RX-V1800BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
A High-performance Home Theater Receiver with many impressive features including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders, latest HDMI 1.3a specification support, video upscaling to 1080p, iPod compatibility,YPAO Auto Setup with Quick Start, and mul...
RX-V1800BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
A High-performance Home Theater Receiver with many impressive features including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders, latest HDMI 1.3a specification support, video upscaling to 1080p, iPod compatibility,YPAO Auto Setup with Quick Start, and multi-zone custom installation support.
High Sound Quality
- 7-channel 910W powerful surround sound (130W x 7)
- HD audio format signals capability: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Digital ToP-ART with top audio-grade parts and devices used throughout
- Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction
- Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for front channels and 192 kHz/24-bit ADC for Main Zone
High Picture Quality
- Analog video (480i or 480p) upscaling to full HD 1080p
- Latest HDMI 1.3a (4 in/1 out) specification supports with Deep Color (30/36 bit) transmission, 120Hz and 24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
- Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion with TBC
- XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural-THX Surround decoder
- iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha YDS-10
- Improved YPAO short-cut setup function and System Memory buttons on remote unit
- Superior zone control with additional zone remote unit
- Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
- Support for a digital connection to a Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD players
- Fine-tuned CINEMA DSP and Adaptive DSP Level
- Improved Compressed Music Enhancer with Straight Enhancer program
- Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Other Notable Features
- Pure Direct for highest sound quality
- Surround Back terminal's amplifiers can be assignable for bi-amplification connections
- System Memory buttons on remote unit
- 40-station FM/AM preset and direct preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
- Linear Damping and high dynamic power
- Aluminum front panel and volume knob/input selector
- SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
- Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting (including Zone 2/Zone 3)
- Dialogue Lift for dialogue to screen center
- iPod song titles displayed on front panel
- Selectable 9-band subwoofer frequencies
- Subwoofer Phase Select
- 8ch or 6ch external decoder input
- Analog downmix
- Sleep timer
- Detachable power cable
- Extended remote control codes, dual remote terminals for Zone 2 and Zone 3 and dual programmable +12V trigger outputs
YPAO Sound Optimization with Quick Start
Yamaha's YPAO Sound Optimization system analyzes the acoustics of the room and adjusts various speaker parameters to provide optimum sound quality at the listening position — in less than three minutes! A new Quick Start function displays the YPAO Auto Setup menu when the microphone jack is inserted, so Start can be immediately selected. Six YPAO settings can be memorized.
HD Audio Format Signals Capability
This receiver lets users enjoy the best possible and newest surround sound from Blu-ray Disc players and HD-DVD players. It supports the two lossy formats: Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD High Resolution, as well as the lossless formats: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high definition disc based media. Dolby® TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high definition entertainment experience on next generation discs. When coupled with high definition video, Dolby® TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high definition picture.
Made for iPod (Docking Station)
The Made for iPod logo indicates that the product is equipped to use an optional Yamaha Universal iPod Dock that lets you connect your iPod to this product. With the optional dock you can listen to your music and operate the iPod via the product’s remote control while at the same time charging the battery on your iPod. Depending on your product’s specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music. Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod on your video monitor (view the Specifications of each product for iPod playback compatibility)...
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears.
DTS-HD Master Audio™
DTS-HD Master Audio™ is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc™. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bit rates up to 24.5 Mbps for Blu-ray Disc, DTS-HD Master Audio can carry up to 7.1 discrete channels of 24-bit / 96 kHz audio simultaneously. Supported by HDMI version 1.3 (or higher) and designed for the optical disc players and AV receivers / amplifiers of the future, DTS-HD Master Audio also remains fully compatible with the existing multichannel audio systems that incorporate DTS Digital Surround.
DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
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!
XM HD Surround Sound
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.
Neural Surround THX Technologies
“Neural-THX®” Surround is taking surround sound to the next level. This revolutionary new technology delivers the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound in a format that is fully compatible with stereo. Neural-THX Surround reduces the bandwidth needed for broadcasters to deliver true multi-channel surround presentations, and enables 7.1-channel support for gaming and movies. By unmasking the audio details, typically lost by other playback systems, audiences will experience the deep ambience and subtle details of movies, music and games. And with this technology being used by sound designers during content creation, as well as embedded into playback devices, Neural-THX Surround promises a listening experience that is true to the original mix. Neural-THX Surround has been chosen as the official surround sound broadcast format for XM Satellite Radio’s “XM HD Surround”, as well as other leading FM/HD radio stations worldwide.
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.
Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1010 scaler engine that can independently scale an image horizontally and vertically to further improve the picture quality on high resolution displays (to 1080i/720p with HDMI output).
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
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.
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.
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.
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original recording as possible.
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.
Audio & Video
|Advanced Connections||RS-232C Interface||Yes|
|Custom Features||Zone 2 Audio Output||Yes|
|Zone 3 Audio Output||Yes|
|Zone Control via Remote Unit||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||Multi-Channel External Input||8ch|
|Custom Features||Sub Remote Control Unit||Zone Remote|
|Advanced Features||iPod/iPhone Compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock||Yes|
|High Picture Quality||1080p-Compatible HDMI||Yes|
|Deep Color (30/36 Bit)||Yes|
|120Hz and 1080p/24Hz Refresh Rates||Yes|
|Auto Lip-Sync Compensation||Yes|
|Analog to HDMI Upscaling||yes (up to 1080p)|
|Analog to HDMI Deinterlacing (480i to 480p)||Yes|
|Full Analog Video Upconversion to HDMI||yes (with TBC)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|Advanced Features||System Memory||yes (6 Main)|
|XM Ready with XM HD Surround||yes (Neural-THX Surround)|
|YPAO Sound Optimization||Yes|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||yes (with Straight Enhancer)|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync||yes (0-240 ms)|
|Remote Control Unit||Macro/Learning/Preset|
|High Sound Quality||Digital ToP-ART / High Current Amplification||Yes|
|192kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels||yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Dolby Digital EX||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24||Yes|
|Pure Direct||yes (incl. Bitstream)|
|Assignable Amplifiers for Bi-Amp||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||HDMI Input/Output||4 / 1|
|Surround Realism||DSP Programs||22|
|Adaptive DSP Level||Yes|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||S-Video Input/Output||6 / 3|
|Custom Features||Zone Tone Control||yes (Zone 2/3)|
|+12V Trigger Output||yes (x 2)|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||Yes|
|RMS Power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz) [THD]||130W x 7 [0.04%]|
|Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||160/195/255/335 W|
|Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||150|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz, CD)||0.04%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD, 250 mV)||100 dB|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 17-1/4"|
|Advanced Connections||Audio Digital Input (Optical / Coaxial)||8 (5 / 3)|
|Component Video Input / Output||3 / 1|
|Front Panel Video Aux Terminal||S-Video/Optical|