- 7-channel 980W (140W x 7 RMS); 1,295W (185W x 7 Max)
- HD Audio format signals capability
- 1080p-compatible HDMI 4 inputs and 2 outputs (Dual HDMI Simultaneous Outputs)
- Analog video upscaling to full HD 1080p via HDMI
- Network Receiver functions
- CINEMA DSP 3D mode with 22 DSP programs
- Pure Direct
- iPod / Bluetooth® compatibility
- USB flash drive/music player (MP3/WMA/WAV) compatibility
- Advanced YPAO automatic speaker setup
- GUI on-screen display (6 languages)
- Learning and preset capable remote unit and simplified remote unit
Dolby TrueHD is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 18.0 Mbps, Dolby TrueHD can carry up to 8 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Dolby TrueHD also remains fully compatible with the existing multichannel audio systems and retains the metadata capability of Dolby Digital, allowing dialog normalization and dynamic range control.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 24.5 Mbps for Blu-ray Disc, DTS-HD Master Audio can carry up to 7.1 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Supported by HDMI version 1.3 and designed for the optical disc players and AV receivers/amplifiers of the future, DTS-HD Master Audio also remains fully compatible with the
existing multichannel audio systems that incorporate DTS Digital Surround.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbols, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademark of DTS, Inc.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industrysupported, 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
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Anchor Bay Technologies designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system-level solutions for next-generation digital television and high-definition digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large-screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays.
VRS (Video Reference Series Technologies) is a trademark of Anchor Bay Technology. Inc.
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB memory device (USB flash drive).
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
This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The multi-zone configuration feature enables you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone, second zone (Zone 2) and third zone (Zone 3). You can control this unit from the second or third zone using the supplied remote control.
CINEMA DSP Digital
･ Since the Dolby Surround and DTS systems were originally designed for use in movie theaters, their effect is best felt in a theater having many speakers designed for acoustic effects. Since home conditions, such as room size, wall material, number of speakers, and so on, can differ so widely, it is inevitable that there are differences in the sound heard. Based on a wealth of actually measured data, Yamaha CINEMA DSP provides the audiovisual experience of a movie theater in the listening room of your own home by using the Yamaha original sound field technology combined with various digital audio systems.
･ The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.
Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic sound effect 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 on headphones.
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.
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.
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!
The DLNA Certification and Logo Program: (a) ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and (b) confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features.
DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
Using network functions and Windows Media Player 11, you can stream PC music content (MP3, WMA, WAV) and listen to internet radio (MP3, WMA). There is also a USB terminal on the front panel, and of course an iPod can be used via the optional YDS-11 dock.
Windows Vista Certified
Products with these logos take advantage of features in Windows Vista to deliver excellent performance, ease of use, and the best experience possible, whether you are enjoying music, photos, and videos, or communicating with friends.
Windows Vista and the Windows Logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
Audio & Video
The compressed Music Enhancer performs high range expansion processing and low range emphasis processing of compressed music sources such as MP3 or WMA. It restores the original depth and width of the sound, as well as its brilliance and group feeling. Developed by drawing on Yamaha's vast expertise in sound and music, the compressed music Enhancer lets you savor the true pleasure of listening to music. It can be used with a wide range of sources, including digital music players, Internet radio, MD and FM broadcasts.
Enjoy much better sound from all your music sources. Yamaha technology reproduces the subtle nuances of the original sound for greater listening pleasure.
When you listen to music in a digitally compressed format such as MP3 stored on portable audio players through loudspeakers for a big sound, the music can’t be enjoyed as fully as with HiFi sound. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing with advanced algorithms to enable playback that reproduces the nuances and musical qualities of the original sound.
The Compressed Music Enhancer is an exclusive Yamaha technology that uses advanced DSP technology to compensate for the musical elements that are lost through compression to reproduce the lost nuance and pleasure of music.
Yamaha’s philosophy of improving sound quality begins with the question, “What is the ideal music that we want to achieve by improving compressed music quality?” We put “the sheer pleasure of hearing music” above everything else. We want to go beyond simply simulating the original sound to achieve a powerful sound experience that you will truly enjoy.
We do this by drawing on our 20 years of DSP experience, the creation of the most advanced LSIs and the deep understanding of sound and music that we have accumulated through musical instrument manufacturing, acoustic design, and our relationships with artists all over the world. We use our experience and technology to provide the pleasure derived from music.
MP3, AAC and other music formats that use digital compression cut out music data in the high and low frequency ranges and eliminate small sounds during high volume segments in order to decrease the size of the data. The fact that data is missing is difficult to hear with portable players, but when listening through speakers it is clearly apparent that part of the musical nuance is lost. When you listen to this music, you will be dissatisfied with the inadequate lustrousness of the high range, and with the thin response in the mid-low range.
The Compressed Music Enhancer is a new function that is intended mainly to create harmonics from the remaining music data utilized by DSP, focusing on the fact that the music elements that are lost when the original music is digitally compressed are mainly the harmonics. It combines High Frequency Expansion Processing with Low Frequency Emphasis Processing that emphasizes the bass by creating a super-low range component. These processes vividly revive the range, presence, force and dynamism of compressed music.
The Compressed Music Enhancer is also suited for FM broadcasts and for compressed digital broadcasts where the high range elements have been lost. Music nowadays includes much music premised on its compression and net distribution, and there are cases where its effects are difficult to understand.
Compressed Music Enhancer Block Diagram
Harmonics are slightly added in all bands. Specifically, n harmonics are added to the high range and 1/n harmonics to the low range. The added elements undergo dynamic range compression and are synthesized. During synthesis, the listening perception is aligned. Just before output, the high and low ranges are slightly enhanced by high and low shelving filters.
We recommend using the Compressed Music Enhancer function when listening to songs with a groove feeling and lively music such as Rock, Soul, Disco and R&B. It will of course greatly improve the high parts, but also the depth of the drums and the driving feel of the bass.
|Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)||185 W x 7|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||170/205/265/345 W|
|Min. RMS Power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz) [THD]||140W x 7 [0.04%]|
|Surround Sound Processing||DSP Programs||22 (with CINEMA DSP 3D)|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Dolby TrueHD||Yes(up to 192kHz)|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes(up to 192kHz)|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24||Yes|
|Adaptive DSP Level||Yes|
|Audio Features||Pure Direct||Yes (Enable Video)|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes (with Straight Enhancer)|
|YPAO sound optimization||Multi Point (8 points)|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-240 ms)|
|192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels||Yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Digital ToP-ART / High Current Amplification||Yes|
|Video Features||Component upconversion||Yes|
|Deep Color (30/36 Bit)||Yes|
|24Hz Refresh Rate||Yes|
|Auto Lip-Sync Compensation||Yes|
|Analog to HDMI Upscaling||Yes (up to 1080p)|
|HDMI to HDMI Upscaling||Yes (up to 1080p)|
|Full Analog Video Upconversion to HDMI||Yes (with TBC)|
|Connectivity||HDMI Input/Output||4 / 2|
|Front AV Input||S-Video/Optical/USB|
|Component Video Input/Output||3 / 1|
|S-Video Input/Output||6 / 3|
|Extensive Connection||iPod/iPhone Compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock||Yes|
|Bluetooth Compatibility via Bluetoothﾂｮ Wireless Audio Receiver||Yes|
|Audio Digital Input (Optical / Coaxial)||8 (5 / 3)|
|Tuner Section||FM/AM Tuner||Yes|
|User Interface||On-screen display||Yes(Superimpose) with GUI (6 lang.)
Album Art display on GUI
|Remote Control Unit||Macro/Learning/Preset|
|Sub Remote Control Unit||Simplified Remote|
|System Memory||Yes (6 Main +4 Each Zone)|
|Zone Control||Zone 2 Audio Output||Yes|
|Zone 3 Audio Output||Yes|
|RS-232C Interface||Yes (Web Browser Control)|
|+12V Trigger Output||Yes (x 2)|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||Yes (x 2)|
|Zone 2 Video Outputs||Composite|
|Zone Control via Remote Unit||Yes|
|Zone Tone Control||Yes (Zone 2/3)|
|General||Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 x 181 x 438.5 mm|
|Audio Technical Specifications||Total Harmonic Distortion||0.04%|