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Yamaha RX-397 Review

The RX-397 is an entry-level stereo receiver from Yamaha, released in mid 2006. The RX-397 is capable of outputting 50 watts of power per speaker channel. This receiver also provides an extended frequency response range of 10Hz to 50kHz, enabling the use of high quality sound sources such as SACD and DVD-Audio. Yamaha has integrated “Pure Direct” technology into the RX-397, which has been designed to optionally bypass unwanted treble and base alterations, therefore improving overall sound quality. For users with more than one set of stereo speakers, the A-B switch can be used to produce more sound. This unit also...more