Yamaha AX-497 Integrated Amplifiers

AX-497

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

User Reviews (2)

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tiomiguel   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 20, 2007]
Strength:

Powerfull and great sound

Weakness:

None for the price.

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

Pioneer DV696AV
Yamaha AX-497
TANNOY FUSION 4

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
stockcontrol   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 13, 2007]
Strength:

Does its job exceptionally well for the price. Looks great. Just handels the music better than AVR's.

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha RXV640, RXV650, Marantz SR7500, Marantz CD5001, SA7001, B&W 601,602,603 S3, Aaron ATS-5, CC240, SS240 (Australian), Richter Preadator (also Australian), Yamaha DVDC750
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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