High Sound Quality
Dual i.LINK (IEEE1394): DVD-Audio and SA-CD Digital Audio Data Transfer Capability 7-Channel 910W Powerful Surround Sound (130W x 7) Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification Pure Direct Switch for High Quality 2-Channel and Multi-Channel Sound Reproduction
THX Select2 Processing Circle Surround II for Stereo to 6.1 Surround Decoding Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
High Picture Quality
HDMI Interface for High Quality Audio and Video Component Video Up Conversion
HD Radio Compatibility YPAO with Six System Memories New Zone Control via Front Panel Volume/Power/Source for Zone 2/Zone 3 Each Additional Zone Remote Control On-Screen Display with GUI (Graphical User Interface) Zone 2 Speaker Out (Power Assignment) and Zone 3 Volume Control 3 Component Video Inputs
Created by Lucasfilm, THX is a certification standard designed to determine the audio components and acoustics needed to accomplish the most accurate movie audio play back. For full effect in a home theater, the THX decoding process requires a 7.1 speaker configuration with two back-surround speakers. THX Select Certified Products are engineered and designed for superior performance and complement the presentation of THX Select2 Certified Receivers.
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 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.
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.)
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population and more than 230 stations are on air now.
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.)
i.LINK provides a digital connection for DVD-Audio Linear PCM, Super Audio CD DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and other high quality audio sources.
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.
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.
SRS Circle Surround II
SRS CS II (SRS Circle Surround II) is a high-performance 6.1 channel matrix surround sound decoding system. It is the nextgeneration of the original SRS Circle Surround technology, incorporating powerful industry-first features including the dialog clarity enhancement technology and added cinema-like bass to the front channels and subwoofer.
Circle Surround II, Dialog Clarity, TruBass, SRS and the symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
Circle Surround II, Dialog Clarity and TruBass technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||130W x 7|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||910W|
|Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1||Yes|
|DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6||Yes|
|SRS (Circle Surround II)||Yes|
|THX Processing||Select 2|
|HDMI (In/Out)||(2 / 1)|
|i.Link (IEEE 1394)||Yes (x 2)|
|Component Video (In/Out)||(3 / 1)|
|A/V Inputs (S-Video)||6 (All S-Video)|
|Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]||(O: 5, C: 3 / O: 2)|
|Front A/V with Digital Input||Yes (S-Video / Optical)|
|D/A Conversion||192 kHz / 24 bit|
|Night Listening Enhancer||Yes|
|Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion||(Switching)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (OSD)||Yes (With GUI)|
|Assignable Power Amp||Yes|
|Zone Speaker Terminals||Yes|
|Zone 2 Output||Yes (With S-video)|
|Zone 3 Output||Yes (Audio Only)|
|Zone Power Switching||Yes Main/ Zone2 / Zone3 (Front Panel)|
|Zone Remote Control||Yes|
|+12V Trigger Output||Yes (x 2)|
|Receiver Manager Software||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||Yes|
|Macro Command Capability||Yes|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 17-1/4"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||39.7|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||21-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 21"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||47|