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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.
YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified.
INTRODUCTION 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 PREPARATION CONNECTIONS ... 8 Connecting speakers and other components...
CD and DVD sound ◆ Remote control capability • This document is the owner’s 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.
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel ■ AX-497 STANDBY POWER INPUT PHONES STANDBY ■ AX-397 STANDBY POWER INPUT PHONES STANDBY 1 POWER Press inward to the ON position to provide this unit with power supply from the AC wall outlet. In this state, you can turn on this unit or set it to the standby mode by pressing STANDBY/ON.
The indicator above it lights up when this function is turned on. See page 13 for details. 7 TAPE MONITOR and indicator (AX-397 only) Allows you to listen to the sound played back on the tape deck connected to the TAPE terminals on the rear panel of this unit.
Remote control 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.
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Installing batteries in the remote control 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. ■...
Rear panel TUNER (PLAY) TAPE PHONO (REC) (PLAY) (REC) CD/DVD 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.
CONNECTIONS 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.
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) Unscrew the knob. Red: positive (+) Black: negative (–) Insert one bare wire into the hole in the side of each terminal.
CONNECTIONS Connecting the power supply cord VOLTAGE SELECTOR IMPEDANCE SELECTOR A OR B: 4ΩMIN / SPEAKER A+B: 8ΩMIN / SPEAKER A OR B: 6ΩMIN / SPEAKER ■ Connecting the AC power supply cord Plug the power supply cord into the AC wall outlet after all other connections are complete.
PLAYING AND RECORDING Playing a source Note 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).
PLAYING AND RECORDING Adjust the tonal quality by using the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls or the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch on the front panel. BASS TREBLE BALANCE – – CD/DVD DIRECT AMP Note As for AX-497 only, you can also adjust the tonal quality by using PURE DIRECT on the front panel.
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.
PLAYING AND RECORDING Recording a source to a tape or an MD Notes • 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. •...
■ AX-397 STANDBY POWER TAPE CD/DVD TUNER PHONO INPUT PHONES SPEAKERS BASS TREBLE BALANCE LOUDNESS FLAT –30dB STANDBY – – 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.
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. ■ General...
The power of this unit is turned off, or this The sound is unit is set to the standby mode. degraded when listening with the headphones connected to the CD player or the tape deck connected to this unit. The LOUDNESS control is functioning. The sound level is low.