousands of dollars to spend on wacky esoteric gear and i don't worry about which way electrons flow through my speaker wire.......get the picture? I purchased my Yamaha CDX-490 through the net for $11 NZD. It wasn't going, from a jammed door. After getting it going and hooking it up to my GainClone amp, which in turn drives my Image loudspeakers 406's, I was surprised at how good this player sounded. As in the above reviewers comments, it so natural. Now this could have something to do with the system i'm using(i don't know) or not. But my previous players were .a Yamaha CDX-530 and a Technics SLp555. Actually both the Yamaha's ate the Technics up. Of course, for me this was a good deal, as i got the player for a song, but i will not be getting rid of this baby until i can truly move up. And that will take time convincing the misses.......
But i am very pleased with the Yamaha and the quality of music im getting from it. If you search the net and read some of the reviews you always seem to read more or less the same things about Yamaha. They will never be top of the line, but the don't pretend to be. But for value for money they must be some of the best CD players you can get for the sub $1000, or in my case sub $15.....

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tentimestwenty a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've had this player for about 7 years now. It was one of the last single disc players Yamaha made. For the price there has never been anything better in my opinion. The tonal balance is entirely correct which I feel to be the basis for any good piece of audio. I find most players under $1000 get this wrong. The overall design, ergonomics and aesthetics are really excellently done and very understated. This is a machine that you play day in and day out for years (at least 7) because it doesn't get in the way, it just plays the music correctly.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   AudioShop.on.ca

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ljube a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Not to bad but it has a manufacturer fault the motor that runs the disc it wears of too fast while the rest of the drive is working properly. dont buy this stuff.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

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