High Sound Quality
- 7.1-Channel, 770W Powerful Surround Sound (110W x 7)
- 192kHz/24-bit D/A Converters for All Channels
High Picture Quality
- HDTV Compatible 3 Component Video Inputs
- XM Satellite Radio “Ready”
- 3 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 1 Coaxial)
- Fixed and Assignable Terminals
- Preset Remote Control Unit
- Speaker A or B Selection
- Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding
- 7 DSP Programs: 4 CINEMA DSP and 3 HiFi DSP
- Night Listening Mode and SILENT CINEMA
- Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response
- for DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD
- Analogue Mixdown
- Virtual CINEMA DSP
- 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)...
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 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||100W x 7|
|RMS Output Power (1kHz)||115W x 7|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||700W|
|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|
|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|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (OSD)||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.)||26|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||21-13/16" x 10-5/8" x 19-13/16"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||34.2|
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Confusing / Bad Remote Control
- Difficult To Set Up
- Home Theater
Comments about Yamaha htr-5960_black__u:
I use this product for video games, movie and enjoy digital music.
I love the variety of input that this receiver offers. When I first purchased this product I had only analogue input that was 6 years ago (2007). I now upgraded to optical and digital and even if I can only hear a subtle difference, it's but better for clean connection.
it wasn't super easy to connect everything, the knob for the speakers are hard to close and could have been better, but once everything is hooked up, the set up is straight forward.
I love this receiver but the surround system is weird to set up and seems to change all the time. I need to get back to the manual all the time.
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