NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER AMPLIFICATEUR AUDIO-VIDEO NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP-A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER PHONES BASS TONE BASS TREBLE EXTENSION BYPASS CINEMA DSP 7 ch INPUT SELECTOR INPUT MODE EFFECT PROGRAM BALANCE REC OUT SOURCE VIDEO AUX...
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a Yamaha Digital Sound Field Processing (DSP) System—an extremely sophisticated audio component. The DSP system 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 the DSP system will sonically transform your room into a wide range of listening environments—anything from a...
CONTENTS CAUTION ... 2 INTRODUCTION ... 3 Features ... 3 What’s DSP?... 4 GETTING STARTED ... 7 Getting started... 7 Unpacking ... 7 Opening and closing the front cover ... 7 Installing batteries in the remote controller ... 8 Notes about the remote controller... 8 Controls and their functions ...
The voltage used must be the same as that specified on this unit. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may result in fire or other accidents. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder DTS Decoder CINEMA DSP: Theater-like Sound Experience by the Combination of YAMAHA DSP Technology and Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic or DTS Automatic Input Balance Control for Dolby Pro Logic Surround Test Tone Generator for Easier Speaker...
However, something has still been missing: The atmosphere and acoustic ambiance of the public venue. Our Yamaha engineers have extensively researched the nature of sound acoustics and the way sound reflects inside a room. We sent these engineers to famous theaters and concert halls around the world to measure the acoustics of those venues with sophisticated microphones.
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is the next level of Dolby Surround sound system developed for 35 mm film-movies by employing low bit-rate audio coding. Dolby Digital is a digital surround sound system that provides completely independent multi-channel audio to you. Dolby Digital provides five full range channels in what is sometimes referred to as a “3/2”...
12 is selected, and the input signal of the source is analog, PCM audio or encoded with the Dolby Digital in 2-channels. However, Yamaha DSP technology allows you to create nearly the same sound experience as that of a large movie theater in...
Getting started Unpacking Carefully remove this unit and accessories from the box. You should find the unit itself and the following accessories. Remote controller Opening and closing the front cover Close the front cover whenever the controls inside the panel are not used. To open the front cover GETTING STARTED User function stickers...
GETTING STARTED Installing batteries in the remote controller Since the remote controller will be used for many of this unit’s control operations, you should begin by installing the supplied batteries. Turn the remote controller over and slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow. Insert the batteries (AA, LR6, UM-3 type) according to the polarity markings on the inside of the battery compartment.
Controls and their functions Front panel NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU PHONES BASS TONE EXTENSION BYPASS For the remote controller, refer to pages 60 to 61. STANDBY/ON switch Press this switch to turn on the power. Press this switch again to set this unit in the standby mode.
GETTING STARTED SPEAKERS switches Press the switch A or B (or both) for the main speakers you will use to select them. Press the switch for the main speakers you will not use again to cancel them. On the display panel, “SPEAKERS A”...
Display panel DIGITAL PRO LOGIC SPEAKERS indicators Either of the “dts” indicators will be illuminated when the built-in DTS decoder is turned on. A red “dts” indicator will be illuminated when playing a compact disc or laserdisc encoded with DTS. An orange “dts”...
If using a SUBWOOFER, such as a Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, the position of the speaker is not so critical because low bass tones are not highly directional.
The rear speakers and the front effect speakers produces a 360-degree sound field, and the center speaker provides precise center localization. You can experience the amazing YAMAHA “CINEMA DSP” sound fields completely with the 7 speaker system. 1E. SYS. SETUP—Set to 7ch. (See page 27.) 1A.
Use RCA type pin plug cables for audio/video units with the exception described later. The output (or input) terminals of YAMAHA audio/video units numbered as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. on the rear panel must be connected to the same-numbered terminals of this unit.
Basic connections of video units (Europe model) AUDIO SIGNAL AUDIO SIGNAL PHONO DIGITAL RF SIGNAL DVD/LD COAXIAL ( PLAY ) OPTICAL TAPE/MD ( REC ) MAIN (PLAY) SURROUND TAPE/MD (REC) DVD/LD SUB WOOFER CENTER EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT TV/DBS DIGITAL SIGNAL VIDEO AUX terminals (on the front panel) These terminals are used to connect a video input source such as a camcorder.
PREPARATION For connecting with a TV monitor that uses a 21 pin connector for input (Europe and U.K. models only) Make a connection as figured below with a commercially available scart-plug connector cable. MAIN (PLAY) SURROUND TAPE/MD (REC) DVD/LD SUB WOOFER CENTER EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT TV/DBS...
Connecting to digital (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) terminals If your CD player, MD recorder, LD player, DVD player, TV/satellite tuner, etc. are equipped with coaxial or optical digital audio signal output terminals, they can be connected to this unit’s COAXIAL or OPTICAL, or both terminals. Digital audio signals are transmitted with less loss than analog audio signals.
PREPARATION Connecting to DOLBY DIGITAL RF output of the DVD/LD/CD combi-player If your DVD/LD/CD combi-player has a DOLBY DIGITAL RF signal output terminal, connect it to this unit’s SIGNAL input terminal. Audio signals of an LD source encoded with the Dolby Digital are input to this unit by this connection. * To play back an LD source with the Dolby Digital decoded, set the input mode of DVD/LD to “AUTO”...
Connecting to S VIDEO terminals If your video cassette recorder, LD player, etc. and your monitor are equipped with “S” video terminals, connect them to this unit’s S VIDEO terminals, and connect this unit’s S VIDEO MONITOR OUT terminal to the “S” video input of your monitor. With this connection, you can play back and record high quality pictures.
PREPARATION Connecting an external decoder of a future format to this unit This unit is equipped with additional 6-channel audio signal input terminals (for left main, right main, center, left rear surround, right rear surround and subwoofer channels) for inputting signals from an external decoder of a future format to this unit.
Speakers Use speakers with the specified impedance shown on the rear of this unit. Front effect speakers Right COUPLER MAIN Center speaker MAIN Subwoofer system How to Connect: Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with the wire of the proper gauge (keep as short as possible). If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers.
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. Such a subwoofer needs only the connection between the SUBWOOFER terminal of this unit and the INPUT terminal of the subwoofer.
To drive main, center, front effect and/or rear speakers with external amplifiers The speaker connections described on page 21 are fine for most applications. If for some reason, however, you wish to drive main, center, front effect and/or rear speakers with your existing amplifier, etc., the following terminals are available for connecting external amplifier(s) to this unit.
PREPARATION Plugging in this unit • After completing all connections, plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. SPEAKERS (*2) TION MANUAL FOR CORRECT SETTING. MAIN (General model) (*1): AC OUTLET(S) (Europe, China and General models) ... 3 SWITCHED OUTLETS (U.K.
On screen display If you connect your VCR, LD player, video monitor, etc. to this unit, you can take advantage of this unit’s capability to display program titles, parameter data and information for various setting changes and adjustments on your video monitor screen.
PREPARATION Selecting the output modes (“SET MENU” mode) The following functions control the output signals to the speakers in your audio system. When speaker connections are all completed, select a proper position on each function to maximize the performance of your speaker system. * For details about the SET MENU mode, refer to pages 50 to 53.
1C. MAIN SP Choices: LARGE/SMALL Preset position: LARGE LARGE: If your main speakers have a high ability for bass reproduction. In this position, full range signals present at the main channels are output from the main speakers. SMALL: If your main speakers do not have a high ability for bass reproduction.
PREPARATION Changing selections Refer to the display panel or the monitor screen when changing the selections. NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER PHONES BASS TONE BASS TREBLE EXTENSION BYPASS When using the remote controller, set the PARAMETER /SET MENU switch to the SET MENU position.
Speaker balance adjustment This procedure lets you adjust the sound output level balance between the main, center, rear and front effect speakers using the built-in test tone generator. After the adjustments, the sound output level heard at the listening position will be the same from each speaker.
PREPARATION NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER PHONES BASS TONE BASS EXTENSION BYPASS Turn up the volume. Remote control MUTE You will hear a test tone (like pink noise) from the left main speaker, then the center speaker, then the right main speaker, then the right rear speaker, and then the left rear speaker, for about 2.5 seconds each.
11, 13 For the front effect speaker level adjustment, press the TEST key on the remote controller again so that “TEST DSP” appears on the display. Remote control TEST A calibration signal should be heard from the main speakers and the front effect speakers in turn. Main Front effect Adjust the front effect speaker level by pressing the...
Playing a source NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER PHONES BASS TONE BASS TREBLE EXTENSION BYPASS Front panel VOLUME –dB ∞ Set to the “ ” position. Turn on the power. Front panel STANDBY/ON Select main speakers A or B.
CINEMA DSP NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER EFFECT PROGRAM PHONES BASS TONE BASS TREBLE BALANCE REC OUT EXTENSION BYPASS SOURCE DVD/LD TAPE/MD TV/DBS VCR 1 VCR 2 VIDEO AUX The current input mode is also shown for a source that inputs two or more types of signals to this unit.
BASIC OPERATION When you finish using this unit Press the STANDBY/ON switch on the front panel or the STANDBY key on the remote controller to enter the standby mode. Front panel STANDBY/ON To select the source connected to this unit’s EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT terminals as the input source.
Switching the input mode This unit allows you to switch the input mode for sources that send two or more types of signals to this unit. For CD, TAPE/MD and TV/DBS sources: The following three input modes are provided. AUTO: This mode is automatically selected when you turn on the power of this unit.
BASIC OPERATION Notes on input mode selection The input mode for a TV/DBS source is selected with function “7. TV/DBS INPUT” in the SET MENU mode. This unit will be automatically set to the selected input mode when the power is turned on. Set the input mode to the AUTO or D.D.RF mode to play a DVD/LD source encoded with Dolby Digital.
Recording a source to tape (or MD) or dubbing from tape (or MD) to tape (or MD) Recording the playing source to tape (or MD) CINEMA DSP NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER EFFECT PHONES BASS...
BASIC OPERATION Recording a source to tape (or MD) while listening to (or watching) another source The source (except for “SOURCE”) that is selected with the REC OUT selector can be recorded to a tape deck (MD recorder) and/or VCR, regardless of the INPUT SELECTOR setting. NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2...
Notes on recording The VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE controls, the BASS EXTENSION button and the settings of DSP have no effect on the material being recorded. Composite video and S video signals pass independently through this unit’s video circuits. Therefore, when recording or dubbing video signals, if your video source unit is connected to provide only a S video (or only a composite video) signal, you can record only a S video (or only a composite video)
DTS. The operation of these decoders can be controlled by selecting a corresponding DSP program including a combined operation of YAMAHA DSP and Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic Surround or DTS. This unit has 12 programs for digital sound field processing; 7 from actual acoustic environments from around the world, and 5 programs for Audio/Video sources.
CINEMA DSP NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER DSP A2 STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS SET MENU NEXT EXT. DECODER EFFECT PHONES BASS TONE BASS TREBLE BALANCE EXTENSION BYPASS Select a program that is suitable for the source. When operating on the front panel: PROGRAM Press once or more.
BASIC OPERATION To enjoy a video source encoded with Dolby Pro Logic Surround, Dolby Digital or DTS When you select the program No. 10, 11 or 12, and the input signal of the source is 2-channel stereo, Dolby Pro Logic Surround is decoded.
Adjusting output level of the center, right rear, left rear, front effect speakers and subwoofer You can adjust the sound output level of the each speaker even if the output level is already set in “Speaker balance adjustment” on pages 29 to 31. C E N T E R R S U R .
BASIC OPERATION Speakers CENTER RIGHT SURROUND (R SUR.) LEFT SURROUND (L SUR.) FRONT SUBWOOFER (SWFR) Notes Once the output level is adjusted, the level value will be the same in all the digital sound field programs. The value of each speaker output level you set the last time will remain memorized even when this unit is in the standby mode.
Brief overview of digital sound field programs The following list gives you a brief description 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 these sound fields were recorded at actual locations using sophisticated sound field measurement equipment.
BASIC OPERATION PROGRAM SUBPROGRAM (TYPE) JAZZ CLUB The Bottom Line Village Gate ROCK Roxy Theatre CONCERT Arena ENTERTAINMENT Disco Party STADIUM Anaheim Bowl FEATURE This is the sound field at stage front in “The Bottom Line”, a famous New York Jazz club. The floor can seat 300 people to the left and right in a sound field offering real and vibrant sound.
Program No. 8 to 12: CINEMA-DSP programs (for Audio/Video sources) These programs use the Dolby Pro Logic decoder, the Dolby Digital decoder or the DTS decoder. Speaker output for each program is as follows. No. 8, 9, 10, 11: main, center, rear, front effect No.
BASIC OPERATION Program No. 10 to 11 are suitable for reproducing video discs, video tapes and similar sources which are encoded with Dolby Surround (bearing the “DOLBY SURROUND” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” logo) or encoded with DTS (bearing the “dts” logo). PROGRAM MOVIE 70 mm Spectacle...
Program No. 12 is for reproducing video discs, video tapes and similar sources which are encoded with Dolby Surround (bearing the “DOLBY SURROUND” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” logo) or encoded with DTS (bearing the “dts” logo). PROGRAM SUBPROGRAM (TYPE) /DTS PRO LOGIC/Normal ( SURROUND Functions when the input signal is analog or PCM audio or encoded with Dolby...
“SET MENU” mode The following eight functions maximize the performance of your system and increase the enjoyment of audio listening and video watching. 1. SPEAKER SET 1A. CENTER SP 1B. REAR SP 1C. MAIN SP 1D. LFE/BASS OUT 1E. SYS. SETUP 1F.
Function description 1. SPEAKER SET (Selecting the output modes suitable for your speaker system) Refer to pages 26 to 27 for details. (Once you have selected proper modes, you do not have to make a setting change, unless your speaker system is modified.) 2.
ADVANCED FEATURES 3. DTS SET Adjusting method After selecting the title “3. DTS SET” in step 1 on page 50, press the + or – key to display the title “3A. LFE LEVEL”. Then adjust its level with the + or – key. 3A.
6. MEMORY GUARD (Locking DSP parameters and other adjustments) If you wish to prevent accidental alteration to DSP parameters and other adjustments on this unit, select “ON”. In this position, they are locked and cannot be changed. The following functions on this unit can be locked by this operation. 7.
This ability to create sound fields at will is exactly what Yamaha has done with the DSP.
Selecting and editing program parameters This adjustment can be made only by using the remote controller and watching the monitor screen or the display panel. Note Information on the monitor screen would be easier to see than the display panel. Set the PARAMETER/SET MENU switch to the PARAMETER position.
ADVANCED FEATURES Descriptions of the digital sound field parameters Not all of the following parameters are found in every program. ROOM SIZE How it Affects the Sound: Changes the apparent size of the music venue. The larger the value, the larger the simulated room will sound. What it Does: Adjusts the timing between the early reflections.
LIVENESS How it Affects the Sound: This parameter changes the apparent reflectivity of the walls in the hall. The early reflections from a sound source will lose intensity (decay) much faster in a room with acoustically absorbent wall surfaces than in one which has mostly reflective surfaces.
ADVANCED FEATURES REV. LEVEL (Reverberation Level) This parameter adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound. The larger the value, the stronger the reverberation becomes. Control Range: 0 – 100% Level Direct sound S. DELAY (Surround Delay) Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection on the rear surround side sound field.
Setting the SLEEP timer Use the built-in SLEEP timer to automatically turn this unit into the standby mode after the time you set elapses. The SLEEP timer is useful when you plan to fall asleep while this unit is playing back or recording a source. The SLEEP timer also automatically turns off external units connected to the SWITCHED AC OUTLET(S) on the rear of this unit.
The remote controller can operate the main unit as well as other Yamaha audio and video components. The Macro feature allows you to program a series of functions in sequence onto a single key, or you can use one of the preset macros to operate other Yamaha components in your home theater.
A/B/C switch. A/B/C switch Normally this switch is set to the “A” position. Use the “B” position to control a Yamaha DVD player with the CD/DVD/LD player keys ( ). Use the “C” position to control a Yamaha LD...
If the memory capacity of the remote controller becomes full, no further learning is possible even if some learning-capable keys are not occupied with new functions. If, for example, you store Yamaha codes only into this remote controller, up to about 50 functions can be stored.
Notes • Area A cannot learn a new function. To store a new function, store it onto area B or C. • If a key which has a preset function learns a new function, the preset function will not work but is not deleted. When the learned function is cleared, the preset function is restored.
REMOTE CONTROLLER Using OPERATION CONTROL keys (Cover is closed) When the cover of the remote controller is closed, you can easily operate Yamaha components including learned functions by using the OPERATION CONTROL keys. REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER ( * 1) POWER ON STANDBY Cover is closed.
Examples of operations controlled by using the OPERATION CONTROL keys To operate a Yamaha CD player 1. Press the “CD” input selector key. 2. Use the OPERATION CONTROL keys. (They carry out the functions in area A of keys Play...
REMOTE CONTROLLER Macro operations (Cover is closed) The Macro feature makes it possible to operate a series of functions by pressing just one key. For example, when you want to play a CD, normally you would turn on the equipment, select the CD input, and press the play key to start playback.
The Macro feature allows you to operate several remote control functions in a programmed order by pressing one macro key. (Also, refer to the table on page 62.) Function of the key (and area) carried out when a macro key is pressed Macro key (Turns on this unit.) TAPE/MD...
REMOTE CONTROLLER Methods of learning and clearing functions Learning a new function Place this remote controller and the other remote controller so that they face each other. This remote controller CLEAR LEARN MACRO (Press by using a ball-point pen or similar object.) * If there is no operation for about 30 seconds after the LEARN button is pressed, the TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator flashes rapidly and the current mode is canceled.
Making a new macro A new macro can be programmed onto any preset macro key in place of the factory preset functions. (See page 66 to know what keys are preset macro keys.) You can make as many as 13 new macro keys. A macro key can learn as many as seven functions of other keys.
REMOTE CONTROLLER Clearing learned functions To Clear a Learned Function To clear a learned key function, press the LEARN button using a ball-point pen or similar object. To clear a macro you made, press the MACRO button. CLEAR LEARN MACRO Press and hold the CLEAR button using a ball-point pen or similar object.
Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instruction below does not help, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem DSP parameters and some other settings on this unit cannot be changed. “INPUT DATA ERR” appears on the display and no sound is heard. The sound field cannot be recorded. This unit does not operate properly. A source cannot be recorded by a tape deck or VCR connected to this unit.
When playing back a source encoded with DTS: Problem A loud hissing noise is heard when you play back a source encoded with DTS. A percussive noise is heard when you begin playing back a source encoded with DTS. No sound is heard when you play back a source encoded with DTS, even though the “AUTO”...
AUDIO SECTION Minimum RMS Output Power Per Channel (When both channels are driven) MAIN L/R (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.02% THD, 8 ohms) ... 100W+100W CENTER (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.02% THD, 8 ohms) ... 100W REAR L/R (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.02% THD, 8 ohms) ...100W+100W FRONT L/R (1 kHz, 0.05% THD, 8 ohms) ...25W+25W...
VIDEO SECTION Video Signal Type [Europe and U.K. models] ... PAL [China and General models] ... NTSC/PAL Video Signal Level ... 1 Vp-p/75 ohms S-Video Signal Level Y ... 1 Vp-p/75 ohms C ... 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms Maximum Input Level ...1.5 Vp-p or more Signal-to-Noise Ratio ...50 dB or more Monitor Out Frequency Response ...
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