*INDICATES FEATURE NOT ON LOWER PRICED MODEL
*INDICATES FEATURE NOT ON LOWER PRICED MODEL
5-CHNL H/T RCVR W/DOLBY DIGITAL, DTS, CINEMA DSP AND TRI-FIELD PROCESSING
The RX-V596 is a 5-channel receiver providing Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, Dolby Pro Logic processing and Yamaha's Digital Sound Field Processing, Cinema DSP and Tri-Field Processing.
BUILT-IN DOLBY DIGITAL
The most advanced and realistic encoded surround sound for movies from Dolby Laboratories. The new Dolby Digital system is a fully discrete system providing six channels of sound. Five are full-frequency channels, and the sixth is a low frequency effects channel.
Like Dolby Digital, DTS is a discrete 5.1 channel system. It uses a higher bit-rate for greater resolution and is available on DVDs, laser discs and music CDs.
TRI-FIELD CINEMA DSP
Yamaha's exclusive Tri-Field Processing which applies Digital Sound Field Processing technology to Dolby Digital and DTS to create a true movie theater experience in the home. It develops independent enhanced sound fields for the front signals as well as for left and right surround.
DISCRETE POWER TRANSISTORS*
Discrete power transistors rather than IC chips are used in the amplifier section to provide the cleanest sound possible. The amp delivers 100 watts to all five channels.
NEW DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTERS*
New digital-to-analog converters with 96 kHz/24-bit capability assure that the RX-V596 can handle all digital audio formats and data with complete fidelity.
ACCLAIMED YAMAHA IC CHIPS
Yamaha's YSS-918 chip provides Dolby Digital and DTS with full channel separation and no front-to-back bleedthrough. In addition to the chip creates Yamaha's Music and Cinema DSP and Tri-Field Cinema DSP modes.
23 SURROUND MODES INCLUDING MUSIC, CINEMA, AND TRI-FIELD DSP PROGRAMS
Yamaha's exclusive Digital Sound Field Processing for music recreates the acoustic personalities of actual concert halls and other venues, such as the Roxy Theatre in L.A., Village Gate in N.Y., Anaheim Stadium and concert halls and churches in Europe. Cinema DSP multiplies the effects of Dolby Pro Logic and Yamaha DSP to provide the best possible Pro Logic movie theater recreation in your home. Tri-Field Processing DSP does the same for Dolby Digital and DTS.
6-CHANNEL INPUTS FOR EXTERNAL DECODER
The RX-V596's rear panel has input jacks to accommodate an external 6-channel decoder. So the receiver is ready for any other 5.1 channel format, should one be developed.
THREE DIGITAL INPUTS*
The RX-V596 can accommodate three digital sources. The jack panel has three optical digital and two coaxial digital inputs.
THREE AUDIO AND 5 AUDIO/VIDEO INPUTS*
The RX-V596 is a versatile receiver incorporating three sets of audio-only inputs and 5 pairs of A/V inputs. All the video inputs have RCA jacks and 5 S-video inputs. Includes one set of A/V inputs on the front panel for fast and easy connection. In addition, the RX-V596 provides S-video and composite video output.
TWO S-VIDEO OUTPUTS
S-video output jacks for TV Monitor and VCR assure the best quality video pass-through.
AUTO PRIORITY INPUT SELECTION
When different input formats are connected from the same source, the RX-V596 automatically prioritizes them and selects in order DD, DTS, PCM, and finally the analog input.
AUTO SOUND DECODER
The RX-V596 senses a Dolby Digital or DTS signal and will automatically switch the receiver to that mode when the signal is detected.
NEW YAMAHA UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
The advanced remote control with the RX-V596 has luminescent keys and preset codes for most brands of VCRs, TVs, etc.
LOW IMPEDANCE DRIVE CAPABILITY AND IMPEDANCE SWITCHING
Yamaha's famed low impedance drive circuitry is included in this receiver so that it can handle virtually all loads and a wide variety of speakers. For further speaker matching, the receiver's back-panel switches can be set for either 4- or 8-ohm speakers.
LINEAR DAMPING FACTOR CIRCUIT
The advantage of full range, 20 to 20,000 Hz, damping is that it improves the defiition and resolution of the sound output throughout the audible frequency range.
A/B SPEAKER SELECTOR
Allows selection of either a first set of speakers or a second -- or both.
Permits a delayed receiver turn off. You can set it for up to two hours in 30 minute increments.
40-STATION DIRECT ACCESS PRESET TUNING
Up to 40 preset AM and FM stations can be grouped in five groups eight stations. These groupings make it easy for family members to easily access their favorite stations or to have musical genres, such as all the jazz stations, grouped together.
BINDING POST SPEAKER TERMINALS
Yamaha's heavy-duty binding post speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade connectors, and a variety of speaker wire, including heavy gauge cable.
Audio & Video
|Minimum RMS Output Power per Channel||MAIN, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 ohms...100W + 100W
CENTER, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 ohms...100W
REAR, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 ohms...100W + 100W
|Dynamic Power per Channel||MAIN, 8/6/4/2 ohms...130/150/190/240W|
|Dynamic Headroom||8 ohms...1.14dB|
|Damping Factor||MAIN L/R, 20Hz-20kHz, 8 ohms...80|
|Input Sensitivity/ Impedance||PHONO MM...2.5mV/47k ohms
CD, etc...150mV/47k ohms
|Maximum Input Signal Level||PHONO MM, 1kHz, 0.05% THD, (Effect on)...100mV
CD, etc (Effect on)...2.2V
|Output Level/ Impedance||REC OUT...150mV/1.2k ohms
PRE OUT (MAIN
SUBWOOFER (EFFECT OFF, MAIN SP:SMALL)
|Headphone Jack Rated Output/Impedance||CD, etc, (150mV, 8 ohms)...340mV/560 ohms|
|Frequency Response (10Hz-100kHz)||CD, etc, MAIN L/R...+0/-3.0dB|
|RIAA Equalization Deviation||PHONO MM...0 +/- 0.5dB|
Turnover Frequency...3.5 kHz
|Bass Extension||+6dB (60Hz)|
|Filter Characteristics||SUBWOOFER OUT: LPF...fc=90Hz, 18dB/oct
MAIN, CENTER, REAR SP SMALL: HPF...fc=90Hz, 12dB/oct
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz-20kHz)||PHONO MM to REC OUT (1V)...0.02%
CD, etc, to MAIN SP OUT L/R (1V)...0.06%
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A-Network)||CD, etc, Input Shorted (Effect off)...99dB|
|Residual Noise (IHF-A-Network)||MAIN, SP OUT...150uV|
|Channel Separation (Vol.-30dB, Effect off)||PHONO MM, Input Shorted, 1kHz...60dB
CD, etc, Input 5.1k ohms Shorted, 1kHz...60dB
|Video Signal Type||NTSC|
|Composite Video Signal Level||1Vp-p/75 ohms|
|S Video Signal Level||Y...1Vp-p/75 ohms
|Component Signal Level||Y...1Vp-p/75 ohms
|Video Maximum Input Level||1.5Vp-p|
|Video Signal-to-Noise Ratio||50 dB|
|Monitor Output Frequency Response||Composite Video Signal...5Hz-10MHz, -3dB
S-Video Signal...5Hz-10MHz, -3dB
Component Signal...DC-30MHz, -3dB
|Tuning Range||87.5 to 107.9MHz|
|50dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 75ohms)||Mono (1kHz, 100% Mod)...1.6uV (15.3dBf)
Stereo (1kHz, 100% Mod)...23uV (38.5dBf)
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||Mono/Stereo (IHF)...81/75dB|
|Harmonic Distortion||Mono/Stereo (1kHz)...0.1./0.2%|
|Output Level||AM 30% Mod. 1kHz...150mV|
|Antenna Input||75 ohms unbalanced|
|Tuning Range||530 to 1,710kHz|
|Dimensions||Width = 17 1/8 in.
Height = 5 15/16 in.
Depth = 15 3/8 in.