Yamaha designed the AX-497 integrated amplifier to deliver superb sound from a wide variety of music sources, both digital and analog. It drives 85 watts of dynamic, full-bandwidth-rated power to each of your stereo speakers to provide clear, undistorted sound — even during your music's most demanding peaks. Wide-range frequency response lets you experience all the details on your LPs, CDs, and even high-resolution SACDs and DVD-Audio discs in stereo mode. Yamaha's engineers have taken extensive care with every aspect of the AX-497's design and construction to maximize audio performance, including direct modes that bypass the tone, balance, and loudness controls to provide the cleanest signal possible.
The AX-497 offers enough inputs to connect 6 audio components, including a turntable. Two sets of main speaker outputs let you connect an additional pair of speakers. You also get a remote that gives you easy control of the amplifier and the other Yamaha audio components in your system.
High Sound Quality:
- Rec Out Selector
- Continuously Variable Loudness Control and Bass/Treble/Balance Controls (with Center Clicks)
- Remote Controllable Motor-Driven Volume Control
- RoHS Compliant
- Speaker A, B or A+B Selection
- Gold-Plated CD Input Terminals
- Pure Direct Switch
- System Remote Control Unit
Engaged by a front panel switch, it matches CD / DVD signal levels so each stage produces less noise, resulting in improved S/N ratio and maintenance of the amps total gain balance.