SPEAKERS TO BE USED
This unit is designed to provide the best sound-field quality with
a 5-speaker configuration, using main speakers, rear speakers
and a center speaker.
The main speakers are used for the main source sound plus
the effect sounds. They will probably be the speakers from
your present stereo system. The rear speakers are used for
the effect and surround sounds, and the center speaker is for
the center sounds (dialog, vocals, etc.). If for some reason it is
not practical to use a center speaker, you can do without it.
Best results, however, are obtained with the full system.
The main speakers should be high-performance models and
have enough power-handling capacity to accept the maximum
output of your audio system.
The other speakers do not have to be equal to the main
speakers. For precise sound localization, however, it is ideal to
use high-performance models that can reproduce sounds over
the full range for the center speaker and the rear speakers.
Refer to the following diagram when you place the speakers.
Note: If the center speaker (principally, it reproduces dialog, vocals, etc.) is not used, the sound will be output from the left and
right main speakers. In that case, be sure to select the NONE position for "CNTR" in the SET MENU mode. (See page 18
Use of a subwoofer expands your sound field
It is also possible to further expand your system with the
addition of a subwoofer. The use of a subwoofer is effective
not only for reinforcing bass frequencies from any or all
channels, but also for reproducing the LFE (low frequency
effect) sound with high fidelity when playing back a source that
is Dolby Digital or DTS-decoded. The YAMAHA Active Servo
Processing Subwoofer System is ideal for natural and lively
The position of your present stereo speaker
Behind your listening position, facing slightly
inward. Nearly 1.8 m (approx. 6 feet) up from the
Precisely between the main speakers. (To avoid
interference with TV sets, use a magnetically
Subwoofer: The position of the subwoofer is not as critical,
because low bass tones are not highly directional.