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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.
YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that which is specified.
PRECAUTIONS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...1 GETTING STARTED ...3 FEATURES ...5 SPEAKER SETUP...10 CONTROLS & THEIR FUNCTIONS...13 FRONT PANEL...13 DISPLAY PANEL ...16 CONNECTIONS...17 REAR PANEL PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ...17 REAR PANEL SWITCH AND CONTROL SETTINGS...20 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTIONS ...20 CONNECTING AUDIO/VIDEO SOURCE EQUIPMENT TO THIS UNIT ...21...
GETTING STARTED Unpacking If you haven’t already done so, carefully remove this unit and its accessories from the box and wrapping material. You should find the unit itself and the following accessories. Remote control User function stickers Installing the Remote Control Unit Batteries Since the remote control unit will be used for many of this unit’s control operations, you should begin by installing the supplied batteries.
Notes about the Remote Control Unit When you notice that remote control operation has become erratic, or the distance from which the remote control will function has decreased, it’s time to replace the batteries. Always replace all batteries at the same time. This remote control uses an advanced, highly directional infrared beam.
Extensive research into the exact nature of the sonic reflections that create the ambience of a large hall has made it possible for Yamaha engineers to bring you this same sound in your own listening room, so you’ll feel all the sound of a live concert.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround This unit employs a Dolby Pro Logic Surround decoder similar to professional Dolby Stereo decoders used in many movie theaters. By using the Dolby Pro Logic Surround decoder, you can experience the dramatic realism and impact of Dolby Surround movie theater sound in your own home.
Yamaha DSP technology made it possible to present you with nearly the same sound experience as that of a large movie theater...
Dolby Pro Logic + 2 Digital Sound Fields Digital sound fields are created on the presence side and the rear surround side of the Dolby Pro Logic Surround-decoded sound field respectively. They create a wide acoustic environment and emphasize surround-effect in the room, letting you feel much presence as if you are watching a movie in a popular Dolby Stereo theater.
Video superimpose If you connect your video cassette recorder, LD player, video monitor, etc. to this unit, you can take advantage of this unit’s capability to display program titles and information for various setting changes and adjustments on your video monitor’s screen. This information will be superimposed over the video image.
LFE (low frequency effect) sound with high fidelity when playing back a source with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded. You may wish to choose the convenience of a Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, which has its own built-in power amplifier.
Four Possible Types of Speaker System Configurations Recommended 4 Speaker System 5 Speaker System Simplest system. Good for Audio/Video sources. You can enjoy widely diffused sound By the use of center speaker, center by only adding two additional speaker sounds (dialog, vocals etc.) are units at the rear.
SPEAKERS. (To avoid interference, keep the speaker above or below the television monitor, or use a magnetically shielded speaker.) If using a SUBWOOFER, such as a Yamaha Active Servo Subwoofer System, the position of the speaker is not so critical because low bass tones are not highly directional.
CONTROLS & THEIR FUNCTIONS FRONT PANEL DSP–A1092 NATURAL SOUND AV AMPLIFIER POWER BASS TONE PHONES SPEAKERS EXTENSION BYPASS For control keys on the remote control unit, see pages 50 to 52. CINEMA DSP VCR 2 VIDEO AUX TUNER SOURCE DVD/LD...
POWER Switch Turns this unit on and off. * When you press this switch to turn the power on, you will hear a click and a sound of the built-in fan rotating for a moment. Standby Indicator While the power of this unit is on, pressing the (SYSTEM POWER) OFF key on the remote control unit switches this unit to the standby mode.
PROGRAM Selector Sequentially selects the digital sound field processing programs in the + or – direction. SET MENU Switch Whenever pressed, selects functions in the SET MENU mode. DELAY/C/R/F/SWFR Switch Whenever pressed, selects the item of changing delay time, center speaker output level, rear speaker output level, front effect speaker output level and subwoofer output level in turn.
DISPLAY PANEL Input Source Display Shows the currently selected input source. Multi-informatiom Display Shows the currently selected DSP program, or information for several adjustments or setting changes made on this unit. SPEAKERS A/B Indicators The indicator A or B which corresponds to the currently selected main speakers lights up.
REAR PANEL PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Before you start making connections make sure all related electronic components are turned OFF. PCM/ AUDIO SIGNAL AUDIO SIGNAL VIDEO SIGNAL DIGITAL IN VIDEO COAXIAL PHONO DVD/LD DVD/LD TV/DBS OPTICAL COAXIAL TUNER VCR 1 TV/DBS TAPE TAPE(MD)
PCM/ DIGITAL IN (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) jacks Can be connected with audio/video units that have a coaxial or optical digital output jack. Connect a unit that is connected to the DVD/LD AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNAL connection jacks to the DVD/LD COAXIAL or OPTICAL jack. Connect a unit that is connected to the TV/DBS AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNAL connection jacks to the TV/DBS COAXIAL or OPTICAL jack.
PRE OUT Jacks Main-channel line output. Connected with jumper bars to MAIN IN jacks when the built-in amplifier is used. Connected to input jacks of external stereo power amplifier (MAIN IN or TAPE PLAY jacks of integrated amplifier or receiver) when using external amplification.
REAR PANEL SWITCH AND CONTROL SETTINGS There are several switches and controls on the rear panel that you’ll have to check before operating your system, and it’s a good idea to do it before you connect cables. Locate the MAIN LEVEL slide switch (C) and FRONT MIX slide switch (B).
BASIC CONNECTIONS If you have YAMAHA audio/video unit numbered as 1, 2, 3, etc. on the rear panel, connections can be made easily by making sure to connect the output (or input) terminals of each unit to the same-numbered terminals of this unit.
CONNECTING TO DIGITAL (OPTICAL AND COAXIAL) JACKS If your LD (DVD) player, TV/satellite tuner, etc. are equipped with coaxial or optical digital audio signal output jacks, they can be connected to this unit’s COAXIAL and/or OPTICAL digital signal input jacks. To make a connection between optical digital audio signal jacks, remove the cover from each jack, and then connect them by using a commercially available optical fiber cable that conforms to...
COAXIAL jack take priority. In this case, switch off the RF demodulator to listen to CD sound surely. However, if your RF demodulator is the Yamaha model APD-1, you do not have to switch it off.
CONNECTING TO S VIDEO JACKS If your video cassette recorder, LD player, etc. and your monitor are equipped with “S” (high-resolution) video terminals, connect them to this unit’s S VIDEO jacks, and connect this unit’s S VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack to the “S” video input of your monitor.
For connecting with a monitor TV that uses a 21 pin connector for input (for Europe and U.K. models) Make a connection as figured below with a commercially available scart-plug connector cable. Monitor TV CONNECTING SPEAKER SYSTEMS Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with wire of the proper gauge, cut as short as possible.
CONNECTING THE MAIN SPEAKERS TO THIS UNIT One or two sets of MAIN speakers can be connected to this unit. If you use two sets of MAIN speakers, connect one set to the MAIN SPEAKERS A terminals, and connect another set to the B terminals.
NOTE: The speaker connections above are fine for most applications. If for some reason, however, you wish to use an external power amp for any or all of the front effect, rear and center channels, connect the line level output jack(s) for each channel to...
OUTPUT FRONT REAR EFFECT With some subwoofers, including the Yamaha Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, the amplifier and subwoofer are in the same unit. COUPLER OUTPUT MAIN CH FRONT...
Switching the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch on the rear panel Select the position whose requirements your speaker system meets. Be sure to switch this only when the power of this unit is turned off. WARNING Never switch the setting of this switch when the power of this unit is on, otherwise this unit will break down.
SELECTING THE OUTPUT MODES SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM This unit provides you the following four functions to determine the method of distributing output signals to speakers suitable for your audio system. When speaker connections are all completed, select a proper position on each function to make the best use of your speaker system.
6. MAIN SPEAKER Choices: SMALL/LARGE Preset position: LARGE SMALL: Select this position if your main speakers do not have a high ability for bass reproduction. However, if your system does not include a subwoofer, do not select this position. In this position, low bass signals (below 90 Hz) at the main channels are output from the SUBWOOFER jacks (if the SWFR or BOTH position is selected on “7.
METHOD OF CHANGING SELECTIONS Operations should be made watching information on this unit’s display panel or the monitor screen. 1. Turn the power of this unit on. (If you want to display information on the monitor, turn the power of the monitor on.) Front panel POWER If you will use the remote control unit, set the TIME/LEVEL·SET...
SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT This operation uses an internal test-tone generator for balancing the levels of the main, center, rear and front effect speakers. The adjustment of each speaker output level should be done at your listening position with the remote control unit. Otherwise, the result may not be satisfactory.
NOTE: If there is insufficient volume from the effect speakers, you may decrease the main speaker volume level by setting the MAIN LEVEL switch on the rear panel to “–10 dB”, and adjust each speaker level again. Volume controls on external power amplifiers may also be adjusted if necessary to achieve proper balance.
ADJUSTMENTS IN THE “SET MENU” MODE The following eight types of functions maximize the performance of your system and expand your enjoyment for audio listening and video watching. 1. CENTER DELAY 2. DYNAMIC RANGE 3. LFE LEVEL 4. CENTER SPEAKER 5.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FUNCTIONS 1. CENTER DELAY (Adjusting the delay of center sounds (dialog etc.)) Control range: 0 ms to 5 ms (in 1 ms step) Preset value: 0 ms This adjustment is effective only when the Dolby Digital (AC-3) is decoded and the signals of selected source encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) contain center-channel signals.
3. LFE LEVEL (Adjusting the output level at the LFE (low frequency effect) channel) Control range: –20 dB to 0 dB (in 1 dB step) Preset value: 0 dB This adjustment is effective only when the Dolby Digital (AC-3) is decoded and the signals of selected source encoded with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) contain LFE signals.
GENERAL OPERATION PLAYING A SOURCE NOTE: If you will use the remote control unit, be sure to use it with the lid open. 1. Set the master VOLUME control to minimum. Front panel VOLUME –dB 2. Turn the power on. Front panel POWER 3.
Notes on using the input selector buttons • Note that pressing on each input selector button selects the source which is connected to the corresponding input terminals on the rear panel. * To select the source connected to the VIDEO AUX terminals on the front panel, press VIDEO AUX.
Notes on input mode selection • To play back a source with the Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoded, set the input mode to “AUTO”. • When you want to enjoy a source which has normal 2-channel signals with a Dolby Pro Logic Surround program, select the ANALOG mode.
Regardless of the setting of input selector buttons, when you set the REC OUT selector to a position other than “SOURCE”, the source selected by the REC OUT selector can be recorded by other tape deck (MD recorder) and/or VCRs connected to this unit. While recording a source by setting the REC OUT selector to the position other than SOURCE as described above, the following operations can be made at the same time.
SELECTING SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS This unit has 10 programs for digital sound field processing, 6 from actual acoustic environments from around the world, and 4 programs for Audio/Video sources including sources encoded with Dolby Pro Logic surround or Dolby Digital (AC-3). When operating on the front panel: 1.
CANCELING THE EFFECT SOUND The EFFECT switch on the front panel and the EFFECT ON/OFF key on the remote control unit make it simple to compare the normal stereo sound with the fully processed effect sound. To cancel the effect sound and monitor only the main sound, press the EFFECT ON/OFF key or the EFFECT switch.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SOUND FIELD PROGRAMS 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.
3. MOVIE THEATER When the input signal is analog or PCM audio PRO LOGIC Speaker output: main, center, rear, front effect DIGITAL MOVIE THEATER When the input signal is Dolby Digital ( Speaker output: main, center, rear, front effect Ideal for reproducing video discs, video tapes and similar sources which are Dolby Surround encoded and bear the “DOLBY SURROUND”...
7. ROCK CONCERT When the input signal is analog or PCM audio ( Speaker output: main, rear, front effect When the input signal is Dolby Digital ( Speaker output: main, center, rear, front effect This program is ideally suited for rock music. You will experience a very dynamic or lively sound field.
ADJUSTING DELAY TIME AND EACH SPEAKER OUTPUT LEVEL In using the digital sound field processor including the Dolby Pro Logic Decoder or the Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder, you can adjust delay time between the main sound and effect sound, and each speaker output level as you prefer.
Adjusting delay time You can adjust the time difference between the beginning of the sound from the main speakers and the beginning of the effect sound from the rear or front effect speakers. The larger the value, the later the effect sound is generated. This adjustment can be made to all programs individually.
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER If you use the SLEEP timer of this unit, you can make this unit turn off automatically. When you are going to sleep while enjoying a broadcast or other desired input source, this timer function is helpful.
If the CD player, tape deck, LD player etc. connected to this unit are YAMAHA components designed for remote control compatibility, then this remote control unit will also control various functions of each component.
DSP program selector keys Selects a DSP program when the built-in digital sound field processor (including the Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder or the Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder) is on. TEST key Used when you make the speaker balance adjustment to maximize the performance of your audio/video system including this unit.
If, for example, you store only Yamaha codes into this remote control unit, up to about 50 functions can be stored. Store new functions to the learnable-...
A/B/C switch. 2. Press the key. The original factory settings of these keys are as follows. Preset with functions for controlling a Yamaha tape deck. Preset with functions for controlling a Yamaha CD player. (STOP is empty.) Preset with functions for controlling a Yamaha tuner.
Empty keys ( 1 These are empty keys. Each key can learn a function from another remote control unit. For example, the TV key is useful for storing the function of your TV’s power switch, and the VCR key can be used for your VCR’s power switch.
When the lid of the remote control unit is closed, you TRANSMIT /LEARN CLEAR LEARN MACRO can easily operate Yamaha components including learned functions by using the OPERATION CONTROL keys. REC/PAUSE TAPE When the lid is closed, the OPERATION CONTROL keys substitute for the keys of group numbered...
Pressing the “V-AUX” or “PHONO” input selector key has no effect on the OPERATION CONTROL keys. 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...
NOTES • If the OPERATION CONTROL keys substitute for keys which has no function (empty), no command is carried out. According to your plan, store functions from other remote control units into an empty area of those keys. (Refer to pages 61 to 62 for the learning method.) •...
MACRO OPERATIONS (When the lid is closed) “Macro” is a command which defines a sequence of several operations. The keys shown in the right illustrations (as “preset macro keys”) are also preset with macros, in addition to individual functions. Each macro key is preset so that simply pressing it alone will carry out several functions of other keys on this remote control unit sequentially.
Preset macro keys and the key functions which they carry out sequentially are as follows. (Also, refer to the table on page 53.) Function of the key (and area) which operates when a macro key is pressed Macro key (Turning the power of this unit on) TAPE TUNER VCR 1...
NOTES • A key in which no function is stored will carry out no command. • If it occurs that this unit will not receive the second command because the internal operation of the first command takes a long time, set the MACRO switch to the “SLOW” position, or add no function or repeat the same command between the first command and the next command.
LEARNING A NEW FUNCTION 1. Place this remote control unit and the other remote control unit so that they face each other. This remote control unit About 5–10 cm (2–4 in.) 2. Press the LEARN button using the point of a mechanical pencil etc.
5. Press and hold the key (on the other remote control unit) which has the function you want to store. * When learning is finished, the TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator stops lighting and then begins flashing slowly. * If a signal is not successfully received, the TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator flashes rapidly and the mode prior to step 4 is restored.
MAKING A NEW MACRO A new macro can be programmed onto any preset macro key in place of preset functions. (See page 58 to know what keys are preset macro keys.) You can make as many as 13 new macro keys.
It is recommended to write down new key functions you stored on the provided user function stickers and paste them on the reverse side of the remote control unit or the reverse side of the remote control unit’s lid. Memory back-up All of the learned functions will be retained while you replace the batteries.
To Clear All Learned Functions 1. Select the kind of key functions all of which you want to clear by using the MACRO switch on the side panel of the remote control unit. MACRO QUICK SLOW OFF: Select this position if you want to clear all of the learned functions except macros.
TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Power does not come on. AC cord not properly plugged in. The unit turns off suddenly soon after the The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch on the rear power is turned on. panel is not set to the upper or the lower end exactly.
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE A source cannot be recorded by a tape deck The source unit is connected to this unit between or VCR connected to this unit. digital jacks only. Noise from nearby TV or tuner. This unit is too close to the affected equipment. The sound is degraded when listening with The power to this unit is off.
Minimum RMS Output Power Per Channel Main (20 Hz – 20 kHz 0.02% THD 8Ω) ... 80W+80W Center (20 Hz – 20 kHz 0.02% THD 8Ω) ... 80W Front Effect (1 kHz 0.05% THD 8Ω)...25W+25W Rear (20 Hz – 20 kHz 0.02% THD 8Ω) ... 80W+80W Dynamic Power Per Channel (by IHF Dynamic Headroom Measuring Method) MAIN L/R (8Ω/6 4 2 ) ...
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