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Great receiver!
 
This Yamaha XR-497 replaces a 15-year old Denon stereo receiver that was too expensive to repair. I have 2-sets of speakers, 3 components to hook-up, including a turntable. Most receivers sold now are surround sound / home theater rather than a straightforward am/fm stereo receiver. Most also do not have a built-in pre-amp for a turntable. The Yamaha XR-497 is perfect and it's easy to set up. I'm not a techie and the reviews previously posted were very helpful. Be careful though to only buy from...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by MSB can be read at Amazon.Com
 
MSB
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 06/23/2008
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100% (38 of 38) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Yamaha RX-497 review
 
I purchased this receiver after my somewhat ancient Yamaha RX-530 refused to power up any longer. I have always used Yamaha receivers (this is now my third in 25 years). I am old-school; I have no need for anything other than a 2.1 stereo receiver and only have a turntable and CD changer connected to the RX-497. Obviously users wanting surround sound will need to look elsewhere; for those of us just needing 2.1, this is a great unit. It does have a full complement of inputs for DVD, Tape In/...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by jammun can be read at Crutchfield
 
jammun
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 03/25/2008
User Location: WA
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100% (32 of 32) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
great for both old and new media
 
We bought this receiver initially since we still have a turntable, and this was one of the few products that still has this capability. It turns out that we couldn't be happier with our choice. Besides having the ability to play LPs, it also can play audio tapes and videos, FM/AM radio, DVDs and CDs and it also has a connection for DVRs, satellite radio and an S-video cable. It's extremely easy to set up and use, and everything we've played so far sounds great. I highly recommend it.

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by appletree can be read at Amazon.Com
 
appletree
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 06/04/2008
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100% (25 of 25) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Quality Product
 
I purchased this item to replace an aging Sony receiver/amp that was on it's final lap. As expected, Yamaha's build quality and performance does not disappoint. This thing is built like a tank and the sound it produces is unmatched by any stereo I have ever owned or heard. My only regret is that I did not purchase the less expensive (and less powerful) RX-397 as the power of this model is major overkill for my needs. However, the RX-397 has fewer input sources and I felt I should leave my o...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by bigfoot "bigfoot" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
bigfoot "bigfoot"
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5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/26/2010
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100% (10 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Verry solid performer.
 
I had a NAD 7140 receiver for 22 years,wth a great FM tuner that suddenly died,only 40 watts per channell.So priority No.1 was a receiver with a FM section hopfully it's equal. After a lot of research the choice came down to the Yamaha RX-497. Though not as good as the NAD this FM tuner brought in all my favotite stations with a very clean stable stereo sound. Though not mentioned in the manual you can get weak stereo stations by not using the auto tuning mode and leaving it off ,but it w...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by SigFab55 can be read at Crutchfield
 
SigFab55
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4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 03/29/2007
User Location: Waterford,N.Y.
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98% (114 of 116) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Excellent stereo receiver
 
Despite the current fad for multi-channel audio/video receivers, many people -- including this reviewer -- still listen to music with two speakers and only need a two-channel stereo receiver to drive them. And Yamaha builds outstanding stereo receivers, including this new RX-497. Yamaha's power ratings are extremely conservative and this 75 watts per channel receiver will drive virtually any speakers to deafening levels -- which I don't recommend doing. More important than it's ample power is it...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by D. R. Schryer can be read at Amazon.Com
 
D. R. Schryer
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5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 02/02/2008
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92% (63 of 68) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great Stereo Reciever
 
I purchased Yamaha RX-497 because my old ONKYO stopped working. I decided to buy this stereo receiver because I listen to music CDs most of the time, and ONKYO's TX-8522 doesn't have a subwoofer output. I cannot be happier!The purity and depth of the sound is just amazing! I love the "pure direct" button which allows me enjoy the music in its original form (the receiver still outputs to the subwoofer in "pure direct" mode). The headphone jack can drive my Sennheiser HD600 beautifully...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by Chris can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Chris
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5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 07/01/2008
User Location: Berkeley, CA United States
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92% (12 of 13) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Good, but not for me
 
This unit had great FM reception, good power but it did not bring life to my 301's like my prior receiver. Not sure why this was, they just did not sound as rich and full as they did using an Onkyo brand receiver. I did like the selection knob for the function choice. I did notice that it had in print on the front of the unit ' Natural Sound Receiver' and maybe that had something to do with the didference in the sound output. The one feature I was looking for that attracted me to the unit was th...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by Brian G. can be read at Crutchfield
 
Brian G.
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/17/2008
User Location: Monroe ,NC
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72% (8 of 11) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Very disappointed
 
I have owned Yamaha products for decades. Very few of them, in fact, because they have always been reliable and have lasted forever. So it was an easy choice when I needed a new receiver/amplifier. I didn't seriously consider any other brands. I've always found Yamaha's product to be solidly built, high-quality, and good value. Unfortunately, I have had a bad experience with this unit. I hope that it is an isolated incident.I purchased this receiver in October of 2009 and took it with me to inst...

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by doublespiral can be read at Amazon.Com
 
doublespiral
 Rated It 
1.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 02/21/2010
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50% (9 of 18) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Yamaha RX-497
 
Bought this to replace a 20 year old Yamaha amp that finally gave up. I am very pleased with the receiver so far. As usual, Crutchfield service and shipping was exceptional. They're the best!

Yamaha Corp. of Americ RX497 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver review by Roy can be read at Crutchfield
 
Roy
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 01/14/2008
User Location: Portland, TN
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87% (7 of 8) Users Found This Review Helpful
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