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DSP-A5
Natural Sound AV Amplifier
Amplificateur audio-vidéo
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING

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    DSP-A5 Natural Sound AV Amplifier Amplificateur audio-vidéo OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BRUKSANVISNING MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING...

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    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 the use of this unit with a voltage other than that specified.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Digital Sound Field Processor (DSP) Dolby Pro Logic Decoder Dolby Digital Decoder DTS Decoder CINEMA DSP: Combination of YAMAHA DSP Technology and Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital or Other Features 96-kHz/24-bit D/A Converter “SET MENU” which Provides You with 12 Items...

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Checking the Package Contents Check that the following items are included in your package. Remote control Battery Installation in the Remote Control Turn the remote control over and slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow. Insert the batteries (AAA, R03 or UM-4 type) according the polarity markings on the inside of the battery compartment.

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    Using the Remote Control Remote control sensor Within approximately 6 m (20 feet) The remote control transmits a directional infrared beam. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the infrared sensor during operation. When the sensor is covered or there is a large object between the remote control and the sensor, the sensor cannot receive signals.

  • Page 6: Controls And Functions

    Front Panel – STANDBY/ON Press this switch to turn on the power of this unit or to set this unit in the standby mode. Before turning the power on, set VOLUME to the “m” position. Standby mode In this mode, this unit consumes a very small quantity of power to receive infrared-signals from the remote control.

  • Page 7: Controls And Functions

    SPEAKERS Set A or B (or both A and B) to the ON position for the main speaker system (connected to this unit) that you want to use. Set the button(s) to the OFF position for the main speaker system that you don’t want to use. SET MENU +/–...

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    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Display t indicator The “t” indicator lights up when the built-in DTS decoder is on. DSP program indicators These indicators light up when DSP program No. 2, 3 or the subprogram “ENHANCED” of No. 1 is selected. Multi-information display This display shows various information: for example the name of the selected DSP program and the various settings...

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    Remote Control This section describes the basic operation of this unit with the remote control. First, set the selector dial to the AMP/ TUN position. Refer to “PRESET REMOTE CONTROL” on page 36 for full details. TV POWER TV VOLUME Press this button to switch the function of the numeric buttons to the DSP program selector.

  • Page 10: Description Of The Numeric Buttons

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS A/B/C/D/E, PRESET +/– These buttons are used to select a preset station when using the YAMAHA tuner. A/B/C/D/E: To select one of a group (A to E) of preset stations PRESET +/–: To select a preset station number (1 to 8)

  • Page 11: Preparation

    LFE (low frequency effect) channel with high fidelity when playing back a source encoded with Dolby Digital or DTS. The YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System is ideal for natural and lively bass reproduction.

  • Page 12: Connections

    When you connect other YAMAHA audio components (such as a tape deck, MD recorder and CD player or changer), connect it to the terminals with the same number labels as !, #, $ etc. YAMAHA applies this labeling system to all its products.

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    Connecting an Audio Component Turntable OUTPUT OUTPUT CD player Be sure to connect the right channel (R), left channel (L), input (IN) and output (OUT) properly. Tape deck or MD recorder LINE OUT LINE IN (Europe model) OUTPUT Tuner PHONO terminals These terminals are used to connect a turntable with an MM or high-output MC cartridge.

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    CONNECTIONS Connecting a Video Component TV monitor DVD/LD player S VIDEO ANALOG AUDIO OUT (Europe model) S VIDEO ANALOG AUDIO OUT Audio signal terminals Be sure to connect the right channel (R), left channel (L), input (IN) and output (OUT) properly. S Video signal terminals Use a special S VIDEO cable (commercially available) for the S VIDEO connection.

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    VIDEO terminals (composite) DVD/LD player Cable TV/satellite tuner VIDEO OUT connection VIDEO VIDEO SCART-plug TV monitor TV/digital TV TV monitor with a 21-pin connector Make a connection as shown above with a commercially available SCART-plug connector cable. VIDEO AUX terminals (on the front panel) AUDIO OUT R AUDIO OUT L VIDEO OUT...

  • Page 16: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting the Speakers Right Subwoofer connection When using a subwoofer with built- in amplifier, including the YAMAHA Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System, connect the input terminal of the subwoofer system to the SUBWOOFER OUTPUT terminal of this unit. Low bass signals distributed from...

  • Page 17: Speaker Cables

    Speaker cables 10 mm (3/8”) Connecting to the MAIN SPEAKERS terminals Red: positive (+) Black: negative (–) Connecting to the REAR and CENTER SPEAKERS terminals Red: positive (+) Black: negative (–) Connecting to an external amplifier The speaker connections described on page 14 are fine for most applications. If you wish to drive your existing amplifier, the following terminals are available for connecting an external amplifier(s) to this unit.

  • Page 18: Impedance Selector Switch

    CONNECTIONS IMPEDANCE SELECTOR Switch WARNING Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch setting while the power of this unit is on, otherwise the unit may be damaged. If this unit fails to turn on when STANDBY/ON (or POWER) is pressed, the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch may not be fully slide to either position.

  • Page 19: Adjusting The Speaker Balance

    After completing the adjustments, use VOLUME (+/–) at your listening position to check if the adjustments are satisfactory. Set the selector dial to the AMP/TUN (or DSP/TUN) position. Press TEST. “TEST LEFT” appears on the display. Turn up the volume.

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    ADJUSTING THE SPEAKER BALANCE Adjust BALANCE on the front panel so that the sound output level of the right main speaker and the left main speaker is the same. Press TIME/LEVEL repeatedly to select the speaker to be adjusted. “CENTER”, “R SUR.” or “L SUR.”...

  • Page 21: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION When using the remote control, set the selector dial to the AMP/TUN position. – – Set VOLUME to the “m” position. Turn the power on. Front panel Press SPEAKERS A or B to select the main speakers to be used.

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    PLAYING A SOURCE Play the source. Refer to the instructions for the source component. Note • When controlling an audio/video component (tape deck, MD recorder, CD player, DVD/LD player, etc.) with the remote control, set the selector dial to the appropriate position (TAPE/ MD, CD, DVD/LD, etc.), corresponding to the component you want to control.

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    Input Mode (for the DVD/LD, TV/ digital TV and cable TV/satellite tuner sources) This unit allows you to switch the input mode for sources that send both digital and analog signals to this unit. The AUTO, DTS and ANALOG input modes are provided. When you turn on the power of this unit, the input mode for the DVD/LD source is always set to AUTO and for TV/ digital TV or cable TV/satellite tuner source is set according...

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    PLAYING A SOURCE Notes on playing a source encoded with DTS • If “DATA ERROR” appears on the display while playing an LD source encoded with DTS, stop playback and turn the player off and then on again. • If the digital output data of the player has been processed in any way, you may not be able to perform DTS decoding even if you make a digital connection between this unit and the player.

  • Page 25: Digital Sound Field Processor (dsp) Effect

    DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR (DSP) EFFECT Selecting a DSP Program You can enhance your listening experience by selecting a DSP program. Refer to pages 26 to 28 for details about each program. – – On the front panel Make sure that the effect speakers (center and rear) and subwoofer are turned on.

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    DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR (DSP) EFFECT Canceling the Sound Effect (turning off the effect speakers) Press EFFECT to cancel the sound effect and monitor only the main sound. Press EFFECT again to turn the sound effect back on. If the selector dial is set to a position other than the DSP/TUN position, first press DSP and then EFFECT on the remote control.

  • Page 27: Recording A Source On Tape, Md Or Video Cassette

    RECORDING A SOURCE ON TAPE, MD OR VIDEO CASSETTE Recording adjustments and other operations are performed from the tape deck, MD recorder or VCR. Refer to the instructions for these components. – – Set VOLUME to the “m” position. Select the source you want to record. Front panel Begin recording by the tape deck, MD recorder or VCR connected to this unit.

  • Page 28: Advanced Operation

    ADVANCED OPERATION This unit incorporates a sophisticated, multi-program digital sound field processor (DSP). This processor allows you to electronically expand and change the shape of the audio sound field from both audio and video sources, creating a theater- like experience in your listening room. You can create outstanding audio sound by selecting a suitable DSP program (this will, of course, depend on what you are listening to).

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    2 (presence & surround) (especially large-scale movie productions). Dolby Digital 5.1 channels 3 (presence & surround L, R) 5.1 channels 3 (presence & surround L, R) Clearly reproduces dialog and sound effects in the latest sound form of science fiction films,...

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    TV SPORTS ( x ) • Input source: Audio/Video • Output channel: 2 to 5.1 channels • DSP: 2 to 3 (presence & surround) For Hi-Fi audio sources PROGRAM DISCO ( x ) • Input source: 2-ch PCM/Analog audio • Output channel: 2 channels •...

  • Page 31: Set Menu

    Adjusting Items on the SET MENU Adjustments should be performed with the remote control while watching the information on the display. Set the selector dial to the AMP/TUN (or DSP/TUN) position. SET MENU Press SET MENU repeatedly to select the item you want to adjust.

  • Page 32: Set Menu

    SET MENU Description of Each Item 1. CENTER SP Choices: LRG (Large)/SML (Small)/NONE Preset position: LRG (Large) LRG (Large) Select this position if your center speaker is approximately the same size as the main speakers. In this position, full- range signals on the center channel are directed to the center speaker.

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    5. MAIN LVL Choices: NORM (Normal)/–10 dB Preset position: NORM (Normal) NORM (Normal) Normally select this position. –10 dB Select this position if the sound output from the main speakers is too loud and cannot be balanced with the sound output from the center and rear speakers.

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    SET MENU 8. DTS LFE (Adjusting the output level of the LFE channel for DTS) Control range: –10 dB to +10 dB (in 1 dB steps) Preset value: 0 dB Note • This adjustment is effective only when DTS is being decoded and the selected source encoded with DTS contains LFE signals.

  • Page 35: Delay Time And Speaker Output Levels

    DELAY TIME AND SPEAKER OUTPUT LEVELS When using the digital sound field processor with the Dolby Pro Logic decoder, Dolby Digital decoder or DTS decoder, you can adjust the delay time between the main sound and sound effect, and each speaker’s output level as you wish. Note •...

  • Page 36: Delay Time And Speaker Output Levels

    Adjusting Method Adjustments should be performed with the remote control while watching the information on the display. Set the selector dial to the AMP/TUN (or DSP/TUN) position. Press TIME/LEVEL repeatedly to select the item you want to adjust. Each time you press TIME/LEVEL, the selected item changes and appears on the display as shown below.

  • Page 37: Sleep Timer

    The SLEEP timer can be used to automatically set this unit in the standby mode. This timer is useful when you are going to sleep while enjoying the desired input source. The SLEEP timer can only be set with the remote control. Note •...

  • Page 38: Preset Remote Control

    The provided remote control is factory set to control not only this unit but also most YAMAHA audio components connected to it. Selector Dial There are nine positions that you can select to control connected components with this remote control. For example, if the CD position is selected, the remote control is set in the CD operation mode, allowing the CD player to be operated by the buttons on the remote control.

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    Controlling the Components Connected to This Unit Example: To control a YAMAHA CD player Make sure that VOLUME is set to the “m” position. Set the selector dial to the CD position. Turn on the power. Press INPUT. The indicator lights up for about three second.

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    PRESET REMOTE CONTROL Description of Each Position TAPE/MD position Select the TAPE/MD position. r REC/PAUSE This button gives a pause in recording on a tape deck or MD recorder. p PLAY This button plays a tape or an MD. b DIR A (TAPE) This button selects the playing direction of deck A.

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    (center and rear). DISPLAY e PAUSE This button gives a pause in operation. The button functions as PAUSE/STOP* for operating a YAMAHA CD player under factory setting. a SKIP+ This button skips to the beginning of the next track.

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    MENU DOWN MENU AV POWER This button turns on the YAMAHA DVD player if you have set the code number “0048”. Also this button turns on the DVD player that has a remote control with a power button if you have set the code for another manufacturer.

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    VCR position Select the VCR position. Numeric buttons VCR REC Press this button twice to start ENTER/RECALL recording. CHANNEL +/– DISPLAY PAUSE PLAY STOP REWIND FAST FORWARD AV POWER This button turns on a VCR that has a remote control with a power button if you have set the code for your VCR.

  • Page 44: Setup Codes

    PRESET REMOTE CONTROL Advanced Information Setup codes You can set the code for the manufacturer of your component in each position of the selector dial. Turn on your component to be used. Set the selector dial to the desired position for the component (TAPE/MD, CD, DVD/LD, etc.).

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    The following codes are factory set. Selector dial Code Component position 0101 CBL/SAT Satellite tuner 0006 0002 DVD/LD DVD player 0008 (YAMAHA DVD player) CD player 0005 (YAMAHA CD player) TAPE/MD Tape deck 0004 (YAMAHA Tape deck) AMP/TUN this unit 0003 DSP/TUN this unit...

  • Page 46: Appendix

    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. General...

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    SYMPTOM No sound from the The sound output level of the center speaker is center speaker. set to minimum. “CENTER SP” on the SET MENU is set to the NONE position. Incorrect DSP program is selected. The source encoded with Dolby Digital or DTS does not have a center channel signal.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING Remote control SYMPTOM The remote control does Direct sunlight or lighting (from an inverter not work. type of fluorescent lamp, etc.) is striking the remote control sensor of this unit. The batteries are weak. The unit or other The component to be controlled has not been component cannot be selected.

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    When playing back a source encoded with DTS SYMPTOM A loud hissing noise is The player which plays back the source is not heard when playing back connected to a digital audio signal input a source encoded with terminal of this unit. DTS.

  • Page 50: Specifications

    AUDIO SECTION • Minimum RMS Output Power 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 ohms Main L/R, Center, Rear L/R ... 70 W 1 kHz, 0.09% THD, 8 ohms Main L/R, Center, Rear L/R ... 80 W • Maximum Output Power (EIAJ) 1 kHz, 10% THD, 8 ohms ...

  • Page 51: Glossary

    Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround sounds. The YAMAHA “CINEMA DSP” logo indicates those programs that are created by the combination of YAMAHA DSP technology and Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital or DTS. LFE 0.1 Channel This channel is for reproduction of low bass signals.

  • Page 52: Index

    Accessories ... 2 AC outlet ... 16 BALANCE ... 20 BGV (background video) function ... 20 Canceling sound effect ... 24 CINEMA DSP ... 28, 49 Connections Audio components (tape deck/MD recorder, CD player, turntable and tuner) ... 11 Digital connections ... 12 Speakers ...

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    0491, 1411 DUAL-TEC AUTOVOX 0091, 0351, 0481, 0491, 0601, 0781, DUMONT 0951, 1051, 1081, 1391, 1421 BAIRD 1101, 1351 DYNATRON BANG & OLUFSEN 1081 ELBE BASIC LINE 1321, 1331 ELECTRO TECH BAUER 1451 ELEKTRONSKA BAUR 0041, 0061, 0121, ELMAN 0131, 0221, 1561...

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    0601, 1171 NECKERMANN LENOIR 0601, 1511 LEYEO 1181 LIFETEC 2591, 2601, 2611, 2621, 2641, 2651, 2661, 2671, 2681, NEDIATOR 2691, 2711, 2761, NICAMAGIC 2771, 2781 NIKKAI LOEWE OPTA 0121, 0131, 0581, 0611, 1081 NOBLIKO LOGIC 1691, 2281 LOGIK 0551, 1681, 2281 NOGAMATIC 0571 LOWEWE 0831...

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    0322, 0432, 0452 ANITECH 0002 ANITSCH 1002 0012, 0052 AUDIOSONIC 0002 BAIRD 0042, 0282, 0492 BANG & OLUFSEN 0042 BAUR 0052, 0062, 0812 BLAUPUNKT 0062, 0092, 0252, 0462, 0672, 0992 BRIONVEGA 0032 BUSH 0002, 0282, 0332, 0306, 0896 0342, 0512, 0972...

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    SHARP 0068 0042 SONY 0028 0112 TECHNICS 0048 0132, 0502, 0702 THOMSON 0328 0002 TOSHIBA 0088, 0248 0062, 0092, 0252, YAMAHA 0008, 0048 0572 ZENITH 0248 0052, 0382, 0442, 0932 0282 LD PLAYER AIWA 0137 FUNAI 0137 HITACHI 0047 MAGNAVOX...

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    0185, 1895, 1905 THOMSON MAGNAVOX 1865, 1875 TOSHIBA MARANTZ 0165, 0175, 0545, VECTOR RESEARCH 0665, 1275, 1335, 1405, 1505, 1875, VICTOR 1955 YAMAHA MATSUSHITA 1095, 1605 0535 MD RECORDER MEDION 0075, 1995, 2005, YAMAHA 2015 KENWOOD MEMOREX 0525, 1015, 1265, SONY...

  • Page 60

    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...

  • Page 61

    TV POWER TV VOLUME program TV INPUT selector EFFECT TAPE/MD REC/PAUSE PLAY DIR A (TAPE) SKIP– (MD) REWIND (TAPE) SEARCH (MD) AMP/TUN INPUT Input selector buttons A/B/C/D/E d (next), u (back) SET MENU STANDBY POWER VOLUME +/– SLEEP MUTE INPUT...

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    Quick Reference Card DVD/LD DISC SKIP+/– PLAY SKIP– SEARCH INPUT Numeric buttons ENTER/ CHANNEL RECALL +/– DISPLAY VCR REC PLAY PAUSE STOP FAST REWIND FORWARD AV POWER Press this button twice to start recording. Appuyer deux fois sur cette touche pour commencer l’enregistrement. Drücken Sie diese Taste zweimal, um die Aufnahme zu starten.

  • Page 63

    AUDIO OUT VIDEO S VIDEO COAXIAL VIDEO S VIDEO COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT VIDEO IN S VIDEO IN DSP-A5 only TV Monitor LD player DOLBY DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OPTICAL RF OUT RF OUT OPTICAL DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT...

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