The RX-Z9 has all the features a dedicated audiophile could want, and then some!
You get all the benefits of Yamaha's industry-leading CINEMA DSP technology offering 51 surround programs with 71 variations, custom installation compatibility, a wide ra...
The RX-Z9 has all the features a dedicated audiophile could want, and then some!
You get all the benefits of Yamaha's industry-leading CINEMA DSP technology offering 51 surround programs with 71 variations, custom installation compatibility, a wide range of audio and video functions and the user-friendly GUI display that offers an extensive choice of useful menus.
If this receiver doesn't have it, you don't need it! A huge array of features and connections make the Yamaha's RX-Z9 the world's most versatile and enjoyable receiver.
- 9.1 channel, 1,290W powerful surround sound (170W x 7 + 50W x 2)
- Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology)
- Pure Direct mode for high quality 2-channel sound reproduction
- i.LINK digital audio interface
- Heavy-duty, rigid chassis symmetric construction with separate chambers and finest parts used throughout
- High-Definition CINEMA DSP by powerful 32-bit Yamaha LSIs (YSS-930 x 4)
- Compatibility with the latest movie sound formats including dolby digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24
- THX Ultra 2 processing
- 51 surround sound programs (71 variations) with SILENT CINEMA and Night Listening Mode
- 192kHz/24-bit D/A converter for all channels
- Digital Component video up conversion
- Progressive Scan Output, Noise Shaped Video, DCDi, TrueLife Enhancer
- YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer)
- On-Screen Display with GUI (Graphic User Interface)
- Custom installation capability with RS-232C and remote control IR code
The RX-Z9 has an ergonomic design that ensures simple, convenient operation. Everything from the layout of the controls to the display menus has been designed to make it easy and enjoyable to use.
Front Panel Aux Input Terminals with Optical Digital and S-Video Terminals Auxiliary terminals with optical digital input make it convenient to connect a digital game machine so you can enjoy DVD games and movies.
A handy GUI that includes extensive yet easy to understand setup menus makes it easy to select and adjust desired functions. DSP programs can be selected with the remote control so their effect can be judged from the listening position.
The RX-Z9 features super high grade construction and the finest parts used throughout.
The RX-Z9 uses a heavy-duty, rigid chassis construction with separate chambers for individual sections to prevent any internal interference. The chassis also has electromagnetic shielding. Large, anti-resonance, aluminum-extruded heat sinks provide effective heat dissipation. Supporting all of this is Yamaha's ToP-ART base and ART (anti-resonance and tough) feet, which provide stability and complete vibration damping.
The direct access remote control makes Yamaha's RX-Z9 simple and convenient to operate.
The RX-Z9 remote control can "learn" the functions of other components, so you can use it as a single remote for your entire system. It has a large memory capacity and comes pre-encoded with many television and component codes. The buttons in the component control area have different functions for each type of component, selected by pressing the input button. The input name is shown in the LCD window, and you can change each name. frequently used functions are easily accessible on the front, while other are located under a sliding panel. Finally, 15 different macros (multi-command) functions can be programmed.
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.
DCDi TM (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing)
Invented and patented by Faroudja, Directional Correlational De interlacing (DCDi), virtually alleviates jagged oblique lines that appear when standard interlaced video is viewed on progressive scan displays, enabling the reproduction of beautiful, natural-looking moving images.
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.)
i.LINK provides a digital connection for DVD-Audio Linear PCM, Super Audio CD DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and other high quality audio sources.
This technology, from Analog Devices, uses oversampling and advanced techniques such as multi-bit sigma-delta processing and bitshuffling to improve converter performance by moving converter noise to an area of the spectrum where it can be removed by an analog filter. This improves the accuracy of signal representation, allowing images to be displayed at much higher resolutions.
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.
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 Ultra2 Certified Products are engineered and designed for large home theaters. Viewing distance of approximately 12 feet / 4 meters from the display to the listening position.
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.
Audio & Video
|RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||170W x 7 + 50W x 2|
|Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz)||1,290W|
|Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1||Yes|
|DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6||Yes|
|THX Processing||Ultra II|
|i.Link (IEEE 1394)||Yes (x 2)|
|Component Video (In/Out)||(6 / 2)|
|A/V Inputs (S-Video)||8 (All S-Video)|
|Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]||(O: 8, C: 3 / O: 3, C: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 (Scale to 480p/ 720p/ 1080i)|
|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)|
|+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 8-5/16" x 18-1/2"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||66.1|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||22-1/4" x 12-1/2" x 21-1/4"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||75.2|