4 SCENE buttons on front panel and remote unit offering easier operation XM Ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround Compatible with iPod via optional Yamaha YDS-10 Improved YPAO supporting low frequency to 31.5Hz with auto setup Superior multi-zone control compatibility On-screen display
High Sound Quality
7-channel 735W powerful surround sound (105W x 7) Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification HDMI Ver. 1.2a with support for Super Audio CD Pure Direct for high quality sound reproduction Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
High Picture Quality
High-definition video upscaling (480i or 480p to 720p/1080i) Deinterlacing (480i to 480p) through HDMI output 1080p/60fps(Hz) - compatible HDMI (2 in/1 out)
Upgraded CINEMA DSP with 17 DSP programs Compressed Music Enhancer Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
Zone 2 control and Zone on/off on front panel Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection 3 HDTV compatible component video inputs iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages ISO 8859-1 (Latin1) on the front panel and on-screen display High-performance CINEMA DSP LSI (64-bit floating point quantization) Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema and Music), SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP Dialogue Lift for dialogue to screen center Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0–160ms) Preout terminals for front, center, surround and surround back, and subwoofer out Preset remote unit with illuminated buttons 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies Subwoofer phase select Front panel video Aux input terminals with optical digital and S-Video input terminals Analog mixdown 8-channel external decoder input Phono input Speaker A, B, A+B selection Sleep timer 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
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 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.
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.
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 NEO: 6
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
SCENE – A New Level of Operating Ease
With most AV components, watching or listening to what you want requires a number of steps. You have to turn on the AV receiver, turn on another component like a Blu-ray Disc™ player, select the source, select the surround mode and then press play. With the SCENE feature from Yamaha, all you need to do is press one button and both components turn on, the correct DSP setting is made, and play begins.
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.
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.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||105W x 7|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||735W|
|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)||(2 / 1) Ver 1.2a|
|Component Video (In/Out)||(3 / 1)|
|A/V Inputs (S-Video)||5 (All S-Video)|
|Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]||(O: 4, C: 2 / O: 1)|
|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 (Scale to 480p/ 720p/ 1080i)|
|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 Power Switching||Yes Main/ Zone2 (Front Panel)|
|+12V Trigger Output||Yes|
|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||Preset|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 16-9/16"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||28.9|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||20-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 21"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||34.2|