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 Digital Surround™ decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP Digital™ is much more advanced; actually creating independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects located in separate sound fields, you will hear sound with directionality, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and presence.
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 industry supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio / video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio / video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio / video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators.
For further information on HDMI, visit the HDMI website at “http://www.hdmi.org/.” HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed with a pair of headphones.
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
The Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) 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, until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room.
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|