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  • Page 1 HTR-5940 AV Receiver 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 – and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION FEATURES... 2 GETTING STARTED... 3 Supplied accessories ... 3 Installing batteries in the remote control ... 3 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ... 4 Front panel ... 4 Remote control... 6 Front panel display ... 9 Rear panel ... 11 PREPARATION CONNECTIONS ...
  • Page 6: Features

    Center: 90 W Surround: 90 W + 90 W Surround back: 90 W Sound field features Proprietary YAMAHA technology for the creation of sound fields Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX decoder DTS/DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24 decoder...
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Supplied accessories Check that you received all of the following parts. Remote control Batteries (2) (AA, R6, UM-3) CODE SET TRANSMIT POWER POWER STANDBY POWER SLEEP CD-R MULTI CH IN TUNER V-AUX SOURCE TV VOL TV CH VOLUME TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE STEREO...
  • Page 8: Controls And Functions

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel Note The XM Satellite Radio controlling functions in the following buttons (SEARCH MODE, CATEGORY, PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h, MEMORY, and DISPLAY) are only applicable to the U.S.A. model and are operational only when “XM” is selected as the input source. For details, see “XM Satellite Radio controls and functions”...
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    8 Front panel display Shows information about the operational status of this unit (see page 9). 9 TUNING MODE (AUTO/MAN’L) Switches between automatic tuning (the AUTO indicator is turned on) and manual tuning (the AUTO indicator is turned off) (see page 44). 0 VOLUME Controls the output level of all audio channels.
  • Page 10 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Remote control This section describes the function of each control on the remote control used to control this unit. To operate other components, see “REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES” on page 86. Notes • The XM Satellite Radio controlling functions in the following buttons (XM, XM MEMORY, SRCH MODE, DISPLAY, cursor buttons u / d / j / i, numeric buttons and ENT.) are only applicable to the U.S.A.
  • Page 11 8 Cursor buttons u / d / j / i, ENTER Select and adjust the sound field program parameters or the “SET MENU” parameters. 9 RETURN Returns to the previous menu level when adjusting the “SET MENU” parameters. 0 TRANSMIT indicator Flashes while the remote control is sending infrared signals.
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Controlling the TUNER functions Set the component selector switch to SOURCE and then press TUNER to select “TUNER” as the input source. 4 Numeric buttons Use numbers 1 through 8 to select preset stations. 7 BAND Switches the reception band between FM and AM (see page 44).
  • Page 13 Front panel display Note The XM is only applicable to the U.S.A. model and the cursor on the left of the XM indicator lights up only when “XM” is selected as the input source. For details, see “Basic XM Satellite Radio operations” on page 54. MATRIX DISCRETE VIRTUAL STANDARD...
  • Page 14 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS F Headphones indicator Lights up when headphones are connected (see page 32). G NIGHT indicator Lights up when you select a night listening mode (see page 32). H HiFi DSP indicator Lights up when you select a HiFi DSP sound field program (see page 63).
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Rear panel AUDIO AUDIO MULTI CH INPUT SURROUND CD-R FRONT (PLAY) (REC) DTV/CBL MONITOR DTV/CBL VIDEO S VIDEO TUNER FM ANT FRONT 75Ω UNBAL. 1 Video component jacks See pages 18 and 19 for connection information. 2 Audio component jacks See page 21 for connection information.
  • Page 16: Connections

    Subwoofer (SW) The use of a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier, such as the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, is effective not only for reinforcing bass frequencies from any or all channels, but also for hi-fi stereo reproduction of the LFE (low-frequency effect) channel included in Dolby Digital and DTS sources.
  • Page 17: Connecting Speakers

    Connecting speakers Be sure to connect the left channel (L), right channel (R), “+” (red) and “–” (black) properly. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers, and if the polarity of the speaker connections is incorrect, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass.
  • Page 18 Connect surround speakers (4, 5) to these terminals. SURROUND BACK terminals Connect a surround back speaker (6) to these terminals. SUBWOOFER jack Connect a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier (7) (such as the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System) to this jack. Speaker layout...
  • Page 19 Connecting the speaker cable Remove approximately 10 mm (0.4 in) of insulation from the end of each speaker cable and then twist the exposed wires of the cable together to prevent short circuits. 10 mm (0.4 in) Loosen the knob. Red: positive (+) Black: negative (–) Insert one bare wire into the hole on the side...
  • Page 20: Information On Jacks And Cable Plugs

    CONNECTIONS Information on jacks and cable plugs Audio jacks and cables AUDIO PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO (White) (Red) (Orange) Left and right Stereo Coaxial analog audio analog digital cable plug audio audio cable mini cable plug Audio jacks This unit has four types of audio jacks. Connection depends on the availability of audio jacks on your other components.
  • Page 21: Audio And Video Signal Flow

    Audio and video signal flow Audio signal flow for AUDIO OUT (REC) AUDIO PORTABLE Analog output Note This unit handles digital and analog signals independently. Thus, audio signals input at the analog jacks are output only at the analog AUDIO OUT (REC) jacks. Video signal flow for MONITOR OUT Input COMPONENT...
  • Page 22: Connecting A Tv

    CONNECTIONS Connecting a TV Connect your TV to the VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack, the S VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack or the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks of this unit. CAUTION Do not connect this unit or other components to the AC power supply until all connections between components are complete.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Dvd Player, A Dvd Recorder, A Vcr Or An Stb

    Connecting a DVD player, a DVD recorder, a VCR or an STB Connect your DVD player, DVD player, VCR or STB (set-top box) using the same type of video connections as those made for your TV (see page 18). The cable TV receiver and the satellite receiver are examples of the STB. CAUTION Do not connect this unit or other components to the AC power supply until all connections between components are complete.
  • Page 24 CONNECTIONS Connecting a DVD recorder or a VCR AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO Audio in Video in Video out Audio out Connecting an STB Cable TV receiver or Audio out Video out S-video out AUDIO DTV/CBL DTV/CBL VIDEO S VIDEO S-video out S-video in Component video out DVD recorder or...
  • Page 25: Connecting A Cd Player, An Md Player Or A Tape Deck

    Connecting a CD player, an MD player or a tape deck Connect your CD player, MD player or tape deck via analog connection. CAUTION Do not connect this unit or other components to the AC power supply until all connections between components are complete.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Multi-Format Player Or An External Decoder

    CONNECTIONS Connecting a multi-format player or an external decoder This unit is equipped with 6 additional input jacks (FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R and SUBWOOFER) for discrete multi-channel input from a multi-format player, external decoder, sound processor or pre-amplifier. Connect the output jacks on your multi- format player or external decoder to the MULTI CH INPUT jacks.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Fm And Am Antennas

    • A properly installed outdoor antenna provides clearer reception than an indoor one. If you experience poor reception quality, install an outdoor antenna. Consult the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center about outdoor antennas. AM loop antenna (supplied) Indoor FM antenna (supplied) (U.S.A.
  • Page 28: Connecting The Power Cable

    CONNECTIONS Connecting the power cable Once all connections are complete, plug the power cable into the AC wall outlet. CAUTION VOLTAGE SELECTOR (Asia and General models only) The VOLTAGE SELECTOR on the rear panel of this unit must be set for your local voltage BEFORE plugging the power cable into the AC wall outlet.
  • Page 29: Setting The Speaker Impedance

    Setting the speaker impedance CAUTION If you are to use 4 or 6 ohm speakers, set “SP IMP.” to “6ΩMIN” as follows BEFORE using this unit. STANDBY PRESET/TUNING FM/AM A/B/C/D/E l PRESET/TUNING/CH h MEMORY CATEGORY SEARCH MODE EDIT NEXT LEVEL MAN'L/AUTO FM INPUT STRAIGHT...
  • Page 30: Turning On This Unit Or Setting It To The Standby Mode

    CONNECTIONS Turning on this unit or setting it to the standby mode When all connections are complete, turn on this unit. STANDBY/ON STANDBY l PRESET/TUNING/CH h PRESET/TUNING FM/AM A/B/C/D/E MEMORY SEARCH MODE CATEGORY EDIT NEXT LEVEL MAN'L/AUTO FM STRAIGHT PROGRAM PHONES SPEAKERS INPUT MODE...
  • Page 31: Basic Setup

    The “BASIC SETUP” feature is a useful way to set up your system quickly and with minimal effort. Notes • Make sure you disconnect your headphones from this unit. • If you wish to configure this unit manually using more precise adjustments, use the detailed parameters in “SOUND MENU” (see page 78).
  • Page 32 BASIC SETUP Press d to select “SUBWOOFER” and then j / i to select the desired setting. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT. A-E/CAT. A-E/CAT. SUBWOOFER .. YES Choices: YES, NONE • Select “YES” if you have a subwoofer in your system. • Select “NONE” if you do not have a subwoofer in your system.
  • Page 33 Press j / i to select the desired setting. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT. A-E/CAT. CHECK OK? .. YES Choices: YES, NO • Select “YES” to complete the setup procedure if the test tone levels from each speaker were satisfactory. • Select “NO” to proceed to the speaker level adjustment menu to balance the output level of each speaker.
  • Page 34: Playback

    PLAYBACK CAUTION Extreme caution should be exercised when you play back CDs encoded in DTS. If you play back a CD encoded in DTS on a DTS-incompatible CD player, you will only hear some unwanted noise that may damage your speakers. Check whether your CD player supports CDs encoded in DTS. Also, check the sound output level of your CD player before you play back a CD encoded in DTS.
  • Page 35 Rotate VOLUME on the front panel (or press VOLUME +/– on the remote control) to adjust the volume to the desired output level. VOLUME Front panel Press TONE CONTROL on the front panel repeatedly to select “TREBLE” or “BASS” and then press BASS/TREBLE +/– buttons to adjust the corresponding frequency response level.
  • Page 36: Using Other Features

    USING OTHER FEATURES Using SILENT CINEMA SILENT CINEMA allows you to enjoy multi-channel music or movie sound, including Dolby Digital and DTS sources, through ordinary headphones. SILENT CINEMA activates automatically whenever you connect headphones to the PHONES jack while listening to CINEMA DSP or HiFi DSP sound field programs (see page 63).
  • Page 37: Selecting The Input Mode

    “NIGHT:CINEMA” and “NIGHT:MUSIC” adjustments are stored independently. Notes • You cannot use the night listening modes when the “DIRECT STEREO” program (see page 38) is selected or when the component connected to the MULTI CH INPUT jacks is selected as the input source (see page 37) even though the NIGHT indicator lights up when “DIRECT STEREO”...
  • Page 38: Using The Sleep Timer

    USING OTHER FEATURES Using the sleep timer Use this feature to automatically set this unit to the standby mode after a certain amount of time. The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while this unit is playing or recording a source. The sleep timer also automatically turns off any external components connected to AC OUTLET(S) (see page 24).
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Speaker Level

    Adjusting the speaker level You can adjust the output level of each speaker while listening to a music source. This is also possible when playing sources input at the MULTI CH INPUT jacks. Note This operation will override the level adjustments made in “BASIC SETUP”...
  • Page 40: Selecting The Compressed Music Enhancer Mode

    USING OTHER FEATURES Selecting the Compressed Music Enhancer mode Compression artifacts (such as the MP3 format) are created by a lossy compression scheme where the audio is resampled to lower the bitrate and to remove sounds that are indistinguishable to typical human hearing. The Compressed Music Enhancer feature of this unit enhances your listening experience by regenerating the missing harmonics in a compression artifact.
  • Page 41: Selecting The Multi Ch Input Component

    Selecting the MULTI CH INPUT component Use this feature to select the component connected to the MULTI CH INPUT jacks (see page 22) as the input source. Press MULTI CH INPUT on the front panel (or MULTI CH IN on the remote control) so that “MULTI CH INPUT”...
  • Page 42: Enjoying Pure Hi-Fi Stereo Sound

    USING OTHER FEATURES Enjoying pure hi-fi stereo sound The “DIRECT STEREO” mode allows sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so that you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel PCM and analog sources. Set the component selector switch to AMP and then press DIRECT ST.
  • Page 43: Playing Video Sources In The Background

    The following information appears in the front panel display for a few seconds. Signal format Signal format display. When this unit cannot detect a digital signal, it automatically switches to analog input. Display status: Analog, Digital, Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, Unknown Digital Note “Unknown Digital”...
  • Page 44: Enjoying Surround Sound

    ENJOYING SURROUND SOUND ENJOYING SURROUND SOUND Enjoying multi-channel sources in surround If you connected a surround back speaker, use this feature to enjoy 6.1-channel playback for multi-channel sources using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES decoders. Set the component selector switch to AMP and then press EXTD SUR.
  • Page 45: Enjoying 2-Channel Sources In Surround

    Enjoying 2-channel sources in surround Signals input from 2-channel sources can also be played back on multi-channels. Set the component selector switch to AMP and then press STANDARD on the remote control repeatedly to switch between the “SUR. STANDARD” and “SUR. ENHANCED” programs or press MOVIE to select the “MOVIE THEATER”...
  • Page 46: Using Virtual Cinema Dsp

    ENJOYING SURROUND SOUND Using Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA DSP allows you to enjoy the CINEMA DSP programs without surround speakers. It creates virtual speakers to reproduce the natural sound field. If you set “SUR. LR” NONE” (see page 78), Virtual to “...
  • Page 47: Recording

    Recording adjustments and other operations are performed from the recording components. Refer to the operating instructions for those components. Notes • When this unit is set to the standby mode, you cannot record between other components connected to this unit. •...
  • Page 48: Fm/Am Tuning

    FM/AM TUNING There are 2 tuning methods: automatic and manual. Automatic tuning is effective when station signals are strong and there is no interference. If the signal from the station you want to select is weak, tune into it manually. You can also use the automatic and manual preset tuning features to store up to 40 stations (A1 to E8: 8 preset station numbers in each of the 5 preset station groups).
  • Page 49: Manual Tuning

    Manual tuning If the signal received from the station you want to select is weak, tune into it manually. Note Manually tuning into an FM station automatically switches the tuner to monaural reception to increase the signal quality. STANDBY l PRESET/TUNING/CH h PRESET/TUNING FM/AM A/B/C/D/E...
  • Page 50: Automatic Preset Tuning

    FM/AM TUNING Automatic preset tuning You can use the automatic preset tuning feature to store FM stations with strong signals up to 40 (A1 to E8: 8 preset station numbers in each of the 5 preset station groups) of those stations in order. You can then recall any preset station easily by selecting the preset station number.
  • Page 51: Manual Preset Tuning

    Automatic preset tuning options You can specify the preset number from which this unit stores FM stations and/or begins tuning toward lower frequencies. Note First carry out steps 1 through 3 in “Automatic preset tuning” on page 46. • Press A/B/C/D/E and then PRESET/TUNING/ CH l / h to select the preset station number under which the first station will be stored.
  • Page 52: Selecting Preset Stations

    FM/AM TUNING Press PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h to select a preset station number (1 to 8) while the MEMORY indicator is flashing. • Press h to select a higher preset station number. • Press l to select a lower preset station number. l PRESET/TUNING/CH h LEVEL V-AUX...
  • Page 53: Exchanging Preset Stations

    Press PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h on the front panel (or PRESET/CH u / d on the remote control) to select the desired preset station number (1 to 8). The preset station group and number appear in the front panel display along with the station band and frequency.
  • Page 54 FM/AM TUNING Select preset station “A5” using A/B/C/D/E and PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h. “A5” and the MEMORY indicator flash in the front panel display. See “Selecting preset stations” on page 48. PRESET/TUNING A/B/C/D/E SEARCH MODE CATEGORY NEXT V-AUX DTV/CBL A5:FM 90.6 MHz Flashes Press EDIT again.
  • Page 55: Xm ® Satellite Radio Tuning

    ® XM Satellite Radio is the satellite radio service with millions of listeners across the United States, broadcasting live daily. The XM Satellite Radio channel lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 67 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 33 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children’s and entertainment programming;...
  • Page 56: Xm Satellite Radio Controls And Functions

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING XM Satellite Radio controls and functions Note The following controls are available only when “XM” is selected as the input source. Rotate the INPUT selector on the front panel (or set the component selector switch to SOURCE and then press XM on the remote control) to select “XM” as the input source. Front panel functions (U.S.A.
  • Page 57: Activating Xm Satellite Radio

    Activating XM Satellite Radio To sign up for an account with the XM Satellite Radio service, an XM Satellite Radio ID number is required. Follow the procedure below to check your ID number, and then visit the website at “http://activate.xmradio.com” or call “1-800-XM-RADIO (1-800-967-2346)”...
  • Page 58: Basic Xm Satellite Radio Operations

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Basic XM Satellite Radio operations SLEEP CD-R MULTI CH IN TUNER V-AUX SOURCE TV VOL TV CH VOLUME TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE STEREO MUSIC ENTERTAIN MOVIE (U.S.A. model) Set the component selector switch to SOURCE and then press XM on the remote control to select “XM”...
  • Page 59: Selecting The Xm Satellite Radio Search Mode

    Selecting the XM Satellite Radio search mode You can search for the desired channel using one of the three search modes (All Channel Search, Category Search, and Preset Search modes). You can also enter the channel number directly to select the desired channel by using the Direct Number Access mode (see page 58).
  • Page 60: Category Search Mode

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Category Search mode STANDBY l PRESET/TUNING/CH h PRESET/TUNING FM/AM A/B/C/D/E MEMORY SEARCH MODE CATEGORY EDIT NEXT LEVEL MAN'L/AUTO FM INPUT STRAIGHT PROGRAM PHONES SPEAKERS INPUT MODE EFFECT TONE CONTROL BASS/TREBLE SILENT CINEMA STEREO SLEEP CD-R MULTI CH IN STANDARD TUNER SPEAKERS...
  • Page 61 Preset Search mode Prior to selecting a preset channel in the Preset Search mode, you must preset XM Satellite Radio channels. For details, see “Setting the XM Satellite Radio preset channels” on page 59. All preset channels (A1 to E8) recalls “001 Preview” by the initial factory setting.
  • Page 62: Direct Number Access Mode

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Direct Number Access mode STEREO SLEEP CD-R MULTI CH IN STANDARD TUNER SPEAKERS V-AUX LEVEL TITLE SOURCE BAND TV VOL TV CH VOLUME A-E/CAT. RETURN TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE XM MEMORY STEREO MUSIC ENTERTAIN MOVIE (U.S.A.
  • Page 63: Setting The Xm Satellite Radio Preset Channels

    Setting the XM Satellite Radio preset channels You can use this feature to store up to 40 XM Satellite Radio channels (A1 to E8: 8 preset channel numbers in each of the 5 preset channel groups). You can then recall any preset channel easily by selecting the preset channel group and number as described in “Preset Search mode”...
  • Page 64: Displaying The Xm Satellite Radio Information

    XM® SATELLITE RADIO TUNING Press PRESET/TUNING/CH l / h on the front panel (or PRESET/CH u / d on the remote control) repeatedly to select a preset channel number (1 to 8) while the MEMORY indicator is flashing. The preset channel number appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 65 When the channel number / name is displayed: V-AUX DTV/CBL MD/CD-R [040] Deep Tra When the channel category is displayed: V-AUX DTV/CBL MD/CD-R <CAT>Rock When the artist name / song title is displayed: V-AUX DTV/CBL MD/CD-R Coldplay / Clo • The front panel display can indicate up to 14 alphanumeric characters at once.
  • Page 66: Sound Field Programs

    The acoustics in your room could be changed to those of a concert hall, a dance floor, or a room with virtually any size at all. This ability to create sound fields at will is exactly what YAMAHA has done with the digital sound field processor.
  • Page 67: Sound Field Program Descriptions

    (DSP) chip containing several sound field programs which you can use to enhance your playback experience. The YAMAHA CINEMA DSP modes are compatible with all Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Surround sources. Set “INPUT MODE” to “AUTO” (see page 33) to enable this unit to automatically switch to the appropriate digital decoder according to the input signal.
  • Page 68: For Music Sources

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS Remote control Sound FIeld Program button MOVIE THEATER Spectacle MOVIE THEATER Sci-Fi MOVIE THEATER Adventure MOVIE THEATER General SUR. STANDARD SUR. ENHANCED For music sources You can select from the following sound fields when playing music sources, like CD, FM/AM broadcasting, tapes, etc. Press the PROGRAM l / h buttons on the front panel (or set the component selector switch to AMP and then press one of the sound field program selector buttons on the remote control) to select the desired sound field program (see page 62).
  • Page 69: Changing Sound Field Parameter Settings

    Changing sound field parameter settings You can enjoy good quality sound with the initial factory settings. Although you do not have to change the initial factory settings, you can change some of the parameters to better suit the input source or your listening room. Notes •...
  • Page 70: Sound Field Parameter Descriptions

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS Sound field parameter descriptions You can adjust the values of certain digital sound field parameters so that the sound fields are recreated accurately in your listening room. Not all of the following parameters are found in every program. To change sound field parameter settings to suit your listening environment, see page 65 for details.
  • Page 71 Sound field parameter ROOM SIZE Room size. Presence, surround and surround back room size. Adjusts the apparent size of the surround sound field. The larger the value, the larger the surround sound field becomes. As the P.ROOM SIZE sound is repeatedly reflected around a room, the larger the hall is, the longer the time between S.ROOM SIZE the original reflected sound and the subsequent reflections.
  • Page 72 SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS Sound field parameter REV.TIME Reverberation time. Adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz. This changes the apparent size of the acoustic environment over an extremely wide range. Set a longer reverberation time for “dead” sources and listening room environments, and a shorter time for “live”...
  • Page 73 Sound field parameter REV.LEVEL Reverberation level. Adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound. The larger the value, the stronger the reverberation becomes. Control range: 0 to 100% 2ch Stereo 2-channel stereo direct. Bypasses the decoders and DSP processors of this unit for pure hi-fi stereo sound when playing 2-channel analog sources.
  • Page 74 SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS Sound field parameter PRO LOGIC IIx Music Pro Logic IIx Music and Pro Logic II Music panorama. Sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect. PRO LOGIC II Music PANORAMA Choices: OFF, ON PRO LOGIC IIx Music...
  • Page 75: Sound Field Program Speaker Layouts

    Sound field program speaker layouts Sound output from each speaker depends on the type of audio signals being input. Refer to the diagrams in the table below to understand the speaker layout for each sound field program. Note Be advised that there may be no or not enough sound output from speakers depending on the type of input source being played back. Furthermore, there may be some channels that can only be used partially when they are adjusted to specific aspects of movies, such as special sound effects, etc.
  • Page 76: Sound Field Programs Sound Field Programs

    SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS Sound field program MOVIE THEATER Spectacle Sci-Fi Adventure General SUR. STANDARD DOLBY DIGITAL PRO LOGIC SUR. STANDARD PLII Movie PLII Music PLII Game PLIIx Movie PLIIx Music PLIIx Game SUR. STANDARD Neo:6 Cinema Neo:6 Music SUR. STANDARD Neural Sur.
  • Page 77: Dolby Digital

    2-channel audio Sound field program SUR. ENHANCED DOLBY DIGITAL PRO LOGIC SUR. ENHANCED PLII Movie PLIIx Movie SUR. ENHANCED Neo:6 Cinema STRAIGHT Monaural playback DIRECT STEREO Monaural playback 2-channel audio (monaural) (stereo) Pro Logic Pro Logic Pro Logic II Pro Logic IIx SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS 5.1/6.1-channel audio *...
  • Page 78: Set Menu

    SET MENU You can use the following parameters in “SET MENU” to adjust a variety of system settings and customize the way this unit operates. Change the initial settings (indicated in bold under each parameter) to reflect the needs of your listening environment.
  • Page 79 Option menu 3 OPTION MENU Use this menu to manually adjust the optional system parameters. Parameter A)DISPLAY SET Adjusts the brightness of the display. B)MEMORY GUARD Locks sound field program parameters and other “SET MENU” settings. C)PARAM. INI Initializes the parameters of a group of sound field programs. D)MULTI ZONE Specifies the location of the speakers connected to the SPEAKERS B terminals.
  • Page 80: Using Set Menu

    SET MENU Using SET MENU Use the remote control to access and adjust each parameter. STEREO SLEEP CD-R STANDARD MULTI CH IN TUNER SPEAKERS V-AUX LEVEL TITLE SOURCE BAND TV VOL TV CH VOLUME A-E/CAT. RETURN TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE XM MEMORY STEREO...
  • Page 81 Press u / d repeatedly and then press ENTER to select and enter the desired submenu. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to navigate to and enter the items you want to adjust. To return to the previous menu level, press RETURN. PRESET/CH ENTER A-E/CAT.
  • Page 82: Sound Menu

    SET MENU 1 SOUND MENU Use this menu to manually adjust any speaker settings or compensate for video signal processing delays when using LCD monitors or projectors. Speaker settings A)SPEAKER SET Use this feature to manually adjust any speaker settings. If you are not satisfied with the bass sounds from your speakers, you can change these settings according to your preference.
  • Page 83 LFE/Bass out BASS OUT Use this feature to select the speakers that output the LFE (low-frequency effect) and the low-frequency signals. Choices: SWFR, FRNT, BOTH • Select “SWFR” (subwoofer) if you connected a subwoofer. The LFE signals as well as the low- frequency signals of other speakers set to “SML”...
  • Page 84 SET MENU Speaker distance C)SP DISTANCE Use this feature to manually adjust the distance of each speaker and the delay applied to the respective channel. Ideally, each speaker should be the same distance from the main listening position. However, this is not possible in most home situations.
  • Page 85: Input Menu

    Dynamic range F)D. RANGE Use this feature to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to your speakers or headphones. This setting is effective only when this unit is decoding Dolby Digital and DTS signals. Speaker SP D.R Adjusts the speaker compression.
  • Page 86 SET MENU Input mode B)INPUT MODE Use this feature to set this unit to reset “INPUT MODE” back to “AUTO” (see page 33) regardless of the previous setting or to recall the last input mode (“AUTO”, “DTS”, or “ANALOG”) used for that source whenever you turn on this unit.
  • Page 87: Option Menu

    3 OPTION MENU Use this menu to adjust the optional system parameters. Display settings A)DISPLAY SET Dimmer DIMMER Use this feature to adjust the brightness of the front panel display. Control range: – 4 to 0 Control step: 1 • Press j to make the front panel display dimmer. •...
  • Page 88: Advanced Setup

    ADVANCED SETUP This unit has additional menus that are displayed in the front panel display. The advanced setup menu offers additional operations to adjust and customize the way this unit operates. Change the initial settings (indicated in bold under each parameter) to reflect the needs of your listening environment.
  • Page 89 Speaker impedance SP IMP. Use this feature to set the speaker impedance of this unit so that it matches that of your speakers. Choices: 8ΩMIN, 6ΩMIN • Select “8ΩMIN” to set the speaker impedance to 8 Ω. • Select “6ΩMIN” to set the speaker impedance to 6 Ω. SP IMP.
  • Page 90: Remote Control Features

    REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES In addition to controlling this unit, the remote control can also operate other audiovisual components made by YAMAHA and other manufacturers. To control your TV or other components, you must set the appropriate remote control code for each input source (see page 88).
  • Page 91: Controlling Other Components

    Controlling other components Set the component selector switch to SOURCE to control other components selected with the input selector buttons, , or . You must set the appropriate remote control code for each input source (see page 88). The following table shows the function of each control button used to control other components assigned to each input selector button,...
  • Page 92: Setting Remote Control Codes

    Note You may not be able to operate your YAMAHA component even if a YAMAHA remote control code is initially set as listed above. In this case, try setting other YAMAHA remote control codes. Press one of the input selector buttons or set up.
  • Page 93: Setting Library Codes

    Setting library codes You can operate multiple YAMAHA receivers or amplifiers in the same room with the supplied remote control simultaneously. Set the appropriate library code to select and operate the desired component with the supplied remote control. Setting remote control AMP ID library...
  • Page 94: Resetting All Remote Control Codes

    • You need to set the corresponding remote control XM ID of this unit in the advanced setup(see page 85). • When using multiple YAMAHA receivers/amplifiers, you may be able to operate the other components simultaneously with the default code setting. In this case, set one of the alternative codes to operate this unit separately.
  • Page 95: Resetting The System

    RESETTING THE SYSTEM Use this feature to reset all the parameters of this unit to the initial factory settings. Notes • This procedure completely resets all the parameters of this unit including the “SET MENU” parameters. However, the advanced setup menu parameters will not be initialized.
  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    Refer to the table 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, set this unit to the standby mode, disconnect the power cable, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center. General...
  • Page 97 Problem The sound suddenly The protection circuitry has been activated goes off. because of a short circuit, etc. The sleep timer has turned off this unit. The sound is muted. Sound is heard from Incorrect cable connections. the speaker on one side only.
  • Page 98 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Dolby Digital or DTS The connected component is not set to sources cannot be output Dolby Digital or DTS digital played. (Dolby Digital signals. or DTS indicator in “INPUT MODE” is set to “ANALOG”. the front panel display does not light up.) A humming sound is Incorrect cable connections.
  • Page 99 Tuner Problem FM stereo reception is The characteristics of FM stereo noisy. broadcasts may cause this problem when the transmitter is too far away or the antenna input is poor. There is distortion, and There is multi-path interference. clear reception cannot be obtained even with a good FM antenna.
  • Page 100 TROUBLESHOOTING Remote control Problem The remote control Wrong distance or angle. does not work nor function properly. Direct sunlight or lighting (from an inverter type of fluorescent lamp, etc.) is striking the remote control sensor of this unit. The batteries are weak. The remote control code is not correctly set.
  • Page 101: Glossary

    Audio information Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is a digital surround sound system that gives you completely independent multi-channel audio. With 3 front channels (front L/R and center), and 2 surround stereo channels, Dolby Digital provides 5 full-range audio channels. With an additional channel especially for bass effects, called LFE (Low Frequency Effect), the system has a total of 5.1-channels (LFE is counted as 0.1 channel).
  • Page 102: Video Information

    GLOSSARY LFE 0.1 channel This channel reproduces low-frequency signals. The frequency range of this channel is from 20 Hz to 120 Hz. This channel is counted as 0.1 because it only enforces a low-frequency range compared to the full-range reproduced by the other 5/6 channels in Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1/6.1-channel systems.
  • Page 103: Sound Field Program Information

    SILENT CINEMA YAMAHA has developed a natural, realistic sound effect DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed on headphones.
  • Page 104: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO SECTION • Minimum RMS Output Power for Front, Center, Surround, Surround back 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 Ω ... 90 W • Maximum Power (EIAJ) [Asia, China, Korea and General models] 1 kHz, 10% THD, 8 Ω ... 130 W •...
  • Page 105: List Of Remote Control Codes

    LIST OF REMOTE CONTROL CODES CABLE TV RECEIVER CABLE/PVR COMBINATION 10003, 10008, 10014, 10017, AMERICAST 10899 10033 DIGEO AMERICAST 10899 GENERAL INSTRUMENT BELL & HOWELL 10014 JERROLD BELL SOUTH 10899 MOTOROLA CLEARMASTER 10883 PACE CLEARMAX 10883 PIONEER COOLMAX 10883 DIGEO 11187 SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA DIGI...
  • Page 106 ROKU 11486 CURTIS MATHES SAMSUNG 11190, 11490 SASEM 11641 SENSORY SCIENCE 11126 SHARP 11010 11456 SONY 11272, 11324, 11364 STACK 9 11272 DAEWOO STREAMZAP 11309 SYLVANIA 11563 SYSTEMAX 11272 TAGAR SYSTEMS DELL 11272 TELEMANN 11604 DENON TOSHIBA 11272 DUMONT TOUCH 11272 DURABRAND 20171, 20178, VIEWSONIC...
  • Page 107 20178, 20866, ASHA 21156 AUDIOVOX WAYCON 20156 BEAUMARK WESTINGHOUSE BELL & HOWELL 20451, 20889 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE BROKSONIC 30002, 30121, 20463, 20623 YAMAHA 20030, 20650, 20769, 20833, CALIX 20839, 21405, CANON 21406, 21407 CARVER ZENITH 20017, 20092, 20178, 20463, CITIZEN 21145, 21904,...
  • Page 108: Dvd Player

    FUNAI WARDS 30035, 30042, GATEWAY 30047, 30048, 30060, 30072, 30081, 30149, GO VIDEO 30240 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE 30072, 30209 XR-1000 30035, 30072 YAMAHA 30038 GO VISION ZENITH 30033, 30039, GOLDSTAR 30209, 30479, 31139 GRADIENTE 40490 ZT GROUP 31972 GREENHILL GRUNDIG HARMAN/KARDON...
  • Page 109 51158 QUASAR SHARP 50675, 51550, 51556, 50630 SONY 51033, 51069, 51070, 51431 REALISTIC SYLVANIA 50675 TOSHIBA 51510 ROTEL VICTOR 51275 YAMAHA 51544 SANSUI ZENITH 50741 SANYO SHARP SHERWOOD CD PLAYER SONIC FRONTIERS AIWA 60157 ARCAM 60157 SONY BURMESTER 60420 SUGDEN...
  • Page 110 TECHNICS 80039, 80309, 81308, 81518 THORENS 81189 TOSHIBA 80135 VICTOR 80074 WARDS 80014, 80054, 80158, 80189 81406, 81414 YAMAHA 80176, 81176, 81276, 81331, 81375, 81908, (TUNER ID1) 81916 (TUNER ID2) 81917 (XM ID1) 81918 (XM ID 2) 81919 APPENDIX-vi...
  • Page 111 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...
  • Page 112 Thank you for choosing a Yamaha speaker system. Caution ■ Read the following before using the speaker: • To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. • Install the speakers in a cool, dry, clean place away from windows, heat sources, sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold.
  • Page 113 Precautions When Positioning the Speakers The speaker is constructed with the majority of the weight located in its upper portion, and is thus susceptible to falling over if proper care is not taken to insure its stability. If the speaker falls over, it may damage the speaker or be the cause of injury (or even death) to persons and/or damage to personal property.
  • Page 114: Placing The Speakers

    Placing the Speakers Place the speakers on a sturdy, vibration-free surface. ■ Using as Normal Stereo Speakers To get the best stereo performance, angle the speakers inward so as to create a triangle, with the listener at the apex. ■ Using as Front Speakers in a Surround Sound System Position the speakers both side of your TV.
  • Page 115: Connecting Your Speakers

    Connecting Your Speakers Always turn off your amplifier or receiver before making any connections. ■ Preparing Your Speaker Cables Carefully remove 10 mm (3/8 ”) of insulation from both ends of your speaker cables and twist the bare wires tightly, as shown. 10 mm (3/8 ”) Good...
  • Page 116 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 Specifications Type ...
  • Page 117 U G R NS-P70 (NS-P70: NS-E56 + NS-C55) HOME CINEMA CENTER & EFFECT SPEAKERS SYSTEME D’ENCEINTES CENTRALE ET D’EFFETS AUDIO/VIDEO OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI...
  • Page 118 UNPACKING DEBALLAGE Rear/rear center speakers Enceintes arrière/arrière centrale Center speaker Enceinte centrale Speaker cable (10m) 3 Câble d’enceinte (10m) 3 Speaker cable (4m) 1 Câble d’enceinte (4m) 1 Fastener 2 Fixation 2 After unpacking, check that the following items are contained. Après le déballage, vérifier que les pièces suivantes sont incluses.
  • Page 119 YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reasons. • Secure placement or installation is the owner’s responsibility. YAMAHA shall not be liable for any accident caused by improper placement or installation of speakers..4 ... 5...
  • Page 120: Setting Up The Speakers

    SETTING UP THE SPEAKERS Before making connections, place all speakers in their respective positions. The positioning of the speakers is important because it controls the whole sound quality of this system. Place the speakers depending on your listening position by following the instructions below. Speaker configuration The rear and rear center speakers are used for surround sounds, and the center speaker is for center sounds (dialog...
  • Page 121 Placing the center speaker Place the speaker on the TV whose top is flat or on the floor under the TV or inside the TV rack so that it is stabilized. When placing the speaker on top of the TV, to prevent the speaker from falling down, put the provided fasteners at two points on both bottom of the speaker and top of the TV.
  • Page 122 An example of basic connections Rear center speaker VIDEO CONNECTIONS SPEAKERS MAIN REAR CENTER CENTER – – – REAR (SURROUND) OUTPUT REAR MAIN CENTER REAR (SURROUND) Right Rear speakers Center speaker – – CENT Amplifier Left...
  • Page 123: Connecting Speaker Cables

    Connecting speaker cables BEFORE MAKING CONNECTIONS, MAKE SURE THAT THE AMPLIFIER IS SWITCHED OFF. CONNECTIONS • Connect the screw-type input terminals at the rear of the speakers to the speaker output terminals of the amplifier (or receiver) with the provided speaker cables. •...
  • Page 124: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS NS-E56 Type ... 2-way acoustic-suspension speaker system Driver ... 10 cm (4”) cone woofer Impedance ... 6Ω Frequency Response ... 80 Hz to 30 kHz Nominal Input Power ... 50W Maximum Input Power ... 150W Sensitivity ... 90 dB/2.83V/m Crossover Frequency ...
  • Page 125 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 VASTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN Printed in Indonesia V914930 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.
  • Page 126 YST-SW216 Subwoofer System OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 127 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 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" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 128 Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620. The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s...
  • Page 129 Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA subwoofer system. CAUTION: Read this before operating your unit Please read the following operating precautions before use. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage and/or injury caused by not following the cautions below.
  • Page 130 TECHNOLOGY II ... 11 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 12 SPECIFICATIONS ... 13 FEATURES • This subwoofer system employs Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II which Yamaha has developed for reproducing higher quality super-bass sound. (Refer to page 11 for details on Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II.) This super-bass...
  • Page 131 : subwoofer, : front speaker) PLACEMENT One subwoofer will have a good effect on your audio system, however, the use of two subwoofers is recommended to obtain more effect. If using one subwoofer, it is recommended to place it on the outside of either the right or the left front speaker.
  • Page 132: Caution

    Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier • To connect with a YAMAHA DSP amplifier (or AV receiver), connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW PASS etc.) terminal on the rear of the DSP amplifier (or AV receiver) to the •...
  • Page 133 CONNECTIONS Using one subwoofer Subwoofer OUTPUT INPUT HIGH TO SPEAKERS /MONO VOLUME HIGH LOW INPUT 1 FROM AMPLIFIER POWER To AC outlet Amplifier Using two subwoofers OUTPUT INPUT TO SPEAKERS /MONO HIGH LOW INPUT 1 FROM AMPLIFIER OUTPUT INPUT HIGH TO SPEAKERS /MONO VOLUME...
  • Page 134: Connecting To Speaker Output Terminals Of The Amplifier

    Connecting to speaker output terminals of the amplifier Select this method if your amplifier has no line output (pin jack) terminal. If your amplifier has two sets of front speaker output terminals and both terminals can output sound signals simultaneously. •...
  • Page 135 CONNECTIONS If your amplifier has only one set of front speaker output terminals. Connect the speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the INPUT 1 terminals of the subwoofer, and connect the OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer to the front speakers. Using one subwoofer (with speaker cables) Right front speaker Subwoofer...
  • Page 136: Connecting To The Input 1/Output Terminals Of The Subwoofer

    Connecting to the INPUT 1/OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer For connection, keep the speaker cables as short as possible. Do not bundle or roll up the excess part of the cables. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the subwoofer or the speakers, or both of them.
  • Page 137: Controls And Their Functions

    CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Subwoofer rear panel POWER switch Press this switch to the ON position to turn on the power to the subwoofer. When the power of the subwoofer is on, the power indicator (4) on the rear panel light up in green. Press this switch again to set it to OFF position to turn off the power of the subwoofer.
  • Page 138: Adjusting The Subwoofer Before Use

    ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER BEFORE USE Before using the subwoofer, adjust the subwoofer to obtain the optimum volume and tone balance between the subwoofer and the front speakers by following the procedures described below. Subwoofer rear panel Set the VOLUME control to minimum (0). Turn on the power of all the other components.
  • Page 139 ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER BEFORE USE The frequency response of this subwoofer The figures below show the optimum adjustment of each control and the frequency characteristics when this subwoofer is combined with a typical front speaker system. EX.1 When combined with a 4” or 6.5” (10 cm or 16 cm) acoustic suspension, 2 way system front speakers *This diagram does not depict actual frequency response characteristics accurately.
  • Page 140: Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology Ii

    ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY II In 1988, Yamaha brought to the marketplace speaker systems utilizing YST (Yamaha Active Servo Technology) to give powerful, high quality bass reproduction. This technique uses a direct connection between the amplifier and speaker, allowing accurate signal transmission and precise speaker control.
  • Page 141: Troubleshooting

    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 instructions given below do not help, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
  • Page 142: Specifications

    Type ...Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II Driver...25 cm (10”) cone woofer Magnetic shielding type Output Power ... 50 W (100 Hz, 5 Ω 10 %T.H.D) Dynamic Power ... 100 W, 5 Ω Input Impedance ... 12 KΩ Frequency Response ... 25 Hz - 180 Hz (–10 dB) Input Sensitivity ...50 mV (100 Hz, 50 W/5 Ω)
  • Page 145 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...
  • Page 146 YST-SW315 YST-SW215 Subwoofer System OWNER S MANUAL...
  • Page 147 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 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" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 148 Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620. The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s...
  • Page 149 CAUTION: Read this before operating your unit Please read the following operating precautions before use. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage and/or injury caused by not  following the cautions below. • To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully.
  • Page 150 Connecting to speaker output terminals of the amplifier ... 8 Connecting to the INPUT1/ OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer ...12 Plug in the subwoofer to the AC outlet ...12 CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS  ... 13 AUTOMATIC POWER-SWITCHING  FUNCTION  ... 15 ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER  BEFORE USE  ... 16 Frequency characteristics ...17 ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO  TECHNOLOGY  ... 18 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 19 SPECIFICATIONS ...20...
  • Page 151: This Subwoofer System Employs Advanced Yamaha

    • This subwoofer system employs Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology which Yamaha has developed for reproducing higher quality super-bass sound. (Refer to page 18 for details on Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology.) This super-bass sound adds a more realistic, theater-in-the-home effect to your stereo system.
  • Page 152: Placement

    : subwoofer, : main speaker) PLACEMENT One subwoofer will have a good effect on your audio system, however, the use of two subwoofers is recommended to obtain more effect. If using one subwoofer, it is recommended to place it on the outside of either the right or the left main speaker.
  • Page 153: Connections

    Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier • To connect with a YAMAHA DSP amplifier (or AV receiver), connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW PASS etc.) terminal on the rear of the DSP amplifier (or AV receiver) to the •...
  • Page 154 ■ Using one subwoofer <YST-SW315> Subwoofer To AC outlet Amplifier <YST-SW215> Subwoofer To AC outlet Amplifier CONNECTIONS Mono pin cable (not included) Audio pin cable (not included) Mono pin cable (not included) Audio pin cable (not included)
  • Page 155 CONNECTIONS ■ Using two subwoofers <YST-SW315> To AC outlet <YST-SW215> To AC outlet To AC outlet To AC outlet Mono pin cable (not included) Mono pin cable (not included) Amplifier Mono pin cable (not included) Mono pin cable (not included) Amplifier...
  • Page 156: Connecting To Speaker Output Terminals Of The Amplifier

    Connecting to speaker output terminals of the amplifier Select this method if your amplifier has no line output (pin jack) terminal. If your amplifier has two sets of main speaker output terminals and both terminals can output sound signals simultaneously. •...
  • Page 157 CONNECTIONS ■ Using two subwoofers (with speaker cables) <YST-SW315> Right main speaker Speaker output terminals Subwoofer To AC outlet <YST-SW215> Right main speaker Speaker output terminals Subwoofer To AC outlet Left main speaker Amplifier Subwoofer To AC outlet Left main speaker Amplifier Subwoofer To AC outlet...
  • Page 158 If your amplifier has only one set of main speaker output terminals. Connect the speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the INPUT1 terminals of the subwoofer, and connect the OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer to the main speakers. ■ Using one subwoofer (with speaker cables) <YST-SW315>...
  • Page 159 CONNECTIONS ■ Using two subwoofers (with speaker cables) <YST-SW315> Right main speaker Subwoofer To AC outlet <YST-SW215> Right main speaker Subwoofer To AC outlet Speaker output terminals Speaker output terminals Left main speaker Subwoofer Amplifier To AC outlet Left main speaker Subwoofer Amplifier To AC outlet...
  • Page 160: Connecting To The Input1/Output Terminals Of The Subwoofer

    Connecting to the INPUT1/OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer For connection, keep the speaker cables as short as possible. Do not bundle or roll up the excess part of the cables. If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the subwoofer or the speakers, or both of them.
  • Page 161: Controls And Their Functions

    CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS <YST-SW315> <YST-SW215> Front panel Rear panel (General model) Front panel Rear panel (General model)
  • Page 162 1 Power indicator Lights up in green while the subwoofer is on. Lights up in red while the subwoofer is set in the standby mode by the operation of the automatic power- switching function. Goes off when the subwoofer is set in the standby mode.
  • Page 163: Automatic Power-Switching Function

    AUTOMATIC POWER-SWITCHING FUNCTION If the source being played is stopped and the input signal is cut off for 7 to 8 minutes, the subwoofer automatically switches to the standby mode. (When the subwoofer switches to the standby mode by the automatic power- switching function, the power indicator lights up in red.) When you play a source again, the power of the subwoofer turns on automatically by sensing audio signals input to the...
  • Page 164: Adjusting The Subwoofer Before Use

    ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER BEFORE USE Before using the subwoofer, adjust the subwoofer to obtain the optimum volume and tone balance between the subwoofer and the main speakers by following the procedures described below. <YST-SW315> <YST-SW215> Set the VOLUME control to minimum (0). Turn on the power of all the other components.
  • Page 165: Frequency Characteristics

    ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER BEFORE USE This subwoofer’s frequency characteristics <YST-SW315> HIGH CUT 40 Hz HIGH CUT 90 Hz The figures below show the optimum adjustment of each control and the frequency characteristics when this subwoofer is combined with a typical main speaker system. ■...
  • Page 166: Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology

    ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY The theory of Yamaha Active Servo Technology has been based upon two major factors, the Helmholtz resonator and negative-impedance drive. Active Servo Processing speakers reproduce the bass frequencies through an “air woofer”, which is a port or opening in the speaker’s cabinet.
  • Page 167: Troubleshooting

    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 instructions given below do not help, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
  • Page 168: Specifications

    Type  ... Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology Driver <YST-SW315>...25 cm (10”) cone woofer (JA2564) <YST-SW215>...20 cm (8”) cone woofer (JA2165) Amplifier Output (100 Hz, 5 ohms, 10% THD) <YST-SW315>... 250W <YST-SW215>... 120W Frequency Response  <YST-SW315>... 20 Hz - 160 Hz (–10 dB) <YST-SW215>... 28 Hz - 200 Hz (–10 dB) Power Supply USA and Canada models ... AC 120V, 60 Hz U.K.
  • Page 169 Printed in Indonesia WB35910-1...

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