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DSP-AX863SE
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OWNER'S MANUAL

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    DSP-AX863SE AV Amplifier OWNER’S MANUAL...

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    L or cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. Yamaha coloured RED. Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use terminal of the three pin plug.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents INTRODUCTION ADVANCED OPERATION Features ..............2 Advanced sound configurations......56 Supplied accessories ..........2 Changing sound field parameter settings....56 Notice ............... 3 Selecting decoders ........... 61 Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP)..63 Getting started ............4 Using SET MENU........... 67 Quick start guide ............

  • Page 4: Features

    480p/576p to 720p, 1080i or 1080p ◆ Virtual CINEMA DSP ◆ SILENT CINEMA DOCK terminal ◆ DOCK terminal to connect a Yamaha iPod universal dock Digital audio decoders (such as YDS-10, sold separately) or Bluetooth adapter (such ◆ Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus decoder as YBA-10, sold separately) ◆...

  • Page 5: Notice

    ™ Bluetooth Bluetooth is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth SIG and is used by Yamaha in accordance with a license agreement. “HDMI”, the “HDMI” logo and “High-Definition Multimedia Interface” are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 6: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Getting started ■ Installing batteries in the remote control Press the part and slide the battery compartment cover off. Insert the four supplied batteries (AAA, R03, UM-4) according to the polarity markings (+ and –) on the inside of the battery compartment.

  • Page 7: Quick Start Guide

    Quick start guide Quick start guide The following steps describe the easiest way to enjoy DVD movie playback in your home theater. See pages 11 to 15 for details of the speaker placement. Front right Preparation: Check the items speaker Video monitor Subwoofer Front left...

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    Quick start guide Be sure to connect the left channel (L), right channel Step 1: Set up your speakers (R), “+” (red) and “–” (black) properly. Front speakers and center speaker Place your speakers in the room and connect them to this unit.

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    • Connecting a DVD player via analog multi-channel ☞ P. 25 VID EO audio connection VIDE O DO CK • Connecting a Yamaha iPod universal dock or ☞ P. 25 S VID EO Bluetooth adapter DTV /CB L CO MP ON ENT ☞...

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    (see page 95). If you connect a Yamaha product that has capability of the SCENE control signals, this unit can automatically activate the component and start playback. Refer to the instruction manual of Turn on the video monitor and then set the the DVD player for further information.

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    Quick start guide ■ After using this unit... What do you want to do with this unit? Press CSTANDBY/ON to set this unit to the standby mode. ■ Customizing the SCENE templates ☞ P. 36 • Using various SCENE templates •...

  • Page 12: Connections

    CONNECTIONS Connections Rear panel AUDIO MULTI CH INPUT PRE OUT DOCK VIDEO VIDEO FRONT (6CH) CENTER SINGLE CENTER S VIDEO MONITOR PHONO (PLAY) CD-R (REC) DTV/CBL SB (8CH) SURROUND WOOFER FRONT SURROUND SUR. BACK SUBWOOFER DTV/CBL COMPONENT VIDEO HDMI DTV/CBL MD/CD-R MD/CD-R DTV/CBL DTV/CBL...

  • Page 13: Placing Speakers

    The surround back speakers supplement the surround speakers and provide more realistic front-to-back transitions. Subwoofer(s) 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 reproducing the high fidelity sound of the LFE (low-frequency effect) channel included in Dolby Digital and DTS sources.

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    Connections ■ 6.1-channel speaker layout ■ 5.1-channel speaker layout See page 14 for connection information. See page 14 for connection information. We recommend that you also add the presence speakers for the We recommend that you also add the presence speakers for the effect sounds of the CINEMA DSP sound field program.

  • Page 15: Using Presence Speakers

    Connections ■ Using presence speakers The presence speakers supplement the sound from the front and surround back speakers with extra ambient effects produced by the sound field programs (see page 47). You can adjust the vertical position of dialogues with using the presence speakers (see page 57).

  • Page 16: Connecting Speakers

    Connections Connecting speakers Be sure to connect the left channel (L), right channel (R), “+” (red) and “–” (black) properly. If the connections are faulty, this unit cannot reproduce the input sources accurately. Caution • Before connecting the speakers, make sure that the AC power plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet. •...

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    Connections ■ For the 6.1-channel speaker setting Center speaker EXTRA SP terminals (see page 14) (optional) AUDIO MULTI CH INPUT PRE OUT FRONT (8CH) CENTER SINGLE CENTER LAY) CD-R (REC) DTV/CBL SB (8CH) SURROUND WOOFER FRONT SURROUND SUR. BACK SUBWOOFER Subwoofers HDMI D/CD-R...

  • Page 18: Connecting The Speaker Cable

    Connections ■ Connecting the speaker cable ■ Using bi-amplification connections Caution Remove approximately 10 mm of insulation Remove the shorting bars or bridges of your speakers from the end of each speaker cable and then to separate the LPF (low pass filter) and HPF (high twist the exposed wires of the cable together pass filter) crossovers.

  • Page 19: Information On Jacks And Cable Plugs

    Connections Information on jacks and cable plugs Connect one of the type of the audio jack(s) and/or video jack(s) that your input components are equipped with. Audio jacks and cable plugs Video jacks and cable plugs COMPONENT VIDEO AUDIO DIGITAL DIGITAL VIDEO S VIDEO...

  • Page 20: Information On Hdmi

    Connections Information on HDMI™ ■ HDMI signal compatibility Video signals This unit is compatible with the video signals of the Audio signals following resolutions: Audio signal Audio signal Compatible Video signal format types formats media – 480i/60 Hz 2ch Linear 2ch, 32-192 kHz, CD, DVD-Video, –...

  • Page 21: Audio And Video Signal Flow

    Connections Audio and video signal flow ■ Audio signal flow ■ Video signal flow Input Output Input Output HDMI HDMI DIGITAL AUDIO COMPONENT (COAXIAL) VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) AUDIO S VIDEO VIDEO Digital output Through Analog output Video conversion ON (see page 79) Notes Notes •...

  • Page 22: Connecting A Tv Monitor Or Projector

    Connections Connecting a TV monitor or projector Connect your TV (or projector) to the HDMI OUT jack, • When you use the internal tuner of the TV as the input source, connect the digital or analog audio output jacks of the TV and the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, the digital or analog audio input jacks of this unit.

  • Page 23: Connecting Other Components

    Connections Connecting other components • When “VIDEO CONV.” is set to “ON” (see page 79), the converted video signals are output only at the MONITOR OUT Make sure that this unit and other jacks. To record a source, make the same type of video components are unplugged from the connections between each component.

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    Connections ■ Connecting a DVD recorder, PVR or VCR S-video out Audio out S-video in Audio in Video in Video out AUDIO MULTI CH INPUT PRE OUT DOCK VIDEO VIDEO FRONT (8CH) CENTER SINGLE CENTER S VIDEO MONITOR PHONO (PLAY) CD-R (REC) DTV/CBL...

  • Page 25: Connecting Audio Components

    Connections ■ Connecting audio components Notes • To make a digital connection to a component other than the default component assigned to each the DIGITAL INPUT jack or the DIGITAL OUTPUT jack, select the corresponding setting for “OPTICAL OUT”, “OPTICAL IN”, or “COAXIAL IN” in “I/O ASSIGNMENT”...

  • Page 26: Connecting An External Amplifier

    Connections ■ Connecting an external amplifier This unit has more than enough power for any home use. However, if you want to add more power to the speaker output or if you want to use another amplifier, connect an external amplifier to the PRE OUT jacks. Each PRE OUT jack outputs the same channel signals as the corresponding SPEAKERS terminals.

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    This unit is equipped with the DOCK terminal on the rear your Bluetooth components. panel that allows you to connect a Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as YDS-10, sold separately) or Bluetooth adapter (such as YBA-10 sold separately). Connect a...

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    • If the component connected to the REMOTE OUT jack is not VIDEO OPTICAL S VIDEO AUDIO the Yamaha product, set “SCENE IR” in the advanced setup menu to “OFF” (see page 97). Game console or video camera indicates recommended connections...

  • Page 29: Connecting The Power Cable

    Connections Connecting the power cable Setting the speaker impedance Caution If you are to use 6 ohm speakers, set “SP IMP.” to MONITOR OUT “6Ω MIN” as follows BEFORE using this unit. 4 ohm speakers can be also used as the front speakers. AC OUTLET SWITCHED 100W MAX.

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    Connections Turning this unit on and off ■ Turning on this unit Press C STANDBY/ON (or E POWER) to turn on this unit. • When you turn on this unit, there will be delay for a few seconds before this unit can reproduce sound. •...

  • Page 31: Front Panel Display

    Modulation) or DSD (Direct Stream Digital) digital audio 3 DOCK indicator signals. • Lights up when you station your iPod in a Yamaha 0 Decoder indicators iPod universal dock (such as YDS-10, sold separately) connected to the DOCK terminal of this unit (see The respective indicator lights up when any of the page 25) and V-AUX is selected as the input source.

  • Page 32: Using The Remote Control

    Connections VIRTUAL indicator Using the remote control Lights up when the Virtual CINEMA DSP mode is active (see page 50). The remote control transmits a directional infrared ray. SILENT CINEMA indicator Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the remote control sensor on this unit during operation.

  • Page 33: Optimizing The Speaker Setting For Your Listening Room (ypao)

    OPTIMIZING THE SPEAKER SETTING FOR YOUR LISTENING ROOM (YPAO) Optimizing the speaker setting for your listening room (YPAO) This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) technology which lets you avoid troublesome listening-based speaker setup and achieves highly accurate sound adjustments automatically. The supplied optimizer microphone collects and this unit analyzes the sound your speakers produce in your actual listening environment.

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    Optimizing the speaker setting for your listening room (YPAO) Notes Press 9 l / h to select the desired setting for “EXTRA SP ASSIGN” and then press 9 n. • “RELOAD” or “UNDO” is available only when you have previously run “AUTO SETUP” and confirmed the results. •...

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    Optimizing the speaker setting for your listening room (YPAO) Press 9 n to select “START” and then press Make sure that the following screen appears 9 ENTER to start the setup procedure. and then press 9 ENTER to display the result screen.

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    Optimizing the speaker setting for your listening room (YPAO) Press 9 ENTER to display the setup results Notes in detail. • The distances displayed in the “DISTANCE” results may be longer than the actual distance depending on the characteristics of your subwoofer. AUTO SETUP •...

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    Optimizing the speaker setting for your listening room (YPAO) ■ If an error screen appears ■ If “WARNING” appears When this unit detects potential problems during the Press 9 k / n / l / h to select “RETRY” or “AUTO SETUP”...

  • Page 38: Selecting The Scene Templates

    SELECTING THE SCENE TEMPLATES Selecting the SCENE templates This unit is equipped with 17 preset SCENE templates for Rotate the I INPUT selector (or set the various situations of using this unit. As the initial factory operation mode selector to F AMP and then setting, the following SCENE templates are assigned to each SCENE button (see page 8): press 9 l / h) to select the desired...

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    Vinyl records Note When iPod is connected to the Yamaha iPod universal dock or a Bluetooth component is connected to the Bluetooth adapter, this unit plays back the audio sources input at the DOCK terminal. You can create your original SCENE templates by editing the preset SCENE templates. See page 39 for details.

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    7ch Enhancer Dock Listening V-AUX MUSIC ENHANCER Select this SCENE template when you play back music on your iPod stationed in a Yamaha iPod universal dock or 7ch Enhancer Bluetooth component that is connected to the Bluetooth adapter. TV Viewing...

  • Page 41: Creating Your Original Scene Templates

    Selecting the SCENE templates Creating your original SCENE Press 9 k / n to select the desired parameter templates of the SCENE template and then 9 l / h to select the desired value of the selected You can create your original SCENE templates for each parameter.

  • Page 42: Using The Remote Control For The Scene Feature

    Selecting the SCENE templates Using the remote control for the SCENE feature ■ Controlling the input source ■ Setting the input source of the components in the SCENE mode customized SCENE template on the You can operate both this unit and the input source remote control component by using the remote control.

  • Page 43: Playback

    PLAYBACK Playback Caution Start playback on the selected source Extreme caution should be exercised when you play component or select a broadcast station. back CDs encoded in DTS. If you play back a CD • Refer to the operating instructions for the source encoded in DTS on a DTS-incompatible CD player, component.

  • Page 44: Selecting The Multi Ch Input Component

    Playback Selecting the front speaker set Before performing the following operations, set the operation mode selector on the remote control to F AMP. Use this feature to turn the front speaker system (FRONT A and/or FRONT B) on or off. Selecting the MULTI CH INPUT component Press A SPEAKERS on the front panel...

  • Page 45: Selecting Audio Input Jacks (audio Select)

    Playback Displaying the current status of Before performing the following operations, set the operation mode selector on the remote control to F AMP. this unit on a video monitor Selecting audio input jacks You can display the operating information of this unit on a video monitor.

  • Page 46: Using Your Headphones

    Playback Using your headphones Before performing the following operations, set the operation mode selector on the remote control to F AMP. Connect a pair of headphones with a stereo Playing video sources in the analog audio cable plug to the PHONES jack on background of an audio source the front panel.

  • Page 47: Displaying The Input Source Information

    Playback ■ Video information Displaying the input source information Information Descriptions HDMI SIGNAL Type of the source video signals and You can display the audio and video information of the the video signals output at the HDMI current input signal. OUT jack of this unit.

  • Page 48: Using The Sleep Timer

    Playback ■ Canceling the sleep timer Using the sleep timer Press M SLEEP on the remote control repeatedly Use this feature to automatically set this unit to the until “SLEEP OFF” appears in the front panel standby mode after a certain amount of time. The sleep display.

  • Page 49: Sound Field Programs

    This unit is equipped with a variety of precise digital decoders that allow you to enjoy multi-channel playback from almost any stereo or multi-channel sound source. This unit is also equipped with a Yamaha digital sound field processing (DSP) chip containing several sound field programs which you can use to enhance your playback experience.

  • Page 50: For Various Sources

    Sound field programs LIVE/CLUB Program Descriptions This program simulates a live house with a low ceiling and homey atmosphere. A realistic, live sound Cellar Club field features powerful sound as if the listener is in a row in front of a small stage. This is the sound field of a rock music live house in Los Angeles, with approximately 460 seats.

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    Sound field programs Program Descriptions This program is ideal for precisely reproducing the sound design of action and adventure movies. The sound field restrains reverberations but puts emphasis on reproducing a powerful space expanded Adventure widely to the left and right. The reproduced depth is also restrained relatively to ensure the separation between audio channels and the clarity of the sound.

  • Page 52: Enjoying Unprocessed Input Sources (straight Decoding Mode)

    Sound field programs ■ Using sound field programs without Before performing the following operation, set the operation surround speakers mode selector on the remote control to F AMP. (Virtual CINEMA DSP) Virtual CINEMA DSP allows you to enjoy the CINEMA Enjoying unprocessed input DSP programs without surround speakers.

  • Page 53: Using Audio Features

    USING AUDIO FEATURES Using audio features Enjoying pure hi-fi sound Before performing the following operations, set the operation mode selector on the remote control to F AMP. Use the Pure Direct mode to enjoy the pure high fidelity sound of the selected source. When the Pure Direct mode Adjusting the speaker level is activated, this unit plays back the selected source with the least circuitry.

  • Page 54: Using Ipod

    AUDIO OUT (REC) jacks for recording. • Your iPod battery is automatically charged when your iPod is stationed in a Yamaha iPod universal dock connected to the DOCK terminal of this unit as long as this unit is turned on. You can also select whether this unit charges the battery of the stationed iPod or not when this unit is in the standby mode by selecting the “STANDBY CHARGE”...

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    Using iPod™ ■ Controlling iPod in the menu browse Shuffle Shuffle mode Use this feature to set this unit to play songs or albums in random order. You can perform the advanced operations of your iPod Choices: Off, Songs, Albums using the supplied remote control with the aid of the OSD •...

  • Page 56: Using Bluetoothâ„¢ Components

    Using Bluetooth™ components You can connect a Yamaha Bluetooth adapter (such as YBA-10, sold separately) to the DOCK terminal of this unit and enjoy the music contents stored in your Bluetooth component (such as a portable music player) without wiring between this unit and the Bluetooth component.

  • Page 57: Recording

    RECORDING Recording Recording adjustments and other operations are performed from the recording components. Refer to the operating instructions for those components. Caution The DTS signal is a digital bitstream. Attempting to digitally record the DTS bitstream will result in noise being recorded.

  • Page 58: Advanced Sound Configurations

    ADVANCED SOUND CONFIGURATIONS Advanced sound configurations Changing sound field parameter Press one of the sound field program selector buttons ( O ) repeatedly to select the settings desired sound field program you want to You can enjoy good quality sound with the initial factory adjust.

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    Advanced sound configurations ■ Basic configuration of sound field Adjusting the vertical dialogue position programs (DIALG.LIFT) Each sound field program has some parameters defining Use this feature to adjust the vertical position of the the characteristics of the program. To customize the dialogues in movies.

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    Advanced sound configurations ■ Sound field parameters for the advanced configurations Use the following sound field parameters to customize sound field programs in detail. To change sound field parameter settings, see page 56 for details. Sound field parameter Features INIT.DLY Initial delay.

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    Advanced sound configurations Sound field parameter Features 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...

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    Advanced sound configurations Sound field parameter Features 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 63: Selecting Decoders

    Advanced sound configurations Sound field parameter Features DIRECT 2-channel stereo direct. Bypasses the decoders and the DSP processors of this unit for pure hi-fi stereo sound when playing 2-channel analog sources. (“2ch Stereo” only) Choices: AUTO, OFF • Select “AUTO” to bypass the decoders, the DSP processors and the tone control circuitry only when “BASS”...

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    Advanced sound configurations ■ Decoder descriptions (SUR.) Decoder Descriptions Pro Logic Dolby Pro Logic processing for any sources. PLIIx Movie Dolby Pro Logic IIx (or Dolby Pro Logic II) processing for movie sources. The Pro Logic IIx see page 69 PLII Movie decoder is not available when “SUR.B L/R SP”...

  • Page 65: Customizing This Unit (manual Setup)

    CUSTOMIZING THIS UNIT (MANUAL SETUP) Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) 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.

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    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Volume menu 2 VOLUME MENU Parameter Functions Page ADAPTIVE DRC Selects whether this unit automatically adjusts the dynamic range in conjunction with the volume level or not. ADAPTIVE DSP LEVEL Selects whether this unit adjusts the DSP effect level automatically in conjunction with the volume level or not.

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    (see page 28). START PAIRING Pair the connected Yamaha Bluetooth adapter (such as YBA-10, sold separately) with a Bluetooth component (see page 54). Selects the video source played back in the background of the sources input at the MULTI CH INPUT jacks.

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    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Menu Parameter Functions Page D)INIT. CONFIG AUDIO SELECT Designates the default audio input jack select setting for the input sources connected to the DIGITAL INPUT jacks when you turn on the power of this unit. DECODER MODE Designates the default decoder mode for the input sources connected to the DIGITAL INPUT jacks when you turn on the power of this unit.

  • Page 69: Using Set Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Using SET MENU Press 9 k / n repeatedly and then press 9 ENTER to select and enter the desired Use the remote control to access and adjust each menu. parameter. The following displays are examples where “SOUND MENU”...

  • Page 70: Basic Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) LFE/bass out LFE/BASS OUT 1 BASIC MENU Use this feature to select the speakers that output the LFE (low-frequency effect) and the low-frequency signals. Use this feature to manually adjust the basic speaker settings. Most of the “BASIC MENU” parameters are set A)SPEAKER SET automatically when you run the automatic setup.

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    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Surround left/right speakers SUR. L/R SP Measure for the speaker size The woofer section of a speaker is A)SPEAKER SET – 16 cm (6.5 in) or larger: large SUR. L/R SP – smaller than 16 cm (6.5 in): small Front speakers FRONT SP NONE >SMALL LARGE A)SPEAKER SET...

  • Page 72

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ Speaker level Bass cross over CROSS OVER B)SP LEVEL Use this feature to select the crossover frequency of all the Use this feature to manually balance the speaker levels speakers set to “SML” (or “SMALL”) in “SPEAKER between the front left or surround left speakers and each SET”...

  • Page 73

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ Speaker distance C)SP DISTANCE SET”, “SP LEVEL”, and “SP DISTANCE” settings. Use this feature to manually adjust the distance of each speaker and the delay applied to the respective channel. D)TEST TONE Ideally, each speaker should be the same distance from the >OFF main listening position.

  • Page 74: Volume Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Adaptive DSP level ADAPTIVE DSP LEVEL 2 VOLUME MENU Use this feature to make fine adjustments of the DSP effect level (see page 57) automatically in conjunction Use this menu to manually adjust the various volume with the volume level.

  • Page 75: Sound Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Graphic equalizer GEQ 3 SOUND MENU Use this feature to match the tonal quality of the center, surround L/R and surround back L/R, and surround back Use this feature to adjust the audio parameters. speakers with that of the front L/R speakers. You can adjust 7 frequency bands (63 Hz, 160 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 SOUND MENU 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 16 kHz).

  • Page 76

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ Low-frequency effect level ■ Dynamic range C)DYNAMIC RANGE B)LFE LEVEL Use this feature to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to your speakers or Use this feature to adjust the output level of the LFE (low- headphones.

  • Page 77

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ Audio and video synchronization ■ Extended surround E)EXTD SUR. (lip sync) D)LIPSYNC Use this feature to enjoy 6.1/7.1-channel playback for multi-channel sources using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Use this feature to adjust the audio and video Dolby Digital EX, or DTS-ES decoders by using the synchronization.

  • Page 78: Input Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Input/output assignment 4 INPUT MENU I/O ASSIGNMENT Use this feature to assign the input/output jacks according Use this menu to adjust the parameters of each input to the component to be used if the initial settings of this source.

  • Page 79

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Input rename INPUT RENAME Decoder mode DECODER MODE Use this feature to change the name of the input source Use this feature to switch the decoder activation mode. that appears in the OSD and in the front panel display. When you select “DTS”...

  • Page 80

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Start pairing START PAIRING Choice Functions Use this feature to start pairing the connected Yamaha LAST Bluetooth adapter (such as YBA-10, sold separately) with Automatically selects the last selected video source as the background video source.

  • Page 81: Option Menu

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) Amplifier function OSD display time OSD-AMP 5 OPTION MENU Use this feature to set the amount of time to display the status information screen after you perform a certain Use this menu to adjust the optional system parameters. operation.

  • Page 82

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) HDMI aspect ratio HDMI ASPECT Notes Use this feature to select the adjustment of aspect ratio for • This unit does not convert 480 line video signals and 576 line analog video signals output at the HDMI OUT jack. video signals interchangeably.

  • Page 83

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ Memory guard Audio select AUDIO SELECT C)MEMORY GUARD Use this feature to prevent accidental changes to sound Use this feature to designate the default audio input jack field program parameter and other system settings. select setting (see page 43) for the input sources connected to the DIGITAL INPUT jacks when you turn on the power of this unit.

  • Page 84

    Customizing this unit (MANUAL SETUP) ■ HDMI set E)HDMI SET Use this feature to select the component to play back HDMI audio signals. E)HDMI SET S. AUDIO;DSP-AX863SE Select [p]/[[]: [ENTER]: Return Support audio S.AUDIO Use this feature to select whether to play back HDMI...

  • Page 85: 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 up the appropriate remote control code for each input source (see page 85).

  • Page 86: Controlling Other Components

    Remote control features ■ Controlling other components Set the operation mode selector to F SOURCE to control PRESET/CH LEVEL SET MENU other components selected with the input selector buttons TITLE MENU AUDIO POWER POWER STANDBY POWER BAND SRCH MODE ( 5 ). You must set the appropriate remote control code for PURE DIRECT ENTER SCENE...

  • Page 87: Setting Remote Control Codes

    – Note Note You may not be able to operate your Yamaha component even if a You cannot set a remote control code for the optional area. See Yamaha remote control code is preset as listed above. page 87 to program buttons operated within this component In this case, try setting another Yamaha remote control code.

  • Page 88

    • The supplied remote control does not contain all possible codes for commercially available audio and video components (including Yamaha components). If operation is not possible with any of the remote control codes, program the new remote control function using the learn feature (see “Programming codes from other remote controls”...

  • Page 89: Programming Codes From Other Remote Controls

    Remote control features Programming codes from other Place this remote control about 5 to 10 cm remote controls (2 to 4 in) apart from the other remote control on a flat surface so that their infrared You can program remote control codes from other remote transmitters are aimed at each other.

  • Page 90: Changing Source Names In The Display Window

    Remote control features Changing source names in the Press and hold the button you want to display window program on the other remote control until “OK” appears in the display window ( 6 ) on You can change the name of the input source that appears the remote control.

  • Page 91: Macro Programming Features

    Remote control features Macro programming features Press 9 k / n to select and enter a character. Pressing 9 n changes the character as follows: The macro programming feature makes it possible to A to Z, 1 to 9, 0, + (plus), – (hyphen), ; (semicolon), perform a series of operations with the press of a single / (slash), and space.

  • Page 92: Default Macro Functions

    — You can turn on some components (including Yamaha components) connected to this unit by connecting them to the AC OUTLETS on the rear panel of this unit. Power control may not be synchronized with this unit depending on the component.

  • Page 93

    Remote control features ■ Programming macro operations Note You can program your own macro and use the macro “AGAIN” appears in the display window ( 6 ) if you press a programming feature to transmit several remote control button other than a macro button. commands in sequence at the press of a button.

  • Page 94: Clearing Configurations

    Remote control features Clearing configurations Press and hold C CLEAR again for about 3 seconds. You can clear all changes made in each function set, such “WAIT” appears in the display window ( 6 ). If as learned functions, macros, renamed control area names clearing was successful, “C;OK”...

  • Page 95: Clearing A Learned Function

    Remote control features ■ Clearing a learned function Press and hold C CLEAR using a ballpoint You can clear the function learned for a certain button in each control area. pen or similar object and then press the button you want to clear for about 3 seconds. Set the operation mode selector to F AMP or “C;OK”...

  • Page 96: Clearing A Macro Function

    Remote control features ■ Clearing a macro function Press and hold C CLEAR using a ballpoint You can clear the function programmed for a certain macro button. pen or similar object, then press the macro button you want to clear for about 3 seconds. Set the operation mode selector to F AMP or “C;OK”...

  • Page 97: Advanced Setup

    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 98

    Use this feature to set the AMP ID of this unit for remote control recognition. This feature is useful when you LIVE/CLUB CLASSICAL ENTERTAIN MOVIE operate this unit and the other Yamaha receivers/ amplifiers in the same room separately. STEREO ENHANCER SUR. DECODE PARAMETER Choices: ID1, ID2 •...

  • Page 99

    Choices: ON, OFF procedure. • Select “ON” when the component connected to the REMOTE OUT jack is the Yamaha component and has Note the capability of the SCENE control signals. This unit Use “INITIALIZE” in the sound field program menu to initialize automatically sends the remote control signals to the the parameters of the desired program (see page 56).

  • Page 100: Troubleshooting

    Connect HDMI components that support the HDCP unit do not support the HDCP copy copy protection standards. protection standards. “S.AUDIO” is set to “OTHER” and Set “S.AUDIO” to “DSP-AX863SE” in “MANUAL “HDMI” audio signals are not being played SETUP”. back on this unit. No picture.

  • Page 101

    Troubleshooting Problem Cause Remedy page Only the center When playing a monaural source with a speaker outputs sound field program, the source signal is substantial sound. directed to the center channel, and the front and surround speakers output effect sounds. No sound is heard “CENTER SP”...

  • Page 102

    Troubleshooting Problem Cause Remedy page The sound effects It is not possible to record the sound effects cannot be recorded. with a recording component. A source cannot be The source component is not connected to Connect the source component to the DIGITAL 21, 23 recorded by a digital the DIGITAL INPUT jacks of this unit.

  • Page 103

    Troubleshooting ■ Remote control Problem Cause Remedy page The remote control Wrong distance or angle. The remote control will function within a maximum does not work or range of 6 m and no more than 30 degrees off-axis function properly. from the front panel.

  • Page 104

    Connect error There is a problem with the signal path Turn off this unit and reconnect the Yamaha iPod from your iPod to this unit. universal dock to the DOCK terminal of this unit. Try resetting your iPod.

  • Page 105: Auto Setup

    Troubleshooting ■ AUTO SETUP Before AUTO SETUP Error message Cause Remedy page Connect MIC! Optimizer microphone is not connected. Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the OPTIMIZER MIC jack on the front panel. Unplug HP! Headphones are connected. Unplug the headphones. —...

  • Page 106

    • If the “ERROR” or “WARNING” screens appears, check the cause of the problem, then run “AUTO SETUP” again. • If a warning message “W-1”, “W-2”, or “W-3” appears, corrections are made, but they may not be optimal. • If an error message “E-10” occurs repeatedly, contact a qualified Yamaha service center.

  • Page 107: Resetting The System

    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. • The initial factory settings are activated next time you turn on this unit. To cancel the initialization procedure at any time without making any changes, press C STANDBY/ON on the front panel.

  • Page 108: Glossary

    GLOSSARY Glossary ■ Audio and video synchronization ■ Dolby Digital (lip sync) Dolby Digital is a digital surround sound system that gives you completely independent multi-channel audio. With 3 front Lip sync, an abbreviation for lip synchronization, is a technical channels (front L/R and center), and 2 surround stereo channels, term that involves both a problem and a capability of maintaining Dolby Digital provides 5 full-range audio channels.

  • Page 109: Dolby Surround

    Glossary ■ Dolby Surround ■ DTS Express Dolby Surround uses a 4-channel analog recording system to DTS Express is an advanced audio technology for the optional reproduce realistic and dynamic sound effects: 2 front left and feature on Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD, which offers high-quality, right channels (stereo), a center channel for dialog (monaural), low bit rate audio optimized for network streaming, and Internet and a surround channel for special sound effects (monaural).

  • Page 110

    Glossary ■ LFE 0.1 channel ■ “x.v.Color” This channel reproduces low-frequency signals. The frequency A color space standard supported by HDMI version 1.3. It is a range of this channel is from 20 Hz to 120 Hz. This channel is more extensive color space than sRGB, and allows the expression counted as 0.1 because it only enforces a low-frequency range of colors that could not be expressed before.

  • Page 111: Sound Field Program Information

    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. ■ CINEMA DSP...

  • Page 112: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Specifications AUDIO SECTION • Volume Control ........MUTE/–80 dB to 16.5 dB • Minimum RMS Output Power for Front, Center, Surround, • Tone Control (Front L/R) Surround back BASS Boost/Cut ............. ±10 dB/50 Hz 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 8 Ω ........105 W BASS Turnover Frequency ..........

  • Page 113: Index

    INDEX Index ■ Numerics BITRATE, Audio information .....45 Connection, PVR ......... 22 Bluetooth adapter connection ....25 Connection, set-top boxes ....22 1 BASIC MENU, Manual setup ..63 Bluetooth component playback ....54 Connection, speaker cable ....16 2 VOLUME MENU, Manual setup ..64 Bluetooth component use .....54 Connection, 2ch STEREO, Sound field program ..

  • Page 114

    Index E-1:NO FRONT SP, Automatic setup Hall in Vienna, Lip Sync, Sound menu ......75 error message ......... 103 Sound field program ......47 LIVE/CLUB, Sound field category ..48 E-10:INTERNAL ERROR, Automatic HDCP ERROR, LIVENESS, Sound field parameter ..59 setup error message .......

  • Page 115

    Index NO SUR SP, Pure Direct ...........51 SIGNAL INFO ........45 Automatic setup error message ..103 Pure hi-fi sound ........51 Signal information ....... 66 NOISY, PVR connection ........22 SILENT CINEMA ....... 50 Automatic setup error message ..103 SILENT CINEMA indicator ....30 ■...

  • Page 116

    Index Surround back left/right speakers, Video jacks ...........17 Speaker settings ....... 69 VIDEO SET, Option menu ....79 Surround back sound field initial delay, Video settings, Option menu ....79 Sound field parameter ...... 58 Video signal flow .........19 Surround back sound field liveness, Video sources in the background ..44 Sound field parameter ......

  • Page 117

    (http://www.yamaha-hifi.com/ or http://www.yamaha-uk.com/ for U.K. resident). The product is guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship or materials for a period of two years from the date of the original purchase. Yamaha undertakes, subject to the conditions listed below, to have the faulty product or any part(s) repaired, or replaced at Yamaha’s discretion, without any charge for parts or labour.

  • Page 118: Front Panel

    ■ Front panel VOLUME SPEAKERS SCENE PROGRAM INPUT VIDEO AUX PHONES TONE CONTROL STRAIGHT PURE DIRECT AUDIO SELECT OPTIMIZER MIC STANDBY SILENT CINEMA EFFECT S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO OPTICAL...

  • Page 119: Remote Control

    ■ Remote control POWER POWER STANDBY POWER SCENE TUNER V - AUX/DOCK MD/CD-R DTV/CBL PHONO SELECT SOURCE TV VOL TV CH VOLUME – – – TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE PRESET/CH LEVEL SET MENU TITLE MENU AUDIO BAND SRCH MODE PURE DIRECT ENTER A/B/C/D/E...

  • Page 120: List Of Remote Control Codes

    AMERICAST 0926 CARVER 0184, 0206 MARANTZ 0653 SANYO 0697 BELL SOUTH 0926 CYRUS 0184 PHILIPS 0653 SHARP 0657 BIRMINGHAM CABLE 0027 YAMAHA 2400 SHERWOOD 0797 COMMUNICATI DMX ELECTRONICS SHINSONIC 0560 0184 SLIM ART 0811 DVD PLAYER 0303 DENON 0900 SONY...

  • Page 121

    ORBITECH 1127 THORENS 0056 GRUNDIG 1216 CANAL DIGITAL PACE 0482, 0874, 1202, WARDS 0054 HARMAN/KARDON 0880 1350 YAMAHA 2700,2701 0137, 1331 CANAL SATELLITE PANASONIC 0274, 0728, 0874, INTEGRA 0162, 1325 0880 1347 0137, 1333 CANAL+ 0880 PANDA 0482 0101, 0558, 1401,...

  • Page 122

    CATHAY 0064 FUTURETECH KNEISSEL 0286, 0462 NORDMENDE CELEBRITY 0027 0207 KOLIN 0080, 0135, 0207 0136, 0314, 0587 CELERA 0792 0057, 0074, 0078, KORPEL 0064 OCEANIC 0190, 0388 CENTURION 0064 0119, 0205, 0207, KOYODA 0036 ONWA 0207, 0460 0478, 0587, 1174, L&S ELECTRONIC OPTIMUS 0181, 0193, 0277,...

  • Page 123

    0099 0064 0183, 0205 0064, 0347, 0490, DE GRAAF 0069 LENCO 0305 SQUAREVIEW 0650 DECCA 0027, 0108 LEYCO 0099 0198 YAMAHA 0057, 0172, 0677, DENON 0069 LLOYD’S 0027 STANDARD 0036 0796, 0860, DUAL 0068 LOEWE 0064, 0108, 1589 STARLITE 0207...

  • Page 124

    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. LEVEL 1, 99 QUEENSBRIDGE STREET, SOUTHBANK, VIC 3006, AUSTRALIA...

  • Page 125

    DSP-AX863SE/DSP-AX763 The circled numbers and alphabets correspond to those in the Owner’s Manual. ■ Front panel VOLUME SPEAKERS SCENE PROGRAM INPUT VIDEO AUX PHONES TONE CONTROL STRAIGHT PURE DIRECT AUDIO SELECT OPTIMIZER MIC STANDBY SILENT CINEMA EFFECT S VIDEO VIDEO...

  • Page 126

    ■ Remote control POWER POWER STANDBY POWER SCENE TUNER V - AUX/DOCK DTV/CBL MD/CD-R PHONO SELECT SOURCE TV VOL TV CH VOLUME – – – TV MUTE TV INPUT MUTE PRESET/CH LEVEL SET MENU TITLE MENU AUDIO BAND SRCH MODE PURE DIRECT ENTER A/B/C/D/E...

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