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Yamaha R-V98 Owner's Manual

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2 Programs Dolby Surround (DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY PRO LOGIC ENHANCED)
Test Tone Generator for Easier Speaker Output Balance Adjustment
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA stereo receiver.
OWNER'S MANUAL
CONTENTS
Safety Instructions ........................2
Supplied Accessories ...................4
Profile of This Unit .......................5
Connections .................................7
Operations .................................13
Tuning Operations ......................16
Preset Tuning ...................................17
(DSP) ...............................................20
Transmitter .......................................26
Troubleshooting .........................27
Specifications .............................28
80W + 80W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.09% THD, 1 kHz (Front)
80W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.1% THD, 1 kHz (Center)
15W + 15W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.7% THD, 1 kHz (Rear)
4 Programs for Digital Sound Field Processing and
Automatic Input Balance Control for Dolby Surround
3 Center Channel Modes (NORMAL/WIDE/PHANTOM)
IF Count Direct PLL Synthesizer Tuning System
IMPORTANT!
Please record the serial number of this
unit in the space below.
Model:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear
of the unit.
Retain this Owner's Manual in a safe
place for future reference.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
R-V98

Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

5 Speaker Configuration
Digital Sound Field Processor
40-Station Random Preset Tuning
Automatic Preset Tuning
Preset Station Shifting Capability
Video Signal Input/Output Capability
Remote Control Capability
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

SLEEP Timer

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    80W + 80W (8Ω) RMS Output Power, 0.09% THD, 1 kHz (Front) 2 Programs Dolby Surround (DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY PRO LOGIC ENHANCED) Test Tone Generator for Easier Speaker Output Balance Adjustment Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA stereo receiver. OWNER’S MANUAL CONTENTS Safety Instructions ...2...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (U.S.A.) Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • 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: Supplied Accessories

    This product complies with the radio frequency interference requirements of the Council Directive 82/499/EEC and/or 87/308/EEC. The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the apparatus itself is turned off.
  • Page 5: Profile Of This Unit

    You are the proud owner of a Yamaha stereo receiver –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 Setting-Up For This Unit

    SPEAKER SETTING-UP 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, “+”...
  • Page 8: Connecting Speakers

    CONNECTING SPEAKERS Rear speakers Right TAPE Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with wire of the proper gauge, cut to be 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 –...
  • Page 9: Antenna Connections

    ANTENNA CONNECTIONS Each antenna should be connected to the designated terminals correctly, referring to the following figure. Both AM and FM indoor antennas are included with this unit. In general, these antennas will probably provide sufficient signal strength. Nevertheless, a properly installed outdoor antenna will give clearer reception than an indoor one. If you experience poor reception quality, an outdoor antenna may result in improvement.
  • Page 10: Adjustment Before Operation

    ADJUSTMENT BEFORE OPERATION 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.
  • Page 11 Select the center channel output mode according to your speaker configuration. (Refer to “SPEAKER CONFIGURATION” on page 6.) CENTER MODE NORMAL WIDE PHANTOM On the feature of each mode, refer to the “Note” shown below. Note In step 7, when you select the center channel output mode, note the following.
  • Page 12 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 Make the sound output level of the center speaker the same as that of the front speakers with the CENTER level control.
  • Page 13: Operations

    TO PLAY A SOURCE VOLUME — dB ∞ Set to the “ ” position. POWER Select the desired input source by using the input selector switches. (For video sources, turn the TV/monitor ON.) MONITOR TAPE LD/TV TUNER COPY * The name of the selected input source will appear in the display.
  • Page 14 TO RECORD A SOURCE TO TAPE Select the source to be recorded. MONITOR TAPE LD/TV TUNER COPY * To dub from tape to tape, refer to the “Notes” shown at right. * When you select LD/TV, TUNER, CD or PHONO, make sure that neither TAPE nor VCR is also selected.
  • Page 15: 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 16: Tuning Operations

    Normally, if station signals are strong and there is no interference, quick automatic-search tuning (AUTOMATIC TUNING) is possible. However, if signals of the station you want to select are weak, you must tune to it manually (MANUAL TUNING). AUTOMATIC TUNING Select the reception band (FM or AM) while watching the display.
  • Page 17: Preset Tuning

    MANUAL PRESET TUNING This unit can store station frequencies selected by tuning operation. With this function, you can recall any desired station by only selecting the preset station number where it is stored. Up to 40 stations (8 stations x 5 pages) can be stored. 2, 5 To store stations Tune to a desired station.
  • Page 18 AUTOMATIC PRESET TUNING You can also make use of an automatic preset tuning function for FM stations only. By this function, this unit performs automatic tuning and stores FM stations with strong signals sequentially. Up to 40 stations are stored automatically in the same way as in the manual preset tuning method on page 17.
  • Page 19: Exchanging Preset Stations

    EXCHANGING PRESET STATIONS You can exchange the places of two preset stations each other by easy operations. Example) If you want to shift the preset station on E1 to A5, and vice versa. Recall the preset station on E1 (by following the method of “To recall a preset station”...
  • Page 20: 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 6 programs;...
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22: To Play A Source With The Digital Sound Field Processor

    To play a source with the digital sound field processor Follow steps 1 – 6 shown in “OPERATIONS” on page Turn the DSP on, so that a DSP program name appears on the display. EFFECT Select the desired program that is suitable for the source.
  • Page 23: Adjustment Of The Center Level

    Adjustment of the CENTER level If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the center speaker with this control even if the output level is already set in “Speaker balance adjustment” on page 12. CENTER Adjustment of the REAR level If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the rear speakers with this control even if the output level is already set in “Speaker balance adjustment”...
  • Page 24: Setting The Sleep Timer

    SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER If you use the SLEEP timer of this unit, you can set this unit to be turned 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 25: 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, turntable and tape deck connected to this unit are YAMAHA components, then this remote control transmitter will also control various functions of each component.
  • Page 26: Notes About The Remote Control Transmitter

    STANDBY mode (Europe model 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 27: 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 28: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO SECTION Minimum RMS Output Power per Channel Front L, R 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.09% THD [U.S.A. model]...80W+80W 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.04% THD [Canada model] ...55W+55W Center 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD [U.S.A. model] ...80W [Canada model] ...55W Rear L, R 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD...15W+15W...
  • Page 29 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 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA...