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Yamaha DSP-A590 Owner's Manual

Natural sound digital sound field processing amplifier.
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Natural Sound Digital Sound Field Processing Amplifier
Amplificateur de champ sonore numérique de la série "Natural Sound"
Natural Sound Digitaler Klangfeldverstärker
Digital ljudfältsförstärkare med naturligt ljud
Amplificatore digitale a suono naturale per l'elaborazione del campo sonoro
Amplificador de procesamiento de campo de sonido digital de Sonido natural
Digitale geluidsveldprocessing-versterker met natuurlijke klank


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    DSP-A590 Natural Sound Digital Sound Field Processing Amplifier Amplificateur de champ sonore numérique de la série “Natural Sound” Natural Sound Digitaler Klangfeldverstärker Digital ljudfältsförstärkare med naturligt ljud Amplificatore digitale a suono naturale per l’elaborazione del campo sonoro Amplificador de procesamiento de campo de sonido digital de Sonido natural Digitale geluidsveldprocessing-versterker met natuurlijke klank OWNER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Supplied Accessories

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ACCESSOIRES FOURNIS MITGELIEFERTE ZUBEHORTEILE MEDFOLJANDE TILLBEHOR ACCESSORI IN DOTAZIONE ACCESORIOS INCLUIDOS BIJGELEVERDE ACCESSOIRES Remote Control Transmitter Emetteur de télécommande Fernbedienungsgeber Fjärrkontrollsändare Telecomando Transmisor del control remoto Afstandbediening This product complies with the radio frequency interference requirements of the Council Directive 82/499/EEC and/or 87/308/EEC.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA digital sound field processing amplifier. FEATURES 5 Speaker Configuration Front: 70W + 70W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.04% THD, 20–20,000 Hz Center: 70W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0,07% THD, 20–20,000 Hz Rear: 20W + 20W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.3% THD, 1 kHz...

  • Page 4: Caution

    CAUTION : READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT. To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. Install this unit in a cool, dry, clean place – away from windows, heat sources, sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold.

  • Page 5: Profile Of This Unit

    You are the proud owner of a Yamaha stereo amplifier –an extremely sophisticated audio component. The Digital Sound Field Processor (DSP) built into 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.

  • Page 6: Speaker Setup For This Unit

    SPEAKER SETUP FOR THIS UNIT SPEAKERS TO BE USED This unit is designed to provide the best sound-field quality with a 5 speaker configuration. The speakers to be used with this unit will be mainly front speakers, rear speakers, and a center speaker. (You can omit the center speaker. Refer to the “4-Speaker Configuration”...

  • Page 7: Connections

    Before attempting to make any connections to or from this unit, be sure to first switch OFF the power to this unit and to any other components to which connections are being made. CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER COMPONENTS When making connections between this unit and other components, be sure all connections are made correctly, that is to say L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+”...

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    CONNECTING TO S VIDEO TERMINALS If you have a video cassette recorder and a monitor equipped with “S” (high-resolution) video terminals, those terminals can be connected to this unit’s S VIDEO terminals. Connect the video cassette recorder’s “S” video input and output terminals to this unit’s S VIDEO VCR 2 IN and OUT terminals respectively, and connect the monitor’s “S”...

  • Page 9: Connecting Speakers

    CONNECTING SPEAKERS Connect the respective speakers to this unit as figured below. Center speaker Note on front speaker connection: One or two speaker systems can be connected to this unit. If you connect only one speaker system, connect it to either the SPEAKERS A or B terminals.

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    How to Connect: Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with wire of the proper gauge, cut as short as possible. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers. Make sure that the polarity of the speaker wires is correct, that is, + and –...

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    Connect the LOW PASS terminal to the INPUT terminal of the subwoofer amplifier, and connect the speaker terminals of the subwoofer amplifier to the subwoofer. With some subwoofers, including the Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, the amplifier and subwoofer are in the same unit.

  • Page 12: Speaker Balance Adjustment

    SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT This procedure lets you adjust the sound output level balance between the front, center, and rear speakers using the built-in test tone generator. With this adjustment, the sound output level heard at the listening position will be the same from each speaker. This is important for the best performance of the digital sound field processor.

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    Select the center channel output mode according to your speaker configuration. (Refer to “SPEAKER CONFIGURATION” on page 6.) CENTER NORMAL MODE WIDE PHANTOM On the feature of each mode, refer to the “Note” shown below. Note In step 6, when you select the center channel output mode, note the following.

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    Adjust the BALANCE control so that the effect sound output level of the left front speaker and the right front speaker are the same. BALANCE Adjust the sound output level of the center speaker to be at the same level as that of the front speakers with the CENTER LEVEL keys.

  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    TO PLAY A SOURCE ∞ Set to the “ ” position. POWER Select the desired input source by using the input selector buttons. (For video sources, turn the TV/monitor ON.) TAPE MONITOR TUNER VIDEO AUX VCR 2 VCR 1 * The name of the selected input source will appear in the display.

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    TO RECORD A SOURCE TO TAPE (OR DUB FROM TAPE TO TAPE) Select the source to be recorded. TAPE MONITOR TUNER VIDEO AUX VCR 2 VCR 1 Play the source and then turn the VOLUME control up to confirm the input source. Set the tape deck or VCR to the recording mode.

  • Page 17: Selecting The Speaker System

    Selecting the SPEAKER system Because one or two speaker systems (as front speakers) can be connected to this unit, the SPEAKERS switches allow you to select speaker system A or B, or both at once. SPEAKERS Adjusting the BALANCE control Adjust the balance of the output volume to the left and right speakers to compensate for sound imbalance caused by speaker location or listening room conditions.

  • Page 18: Using Digital Sound Field Processor (dsp)

    USING DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR (DSP) This unit incorporates a sophisticated, multi-program digital sound field processor, which allows you to expand and shape the audio sound field from both the audio and video sources, for a theater-like experience in the listening/viewing room. This digital sound field processor has 8 programs;...

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    Description of Each Sound Field Program The following list gives brief descriptions of the sound fields produced by each of the DSP programs. Keep in mind that most of these are precise digital recreations of actual acoustic environments. The data for them was recorded at the locations described using sophisticated sound field measurement equipment.

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    To play a source with the digital sound field processor Follow steps 1 – 6 shown in “BASIC OPERATIONS” on page 15. Select the desired program that is suitable for the source. CONCERT MONO EFFECT PRO LOGIC ENHANCED VIDEO MOVIE PRO LOGIC The selected program name is shown on the display.

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    Adjustment of the REAR LEVEL If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the rear speakers even if the output level is already set in “SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT” on page 14. REAR LEVEL Adjustment of DELAY TIME You can adjust the time difference between the beginning of the source sound and the beginning of the effect sound with the DELAY TIME control.

  • Page 22: Setting The Sleep Timer

    SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER If you use the SLEEP timer of this unit, you can make this unit turn off automatically. When you are going to sleep while enjoying a broadcast or other desired input source, this timer function is helpful. Notes The SLEEP timer can be controlled only with the remote control transmitter.

  • Page 23: Remote Control Transmitter

    The remote control transmitter provided with this unit is designed to control all the most commonly used functions of the unit. If the CD player, tuner and tape deck connected to this unit are YAMAHA components, then this remote control transmitter will also control various functions of each component.

  • Page 24: Notes About The Remote Control Transmitter

    STANDBY mode (U.K. and Europe models only) While the power is on, pressing the POWER key on the remote control transmitter switches the unit to the STANDBY mode. (In this mode, the indicator is half illuminated.) NOTES ABOUT THE REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER Battery installation Battery replacement If you find that the remote control transmitter must be used...

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. SYMPTOM The unit fails to turn on when the POWER switch is pressed.

  • Page 26: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO SECTION Minimum RMS Output Power per Channel Front L, R 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.04% THD ...70W+70W Center 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.07% THD ...70W Rear L, R 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.3% THD ...20W+20W Maximum Output Power [General model only] 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD (FRONT L/R)...105W+105W...

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