Yamaha DSP-Z9 Specifications

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DSP-Z9
Digital Home Theater Amplifier
Extraordinary capabilities
for the finest home theater
performance
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Only Yamaha could set these goals —
and achieve them!
The DSP-Z9 was developed to achieve four ambitious goals:
deliver the highest sound quality, provide the highest
picture quality, present the best surround realism
and be the easiest amplifier to use.
We believe we succeeded in all four areas, but we invite
you to judge for yourself — we’re confident that
the DSP-Z9 will totally satisfy your highest expectations.
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Highest Sound Quality
The DSP-Z9 offers the industry’s most advanced
audio technology, circuitry and component parts,
backed by over a century of experience and an
undiminished commitment to “natural sound.”
Highest Picture Quality
As the central control unit in a home theater system,
the DSP-Z9 interfaces with video source and display
components to ensure that video performance is on a
par with the sound quality.
Best Surround Realism
Yamaha developed its audio and cinema digital sound
field processing technology decades ago and has
been refining it ever since. The DSP-Z9 offers an
unrivaled, breathtaking surround sound experience.
Easiest to Use
Yamaha amplifiers have a long history of introducing
features that enhance operating ease. The DSP-Z9
continues this tradition with one major convenience
breakthrough and many other advanced features.
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Highest Sound Quality
Yamaha has a genuine commitment to providing absolutely
the finest sound quality possible in every component we create.
With over a century of experience in sound production
(we made our first reed organ in 1887)
and our status as a world leader in acoustic and electronic musical instruments,
we are passionate about creating and reproducing sound
in the most beautiful and natural way. Over the years,
with each new series of components, we have improved and refined
audio performance, and the DSP-Z9 maintains
this tradition with an impressive array of technology and features.
High Performance
Digital Circuit
High-Definition CINEMA DSP Circuit
Direct Stereo
SEL
DIR
Digital
Input
Decoder
Multi(8)Channel
Input
96 kHz/
24-Bit
ADC
Minimal
Analog
Processing
Selector
i.LINK
High Current
Amplification
CINEMA DSP
and HiFi DSP
(YSS-930 x 4)
YPAO
(Yamaha
Parametric
Room Acoustic
Optimizer)
(YSS-930 x 4)
SEL
DAC
VOL
• Front L
• Front R
SEL
DAC
VOL
• Center
SEL
DAC
VOL
• Surround L
• Surround R
SEL
DAC
VOL
• Surround Back L
• Surround Back R
DAC
VOL
• Presence L
• Presence R
DAC
VOL
• Subwoofer L
• Subwoofer R
SEL
192 kHz/24-Bit
DAC
for 11 Channels
Accurate—Touch Volume Control
(-80—+16.5dB)
YAC-520 LSIs for 11 Channels
Digital ToP-ART Design Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is a Yamaha product development
philosophy that combines advanced digital engineering and circuit design to maximize audio signal purity. It is used in three
sections of the amplfier, the High Performance Digital Circuitry and High Current Amplification (explained right) and the
High Definition CINEMA DSP circuitry (explained on page 10), each of which employs the world’s highest grade parts and
most sophisticated LSIs. Digital ToP-ART enables the DSP-Z9 to deliver superb sound quality and bring out the full potential
of Yamaha’s amazing CINEMA DSP technology.
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High Performance Digital Circuitry
This section exemplifies the Digital ToP-ART (Total
Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) concept of
maximizing the quality of the digital circuitry while
minimizing analog circuitry, and also maintains a
straight and logical circuit layout for optimum
signal purity. It includes a variety of sophisticated
technology, beginning with Burr-Brown 192kHz/24bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
with DSD (Direct Stream Digital) compatibility.
Accurate-Touch Volume Control LSIs (Yamaha
YAC520) are also used for all channels. The digital
bass and treble tone controls have turnover
frequencies for the front L/R and center channels.
Eight-channel analog input signals are processed by
96kHz A/D conversion for highest quality. All
circuitry is on a four-layer processing board in a
fully shielded cabinet for reduced digital
interference.
9-Channel Amplifier Capable of
Delivering 1,890W
When you power up your carefully assembled, top
class home theater system, you expect beautiful
sound and video quality, but you also want plenty
of raw power. Especially at dynamic peaks, such as
explosions or the climax of rock songs, you want to
be thrilled and awed, without a hint of distortion
marring the moment. The DSP-Z9 is built to satisfy
your urge for power, surrounding you front, sides
and rear with seven channels capable of outputting
a huge 250 watts each, plus another 70W from the
two presence (front effect) channels. That’s a total
of 1,890W, which will impress your friends, and
even your neighbors if you so choose. Movies will
sound as if you’re in the director’s chair, and you
can even enjoy multi-channel sources from only
four or five speakers (even without a subwoofer,
although this is not recommended), thanks to a 6-4
mixdown mode. Another point to consider is that
because of this high power capability, at normal
listening levels the amplifier won’t be working as
hard, so distortion levels are virtually zero.
High Current Amplification
Although power rating is often the first thing
people look at in a amplifier, high power output
does not necessarily mean good sound. High
current level is a much more important factor, so
Yamaha developed the High Current Amplification
system, which overcomes two problems common
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to ordinary amplifiers. The first is a difference in
voltage between the power supply and amplifier
circuits caused by current fluctuations. This was
solved by using custom-made, high-grade block
electrolytic capacitors and a copper grip for onepoint grounding. Another current drop is
generally seen between the amplifier circuit and
the speaker terminals, caused by the cables,
speaker output relays, copper circuit boards, and
so on. To avoid this problem, we used an extralarge, low-impedance toroidal transformer and
gold-plated speaker relay contacts. As a result,
the DSP-Z9 achieves low impedance, high current
power from input (power supply circuit) to output
(speaker terminals). This drives the speakers much
more smoothly and dynamically, for better sound
from all sources, including 2-channel audio.
Choice of Signal Paths
for Optimum Quality
The DSP-Z9 gives you a choice of specialized
signal paths, ensuring that you can obtain the
purest signal quality possible. Pure Direct
provides the shortest possible signal path for
two-channel or multi-channel analog inputs, with
no signal processing and no display. Straight
DSP-Z9 Front Channel Signal Flow
Differences between three front specialized signal paths
+
Pure Direct
(2 Channels, L/R)
Pure
YAC-520
Direct (2ch)
Volume Control
Pure Direct
(Multi-channel, L/R)
Preout
Multi-Channel In
Analog L/R
Analog/DSP
Input Selector
DSP
outputs the original analog or
digital signal without any
post-processing. i.LINK
provides a digital connection
for DVD-Audio Linear PCM,
Super Audio CD DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) and other high
quality audio sources. And Direct provides a direct
connection for analog stereo/multichannel input and digital stereo/multichannel (via i.LINK) input, with a dimmed
display.
Pure Direct
Straight
Direct
Selection
Front Panel & Remote
Front Panel & Remote
Program
Sources
2-Ch Analog (Direct Input)/
Multi-Ch Analog
Analog & Digital
Analog & Digital
(PCM/DSD)
A/D Conversion
—
Yes
No
Decoding
—
Yes
No
Post-processing
—
No
No (Bypass)
High-Sound Quality, High Reliable
Gold-Plated Relays
YPAO Spkr. Config.
—
Yes
No (Bypass)
YPAO Tone Control
—
Yes
No
Balanced Signal Transmission
for Lower Noise and Distortion.
YPAO Spkr. Level
No
Yes
No
Display
Off
Yes
Dimmed
DSP-Z9 Digital Home Theater Amplifier
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Symmetrical Power Amplifier Circuitry
The High Current Amplification system uses a
symmetrical, full push-pull circuit
configuration with a complementary FET input
stage. This ensures balanced output with no
signal interference and highest slew rate (rate
at which signal changes; affects high frequency
response). Furthermore, the massive toroidal
transformer and large capacity block
electrolytic capacitors (28,000µF) ensure a
consistently stable power supply.
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Circuit Block Diagram
In
+
NFB
Bias Circuit
+B
Speaker Out
-B
9-Band Graphic Equalizer
In addition to the many audio parameters that
can be adjusted via the on-screen menus, the
DSP-Z9 gives you an even greater degree of
sound field control with the inclusion of a 9band graphic equalizer. You can use it to “fine
tune” the sound field to achieve the optimal
imaging for movie sound.
Digital Tone Controls
The front left, front right and center channels
have digital tone controls, allowing an
extremely precise degree of control over the
front sound field.
Subwoofer Crossover Selection
The DSP-Z9 provides a choice of nine
subwoofer crossover frequencies: 40, 60, 80, 90,
100, 110, 120, 160 and 200 Hz. In addition to
providing a wider range than other amplifiers,
the steps from 80 to 120 Hz are only 10 Hz
apart for more precise selection. This choice of
crossovers lets you “fine-tune” the audio
system by selecting the optimum frequency to
maximize amplifier/speaker efficiency and also
ensures best performance from a wider variety
of speakers (small to large).
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Effective Linear Damping
Level variations due to high impedance tend to
reduce an amplifier’s damping factor (ability to
control unwanted speaker cone movement at
low frequencies), and frequency variations
cause it to fluctuate. Yamaha’s Linear Damping
circuit cancels the effect of these variations,
maintaining a high, stable damping factor for
superior sound articulation and frequency
response.
Accurate Touch Volume Control
No one expects more from a volume control
than up and down — except Yamaha. We
decided that controlling the volume could be
made both easier and more accurate, and the
result is the Accurate Touch Volume Control. It
lets you make delicate adjustments within a
narrow range, yet enables you to move to very
high or low levels more quickly. Its extreme
accuracy, with negative gang error of less than
0.5dB, due to a high signal
resolution analog design in
conjunction with ultraprecise digital control
circuits (Yamaha original
Accurate Touch
YAC-520 LSIs) for all
volume control device
channels. The wide control (Yamaha YAC-520 LSI)
range extends from –80dB to +16.5dB, with
narrow 0.5dB steps throughout the entire
range for delicate control, even at low volumes.
High Grade Construction with Independent
Chambers and Anti-Vibration Design
The DSP-Z9 uses a heavy-duty, rigid chassis
construction with separate chambers for
individual chambers for left and right power
amplifiers, power supply and control section to
prevent any chance of internal interference.
This thick chassis also has electromagnetic
shielding. The extremely large aluminumextruded heat sinks have anti-resonance
characteristics and ensure effective heat
dissipation. Supporting all this are Yamaha’s
ToP-ART base and feet, which provide stability
and further vibration-damping.
Gold-Plated-Extruded
Gigantic Speaker Terminals
Power Amplifier Chambers (L/R)
and Power Supply Chamber
Preamp Chamber
Video Chamber
DSP Chamber
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Gold-Plated Extruded, ExtraLarge, Speaker Terminals
Two Direct Signal Path Speaker
Relays with Gold-Plated Crossover
Connection and Shielding
Power Amplifier (Right) with
Large, Anti-Resonance,
Aluminum-Extruded Heat Sink
Power Amplifier (Left) with
Large, Anti-Resonance,
Aluminum-Extruded Heat Sink
Power Supply Chamber with
Extra-Large Toroidal
Transformer and Extra-Large
Custom-Made Block
Electrolytic Capacitors
(28,000µF)
Control Section
Only the Finest Parts are Used in This
Amplifier
At this degree of extreme sound quality, each and
every part in the amplifier makes a difference.
Yamaha technicians tested, selected and in many
cases custom-designed all parts, and then tested
them in groups to ensure that they sounded good
together. Particularly noteworthy parts, in
addition to the transformer and capacitors,
include:
• Schottky Barrier diodes allow fast switching for
high S/N ratio.
• Thick PC board wiring with 1.6mm diameter
copper jumper cables.
• Two direct signal path speaker relays with goldplated crossover connections and shielding.
• Gold-plated extruded, extra-large speaker
terminals.
3
4
5
6
1
2
(1) Large, powerful toroidal transformer
(2) Extra-large, custom-made block electrolytic capacitors (28,000µF)
(3) Schottky Barrier diodes
(4) Gold-plated extruded, extra-large speaker terminals
(5) Direct signal path speaker relay
(6) High quality selected parts
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Highest Video Quality
As one of the first companies to popularize “home theater”
and a leader in the field, Yamaha is naturally committed to visual
as well as audio excellence. We want our customers’ enjoyment of
Digital Video Up and Down Conversion
movies and other video sources to be totally satisfying.
One way of ensuring the highest video quality for
your home theater system is to use the best
possible video signal. The DSP-Z9 automatically
upgrades the input signal (composite to S-Video
or component, S-Video to component) to the one
that your monitor/TV can accept. This means that
you simply use the best possible cable between
the amplifier and the monitor/TV, and then
whatever the source is, you are assured of getting
the highest possible quality.
Our home theater line includes a number of high performance products,
including projectors, DVD players and a plasma monitor,
but in terms of our home theater components,
we design them to deliver the finest possible video signal to the
display component. The DSP-Z9 accomplishes
this more adroitly than any other amplifier, so you enjoy
superb image quality to complement the incredible surround sound.
Digital Video Processing Board
All digital video processing circuitry is on a single board, housed in
its own separate chamber to completely avoid interference from
other circuitry.
DSP-Z9 Video Circuit Block Diagram
Digital Video Up and Down Conversion
Component
Video
Buffer
Component
Video Decoder
with 10bit ADC
YAMAHA
Component
Video
Digital
Video
Processor
YGV619
Video Decoder
with 10bit ADC
S-Video
Buffer
Composite
Video
Digital
Video
Format
Converter
DCDi
Processing
&
TrueLife
Enhancer
*
Analog Devices
Component
Video
216MHz
Video Encoder
with NSV
12bit DAC
S-Video
S-Video
*
FLI2310
S-Video
3D Y/C Separator
(for NTSC)
&
Time Base
Corrector
16M SDRAM
LPF
Faroudja
Time Base
Corrector
Component
Video
Composite
Video
LPF
Composite
Video
Composite
Video
64M SDRAM
64M SDRAM
Up video conversion (composite to S-Video and component, S-Video
to component) as well as down video conversion (S-video to
composite) is automatically applied to incoming signals.
* 480i and 576i (PAL) only
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DCDi Processing
The DSP-Z9 is the first
receiver to offer Faroudja’s
DCDi Processing, which is
selectable and ensures that
images are smooth and
natural, without staircasing
or jaggies.
Faroudja DCDi processing
LSI (FLI 2310)
Noise Shaped Video™
This technology, from
Analog Devices, uses
oversampling and advanced techniques such as
multi-bit sigma-delta processing and bitshuffling to improve converter performance by
moving converter noise to an area of the
spectrum where it can be removed by an analog
filter. This improves the accuracy of signal
representation, allowing images to be displayed at
much higher resolutions.
Progressive Scan Video Output and Other
Video Technologies
The DSP-Z9 is the first
amplifier to provide
Progressive Scan Video
Output, for use with high
definition monitors. With
YGV-619 video
almost twice as much video
processor LSI
data, it provides a sharper,
(Yamaha original)
noise-fee picture with clearer details. The
progressive circuit is an 3:2 Pull-Down Detection
type, and gives you the benefit of progressive
scanning even if your DVD player does not have it.
Other video technologies include 216MHz/12-bit
Video D/A Conversion, Motion Adaptive Noise
Reduction, Cross Color Suppression, Aspect Ratio
Conversion, a Time Base Corrector that prevents the
wavy distortion seen in video tapes and TrueLife
Enhancer by Faroudja that brings out details in the
picture, producing a more life-like image.
HDTV (720i/1080i) Compatible
Component Video Out
The frequency response of the component video
monitor out signal is 5Hz–100MHz, making it
compatible with HDTV monitors.
Image Adjustment
To ensure that the high quality image looks precisely
the way you want it to, the DSP-Z9 includes an
extremely detailed Image Adjustment function. You
can select three modes, Cinema, Standard or
Dynamic, and within those modes, you can “finetune” five parameters: Enhancer, 3D NR, Brightness,
Contrast and
Saturation. You
can then store
your final
adjustments in the
user memory for
recall at any time.
Before TrueLife Enhancer (Left) vs. After True Life Enhancer (Right)
Without Film Mode (Left) vs. With Film Mode (Right)
DCDi Off (Left) vs. DCDi On (Right)
Time Base Corrector Off vs. Time Base Corrector On (Right)
Above images are simulated.
Digital Component Video Up Conversion Circuit Configuration
Composite Video Signal
S-Video Signal
Component Video Signal
3D Y/C Separation
Video Decoder & Time Base Corrector
DCDi
• i/p Conversion
• 3:2 Pull Down
• TrueLife Enhancer
Video Encoder & NSV (Noise Shaped Video)
Composite Video Out
S-Video Out
Component Video Out
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Best Surround Realism
Conventional multichannel systems base their sound on Dolby
Digital and DTS decoding, using relatively simple matrix
and steering techniques to create surround sound effects.
Yamaha’s CINEMA DSP Digital technology is much more sophisticated.
It naturally decodes the Dolby Digital and DTS movie sound formats,
but it also draws on a huge memory of real-world data
from actual venues (especially for the music programs)
and input from movie sound technicians.
This data is stored and processed on Yamaha-developed LSIs,
the most powerful audio chips in the world.
Our latest technology, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP actually creates
four independent sound fields (front, left surround, right surround and surround back)
that merge to envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience.
You hear movies and music with accurate sound localization,
smooth movement across the sound space,
exceptional clarity and remarkably 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!
Conventional
7.1-Channel Systems
High-Definition CINEMA DSP Circuitry
The DSP-Z9 has six times greater DSP capacity than
previous models, thanks to an increase from 48kHz A/D
converters to 96kHz/24-bit types that can accept 96kHz
signals for direct digital conversion and processing.
Higher density processing enables approximately triple
the amount of early reflection data to be handled, for
significantly richer surround sound performance. The
DSP-Z9 also employs 192kHz/24-bit D/A conversion and
DSP processing and Yamaha’s 32-Bit Floating-Point
Quantization System LSIs (YSS930 x 4) for high precision
decoding of Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Digital, DTS Digital
Surround, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Yamaha’s Exclusive
and DTS Neo:6 formats. There are YSS-930 32-Bit Floating
55 surround programs available, Point Quantization LSI
with 79 variations, including
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP
programs for 6.1-Channel
Digital Surround. SILENT
CINEMA for surround sound
through headphones and Virtual CINEMA DSP for twospeaker systems are also included.
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP
Presence (Front Line) Sound Field
Dialogue
Effect
Music
Surround Right Sound Field
Surround Left Sound Field
4-Layer DSP Processing Board in DSP Chamber
All of the DSP IC chips and related circuitry are located together on a
4-layer board, which provides a number of advantages. The dimensions
are smaller (2/3 previous types), so signal paths are shorter and there is
more space for the large power supply components. Digital interference
is reduced and impedance is lower as well.
Yamaha Uses Actual Sound Field Data
Yamaha developed a technique called
Single Point Quad Miking to precisely
capture the acoustic patterns of sound
spaces. This complex data is stored and
processed on extremely sophisticated LSIs
designed and manufactured by Yamaha.
Surround Back Sound Field
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Triple The Density
DSP-Z9 Surround Programs 55 Surround Programs (79 Variations)
How Sound Propagates
(Previous Model)
STEREO
Stereo
Direct
HiFi DSP Programs
Direct Sound
Early Reflections
Munich
How Sound Propagates
(DSP-Z9)
Direct Sound
Early Reflections
Double The Speed
Fs: 48kHz
Previous 0—22kHz
DSP-Z9 0—44kHz
2-Channel
Expanding Frequency Response
55 Surround Sound Programs
The DSP-Z9 offers a huge range of 55 surround
sound programs to choose from, plus another 24
variations of the CINEMA DSP movie programs.
For video material, you can select the program
that matches your video source, with 12 choices
from games and TV sports to Sci-Fi movies. For
music, you have 21 choices ranging from
European concert halls to disco ambience. Each
sound field is created from acoustic data
recorded at the actual venues, stored and
processed by highly sophisticated Yamaha
technology. There are also 16 straight movie
format decoding programs and 6 THX programs,
including Ultra2*. Naturally, you can experiment
with different programs for each source, and you
can also use the GUI menus to adjust numerous
parameters for each program. With CINEMA DSP,
you will never be bored or dissatisfied with the
sound of your system!!
*THX Ultra2 is a surround program for home use, based on the THX Theater
processing developed for movie theater surround sound.
Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync
The YSS-930 LSI in the DSP-Z9 provides
synchronization of images and sound, which is
called lip-sync. The video signal goes through the
video processor circuit before it is displayed,
which takes time, so it lags behind the audio. The
YSS-930 accurately aligns them and even allows
the lip-sync parameters to be adjusted using the
Audio Delay mode.
Fs: 96kHz
Double the Signal Capacity
Night Listening Mode
When you’re listening to movies late at night and
turn down the volume during loud scenes,
dynamic range suffers and you may miss some
dialogue and other sounds. By using the Night
Listening Mode, you can reduce the volume and
still enjoy proper tonal balance and dynamic
range. You hear dialogue clearly and the music
and action are just as exciting (without the
screams and explosions disturbing others).
Enjoy Surround Sound through Headphones
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.
Surround Sound from Only Two Speakers
With just two left and right speakers, the Virtual
CINEMA DSP mode will create two additional
“virtual” rear speakers, giving you the sense of
being in a full-scale surround sound field. So
even in rooms with no space for rear speakers,
you can enjoy the exciting effects of Dolby Digital
and DTS movie sound formats.
A
Frankfurt
CONCERT HALL 1
Stuttgart
Munich B
Vienna
Amsterdam
Hall G in U.S.A.
Hall H in U.S.A.
CONCERT HALL 2
Live Concert
Tokyo
Freiburg
CHURCH
Royaumont
Village Gate
Village Vanguard
JAZZ CLUB
The Bottom Line
The Roxy Theatre
ROCK CONCERT
Warehouse Loft
Arena
Disco
ENTERTAINMENT
Party
9-Channel Stereo
9-CH STEREO
Program Subtotal
21
CINEMA DSP Programs
ENTERTAINMENT
Game
TV Sports
TV THEATER
Mono Movie
Pop/Rock
DJ
MUSIC VIDEO
Classical/Opera
Pavilion
Spectacle
MOVIE THEATER 1
Sci-Fi
Adventure
MOVIE THEATER 2
General
ENHANCED
Enhanced
Program Subtotal
12
Decoder Straight Programs
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital/ EX
DTS Digital Surround
DTS 96/24
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS 96/24 ES (6.1)
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic II Music
Dolby Pro Logic II Movie
Dolby Pro Logic II Game
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game
DTS Neo:6 Music
DTS Neo:6 Cinema
Program Subtotal
16
THX Programs
Cinema
Ultra 2 Cinema
Music
ES Matrix 6.1
ES Discrete 6.1
Surround EX
Program Subtotal
6
Variations
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
21
Variations
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
5
5
5
5
32
Variations
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3*
3*
1
1
1
20
Variations
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
Total 55 Programs
Remarks HiFi DSP Programs A/V Programs CINEMA DSP
Tri-Field CINEMA DSP Capable Quad-Field CINEMA DSP Capable
*Only when using surround back x 2 speakers for normal, Dolby Digital and DTS.
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Easiest to Use
Each generation of Yamaha amplifiers brings an evolution of our popular
features while adding innovative enhancements
to improve the operating experience. This is why even though our
A World’s First! — YPAO (Yamaha Automatic
Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer)
Some components have a graphic equalizer (in
fact, this one does too) which admittedly, can be
a bit difficult to use. Parametric equalizers are
even more effective, but only audio professionals
can use them. The DSP-Z9 is the first amplifier to
give you the benefits of a 10-band (selected from
amplifiers are the most technologically advanced,
they remain remarkably easy to use and enjoy.
The DSP-Z9 continues this tradition with improved
on-screen displays, a second menu-dedicated remote control
and the all-new YPAO function.
Although the DSP-Z9 looks like a formidable machine,
you’ll soon appreciate just how convenient and enjoyable it is to use.
ON
ON
SW
1) Speaker Connections
ON
ON
Checks for missing
connections and subwoofer
phase control (here the
right surround speaker is
not connected).
OFF
ON
ON
Speaker Wiring
2) Speaker Distance
SW
Measures speaker distances
from the listening point and
corrects for differences
down to 5cm.
Speaker position before opimizing
Virtual speaker position after
opimizing
Speaker Distance
Large
Large
SW
Large
3) Speaker Size
Small
Checks speaker sizes (large
or small) and subwoofer
crossover frequency.
Small
Small Small
Speaker Size
-0.5dB
+0.5dB
SW
4) Speaker Frequency
Response
+0.5dB
+3dB
Measures and optimizes
each speaker’s frequency
response using the 10-band
parametric equalizer.
+2.5dB
+4.5dB
+4.5dB
Frequency Response
-2.5dB
0dB
0dB
SW
+3dB
0dB
5) Sound Pressure Level
Measures and aligns the
sound pressure levels of all
speakers.
+0.5dB
0dB
+1.5dB
+0.5dB
0dB
+1.5dB
0dB
0dB
Channel Level
After Correction
Before Correction
0
0
-20
-20
-40
-40
-60
-60
10
100
1000
Frequency (Hz)
10000
10
100
1000
10000
Frequency (Hz)
Measures speaker distances from the listening point and down to 5cm.
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Optimizer
Micrphone
25 bands) parametric equalizer, which
automatically modifies the audio output to
provide precisely the best sound for the acoustics
of the room.
How does it work? The amplifier comes
supplied with a high precision Optimizer
Graphic Equalizer vs. Parametric Equalizer
Graphic Equalizer
Microphone, which you simply place in the
position where you most frequently listen.
Activating the YPAO function causes test tones
to be emitted from the speakers. These tones
are picked up by the Optimizer Microphone and
then analyzed. Based on the results, a variety of
audio parameters are precisely calibrated to
optimize the sound at the listening position.
The factors that are analyzed are speaker
positions, speaker connections and phasing,
speaker size, speaker distances, sound pressure
levels and speaker frequency response. In short,
the DSP-Z9 not only delivers better sound, it
delivers the BEST sound for each and every
room.
+6dB
16KHz
8KHz
4KHz
2KHz
1KHz
500Hz
250Hz
125Hz
63Hz
-6dB
Parametric Equalizer
Q (Range)
Level
Frequency
+6dB
On-Screen Display with GUI
and Dedicated Remote Control
The DSP-Z9 has the best looking and easiest to
use on-screen display you’ve ever seen. This is
due in part to the high quality video circuitry,
which provides
sharp, clear images.
The GUI (Graphical
User Interface)
includes extensive
yet easily
understandable setup
Top Menu
menus and has been
designed to make it
easy to select and
adjust desired
functions.
DSP Settings
16KHz
8KHz
4KHz
2KHz
1KHz
500Hz
250Hz
125Hz
63Hz
-20dB
YPAO
YPAO provides frequency response compensation of all channels
via a 10-band parametric equalizer.
Level
Level
Frequency
Graphic Equalizer
Q
And to further simplify operation, Yamaha
has provided a second remote control dedicated
to GUI use. The large round cursor control in the
center makes it easy to navigate the on-screen
menus and enter desired commands. It also has
power, volume and mute buttons.
Easy Setup and Operation
The DSP-Z9 has an ergonomic design that
ensures simple, convenient operation. Everything
from the layout of the controls to the appearance
and selection of the operating menus has been
planned to make using it easy and enjoyable.
Wide Range of Detailed Menus
The remote control
lets you access and
adjust a wide range of
menus on the onscreen display, for
total operational
control. You can use
the Auto Setup menu
to select which
speaker parameters
will be automatically
adjusted, or you can
adjust speaker and
system parameters
yourself via Manual Setup, which includes four
menus. Basic for setting speaker and subwoofer
parameters, Sound for adjusting Cinema EQ,
Graphic EQ and other audio functions, Video for
selecting Picture Mode, Resolution and five other
settings, and Option for Multi-Zone and other
functions. There are also Input Select, i.LINK
Select, Stereo/Surround, Memory Guard and
Signal Info menus.
Program Name and Surround Sound
Indications
The front panel display presents comprehensive
information about operating status, including the
program name, whether it is a Tri-Field or QuadField CINEMA DSP program, and much more. You’ll
never be confused about what mode you are in.
For example:
if there is the Dip like this.
Graphic Equalizer
Parametric Equalizer
Graphic equalizers adjust only the level, while parametric
equalizers adjust level, frequency and Q factor, thus providing
more detailed and effective sound equalization.
Speaker Settings
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Versatile Connections and Multi-Room Use
Ideal for Use in Custom Installations
The DSP-Z9 has numerous features designed to
facilitate use in customized multi-room
installations. These include Zone 2 coaxial, video
(including S-Video) and audio outputs for multiroom control capability, two trigger outputs for
automatic power-on of other components,
speaker A/B and A+B selection, an RS-232C
interface and remote control IR code
input/output compatibility. In addition, the Rec
Out Selector also functions as a Zone 2 selector.
meaning that they can be independently assigned
to sources of your choice or defaulted to fixed
settings.
A/V Rec Out/Zone 2 Selector
The Rec Out Selector lets you choose which
source you want to record. As you are recording,
you can listen to that source or to the source
selected by the Input Selector. The Rec Out
Selector also functions as a Zone 2 Selector.
Extensive Connections for
All the Components You Want!
As shown here, the range of connections on the
DSP-Z9’s rear panel is large enough to meet all of
your system building needs. Note that a number
of these terminals are fixed and assignable,
Fixed and Assignable Terminals
Yamaha offers terminals that can be either
independently assigned to sources or defaulted to
fixed settings.
Detachable Power Cable
The inlet-type power cable is separate, rather
than attached to the unit. It is a thicker type (16gauge) than ordinary power cables, for higher
power handling capacity.
Dialogue Lift
When using a center speaker positioned below
the screen, dialogue may not be heard with
maximum clarity. The Dialogue Lift function
causes part of the center channel sound to be
output from the left and right presence speakers,
so the center speaker sounds as though it is right
where you are sitting.
Auto Priority Input Terminal Selection and
Auto Decoder Selection
Digital input terminals are provided to handle any
kind of digital input. Functions are programed to
select priority in order of coaxial digital, optical
digital and analogue when different digital
formats are input from the same source. The
DSP-Z9 Rear Panel Connections
8-Channel External
Decoder Input Terminals
Phono Input
Terminals
6 Component Video Input Terminals
(fixed and assignable) and 2 Monitor
Output Component Video Terminals
Pure Direct 2-Channel Input Terminals
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Gold-Plated Extruded, Extra-Large Speaker Terminals
Zone 2 Audio Output Terminals
7 A/V and 4 Audio (Audio Signal) Input, 3 A/V and 3 Audio
Terminal for Detachable Power Cable (Audio Signal) Output, and Zone 2 Audio Output Terminals
7 Optical, 4 Coaxial Digital Input
Terminals (fixed and assignable
3 Optical Digital Output
Terminals
Zone 2 Coaxial
Output Terminal
2 Monitor (with S-Vide) Output, 7 Video Input/3
Video Output (with S-Video) Terminals, and Zone
2 Video (with S-Video) Output Terminals
i.LINK (Audio)
Pre-Main and Center Couplers, Surround,
Surround Back and Presence Preout, and
2 Subwoofer Output Terminals
2 Trigger Outputs for Automatic Power
On of Other Components (+12V, 15mA)
Remote Control IR Code Input/Output
for Custom Installation
RS-232C Interface for
Custom Installation
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sound decoder is also automatically selected and
processed according to the combination of the
format of input signals and the selected sound
field programmes, while DSP sound field
processing is optimized at the same time.
reveal a number of controls and video input
terminals. These include video and audio
terminals as well as optical digital and S-Video
inputs. This makes it convenient to connect a
game machine for DVD games or even movies,
or other devices such as a camcorder.
Video Inputs on Front Panel
A panel on the front of the amplifier flips up to
Direct Access Remote Control
The remote control can “learn” the
functions of other components, so you
can use it as a single remote for the
entire system. It has a large memory
capacity and comes pre-encoded with
many television and component codes.
The buttons in the component control
area have different functions for each
type of component, selected by pressing
the input button. The input name is
shown in the LCD window, and you can
change each name. Frequently used
functions are easily accessible on the
front, while others are located under the
sliding panel. Finally, 15 different macros
(multi-command) functions can be
programed.
DSP-Z9 Inputs and Outputs
Analog
Digital
Coaxial
In
Out
In
Optical
Out
Video
S Video
Composite
In
Out
In
Out
In
Component Video
Out
In
PHONO
TUNER
CD
MD/TAPE
CD-R
DVD
DTV/LD
CBL
SAT
VCR 1
VCR 2
DVR
Video Aux
Out
Monitor Out 1
Monitor Out 2
ZONE 2
Multi-Ch
Pure Direct 2Ch
Other Connection Features
● Speaker configuration of analog multi-channel input
(C/SL/SR/SBL/SBR/Subwoofer/None)
● Level setting for each input
Fixed (), Fixed/Assignnable () and Assignable () Terminals.
RF (AC-3) terminal for LD input () is assignable as coaxial
digital terminal.
: HDTV (720p/1080i) Compatible Component Video Out
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DSP-Z9 Digital Home Theater Amplifier
DSP-Z9 Main Specifications
AUDIO SECTION
Maximum Power
Front Channels
250 W + 250 W
Center Channel
250 W
Surround Channels
250 W + 250 W
Surround Back Channel
250 W + 250 W
Presence Channel
70 W + 70 W
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz, 0.015% THD)
Front Channels
170 W + 170 W
Center Channel
170 W
Surround Channels
170 W + 170 W
Surround Back Channel
170 W + 170 W
Presence Channel (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
50 W + 50 W
High Dynamic Power, Low-Impedance Drive Capability
Yes
Dynamic Power/Channel
8 ohms
210 W
6 ohms
260 W
4 ohms
340 W
2 ohms
580 W
Linear Damping
Yes
Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz)
200 (front/center, speaker A)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Phono (MM)
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
CD
200 mV/47 k-ohms
Frequency Response
10 Hz—100 kHz +0, -3 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz—20 kHz)
CD (Front/Center In, Sp Out, 85 W/8 ohms)
0.005%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD, 250 mV) 100 dB
Speaker/Headphone Tone Control Characteristics (Front/Center/Subwoofer)
Bass
Boost/Cut
+6 dB/–6 dB (50 Hz)
Turnover Frequency
125 Hz/350 Hz/500 Hz
Treble
Boost/Cut
+6 dB/–6 dB (20 kHz)
Turnover Frequency
2.5 kHz/3.5 kHz/8 kHz
Yamaha’s unique technology for the creation of sound fields is capable of powerfully
reproducing the three-dimensional environment that movie sound engineers aim to
convey, in any audio format from monaural to the latest 6.1-channel digital surround. It
is compatible with DVD and all other A/V sources.
Yamaha CINEMA DSP technology has received a patent in the U.S.
(Patent No. 5,261,005).
• “Silent” is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
For details please contact:
Manual Graphic Equalizer (Front/Center/Surround/Surround Back/Presence)
f=63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz and 16 kHz
Q=1.2
Step=0.5
+6 dB/–6 dB
YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer)
f=63 Hz — 16 kHz
Crossover Characteristics (Subwoofer Out)
Cinema Equalizer
High Shaving Filter
Parametric Equalizer
VIDEO SECTION
Video Signal Level
S-Video Signal Level
Component Video Signal Level
Frequency
Boost/Cut
Frequency
Boost/Cut
1 kHz — 12.7 kHz
+6 dB/–9 dB
1 kHz — 12.7 kHz
+6 dB/–9 dB
Y
C
Y
Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms
70 dB (processor off)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Monitor Out Frequency Response
Composite/S-Video Signal
Component video Signal
GENERAL
Standby Power Consumption
Dimensions
Weight
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
+6 dB/–20 dB, 10 bands
in 25 bands
40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110,
120,160 and 200 Hz
5 Hz—10MHz -3 dB
5 Hz—100MHz -3 dB
(W x H x D)
Less than 1 W
435 x 211 x 471 mm
30 kg
Dolby, Pro Logic and Double D are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Corporation.
DTS is a trademark of DTS Technology LLC.
THX and the THX logo are registered trademarks of THX Ltd.
Surround EX is a jointly developed technology of THX and Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
and is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Burr-Brown products are trademarks of Texas Instruments, Inc.
"DCDi"is a trademark of Faroudja, a division of Genesis Microchip Inc.
NSV is a.trademark of Analog Devices Inc.
“i.LINK” and the “i.LINK” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation
Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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