Yamaha RX-V657 Digital 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
7.1 channel receiver offering 665W (95W x 7) many exclusive Yamaha functions including YPAO Automatic Optimization, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, XM Satellite Radio Ready and Component Video Up Conversion.
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This product includes these technologies
8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer
CINEMA DSP Digital
Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing.
Dolby Digital EX
This surround format from Dolby Digital includes an added center rear channel. The rear center channel is actually matrixed into the two rear channels, and is extracted upon playback. (Formerly called Dolby Digital Surround EX, or Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1.)
SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.
XM - XM Ready
These receivers are XM SATELLiTE RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the XM Connect and Play digital antenna accessory (sold seperately) just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!
YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
RX-V2500 and newer models have an improved system that is faster (less than three minutes), also adjusts frequency response, and provides three programed EQ patterns, plus the ability to manually adjust parametric EQ settings. Six YPAO settings can be held in memory and recalled via two system memory buttons on the remote control.
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
In this format, the back surround channel is matrix encoded into the left and right surround channels. For playback, the three channels are separately decoded.
High Sound Quality
7.1-Channel, 665W Powerful Surround Sound (95W x 7)
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
Pure Direct for High Quality Sound Reproduction
Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound Output
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and 14 Surround Programs
Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
XM Satellite Radio Ready
YPAO for Automatically Optimizing the Sound in Your Room
Zone 2 Out (Assignable Power Amplifier), IR Port and Speaker B for Custom Installation
8 -Channel External Decoder Output
High Picture Quality
Component Video Up Conversion (Full)
Accurate Touch Volume Control
192 kHz/24-Bit DAC for All Channels
Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover
Subwoofer Phase Select
2-Channel Stereo Mode
High Dynamic Power, Low Impedance Drive Capability
Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro LogicIIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD
Zone 2 Out, IR Port and Speaker B for Custom Installation
Assignable Power Amplifier (for Zone 2 /Presence Channels)
8-Channel External Decoder Input
Speaker A, B or A+B Selection (Front L/R)
Audio Delay for Lip Sync (0–160 ms)
Virtual CINEMA DSP
Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3dB)
HDTV Compatible Component Video Out
Preset Remote Control Unit
40-Station Preset Tuning
Auto Preset Tuning
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