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Yamaha YAS-209 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
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• Read the supplied booklet "Safety Brochure" before using the unit.

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  • Page 1 Front Surround System Owner’s Manual • Read the supplied booklet “Safety Brochure” before using the unit.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 5 Connecting to a network........  20 INTRODUCTION  4 Network functions.................... 20 Wired network connections................. 21 BEFORE USING THE UNIT  6 Wireless network connections................ 21 Connecting to a network with the Sound Bar Controller app...... 22 Features............. 6 PLAYBACK  23 Accessories............ 9 Using the remote control........ 9 Basic operations..
  • Page 3 Playing audio content using the Sound Bar When any problem occurs (Network trouble).. 52 Controller app...........  34 Specifications............ 54 Streaming services.................... 34 Center unit specifications.................. 54 Playing audio content on your mobile device...........  34 Subwoofer specifications.................. 56 Supported HDMI audio and video formats..
  • Page 4: Introduction

    App Store parties may be changed, suspended, or ended without notice. Please be App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. aware that Yamaha Corporation does not bear any responsibility for these services. Trademarks The terms HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
  • Page 5 – WARNING The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by This content indicates “risk of serious injury or death.” Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Yamaha Corporation is under license. – CAUTION This content indicates “risk of injury.”...
  • Page 6: Before Using The Unit

    BD/ DVD player can be played With Alexa built-in, you can with 3D surround sound/ operate this unit, access surround sound. your music playlists. Alexa may not be available in your region. View the Yamaha product website for details.
  • Page 7 Easy operation using the smartphone app Listen to audio from Bluetooth devices and streaming services Streaming services Bluetooth devices Sound Bar Controller Install the Sound Bar Controller app on either a smartphone Enjoy listening to audio or tablet. Various from Bluetooth devices features, settings, and and streaming services* streaming services...
  • Page 8 3D surround playback HDMI control function This unit supports virtual 3D surround sound technology called “DTS Link functions of a TV and the unit are available using the TV’s remote Virtual:X”. Surround sound can be heard not only from horizontal control.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Using the remote control Checking the accessories Preparing the remote control Make sure you have received all of the following accessories. Remove the battery insulating strip before attempting to use the remote control. The unit (YAS-CU209) In this manual, the unit may also be referred to as the “center unit”.
  • Page 10 Press and hold ▽ on the rear cover of the remote control, slide the cover Replacing the battery in the remote out in the direction indicated [1], and replace the old battery with a new control one [2]. Slide the rear cover back into place in the direction indicated [3].
  • Page 11: Part Names And Functions

    Part names and functions Part names and functions of the front/top panel The part names and functions of the front and top panels are as follows. ) (Alexa) } / { (volume +/-) Indicators The indicators on the top panel flash or glow to Manually wake Alexa to enable a voice Adjust the volume (p.23).
  • Page 12 n NOTE • b, c, d, are touch sensors. Touch icons with your finger to control functions. • Do not place any objects on the touch panel as doing so may result in unintended operations. • When touch panel control is disabled, no operations can be performed using the unit’s touch panel.
  • Page 13 Part names and functions of the rear panel The part names and functions of the rear panel are as follows. Power connector HDMI OUT (ARC) jack UPDATE ONLY jack Connect the power cord (p.20). For connecting to an HDMI-compatible TV and Use to update this unit’s firmware, if necessary.
  • Page 14 Part names and functions of the subwoofer The part names and functions of the subwoofer are as follows. Front panel Rear panel * indicator Bass reflex port Glows when the center unit and subwoofer are PAIRING button connected wirelessly. Use to pair the center unit with the subwoofer manually (p.42).
  • Page 15 Part names and functions of the remote control The part names and functions of the supplied remote control are as follows. @ (Alexa) button | (mute) button Manually wake Alexa to enable a voice Mute the audio output (p.23). Press the button command (p.25).
  • Page 16 3D SURROUND button Switch between 3D surround playback and surround playback each time the button is pressed (p.28). STEREO button Switch to stereo (2-channel) playback (p.28). VOLUME (+/-) button Adjust the volume of the unit (p.23). INFO button Confirm the type of audio signal being played, as well as settings for functions (p.33).
  • Page 17: Preparation

    PREPARATION Installation Installing the unit n NOTICE • Do not stack the center unit and any other device directly on each other. Doing so may cause a malfunction due to vibrations. Install the unit as shown in the following illustration. •...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Tv

    Connecting a TV Connecting a TV that supports Audio n What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)? In order for the unit to play audio from a TV, the TV must usually be connected to the Return Channel (ARC) unit via an audio cable as well as an HDMI cable. If, however, the TV supports Audio Return Channel (ARC), TV audio signals can be input to the unit via the HDMI cable that outputs video signals from the unit to the TV.
  • Page 19: Connecting A Tv That Does Not Support Audio Return Channel (Arc)

    Connecting a TV that does not support Connecting AV devices Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI connection with an AV device Connect the TV to the unit with an HDMI cable (sold separately) and an optical digital audio cable (supplied). Connect an AV device such as a media streaming device to the unit with an HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • Page 20: Connecting To Power

    Connecting to power Connecting to a network Connecting to power Network functions Once all connections have been made, connect the unit to power as A network connection allows you to play various streaming services via shown in the following illustration. the unit, and to talk with Amazon Alexa to operate this unit, or to play music.
  • Page 21: Wired Network Connections

    Wired network connections Wireless network connections To use a wired network connection, connect the unit to a router via an Connect the unit to a wireless router (access point) to use a network. STP ethernet cable (CAT-5 or higher straight cable). See the following for instructions on connecting to a wireless router (access point).
  • Page 22: Connecting To A Network With The Sound Bar Controller App

    Connecting to a network with the Sound Follow the app’s on-screen instructions to complete Bar Controller app the settings. Install the Sound Bar Controller app on your mobile device to connect the unit to a network. n NOTE • Confirm that your mobile device is connected to your home router before beginning. •...
  • Page 23: Playback

    PLAYBACK Basic operations Basic procedure for playback Press z to turn on the unit. Basic procedure for playing back music is as follows. The center unit and subwoofer are automatically connected via wireless connection. Once the connection has been successfully established, the * indicator on the subwoofer’s rear panel glows, and the unit is ready for playback.
  • Page 24 Use the input buttons to directly select an input Press VOLUME (+/-) to adjust the volume. source to be played. The number of glowing indicators (other than the Alexa HDMI: Sound from a device connected to the HDMI IN jack indicator) increases or decreases as volume is raised or lowered.
  • Page 25: Operating The Unit Using Voice Commands (Amazon Alexa)

    • Services supported by the unit may not be available in some regions in which the unit is sold. • See the product information page on the Yamaha website for the latest information. • A subscription may be required to listen to Amazon Music or Amazon Kindle on this unit.
  • Page 26 Adjust the volume • Amazon Alexa is a service provided by Amazon. This service may change, be discontinued, or be terminated without notice. Please note that Yamaha Corporation “Alexa, turn up the volume.” is in no way responsible for the continuation of this service, and will not be held liable “Alexa, turn down the volume.”...
  • Page 27 Examples of Alexa indicator Status of Alexa Alexa indicator activity The Alexa indicator on this unit glows depending on the status of Alexa, as follows. The microphones are disabled. Examples of Status of Alexa Alexa indicator activity Glows red Idle A system setting is changed.
  • Page 28: Enjoying Your Favorite Sound

    Enjoying your favorite sound Playback with 3D surround sound/ Selecting a surround mode surround sound Select the surround mode best suited to the content by pressing MOVIE, TV, MUSIC, SPORTS, or GAME with 3D surround playback or surround The unit switches between 3D surround playback and surround playback playback enabled.
  • Page 29: Playback Of Human Voices Clearly (Clear Voice)

    Playback of human voices clearly (Clear Enjoying enhanced bass sound (Bass Voice) Extension) Press CLEAR VOICE to turn on the clear voice function. Human voices Press BASS EXT to turn on the bass extension function. You can enjoy such as dialogue in movies, TV shows, news, and sport commentary can enhanced bass sound and more powerful sound.
  • Page 30: Using A Bluetooth® Device

    Using a Bluetooth® device Listening to audio from a Bluetooth® Press BLUETOOTH to select “Bluetooth” as the input device source. The unit is ready for the Bluetooth connection, and the Audio content from a Bluetooth device (such as a smartphone, tablet, BLUETOOTH indicator on the unit flashes.
  • Page 31 The unit’s name is displayed as shown in the following The unit will begin playing audio from the Bluetooth device. illustration. YAS-209 Yamaha n NOTE When the connection between the Bluetooth device and the unit is established, a completion message is displayed on •...
  • Page 32: Useful Features For Playback

    Useful features for playback Turn on/off Using a TV’s remote control to operate Both the TV and the unit turn on/off at the same time. the unit (HDMI control) Switch input sources The unit's input source switches accordingly when the TV’s input source is The HDMI control function coordinates TV and unit operation so that the switched.
  • Page 33: Showing Audio Information And Function Settings

    Show the bass extension function setting. Showing audio information and function Glows: Enabled settings Off: Disabled Show the Bluetooth function setting. The type of audio signal being played, as well as settings for functions can be confirmed by the status of indicators. Glows: Enabled Off: Disabled Press INFO.
  • Page 34: Controller App

    Router https://manual.yamaha.com/av/sb/ss/sbc/ n NOTE • See the product information page on the Yamaha website for the latest information. • A subscription may be required to listen to streaming services via this unit. For wired or wireless information on a particular streaming service, visit that service’s website.
  • Page 35: Configuring Various Functions

    CONFIGURATIONS Configuring various functions Once the indicators have shown the brightness setting Changing the brightness of the applied to the unit as follows, the unit will turn on. indicators (Dimmer) • Dim (default setting) Change the brightness of the indicators on the center unit. The brightness is dim by default.
  • Page 36: Configuring The Hdmi Control Function

    Configuring the HDMI control function Turn off the unit. Enable or disable the unit’s HDMI control function (link function). This Press and hold HDMI for at least five seconds. function coordinates TV and unit operation so that the unit can be operated using the TV’s remote control.
  • Page 37: Configuring Hdmi Audio Output

    Configuring HDMI audio output Turn off the unit. Select the device from which audio input via the unit’s HDMI IN jack will Press and hold 3D SURROUND for at least five be played when the HDMI control function is disabled. HDMI audio is output from this unit by default.
  • Page 38: Setting The Auto Power Standby Function

    Setting the auto power standby function Turn off the unit. Enabling the auto power standby function prevents the unit from Touch and hold y and then touch and hold z on the remaining on when not in use. When the auto power standby function is enabled, the unit automatically turns off in any of the following unit for at least five seconds.
  • Page 39: Enabling/Disabling Touch Panel Control (Child Lock Function)

    Enabling/disabling touch panel control Turn off the unit. (Child Lock function) Press and hold INFO for at least five seconds. Disable touch panel control to prevent children from accidentally operating the unit. When touch panel control is disabled, operations can The touch panel control is enabled or disabled.
  • Page 40: Enabling/Disabling The Network Standby Function

    Enabling/disabling the network standby Turn off the unit. function Press SPORTS for at least five seconds. Enabling the network standby function allows the unit to be turned on or off using a mobile or Bluetooth device as follows. The network standby function is enabled or disabled. This function is enabled by default.
  • Page 41: Enabling/Disabling The Wireless (Wi-Fi) Function

    Enabling/disabling the wireless (Wi-Fi) Enabling/disabling the Bluetooth function function Enable or disable the wireless (Wi-Fi) function. Enable or disable the Bluetooth function. This function is enabled by default. This function is enabled by default. Turn off the unit. Turn off the unit. Press and hold NET for at least five seconds.
  • Page 42: Updating The Unit's Firmware Automatically

    For details, see the product information page on Pairing is the process of having the center unit and subwoofer recognize one another as the Yamaha website. connection destinations. • Product information page > Support (Download) > Firmware/Software Turn off the unit.
  • Page 43: Selecting The Hdmi Signal Format

    Selecting the HDMI signal format Within 30 seconds, press and hold the PAIRING button on the rear panel of the subwoofer for at least five Problems such as a lack of sound or the appearance of abnormal colors seconds. in a video may occur when some AV devices are connected to the unit. Should this occur, changing the setting may resolve these issues.
  • Page 44: Initializing The Unit

    Initializing the unit Setting the dynamic range compression Reset the settings of the unit to the factory presets. Select the dynamic range compression level. This function is set to “No compression” by default. Turn off the unit. Turn off the unit. Touch and hold } and z on the unit until all indicators except the Alexa indicator flash.
  • Page 45 The indicators show the compression level applied for several seconds. Compression level Indicators Compression (maximum) Compression (standard) Glows (white) No compression Glow (white) n NOTE Press INFO to confirm the dynamic range compression level applied to the unit. For details, see the following: •...
  • Page 46: When Any Problem Occurs (General)

    After confirming that all connections are made properly, turn on the nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center. unit again. If the power still turns off frequently, unplug the power cord from the AC wall outlet and contact the nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center.
  • Page 47 Another Bluetooth device is being operated nearby. Use a USB flash drive to update the firmware. For details, see the product information page on the Yamaha website. Terminate Bluetooth connection with the unit. For details, see the – Product information page > Support (Download) > Firmware/...
  • Page 48 l A communication error between the unit and connected device l The batteries are weak. has occurred. Replace with new batteries. For details, see the following: A communication error may occur depending upon the generation of – “Replacing the battery in the remote control” (p.10) the device connected to the unit.
  • Page 49: When Any Problem Occurs (Audio)

    l The TV does not support the unit’s functions. l The mute function is activated. Even if your TV supports the HDMI control function, some functions Cancel the mute function. For details, see the following: may not be available. For details, see documentation supplied with –...
  • Page 50 Unplug the power cord from the AC wall outlet and – Move the subwoofer closer to the center unit. contact the nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center. – If the communication between the center unit and subwoofer is l The playback source does not contain low-frequency signals.
  • Page 51: When Any Problem Occurs (Bluetooth®)

    The volume decreases when the unit is Noise is heard turned on l The unit is too close to another digital or high-frequency device. Move those devices away from the unit. l The automatic volume adjustment function is activated. To prevent excessive loudness, the unit automatically controls its When any problem occurs volume within a certain level when the unit is turned on.
  • Page 52: When Any Problem Occurs (Network Trouble)

    l The unit is already connected to another Bluetooth device. When any problem occurs (Network Terminate the current Bluetooth connection, and then connect to the new device. trouble) No sound can be heard or the sound cuts The network feature does not function off intermittently from a Bluetooth®...
  • Page 53 USB flash drive to update the firmware. For details, see the product information page on the Yamaha website. The Sound Bar Controller app does not – Product information page > Support (Download) > Firmware/...
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications Input jacks Center unit specifications HDMI 1 (HDMI IN) Center unit (YAS-CU209) specifications are as follows. Digital (optical) 1 (TV) Amplifier section Output jacks Maximum rated output power • Front L/R 50 W × 2ch HDMI 1 (HDMI OUT (ARC)) Speaker section Other jacks Front L/R...
  • Page 55 General [U.K. and Europe models] • Radio frequency 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz Power supply • Maximum output power (EIRP) 8.8 dBm (7.6 mW) • [U.S.A. and Canada models] AC 100 to 120 V, 50/60 Hz • [Australia model] AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Network •...
  • Page 56: Subwoofer Specifications

    AC 100 to 120 V, 50/60 Hz The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. • [Australia model] AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz •...
  • Page 57: Supported Hdmi Audio And Video Formats

    • Deep Color • The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website to download the manual file. • x.v.Color • 3D video signal •...
  • Page 58: Supported Digital Audio Formats

    2ch, 32 kHz to 96 kHz, 16/20/24 bit Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS n NOTE The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website to download the manual file.
  • Page 59: Information For Qualified Contractors Or Dealers

    457 mm • Check that the center unit is securely fixed after the installation. Yamaha will bear (18") no responsibility for any accidents caused by improper installations. 4 to 5 mm...
  • Page 60 Hang the center unit on the screws. Mounting holes on the rear of the center unit...
  • Page 61 Yamaha Global Site https://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Downloads https://download.yamaha.com/ Manual Development Group © 2019 Yamaha Corporation Published 05/2019 NV-A0 AV18-0050 10-1 Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 430-8650 Japan...