Featuring 7-channel discrete amplification (120W x 7), Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART design concept, YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, 16 surround programs, full movie sound format compatibility as well as THX Select pro...
Featuring 7-channel discrete amplification (120W x 7), Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART design concept, YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, 16 surround programs, full movie sound format compatibility as well as THX Select processing, SILENT CINEMA, Night Listening Mode, 9 channel speaker outputs with Zone2 out, and component video up conversion for optimum video quality. Features for convenient operation include extensive menus, front panel video Aux optical input terminal and a direct access remote control. This high-performance receiver also provides a variety of features for setting up a multi-room custom installation.
Accurate Touch Volume Control 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels Analog Mixdown 2-Channel Stereo Mode and Straight/Effect Switch High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping Digital Tone Controls for Front L/R, Center, Presence and Subwoofer Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/SA-CD Compatibility 9-Channel Speaker Outputs with Zone 2/Presence Speaker Outputs Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover Speaker A, B or A+B Selection (Front L/R) Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB) Night Listening Enhancer ensures that all programs (including Dolby Pro Logic IIx) Direct-Access (Macro-Command, Learning and Preset Capable) Remote Control Unit with Macro-Command Buttons
Created by Lucasfilm, THX is a certification standard designed to determine the audio components and acoustics needed to accomplish the most accurate movie audio play back. For full effect in a home theater, the THX decoding process requires a 7.1 speaker configuration with two back-surround speakers. THX Select Certified Products are engineered and designed for superior performance and complement the presentation of THX Select2 Certified Receivers.
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.
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.)
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.
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.