High Sound Quality
Upgraded Pure Direct for Higher Fidelity Sound Reproduction 7-Channel 980W Powerful Surround Sound (140W x 7) Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels Assignable Amplifiers for Bi-Amp Connection
High Picture Quality
Fully Analog Video Up Conversion to HDMI and Component Video Output with TBC De-Interlacing (480i to 480p) Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (100MHz -3 dB)
XM Satellite Radio Ready Tuner 2 In/1 Out HDMI Interface for High Quality Digital Audio and Video Data Handling Superior Zone Control with Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 Power Switches on Front Panel RS-232C Terminal for Touch Panel Controller On-Screen Display and Two-Line FL Display
Quad-Field/Tri-Field CINEMA DSP and 19 Surround Programs with 5 THX Select2 Programs Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
Accurate Touch Volume Control Low-Noise Discrete Power Supply for Preamp Stage Analog-Digital Complete Individual Circuitry Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0–240 ms) Analog Mixdown High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping Digital Tone Controls Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/SA-CD Compatibility Extended Remote Control Codes Remote Terminal for Zone 2 and Zone 3 Dual +12V Trigger Outputs Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover Subwoofer Phase Select Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (100MHz -3dB) Night Listening Enhancer ensures that all programs (including Dolby Pro Logic Iix) can be heard clearly at low volumes SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP Speaker A, B or A+B Selection, with Virtual CINEMA DSP Capability in Zone B On-Screen Display and Two-Line FL Display Direct-Access (Macro-Command, Learning and Preset Capable) Remote Control Unit with Macro-Command Buttons
8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer
CINEMA DSP Digital
Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing.
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha’s long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, A/V components available on the market.
Dolby Digital EX
This surround format from Dolby Digital includes an added center rear channel. The rear center channel is actually matrixed into the two rear channels, and is extracted upon playback. (Formerly called Dolby Digital Surround EX, or Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1.)
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player or AV receiver and a video monitor, such as a high-definition television (HDTV), over a single cable.
Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently-available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby® Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.
(View the specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility.)
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.
XM - XM Ready
A product with this feature indicates that the item is XM Satellite Radio (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the optional digital antenna XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock and the XM Mini-Tuner accessories sold separately, just subscribe to XM Satellite Radio and hear radio as it was meant to be!
YPAO™ Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First, it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
DTS-ES DISCRETE 6.1
In this format, the back surround channel is matrix encoded into the left and right surround channels. For playback, the three channels are separately decoded.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||120W x 7|
|RMS Output Power (1kHz)||140W x 7|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||840W|
|Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1||Yes|
|DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6||Yes|
|THX Processing||Select 2|
|XM Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|
|HDMI (In/Out)||(2 / 1)|
|Component Video (In/Out)||(3 / 1)|
|A/V Inputs (S-Video)||6 (All S-Video)|
|Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]||(O: 5, C: 3 / O: 2)|
|Front A/V with Digital Input||Yes (S-Video / Optical)|
|D/A Conversion||192 kHz / 24 bit|
|Night Listening Enhancer||Yes|
|Time Base Corrector||Yes|
|Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion||Yes (Deinterlace 480p)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (OSD)||Yes|
|Assignable Power Amp||Yes|
|Zone Speaker Terminals||Yes|
|Zone 2 Output||Yes (Audio Only)|
|Zone 3 Output||Yes (Audio Only)|
|Zone Power Switching||Yes Main/ Zone2 / Zone3 (Front Panel)|
|+12V Trigger Output||Yes (x 2)|
|Speaker A, B or A + B||Yes|
|Selectable Subwoofer Crossover||Yes|
|Multi-Channel Decoder Inputs||8-Channel|
|Pre-Out All Channels||Yes|
|Learning Remote Capability||Yes|
|Macro Command Capability||Yes|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 16-11/16"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||37|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||21-5/8" x 11" x 20"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||40|