High Sound Quality
7-channel 910W powerful surround sound (130W x 7) Digital ToP-ART with extremely high quality parts and devices used throughout Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction 2 in/1 out HDMI (ver. 1.2a) for handling digital signals including Super Audio CD Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
iPod song titles displayed on front panel and on-screen display (multi-language compatible) Improved YPAO sound optimization Superior zone control with additional zone remote unit
High Picture Quality
1080p/60fps(Hz) compatible HDMI (2 in/1 out) video up-conversion to HDMI De-interlacing (480i to 480p) Wide-range component video bandwidth (100MHz -3 dB, 1080p compatibility)
CINEMA DSP with 23 DSP programs Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES 96/24 compatibility
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0–240 ms) Dialogue Lift for dialogue to screen center Selectable 9-band subwoofer crossover frequencies Subwoofer Phase Select Night Listening Enhancer ensures can be heard clearly at low volumes SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel and on-screen display Detachable power cable Extended remote control codes Remote terminal for Zone 2 or Zone 3 Dual programable +12V trigger outputs
HIGH SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITY
HDMI 1.2a for All-Digital Audio
This receiver incorporates the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.2a specification. Listeners can enjoy crystal-clear, all-digital audio quality via a single HDMI cable.
1080p Compatible HDMI (2 In/1 Out)
This receiver has the capability of repeating 1080p video signals from HDMI input to HDMI output. Two inputs are provided, so the user can switch among them.
Superior Custom Zone Control
Convenient operation is assured thanks to control of Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 power, XM/FM/AM tuning, volume and input select on the front panel, along with extensive information, Zone 2/3 tone and L/R balance control for ceiling- or wall-mount speakers and even a separate Zone Remote Unit. There is also an RS-232C interface for a touch-panel controller.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|XM HD Surround||Yes|
|XM Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|
|HDMI (In/Out)||(2 / 1) V1.2a|
|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|
|Time Base Corrector||Yes|
|Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion||Yes (Deinterlace 480p)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (OSD)||Yes|
|Assignable Power Amp||Yes|
|Zone Speaker Terminals||Yes (Zone 2 / 3)|
|Zone 2 Output||Yes (Audio Only)|
|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|
|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.)||37.5|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||20-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 21"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||44|