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RX-V2600
AV Receiver
OWNER'S MANUAL

Summary of Contents

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    RX-V2600 AV Receiver OWNER’S MANUAL...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. • Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...

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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.

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    We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion –...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION FEATURES... 2 GETTING STARTED... 3 Supplied accessories ... 3 Installing batteries in the remote controls... 4 Handling the remote control ... 5 Opening and closing the front panel door... 5 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ... 6 Front panel ... 6 Remote control...

  • Page 6: Features

    Center: 130 W Surround: 130 W + 130 W Surround Back: 130 W + 130 W Sound field features ◆ Proprietary YAMAHA technology for the creation of sound fields ◆ THX Select2 ◆ Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX decoder ◆ DTS/DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6 decoder, DTS 96/24 ◆...

  • Page 7: Getting Started, Supplied Accessories

    Supplied accessories Please check that you received all of the following parts. Remote control POWER POWER STANDBY POWER AUDIO SEL SLEEP PHONO PHONO TUNER TUNER MULTI CH IN MULTI CH IN V-AUX V-AUX CBL/SAT CBL/SAT MD/TAPE MD/TAPE CD-R CD-R VCR 1 VCR 1 DVR/VCR2 DVR/VCR2...

  • Page 8: Installing Batteries In The Remote Controls

    GETTING STARTED Installing batteries in the remote controls Notes • Change all of the batteries if you notice conditions such as the operation range of the remote control decreases, the indicator does not flash, or its light or display window become dim. •...

  • Page 9: Handling The Remote Control, Opening And Closing The Front Panel Door

    Handling the remote control The remote control transmits a directional infrared ray. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the remote control sensor on the main unit during operation. Approximately 6 m (20 ft) Notes • Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote control. •...

  • Page 10: Controls And Functions, Front Panel

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel Note The XM Satellite Radio controls (SEARCH MODE, CATEGORY, PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h, MEMORY and DISPLAY) are only applicable to the U.S.A. model and are operational only when XM is selected as the input source. For details, see “Front panel functions”...

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    8 Front panel display Shows information about the operational status of this unit. 9 PRESET/TUNING (EDIT) Switches the function of PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h between selecting preset station numbers and tuning when TUNER is selected as the input source (see pages 47 to 52).

  • Page 12: Remote Control

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Remote control This section describes the function of each control on the remote control used to control this unit. Set AMP/ SOURCE/TV to AMP to operate this unit. To operate other components, see “REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES” on page 103. Note The XM Satellite Radio controls (XM, XM MEMORY, SRCH MODE, DISPLAY, cursor buttons k / n / l / h, numeric...

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    A MACRO Programs a series of operations to be controlled with a single button (see page 110). B STANDBY Sets this unit, Zone 2 and Zone 3 to the standby mode (see page 30). Note This button is operational only when MASTER ON/OFF on the front panel is pressed inward to the ON position.

  • Page 14: Zone 2/zone 3 Remote Control

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Zone 2/Zone 3 remote control This section describes the function of each control on the Zone 2/Zone 3 remote control used to control Zone 2 or Zone 3. Note The XM Satellite Radio controls (XM, DISPLAY, PRESET, ALL, CAT., numeric buttons, NUMBER, cursor buttons k / n / l / h and ENT) are only applicable to the U.S.A.

  • Page 15: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display Note The XM indicator is only applicable to the U.S.A. model. 1 2 3 V-AUX DVR/VCR 2 VCR 1 DIGITAL PL x YPAO HiFi DSP DISCRETE SILENT VIRTUAL MATRIX CINEMA 1 YPAO indicator Lights up when the AUTO SETUP procedure is in progress and when the AUTO SETUP speaker settings are used without any modifications.

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    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS J 96/24 indicator Lights up when a DTS 96/24 signal is input to this unit. K LFE indicator Lights up when the input signal contains an LFE signal. L Input channel and speaker indicators Input channel indicators Indicate the channel components of the current digital input signal.

  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DIGITAL INPUT COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO COAXIAL S VIDEO VIDEO DVR/ VCR 2 OPTICAL CBL/ RS-232C IN 1 MONITOR OUT CBL/SAT MD/TAPE IN 2 CD-R MONITOR DIGITAL OUTPUT ZONE 2 VIDEO HDMI 1 DIGITAL OUTPUT jacks See pages 24, 25 and 27 for connection information. 2 DIGITAL INPUT jacks See pages 24, 25 and 27 for details.

  • Page 18: Connections, Before Connecting Speakers

    Ideally, they should be positioned at the same width as the front speakers. Subwoofer The use of a subwoofer, such as the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, is effective not only for reinforcing bass frequencies from any or all channels,...

  • Page 19: Connecting Speakers

    SURROUND ZONE 2(3) terminals Connect surround speakers to these terminals. SUBWOOFER jack Connect a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier, such as the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, to this jack. SURROUND BACK terminals Connect surround back speakers to these terminals.

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    CONNECTIONS Remove approximately 10 mm (3/8 in) of insulation from each of the speaker cables. 10 mm (3/8 in) Twist the exposed wires of the cable together to prevent short circuits. Loosen the knob using the supplied speaker terminal wrench. Speaker terminal wrench Red: positive (+) Black: negative (–)

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    PRESENCE/ZONE 2(3) terminals Connect presence speakers to these terminals. Note You can also use these terminals to connect the Zone 2 speakers (see page 116). Open the tab. Insert one bare wire into the hole of each terminal. Return the tab to secure the wire. ■...

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    CONNECTIONS (U.S.A. model) • You can connect both surround back and presence speakers to this unit, but they do not output sound simultaneously. You can set to prioritize either set of speakers using the PR/SB Priority parameter in Manual Setup (see page 86). •...

  • Page 23: Using Bi-wire And Bi-amp Connections

    Using bi-wire and bi-AMP connections Some of the speakers commercially available these days have speaker wire connections that allow bi-wiring or bi- amplification to enhance the performance of the speaker system. This unit allows you to make bi-wire and bi-AMP connections to one speaker system.

  • Page 24: Information On Cables And Jacks Used For Connections

    CONNECTIONS Information on cables and jacks used for connections CAUTION Do not connect this unit or other components to the main power until all connections between components are complete. ■ Cable indications For analog signals left analog cables right analog cables For digital signals optical cables coaxial cables...

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    ■ Audio jacks This unit has four types of audio jacks (analog audio, digital audio coaxial, digital audio optical and HDMI). Connection depends on the availability of audio jacks on your other components. AUDIO AUDIO jacks For conventional analog audio signals. DIGITAL AUDIO (COAXIAL) jacks For digital audio signals transmitted via digital coaxial cables.

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    CONNECTIONS ■ Video jacks This unit has four types of video jacks (composite, component, S-video and HDMI). Connection depends on the availability of input jacks on your monitor. When Conversion is set to On (see page 88), the analog video signals input at the VIDEO, S VIDEO and COMPONENT VIDEO jacks can be output at the VIDEO, S VIDEO and COMPONENT VIDEO jacks interchangeably.

  • Page 27: Connecting Hdmi Components

    Connecting HDMI components This unit has the HDMI IN 1 and HDMI IN 2 jacks for digital audio and video signal input as well as the HDMI OUT jack for digital audio and video signal output. Connect the HDMI IN 1 or HDMI IN 2 jack of this unit to the HDMI OUT jack of other HDMI components (such as a DVD player).

  • Page 28: Connecting Video Components

    CONNECTIONS Connecting video components ■ Connecting a DVD player DIGITAL INPUT OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT Note Check the availability of jacks on your DVD player and select one type of connection for audio/video input/output. However, in case you make an HDMI connection, you can make both audio and video connections using a single HDMI cable. HDMI out Optical out Audio out...

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    ■ Connecting other video components HDMI out Optical out DIGITAL INPUT VCR 2 OPTICAL CBL/SAT HDMI HDMI out Note Check the availability of jacks on your other video components and select one type of connection for audio/video input/output. However, in case you make an HDMI connection, you can make both audio and video connections using a single HDMI cable. Cable TV or satellite tuner Audio out...

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    CONNECTIONS ■ Connecting to the MULTI CH INPUT jacks This unit is equipped with 6 additional input jacks (left and right FRONT, CENTER, left and right SURROUND and SUBWOOFER) for discrete multi-channel input from a multi-format player, external decoder, sound processor or pre-amplifier.

  • Page 31: Connecting Audio Components

    Connecting audio components Optical in CD recorder Audio in DIGITAL INPUT COAXIAL OPTICAL MD/TAPE CD-R DIGITAL OUTPUT Optical out Coaxial out Notes • Check the availability of jacks on your audio components and select one type of connection for audio/video input/output. •...

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    2 SURROUND PRE OUT jacks Surround channel line output jacks. 3 SUBWOOFER PRE OUT jack Connect a subwoofer with built-in amplifier, such as the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, to this jack. 4 SURROUND BACK/PRESENCE PRE OUT jacks Surround back or presence channel line output jacks. If you only connect one external amplifier for the surround back channel, connect it to the left (L) jack.

  • Page 33: Connecting The Antennas

    • A property installed outdoor antenna provides clearer reception than an indoor one. If you experience poor reception quality, an outdoor antenna may improve the quality. Consult the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center about outdoor antennas. CONNECTIONS AM loop antenna...

  • Page 34: Connecting The Power Cable, Turning On And Off This Unit

    CONNECTIONS Connecting the power cable ■ Connecting the AC power cable Plug the supplied AC power cable into the AC inlet after all other connections are complete and then plug the AC power cable to an AC wall outlet. CAUTION Use the supplied AC cable.

  • Page 35: Setting The Speaker Impedance

    Press MAIN ZONE ON/OFF, ZONE 2 ON/OFF or ZONE 3 ON/OFF on the front panel (or POWER on the remote control) to turn on this unit, Zone 2 or Zone 3. ON/OFF Front panel Remote control • When MASTER ON/OFF is pressed inward to the ON position, you can also press POWER or STANDBY on the remote control to turn on or set this unit, Zone 2 and Zone 3 to the standby mode simultaneously.

  • Page 36: Auto Setup, Introduction, Optimizer Microphone Setup

    AUTO SETUP Introduction This receiver employs YAMAHA Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) technology which lets you avoid troublesome listening-based speaker setup and achieves highly accurate sound adjustments. The supplied optimizer microphone collects and analyzes the sound your speakers produce in your actual listening environment.

  • Page 37: Using Auto Setup

    Using AUTO SETUP For best results, make sure the room is as quiet as possible during the AUTO SETUP procedure (YPAO). If there is too much ambient noise, the results may not be satisfactory. • You can run AUTO SETUP using the system menu that appears in the GUI or in the front panel display.

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    AUTO SETUP Press k / n repeatedly to select Wiring, Distance, Size, Equalizing or Level and then press h. Skip Wiring Check Distance Size Wiring Skip Distance Check Size Equalizing Wiring Distance Skip Size Check Equalizing Level Distance Size Skip Equalizing Check: Natural Level...

  • Page 39: Confirming The Results

    Press n to select Start and then press ENTER. Loud test tones are output from each speaker and “Measuring” appears during the AUTO SETUP procedure. Setup Menu Setup Type Start Press ENTER • To stop the AUTO SETUP procedure, press one of the / n / l / h) or ENTER.

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    AUTO SETUP After all menu items have been measured, “Measurement Over” appears on the screen and the results for each item are displayed. • Press n and select Setup to set the measured values. • Press k and select Retry to retry the AUTO SETUP procedure.

  • Page 41: Basic Operations

    CAUTION Extreme caution should be exercised when you play back CDs encoded in DTS. If you play back a CD encoded in DTS on a DTS-incompatible CD player, you will only hear some unwanted noise that may damage your speakers. Check whether your CD player supports CDs encoded in DTS. Also, check the sound output level of your CD player before you play back a CD encoded in DTS.

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    PLAYBACK Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/– on the remote control) to adjust the volume to the desired output level. VOLUME Front panel Rotate the PROGRAM selector on the front panel (or press one of the sound field program buttons on the remote control) to select the desired sound field program.

  • Page 43: Additional Operations

    Additional operations ■ Adjusting the tonal quality Use this feature to adjust the balance of bass and treble for the front L/R and center speaker channels. Press TONE CONTROL on the front panel repeatedly to select TREBLE or BASS. TONE CONTROL Rotate the PROGRAM selector to adjust the high-frequency response (TREBLE) or the...

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    PLAYBACK ■ Selecting the MULTI CH INPUT Press MULTI CH INPUT on the front panel or MULTI CH IN on the remote control so that MULTI CH INPUT appears in the front panel display and on the video monitor. MULTI CH INPUT Front panel Note...

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    ■ Enjoying 2-channel software in surround Signals input from 2-channel sources can also be played back in multiple channels. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP and then press STANDARD on the remote control to switch between the Surround and Enhanced programs. SOURCE You can also press MOVIE or THX on the remote control to select the MOVIE THEATER or THX programs.

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    PLAYBACK ■ Using PURE DIRECT PURE DIRECT bypasses the decoders and DSP processors of this unit as well as shuts down the video circuitry, allowing you to enjoy the highest possible sound fidelity from analog and PCM sources. Notes • To avoid unexpected noise, do not play DTS-encoded CDs in the PURE DIRECT mode.

  • Page 47

    ■ Using the sleep timer Use this feature to automatically set this unit in the standby mode after a certain amount of time. The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while this unit is playing or recording a source. The sleep timer also automatically turns off any external components connected to the AC OUTLETS.

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    PLAYBACK Press STRAIGHT (EFFECT) on the front panel or on the remote control again to turn the sound effect back on. STRAIGHT disappears from the front panel display. STRAIGHT EFFECT Front panel ■ Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA DSP allows you to enjoy the CINEMA DSP programs without surround speakers.

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    ■ Displaying information about the input source You can display the type, format and sampling frequency of the current input signal. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP and then press GUI TOP on the remote control. The top display appears. GUI TOP TITLE SOURCE BAND...

  • Page 50: Recording

    RECORDING Recording adjustments and other operations are performed from the recording components. Refer to the operation instructions for those components. AUDIO MULTI CH PRESET/ TUNING SELECT INPUT A/B/C/D/E PRESET/TUNING/CH TUNING FM/AM MEMORY MODE EDIT CATEGORY SEARCH MODE MAN'L/AUTO FM AUTO/MAN'L DISPLAY MAIN ZONE INPUT...

  • Page 51: Fm/am Tuning, Automatic Tuning

    Automatic tuning Automatic tuning is effective when station signals are strong and there is no interference. AUDIO MULTI CH PRESET/ TUNING SELECT INPUT A/B/C/D/E PRESET/TUNING/CH TUNING FM/AM MEMORY MODE EDIT CATEGORY SEARCH MODE DISPLAY MAN'L/AUTO FM AUTO/MAN'L MAIN ZONE INPUT SOURCE/ SPEAKERS ZONE ON/OFF...

  • Page 52: Manual Tuning, Automatic Preset Tuning

    FM/AM TUNING Manual tuning Manual tuning is effective when stations signals are weak. Manually tuning into an FM station will automatically change the reception mode to monaural reception to increase the signal quality. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in “Automatic tuning” to select TUNER and the reception band.

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    Press and hold MEMORY (MAN’L/AUTO FM) on the front panel for more than 3 seconds. The preset group and number as well as the MEMORY and AUTO indicators flash. After approximately 5 seconds, automatic presetting starts from the currently selected frequency and proceeds toward the higher frequencies.

  • Page 54: Manual Preset Tuning

    FM/AM TUNING Manual preset tuning You can also store up to 40 FM or AM stations (8 stations in each of the 5 groups, A1 to E8) manually. Note You must first set AMP/SOURCE/TV to SOURCE and then press TUNER on the remote control to select TUNER as the input source.

  • Page 55: Selecting Preset Stations

    Press MEMORY (MAN’L/AUTO FM) on the front panel while the MEMORY indicator is flashing. The station band and frequency appear in the front panel display with the preset group and number you have selected. MEMORY MAN'L/AUTO FM V-AUX DVR/VCR 2 VCR 1 CBL/SAT MD/TAPE...

  • Page 56: Exchanging Preset Stations

    FM/AM TUNING Press A/B/C/D/E (or l / h on the remote control) to select the preset station group. The preset group letter appears in the front panel display and changes each time you press the button. A/B/C/D/E CATEGORY Front panel Press PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h (or PRESET k / n on the remote control) to select a preset station number (1 through 8).

  • Page 57: Xm® Satellite Radio Tuning, What Is Xm Satellite Radio, Xm Satellite Radio Connections

    ® What is XM Satellite Radio? XM Satellite Radio is the satellite radio service with millions of listeners across the United States broadcasting live daily. The XM Satellite Radio channel lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 67 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues;...

  • Page 58: Xm Satellite Radio Controls And Functions

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING XM Satellite Radio controls and functions This section describes the functions of each control used for XM Satellite Radio tuning. Note The following controls are only available when XM is selected as the input source. Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or set AMP/SOURCE/TV to SOURCE and then press XM on the remote control) to select XM as the input source.

  • Page 59: Activating Xm Satellite Radio

    ■ Zone 2/Zone 3 remote control functions POWER STANDBY TUNER CD-R CBL/SAT MD/TAPE PHONO VCR1 DVR/VCR2 V-AUX 1 XM Selects XM as the input source. 2 Input selector/numeric buttons (All Channel Search or Category Search mode) Use 1 to 9 and 0 to enter a channel number directly. (Preset Search mode) Use 1 to 8 to enter a preset channel number directly.

  • Page 60: Selecting The Xm Satellite Radio Mode

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Check the XM Satellite Radio reception level and adjust the orientation of the XM Satellite Radio antenna for a better percentage of the reception level. You can display the XM Satellite Radio reception level by using the Antenna Level parameter in Input Select (see page 80).

  • Page 61: Using Xm Satellite Radio Search Modes

    Using XM Satellite Radio search modes You can search for the channel you want to listen to using one of three search modes. You can also enter the number directly to select the desired channel. For details, see “Direct Number Access mode” on page 59. ■...

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    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING ■ Category Search mode AUDIO MULTI CH PRESET/ TUNING SELECT INPUT A/B/C/D/E PRESET/TUNING/CH TUNING FM/AM MEMORY MODE EDIT CATEGORY SEARCH MODE DISPLAY MAN'L/AUTO FM AUTO/MAN'L MAIN ZONE INPUT SPEAKERS ZONE ON/OFF ZONE CONTROL SOURCE/ REMOTE MD/TAPE MULTI ZONE CD-R ZONE 2...

  • Page 63

    To change the preset number (1 to 8), press PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h (or PRESET/CH k / n on the remote control) repeatedly. PRESET/TUNING/CH Front panel You can also select the preset number directly by pressing the numeric buttons (1 to 8) on the remote control. ■...

  • Page 64: Setting Xm Satellite Radio Preset Channels

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Press the numeric buttons to enter the desired channel number. For example, to enter the number 123, press the numeric buttons as shown below. STEREO MUSIC The display changes as follows. V-AUX DVR/VCR 2 VCR 1 CBL/SAT MD/TAPE <...

  • Page 65

    While the MEMORY indicator is flashing, press CATEGORY (or A-E/CAT. l / h on the remote control) to select a preset group (A to E). The group letter appears. A/B/C/D/E CATEGORY Front panel V-AUX DVR/VCR 2 VCR 1 CBL/SAT MD/TAPE [ 0 4 0 ] D e e p S c i - F i Preset group...

  • Page 66: Displaying The Xm Satellite Radio Information

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Displaying the XM Satellite Radio information You can display XM information (such as channel number/name, category, or artist name/song title) for the channel currently selected in the GUI and in the front panel display. Note If a status message or an error message appears in the front panel display, see TROUBLESHOOTING on page 124.

  • Page 67: Editing Sound Field Parameters, What Is A Sound Field, Changing Parameter Settings

    The acoustics in your room could be changed to those of a concert hall, a dance floor, or virtually any size room at all. This ability to create sound fields at will is exactly what YAMAHA has done with the digital sound field processor. EDITING SOUND FIELD PARAMETERS...

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    EDITING SOUND FIELD PARAMETERS Press k / n repeatedly to select Stereo/Surround and then press h. The following display appears. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT. STEREO MUSIC Munich ENTERTAINMENT Vienna MOVIE THEATER Freiburg Press k / n repeatedly to select the sound field program you want to adjust and then press h.

  • Page 69: Sound Field Program Descriptions, For Movie/video Sources

    The YAMAHA CINEMA DSP modes are compatible with all Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Surround sources. Set the input mode to AUTO (see page 44) to enable this unit to automatically switch to the appropriate digital decoder according to the input signal.

  • Page 70

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Remote Category Sources control button Program Cinema MULTI 2-CH THX Game THX Select2 Cinema STANDARD DOLBY DIGITAL STANDARD D+PL x Movie STANDARD DOLBY D EX STANDARD STANDARD MULTI DTS 96/24 STANDARD DTS+PL x Movie STANDARD DTS+DOLBY EX STANDARD DTS ES STANDARD...

  • Page 71: For Music Sources

    For music sources You can select from the following sound fields when playing music sources, like CD, FM/AM broadcasting, tapes, etc. Program selection methods vary depending on sound field program types. For details on how to select sound field programs, see “Basic operations” on page 37. Remote Sources control...

  • Page 72: Sound Field Parameter Descriptions

    SOUND FIELD PARAMETER DESCRIPTIONS SOUND FIELD PARAMETER DESCRIPTIONS You can adjust the values of certain digital sound field parameters so the sound fields are recreated accurately in your listening room. Not all of the following parameters are found in every program. ■...

  • Page 73

    ■ Liveness (Liveness) Function: Adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the rate at which the early reflections decay. Description: The early reflections of a source sound decay much faster in a room with acoustically absorbent wall surfaces than in one which has highly reflective surfaces.

  • Page 74

    SOUND FIELD PARAMETER DESCRIPTIONS ■ Rev. Time (Reverberation time) Function: Adjusts the amount of time it takes for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB (at 1 kHz). This changes the apparent size of the acoustic environment over an extremely wide range. Description: The longer the reverberation time, the more live the listening room environment seems.

  • Page 75

    ■ Dialogue Lift (Dialog lift) Function: Adjusts the height of the front and center channel sounds by assigning some of the front and center channel elements to the presence speakers. Description: The larger the parameter, the higher the position of the front and center channel sound. Choices: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 For 2ch Stereo...

  • Page 76

    SOUND FIELD PARAMETER DESCRIPTIONS ■ Decode Type (Decoder type) For MOVIE THEATER Function: Selects the decoder used to playback 2-channel sources using MOVIE THEATER programs. Choices: Pro Logic / Pro Logic x / Neo:6 For THX Cinema Function: Selects the decoder used to playback 2-channel sources using THX Cinema. Choices: Pro Logic / Pro Logic x / Neo:6 For SURROUND Standard...

  • Page 77: Sound Field Program Speaker Layouts

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAM SPEAKER LAYOUTS Sound output from each speaker depends on the type of audio signals being input. Refer to the following diagrams in the table below to understand the speaker layout for each sound field program. Note Be advised that there may be no or not enough sound output from speakers depending on the type of input source being played back. Furthermore, there may be some channels that can only be used partially when they are adjusted to specific aspects of movies, such as special sound effects, etc.

  • Page 78

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAM SPEAKER LAYOUTS 2-channel audio (monaural) MUSIC Hall in Vienna The Bttm Line The Roxy Thtr ENTERTAINMENT Disco MUSIC Pop/Rock ENTERTAINMENT Variety/Sports Mono Movie Game THX Cinema THX Surround THX Select2 Cinema THX Music THX Game STANDARD DOLBY DIGITAL PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC MOVIE THEATER...

  • Page 79

    2-channel audio (monaural) STANDARD PLIIx Movie PLIIx Music PLIIx Game Movie/Game Music MOVIE THEATER Enhanced PLIIx Movie STANDARD Neo:6 Cinema Neo:6 Music Cinema Music SOUND FIELD PROGRAM SPEAKER LAYOUTS 5.1/6.1-channel 2-channel audio (stereo) audio * Movie/Music/Game When PR/SB Priority is set to Presence When PR/SB Priority is set to Surround Back...

  • Page 80

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAM SPEAKER LAYOUTS 2-channel audio (monaural) MOVIE THEATER Enhanced Neo:6 Cinema STRAIGHT Monaural playback PURE DIRECT Monaural playback 5.1/6.1-channel 2-channel audio (stereo) audio * When PR/SB Priority is set to Presence When PR/SB Priority is set to Surround Back 5.1/6.1-channel 5.1/6.1-channel...

  • Page 81

    You can use the following parameters to adjust a variety of system settings and customize the way this unit operates. Change the initial settings (indicated in bold under each parameter) to reflect the needs of your listening environment. ■ Stereo/Surround (Stereo/Surround menu) Use to edit sound field parameters (see page 63).

  • Page 82

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Option (Optional menu) Use to manually adjust the optional system settings. Item Dimmer Adjusts the GUI and front panel displays. Multi Zone Customizes the Zone 2, Zone 3 and Zone B settings. Sur.Initialize Initializes the parameters of all or a group of sound field programs. Audio Select Selects the initial input mode of the source.

  • Page 83: Changing Parameter Settings

    Changing parameter settings Use the remote control to access and adjust each parameter. (Speaker set is used in the following example to change parameter settings.) Manual Setup > Basic > Speaker Set > SOURCE TV VOL VOLUME – – – TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE...

  • Page 84: Input Select

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Input Select Use this feature to reassign digital input/outputs, select the input signal, rename the inputs, or adjust the level of the signal input at each jack. Choices: XM, TUNER, PHONO, CD, CD-R, MD/TAPE, DVD, DTV, CBL/SAT, VCR1, DVR/VCR2, V-AUX, MULTI CH Note Some parameters described below may not be available for all...

  • Page 85

    ■ Volume Trim (Volume trimming) You can adjust the level of the signal input at each jack. This is useful if you want to balance the level of each input source to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. Manual Setup >...

  • Page 86

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ Audio Select (Audio selection) This unit comes with a variety of input jacks. You can select the type of input signal you want to use. Input Select > input source (DVD, etc.) > Audio Select > Choices: Auto, HDMI, Coax/Opt, Analog I/O Assignment Audio Select Auto...

  • Page 87: Manual Setup (sound)

    Manual Setup (Sound) Use this menu to adjust the sound parameters. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP and then press GUI TOP on the remote control. GUI TOP TITLE SOURCE BAND Press k / n on the remote control to select Manual Setup and then press h. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT.

  • Page 88

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ Dynamic Range (Dynamic range) Use to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to your speakers and headphones. This setting is effective only when the unit is decoding Dolby Digital and DTS signals. To access these parameters, select: Manual Setup >...

  • Page 89

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied with the results. If you want to reset all PEQ parameter settings for the selected speaker, select RESET and press ENTER. Select EXIT and press ENTER to exit the settings window. •...

  • Page 90

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Audio Delay (Audio delay) Use to delay the sound output and synchronize it with the video image. This may be necessary when using certain LCD monitors or projectors. Control range: 0 to 240 (ms) Muting Type Audio Delay Max Volume Initial Volume Max Volume (Maximum volume)

  • Page 91: Manual Setup (video)

    ■ Channel Mute (Channel mute) Use to select specific speaker channels to be muted. Manual Setup > Sound > Channel Mute > Mode (Mode) Use to activate or deactivate the Channel Mute setting for each speaker. Choices: Off, On Presence R Subwoofer Mode Front L...

  • Page 92

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ Conversion (Video conversion) Use this feature to activate or deactivate the video conversion as well as the HDMI up-conversion of the analog video signals input at the composite video, S-video and component video jacks. Choices: Off, On Conversion Component I/P HDMI Up-Scaling...

  • Page 93

    ■ HDMI Aspect (HDMI aspect ratio) Use to select the HDMI aspect ratio. Choices: Through, 16:9 Normal Component I/P HDMI Up-Scaling HDMI Aspect Through Short Message 16:9 Normal Position • Select “Through” if you do not make any adjustments to the HDMI aspect ratio. •...

  • Page 94: Manual Setup (basic)

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Manual Setup (Basic) Use this menu to set up basic system parameters. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP and then press GUI TOP on the remote control. SOURCE Press k / n on the remote control to select Manual Setup and then press h. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT.

  • Page 95

    Front (Front speakers) Choices: Large, Small Large Front Small Center Surround • Select “Large” if you have large front speakers. The unit directs the entire range of the front left and right channel signals to the front left and right speakers. •...

  • Page 96

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Presence (Presence speakers) Choices: Yes, None Surround Surround Back Presence Bass Out None Bass Cross Over • Select “Yes” if you have presence speakers. • Select “None” if you do not have presence speakers. This unit directs all presence channel signals to the front left and right speakers.

  • Page 97

    Speaker distances Control range: 0.30 to 24.00 m (1.0 to 80.0 ft) Initial setting: 3.00 m (10.0 ft) Control step: 0.1 m (0.5 ft) • Front L adjusts the distance of the front left speaker. • Front R adjusts the distance of the front right speaker. •...

  • Page 98: Manual Setup (option)

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ THX Set (THX settings) Use to manually adjust the THX settings. Manual Setup > Basic > THX Set > Speaker Distance Dimmer Dimmer Speaker B Speaker B Speaker Level SB Speaker Dist. THX Set Output Information Input Mode Zone 3 Volume SB Speaker Dist.

  • Page 99

    When finished adjusting parameters, press ENTER on the remote control. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT. ■ Dimmer (Dimmer) Use to adjust the brightness of the front panel display. Manual Setup > Option > Dimmer > Control range: –4 to 0 Dimmer Multi Zone Sur.Initialize ■...

  • Page 100

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Zone2 Amplifier (Zone 2 amplifier) Use to select how the Zone 2 speakers are amplified. Choices: EXT, INT:Sur., INT:PRNS, INT:BOTH Speaker B Zone2 Amplifier Zone3 Amplifier INT:Sur. Zone2 Volume INT:PRNS • Select “EXT” if you want to connect your Zone 2 speakers through an external amplifier connected to the ZONE 2 OUTPUT jacks on the rear panel of this unit.

  • Page 101

    Zone2 Volume (Zone 2 volume) Use to select how the volume control will operate with regard to the ZONE 2 OUTPUT jacks. When Zone2 Amplifier is set to “Internal”, this feature is automatically set to “Variable”. Choices: Fixed, Variable Zone2 Amplifier Fixed Zone3 Amplifier Variable...

  • Page 102

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ Sur.Initialize (Surround initialize) Use this feature to initialize the parameters for each sound field program within sound field program groups. When you initialize a sound field program group, all of the parameter values within that group revert to their initial settings.

  • Page 103: System Memory

    Support Audio RX-V2600 Other • Select “RX-V2600” to play back HDMI audio signals on this unit. The HDMI audio signals input at the HDMI IN jacks of this unit are not output to the HDMI component connected to the HDMI OUT jack on the rear panel of this unit.

  • Page 104: Language

    SYSTEM OPTIONS ■ To load settings Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP and then press GUI TOP on the remote control. The top display appears. SOURCE Press k / n on the remote control repeatedly to select System Memory and then press h. Select Load and then press ENTER.

  • Page 105: Advanced Setup, Using Advanced Setup

    This unit has additional menus that are displayed in the front panel display. The ADVANCED SETUP menu offers additional operations to adjust and customize the way this unit operates. Change the initial settings (indicated in bold under each parameter) to reflect the needs of your listening environment. Using ADVANCED SETUP Press MASTER ON/OFF on the front panel to release it outward to the OFF position to set...

  • Page 106

    ADVANCED SETUP ■ Remote sensor REMOTE SEN Use to activate or deactivate the signal-receiving capability of the remote control sensor on the front panel of this unit. Choices: ON, OFF • Select ON if you want to activate the signal-receiving capability of the remote control sensor.

  • Page 107: Remote Control Features, Control Area

    In addition to controlling this unit, the remote control can also operate other audio and video components made by YAMAHA and other manufacturers. To control these other components, you must set up the remote control with the appropriate remote control codes. This remote control also has a learn feature which allows the remote to acquire functions from other remote controls equipped with an infrared remote control transmitter.

  • Page 108: Controlling Each Component

    REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES Controlling each component Once you set the appropriate remote control codes, you can use this remote to control your other components. Note that some buttons may not correctly operate the selected component. Use the input selector buttons to select the component you want to operate.

  • Page 109: Setting Remote Control Codes

    VCR 1 DVR/VCR2 Note You may not be able to operate your YAMAHA component even if a YAMAHA remote control code is preset as listed above. In this case, try setting another YAMAHA remote control code. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to SOURCE.

  • Page 110

    Notes • You need to set the corresponding remote control AMP ID (see page 102). • When using multiple YAMAHA receivers/amplifiers, you may be able to operate the other components simultaneously with the default code setting. In this case, set one of the alternative codes to operate this unit separately.

  • Page 111: Using Learn

    • The supplied remote control does not contain all possible codes for commercially available audio and video components (including YAMAHA components). If operation is not possible with any of the remote control codes, program the new remote control function using the Learn feature (see “Using LEARN”) or use the remote control supplied with the component.

  • Page 112

    REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES Press LEARN using a ballpoint pen or similar object. LEARN and the selected component name (ex. DVD) appear alternately in the display window. LEARN Notes • Do not press and hold LEARN. If you hold it down for more than 3 seconds, the remote enters the remote control code setting mode.

  • Page 113: Using Re-name

    Using RE-NAME You can change the name of the input source that appears in the display window on the remote control if you want to use a different name than the factory preset. This is useful when you have set the input selector to control a different component.

  • Page 114: Using Macro

    DVR/VCR2 You can turn on some components (including YAMAHA components) connected to this unit by connecting them to the AC OUTLETS on the rear panel of this unit. (Power control may not be synchronized with this unit depending on the component.

  • Page 115

    ■ MACRO operations Macro buttons (U.S.A. model) POWER POWER POWER STANDBY AUDIO SEL SLEEP DISC SKIP PHONO TUNER MULTI CH IN MACRO V-AUX CBL/SAT MD/TAPE CD-R VCR 1 DVR/VCR2 MACRO ON/OFF Set MACRO ON/OFF to ON. Press a macro button. Notes •...

  • Page 116: Using Clear

    REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES Press the buttons for the functions you want to include in the macro operation in sequence. You can set up to 10 steps (10 functions). After you have set 10 steps, FULL appears and the remote control automatically exits the macro mode. (U.S.A.

  • Page 117

    Release the object used to press CLEAR to exit from the clearing mode. CLEAR Notes • C;NG appears in the display window if clearing was unsuccessful. In this case start over from step 3. • ERROR appears in the display window if you press a button not indicated in the respective step, or if you press more than one button simultaneously.

  • Page 118

    REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES ■ Clearing a macro function You can clear the function programmed for a certain macro button. Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP or SOURCE. SOURCE Press MACRO using a ballpoint pen or similar object. “MCR ?” appears in the display window. MACRO Note If you do not complete each of the following steps within 30...

  • Page 119: Zone 2/zone 3, Connecting The Zone 2 And Zone 3 Components

    YAMAHA dealer or service center for the Zone 2 and Zone 3 connections that best meet your requirements. • Some YAMAHA models are able to connect directly to the CONTROL OUT jack on this unit. If you own these products, you may not need to use an infrared emitter.

  • Page 120: Selecting Zone 2 Or Zone 3

    INT:BOTH for Zone2 Amplifier or Zone3 Amplifier (see page 96). Third room SURROUND/ZONE 2(3) or PRESENCE/ZONE 2(3) speaker terminals of this Receiver should not be connected to a Passive Loudspeaker Selector Box or more than one loudspeaker per channel.

  • Page 121: Controlling Zone 2 And Zone 3

    • You must complete this step within 5 seconds while the selected zone flashes in the front panel display. Otherwise, the currently selected zone mode is automatically canceled. In this case, press ZONE CONTROL again. • The initial setting is ZONE2 when both Zone 2 and Zone 3 are turned on.

  • Page 122: Using The Control Mode Of Zone 2 And Zone 3

    ZONE 2/ZONE 3 ■ Adjusting the volume level of Zone 2 or Zone 3 Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/– on the remote control) to adjust the volume level of the selected zone. Control range: –80 dB to +16.5 dB Control step: 0.5 dB VOLUME Note...

  • Page 123: Hdmi, What Is Hdmi

    A/V (audio/ video) interface. Providing an interface between any A/V source (such as a set-top box or A/V receiver) and an audio/video monitor (such as a digital television – DTV), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multi-channel digital audio using a single cable.

  • Page 124: Setting The Hdmi Parameters, Basic Hdmi Operations

    HDMI Setting the HDMI parameters ■ Assigning HDMI components You can assign an HDMI component to the HDMI IN 1 or HDMI IN 2 jack on the rear panel of this unit so that the audio and video signals input via HDMI connection can be simultaneously played back.

  • Page 125

    Set the input mode to AUTO or COAX/OPT. Play a source whose signals this unit can reproduce. Connect HDMI components that support the HDCP copy protection standards. Set Support Audio to RX-V2600 in HDMI Set. Set Conversion to On. TROUBLESHOOTING Remedy page —...

  • Page 126

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The sound suddenly The protection circuitry has been activated goes off. because of a short circuit, etc. The sleep timer has turned the unit off. The sound is muted. Only the speaker on Incorrect cable connections. one side can be heard.

  • Page 127

    Problem Dolby Digital or DTS The connected component is not set to sources cannot be output Dolby Digital or DTS digital played. (Dolby Digital signals. or DTS indicator in The input mode is set to ANALOG. the front panel display does not light up.) A humming sound Incorrect cable connections.

  • Page 128

    TROUBLESHOOTING ■ Tuner Problem FM stereo reception is noisy. There is distortion, and clear reception cannot be obtained even with a good FM antenna. The desired station cannot be tuned in with the automatic tuning method. Previously preset stations can no longer be tuned in.

  • Page 129

    ■ Remote control Problem The remote control Wrong distance or angle. does not work or function properly. Direct sunlight or lighting (from an inverter type of fluorescent lamp, etc.) is striking the remote control sensor of this unit. The batteries are weak. AMP/SOURCE/TV is set incorrectly.

  • Page 130

    TROUBLESHOOTING ■ AUTO SETUP Before AUTO SETUP Error message Connect MIC! Optimizer microphone is not connected. Unplug Phones! Headphones are connected. No Setup Menu! No setup menu items have been selected. Memory Guard! This setting is protected. During AUTO SETUP Error message Front L/R channel signal(s) is (are) not E01:No Front SP...

  • Page 131

    • If warning W-1 or W-4 appears, corrections are made, but they may not be optimal. • If warning W-2 or W-3 appears, no corrections are made. • If error E-10 occurs repeatedly, please contact a qualified YAMAHA service center. ■ HDMI...

  • Page 132: Glossary, Audio Information

    GLOSSARY Audio information ■ ASA (Advanced Speaker Array) ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed to 2 side and 2 back surround speakers to provide the optimal surround sound experience. When you set up your home theater system using all eight speaker outputs (Left, Center, Right, Surround Right, Surround Back Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Left and Subwoofer) placing the two Surround Back speakers close...

  • Page 133

    ■ LFE 0.1 channel This channel is for the reproduction of low bass signals. The frequency range for this channel is 20 Hz to 120 Hz. This channel is counted as 0.1 because it only enforces a low frequency range compared to the full-range reproduced by the other 5/6 channels in Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1/6.1-channel systems.

  • Page 134

    A list of available DVD software titles encoded with this technology can be found at www.thx.com. Only receiver and controller products bearing the THX Surround EX logo, when in the THX Surround EX mode, faithfully reproduce this new technology in the home.

  • Page 135: Video Information, Sound Field Program Information

    ■ SILENT CINEMA 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.

  • Page 136: Parametric Equalizer Information

    GLOSSARY Parametric equalizer information This unit employs YAMAHA Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) technology, together with the Parametric EQ settings (see page 84), to optimize the frequency characteristics of its parametric equalizer to match your listening environment. YPAO uses a...

  • Page 137: Specifications

    AUDIO SECTION • Minimum RMS Output Power for Front, Center, Surround, Surround back 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.04% THD, 8 Ω ... 130 W • Dynamic Power (IHF) 8/6/4/2 Ω ... 165/205/260/340 W • Maximum Power (EIAJ) [Asia, General, China and Korea models] 1 kHz, 10% THD, 6 Ω...

  • Page 138

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL • Power Supply [U.S.A. and Canada models] ... AC 120 V, 60 Hz [General and Asia model] ... AC 110/120/220/230–240 V, 50/60 Hz [China model] ... AC 220 V, 50 Hz [Korea model] ... AC 220 V, 60 Hz [Australia model] ...

  • Page 139

    TECHNICS ARCAM 0184 THORENS AUDIO RESEARCH 0184 THULE AUDIO TON 0184 UNIVERSUM 0184 AUDIOLAB 0184 VICTOR AUDIOMECA 0184 WARDS CAIRN 0184 YAMAHA CD RECORDER 0056 0184, 0206 KENWOOD 0653 0184 MARANTZ 0653 0027 PHILIPS 0653 YAMAHA 2400 0184 0900 DVD PLAYER...

  • Page 140

    1281 THORENS 1216 KATHREIN UHER 0558 VENTURER 1417 KREISELMEYER VICTOR 0101 LABGEAR WARDS 0041, 0185 LOGIX YAMAHA 0203, 1203, 1358, LORENZEN 2600, 2601, 2602, MAGNAVOX 0749, 0751 2603, 2604, 2605 MANHATTAN MARANTZ SATELLITE TUNER MEDIASAT @SAT 1327 MEMOREX ABSAT 0150...

  • Page 141

    CONTEC 0036, 0207 GRANADA CRAIG 0207 CROSLEY 0081 GRANDIN CROWN 0036, 0064, 0207, GRUNDIG 0397, 0445 CURTIS MATHES 0057, 0074, GRUNPY 0081, 0087, 0120, 0172, 0181, 0193, HALLMARK 0478, 0729, 1174, HANKOOK 1374 HANSEATIC DAEWOO 0036, 0057, 0064, 0119, 0135, 0181, HANTAREX 0197, 0205, 0207, HARMAN/KARDON 0081...

  • Page 142

    SONTEC 0064 WATSON SONY 0027, 0677, 0861, WAYCON 1127, 1532, 1678 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE SOUNDESIGN 0205, 0207 SOUNDWAVE 0064, 0445 SOWA 0078, 0087, 0119, YAMAHA 0183, 0205 SQUAREVIEW 0198 STANDARD 0036 STARLITE 0207 YAPSHE STERN 0190, 0286 SUPREME 0027 YOKO SYLVANIA...

  • Page 143

    REPLAYTV 0641, 0643 VILLAIN 0068 WARDS ROADSTAR 0064, 0099, 0267, 0305 RUNCO 0066 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE 0108 0267 XR-1000 0108 YAMAHA YAMISHI 0069 SABA 0068, 0347 YOKAN SALORA 0070 YOKO SAMPO 0064, 0075 ZENITH SAMSUNG 0072, 0267, 0459 SANKY 0066, 0075...

  • Page 144

    YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA...

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