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Yamaha AX-396

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Yamaha AX-396

Specifications

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%

Damping factor: 240

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 88dB (MM), 110dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 151 x 391mm

Weight: 8.7kg

Finish: gold/black/titan

Accessories: remote control transmitter

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Reviewed Apr 14th, 2019 by A520

good amplifier, solid and nice conception
the sound is good but a little metallic..
i have compared to my Yam A520 and Yam A720 (with sanken transistor, of course !..) ... much more musical and pleasant to listen to, sound's sweet :)
note : the input selector fail after a couple of years, just replace the encoder (inexpensive) and it's good.

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Reviewed Apr 29th, 2018 by justaroundmidnight

I have owned modern amps such as the NAD 326 BEE and Marantz PM 6004 and this completely blows them away.

I'm hearing detail from this amp that I don't hear from the two other amps mentioned above.

The bass is amazing, the sound is smooth and detailed - never grating.

I picked mine up for £70 and use it daily and it matches perfectly with B&W DM602 s3.

I have also heard the big brother of this, the AX-596, which sounds slightly cleaner but with less bass. I prefer the AX-396.

I highly recommend this amplifier to anyone.

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Reviewed Oct 09th, 2017 by Nasty Pirate

I've had this amplifier since 2002 (if I remember correctly) and I can safely say it an amazing sound equipment. I've connected my PC, a turntable and a DVD (which I use for CD listening) to it and the sound is impeccable. I've paired it with a couple of not-so-bad 6? JVC speakers I had from my previous stereo. I haven't noticed any distortion or any other issue on it throughout all these years. At 60W max output power it is adequate for my needs too.

 

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