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Yamaha DSP-A5 Owner's Manual: Speaker Setup

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PREPARATION
Speakers to Be Used
This unit is designed to provide the best sound-field quality
with a 5-speaker system, using main speakers, rear speakers
and a center speaker. If you use different brands of speakers
(with different tonal qualities) in your system, the tone of a
moving human voice and other types of sound may not shift
smoothly. We recommend that you use speakers from the
same manufacture or speakers with the same tonal quality.
The main speakers are used for the main source sound plus
the effect sounds. They will probably be the speakers from
your present stereo system. The rear speakers are used for
the effect and surround sounds, and the center speaker is for
the center sounds (dialog, vocals, etc.). If for some reason it
is not practical to use a center speaker, you can do without
it. Best results, however, are obtained with the full system.
The main speakers should be high-performance models and
have enough power-handling capacity to accept the
maximum output of your audio system. The other speakers
do not have to be equal to the main speakers. For precise
sound localization, however, it is ideal to use high-
performance models that can reproduce sounds over the full
range for the center speaker and the rear speakers.
Use of a subwoofer expands your
sound field
It is also possible to further expand your system with the
addition of a subwoofer. The use of a subwoofer is effective
not only for reinforcing bass frequencies from any or all
channels, but also for reproducing the LFE (low frequency
effect) 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.

SPEAKER SETUP

Speaker Placement
Refer to the following diagram when you place the
speakers.
Main
speaker (L)
Center speaker
Main speakers
Place the right and left main speakers an equal distance
from the ideal listening position. The distance of each
speaker from each side of the TV monitor should be the
same.
Rear speakers
Place these speakers behind your listening position, facing
slightly inwards, nearly 1.8 m (approx. 6 feet) above the
floor.
Center speaker
Align the front face of the center speaker with the front face
of your TV monitor. Place the speaker as close to the
monitor as possible, such as directly over or under the
monitor and centrally between the main speakers.
Note
• If the center speaker is not used, the center channel sound will be
heard from the right and left main speakers. In that case,
"CENTER SP" on the SET MENU is set to the NONE position.
(Refer to page 30 for details.)
Subwoofer
The position of the subwoofer is not so critical, because low
bass sounds are not highly directional. But it is better to
place the subwoofer near the main speakers. Turn it slightly
toward the center of the room to reduce the wall reflections.
CAUTION
Some types of speakers interfere with a TV monitor. If
this problem occurs, move the speakers away from the
monitor. If you cannot avoid installing the center speaker
or subwoofer near the TV monitor, use magnetically
shielded speakers.
Main speaker (R)
Rear speaker (R)
Subwoofer
1.8 m
Rear speaker (L)
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