DSP-AX861SE
7.1-Channel Digital Home Theatre Amplifier
NEW
PRODUCT
BULLETIN
The home theatre amplifier that expands your entertainment horizons with a
wide choice of sources and also has great features like high-definition video
upscaling and deinterlacing, 1080p-compatible HDMI, Yamaha’s new SCENE
and iPod compatibility.
Brilliant Audio: Titanium
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Advanced Features
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High Sound Quality
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4 SCENE buttons on front panel and remote unit offering easier operation
iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha YDS-10
Improved YPAO supporting low frequency to 31.5Hz with auto setup
Direct-access (macro-command, learning and preset capable) remote unit
On-screen display including HDMI output
7-channel 735W powerful surround sound (105W x 7)
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
HDMI Ver. 1.2a with support for Super Audio CD
Pure Direct for high quality sound reproduction
䢇 Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels
䢇 Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
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High Picture Quality
䢇 High-definition video upscaling (480i/576i or 480p/576p to 720p/1080i)
䢇 Deinterlacing (480i/576i to 480p/576p) through HDMI output
䢇 1080p-compatible HDMI (2 in/1 out)
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Surround Realism
䢇 Upgraded CINEMA DSP with 17 DSP programmes
䢇 Compressed Music Enhancer
䢇 Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
䢇 AudioDelay for adjusting lip sinc (0–160ms)
P100179452B-DSPAX861SE@NPB
17 DSP Programmes
Compatible Decoder Straight
䢇 Dolby Digital
䢇 Dolby Digital EX
䢇 DTS Digital Surround
䢇 DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
䢇 DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
䢇 DTS 96/24
䢇 Dolby Pro-Logic
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic II Music
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic II Movie
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic II Game
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie
䢇 Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game
䢇 DTS Neo:6 Music
䢇 DTS Neo:6 Cinema
HiFi DSP Programmes
䢇 Hall in Munich
CLASSICAL
䢇 Hall in Vienna
䢇 Chamber
䢇 Cellar Club
LIVE/CLUB
䢇 The Roxy Theatre
䢇 The Bottom Line
STEREO
䢇 7 Channel Stereo
CINEMA DSP Programmes
䢇 Standard
䢇 Spectacle
䢇 Sci-Fi
MOVIE
䢇 Adventure
䢇 Drama
䢇 Mono Movie
䢇 Sports
䢇 Action Game
ENTERTAINMENT
䢇 Roleplaying Game
䢇 Music Video
DSP Programme Total
17
䢇: HiFi DSP Programmes 䢇: CINEMA DSP Programmes
䢇: Tri-Field CINEMA DSP 䢇: Quad-Field CINEMA DSP
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DSP-AX861SE 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theatre Amplifier
Improved YPAO Sound Optimization
The DSP-AX861SE has an improved YPAO system
that automatically selects the crucial frequency
bands for the listening room, and adjusts the level
of the selected bands to create a cohesive sound
field in the room. You can vary the type of the
parametric equalizer adjustment among Natural,
Flat and Front.
High Sound Quality
Digital ToP-ART with Superior Audio-Grade
Parts and Devices Used Throughout
Yamaha’s Digital ToP-ART concept combines the
latest and best technologies, parts and circuit
designs to maximize sound quality. These include
an 12,000µF custom-made block capacitor (1),
high grade Burr-Brown DACs (2), and two direct
signal path speaker relays (3) and other high
quality audio-grade parts (4). High Current
Amplification uses superior components to
achieve high current power and low impedance
from the power supply to the speaker terminals.
Inputs
1
2
3
HDMI
Dock Terminal for YDS-10
Optical Digital (Fixed and Assignable)
Coaxial Digital (Fixed and Assignable)
S-Video
Analogue A/V / Audio*
Component Video (Fixed & Assignable)
Multi-Channel External Decoder
* Including front panel Video Aux terminals.
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2
1
4
2
5
5/4
3
8ch
algorithms, enabling faithful reproduction of the
original music, for the excellent sound quality
expected from top class components.
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dB
SCENE — A New Level of Operating Ease
Four SCENE buttons make operating the amplifier
easier than ever. They are initially set to default
settings for DVD Movie Viewing, Music Disc
Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening.
Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches
a number of operations that initiate play of the
source controlled by that button. Other SCENE
settings are also available, such as iPod Listening,
TV Sports viewing and Action Game Playing.
Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly
accomplished by rotating the Input knob and
watching the on-screen display. The settings can
be selected for one-time use, or they can replace
the original default settings. The SCENE names
can be changed also.
Pure Direct for Highest Sound Quality
Pure Direct is a special amplifier mode that causes
the signal to bypass all but the most basic audio
circuitry, and even turns off the display to prevent
any chance of noise interference. It provides the
purest possible high-fidelity sound from all sources
including HDMI inputs.
High Picture Quality
High-Definition Video Upscaling
(to 1080i/720p)
The DSP-AX861SE provides analogue videoupconversion of composite, S-Video 480i/576i
signals and of component 480i/576i or 480p/576p
signals to HDMI 1080i /720p resolutions for optimal
Input
Output
viewing on highHDMI
HDMI
definition displays. In
Component
Component
addition, the analogue
S-Video
S-Video
video signals
Composite
Composite
deinterlaced from
Through
Conversion
480i Only
Upto 1080p
480i/576i to
HDMI Up Scaling with Deinterlacing
480i/576i 480p/576p/1080i/720p 480p/576p 1080i/720p
480p/576p are output
Digital Video
Analogue Video
at HDMI. It uses
advanced processing including video
encoding/decoding ICs from Analog Devices and a
TBC (Time Base Corrector) to restore degraded
video signals for distortion-free viewing.
1080p Compatible HDMI Inputs and Output
This amplifier features dual HDMI inputs and one
output that support 1080p (1,920 x 1,080
progressive) resolution so users can connect two
HDMI sources, such as a DVD player and a high
definition set-top box, and enjoy the highest possible
quality with a 1080p display.
Surround Realism
Upgraded CINEMA DSP Programmes
Yamaha’s popular CINEMA DSP programmes have
been upgraded for this amplifier. Action and
Roleplaying games deliver awesome sound with the
latest game machines. Other programmes have been
fine-tuned for even better sound and revised for
easier selection.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded in a digital compressed
format such as MP3, frequency response suffers in
the high and low ranges. Yamaha employs
sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive
HDMI
Analogue A/V / Audio
Optical Digital (Fixed and Assignable)
S-Video
Component Video Monitor
S-Video / Composite Monitor
Speaker (without subwoofer)
Subwoofer
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2/1
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2
1
1/1
7ch / 9 ter.
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Compressed Music Enhancer On
Compressed Music Enhancer Off
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-100
HDMI Ver. 1.2a with Support for Super Audio CD
This amplfier incorporates the High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.2a specification.
Listeners can enjoy crystal-clear, digital audio quality
via a single HDMI cable, including Super Audio CD.
Outputs
Advanced Features
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5
10
Frequency (kHz)
15
20
The Compressed Music Enhancer restores the original, live
sound of your music, especially deep, strong sounds like
bass and drums.
Other Notable Features
• Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all
channels
• Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
• Aluminium front panel and volume/input selector
knobs
• 3 HDTV compatible component video inputs
• iPod song titles displayed in English and
Western European languages ISO 8859-1
(Latin1) on the front panel and on-screen
display
• High-performance CINEMA DSP LSI (64-bit
floating point quantization)
• Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema and Music),
SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
• Dialogue Lift for dialogue to screen center
• Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0–160ms)
• Preout terminals for front, centre, surround and
surround back, and subwoofer out
• Direct-access (macro-command, learning and
preset capable) remote unit
• 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
• Subwoofer phase select
• Analogue mixdown
• 8-channel external decoder input
• Phono input
• Speaker A, B, A+B selection
• Sleep timer
Universal Dock for iPod
YDS-10
The optional YDS-10 Universal Dock lets you
connect your iPod to this
amplifier. You can listen to
your iPod music and watch
iPod images and movies on
your monitor via the
amplifier. You can also
operate your iPod via the
amplifier’s remote unit with
the On-Screen Display and
charge your iPod.
Works with: iPod nano, iPod
mini and iPod (Click/Wheel)
iPod not included
Main Specifications
Minimum RMS Output Power
(8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.06% THD)
Front L/R Channels
105 W + 105 W
Centre Channel
105 W
Surround L/R Channels
105 W + 105 W
Surround Back Channels
105 W + 105 W
Dynamic Power (1 kHz)
8/6/4/2 ohms
140/175/205/250 W
Damping Factor
(8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz)
120 (speaker A)
Frequency Response
10 Hz—100 kHz +0, -3 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (CD, Front Sp Out)
(50 W/8 ohms)
0.06%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD)
100 dB (250 mV)
Monitor Out Frequency Response
Component Video Signal
5 Hz—60 MHz -3 dB
Standby Power Consumption
0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 171 x 421 mm
Weight
13.1 kg
“d-cinema” is the slogan of Yamaha
A/V products and technology,
reflecting our focus on digital
technology and our leadership in creating and
refining digital home theatre.
• iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. • Dolby, Pro Logic and Double D are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Corporation. • ”DTS ” and “DTS Neo:6 ” are registered
trademarks of DTS, Inc. “96/24 ” is a trademark of DTS, Inc. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. • Burr-Brown
products are trademarks of Texas Instruments, Inc. • CINEMA DSP is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation. • SILENT CINEMA is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.• Product designs and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
Yamaha Electronics UK Ltd. 200 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts, WD18 7GQ. Tel:01923233166 www.yamaha-uk.com