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Yamaha CDX-497

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Yamaha CDX-497

The CDX-497 is a CD player from Yamaha that can read regular music CDs and CD-RWs as well as MP3 and WMV CDs. The player measures approximately 17.1 x 3.4 x 11.3 inches (W x H x D) and weighs in at roughly 7.7 pounds. It can be purchased in three colors: black, titanium and gold (color availability may depend on the location of the buyer). The Yamaha CDX-497 package includes a slim wireless remote control (infrared).

The front of the CDX-497 features a high quality aluminum face pl…

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Yamaha CDX-497

The CDX-497 is a CD player from Yamaha that can read regular music CDs and CD-RWs as well as MP3 and WMV CDs. The player measures approximately 17.1 x 3.4 x 11.3 inches (W x H x D) and weighs in at roughly 7.7 pounds. It can be purchased in three colors: black, titanium and gold (color availability may depend on the location of the buyer). The Yamaha CDX-497 package includes a slim wireless remote control (infrared).

The front of the CDX-497 features a high quality aluminum face plate that shields the player’s internal circuitry from outside interference. Also found at the front is a small LCD screen with a dimmer switch that offers 3 modes of CD Text display and a 4-mode time display. The display shows the title of the CD, the artist name and the song title of the current playing track. The input jack for headphones is conveniently located at the front. At the back of the unit is the player’s optical and coaxial digital outputs.

The Yamaha CDX-497 offers a variety of playback modes in addition to regular play. With the Track Program Play function, the listener can make a sequential playlist of up to 40 tracks. The CDX-497 also has Random Play and single track, entire CD and A-B repeat modes.

The player also features Yamaha’s Intelligent Digital Servo system, a low-impedance power supply as well as a separate oversampling digital-to-analog converter (or DAC) for cleaner sound output with minimal noise caused by interference.

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