NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 STANDBY/ON SET MENU NEXT PHONES BASS BASS TREBLE EXTENSION OWNER’S MANUAL OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI MODE D’EMPLOI CINEMA DSP INPUT SELECTOR TAPE 2 MON /EXT. DECODER PROGRAM EFFECT INPUT MODE BALANCE REC OUT VIDEO AUX SOURCE MD/TAPE 1 VCR 1...
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This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA AV Amplifier. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... Inside of the Front Cover SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ... 1 FEATURES ... 3 CAUTION ... 3 NOTES ABOUT THE REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER ... 4 PROFILE OF THIS UNIT ... 5 SPEAKER SETUP ...
Using this unit with a higher voltage than that which is specified is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing damage. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that which is specified.
This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off. This state is called the standby mode. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small quantity of power.
Extensive research into the exact nature of the sonic reflections that create the ambience of a large hall has made it possible for Yamaha engineers to bring you this same sound in your own listening room, so you’ll feel all the sound of a live concert.
Manufactured under license from DTS Technology LLC. Additionally licensed under the following US Patent 5,451,942 & National Patent applications derived from PCT/US95/00959. Additional U.S. and Foreign Patents pending. “DTS”, “digital surround”, and “coherent acoustics” logos are trademarks of...
PCM audio or encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) in 2- channels. Yamaha DSP technology made it possible to present you with nearly the same sound experience as that of a large movie theater in your listening room by compensating for lack of...
If using a SUBWOOFER, such as a Yamaha Active Servo Subwoofer System, the position of the speaker is not so critical because low bass tones are not highly directional.
The rear speakers and the front effect speakers produces a 360-degree sound field, and the center speaker provides precise center localization. You can experience the amazing YAMAHA “CINEMA DSP” sound fields completely with the 7 speaker system. 1E. FRONT MIX—Set to OFF-7ch. (See page 27.)
For connections with audio/video units, use RCA type pin plug cables with the exception described later. * If you have YAMAHA audio/video units numbered as 1, 2, 3, etc. on the rear panel, connections can be made easily only by connecting the output (or input) terminals of each unit to the same-numbered terminals of this unit.
BASIC CONNECTIONS (for Video Units) (General model) DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL AUDIO SIGNAL (AC-3) RF SIGNAL PHONO TV/DBS TUNER DVD/ VCR 3 PLAY COAXIAL MD/TAPE 1 OPTICAL PLAY PLAY MD/TAPE 1 TAPE 2 MAIN TV/DBS CENTER WOOFER DVD/ SURROUND VCR 3 DIGITAL SIGNAL EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT PAL/NTSC switch (China and General models...
Note If you wish to connect a second monitor TV (or a projector) to this unit, you can switch the DVD/VCR 3 VIDEO OUT terminal (and S VIDEO terminal also) to a second monitor out terminal for the connection with another monitor TV. (Refer to page 38.) For connecting with a monitor TV that uses a 21 pin connector for input (for Europe and U.K.
Connecting to VIDEO AUX terminals (on the front panel) These terminals are used to connect any video input source such as a camcorder to this unit. VIDEO AUX AUDIO OUT R AUDIO OUT L VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT VIDEO Camcorder S VIDEO...
Connecting to digital (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) terminals If your CD player, MD recorder, LD player, DVD player, TV/satellite tuner, etc. are equipped with coaxial or optical digital audio signal output terminals, they can be connected to this unit’s COAXIAL and/or OPTICAL digital signal input terminals.
Connecting to DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) RF output of the LD player If your LD player has a DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) RF signal output terminal, connect it to this unit’s SIGNAL input terminal. Audio signals encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) are input to this unit by this connection. * To play back an LD source with the Dolby Digital decoded, set the input mode of LD to “AUTO”...
Connecting to S VIDEO terminals If your video cassette recorder, LD player, etc. and your monitor are equipped with “S” (high-resolution) video terminals, connect them to this unit’s S VIDEO terminals, and connect this unit’s S VIDEO MONITOR OUT terminal to the “S” video input of your monitor.
Connecting an external sound processor, decoder, amplifier, etc. to this unit This unit is equipped with additional 6-channel audio signal input terminals (for left main, right main, center, left rear surround, right rear surround and subwoofer channels) available for inputting signals from your existing amplifier, sound processor, decoder, etc.
CONNECTING SPEAKERS Right Right Front effect speakers How to Connect: Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with wire of the proper gauge, cut as short as possible. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers. Make sure that the polarity of the speaker wires is correct, that is the + and – markings are observed.
COUPLER MAIN CH With some subwoofers, including the Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, the amplifier and subwoofer are in the same unit. (Refer to page 21 for details about the SUBWOOFER MONO/SPLIT terminals.)
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch Be sure to switch this only when the power to this unit is not on. Select the position whose requirements your speaker system meets. WARNING Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch setting while the power to this unit is on, otherwise this unit may be damaged.
To drive main, center, front effect and/or rear speakers with external amplifiers The speaker connections described on page 18 are fine for most applications. If for some reason, however, you wish to drive main, center, front effect and/or rear speakers with your existing amplifier, etc., the following terminals are available for connecting external amplifier(s) to this unit.
PLUGGING IN THIS UNIT • After completing all connections, plug the AC power cord into a convenient AC outlet. (General model) AC OUTLET(S) (U.S.A., Canada, China and General models) ... 2 SWITCHED OUTLETS (Europe, U.K. and Australia models) ... 1 SWITCHED OUTLET Use these to connect the power cords from your components to this unit.
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS FRONT PANEL NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU PHONES BASS EXTENSION STANDBY/ON switch Press this switch to turn the power to this unit on. Press it again to turn this unit into the standby mode.
BASS EXTENSION switch When this switch is pressed inward (ON), boosts bass frequency response at the main left and main right channels while maintaining overall tonal balance. If you do not have a subwoofer, the use of this switch will be effective to reinforce the bass frequencies.
DISPLAY PANEL DIGITAL PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM indicators When the built-in DTS decoder is on, either dts indicator lights up. Red “dts” indicator lights up when playing a compact disc or laserdisc encoded with the DTS. Orange “dts” indicator lights up when playing a DVD encoded with the DTS.
ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE USING THIS UNIT SELECTING THE OUTPUT MODES SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM (IN THE “SET MENU” MODE) This unit provides you with the following functions to distribute respective output signals to suitable speakers in your audio system. When speaker connections are all completed, select a proper position on each function to make the best use of your speaker system.
1C. MAIN SP Choices: LARGE/SMALL Preset position: LARGE LARGE: Select this position if your main speakers have a high ability for bass reproduction. In this position, full range signals present at the main channels are output from the main speakers. SMALL: Select this position if your main speakers do not have a high ability for bass reproduction.
METHOD OF CHANGING SELECTIONS Operations should be made watching information on this unit’s display panel or the monitor screen. NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU NEXT PHONES BASS BASS TREBLE EXTENSION...
SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT This procedure lets you adjust the sound output level balance between the main, center rear and front effect speakers using the built-in test tone generator. When this adjustment is performed, the sound output level heard at the listening position will be the same from each speaker.
NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU NEXT PHONES BASS BASS TREBLE EXTENSION Turn up the volume. Remote control MUTE You will hear a test tone (like pink noise) from the left main speaker, then the center speaker, then the right main speaker, then the right rear speaker, and then the left rear speaker, for about 2.5 seconds each.
10, 12 For the front effect speaker level adjustment, press the TEST key on the remote control transmitter again so that “TEST DSP” appears on the display. Remote control TEST A calibration signal should be heard from the main speakers and the front effect speakers in turn. Main Front effect Adjust the front effect speaker level by pressing the...
ADJUSTMENTS IN THE “SET MENU” MODE The following twelve types of functions maximize the performance of your system and expand your enjoyment for audio listening and video watching. 1. SPEAKER SET 1A. CENTER SP 1B. REAR SP 1C. MAIN SP 1D.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FUNCTIONS 1. SPEAKER SET (Selecting the output modes suitable for your speaker system) Refer to pages 26 to 28 for details. (Once you have selected proper modes, you do not have to make a setting change until any alteration is made in your speaker system.) 2.
3B. D-RANGE (Adjusting dynamic range) Choices: MAX/STD/MIN Preset position: MAX This adjustment is effective only when the Dolby Digital (AC-3) is decoded. MAX: “Dynamic range” is the difference between the maximum level and the minimum level of sounds. Sounds on a movie originally designed for movie theaters feature very wide dynamic range.
5. CENTER DELAY (Adjusting the delay of center sounds (dialog etc.)) Control range: 0 ms to 5 ms (in 1 ms step) Preset value: 0 ms This adjustment is effective only when the Dolby Digital (AC-3) or the DTS is decoded and the signals of selected source encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) or the DTS contain center channel signals.
Preset value of the CINEMA Equalizer L, C, R EQ HIGH: FRQ ... 12.7 kHz GAIN ... –3 dB PEQ: FRQ ... 12.7 kHz GAIN ... –4 dB FRONT, REAR EFCT EQ HIGH: FRQ ... 12.7 kHz GAIN ... 0 dB PEQ: FRQ ...
The following curves show frequency characteristics when the Parametric Equalizer (PEQ) is adjusted at the indicated values. PEQ: FRQ ... 1.0 kHz GAIN ... +6 dB to –9 dB PEQ: FRQ ... 1.0 kHz to 12.7 kHz GAIN ... +6 dB/–9 dB 8.
10. VCR 3 VIDEO (Switching the DVD/VCR 3 VIDEO OUT terminal to a second monitor out terminal.) If you wish to connect a second monitor TV (or a projector) to this unit, select “MONTR” position. The DVD/VCR 3 VIDEO OUT terminal (and S VIDEO terminal also) is switched to a second monitor out terminal, so you can connect this terminal to the video input terminal of another monitor TV.
TO PLAY A SOURCE CINEMA DSP NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DVD/VCR 3 DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU NEXT PROGRAM PHONES BASS BASS TREBLE BALANCE EXTENSION VCR 1 Note: If you use the remote control transmitter, be sure to use it with the lid open. Front panel VOLUME –dB...
When you finish using this unit Press the STANDBY/ON switch on the front panel again or the STANDBY key on the remote control transmitter to turn this unit into the standby mode. Front panel STANDBY/ON To select the tape deck connected to this unit’s TAPE 2 terminals or the source connected to this unit’s EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT terminals as the input...
Switching the input mode This unit allows you to switch the input mode only for sources that input two or more types of signals to this unit. For CD, MD/TAPE 1, TV/DBS and DVD/VCR 3 sources: The following two input modes are provided. AUTO: This mode is automatically selected when you turn on the power of this unit.
TO RECORD A SOURCE TO TAPE (OR MD) (OR DUBBING FROM A TAPE TO ANOTHER) NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU NEXT PHONES BASS BASS TREBLE EXTENSION Note: If you use the remote control transmitter, be sure to use it with the lid open.
To record a source to tape (or MD) while listening to (or watching) another source Regardless of the setting of the INPUT SELECTOR, when you set the REC OUT selector to CD, the audio signal from your CD player can be recorded by your first tape deck (or MD recorder) which is connected to this unit’s MD/TAPE 1 REC terminals. Likewise, when the REC OUT selector is set to LD, TV/DBS, VCR 2, DVD/VCR 3 or VIDEO AUX, both the audio and video signals of the selected source can be recorded by your first VCR which is connected to this unit’s VCR 1 OUT terminals.
Notes on recording The settings of DSP and the VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE controls and the BASS EXTENSION switch have no effect on the material being recorded. Composite video and S video signals pass independently through this unit’s video circuits. Therefore, when recording or dubbing video signals, if your video source unit is connected to provide only a S video (or only a composite video) signal, you can record only a S video (or only a composite video)
DTS. The operation of these decoders can be controlled by selecting a corresponding DSP program including a combined operation of the YAMAHA DSP and the Dolby Digital (AC-3), the Dolby Pro Logic Surround or the DTS. This unit has 12 programs for digital sound field processing; 6 from actual acoustic environments from around the world, and 6 programs for Audio/Video sources.
NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A1 DIGITAL STANDBY/ON PRO LOGIC DIGITAL SOURCE AC 3 DTS PCM SET MENU PHONES BASS BASS EXTENSION Select the desired program that is suitable for the source. When operating on the front panel: PROGRAM Press once or more. * The name of the selected program lights up on the display panel and the monitor screen.
To enjoy a video source encoded with the Dolby Pro Logic Surround, the Dolby Digital (AC-3) or the DTS When you select the program No. 10, 11 or 12, and the input signal of the source is 2-channel stereo, Dolby Pro Logic Surround is decoded.
ADJUSTING OUTPUT LEVEL OF THE CENTER, RIGHT REAR, LEFT REAR, FRONT EFFECT SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFER If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the each speaker even if the output level is already set in “SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT” on pages 29 to 31. Method of adjustment This adjustment can be made only by using the remote control transmitter.
Speakers CENTER RIGHT SURROUND (RS) LEFT SURROUND (LS) SUBWOOFER (SWFR) FRONT Notes In this way, the output level of left rear and right rear speakers are adjusted at the same time, keeping the difference of level between them unchanged. To adjust each level of them respectively, follow the method of “SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT”...
DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS The following list gives you a brief description of the sound fields produced by each of the DSP programs. Keep in mind that most of these are precise digital recreations of actual acoustic environments. The data for these sound fields were recorded at actual locations using sophisticated sound field measurement equipment.
PROGRAM SUBPROGRAM (TYPE) CHURCH Tokyo Freiburg Royaumont JAZZ CLUB Village Gate Village Vanguard The Bottom Line ROCK The Roxy Theatre CONCERT Warehouse Loft Arena ENTERTAINMENT Disco Party Game/Amusement FEATURE The acoustic environment of an ordinary church with moderate reverberations. This is ideal for reproducing church music played by a pipe organ etc.
Program No. 7 to 12: CINEMA-DSP programs (for Audio/Video sources) These programs use the Dolby Pro Logic decoder, the Dolby Digital decoder or the DTS decoder. Speaker output for each program is as follows. No. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: main, center, rear, front effect No.
Program No. 10 to 11 are suitable for reproducing video discs, video tapes and similar sources which are encoded with the Dolby Surround (bearing the “DOLBY SURROUND” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” logo) or encoded with the DTS (bearing the “dts” logo). PROGRAM SUBPROGRAM (TYPE) MOVIE...
Program No. 12 is for reproducing video discs, video tapes and similar sources which are encoded with the Dolby Surround (bearing the “DOLBY SURROUND” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” logo) or encoded with the DTS (bearing the “dts” logo). PROGRAM /DTS PRO LOGIC/Normal ( SURROUND Functions when the input signal is analog or PCM audio or encoded with the Dolby...
If you connect your video cassette recorder, LD player, video monitor, etc. to this unit, you can take advantage of this unit’s capability to display program titles, parameter data and information for various setting changes and adjustments on your video monitor’s screen. This information will be superimposed over the video image.
This ability to create sound fields at will is exactly what Yamaha has done with the DSP.
SELECTING AND EDITING PROGRAM PARAMETERS This adjustment can be made only by using the remote control transmitter watching the monitor screen or the display panel. Note It is recommended to watch the monitor screen for making adjustments more easily than to watch the display panel. Set the PARAMETER/SET MENU switch to the PARAMETER position.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PARAMETERS Not all of the following parameters are found in every program. ROOM SIZE How it Affects the Sound: Changes the apparent size of the music venue. The larger the value, the larger the simulated room will sound. What it Does: Adjusts the timing between the early reflections.
LIVENESS How it Affects the Sound: This parameter changes the apparent reflectivity of the walls in the hall. The early reflections from a sound source will lose intensity (decay) much faster in a room with acoustically absorbent wall surfaces than in one which has mostly reflective surfaces.
REV. DELAY (Reverberation Delay) This parameter sets the time difference between the beginning of the direct sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound. The larger the value, the later the reverberation sound will begin. A later reverberation sound makes you feel like the space of the acoustic environment has become larger.
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER If you use the SLEEP timer of this unit, you can make this unit turn into the standby mode. When you are going to sleep while enjoying a broadcast or other desired input source, this timer function is helpful. Notes The SLEEP timer can be controlled only with the remote control transmitter.
The remote control transmitter provided with this unit is designed to control all the most commonly used functions of this unit. If the CD player, tape deck, tuner, LD player, etc. connected to this unit are YAMAHA components designed for remote control compatibility, then this remote control transmitter will also control various functions of each component.
(This switch will not function when the lid is closed.) Normally, set this switch to the “A” position. When controlling a Yamaha LD player by using the CD/LD player keys ( this switch to the “B” position. Input selector keys Select input source.
If the memory capacity of the remote control transmitter becomes full, no further learning is possible even if some learning-capable keys are not occupied with new functions. If, for example, you store Yamaha codes only into this remote control transmitter, up to about 50 functions can be stored.
Note If a key which has a preset function learns a new function, the preset function will not be deleted, but disabled. When the learned function is cleared, the preset function is restored. (For information on clearing a learned function, refer to page 72.) About the marks shown on the remote control transmitter The marks on the remote control transmitter signify functions of...
USING OPERATION CONTROL KEYS (When the lid is closed) When the lid of the remote control transmitter is closed, you can easily operate Yamaha components including learned functions by using the OPERATION CONTROL keys. REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER SYSTEM POWER ON STANDBY Lid is closed.
Examples of operations controlled by using the OPERATION CONTROL keys To operate a Yamaha CD player 1. Press the “CD” input selector key. 2. Use the OPERATION CONTROL keys. (They carry out the functions in area A of keys Play...
MACRO OPERATIONS (When the lid is closed) “Macro” is a command which defines a sequence of several operations. The keys shown in the illustrations below (as preset macro keys) are also preset with macros, in addition to individual functions. Each macro key is preset so that simply pressing it alone will carry out several functions of other keys on this remote control transmitter sequentially.
Preset macro keys and the key functions which they carry out sequentially are as follows. (Also, refer to the table on page 64.) Function of the key (and area) which operates when a macro key is pressed Macro key (Turning the power of this unit on) MD/TAPE 1 TUNER VCR 1...
LEARNING A NEW FUNCTION Place this remote control transmitter and the other remote control transmitter so that they face each other. This remote control transmitter CLEAR LEARN MACRO (Press by using the point of a mechanical pencil, etc.) * If there is no operation for about 30 seconds after the LEARN button is pressed, the TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator flashes rapidly and the current mode is canceled.
MAKING A NEW MACRO A new macro can be programmed onto any preset macro key in place of preset functions. (See page 68 to know what keys are preset macro keys.) You can make as many as 13 new macro keys. A macro key can learn as many as seven functions of other keys.
CLEARING LEARNED FUNCTIONS To Clear a Learned Function To clear a learned key function, press the LEARN button using the point of a mechanical pencil, etc. To clear a macro you made, press the MACRO button. CLEAR LEARN MACRO Press and hold the CLEAR button using the point of a mechanical pencil, etc.
If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. General...
SYMPTOM DSP parameters and some other settings on this unit cannot be changed. “INPUT DATA ERROR” appears on the display and no sound is heard. The sound field cannot be recorded. This unit do not operate properly. A source cannot be recorded by a tape deck or VCR connected to this unit.
When playing back a source encoded with the DTS: SYMPTOM A loud hissing noise is heard when you play back a source encoded with the DTS. A percussive noise is heard when you begin playing back a source encoded with the DTS.
Minimum RMS Output Power Per Channel (When both channels are driven) MAIN L/R (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.015% THD, 8Ω) ... 110W+110W CENTER (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.015% THD, 8Ω) ... 110W REAR L/R (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.015% THD, 8Ω) ...110W+110W FRONT L/R (1 kHz, 0.05% THD, 8Ω)...35W+35W Maximum Power [China and General models only]...
CINEMA Equalizer High-shelving filter Frequency ... 1.0 kHz to 12.7 kHz Boost/Cut ... –9 dB to +6 dB Parametric equalizer Frequency ... 1.0 kHz to 12.7 kHz Boost/Cut ... –9 dB to +6 dB Q ... 1.85 Audio Muting ... –20 dB Video Section Video Signal Type [U.S.A.
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