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Yamaha DDP-2 Owner's Manual

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CINEMA DSP
NATURAL SOUND
DIGITAL PROCESSOR
DDP–2
DIGITAL
ENHANCED
DIGITAL
TEST
TV/DBS
DVD/LD
MOVIE THEATER
POWER
SET MENU
PARAMETER
OWNER'S MANUAL
Natural Sound Digital Processor
MODE D'EMPLOI
Processeur numérique "Son Naturel"

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  • Page 1 CINEMA DSP NATURAL SOUND DIGITAL PROCESSOR DDP–2 DIGITAL ENHANCED DIGITAL TEST TV/DBS DVD/LD MOVIE THEATER POWER SET MENU PARAMETER OWNER’S MANUAL Natural Sound Digital Processor MODE D’EMPLOI Processeur numérique “Son Naturel”...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read CAUTION before the unit is operated. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Retain Instructions – The safety and CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF operating instructions should be retained ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE for future reference.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 You are the proud owner of a Yamaha Digital Processor—an extremely sophisticated audio component. This unit takes full advantage of Yamaha’s undisputed leadership in the field of digital audio processing to bring you a whole new world of listening experiences. Follow the instructions in this manual carefully when setting up your system, and this unit will sonically transform your room into a newest Dolby Stereo Digital theater.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that which is specified.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...Inside the cover PRECAUTIONS ...1 FEATURES ...3 CONTROLS & THEIR FUNCTIONS ...6 FRONT PANEL...6 DISPLAY PANEL ...7 SPEAKER SETUP...8 CONNECTIONS...11 SELECTING THE OUTPUT MODES SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM ...14 CONTENTS OUTPUT BALANCE ADJUSTMENT ...17 ADJUSTMENTS IN THE “SET MENU” MODE...19 OPERATIONS...22 SELECTING SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS...23 DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS ...24...
  • Page 7: Features

    This unit is a sophisticated digital sound processor designed specifically for decoding the Dolby Digital (AC-3). This unit consists of a Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder, Yamaha Digital Sound Field Processor and other original Yamaha functions developed using the newest technology to reproduce sources encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) precisely as movie sound creators intended.
  • Page 8 Yamaha DSP technology made it possible to present you with nearly the same sound experience as that of a large movie theater...
  • Page 9 Dolby Digital (AC-3) + 2 Digital Sound Fields Digital sound fields are created on the independent left and right surround sides of the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded sound field respectively. They create a wide acoustic environment and emphasize surround-effect in the room, letting you feel much presence as if you are watching a movie in a popular Dolby Stereo Digital theater.
  • Page 10: Controls & Their Functions

    Remote Control Sensor Receives signals from the remote control unit provided for a Yamaha receiver or amplifier. This sensor receives only signals of switching the input source from TV/DBS to DVD/LD, and vice versa, so only the remote control unit which has the functions of selecting the TV/DBS and DVD/LD input sources is available.
  • Page 11: Display Panel

    Sound Field Program Selector Buttons Select the program “ DIGITAL”, “ “DIGITAL MOVIE THEATER” by pressing the corresponding button. The name of selected program lights up on the display. TEST Switch Used when you make the output balance adjustment to maximize the performance of your audio/video system including this unit.
  • Page 12: Speaker Setup

    LFE (low frequency effect) sound with high fidelity when playing back a source with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded. You may wish to choose the convenience of a Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, which has its own built-in power amplifier.
  • Page 13 Speaker System Configurations Five-speaker system Main L Center Surround L Set the center channel mode (1. CENTER SPEAKER) to the NRML or WIDE position. (See page 14.) A simple system without a center speaker Main R Surround R Surround L Set the center channel mode (1.
  • Page 14 SPEAKERS. (To avoid interference, keep the speaker above or below the television monitor, or use a magnetically shielded speaker.) 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.
  • Page 15: Connections

    Before you start making connections make sure all related electronic components are turned OFF. Also, refer to the owner’s manual for each component to be connected to this unit. LD (DVD) player COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL DIGITAL DIGITAL INPUT DVD/LD COAXIAL OPTICAL (Europe Model) Optical fiber cable (Not included)
  • Page 16 “MAIN” to “MAIN”, “CENTER” to “CENTER”, “SURROUND” to “SURROUND” and “SUBWOOFER” to “SUBWOOFER”. If you use an amplifier or receiver (the Yamaha model RX-V2090 etc.) which has only 5-channel discrete input jacks without a SUBWOOFER input jack, no connection can be made from the SUBWOOFER output jack of this unit to the amplifier (or receiver).
  • Page 17 If you want to input the signals from the DVD player to the DVD/LD COAXIAL input jack of this unit surely, it is recommended to switch off the RF demodulator. However, if your RF demodulator is the Yamaha model APD-1, you do not have to switch it off.
  • Page 18: Selecting The Output Modes Suitable For Your Speaker System

    SELECTING THE OUTPUT MODES SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM This unit provides you the following four functions to determine the method of distributing output signals to speakers suitable for 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.
  • Page 19 3. MAIN SPEAKER (MAIN SP) Choices: SMALL/LARGE Preset position: LARGE SMALL: Select this position if your main speakers do not have a high ability for bass reproduction. However, if your system does not include a subwoofer, do not select this position. In this position, low bass signals (below 90 Hz) at the main channels are output from the SUBWOOFER output jack (if the SWFR or BOTH position is selected on “4.
  • Page 20 METHOD OF CHANGING SELECTIONS Operations should be made watching information on this unit’s display panel. 1. Turn the power of this unit on. POWER 2. Press “ ” or “ ” once or more until the title of function on which you will change the selection appears on the display.
  • Page 21: Output Balance Adjustment

    OUTPUT BALANCE ADJUSTMENT Adjusting the output level balance among all the channels are very important to maximize the performance of your system including this unit. This unit lets you adjust the sound output level balance among the left main, center, right main, right surround and left surround channels using the built-in test tone generator.
  • Page 22 4. When “TEST CENTER ···dB” is shown on the display, adjust the level of test tone from the center speaker by pressing the PARAMETER + or – button so that it becomes almost as same as that of the main speakers. * While adjusting, the test-tone is fixed on the selected speaker.
  • Page 23: Adjustments In The "set Menu" Mode

    ADJUSTMENTS IN THE “SET MENU” MODE The following nine types of functions maximize the performance of your system and expand your enjoyment for audio listening and video watching. 1. CENTER SPEAKER 2. REAR SPEAKER 3. MAIN SPEAKER 4. LFE/BASS OUT 5.
  • Page 24 DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FUNCTIONS 1. CENTER SPEAKER 2. REAR SPEAKER See pages 14 to 16 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.) 5.
  • Page 25 8. DYNAMIC RANGE (Adjusting dynamic range) Choices: MAX/STD/MIN Preset position: MAX 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. Dolby Digital (AC-3) technology can bring the original sound track into a home audio format with this wide dynamic range unchanged.
  • Page 26: Operations

    To enjoy listening to a source with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded 1. Turn down the volume to a minimum level on the amplifier or receiver. 2. Turn on the power of this unit and other audio/video units to be used.
  • Page 27: Selecting Sound Field Programs

    SELECTING SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS This unit provides you with three sound field programs ( DIGITAL, DIGITAL ENHANCED and DIGITAL MOVIE THEATER) to enjoy listening to an audio/video source with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded. To select a program, simply press a sound field program selector button for the desired program.
  • Page 28: Descriptions Of The Sound Field Programs

    DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS DIGITAL ( DIGITAL The built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder precisely reproduces sounds and sound effects of a source encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3). The realization of a highly efficient decoding process improves crosstalk and channel separation and makes sound positioning smoother and more precise.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Power does not come on. AC cord not properly plugged in. Hum. Bad cable connection. No sound. Bad or incorrect input or output connections. Incorrect input source selection. Improper input mode selection on the amplifier The signals input to this unit are not encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3).
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Output Level/Impedance MAIN L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R 1 kHz, 0 dB INPUT ... 2V/1.2 k SUBWOOFER 50 Hz, 0 dB INPUT ... 6V/1.2 k Input Impedance COAXIAL... 75Ω Frequency Response (20 Hz – 20 kHz) MAIN L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R (LARGE) ... 0±1 dB Total Harmonic Distortion MAIN L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R (1 kHz)...
  • Page 31 YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN VY74270 Printed in Malaysia YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.

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