4 SCENE buttons offering easier operation XM Ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha YDS-10 iPod song titles displayed on front panel and OSD YPAO for automatically optimizing the sound in your room On-screen display Front panel mini jack Elegant looking high gloss piano finish speaker systems High-grade aluminum front speaker stands included Slim subwoofer is only 6-3/16” deep to match flat TVs
High Sound Quality
5.1-channel, 630W powerful surround sound (100W x 5 + 130W subwoofer) Direct Stereo for high quality 2-channel sound reproduction 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels 2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity 6-1/2” subwoofer with Advanced YST II and FD-Bass technology Subwoofer's “Half Pipe” port for minimizing extraneous noise
High Picture Quality
3 HDTV compatible component video inputs
8 DSP programs: 3 HiFi DSP and 5 CINEMA DSP programs Compressed Music Enhancer Night Listening Enhancer and SILENT CINEMA
Front panel mini jack for connecting portable audio player 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting Slim subwoofer is only 6-3/16” deep to match plasma displays and flat TVs 6-channel external decoder input iPod song titles displayon the front panel and on-screen display Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding Wide-range video bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB, component video) Wide-range audio frequency response for DVDAudio/Super Audio CD compatibility 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies Subwoofer phase select Front panel video aux terminals Night Listening Enhancer, SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP Audio Delay for adjusting lip sync (0–160ms) Preset remote unit with luminescent buttons and 3 mode switches Sleep timer 40-station preset tuning Auto preset tuning
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II is an improved technique used to decode vast numbers of existing Dolby Surround sources. This technology enables a discrete 5-channel playback with 2 front left and right channels, 1 center channel, and 2 surround left and right channels instead of only 1 surround channel for conventional Pro Logic technology. There are three modes available: “Music mode” for music sources, “Movie mode” for movie sources and “Game mode” for game sources.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS DIGITAL SURROUND NEW
The basic DTS 5.1 channel sound format. Uses a higher data rate than Dolby Digital.
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.
6 Ch Ext Input
6 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right) and Subwoofer
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
Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD viewing, disc listening, TV viewing and radio listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod listening, XM listening, TV sports viewing and action game playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed, too.
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!