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User reviews and opinions
|boscoyip||8:32am on Thursday, October 21st, 2010|
|Ordered Sunday, shipped Tuesday, arrived on Thursday on the week before Xmas so solid service again from Newegg.|
|overavantstandard||5:43am on Saturday, September 4th, 2010|
|Yamaha AX-497 I used to listening to good music in the afternoon while sipping hot lemon tea and sitting on a comfy couch. The features are easy to operate with many functions for the HiFi enthusias ...Value of money with a high efficiency HiFi.|
|Michel||10:58pm on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010|
|Comparing this amp to a Yamaha RXV640. Hi-end product. the trade mark, YAMAHA have a good experience to produce the best hi-end product. Open and detailed upper midrange.|
|lauren||6:09pm on Thursday, May 20th, 2010|
|We like a lot how well this amplifier sounds. Natural, peppy and full of details. Tone controls perform very good but we prefer flat settings.|
|emailiscrap||4:22am on Saturday, March 13th, 2010|
|The Yamaha AX-497 is a great value. Great sound quality and features at an even greater price. Thanks JR! Accurate Controls","Easy Setup".|
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01EN_AX-497_397_U.book Page 1 Tuesday, August 2, 2005 4:25 PM
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
9 Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert you to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below. MODEL: Serial No.: The serial number is located on the rear of the unit. Retain this Owners Manual in a safe place for future reference.
Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
1 IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT! This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2 IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA. 3 NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class B digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit OFF and ON, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures: Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the interference. Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s. If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620. The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
1 To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. 2 Install this sound system in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean place away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold. Allow ventilation space of at least 30 cm on the top, 20 cm on the left and right, and 20 cm on the back of this unit. 3 Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds. 4 Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes from cold to hot, and do not locate this unit in an environment with high humidity (i.e. a room with a humidifier) to prevent condensation inside this unit, which may cause an electrical shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. 5 Avoid installing this unit where foreign objects may fall onto this unit and/or this unit may be exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the top of this unit, do not place: Other components, as they may cause damage and/or discoloration on the surface of this unit. Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall and liquid may cause electrical shock to the user and/or damage to this unit. 6 Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth, curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the temperature inside this unit rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. 7 Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections are complete. 8 Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat, possibly causing damage. 9 Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords. 10 When disconnecting the power cable from the wall outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cable. 11 Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth. 12 Only voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified. 13 Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact qualified YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reasons. 14 When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time (i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet. 15 Install this unit near the AC outlet and where the AC power plug can be reached easily. 16 Be sure to read the TROUBLESHOOTING section on common operating errors before concluding that this unit is faulty. 17 Before moving this unit, press STANDBY/ON to set this unit in the standby mode, and disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet. 18 VOLTAGE SELECTOR (Asia and General models only) The VOLTAGE SELECTOR on the rear panel of this unit must be set for your local main voltage BEFORE plugging into the AC main supply. Voltages are: General model.AC 110/120/220/230240 V, 50/60 Hz Asia model.. AC 220/230240 V, 50/60 Hz
WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. As long as this unit is connected to the AC wall outlet, it is not disconnected from the AC power source even if you turn off this unit by POWER or set it to the standby mode by STANDBY/ON. This unit enters the standby mode when you press POWER inward to the ON position and then press STANDBY/ON. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small quantity of power. FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot and fully insert. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS CANADIENS Pour viter les chocs lectriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusquau fond. Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
FEATURES... 2 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES.. 2 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS.. 3
Front panel... 3 Remote control... 5 Installing batteries in the remote control. 6 Using the remote control.. 6 Rear panel... 7
Connecting speakers and other components. 8 Connecting the power supply cord. 10
PLAYING AND RECORDING. 11
Playing a source.. 11 Adjusting the tonal quality.. 13 Recording a source to a tape or an MD. 14
TROUBLESHOOTING.. 16 SPECIFICATIONS... 18
Highly dynamic power, low impedance drive capability Continuously variable loudness control CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch used to reproduce the purest CD and DVD sound Remote control capability
[ AX-497 ]
Minimum RMS output power 85 W + 85 W (8 ), 0.019% THD, 20 Hz to 20 kHz REC OUT selector independent of input source selection PURE DIRECT switch used to reproduce the purest source sound
[ AX-397 ]
Minimum RMS output power 60 W + 60 W (8 ), 0.019% THD, 20 Hz to 20 kHz TAPE MONITOR switch used to monitor the sound being recorded
This document is the owners manual for both AX-497 and AX-397. Model names are given where the details of functions are unique to each model. Illustrations for AX-497 are mainly used for explanations. y indicates a tip for your operation. Some operations can be performed by using either the buttons on the main unit or on the remote control. In cases when the button names differ between the main unit and the remote control, the names of the buttons on the remote control are given in parentheses. This manual is printed prior to production. Design and specifications are subject to change in part as a result of improvements, etc. In case of differences between the manual and the product, the product has priority.
0 SPEAKERS A/B Turns on or off the speaker set connected to the SPEAKERS A and/or B terminals on the rear panel each time the corresponding button is pressed. A BASS Increases or decreases the low frequency response. The 0 position produces a flat response. See page 13 for details. B TREBLE Increases or decreases the high frequency response. The 0 position produces a flat response. See page 13 for details. C BALANCE Adjusts the sound output balance of the left and right speakers to compensate for sound imbalances caused by speaker locations or listening room conditions. See page 13 for details. D LOUDNESS Retains a full tonal range at any volume level to compensates for the human ears loss of sensitivity to high and low-frequency ranges at low volume. See page 13 for details. E REC OUT selector (AX-497 only) Selects a source for recording to the MD recorder or the tape deck independently of the INPUT selector setting, allowing you to record the selected source while listening to another source. See page 14 for details. F VOLUME Controls the sound output level. This does not affect the REC OUT level.
8 CD/DVD DIRECT AMP and indicator Allows you to listen to a CD or a DVD source in the purest sound. The indicator above it lights up when this function is turned on. See page 13 for details. 9 PHONES jack Outputs audio for private listening with headphones. Press both SPEAKERS A and B switches on the front panel to release them outward to the OFF position.
Opening and closing the front panel door
When you want to use the controls behind the front panel door, open the door by gently pressing on the lower part of the panel. Keep the door closed when not using these controls to protect the controls from dust, etc.
This section describes the function of each control on the remote control used to control this unit or a YAMAHA CD player, tuner, tape deck, etc. with the remote control capability. Note
Some components may not be controlled by this remote control.
Controlling this unit
INTRODUCTION 1 Infrared signal transmitter Sends signals to this unit. 2 POWER Turns on this unit. Note
This button is operational only when POWER on the front panel is pressed inward to the ON position.
CD/DVD PHONO TUNER STANDBY
3 STANDBY Sets this unit to the standby mode. Notes
This button is operational only when POWER on the front panel is pressed inward to the ON position. In the standby mode, this unit consumes a small amount of power in order to receive infrared-signals from the remote control.
4 Input selector buttons Select the input source you want to listen to. 5 VOLUME +/ Controls the sound output level. This does not affect the REC OUT level.
Controlling other components
The functions of the buttons to control other YAMAHA components are the same as those of the corresponding buttons on those components. Refer to those components instruction manuals for details. 6 Tuner buttons Control various functions of the tuner. PRESET +/ Selects a preset station number (1 to 8). A/B/C/D/E Selects a preset station group (A to E). 7 CD player / tape deck buttons Control various functions of the CD player or the tape deck. Notes
DIR B and A/B apply only to the double cassette tape deck. Pressing DIR A will reverse the tape direction on the single cassette tape deck with the automatic reverse function.
8 CD/TAPE selector switch Switches to control either CD player functions or tape deck functions.
Installing batteries in the remote control
Using the remote control
The remote control transmits a directional infrared beam. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the remote control sensor on the front panel of this unit during operation.
FLAT 30dB 10 9
POWER CD/DVD PHONO TUNER STANDBY MD TAPE AUX
Approximately 6 m (19.7 ft)
Open the battery compartment cover. Insert two supplied batteries (AAA, R03, UM-4) according to the polarity markings (+ and ) on the inside of the battery compartment. Close the cover back.
Handling the remote control
Notes on batteries
Change all of the batteries if you notice the following conditions; the operation range of the remote control decreases, the indicator does not flash or its light becomes dim. Use AAA, R03, UM-4 batteries. Make sure that the polarities are correct. See the illustration inside the battery compartment. Remove the batteries if the remote control is not used for an extended period of time. Do not use old batteries together with new ones. Do not use different types of batteries (such as alkaline and manganese batteries) together. Read the packaging carefully as these different types of batteries may have the same shape and color. We strongly recommend using alkaline batteries. If the batteries have leaked, dispose of them immediately. Avoid touching the leaked material or letting it come into contact with clothing, etc. Clean the battery compartment thoroughly before installing new batteries. Do not throw away batteries with general house waste; dispose of them correctly in accordance with your local regulations.
The area between the remote control and this unit must be clear of large obstacles. Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote control. Do not drop the remote control. Do not leave or store the remote control in the following types of conditions: places of high humidity, such as near a bath places of high temperature, such as near a heater or a stove places of extremely low temperatures dusty places Do not expose the remote control sensor to strong lighting, in particular, an inverter type fluorescent lamp; otherwise, the remote control may not work properly. If necessary, position this unit away from direct lighting.
IN (PLAY) TAPE PHONO OUT (REC)
IN (PLAY) MD OUT (REC)
A OR B: 4MIN / SPEAKER A+B: 8MIN / SPEAKER
A OR B: 6MIN / SPEAKER SWITCHED 100W MAX. TOTAL
1 PHONO jacks and GND terminal See page 8 for connection information. 2 Audio input/output jacks See page 8 for connection information. 3 AC OUTLET(S) Use to supply power to your other audio/video components. See page 10 for details. 4 AC power supply cord See page 10 for connection information. 5 SPEAKERS terminals Connect one or two speaker sets. See page 8 for connection information. 6 IMPEDANCE SELECTOR See IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch on this page.
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch
CAUTION Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch while the power of this unit is turned on, as doing so may damage the unit. If this unit fails to turn on, the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch may not be fully slid to either position. If this is the case, slide the switch all the way to either position when this units power supply is completely cut off. Select the switch position (left or right) according to the impedance of the speakers in your system.
Switch position Impedance level Asia model If you use one set (A or B), the impedance of each speaker must be 8 or higher. If you use two sets (A and B), the impedance of each speaker must be 16 or higher. Right Canada model You can use one set (A or B), and the impedance of each speaker must be 6 or higher. Other models If you use one set (A or B), the impedance of each speaker must be 6 or higher. If you use two sets (A and B), the impedance of each speaker must be 12 or higher. Left If you use one set (A or B), the impedance of each speaker must be 4 or higher. If you use two sets (A and B), the impedance of each speaker must be 8 or higher.
Asia and General models only
VOLTAGE SELECTOR is only applicable to the Asia and General models. VOLTAGE SELECTOR See page 10 for details.
Connecting speakers and other components
CAUTION Do not connect this unit or other components to the main power until all connections between components are complete. Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other or do not let them touch any metal part of this unit. This could damage this unit and/or the speakers. All connections must be correct: L (left) to L, R (right) to R, + to + and to. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers, and if the polarity of the speaker connections is incorrect, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass. Also, refer to the owners manual for each of your components. Use RCA type pin plug cables for audio/video units except speakers. Connect your turntable to the GND terminal to reduce noise in the signal. However, you may hear less noise without the connection to the GND terminal for some record players.
Tape deck, etc.
Audio out GND
R L R L R L
CD player or DVD player
MD recorder, etc.
Connecting the banana plug
Remove approximately 10 mm (3/8 in) of insulation from the end of each speaker cable and twist the exposed wires of the cable together to prevent short circuits.
10 mm (3/8 in) Banana plug
(With the exception of Asia, Korea, U.K. and Europe models) First, tighten the knob and then insert the banana plug into the end of the corresponding terminal.
Unscrew the knob. Notes
Red: positive (+) Black: negative ()
One or two speaker sets can be connected to this unit. If you use only one speaker set, connect it to either the SPEAKERS A or B terminals. Use speakers with the specified impedance shown on the rear panel of this unit.
Insert one bare wire into the hole in the side of each terminal.
Tighten the knob to secure the wire.
Connecting the power supply cord
To an AC wall outlet AC power supply cord
A OR B: 6MIN / SPEAKER A+B: 12MIN / SPEAKER
SWITCHED 100W MAX. TOTAL
Connecting the AC power supply cord
Plug the power supply cord into the AC wall outlet after all other connections are complete.
AC OUTLET(S) (SWITCHED)
U.K. and Australia models.. 1 outlet Korea model.. None Other models... 3 outlets Use these outlets to connect the power cords from your other components to this unit. The power to the AC OUTLET(S) is controlled by POWER or STANDBY/ON on the front panel of this unit (or on the remote control). The outlet(s) supply power to any connected component whenever the power of this unit is turned on. For information on the maximum power (total power consumption of components), see SPECIFICATIONS on page 18.
VOLTAGE SELECTOR (Asia and General models only)
The VOLTAGE SELECTOR on the rear panel of this unit must be set for your local main voltage BEFORE plugging the power supply cord into the AC wall outlet. Voltages are as follows: Asia model. AC 220/230240 V, 50/60 Hz General model. AC 110/120/220/230240 V, 50/60 Hz
PLAYING AND RECORDING
Playing a source
As for AX-397 only, if the TAPE MONITOR indicator on the front panel lights up when you listen to a source, press TAPE MONITOR on the front panel to turn off the TAPE MONITOR function (the TAPE MONITOR indicator turns off as a result).
Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or press one of the input selector buttons on the remote control) to select the input source you want to listen to. The indicator of the selected input source lights up.
AUX MD TAPE CD/DVD TUNER PHONO PURE DIRECT CD/DVD DIRECT AMP
A B 3 ON OFF 5 5
7 FLAT 30dB 8
POWER TUNER STANDBY
Press SPEAKERS A and/or B on the front panel to select speakers A and/or B.
A/B DISPLAY DISPLAY REC DISC
Both SPEAKERS A and B can be selected. If you listen with headphones, press both switches to release them outward to the OFF position.
Set VOLUME on the front panel counterclockwise to the extreme end.
Play the source. Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/ on the remote control) to adjust the sound output level.
0 -dB 26 8
Press POWER on the front panel inward to the ON position.
Adjust the tonal quality by using the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls or the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch on the front panel.
As for AX-497 only, you can also adjust the tonal quality by using PURE DIRECT on the front panel.
Press STANDBY/ON on the front panel again (or STANDBY on the remote control) to finish using this unit and set it to the standby mode. The STANDBY indicator lights up.
To completely cut off power supply from the AC wall outlet, press POWER on the front panel to release it outward to the OFF position.
Adjusting the tonal quality
Adjusting the BALANCE control
Adjusts the sound output balance of the left and right speakers to compensate for sound imbalance caused by speaker locations or listening room conditions.
L 5 R 3
Adjusting the LOUDNESS control
Retains a full tonal range at any volume level, thus compensating for the human ears loss of sensitivity to high and low-frequency ranges at low volume. CAUTION If the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or the PURE DIRECT switch for AX-497 only) is turned on with the LOUDNESS control set at a certain level, the input signals bypass the LOUDNESS control, resulting in a sudden increase in the sound output level. To prevent your ears or the speakers from being undesirably damaged, be sure to press the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or the PURE DIRECT switch for AX-497 only) AFTER lowering the sound output level or AFTER checking that the LOUDNESS control is properly set.
Using the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch
Routes input signals from your CD or DVD player directly to the specially built-in amplifier for the CD or DVD player. As a result, the input signals bypass the INPUT selector and the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls (and the TAPE MONITOR switch for AX-397 only) and then sent to the power amplifier, thus eliminating any alterations to the CD or DVD signals and creating the purest possible sound.
Set the LOUDNESS control to the FLAT position.
Using the PURE DIRECT switch (AX-497 only)
Routes input signals from your audio sources. As a result, the input signals bypass the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls, thus eliminating any alterations to the audio signals and creating the purest possible sound.
Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/ on the remote control) to set the sound output level to the loudest listening level that you would listen to.
As for AX-497 only, if both the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP and the PURE DIRECT switches are turned on, only the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch will function.
Rotate the LOUDNESS control until the desired volume is obtained.
FLAT 30dB 6 7
Adjusting the BASS and TREBLE controls
Adjusts the high and low frequency response. BASS Increases or decreases the low frequency response. TREBLE Increases or decreases the high frequency response.
Recording a source to a tape or an MD
The VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls and the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (and the PURE DIRECT switch for AX-497 only) have no effect on the source being recorded. Check the copyright laws in your country to record from records, CDs, radio, etc. Recording copyright-protected material may infringe on copyright laws.
Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/ on the remote control) to adjust the sound output level.
Begin recording on the tape deck or the MD recorder. Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or press TAPE or MD on the remote control) to select TAPE or MD and then monitor the sound being recorded on the tape deck or the MD recorder.
Rotate the REC OUT selector on the front panel to select the source you want to record.
Selecting another source with the INPUT selector on the front panel (or the corresponding input selector button on the remote control) while recording is in progress will not affect the recording.
Play the source. Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or press one of the input selector buttons on the remote control) to select the input source you want to listen to.
Begin recording on the tape deck or the MD recorder.
If the 3-head tape deck is used for recording, you can monitor the sound of recording by pressing TAPE MONITOR.
Play the source.
Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or press one of the input selector buttons on the remote control) to select the input source you want to listen to. OPERATION
You cannot select any input source while the TAPE MONITOR indicator on the front panel lights up.
Refer to the chart below if this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions below do not help, set this unit to the standby mode, disconnect the power cord, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
This unit fails to turn on.
The power supply cord is not connected or the plug is not completely inserted. The impedance setting is incorrect. The protection circuitry has been activated because of a short circuit, etc. The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch on the rear panel is not set to either end. This unit has been exposed to a strong external electric shock (such as lightning or strong static electricity).
Connect the power supply cord firmly. Set the impedance to match your speakers. Check that the speaker wires are not touching each other and then turn the power of this unit back on. Set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch to either end when the power of this unit is turned off. Set this unit to the standby mode, disconnect the power supply cord, plug it back in after 30 seconds, then use it normally. Connect the cables properly. If the problem persists, the cables may be defective. Select an appropriate input source with the INPUT selector on the front panel (or one of the input selector buttons on the remote control). Turn off the TAPE MONITOR function. Set the corresponding SPEAKERS A or B switch to the ON position. Secure the connections. Check that the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR setting is correct. Check that the speaker wires are not touching each other and then turn the power of this unit back on.
Refer to page 7
Incorrect input or output cable connections. No appropriate input source has been selected. The TAPE MONITOR function is turned on. The SPEAKERS A/B switches are not set properly. Speaker connections are not secure.
The sound suddenly goes off.
The protection circuitry has been activated because of a short circuit, etc.
Only the speaker on one side can be heard.
Incorrect cable connections. Incorrect setting for the BALANCE control. The + and wires are connected in reverse at the amplifier or the speakers. Incorrect cable connections. No connection from the turntable to the GND terminal.
Connect the cables properly. If the problem persists, the cables may be defective. Set the BALANCE control to the appropriate position. Connect the speaker wires to the correct + and phase. Connect the audio plugs firmly. If the problem persists, the cables may be defective. Make the GND connection between the turntable and this unit. The turntable should be connected to this unit through the MC head amplifier. Turn on the power of the component.
There is a lack of bass and no ambience. A humming sound can be heard.
The volume level is low while playing a record. The volume level cannot be increased, or the sound is distorted.
The record is being played on a turntable with an MC cartridge. The component connected to the TAPE OUT or the MD OUT terminals of this unit is turned off.
The sound is degraded when listening with the headphones connected to the CD player or the tape deck connected to this unit. The sound level is low. The input source cannot be changed although the INPUT selector is rotated. Using the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls does not affect the tonal quality.
The power of this unit is turned off, or this unit is set to the standby mode.
Turn on the power of this unit.
The LOUDNESS control is functioning. The CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch is turned on. The TAPE MONITOR function is turned on. The CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or the PURE DIRECT switch for AX-497 only) is turned on.
Set the LOUDNESS control to the FLAT position. Turn off the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch. Turn off the TAPE MONITOR function. The CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or the PURE DIRECT switch for AX-497 only) must be turned off to use those controls.
The remote control does not work nor function properly.
Wrong distance or angle.
The remote control will function within a maximum range of 6 m (19.7 ft) and no more than 30 degrees off-axis from the front panel. Reposition this unit.
Refer to page 6
Direct sunlight or lighting (from an inverter type of fluorescent lamp, etc.) is striking the remote control sensor of this unit. The batteries are weak.
Replace all batteries.
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 , 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.019% THD) [AX-497].. 85 W + 85 W [AX-397].. 60 W + 60 W (6 , 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.038% THD) [AX-497]... 100 W + 100 W [AX-397].. 70 W + 70 W Dynamic Power (IHF) (8/6/4/2 ) [AX-497].. 130/150/185/220 W [AX-397].. 100/120/140/150 W Maximum Output Power (1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 4 ) [U.K. and Europe models only] [AX-497]... 120 W [AX-397]... 95 W (1 kHz, 10% THD, 8/6 ) [AX-497] [Asia, General, China and Korea models only]. 130/150 W [AX-397] [Asia, General and China models only]. 100/110 W IEC Output Power [U.K. and Europe models only] (1 kHz, 0.019% THD, 8 ) [AX-497]... 100 W [AX-397]... 75 W Power Band Width [AX-497] (0.04% THD, 42.5 W, 8 )..10 Hz to 50 kHz [AX-397] (0.04% THD, 30 W, 8 )..10 Hz to 50 kHz Damping Factor 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 8 ..240 or more Maximum Input Signal PHONO (1 kHz, 0.003% THD). 115 mV or more CD, etc. (1 kHz, 0.5% THD).. 2.2 V or more Frequency Response CD, etc. (20 Hz to 20 kHz).. 0 0.5 dB CD/DVD DIRECT AMP ON (10 Hz to 100 kHz). 0 1.0 dB RIAA Equalization Deviation PHONO... 0.3 dB Total Harmonic Distortion PHONO to REC OUT (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 3 V).. 0.003% or less CD, etc. to SP OUT (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 42.5 W, 8 ).. 0.009% or less Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A Network) PHONO (input shorted).. 88 dB or more CD (input shorted) CD/DVD DIRECT AMP ON.. 110 dB or more Residual Noise (IHF-A Network) [AX-497] CD/DVD DIRECT AMP ON.. 35 V PURE DIRECT ON.. 90 V [AX-397] CD/DVD DIRECT AMP ON.. 35 V CD/DVD DIRECT AMP OFF.. 100 V
Input Sensitivity/Input Impedance PHONO... 2.5 mV/47 k CD, etc... 150 mV/47 k Output Level/Output Impedance REC OUT [AX-497].. 195 mV/1.6 k or less [AX-397].. 165 mV/1.6 k or less Headphone Output/Impedance CD, etc. (Input 1 kHz, 150 mV, 8 , 0.019% THD) [AX-497]... 0.3 V/680 [AX-397].. 0.25 V/680 Channel Separation CD, etc. (5.1 k input shorted, 1/10 kHz). 65/50 dB or more Tone Control Characteristics BASS Boost/Cut (20 Hz)... 10 dB Turnover Frequency... 350 Hz TREBLE Boost/Cut (20 kHz).. 10 dB Turnover Frequency.. 3.5 kHz Continuous Loudness Control Attenuation (1 kHz)... 30 dB
|Sound Output Mode||Stereo|
|Response Bandwidth||10 - 50000 Hz|
|Signal-To-Noise Ratio||110 dB|
|Input Impedance||47 kOhm|
|Input Sensitivity||150 mV|
|Amplifier Output Details||85 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.019% - 2 channel(s) ( main ) 100 Watt - 6 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.038% - 2 channel(s) ( main )|
|Additional Features||A-B speaker switch, loudness|
|Type||Remote control - infrared|
|Connector Type||5 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 2 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 1 x turntable audio input ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear|
|Power Device||Power supply - internal|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
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