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Yamaha AX-497

Yamaha AX-497
alaScore 80

105 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Yamaha AX-497. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha AX-497 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha AX-497

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Yamaha AX-497 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha AX-497 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black)Yamaha AX-497 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

Yamaha AX-497

 

The death of stereo may have been announced by multichannel-minded commentators some time ago, but Yamaha is just one of several big names to have announced a whole new range of stereo components recently.

Open and detailed uppermidrange, with superb spacearound instruments andhence some highly plausibleimaging, For the money, thisis well worth a look, even inthe face of the competition.

A little coloration in the tenorregister is a bit much withsome speakers, and bass isn'tthe best controlled.

While it isn't all things to all men, what this amp does well itdoes very well indeed

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : The Smarthouse Team (smarthouse.com.au)

Yamaha AX-497

 

Yamaha returns from home cinema to its real hifi stereo roots with this stereo amplifier; the AX-497.

Open and detailed upper midrange, with superb space around instruments

A little coloration in the tenor register is a bit much with some speakers

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amp it up

 

I wanted to add my review to these, as they helped me make my decision. Thanks to all who contributed.

What nice clean sound. No extra surround amps or tuner inside to cause interference. I also purchased a pair of Polk Monitor 70 Series II speakers on sale from Newegg to run with this unit. I Bi-Wired the speakers. I also use an older Denon DVD 2200...

None for me

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Yes

 

Ordered Sunday, shipped Tuesday, arrived on Thursday on the week before Xmas so solid service again from Newegg.

I own this and an Onkyo TX-8255 and the sound from this one completely outclasses the Onkyo. At $200 this was really a good deal

Doesn't have a tuner or a subwoofer out, not really cons for what I needed

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Yamaha AX-497

 

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...

Im now reguarly upgrading my equiptment and moving it between rooms

Just handels the music better

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Yamaha AX-497

 

Yamaha AX-497 I used to listening to good music in the afternoon while sipping hot lemon tea and sitting on a comfy couch. But few months ago my Denon amplifier/receiver is damaged, so here i am with my new AX-497 amplifier (not new actually... It's...

trade mark make YAMAHA the best

none

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Excellent sound quality

 

Hi-end product. the trade mark, YAMAHA have a good experience to produce the best hi-end product. Open and detailed upper midrange, with superb space around instruments A little coloration in the tenor register is a bit much with some speakers With the...

Trade mark make YAMAHA the best

No negative aspect

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Yamaha AX-497 Amplifier

 

The features are easy to operate with many functions for the HiFi enthusias ...Value of money with a high efficiency HiFi. you prefer the colors black, instead of the money / color titanium. The AX-497 stereo amplifier is a pure amplifier and surround...

excellent

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Yamaha AX-497 : Superb Ampilifer!

 

Yamaha AX-497 I used to listening to good music in the afternoon while sipping hot lemon tea and sitting on a comfy couch. But few months ago my Denon amplifier/receiver is damaged, so here i am with my new AX-497 amplifier (not new actually... It's...

Excellent SQ, great clarity

No Subwoofer Out

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Quick review of Yamaha AX-497 Amplifier

 

A great sound amplifier and one of the biggest and best qualities of the market. Almenta and quality to their sound equipment, preferably for those who need a good power in a quality sound with unparalleled.

Jan, 2009
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Product Specifications

Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers. PRODUCT FEATURES: ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology); Switchable CD/DVD Direct Amplification); Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio ready with extended frequency response; Linear Damping; High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability; Rec Out selector; Continuously variable loudness control and bass/treble/balance controls with center clicks; Remote controllable motor-driven volume control.

Audio

Audio output channels:2.0
Distortion and noise (1kHz):110
Frequency range:10 - 10000 / 10 - 100000 / 10 - 50000
Impedance:2 / 4
Maximum input level:2.2
Maximum input power:120 / 140 / 240
RMS rated power:170 / 85
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):110
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.009 / 0.7

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Amplifier
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components
Type:Amplifier

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.4in
Height:5.9in
Weight:18.3lbs
Width:17.1in

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.1
Power consumption (typical):490

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:AX-497
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha

Inputs

Line-in: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 15.4 x 5.94 / 17.1 x 5.94 x 15.4

Outputs

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:2
Line-out: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

Power consumption (standby):1.1
Power consumption (typical):490

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Titanium
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:20.1 / 32.1