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Yamaha YAS-70 Owner's Manual

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YAS-70
(YAS-70CU + YAS-70SPX)
CENTER SYSTEM + SUBWOOFER/SYSTEM CONTROL
OWNER'S MANUAL

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  • Page 1 YAS-70 (YAS-70CU + YAS-70SPX) CENTER SYSTEM + SUBWOOFER/SYSTEM CONTROL OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    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”...
  • 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 12 Only voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. Yamaha will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Turning off the front panel display... 21 ■ Introduction YAS-70 consists of the center system (YAS-70CU) and subwoofer/system control (YAS-70SPX). This product provides you with the best sound possible with simple operations, allowing you to enjoy various audio sources. We hope the “YAS-70”...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    ROOM EQ TEST Battery x 2 (AAA, R03, UM4) Double-sided tape (Large, 2 pieces) x 2 Indoor FM antenna x 1 Mounting template x 1 Owner’s manual x 1 YAS-70 (YAS-70CU + YAS-70SPX) CENTER SYSTEM + SUBWOOFER/SYSTEM CONTROL OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 7: Controls And Functions

    Controls and functions ■ Front panel of the center system Front panel display Shows the information about the operational status of this system. (☞ P. 4) INPUT Power indicator Lights up when this system is turned on. (☞ P. 13) INPUT Selects an input source you want to listen to.
  • Page 8 Getting started ■ Front panel display of the center system DSP indicators CINEMA DSP indicator Lights up when CINEMA DSP is activated. (☞ P. 14) HiFi DSP indicator Lights up when HiFi DSP is activated. (☞ P. 14) DOCK indicator Lights up when this unit recognizes iPod.
  • Page 9: Remote Control

    ■ Remote control MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME Sound field program buttons Select a sound field program. (☞ P. 14) INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 DOCK INPUT Input buttons Select an input source you want to listen to. (☞ P. 13) MENU ENTER PRESET...
  • Page 10 Getting started ■ Using the remote control Use the remote control within 6 m (20 feet) of the center system and point it toward the remote control sensor. Notes • Be careful not to spill liquid on the remote control. •...
  • Page 11: Placing This System

    Main roles: Produces front channel (stereo) sounds. Also produces center channel sounds (dialogues or vocal sounds) and surround channel sounds effectively using the Yamaha Air Surround system. Subwoofer/system control (YAS-70SPX) Place the subwoofer near a the center system and turn it slightly toward the center of the room to reduce wall reflections.
  • Page 12 • When connecting the center system, fix the speaker cables in place so that cables do not loosen. If your foot or hand accidentally gets caught on a loose speaker cable, the center system may fall. • After attaching the center system, check that the center system is fixed securely. Yamaha will bear no responsibility for any accidents caused by improper installations.
  • Page 13: Connection

    • Do not connect the power cable until all connections are completed. • Do not use excessive force when inserting the cable plug. Doing so may damage the cable plug and/or terminal. Connecting the center system and the subwoofer/system control Follow the procedure below to connect the center system and the subwoofer/system control.
  • Page 14: Connecting External Components

    Connection Connecting external components The subwoofer/system control has 3 digital/analog input jacks (optical digital x 1, coaxial digital x 1, analog x 1). Before connecting your external components, check the output jacks of the components and be sure to use correct connection cables.
  • Page 15 ■ Analog connection [INPUT 3] ANALOG jacks Example1: TV AUDIO OUTPUT Example 2: VCR or video camera VCR or video camera, etc. with no digital output. VCR etc. AUDIO OUTPUT Video camera Connection 75Ω UNBAL SYSTEM CONNECTOR ANTENNA OPTICAL COAXIAL ANALOG DOCK INPUT...
  • Page 16: Connecting A Yamaha Ipod Universal Dock

    Connecting a Yamaha iPod universal dock This system is equipped with the DOCK terminal that allows you to connect a Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as the YDS-10, sold separately) where you can station your iPod and control playback of your iPod using the supplied remote control.
  • Page 17: Basic Playback Operation

    Basic playback operation Once you have finished all cable connections (see pages 9 to 12) and remote control preparation (page 6), follow the procedure below to start basic playback operation. Press STANDBY/ON. This system turns on and the power indicator lights up. To set this system to the standby mode, press STANDBY/ON again.
  • Page 18: Enjoying Various Sound Features

    Enjoying various sound features Enjoying various sound features The sound program features allow you to enjoy various kinds of audio such as movie or music. Choose a program based on your listening preference, and not purely on the name of the program. Enjoying realistic sounds (Sound field program) The sound field programs reproduce realistic sounds with the multi speaker channels.
  • Page 19: Enjoying Stereo Sounds With Multi Speaker Channels (Dolby Pro Logic Ii)

    Enjoying stereo sounds with multi speaker channels (Dolby Pro Logic II) The Dolby Pro Logic II modes reproduce 5.1-channel audio from stereo sounds. DEC. MODE Listening at low volume (Night listening mode) The night listening mode is designed to improve listenability at lower volumes. When you activate the night listening mode, you can enjoy realistic sounds with the effects of the selected sound field programs at lower volume.
  • Page 20: Fm Tuning

    FM tuning Overview You can use two tuning modes to tune into the desired FM station: Frequency tuning mode you can search or specify the frequency of the desired FM station automatically or manually. (“Basic tuning operation” on page 17) Preset tuning mode You can preset the desired FM station in advance, and then recall the station by specifying the preset group and number.
  • Page 21: Basic Tuning Operation

    Basic tuning operation Manual tuning If the signal received from the station you want to select is weak, you can tune into the desired station by specifying the frequency manually. In the FM tuning mode, press AUTO/MAN’L repeatedly so that the AUTO indicator disappears and then press +/–...
  • Page 22: Using Station Preset Feature

    FM tuning Using station preset feature ■ Automatic station preset First, scan the FM stations with strong signals and store them to the memory by using the automatic preset station feature. You can store up to 40 FM stations (A1 to E8: 8 preset station numbers in each of the 5 preset station groups). You can specify the preset number from which this system stores FM stations.
  • Page 23 ■ Manual station preset Use this feature to preset your desired station manually. Notes • Any stored station data existing under a preset station number is cleared when you store a new station under the same preset station number. • The reception mode (stereo or monaural) is stored along with the station frequency. Tune into a station.
  • Page 24: Using Ipod

    Battery charge feature This system charges the battery of the iPod stationed to the Yamaha iPod universal dock connected to the DOCK terminal of the subwoofer/system control while this system is turned on. Stationing your iPod to the Yamaha iPod universal dock Once you station your iPod to the Yamaha iPod universal dock, “iPod connected”...
  • Page 25: Useful Operation

    Changing the brightness of the front panel display You can change the brightness of the front panel display. Turning off the front panel display You can turn off the front panel display. This feature is useful when you enjoy a movie in a dark listening room. •...
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Virtual Speaker Settings

    Adjusting the virtual speaker settings Adjusting the virtual speaker settings Ordinarily, the 5.1 channel speaker system needs two front speakers, a center speaker, two surround speakers, and a subwoofer. This system employs the Air Surround technology that enables you to enjoy the surround sound with the front left and right speakers in the center system;...
  • Page 27: Using The Speaker Test Mode

    Using the speaker test mode Use this feature to adjust the volume balance of each (virtual) speaker and the position of the virtual surround speakers. ■ Adjusting the volume balance of each channel Press TEST to activate the speaker test mode. Following message appears in the front panel display and this system outputs the test tones.
  • Page 28 ■ Adjusting the position of the virtual surround speakers This system employs the Yamaha Air Surround system that enables the surround sound field using the center system and the subwoofer/system control. This system creates the surround sounds by using the reflections on the walls of your listening room.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Characteristics Of The Tonal Quality (Room Eq)

    Adjusting the characteristics of the tonal quality (ROOM EQ) Use this feature to set the equalizer to optimize the tonal quality of the sound for the acoustic characteristics of your listening room. Adjusting the speaker balance during playback You can also adjust the output level of the virtual center, virtual surround speakers, and subwoofer during playback. STANDBY/ON MOVIE MUSIC...
  • Page 30: Additional Information

    If there is any problem with this system, check the following items. If you cannot solve your problem with the following remedies or if your problem was not listed below, turn off and unplug this system, and then consult the nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center. Problem...
  • Page 31 Set preset stations again. Cause Only iPod (Click and Wheel), iPod nano, and iPod mini are supported. Station your iPod back in a Yamaha iPod universal dock (YDS-10, sold separately) connected to the DOCK terminal of this system. Additional information...
  • Page 32: Glossary

    Additional information Glossary ■ Air Surround Front surround sound system which is developed by Yamaha enables the surround sound field. In comparison with traditional front surround technologies, the Air Surround system enables a wide range of natural surround sound field.
  • Page 33: Specifications

    ...30 W (1 kHz, 6 Ω, 1% THD) • Maximum power... 35 W (6 Ω, 10% THD) This system employs Yamaha Air Surround system which enables the surround sound field using six speaker units built in center system. This system employs Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology which Yamaha has developed for reproducing higher quality super- bass sound.
  • Page 34 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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