High Sound Quality
7-channel 980W powerful surround sound (140W x 7) Digital ToP-ART with superior audio-grade parts and devices used throughout Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction 3 in/1 out HDMI (ver. 1.2a) for handling digital signals including Super Audio CD Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
Network Receiver functions (Internet radio, PC music files, USB portable audio players and flash drives, MusicCAST client compatibility) Improved YPAO sound optimization with 6 system memories GUI on-screen display (6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese) Superior zone control with additional zone remote unit and zone OSD
High Picture Quality
1080p/60fps(Hz) compatible HDMI (3 in/1 out) Video up-conversion to HDMI Up-scaling (480i to 1080i/720p) De-interlacing (480i to 480p) Wide-range component video bandwidth(100MHz -3 dB, 1080p compatible)
CINEMA DSP with 23 DSP programs Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES 96/24 compatibility
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Amplifiers are freely assignable for bi-amping and Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 output. Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0?240 ms) Dialogue Lift for dialogue to screen center Selectable 9-band subwoofer crossover frequencies Subwoofer phase select Night Listening Enhancer SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP Max Volume Setting, Initial Volume Setting and Channel Mute Detachable power cable Extended remote control codes, dual remote terminals for Zone 2 and Zone 3 and dual programmable +12V trigger outputs
HIGH SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITY
Pure Direct for Highest Sound Quality
Pure Direct is a special receiver mode that causes the signal to bypass all but the most basic audio circuitry, and even turns off the display to prevent any chance of noise interference. It provides the purest possible high-fidelity sound from all sources including USB and HDMI inputs.
HDMI 1.2a for All-Digital Audio
This receiver incorporates the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.2a specification. Listeners can enjoy crystal-clear, all-digital audio quality via a single HDMI cable.
1080p Compatible HDMI (3 In/1 Out)
This receiver has the capability of repeating 1080p video signals from HDMI input to HDMI output. Two inputs are provided, so the user can switch among them.
Superior Custom Zone Control
Convenient operation is assured thanks to control of Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 power, XM/FM/AM tuning, volume and input select on the front panel, along with extensive information, Zone 2/3 tone and L/R balance control for ceiling- or wall-mount speakers and even a separate Zone Remote Unit. There is also an RS-232C interface for a touch-panel controller.
On-Screen Display with GUI
An on-screen GUI (Graphical User Interface) display makes operating the receiver easy and intuitive. It is compatible with iPod, internet radio, PC and USB displays. Six display languages can be selected: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Japanese.
Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web. Connecting the Network Receiver to a broadband Internet connection provides the ability to listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio (MP3 and/or WMA depending on your receiver). You can also listen to music content (MP3, WMA and WAV) that is being shared on your home network from a PC using Windows Media Player 11 or higher.
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)...
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.)
The Simplay HD Testing Program represents a standard of excellence in testing for a premium-HD "plug and play" consumer experience and to maximize users' access to HD content. Products bearing the Simplay HD logo have undergone stringent quality testing related to the High-Definition Multimedia Interface(tm) "HDMI(tm)" and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) specifications, as well as compatibility testing with a suite of other devices that have been Simplay HD verified.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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 as possible.
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
Neural Surround represents the latest advancement in surround technology and has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcast of surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements. System playback is scalable from 5.1 to 7.1 multi-channel surround playback.
Neural Surround™ name and related logos are trademarks owned by Neural Audio Corporation.
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.
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).
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.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||140W x 7|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||980W|
|Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1||Yes|
|DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6||Yes|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|XM HD Surround||Yes|
|XM Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|
|HDMI (In/Out)||(3 / 1) V1.2a|
|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)|
|Front USB Input For Flash Memory Drives||Yes|
|LAN Terminal RJ-45 Network Connection||Yes|
|D/A Conversion||192 kHz / 24 bit|
|Night Listening Enhancer||Yes|
|Time Base Corrector||Yes|
|Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion||Yes (Scale to 480p/ 720p/ 1080i)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (OSD)||Yes (With GUI)|
|Assignable Power Amp||Yes|
|Zone Speaker Terminals||Yes (Zone 2 / 3)|
|Zone 2 Output||Yes (With Composite video)|
|Zone 3 Output||Yes (Audio Only)|
|Zone Power Switching||Yes Main/ Zone2 / Zone3 (Front Panel)|
|Zone Remote Control||Yes|
|+12V Trigger Output||Yes (x 2)|
|Receiver Manager Software||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 17-1/4"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||37.9|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||20-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 21"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||44|