YHT-397 Home Theater in a Box
Provides simple operation, yet includes essential capabilities for high definition home audio video enjoyment, offering popular features like USB input for iPhone and color on-screen display, as well as a 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 8" 100...
YHT-397 Home Theater in a Box
Provides simple operation, yet includes essential capabilities for high definition home audio video enjoyment, offering popular features like USB input for iPhone and color on-screen display, as well as a 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 8" 100W subwoofer. This system is also ready for the next generation with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and ECO mode for lower power consumption.
• 5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per Channel)
• HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
• 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
• High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
• 2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity
• 8" 100W active subwoofer
4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards.
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.
YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.
USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone music playback functions.
SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP
Yamaha’s exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging.
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other
components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.
＊All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.
ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%*
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W.
Other Notable Video Features
• Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
Other Notable Advanced Features
• iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
• Multi language color OSD for improved visibility
• Front panel mini jack input for connecting portable audio player
• Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
• 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
• Subwoofer phase select / Subwoofer out
• Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting
• Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-250 ms)
• 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
• Background Video feature (for Radio only)
Other Notable Surround Realism
• SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
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.
DTS-HD featured products have the ability to decode all streams required for DTS-HD Master Audio™ and may have limitations in channel output and/or sampling frequency or may utilize unique post processing.
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 multichannel 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.)
Made for iPod® and iPhone®
Look for the "Made for iPod and iPhone" logo to find electronic accessories designed to connect specifically to an iPod or iPhone and certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
4K pass-through receives super high-definition resolution video and passes it to a 4K compatible monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
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.
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.
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.
SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE
With the press of a single button, anyone in the home can enjoy the performance of a Yamaha AV receiver. SCENE buttons found on the front panel, the middle of the remote control and on the AV Controller App are the key to simple receiver operation. For example, pressing the TV SCENE button will turn on the receiver, switch to the TV input and recall your selected DSP surround mode. One button is all it takes. While the receiver is preset with typical listening SCENEs, it is simple to customize a SCENE button for one touch recall of your favorite listening settings.
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!
ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent*. It can be set easily from the top of the GUI/OSD menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement.)
Yamaha receivers displaying this icon support 3D HDMI pass-through from 3D-compatible Blu-ray Disc™, game and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs. 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience when using 3D-capable products and 3D media content. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.
Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.
Audio & Video
YHT-397 Overview Video
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)||100 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)||80 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||110/130/160/180 W|
|Surround Sound Processing||CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Audio Features||Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|YPAO sound optimization||Yes|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-250 ms)|
|192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels||Yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Video Features||HDMI 3D pass-through||Yes|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync||Yes|
|4K Ultra HD pass-through||Yes|
|Extensive Connection||HDMI Input/Output||4 / 1|
|USB Input||iPod®/iPhone, USB memory, portable audio player|
|Front AV Input||USB/Mini-jack/Composite|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical||2 / 0|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial||2 / 0|
|Analog Audio Input/Output||4 (front 1) / 2|
|Component Video Input/Output||2 / 1|
|Composite Video Input/Output||4 (front 1) / 1|
|Tuner Section||FM/AM Tuner||Yes|
|User Interface||On-screen display||Yes (Color OSD)|
|SCENE||SCENE (4 sets)|
|Remote Control Unit||Yes|
|Standby Power Consumption (IR only)||≤0.3 W|
|Auto Power Standby||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8'' x 6'' x 12-3/8"|
|Front Speakers||Speaker Size||2-1/2” woofer and 1/2” tweeter|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4" x 6-3/8” x 4” (each)|
|Weight (lbs.)||1.6 lbs. (each)|
|Center Speaker||Speaker Size||Dual 2-1/2” woofer and 1/2” tweeter|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||11-7/8” x 4” x 4"|
|Weight (lbs.)||2.6 lbs.|
|Surround Speakers||Speaker Size||2-1/2” woofer and 1/2” tweeter|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4" x 6-3/8” x 4” (each)|
|Weight (lbs.)||1.6 lbs. (each)|
|Power Output||100 W|
|Driver Size||8" cone|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||11-3/8” x 11-3/8” x 12-7/8”|
|Weight (lbs.)||18-3/4 lbs.|