UA
Front Surround System
(CENTER SYSTEM + SUBWOOFER/SYSTEM CONTROL)
YAS-71/YAS-81
(YAS-71CU + YAS-71SPX/
YAS-81CU + YAS-81SPX)
OWNER’S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO
NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
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Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of this unit in the space
below.
MODEL:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for future
reference.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
1 IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use the product.
2 IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high quality
shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST
be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to
follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to
use this product in the USA.
3 NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply
with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15
for Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with these
requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that
your use of this product in a residential environment will
not result in harmful interference with other electronic
devices.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if
not installed and used according to the instructions found
in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this
product is found to be the source of interference, which can
be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please
try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead,
change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact the local retailer authorized to
distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics
Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, CA
90620.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
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Caution: Read this before operating your unit.
1 To assure the finest performance, please read this manual
carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
2 Install this sound system in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean
place – away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration,
dust, moisture, and/or cold. Allow ventilation space of at least
5 cm (2”) on the top, left, right, and the back of this unit.
3 Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances, motors,
or transformers to avoid humming sounds.
4 Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes from
cold to hot, and do not locate this unit in an environment with
high humidity (i.e. a room with a humidifier) to prevent
condensation inside this unit, which may cause an electrical
shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
5 Avoid installing this unit where foreign objects may fall onto
this unit and/or this unit may be exposed to liquid dripping or
splashing. On the top of this unit, do not place:
– Other components, as they may cause damage and/or
discoloration on the surface of this unit.
– Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
– Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall and liquid
may cause electrical shock to the user and/or damage to
this unit.
6 Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth, curtain,
etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the temperature
inside this unit rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit,
and/or personal injury.
7 Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections
are complete.
8 Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
9 Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords.
10 When disconnecting the power cable from the wall outlet,
grasp the plug; do not pull the cable.
11 Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might
damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
12 Only voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using this
unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may
cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
Yamaha will not be held responsible for any damage resulting
from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified.
13 To prevent damage by lightning, keep the power cable and
outdoor antennas disconnected from a wall outlet or the unit
during a lightning storm.
14 Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact qualified
Yamaha service personnel when any service is needed. The
cabinet should never be opened for any reasons.
15 When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time
(i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall
outlet.
16 Install this unit near the wall outlet and where the AC power
plug can be reached easily.
17 Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section on common
operating errors before concluding that this unit is faulty.
18 Before moving this unit, press STANDBY/ON to set this unit
in standby mode, and disconnect the power supply cable from
the wall outlet.
19 The batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or like.
20 Condensation will form when the surrounding temperature
changes suddenly. Disconnect the power supply cable from
the outlet, then leave the unit alone.
21 Secure placement or installation is the owner’s responsibility.
Yamaha shall not be liable for any accident caused by
improper placement or installation of speakers.
22 This unit is not evaluated for wall mounting by CSA.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
As long as this unit is connected to the AC wall outlet,
it is not disconnected from the AC power source even
if you turn off this unit by STANDBY/ON. In this
state, this unit is designed to consume a very small
quantity of power.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Yamaha and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your
equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or
distortion – and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is
often undetectable until it is too late, Yamaha and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group
recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.
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INTRODUCTION
OTHER FUNCTIONS
GETTING STARTED................................................ 2
LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS ....................22
Supplied parts ................................................................ 2
Controls and functions................................................... 3
Overview ..................................................................... 22
Controls and functions for the FM tuning ................... 22
Basic tuning operation ................................................. 23
Using station preset feature ......................................... 24
PLACING THIS SYSTEM........................................ 8
Placing the center system............................................... 8
USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ........................27
Using iPod™ ............................................................... 27
Using Bluetooth™ components................................... 29
CONNECTION......................................................... 11
USEFUL OPERATION
ADJUSTING THE AUDIO DELAY.......................31
LISTENING AT LOW VOLUME (NIGHT
LISTENING MODE)............................................32
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME BALANCE DURING
PLAYBACK ..........................................................32
CHANGING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FRONT
PANEL DISPLAY.................................................33
BASIC OPERATION
BASIC PLAYBACK OPERATION ....................... 16
AIR SURROUND XTREME................................... 17
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ............................34
Troubleshooting........................................................... 34
Glossary ....................................................................... 37
Specifications............................................................... 38
YAS-71/YAS-81 consists of a center system (YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU) and subwoofer/system control (YAS-71SPX/
YAS-81SPX). This product provides excellent sound with simple operations, allowing you to enjoy various audio
sources. We hope the “YAS-71/YAS-81” brings you great listening pleasure and satisfaction.
■ About this manual
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
• In this manual, operations that can be performed using either the front panel buttons or remote control are explained
using the remote control.
• y indicates a tip for your operation. Notes contain important information about safety and operating instructions.
• This manual is printed prior to production. Design and specifications are subject to change in part as a result of
improvements, etc. In case of differences between the manual and the product, the product has priority.
USEFUL
OPERATION
■ Introduction
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
What is AIR SURROUND XTREME ?...................... 17
Listening to surround mode of AIR SURROUND
XTREME................................................................. 18
Shifting the optimum listening area
from side to side ...................................................... 19
Selecting the optimum listening area........................... 20
Checking the virtual surround effect ........................... 20
Using extended stereo mode........................................ 21
Setting compressed music enhancer ............................ 21
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BASIC
OPERATION
Connecting the center system and the subwoofer/system
control...................................................................... 11
Connecting external components................................. 12
Connecting the Yamaha iPod universal dock.............. 14
Connecting the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio
receiver .................................................................... 14
Connecting the indoor FM antenna ............................. 14
Connecting the power cable......................................... 15
PREPARATION
PREPARATION
INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
GETTING STARTED
Supplied parts
This product consists of the following items. Before making connections, make sure you received all of the following
items.
■ Units
Center system (YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU)
Subwoofer/system control
(YAS-71SPX/YAS-81SPX)
■ Accessories
System control cable
(4 m)
Indoor FM
antenna
Speaker cable (4 m)
(For US customers only)
Spacer × 2
Double-sided tape (2 pieces)
Non-skid pad (2 pieces)
Screw × 6
Speaker cable (4 m)
(For Australian customers only)
Battery × 2
(AAA, R03, UM4)
Cover
Remote control
Mounting template
Owner’s manual
UA
Front Surround System
(CENTER SYSTEM + SUBWOOFER/SYSTEM CONTROL)
YAS-71/YAS-81
(YAS-71CU + YAS-71SPX/
YAS-81CU + YAS-81SPX)
OWNER’S MANUAL
• All the supplied parts for YAS-81 are included in the box of YAS-81SPX.
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GETTING STARTED
INTRODUCTION
Controls and functions
■ Front panel of the center system
1 Front panel display
Shows information about the operational status of the
system. (☞ P. 4)
2 Remote control sensor
Receives infrared signals from the remote control.
(☞ P. 5, 7)
3 Power indicator
Lights up when the system is turned on.
(☞ P. 16)
4 STANDBY/ON
Turns on the system, or sets it to standby mode.
(☞ P. 16)
Note
A small amount of electricity is consumed to receive the
infrared signal from the remote control even when the
system is in standby mode.
5 INPUT
Selects an input source you want to listen to.
(☞ P. 16)
6 VOLUME –/+
Controls the volume of the system. (☞ P. 16)
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GETTING STARTED
■ Front panel display of the center system
1 Decoder indicators
The respective indicator lights up when any of the
decoders of the system is functioning.
2 DOCK indicator
• Lights up when the system is receiving a signal
from an iPod stationed in the Yamaha iPod
universal dock (such as YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold
separately) connected to the DOCK terminal of the
subwoofer/system control. (☞ P. 27)
• Lights up while the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless
audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold separately) is
connected to the Bluetooth component. (☞ P. 29)
• Flashes while the connected Yamaha Bluetooth
wireless audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold
separately) and the Bluetooth component are
pairing or while the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless
audio receiver is searching for the Bluetooth
component. (☞ P. 29)
3 ENHANCER indicator
Lights up when compressed music enhancer mode is
selected. (☞ P. 21)
4 NIGHT indicator
Lights up when you select night listening mode.
(☞ P. 32)
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5 Tuner indicators (AUTO/TUNED/STEREO/
MEMORY)
AUTO indicator
Lights up when the system is in automatic tuning
mode. (☞ P. 23)
TUNED indicator
Lights up when the system is receiving a station.
(☞ P. 23)
STEREO indicator
Lights up when the system is receiving a strong signal
from an FM stereo broadcast in automatic tuning
mode. (☞ P. 23)
MEMORY indicator
Flashes to show a station can be stored.
(☞ P. 24, 25)
6 Multi information display
Shows the selected input source, current surround
mode and other information.
7 MUTE indicator/VOLUME indicator
• Flashes while the mute function is activated.
(☞ P. 16)
• Indicates the current volume level.
GETTING STARTED
Infrared signal
transmitter
1 Input buttons
Select an input source you want to listen to.
(☞ P. 16)
2 STEREO
• Turns extended stereo mode on and off alternately.
(☞ P. 21)
• Turns off surround mode. (☞ P. 18)
INTRODUCTION
■ Remote control
3 Cursors (W / X / S / T)/ENTER
Position: Change the setting. (☞ P. 19)
Audio delay: Change the setting. (☞ P. 31)
iPod: Move the cursor. (☞ P. 27)
FM: Move a preset group and number forward or
backward. (☞ P. 22)
4 PRESET/TUNE, AUTO/MAN’L, MEMORY
Control an FM tuner. (☞ P. 22)
5 s/e/p/b/a
Control an iPod or a Bluetooth component.
(☞ P. 27, 29)
6 BLUETOOTH ON/BLUETOOTH OFF
Connects or disconnects a Bluetooth component.
(☞ P. 30)
7 STANDBY/ON
Turns on the system, or sets it to standby mode.
(☞ P. 16)
8 MOVIE/MUSIC/SPORTS/GAME
Select surround mode. (☞ P. 18)
9 VOLUME (+/-)/MUTE
Control the volume of the system. (☞ P. 16)
0 SW (+/-)/CENTER (+/-)/SUR. (+/-)
Adjust the volume balance. (☞ P. 32)
A DOCK MODE
Switches operation mode of the iPod. (☞ P. 27)
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B POSITION
Shifts the optimum listening area according to your
listening position. (☞ P. 19)
C TEST
Outputs the test tone. (☞ P. 20)
D ENHANCER
Turns on and off compressed music enhancer mode
alternately. (☞ P. 21)
E NIGHT
Turns night listening mode on or off. (☞ P. 32)
F AREA
Selects the optimum listening area. (☞ P. 20)
G AUDIO DELAY
Delays the output sound to synchronize it with the
video image. (☞ P. 31)
H DISP. MODE
Changes the brightness of the front panel display.
(☞ P. 33)
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GETTING STARTED
INTRODUCTION
■ Using the remote control
Within 6 m
(20’)
Use the remote control within 6 m (20’) of the center system and point it toward the remote control sensor.
Notes
• Be careful not to spill liquid on the remote control.
• Be careful not to drop the remote control.
• Do not leave the remote control in a place that is:
– hot or humid, such as near a heater or in a bathroom
– extremely cold
– dusty
■ Installing the batteries
1 Take off the battery compartment cover.
2 Insert the 2 supplied batteries (AAA, R03, UM4), observing
the polarity markings (+ and –) on the inside of the battery
compartment.
3 Snap the battery compartment cover back into place.
Notes
• If the effective operation distance of the remote control decreases considerably, replace the batteries with two new ones as soon as
possible.
• Do not use an old battery together with new one.
• Do not use different types of batteries (for example, alkaline and manganese) together. Their performance will vary, even if they are
similar in shape.
• If the batteries run out, immediately remove them from the remote control to prevent an explosion or acid leak.
• Dispose of batteries according to regional regulations.
• If a battery starts leaking, dispose of it immediately. Be careful not to let leaking battery acid come into contact with your skin or
clothing. Before inserting new batteries, wipe the compartment clean.
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PREPARATION
PLACING THIS SYSTEM
To enjoy quality sound thoroughly, you need to place this system in the appropriate positions, and install the components
correctly. After deciding the layout, follow the procedure below to install this system.
Center system
(YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU)
Subwoofer/system control
(YAS-71SPX/YAS-81SPX)
Center system (YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU)
Place the center system beneath a TV or under the TV so that the
center system and your TV align vertically. Make sure that the
center system is placed in parallel with the wall.
Main roles: Produces front channel (stereo) sounds. Also
produces virtual center channel sounds (dialogue, etc.) and virtual
surround channel sounds effectively using the Yamaha front
surround system.
Subwoofer/system control
(YAS-71SPX/YAS-81SPX)
Place the subwoofer near the center system and turn it slightly
toward the center of the room to reduce wall reflections.
Main roles: Produces low frequency (LFE) sounds.
Notes
• This system is shielded against magnetic fields. However, if the picture on your TV screen becomes blurred or distorted, we
recommend moving the system away from your TV.
• Low frequency sound produced by the subwoofer/system control may be heard differently depending on the listening position and
subwoofer location. To enjoy desired sounds, try changing the location of the subwoofer.
• Depending on your installation environment, connections to external components can be done before installing this system. We
recommend that you temporarily place and arrange all components in order to decide which procedure is best done first.
Placing the center system
You can place the center system on a rack or attach it to a wall. Select an installation method that suits your environment.
■ Placing the center system beneath/under a TV
1 Attach the supplied double-sided tapes on
Example 1:
Beneath your TV
the spacers and non-skid pads on the rear of
the spacers.
Side. A
Doublesided tape
Non-skid pad
Example 2:Under your TV
Side. B
Doublesided tape
Non-skid pad
2 Attach the spacers to the bottom.
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If there is any obstacle (TV stand, etc.) under the center system,
use the supplied spacers as follows.
Notes
• Do not cover the remote control sensor of your TV, etc., by the center system.
• The spacers may scratch or damage the surface of your rack or floor. Be careful when placing or moving the center system.
• For your safety, take measures in advance to prevent the center system from falling.
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PLACING THIS SYSTEM
■ Attaching the center system to a wall
Installing the center system using the keyholes
You can attach the center system to a wall using commercially available screws (#8, Diameter: 7.5 mm or more
(5/16” or more)).
When installing the center system on a wall, all installation work must be performed by a qualified
contractor or dealer. The customer must never attempt to perform this installation work. Improper or
inadequate installation could cause the center system to fall, resulting in personal injury.
wall and mark the holes of the mounting
template.
Installing the cables above the center system
To pass the cables upward, you need to attach the
spacers to make room on the back of the center system.
Tapes or thumbtacks
Mark
2 Remove the mounting template and then
install the commercially available screws at
the marks.
In step 2 of the left column;
2-a: Attach the supplied spacers to the rear panel of the
center system using the supplied double-sided
tapes. You can choose either the side A or the side
B.
A: For narrow space
Diameter:
7.5 mm or more
(#8, 5/16” or more)
4 to 6 mm (3/16” to 1/4”)
PREPARATION
1 Attach the supplied mounting template on a
Double-sided
tape
Attach
B: For wide space
Double-sided
tape
Attach
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To install the cables above the center system, refer to the right
column.
3 Hang the center system on the screws using
2-b: Remove the mounting template and then install
the commercially available screws at the marks.
the keyholes on the back of the center
system.
22 to 24 mm
(7/8” to 15/16”)
34 to 36 mm
(1-5/16” to 1-7/16”)
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PLACING THIS SYSTEM
Installing the center system using the screw holes
You can also use the inner or outer screw holes on the rear of the center system for installing the center system using a
commercially available bracket or rack.
Bracket or rack, etc.,
77 mm (3”)
15 mm (9/16”)
550 mm (21-5/8”)
290 mm
(11-7/16”)
Screw
(M6)
Screw hole
52.5 mm (2-1/16”)
Min 7 mm (1/4”)
Screw holes
Hole depth: 15 mm (9/16”)
Diameter: 6 mm (1/4”)
Inner pitch: 290 mm (11-7/16”)
Outer pitch: 550 mm (21-5/8”)
YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU
Notes
• The center system weighs about 5 kg (11 lbs.) for YAS-71 and 6 kg (13 lbs. 4 oz.) for YAS-81. Attach the center system to a bracket,
rack or wall. Do not attach the center system to a wall that is made of weak materials such as plaster or veneered woods. Doing so may
cause the center system to fall.
• Use commercially available screws that can support the weight of the installation.
• Make sure you use specified screws to attach the center system. Using clamps other than specified screws, such as short screws, nails,
or two-sided tape, may cause the center system to fall.
• When connecting the center system, fix the speaker cables in place where they will not become loose. If your foot or hand accidentally
gets caught on a loose speaker cable, the center system may fall.
• After attaching the center system, check that the center system is fixed securely. Yamaha will bear no responsibility for any accidents
caused by improper installations.
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CONNECTION
• Do not connect the power cable until all connections are completed.
• Do not use excessive force when inserting the cable plug. Doing so may damage the cable plug and/or
terminal.
Connecting the center system and the subwoofer/system control
PREPARATION
Follow the procedure below to connect the center system and the subwoofer/system control.
Connecting speaker cables
Connect the cable plug
to the speaker jack of
the same color.
Connect the
cable plug to
the speaker
jack of the
same color.
Speaker cable (supplied)
y
It is possible to route the supplied speaker cable behind a wall. (For US customers only)
Connecting system control cable
System control cable (supplied)
Tighten the screws.
Tighten the screws.
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It is possible to route the supplied system control cable behind a wall. (For US customers only)
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CONNECTION
Connecting external components
The subwoofer/system control has 3 digital input jacks (optical digital × 2, coaxial digital × 1) and 1 analog input jack.
Before connecting your external components, check the output jacks of the components and be sure to use correct
connection cables.
■ Digital connection
Notes
• The digital jacks of this system support PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS bitstream.
• The digital jacks support digital signals of 96 kHz sampling frequency or less.
[INPUT 1, 2] OPTICAL jack
Example 1: DVD player
TV
DVD player
Optical digital cable
Example 2: TV game console
Game console
TV
Optical digital cable
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CONNECTION
[INPUT 3] COAXIAL jack
CD player
PREPARATION
Coaxial digital cable
■ Analog connection
[INPUT 4] ANALOG jacks
Example1: TV
TV
Example 2: VCR or video camera
VCR or video camera, etc., with no digital output.
VCR, etc.
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CONNECTION
Connecting the Yamaha iPod universal dock
The system is equipped with the DOCK terminal, which allows you to connect the Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as
YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold separately) where you can dock your iPod. Connect the Yamaha iPod universal dock to the
DOCK terminal of the subwoofer/system control using its dedicated cable. Refer to “Using iPod™” on page 27 for
details.
Yamaha iPod universal dock
(such as YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold separately)
Connecting the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver
You can also connect the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold separately) to the DOCK
terminal. Connect the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver to the DOCK terminal of the subwoofer/system control
using its dedicated cable. Refer to “Using Bluetooth™ Components” on page 29 for details.
Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver
(such as YBA-10, sold separately)
Connecting the indoor FM antenna
To enjoy FM radio broadcasts, connect the supplied indoor FM antenna.
Indoor FM antenna
(supplied)
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If the radio wave reception is weak in your area or you want to
improve the radio wave reception, we recommend that you use an
outdoor antenna. For details, consult your nearest authorized
Yamaha dealer or Service Center.
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CONNECTION
Connecting the power cable
After you have made all connections, connect the power cable of the subwoofer/system control.
PREPARATION
To AC wall outlet
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You can attach the cover after you have made all connections or detach according to your preference.
Attach the cover to the rear panel of the subwoofer/system control using the 6 supplied screws as shown.
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BASIC OPERATION
BASIC PLAYBACK OPERATION
Once you have finished all cable connections (☞ P. 11 to 15) and remote control preparation (☞ P. 7), follow the
procedure below to start basic playback operation.
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To turn off the volume temporarily, press MUTE. While the
mute function is activated, the MUTE indicator flashes. To
resume the volume, press MUTE again.
Now, try various features of this system!
Using various sound features
• To enjoy highly realistic sounds with surround mode
☞ P. 18
• To shift the optimum listening area from side to side
☞ P. 19
• To select the optimum listening area
☞ P. 20
• To experience wider stereo sound when surround
mode is not activated
☞ P. 21
• To play back compressed audio signals with highquality sound
☞ P. 21
1 Press STANDBY/ON.
This system is turned on and the power indicator
lights up. To set the system to standby mode, press
STANDBY/ON again.
y
This system has the auto-sleep function, which will
automatically switch the system to standby mode if the
system is left turned on for 24 hours without any operation
being performed.
2 Press one of the input buttons to select an
input source.
For example, if a DVD player is connected to the
INPUT 1 jack of the subwoofer/system control, press
INPUT 1 to select the DVD player.
y
You can also switch the input source by pressing INPUT on
the center system repeatedly. The input source changes as
follows:
3 Start playback on the selected external
component.
For information on the external component, refer to
the manual for the product.
4 Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume
level.
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• To delay the sound output in order to synchronize it
with the video image
☞ P. 31
• To enjoy various input sources at lower volume
☞ P. 32
Enjoying FM broadcasts/
optional equipment
• To listen to FM broadcasts
☞ P. 22
• To control iPod playback
☞ P. 27
• To play back a Bluetooth component
☞ P. 29
AIR SURROUND XTREME
What is AIR SURROUND XTREME ?
Ordinarily, two front speakers, a center speaker, two surround speakers,
and a subwoofer are necessary for enjoying 5.1 channel surround sound.
Typical 5.1 channel speaker system
Front speakers
■ Virtual 7.1 channel
Subwoofer
The AIR SURROUND XTREME technology, using only the front left
and right speakers of the center system and subwoofer, enables you to
enjoy a realistic 7.1 channel sound by simulating sound from virtual
speakers at center, surround, and surround backs.
Center speaker
Surround speakers
BASIC
OPERATION
The sound image of the system
The system creates the virtual 7.1 channel surround sound with the center system and the subwoofer/
system control.
C: Center virtual speaker
SR, SL: Surround virtual speakers
FR, FL: Front speakers
SBR, SBL: Surround back virtual speakers
SW: Subwoofer
You can check the virtual surround effect and adjust the volume balance according to your preference and the
characteristics of your listening room. See the following pages for details.
• Checking the virtual surround effect ☞ P. 20
• Adjusting the volume balance ☞ P. 32
Use this feature to adjust the volume balance of the subwoofer, center, and surround channels during playback.
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AIR SURROUND XTREME
Listening to surround mode of AIR SURROUND XTREME
Press one of the surround mode buttons.
Surround mode
buttons
The names of the selected input source and the selected
surround mode appear in the front panel display.
Surround mode descriptions
Movie
This mode is useful when you enjoy movie
contents on media such as DVD, etc.
Music
This mode is useful when you listen to music
contents on media such as DVD, etc.
Sports
This mode is useful when you enjoy sports
programs or TV news.
Game
This mode is useful when you enjoy video games.
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• To reproduce the original sounds, press STEREO.
• The system automatically memorizes the settings assigned to
each input source. When you select another input, the system
automatically recalls the last settings for the selected input.
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AIR SURROUND XTREME
Shifting the optimum listening area from side to side
This function shifts the optimum listening area from side to side according to your listening position for the best Virtual
Surround effect.
1 Press POSITION to enter position mode.
The current position appears in the front panel
display.
2 Press W/X to shift the optimum listening
area (L6, L5, L4, L3, L2, L1, CENTER, R1, R2,
R3, R4, R5, R6).
Adjust the optimum listening area from L1 to L6
when your listening position is to the left side of the
center system, and adjust the optimum listening area
from R1 to R6 when your listening position is to the
right side of the center system.
The position appears in the front panel display.
BASIC
OPERATION
Example: “POSITION L1”
3 Press POSITION again or ENTER to exit
position mode.
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• The default setting is CENTER.
• If you press TEST after performing step 1, the system outputs
the test tone for a virtual center speaker so you can adjust the
position setting. (☞ P. 20)
• The setting is set for all the input sources.
• This function is available even when surround mode is off.
The optimum listening area
Note
If you do not operate this function within 30 seconds after
entering position mode, the system automatically exits position
mode.
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AIR SURROUND XTREME
Selecting the optimum listening area
You can select the optimum listening area from two modes.
Press AREA.
AREA
Each time you press AREA, NORMAL and WIDE modes
change alternately.
NORMAL
Select this to sharpen the sound effect.
“AREA NORMAL” appears in the front panel
display when NORMAL mode is selected.
WIDE
Select this to widen the optimal listening area.
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• The default setting is NORMAL.
• The setting is set for all the input sources.
Note
This operation is only available when surround mode is activated.
NORMAL
WIDE
Checking the virtual surround effect
You can check the Virtual Surround effect using test tones produced from the speakers.
Press TEST to output the test tone.
The system outputs the test tone and the output channel of
the test tone appears in the front panel display.
Active (virtual)
speaker channel
TEST
The output channel of the test tone cycles through as
follows. Each channel outputs the test tone for about 2
seconds.
y
To cancel test tone mode, press TEST again.
Note
The surround back virtual speaker is included in SL and SR.
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AIR SURROUND XTREME
Using extended stereo mode
An extended sound is achieved for a 2 channel source such as a CD player.
Press STEREO to enter extended stereo
mode.
STEREO
“EXTENDED” appears in the front panel display.
Each time you press STEREO, the function is turned on
(EXTENDED) and off (STEREO) alternately.
y
Note
This operation is only available when surround mode is not
activated.
BASIC
OPERATION
• The default setting is STEREO.
• The system memorizes the settings assigned to each input
source.
• You can also turn on compressed music enhancer mode when
extended stereo mode is turned on.
Setting compressed music enhancer
This function enhances your listening experience by regenerating the missing harmonics in a compression artifact.
This is useful when you play back compressed music data stored on an iPod or a digital music player.
Press ENHANCER.
ENHANCER
The ENHANCER indicator lights up in the front panel
display when this function is turned on.
Each time you press ENHANCER, the function is turned
on and off alternately. The selected mode is stored in
memory even when the power is off.
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• The default setting is OFF.
• The system memorizes the settings assigned to each input
source.
• When this function is on, night listening mode is automatically
set to off. (☞ P. 32)
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS
Overview
You can use two tuning modes to tune into the desired FM station:
Frequency tuning mode
You can search or specify the frequency of the desired FM station automatically or manually. (See “Basic tuning
operation” on page 23.)
Preset tuning mode
You can preset the desired FM station in advance, and then recall the station by specifying the preset group and
number. (See “Using station preset feature” on page 24.)
Controls and functions for the FM tuning
A _ E/A ` E
FM
Selects the preset group (A to E).
Sets the input to FM.
+/–
PRESET/TUNE
Switches between frequency
tuning mode and preset tuning
mode.
AUTO/MAN’L
Switches between automatic and
manual tuning mode.
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• Selects the desired frequency
in frequency tuning mode.
• Selects the desired preset
number (1 to 8) in preset
tuning mode.
MEMORY
Activates the preset memory
mode.
LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS
Basic tuning operation
Manual tuning
If the signal received from the station you want to
select is weak, you can tune into the desired station by
specifying the frequency manually. In FM tuning
mode, press AUTO/MAN’L repeatedly so that the
AUTO indicator disappears, and then press +/–
repeatedly to specify the frequency of the desired
station.
If you tune to a station using the manual tuning feature,
the system receives the FM radio signals in monaural
reception mode to increase signal quality.
1 Press FM to set the input to FM.
“FM” appears in the front panel display.
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
2 Press AUTO/MAN’L to switch Auto/Manual.
The AUTO indicator lights up when the system is set
to automatic tuning mode.
Lights up
No colon (:)
y
If a colon (:) appears, the system is set to preset tuning
mode. (☞ P. 24)
3 Press +/– once to begin automatic tuning.
When the system is tuned to a station, the TUNED
indicator lights up and the frequency of the received
station is shown in the front panel display.
Lights up
y
English
When you tune to an FM station using automatic tuning
mode, the system receives the FM radio signal in stereo
reception mode. The STEREO indicator appears in the front
panel display.
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LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS
Using station preset feature
■ Automatic station preset
You can store up to 40 FM stations (A1 to E8: 8 preset numbers in each of the 5 preset groups).
1 Press FM to set the input to FM.
“FM” appears in the front panel display.
2 Press and hold MEMORY for more than 3
seconds.
The preset group and number as well as the MEMORY and
AUTO indicators flash. After approximately 5 seconds,
automatic presetting starts from the current frequency and
proceeds through higher frequencies.
Press MEMORY again to cancel while the MEMORY
indicator is flashing.
Flash
Flashes
When automatic preset tuning is completed, the front panel
display shows the frequency of the last preset station.
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Press A _ E or A ` E to select a preset group, and then press +/– repeatedly to select a preset number to which the first station will be
stored after you perform step 2.
Notes
• Any stored station data existing under a preset number is cleared when you store a new station under the same preset number.
• If the number of received stations does not reach 40 (A1 to E8), automatic preset tuning automatically stops after searching for all the
available stations.
If the desired station is not stored, or a station is not stored to the desired preset group and number, preset the station
manually. Refer to “Manual station preset” on page 25 for details.
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LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS
■ Manual station preset
Use this feature to preset your desired station manually.
1 Tune into a station.
4 Press +/– to select a preset number (1 to 8)
See “Basic tuning operation” on page 23 for tuning
instructions.
while the MEMORY indicator is flashing.
Flashes
2 Press MEMORY.
The MEMORY indicator flashes in the front panel
display for approximately 30 seconds.
Flashes
3 Press A_E or A`E repeatedly to select a
preset group (A to E) while the MEMORY
indicator is flashing.
The selected preset group appears.
Flashes
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
Press MEMORY again to cancel while the
MEMORY indicator is flashing.
Preset number
5 Press MEMORY to confirm the preset.
The selected station has been stored as A1.
After “A1:PRESET OK” appears in the front panel
display, the frequency appears with the preset group
you selected. The MEMORY indicator disappears
from the front panel display.
Preset group
Notes
• Any stored station data existing under a preset number is
cleared when you store a new station under the same
preset number.
• Reception mode (stereo or monaural) is stored along with
the station frequency.
English
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LISTENING TO FM BROADCASTS
■ Recalling the preset stations
1 Press PRESET/TUNE to select preset tuning
mode.
2 Press A_E or A`E repeatedly to select the desired
preset group (A to E).
3 Press +/– repeatedly to select the desired preset
number (1 to 8).
Preset group and number
Preset FM station
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USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Using iPod™
Once you have stationed your iPod in the Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as YDS-10/ YDS-11, sold separately)
connected to the DOCK terminal of the subwoofer/system control (☞ P. 14), you can enjoy playback of your iPod.
Supported iPod
iPod (Click and Wheel)
iPod nano
iPod mini
iPod touch
Battery charge feature
This system charges the battery of an iPod stationed in the Yamaha iPod universal dock connected to the DOCK terminal
of the subwoofer/system control while this system is turned on.
Stationing your iPod in the Yamaha iPod universal dock
Once you station your iPod in the Yamaha iPod universal dock, “iPod connected” and the DOCK indicator appear in the
front panel display.
Notes
• Some features may not be available depending on the model or the software version of your iPod.
• For a complete list of status messages that appear in the front panel display, see the “iPod” section in “Troubleshooting” on page 35.
• Be sure to set the volume to minimum before docking or removing your iPod.
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
■ Controls and functions for iPod™
You can control your iPod in simple remote mode or menu browse mode.
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You can switch between simple remote mode and menu browse mode by pressing DOCK MODE.
DOCK
Set the input to DOCK.
Playback control buttons
Navigate the menu of your iPod.
• Press W to move to an upper
menu level.
• Press S/T to move the cursor to
select a menu.
• Press ENTER or X to enter the
selected menu.
• Press ENTER in the “Songs”
level menu screen to play back
the selected song.
DOCK MODE
Switch simple remote mode and
menu browse mode.
English
Control the playback of the
connected iPod.
p: Play/pause (Simple remote
mode), Play (Menu browse mode)
e: Play/pause (Simple remote
mode), Pause (Menu browse mode)
s: Stop
b/a:
Skip backward/forward
Search backward/forward (Press and
hold)
MENU/Cursor buttons
(S / T / W / X)/ENTER
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USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
■ Controlling your iPod in simple remote mode
Docking your iPod in the Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold separately) enters simple
remote mode. You can perform the basic operations of your iPod (play, stop, skip backward/forward, etc.) using the
supplied remote control in this mode.
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Operations can be also done with the controls on your iPod. Refer to the instruction manuals of your iPod for its operations.
■ Controlling your iPod in menu browse mode
The song lists or playback information is displayed in the front panel display so that you can select and play back songs
or adjust settings using the supplied remote control in this mode.
Notes
• Operations cannot be done with the controls of your iPod.
• Characters that cannot be displayed in the front panel display are replaced with underscores “_”.
1 Press DOCK MODE to enter menu browse mode.
2 Press S/T/W/X repeatedly to select the desired menu, and then press ENTER to play back the
selected song.
Options
Level 1
Level 2
Playlists
Playlist
Song list
Artists
Artist list
Album list
Albums
Album list
Song list
Level 3
Level 4
Song list
Songs
Song list
Genres
Genre list
Artist list
Album list
Composers
Composer list
Album list
Song list
Settings
Setting list
Song list
The setting list has the following 2 choices.
Shuffle
Use this feature to set the system to play songs or albums in random order.
Options: Off, Songs, Album
You can switch each option by pressing ENTER.
• Select “Off” to deactivate this feature.
• Select “Songs” to set the system to play songs in random order.
• Select “Album” to set the system to play albums in random order.
Repeat
Use this feature to set the system to repeat one song or a sequence of songs.
Options: Off, One, All
You can switch each option by pressing ENTER.
• Select “Off” to deactivate this feature.
• Select “One” to set the system to repeat one song.
• Select “All” to set the system to repeat a sequence of songs.
Note
The contents of the iPod menu vary, depending on the model or the generation.
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USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Using Bluetooth™ components
You can connect the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold separately) to the DOCK terminal
of the subwoofer/system control and enjoy the music contents stored in your Bluetooth component (such as a portable
music player or computer equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter, etc.) without wiring between the system and the
Bluetooth component. You need to perform “pairing” of the connected Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver and
your Bluetooth component in advance.
■ Controls and functions for Bluetooth components
DOCK
Set the input to DOCK.
Playback control buttons
BLUETOOTH ON/OFF
• Start or cancel the pairing.
• Connect or disconnect a
Bluetooth component.
Control the playback of a Bluetooth
component.
p: Play
e: Pause
s: Stop
b/a:
Skip backward/forward
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
■ Pairing the Yamaha Bluetooth™ wireless audio receiver and
your Bluetooth™ component
Pairing must be performed before using a Bluetooth component with the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver
connected to the system for the first time or if the registered pairing data has been deleted. “Pairing” refers to the
operation of registering a Bluetooth component for Bluetooth communications.
To ensure security, a time limit of 8 minutes is set for the pairing operation. Please read and fully understand all the
instructions before starting.
1 Connect the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver to the DOCK terminal of the subwoofer/
system control. (☞ P. 14)
2 Press DOCK to set the input to DOCK.
3 Turn on the Bluetooth component you want to pair with, and then enter pairing mode.
Refer to the instruction manual of your Bluetooth component for details.
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USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
4 Press and hold BLUETOOTH ON for more than 3 seconds to start pairing.
“Searching...” appears when the pairing starts. While the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver is in pairing
mode, the DOCK indicator flashes in the front panel display.
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To cancel the pairing, press BLUETOOTH OFF.
5 Check that the Bluetooth component detects the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver.
If the Bluetooth component detects the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver, the audio receiver name (“YBA10 YAMAHA” for example) appears in the device list of the Bluetooth component.
6 Select the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver in the device list of the Bluetooth
component, and then enter the pass key “0000” on the Bluetooth component.
When the pairing procedure is successful, “Completed” appears in the front panel display.
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• If the pairing is not completed within 8 minutes, “Not found” appears and the DOCK indicator is turned off in the front panel
display.
• If the pairing is canceled during the pairing, “Canceled” appears in the front panel display.
Note
The Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth components. When pairing is conducted
successfully with a ninth component and the pairing data is registered, the pairing data for the least recently used another component is
deleted.
■ Establishing a connection
After the pairing is completed, perform the connecting operation on the system or on the Bluetooth component to enable
communication between them. The connecting operation on the system is only available for the most recently connected
Bluetooth component.
1 Press DOCK to set the input to DOCK.
2 Press BLUETOOTH ON to start a connection. “Searching...” appears in the front panel display.
When the system finds the last connected Bluetooth component, “BT connected” appears in the front panel display
for 3 seconds.
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• If the system cannot find the last connected Bluetooth component, “Not found” appears in the front panel display.
• If you want to establish a connection with a Bluetooth component other than the one most recently connected to, connect from
that Bluetooth component. Refer to the instruction manual of your Bluetooth component for details.
■ Disconnecting
Press DOCK, and then BLUETOOTH OFF to disconnect the system from the Bluetooth
component.
“Disconnected” appears in the front panel display.
■ Playing back the Bluetooth component
You can play back your Bluetooth component using the supplied remote control.
You can also play back your Bluetooth component by operating it directly.
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Operation using the remote control is available only when the connection is established between the Bluetooth component you want to
play back and the system.
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USEFUL OPERATION
ADJUSTING THE AUDIO DELAY
FPD TV images sometimes lag behind the sound. You can use this function to delay the sound output to synchronize it
with the video image.
1 Press AUDIO DELAY to enter adjusting
mode.
2 Press S/T to adjust the delay time.
Options: 0 to 240 ms
You can adjust the delay time by the 10 ms.
Setting value
3
Press AUDIO DELAY again or ENTER to
exit adjusting mode.
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• The default setting is 0 ms and “DELAY OFF” appears in the
front panel display.
• The system memorizes the settings assigned to each input
source.
Note
If you do not operate this function within 30 seconds after
entering adjusting mode, the system automatically exits adjusting
mode.
USEFUL
OPERATION
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LISTENING AT LOW VOLUME (NIGHT LISTENING MODE)
Night listening mode enables you to listen to dialog or vocals more clearly at lower volume by suppressing louder sound
effects. This function is useful when you enjoy movies or music at night.
Press NIGHT.
“NIGHT ON” appears in the front panel display.
The NIGHT indicator lights up when Night listening
mode is selected.
Lights up
NIGHT
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• To cancel night listening mode, press NIGHT again.
• When this function is on, compressed music enhancer mode is
automatically set to off. (☞ P. 21)
• The setting is set for all the input sources.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME BALANCE DURING PLAYBACK
You can adjust the volume balance of the virtual speakers and subwoofer.
SW +/–
Adjusts the output level of the subwoofer
channel.
Control range: +6 to –6
CENTER +/–
Adjusts the output level of the center virtual
speaker channel.
Control range: +6 to –6
SUR. +/–
Adjusts the output level of the surround/
surround back virtual speaker channels.
Control range: +6 to –6
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• You can also adjust the speaker volume while the test tone is output. (☞ P. 20)
• The setting is set for all the input sources.
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CHANGING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FRONT PANEL DISPLAY
You can change the brightness of the front panel display. You can also turn off the front panel display to view a movie in
a darker environment.
Press DISP. MODE repeatedly.
Each time you press DISP. MODE, the brightness of the
front panel changes.
DISP. MODE
Bright
Dark
* Selecting DISPLAY OFF turns off the front panel display after
“DISPLAY OFF” appears in the front panel display.
The front panel display lights up momentarily when any
operation is performed with DISPLAY OFF mode
selected.
Only the power indicator remains lit in DISPLAY OFF
mode.
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The default setting is DIMMER OFF.
USEFUL
OPERATION
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Troubleshooting
If there is any problem with the system, check the following items. If you cannot solve a problem with the following
remedies, or if the problem is not listed below, turn off and unplug the system, and then consult your nearest authorized
Yamaha dealer or Service Center.
Problem
Power turns on but
immediately shuts off.
Cause
Solution
See
page
The power cable may be connected
improperly.
Make sure the power cable is plugged into the
outlet firmly.
15
A speaker cable may be shorted.
Make sure all speaker cables are connected
properly.
11
This system may have received a strong
electrical shock, such as from a
lightening bolt or excessive static
electricity.
Set this system to standby mode, and then
disconnect the power cable. Wait for about 30
seconds, connect the power cable, and then turn
the system on again.
16
The volume may be set to minimum
level.
Adjust the volume level.
The mute function may be activated.
Cancel the mute function.
The input source or input setting may be
incorrect.
Select the correct input source or input setting.
The cables may be connected
improperly.
Make sure all cables are connected properly.
Sound is too low on
one side.
The cables may be connected
improperly.
Make sure all cables are connected properly.
Speaker channels other
than the front ones
make no sound.
You may be listening to stereo sounds
without surround mode.
Press a surround mode button to enable the
sound field effect.
18
The center speaker
channel makes no
sound.
The volume of the center virtual speaker
channel may be set to minimum level.
Adjust the volume level of the center virtual
speaker channel.
32
The surround speaker
channels make no
sound.
The volume of the surround virtual
speaker channels may be set to minimum
level.
Adjust the volume level of the surround virtual
speaker channels.
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The subwoofer makes
no sound.
The volume of the subwoofer channel
may be set to minimum level.
Adjust the volume level of the subwoofer.
Sound is poor (noisy).
A speaker cable may be shorted.
Make sure all cables are connected properly.
11
This system does not
operate properly.
This system may receive a strong
electrical shock, such as from a
lightening bolt or excessive static
electricity, or drop in power supply.
Set this system to standby mode, and then
disconnect the power cable. Wait for about 30
seconds, connect the power cable, and then turn
on this system.
16
The system control cable may be
connected improperly.
Connect the system cable firmly.
The system may be placed close to
digital equipment or high-frequency
equipment.
Place this system farther away from such
equipment.
The speakers make no
sound.
A digital or highfrequency equipment
produces noises.
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16
11
11
32
11
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Problem
Solution
See
page
The system may be outside the remote
control operation range.
For information on the remote control operation
range, refer to “Using the remote control”.
7
The remote control sensor of this system
may be exposed to direct sunlight or
lighting.
Change the lighting.
The batteries may be worn out.
Replace the batteries.
Cause
The remote control
does not operate the
system.
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7
■ Tuner
Problem
Cause
FM stereo reception is
noisy.
Remedy
The characteristics of FM stereo
broadcasts may cause this problem when
the transmitter is too far away, or if the
antenna quality is poor.
There is distortion, and
clear reception cannot
be obtained, even with
a good FM antenna.
There is multi-path interference.
The desired station
cannot be tuned into
with the automatic
tuning method.
The signal is too weak.
See
page
Check the antenna connections.
14
Try using a high-quality directional FM
antenna.
—
Use the manual tuning method.
23
Adjust the antenna position to eliminate multipath interference.
Use a high-quality directional FM antenna.
Use the manual tuning method.
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23
■ iPod
Note
In case of a transmission error without a status message appearing in the front panel, check the connection to your iPod (☞ P. 14).
Status message
Cause
The iPod being used is not supported by
this system.
iPod connected
Your iPod is properly stationed in the
Yamaha iPod universal dock (such as
YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold separately)
connected to the DOCK terminal of this
system, and the connection between your
iPod and this system is completed.
Disconnected
Your iPod was removed from the Yamaha
iPod universal dock (such as YDS-10 or
YDS-11, sold separately) connected to the
DOCK terminal of this system.
Only iPod (Click and Wheel), iPod nano, iPod mini,
and iPod touch are supported.
Station your iPod back in the Yamaha iPod universal
dock (YDS-10 or YDS-11, sold separately) connected
to the DOCK terminal of this system.
See
page
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Unknown iPod
Remedy
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
■ Bluetooth
Note
In case of a transmission error without a status message appearing in the front panel, check your Bluetooth component.
Status message
Searching...
Cause
Remedy
See
page
The Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio
receiver (such as YBA-10, sold
separately) and the Bluetooth component
are in the process of the pairing.
The Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio
receiver (such as YBA-10, sold
separately) and the Bluetooth component
are in the process of establishing the
connection.
Completed
The pairing is completed.
Canceled
The pairing is canceled.
Not found
The system cannot find the Bluetooth
component while performing the pairing
or trying to connect to the Bluetooth
component.
BT connected
The connection between the Yamaha
Bluetooth wireless audio receiver (such as
YBA-10, sold separately) and the
Bluetooth component is established.
Disconnected
The Bluetooth component is disconnected
from the Yamaha Bluetooth wireless
audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold
separately).
Not Available
The pairing is performed when the
Yamaha Bluetooth wireless audio receiver
(such as YBA-10, sold separately) is
connected to the Bluetooth component.
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Perform the pairing when the Yamaha Bluetooth
wireless audio receiver (such as YBA-10, sold
separately) is not connected to the Bluetooth
component.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Glossary
■ AIR SURROUND XTREME
■ Dolby Pro Logic II
New surround technology developed by Yamaha enables
surround sound with fewer speakers. In comparison to
traditional front surround technology, the AIR
SURROUND XTREME provides a natural surround
sound field.
It is an improved matrix decoding technology that
provides better spatiality and directionality on Dolby
Surround programmed material; provides a convincing
three-dimensional sound field on conventional stereo
music recordings; and is ideally suited to bring the
surround experience to automotive sound. While
conventional surround programming is fully compatible
with Dolby Pro Logic II decoders, soundtracks will be
able to be encoded specifically to take full advantage of
Pro Logic II playback, including separate left and right
surround channels.
■ Channel (ch)
A channel is an audio type that has been divided based on
range and other characteristics.
Ex. 7.1 channel
• Front speakers, Left (1ch), Right (1ch)
• Center speaker (1ch)
• Surround speakers, Left (1ch), Right (1ch)
• Surround back speakers, Left (1ch), Right (1ch)
• Subwoofer (1ch × 0.1* = 0.1ch)
* In contrast to a full 1-channel band, a component designed to
enhance low frequency sound for added effect.
■ Dolby Digital
Digital surround sound system which is developed by
Dolby Laboratories provides completely independent
multi-channel audio. With 3 front channels (left, center,
and right) and 2 surround stereo channels, Dolby Digital
provides five full-range audio channels. With an
additional channel especially for bass effects (called LFE,
or low frequency effect), the system has a total of 5.1channels (LFE is counted as 0.1 channel). By using 2channel stereo for the surround speakers, more accurate
moving sound effects and surround sound environment
are possible than with Dolby Surround.
■ DTS
Digital surround sound system developed by DTS, Inc.,
which provides 5.1 channel audio. With an abundance of
audio data, it is able to provide authentic-sounding effects.
■ PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
A signal that is changed to digital format without
compression. A CD is recorded with 16-bit sound at 44.1
kHz, while DVD recording is anywhere from 16 bits at 48
kHz to 24 bits at 192 kHz, which makes it a higher quality
sound than CD.
■ Sampling frequency
The number of sampling (process for digitalizing analog
signals) per second. In principle, the higher the sampling
rate, the wider the frequency range that can be played
back, and the higher the quantized bit rate, the finer the
sound that can be reproduced.
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
English
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Specifications
YAS-71CU/YAS-81CU
FM Tuner
• Type...................2 way acoustic suspension magnetic shielding type
• Driver
Woofer............ 8 cm (3”) cone magnetic shielding type × 4 (L2, R2)
Tweeter.............2.5 cm (1”) balanced dome magnetic shielding type
× 2 (L1, R1)
• Frequency Response................................ 120 Hz to 20 kHz (-10 dB)
• Dimensions (W × H × D)
[YAS-71].......................................................... 800 × 105 × 100 mm
(Approx. 31-1/2” × 4-1/8” × 3-15/16”)
[YAS-81]....................................................... 1,030 × 105 × 100 mm
(Approx. 40-9/16” × 4-1/8” × 3-15/16”)
• Tuning range
[U.S.A. and Canada models] ............................... 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
[Other models]..................................................... 87.5 to 108.0 MHz
• Antenna Input (unbalanced) ..................................................... 75 Ω
• Weight
• Power supply
[Taiwan model].......................................................AC 110 V, 60 Hz
[U.S.A. and Canada models] ..................................AC 120 V, 60 Hz
[China model] .........................................................AC 220 V, 50 Hz
[Korea model].........................................................AC 220 V, 60 Hz
[Asia and Europe models] ......................................AC 230 V, 50 Hz
[Australia model] ....................................................AC 240 V, 50 Hz
• Power consumption .................................................................. 50 W
• Standby Power Consumption ...........................................1 W or less
• Dimensions (W × H × D) ................................. 194 × 450 × 400 mm
(Approx. 7-5/8” × 17-3/4” × 15-3/4”)
• Weight .......................................................................................13 kg
(Approx. 28 lbs. 11 oz)
[YAS-71]..................................................................................... 5 kg
(Approx. 11 lbs.)
[YAS-81]..................................................................................... 6 kg
(Approx. 13 lbs. 4 oz)
YAS-71SPX/YAS-81SPX
Amplifier
• Minimum RMS output power per channel
L/R............................................ 55 W + 55 W (1 kHz 1% THD + N)
Subwoofer ........................................... 55 W (100 Hz 1% THD + N)
• Maximum power per channel
L/R.......................................... 70 W + 70 W (1 kHz 10% THD + N)
Subwoofer ......................................... 70 W (100 Hz 10% THD + N)
Subwoofer
• Type .......................................................................... Bass reflex type
• Driver.........................16 cm (6-1/2”) cone, Magnetic shielding type
• Frequency Response ..................................35 Hz to 120 Hz (-10 dB)
Other sections
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This system employs new technologies and algorithms that make it
possible to achieve 7-channel surround sound with only two front
speakers, and without using wall reflections.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro
Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
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“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered trademarks of
DTS, Inc.
Printed in China
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