20 Most Recent Yamaha AX-596 Amplifier Questions & Answers

Make sure there is no tone bypass button if it has one.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Jan 20, 2015

all you need is one set of the red and white rca cables.your tv should have an audio output with a red and white hole.plug in red and white wires to those holes at the back or side of your tv.plug the other end to your auxilary red and white holes at the back of the stereo....if your stereo doesnt have aux holes then you can plug into L.d.,VIDEO outputs at back of stereo.you then turn your select button,nob on your stereo to either the aux,ld or video.hope this helps

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Dec 12, 2013

Hi spitkicker

Can you tell me a but more about the circumstance you are using the Yamaha.

The speaker switch you are using also has a strict rating of 100wrms Driving it with the 145 wrms of the ax596 may damage the switcher. You also should have the protection circuitry of the Niles engaged to when using the configuration of the speakers you have.

If you are operating the amp at high levels into the speaker system(whether the mixer is red lining or not), balanced out by the SLV4 to 4 ohms, it may well be suffering from overheating, or has developed dry solder joints associated with running hot that is causing it to go into protection mode. Any amp has to work alot harder to drive a 4 ohm load, and with multiple speakers and impedance correction circuitry will be presenting a rather complex load to boot.

If you are using it in a commercial situation and running at higher output levels for extended periods, you may be better to upgrade it to a fan cooled PA style power amp that is engineered to operate under these conditions. Domestic HiFi is not built to cope with long standing high power operation and may well fail prematurely

If it is over heating, you may be able to overcome this by moving more air about the yamaha and reducing the power level you are running the system at. Happy to talk further with you about this. Let me know how you get on :) Cheers


Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Apr 14, 2013

remove the front panel and if you have clear alcohol and just few times over the SW and turn it around that's all just tell me if it work

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Aug 05, 2011

You may have blown the inline fuses for output sound. Amps have alot of fuses under the hood. take the amp cover off and check all fuses are not blown / wire broke inside fuse. Some fuses are hidden under circuit boards on some amps, check everywhere possible to check all fuses. If all fuses are fine and no broken wires inside them, you may have loose connection where your speaker wire ports are inside the amp. Check they arent black or loose. if they black they are blown as there usually soldered (a silver colour)

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Hello, if you gently pull the knob towards you it will come off and youll see a hex nut thats simply loose ,more than likely.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Do one thing get a stereo RCA cable and connect its one end to the audio output of your tv and other end to the any one of the analog input of the amplifier. when you watching the tv simply select the corresponding input in your amplifier to which you have been connected the RCA cable.

Also there is one more why if the tv has an optical output. connect the optical out put of you tv to any of the optical input of the amplifier. select the corresponding input when you watch the tv

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Feb 14, 2011

Chances are that the tone control pre-amp circuit is faulty. These days the functions are all done by a single IC. Find that and you will more than likely have found the culprit. If there are any of the controls for bass etc on the front pannel, trace the wiring back from them. If not have a look around on the PC board in area that you suspect (some boards are marked as 'tone' etc). If you see any IC's put the number into google and you might find out what each does. Keep doing it till you find one that deals with tone etc.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Aug 23, 2010

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Also check for cracked solder connection.
Good Luck

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on May 26, 2010

I assume you want to slave it to the receiver and drive some more speakers with it.

Connect some RCA cables from whichever channel pre-outs you want on the HTR-5860 to any input on the AX-596.

Set the AX volume to something sufficiently high, run through the HTR's speaker level setup and match the AX volume to match the channels on the receiver. Then leave the AX's volume alone.

If you just want the AX to have access to program sources of the HTR, run the RCA cables to it from one of the VCR1 or 2 Out (but DO NOT select whichever one you use via the front panel). These are not affected by the HTR's volume controls.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on May 07, 2010

I would suggest buy the service manual first




Then you can find out which parts and what numbers

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Apr 19, 2010

on ur subwoofer u will see HPF output, connect this output to MAIN IN of ur power amp (first remove jumper between pre-out and main in from ur power amp) connect pre-out of ur power amp to input 2 L&R (Left is also for mono input). the HFP selector switch will cut off 80Hz or 100Hz to the main input depending on the position enabling u to have high frequency sound on your main speakers. connect the speakers to the main output terminal of ur power amp. do not connect speakers on the woofer ouput.
make sure u are using the right impedance speakers. do not switch speaker impedance selector while the unit is on. 

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Apr 05, 2010

Hi there,

Yes it's really the power of up to 450 watts as written on it..
So, you can purchase it. the reviews for this amplifier are very good.

Good Luck!!


Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Dec 01, 2009

It is because the AC-90 is not grounded. If you look at the power cable, there is just + and -, no ground/earth. This is because ground is not usually needed when using acoustic guitars/ mikes. If you use an electric guitar, or a slide, there will be problem. I have a AC60, that does go to ground. No hum. AC90=hum. Can probably be fixed by attaching new power cable and soldering earth to the chassis, like on the ac60.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Mar 20, 2009

You have a couple of things that might be going on. One the emitter resistor one the channel that is bad needs to be replaced or the bad channel itself need to be repalced. This does take soldering to fix it. You might need to take to a repair shop.

Yamaha AX-596... • Answered on Nov 12, 2008

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