RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver NEW PRODUCT BULLETIN Yamaha takes receiver evolution to a new peak with an enormous range of exciting capabilities. Unprecedented Audio Performance 䢇 Trilateral Sound Development for the HD Audio era 䢇 Discrete 11-channel amplifier configuration delivering a total of 1,180W (140W x 7 + 50W x 4) 䢇 Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification with high quality and custom-built audio-grade parts and devices used throughout 䢇 Super Stable Chassis design High Sound Quality Preamplifier Stage 䢇 New Pure Direct for lossless audio formats also 䢇 Pure Ground DAC Concept 䢇 High quality preamplifier block design 䢇 Low-Jitter PLL and Digital Clock Circuits 䢇 High quality headphone amplifier circuit Power Amplifier Stage 䢇 All-Channel Current Feedback Circuit 䢇 Hybrid Low Noise Power Supply 䢇 Symmetrical Layout and New Power Circuit Layout 䢇 Low-impedance, minimum loop print pattern 䢇 Thick aluminum panels and large, heavy feet High Picture Quality 䢇 Latest HDMI 1.3a specification supports Deep Color (30/36 bit) transmission, xvYCC color space, 120Hz and 24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation 䢇 Analog and HDMI digital video signal upscaling to Full HD 1080p and downscaling to 480p format P10018057U-RX-Z11@NPB 䢇 Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion capability ● 4 Component Video in and 2 monitor outs Advanced Features 䢇 Network Receiver Capabilities ● Network port to connect a PC and Yamaha MCX-2000 or access the Internet Radio via LAN ● Compatible with Windows Vista & Windows Media Player 11 as well as Windows Media Connect ● PlaysForSure network device support ● 2 USB ports (1 on front, 1 on rear) to connect USB memory devices or portable audio players ● Supports MTP devices and Mass Storage Class devices ● Supports 500mA power from USB port ● Supports USB HDD (FAT32 format, up to 2TB) 䢇 iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha Universal Dock YDS-10 䢇 Advanced YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker setup ● Multiple point measurement feature for multiple listening positions ● Specialized parametric equalizer for standing wave reduction ● Speaker angle measurement feature for optimized CINEMA DSP ● YPAO Easy Starter 䢇 HD Radio™ digital broadcast reception capability 1/4 ● XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural-THX Surround Decoder 䢇 Multiple Subwoofer connection capability ● 6 or 8-channel additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel inputs 䢇 10 System Memories for Main Zone and 4 System Memories for other each Zone 䢇 GUI on-screen display of six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese Versatile Zone Control 䢇 Intelligent assignable amplifiers: bi-amping and multi-zone control (Zone 2/Zone 3/Zone 4) 䢇 Preamplifier Mode 䢇 Zone 2 video output (component and composite) with OSD capability 䢇 Zone 2 digital audio output (coaxial) 䢇 Party Mode 䢇 Display of song data and radio information on zone OSDs 䢇 Sleep timer and mute level for all zones 䢇 Zone Mono 䢇 Flexible and assignable dual +12V trigger outs Surround Realism 䢇 New CINEMA DSP HD3 creates lush, dense, accurate sound field 䢇 THX Ultra2 Plus surround modes 䢇 Improved Compressed Music Enhancer 䢇 Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and DSP effect level controlling capability ● SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP NEW PRODUCT BULLETIN RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver Trilateral Sound Development Yamaha set ambitious goals for the sound performance of the RX-Z11, and succeeded in achieving them through a trilateral sound development program. The three aspects of the program were technology, engineering and artistic sensitivity. Technology refers to the technologies that enable us to create the level of sound quality suitable for total audio enjoyment in the present digital audio era. Engineering refers to upgrading functions and specifications, which are the foundation of the overall quality. And of equal or perhaps even greater importance is artistic sensitivity, which is how we go beyond the specifications to create, tune and refine the sound based on the musical acuteness of our most experienced audio technicians. The result is that the RX-Z11 achieves an unprecedented level of audio performance. Sound that is not only clear and high resolution, but finely textured. Able, for example, to realistically convey the sound of light rain, rustling cloth or breaking glass. Surround sound that is not only spacious but has a sense of magnificence. Sound that is not only well localized, but sharply focused in every area of the immense CINEMA DSP HD3 sound field. And finally, sound with an optimum balance among the three key elements of resonance, deep bass and responsiveness, for best compatibility with all types of sources. 11.2-Channel High Density Surround Sound (140W x 7 + 50W x 4) The RX-Z11 delivers 140W x 7 channels plus 50W to the four presence and rear presence channels. It also allows the simultaneous use of two subwoofers (hence 11.2 channels). In addition to Yamaha’s latest CINEMA DSP HD3 technology for high density, incredibly detailed surround sound, it provides extensive zone customization functions, enabling the 11 amp channels to be allocated to zones 2, 3 and 4 in various configurations. RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Speaker Configuration Presence L/R Main L/R Subwoofer L Surround L/R Center Surround Back L/R Subwoofer R Rear Presence L/R Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification Yamaha’s Digital ToPART design 1 concept ensures that the receiver is fully capable of handling the transmission 4 of high 2 volume digital sound data at speeds up to 192kHz. The 3 5 6 interior layout 1 Volume IC JRC NJM1194 (left), Burr thoroughly Brown audio DAC (DSD1796, center) and isolates the Op amp LM4562 (right) digital, analog 2 High efficiency heat sink and video 3 Custom-made 27,000µF block capacitors sections and 4 Extra-large 22lbs. power transformer provides the 5 Large-size speaker terminals shortest 6 Schottky barrier diode possible signal routes. To achieve the quality demanded by the latest lossless compression formats received via HDMI bitstream transmission, circuit board designs were radically revised and parts selection was reevaluated. The RX-Z11’s superior parts include Burr-Brown DSD1796 DACs, an op amp, custom-made 27,000µF block capacitors and Schottky barrier diodes. A Variable Volume Control helps provide the best possible S/N ratio. High Current Amplification circuitry achieves high current power with low impedance for superior amplifier performance. Super Stable Chassis Design The internal chassis design uses an ultra-rigid Rahmen structure, which is a series of H-shaped frames. This rectangular structure secures and isolates the parts sections, while reducing vibration to a negligible amount. The external chassis walls are thick (5/8”) and heavy. High efficiency heat sinks H-shape frames to hold heavy and big power transformer Low-Jitter PLL and Digital Clock Circuits The preamplifier stage incorporates both a lowjitter PLL circuit and a VCXO digital clock circuit, significantly reducing jitter from digital inputs so sound processing can be accomplished without being affected by jitter. This is particularly effective in improving the sound quality of digital signals that are input via HDMI. Low-Jitter PLL and VCXO Digital Clock Circuits DIR (Low-Jitter PLL Circuit) VCXO Digital Clock Circuit Output Input PC Tek Stop: 1.00GS/s T Ch1 Zoom: LPF Tek Stop: 1.00GS/s 10994 Acqs 2.0X Vert VCO T Ch1 Zoom: 20.0X Horz PC LPF VCXO 657 Acqs 2.0X Vert 20.0X Horz 1 1 Ch1 1.00 V Conventional Circuit M 2.50ms Ch1 1.64V Ch1 1.00 V M 2.50ms Ch1 1.64V Conventional circuit shows a wide range of jitter while the RX-Z11 preamplifier exhibits virtually no jitter. VCXO Circuit High Sound Quality: Power Amplifier Stage All Channel Current Feedback Circuit The power amplifier uses current rather than voltage for feedback in all channels. Because there is virtually no phase shift, phase compensation can be kept to a minimum. This contributes to the RX-Z11’s excellent transient response, Current allows Feedback frequency Frequency response to Response/ remain Principle unchanged Current even when the Adder Output nput gain changes, I/V Converter and creates a Buffer Power Amplifier Trans-Impedance Amplifier Stage Amplifier warmer, Current Feedback texture-rich Circuit sound. Gain (dB) Unprecedented Audio Performance Frequency (Hz) 5/8” super stable chassis Rahmen structure (series of rectangle frames) High Sound Quality: Preamplifier Stage New Pure Direct Concept For the RX-Z11, Yamaha has upgraded its popular Pure Direct feature. It now provides higher sound quality from lossless audio formats digitally transmitted via HDMI, while still ensuring optimum quality from CD and analog audio sources. It allows the enjoyment of twochannel CD output, multi-channel Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio output, and even Blu-ray, HD-DVD and other HD sources. Pure Ground DAC Concept The DACs, vital determinants of digital audio quality, are placed on the analog circuit board, preventing the large ground potential differences that can occur when the digital and analog sections are far apart. Furthermore, the DACs are connected directly to the power supply to avoid degradation of low level signals. This Preamplifier Circuit Board helps to maximize both two-channel and multi-channel audio performance. High Quality Preamplifier Block Design The printed circuit boards are located very close to each other. This has the advantages of minimizing signal paths, shortening signal loops and improving noise isolation from other circuits. 2/4 Hybrid Low Noise Power Supply A highly efficient DCDC converter and extra-large transformer is used for the digital circuit, which requires high current input, and a low noise power supply circuit for the analog audio circuit. An independent current power path is provided for the speaker relays Digital power circuit board (top) and display. and analog power board (bottom) Symmetrical Layout and New Power Circuit Layout The heavy power transformer (over 22lbs.!) is in the center with the heat sinks on either side to ensure equal weight distribution. The power circuit layout separates the video and digital audio section from the analog audio section to eliminate adverse influences, and distances between circuits and power supplies were shortened to avoid high current loop problems. Thick Aluminum Panels and Large, Heavy Feet Thick aluminum panels are used throughout to prevent vibration and maintain high performance audio reproduction. The large, heavy feet also serve to dampen Ultra rigid feet and large twinexternal vibrations. fan (3-5/8”) cooling system NEW PRODUCT BULLETIN RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver High Picture Quality HDMI 1.3a Compatibility The RX-Z11 is compatible with the newest version of the HDMI standard, 1.3a, providing the benefits of Deep Color (30/36bit) and the xvYCC color standard. Digital video and audio signals can be transmitted via a single HDMI cable and it accepts the lossless audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. There are five HDMI inputs, one of which is on the front panel, as well as two HDMI outputs that allow images to be simultaneously displayed from two devices, such as a flat panel monitor and a projector. HDMI 1.3a means the RX-Z11 can handle the high 1080p/24Hz resolution Digital video circuit board (top) and analog video board of Blu-ray Discs, and (bottom) also provides an Auto Lip-Sync function that automatically adjusts the lag between video and audio and a double speed Refresh Rate of 120Hz. HDMI Input (Field Programable Gate Array) Analog Video Input GUI YGV619 Advanced Features Network Receiver Capabilities Like other Yamaha network receivers, the RXZ11 can be connected to a PC or Yamaha MCX2000, and can access Internet Radio via a LAN. It supports the LAN standby mode, allowing an external controller to send commands via an ethernet link. Two USB ports are provided, on the front and rear, with 500mA power support. It is compatible with PlaysForSure devices, Windows Vista, Yamaha Music CAST and various audio Codecs such as MP3, WMA, WAV and MPEG4 AAC. USB/Music player Internet radio Music on PC HDMI Output FPGA Video Decoder ADV7802 that are input via analog video to 1080p; it can also downscale these signals to 480p, allowing the audio signal suited to the monitor to be output vertically without restriction. Digital signals input from HDMI can be similarly up and downscaled, so optimum images can be selected from the HD output from Blu-ray Disc players or HD-DVD players. It also performs high precision processing with two engines: a high performance i/p converter with 10bit calculation capability and a Scaler made by Anchor Bay Technologies. Video Scaler ABT1018 i/p Converter IP00C772 RX-Z11 Video Encoder ADV7342 Analog Video Output Digital Video Block Diagram xvYCC Color Space When you use the RX-Z11’s HDMI outputs to transmit video signals, you enjoy spectacular color performance. One reason is that HDMI 1.3a uses a new color standard called xvYCC, which supports 1.8 times as many colors as previous HDTV signals. This expanded range of colors means that HDTVs can display images with colors that are far more natural and vivid than ever before. Analog and HDMI Video Upscaling to Full HD 1080p The RX-Z11 permits enjoyment of full HD video created by upscaling signals up to 1080i/720p HDMI Video Upscaling (both analog and digital inputs) [ Input ] [ Output ] 1080p 1080p 720p 720p 1080i 1080i 480p 480p 480i 480i Upscaling Downscaling i/p Conversion (=Deinterlacing) Through Full HD Signals HD Signals ED Signals iPod YDS-10 (Option dock) Advanced YPAO Sound Optimization Auto Setup Yamaha’s YPAO Sound Optimization system analyzes the room acoustics and various system factors, then makes adjustments to provide optimum sound quality. It addition to the previous adjustments for speaker size, distance and wiring, plus equalization and level, this Advanced YPAO has four new capabilities. The first is measurement at multiple locations (up to eight). It does not average the results but performs analysis weighted in accordance with the state of each location to calculate compensation values. This results in a larger “sweet spot” at the listening position. The second is the use of parametric equalization to cancel the effects of standing waves, which degrade low range response. The third is speaker angle measurements to optimize CINEMA DSP effects. And the fourth is an Easy Starter feature that activates YPAO when the microphone is inserted and the Enter button is pressed, with information shown on the display. 38 Programs Compatible Decoder Straight Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital TrueHD DTS Digital Surround DTS 96/24 DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 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 Neural-THX Circle Surround II Music Circle Surround II Cinema HiFi DSP Programs 20 Hall in Munich A Hall in Munich B Hall in Frankfurt CLASSICAL1 Hall in Stuttgart Hall in Vienna Hall in Amsterdam Hall in USA A Hall in USA B Chamber CLASSICAL2 Church in Tokyo Church in Freiburg Church in Royaumont Village Gate Village Vanguard The Bottom Line LIVE/CLUB Cellar Club The Roxy Theatre Warehouse Loft Arena STEREO 11 Channel Stereo CINEMA DSP Programs MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT DSP Program Total THX Programs THX SD Signals Surround Program Total 13 Standard Spectacle Sci-Fi Adventure Drama Mono Movie Sports Music Video Recital/Opera Pavilion Disco Action Game Roleplaying Game 33 5 Ultra2 Cinema Cinema Surround EX Music Game 38 YDS-10 Universal Dock for iPod The optional YDS-10 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod to the receiver. Oil-Damped Hidden Control Panel includes HDMI interface, USB port, Aux input terminals with S-Video and optical digital, Main/Zone 2/Zone 3/Zone 4 power on/off switches, rec out/Zone 2 selector, YPAO optimized microphone jack, and more. 3/4 iPod not included NEW PRODUCT BULLETIN RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver HD Radio™ Tuner The RX-Z11 is equipped with an HD Radio™ tuner. HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM bands. In addition, it provides program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. The RXZ11 can display HD Radio information on the front panel and on a monitor. XM Satellite Radio Ready with XM HD Surround The RX-Z11 is XM Satellite Radio ready, for reception of digital music, news, sports, talk and entertainment stations. It is also capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio with XM HD Surround powered by Neural-THX Surround, which also supports gaming and movies with 7.1-channel sound. To receive XM Satellite Radio, the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock including home antenna are required (sold separately). Main Remote Unit The remote unit has shock-sensor illuminated keys for easy operation in dim lighting — just pick it up and the keys light up. It features an improved key layout and an LCD window: the layout setup buttons (zone selector, Direct-access (macromacro mode, remote command, learning and ID, remote setup and preset capable) remote input select) are unit with shock sensor grouped around the illuminated buttons (top) and simplified remote unit LCD window. It also (bottom) provides easy access to the System Memory. Super-Versatile Zone Control Example (5.2-Channel Main Zone + 3 Other Zone) PL PR CT FL-B FR-B FL-A FR-A 5.2Ch SL Zone 2 [140W x 2] Zone 4 [50W x 2] SBL SBR RPL RPR Main Zone Other Zone Speaker Terminals DSP board here. The most important point is that the 11.2 channels can be assigned in a wide variety of configurations to four zones. The presence, rear presence and EXTD (by surround back amp) speaker terminals can be assigned to each zone. It provides Intelligent Power Amplifier Assignability (surround back amp assignment) and Independent Zone Amplifier Assignment with 7.2-channel main zone playback. Also important is that Zone 2 can accept bitstream signals and also offers component video output and upconversion of composite and S-Video signals. Some other convenient zone functions include: a Party Mode that permits audio BGM and video BGV play of the same input source in the main room and other three zones with onebutton operation, a Zone OSD function that lets you browse information about the songs or AM/FM/XM/HD radio broadcasts that are playing, Zone Mono that provides compatibility with one-speaker or three-speaker installation environments, and a Preamplifier Mode that permits the entire 11-channel amplifier to be allotted for three-zone use (main zone powered by an external amp). HD3. As amazing as the systems on the RX-Z9 and RX-V3800 were, this system marks a further evolution of CINEMA DSP. It utilizes four Quad CINEMA DSP engines and permits lossless decoding of 192kHz signals, while providing 3D processing that gives the sound field an extra vertical dimension. In its full 11-channel configuration setting it adds two presence and two rear presence speakers, offering the enjoyment of a completely new sound stage. Dual +12V Trigger Outs The GUI menu can be used to help set up two +12V trigger outs to synchronize zone power status and zone input source. This makes setting the +12V triggers easy for anyone. THX Ultra2 Plus Surround Mode THX Ultra2 Plus includes the newest THX Loudness Plus technology. It lets you enjoy five THX programs in the optimum condition, delivering a more accurate listening experience at any volume level. Versatile Zone Control Surround Realism Super-Versatile Zone Control The RX-Z11 has extensive zone control capabilities, which are too numerous to explain Zone 3 [50W x 2] SR CINEMA DSP HD3 The RX-Z11 introduces Yamaha’s latest digital sound field processing refinement: CINEMA DSP Improved Compressed Music Enhancer This popular feature restores the sound of the original music from digitally compressed formats such as MP3. The RX-Z11 offers an improved version that processes multi-channel signals with a DSP algorithm, so all channels (rather than just two) are enhanced, for more accurate reproduction and a more expansive sound. 5 2 1 1 5 4 6 6/4 4 1/1/1 8ch * Including front panel terminals. “d-cinema” is the slogan of Yamaha A/V products and technology, reflecting our focus on digital technology and our leadership in creating and refining digital home theater. Outputs HDMI* USB* XM Connect-and-Play Dock Terminal for YDS-10 Optical Digital (Fixed and Assignable)* Coaxial Digital (Fixed and Assignable) S-Video* Analog A/V / Audio* Component Video (Fixed & Assignable) Radio Antenna (HD/AM/FM) Multi-Channel External Decoder Others Inputs Main Specifications Min. RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.015% THD) Front Channels 140 W + 140 W Center Channel 140 W Surround Channels 140 W + 140 W Surround Back Channels 140 W + 140 W Presence Channels 50 W + 50 W Rear Presence Channels 50 W + 50 W Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8” x 8-5/16” x 18-7/16” Weight 79.3 lbs. HDMI Optical Digital (Fixed and Assignable) Coaxial Digital (Fixed and Assignable) Analog A/V / Audio S-Video Component Video Monitor S-Video / Composite Monitor Speaker (without subwoofer) Subwoofer Zone 2 Video Out (Component/Composite) Zone 2 Audio Out (Optical/Coaxial) Zone 3 Audio Out Zone 4 Audio Out Remote In/Out Trigger Out RS-232C 4/4 2 1 1 2/2 2 2 1/1 11ch / 22 ter. 2 1/2 1/1 1 1 2/2 2 1 • HD Radio™ technology manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation. • The XM Satellite Radio service is only available in the 48 contiguous United States (not available in Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. • XM name, XM Ready and related logos are registered trademarks of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. • Neural Surround is a trademark owned by Neural Audio Corporation, THX is a trademark of THX Ltd. • iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. • Burr-Brown products are trademarks of Texas Instruments, Inc. • Simplay HD and Simplay HD logo are trademarks of Simplay Co. ltd. • Powered by ABT™ is a trademark of Anchor Bay Technologies Inc. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. • DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbols, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademark of DTS, Inc. • Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.