* Yamaha receivers deliver exceptional sound for music fans who appreciate great performance.
* The RX-497 from Yamaha drives 75 watts of dynamic, full-bandwidth-rated power to each of your stereo speakers to provide clear, undistorted sound even during your music's most demanding peaks.
* Yamaha's engineers have taken extensive care with every aspect of the RX-497's design and construction to maximize audio performance, including a direct mode that bypasses the receiver's tone, balance, and loudness controls to provide the cleanest signal possible.
* An AM/FM tuner lets you tune in to your favorite radio programming, plus, it's XM Satellite Radio-Ready, so you can enjoy satellite programming from the comfort of your living room.
* Multi-zone control capability lets you control the sound in another room without having to get up and there are plenty of inputs and outputs for you to connect you're A/V equipment.
* Yamaha's high dynamic power and low impedance drive capability assures enhanced sound quality and includes a subwoofer output for easy connections to a subwoofer.
* Yamaha's linear damping improves definition and resolution of sound output for an intense listening experience!
o 75 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.04% THD
o 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
o XM Satellite Radio Ready
o 40 AM/FM presets
o 3 audio (including phono) and 3 A/V (composite video) inputs
o Subwoofer output
o Tape monitor loop
o Rotary bass and treble controls
o Continuously variable loudness control
o Pure Direct mode bypasses tone, balance, and loudness controls for cleaner sound
o Dual-room/dual-source output (stereo line-level output for 2nd room)
o Remote control
o Headphone jack
o Front-panel and remote switching for two pairs of main speakers
o Binding post speaker connectors
o Sleep timer
o Dimensions: 17-1/8" x 5-15/16" x 12-13/16"