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Yamaha AX-490 Owner's Manual

Natural sound stereo integrated amplifier
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100W + 100W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.015% THD, 20-20,000 Hz
85W + 85W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.019% THD, 20-20,000 Hz
CD DIRECT AMP Switch to Reproduce the Purest CD Sound
PURE DIRECT Switch to Reproduce the Purest Source Sound
PRE OUT/MAIN IN Terminals Useful for Connecting An Equalizer,
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA stereo integrated amplifier.
OWNER'S MANUAL
CONTENTS
Safety Instructions ................... 2
Supplied Accessories .............. 3
Connections ............................. 4
Operations ............................... 7
Control Transmitter ................. 12
Troubleshooting ...................... 13
Specifications ......................... 14
AX -590/490
Natural Sound Stereo Integrated Amplifier
High Dynamic Power, Low Impedance Drive Capability
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
SUBSONIC FILTER Switch to Cut Out Undesirable
Ultra-Low-Frequency Signals
Sound Processor, etc.
IMPORTANT!
Please record the serial number of this
unit in the space below.
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear
of the unit.
Retain this Owner's Manual in a safe
place for future reference.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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For AX-590 only
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For AX-590 only
Remote Control Capability
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
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.
• 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 product's
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.
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CD DIRECT AMP Switch to Reproduce the Purest CD Sound PURE DIRECT Switch to Reproduce the Purest Source Sound PRE OUT/MAIN IN Terminals Useful for Connecting An Equalizer, Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA stereo integrated amplifier. OWNER’S MANUAL CONTENTS Safety Instructions ...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 3: Supplied Accessories

    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.
  • Page 4: Connections

    Before attempting to make any connections to or from this unit, be sure to first switch OFF the power to this unit and to any other components to which connections are being made. When making connections between this unit and other components, be sure all connections are made correctly, that is to say L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+”...
  • Page 5 AX-490 Compact disc player TUNER TAPE TAPE 1 TAPE PHONO TAPE 2 Turntable Video cassette player, LD player, etc. AC OUTLETS (SWITCHED) (U.S.A., Canada, Europe and General models) ...3 SWITCHED OUTLETS (U.K. and Australia models) ...1 SWITCHED OUTLET Use these to connect the power cords from your components to this unit.
  • Page 6: Connecting Speakers

    ABOUT THE OTHER REAR PANEL PARTS REMOTE CONTROL (PHONO) connector If you have a YAMAHA turntable with a terminal for remote control, connect it to this connector by using the cable provided with the turntable. This connection allows you to control the turntable from the provided remote control transmitter.
  • Page 7: Operations

    AX-590 AX-490 TO PLAY A SOURCE VOLUME –dB ∞ Set to the “ ” position. Turn the power on. POWER Select a desired input source. INPUT TAPE 1 TUNER TAPE 2 AX-590 only If you select turntable as an input source (PHONO...
  • Page 8 AX-590 AX-490 TO RECORD A SOURCE TO TAPE (OR DUB FROM A TAPE TO ANOTHER) Select the source to be recorded. AX-590 REC OUT TAPE 1 TUNER TEAP 2 PHONO Play the source. Confirm the source by selecting it with the INPUT selector and turning up the VOLUME control.
  • Page 9: Selecting The Speaker System

    AX-590 BALANCE Adjusting the BASS and TREBLE controls AX-590 BASS AX-490 BASS BASS : Turn this clockwise to increase (or counter- clockwise to decrease) the low frequency response. TREBLE : Turn this clockwise to increase (or counter- clockwise to decrease) the high frequency response.
  • Page 10 Using the PURE DIRECT switch You can enjoy the purest possible sound from your audio sources by setting this switch so that the indicator illuminates. By doing so, the audio signals bypass the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls, thus eliminating any alterations to the audio signals.
  • Page 11: Remote Control Transmitter

    The remote control transmitter provided with this unit is designed to control all the most commonly used functions of the unit. If the CD player, tuner, turntable and tape deck connected to this unit are YAMAHA components designed for remote control compatibility, then this remote control transmitter will also control various functions of each component.
  • Page 12: Notes About The Remote Control Transmitter

    In this case, reposition the main unit to avoid direct lighting. POWER POWER on mode STANDBY mode AX-590 AX-490 Remote control sensor Within approximately 6 m (19.7 feet) POWER...
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. SYMPTOM The unit fails to turn on when the POWER switch is pressed.
  • Page 14: Specifications

    8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.015% THD ...100W+100W 6 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.03% THD ...120W+120W < > AX-490 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.019% THD ...85W+85W 6 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.038% THD ...100W+100W Dynamic Power per Channel...
  • Page 15 YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN VS 97850...

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