Yamaha RX-V4600 - AV Receiver Specifications

Yamaha RX-V4600 - AV Receiver Specifications
Designed for Digital
The Ideal Receiver for Digital Home Theater Entertainment
Digital Home Theater Receiver
The RX-V4600 makes the most of all
digital sources, giving you new possibilities
for audio and video entertainment.
The RX-V4600 is a receiver designed for the digital era. It sets the standard for a
new generation of receivers that will increase home theater enjoyment with more
vivid images and richly detailed sound, plus greater versatility and convenience.
With CD-quality digital HD Radio, digital data links and advanced digital
processing circuitry, it takes full advantage of the latest digital sources. It also has
a new front panel design whose elegance matches its capabilities. For movies and
music, multi-channel surround sound and stereo, the RX-V4600 will ensure that
your entertainment is totally enjoyable.
Radio Goes Digital!
Designed for Digital
For maximum radio enjoyment, the
RX-V4600 is capable of receiving
HD Radio broadcasts. The only
terrestrial digital broadcast system,
HD Radio delivers crystal-clear
sound via the normal AM/FM
bands. This greatly improved digital
quality means that FM broadcasts
have CD-quality sound and AM is
as good as present FM stereo, with
no static hiss. It also provides a
variety of program-associated data
such as song titles and artist
names, as well as the ability to
tune to multiple programs at the
same dial position. Already
available from hundreds of
HDMI Interface for Video and Audio
The HDMI interface is the most
advanced, highest quality
connection for delivering video
sources to your home theater
system. Extremely high speed digital transmission of
the video signal ensures that there is no deterioration
in quality, so you can enjoy High Definition TV, DVD
movies and satellite broadcasts with the best possible
resolution. As an additional benefit, the RX-V4600 is
compatible with the latest HDMI format, Ver. 1.1,
meaning it can also handle
digital audio signals, including
DVD-Audio, CD, Dolby Digital
and DTS. The RX-V4600 provides
two-in/one-out HDMI
stations, more than 2,500 stations
are planning to upgrade to
HD Radio. And because this is
public broadcasting, it is
completely free.
Just connect Yamaha's digital cinema projector and DVD-S2500 via HDMI,
you can fully enjoy highest quality video and audio.
switching, letting you connect two digital
sources, with each connection requiring only a
single cable! HDMI is compatible with
copyright protection technology as well, and is
expected to be the standard digital
transmission format in the future.
* When connecting DVI compatible equipment, confirm HDCP
Dual i.LINK Terminals
You can also select a second
means of digital
connection, called i.LINK.
This is the name for the
international IEEE1394 standard that provides
high quality, two-way transmission of digital
audio signals. It can handle the DVD-Audio,
Super Audio CD, Dolby Digital and DTS
formats, and offers full copyright protection.
i.LINK provides greater convenience also, as
only a single cable is required.
* i.LINK handles digital audio data only.
RX-V4600 Digital Home Theater Receiver
Superb Audio Quality
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction
Technology) is Yamaha’s design philosophy whose
goal is to maximize the sound quality and
functionality of the digital section by directly
connecting it to the wide-range power amplifier.
The culmination of the best digital engineering and
design possible today, it combines high
performance digital circuitry, high density CINEMA
DSP circuitry and a high quality, wide dynamic
range power amplifier. You can be sure that this
receiver will deliver the full impact and dynamism
of movies, with generous amounts of power.
Yamaha’s High Current Amplification uses
superior components to achieve 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.
Supporting all this are the Yamaha ToP-ART
base and dual-bottom construction, which
provide stability and further vibration damping.
Design Focused on High Sound Quality
All circuits employ carefully selected parts that
are utilized in the best of thousands of possible
combinations to achieve highest sound quality.
Especially noteworthy is the power supply,
which has a much larger capacity than previous
units, for power output that is clean and stable
down to the lowest bass frequencies.
Pure Direct
Pure Direct is a special Yamaha
function that configures the
receiver to achieve the highest
possible sound quality for
enjoying music from stereo
analog, multi-channel and digital sources. Engaging
the Pure Direct mode turns off the power to all
noise-producing circuits that are not in use and
makes the signal flow as direct as possible by
bypassing certain circuitry, maximizing sound purity.
As a result, this A/V receiver achieves better sound
quality than many high-end stereo amplifiers.
Also Contributing to High Sound Quality
• 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
• Digital tone controls for front, center, surround
and subwoofer
Extra-large 11.9 lbs. transformer
Custom-made 18,000 µF block
electrolytic capacitors
Highest quality parts, including custom-made
parts, are used throughout. Top: power amp
section. Bottom: power supply section.
More Convenience and Flexibility
YPAO Automatically Sets the Best Sound for Any
Room, Any Speaker Placement
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone
and sophisticated equalization techniques to
automatically set the best sound for any room, no
matter where the speakers are. All you do is place
the microphone, hit a button and wait for three
minutes. YPAO is faster and more accurate than
other systems of this type, and it automatically
optimizes settings that are very difficult to adjust
manually. A Trim function lets you control three
parameters to tailor the sound
to your own preferences. You
can store six YPAO settings in
the memory, making it easy to
switch input/output sources
and listening positions.
Optimizer Microphone
On-Screen Display with GUI
Even though the receiver offers a wide selection of
functions, operating it is easy and intuitive. You
get clear menus and instructions via a GUI
(Graphical User Interface) display that appears on
your TV or monitor. Colorful and easy to navigate,
the GUI lets you do everything from choosing
inputs and surround programs to detailed sound
adjustments. Menus can be displayed in English,
French or German.
Subwoofer Crossover and Phase Selection
The RX-V4600 provides a choice of nine
subwoofer crossover frequencies for maximum
efficiency and performance, plus phase
switching for best bass sound.
* On-screen display does not function with HDMI.
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. You can also set
Macro commands, enabling the remote to
initialize a chain of functions
at the touch of a single
button. Input sources are
shown in the LCD window,
and you can change their
names. Frequency used
functions are easily accessible
on the front, while others are
located under the sliding
panel. Main buttons are
Component Video Up Conversion
One way of ensuring the highest video quality for
your home theater system is to use the best possible
video signal. The RX-V4600 automatically upgrades
the input signal to the best one that your monitor or
TV can accept (composite to S-Video or component,
S-Video to component). You never have a problem if
your monitor or TV doesn’t accept a certain signal,
and even if it accepts all three, system connections
are easier when conversion is handled inside the
receiver. In short, you simply use the best possible
cable between the receiver and the monitor/TV, and
then whatever the source is, you are assured of
getting the highest possible quality.
Composite Video
English GUI display
French GUI display
German GUI display
Composite Video
Full Video Up Conversion upgrades the input signal to the
best type that the monitor can handle.
YPAO Acoustic Customization: 5 Tuning Factors
YPAO provides frequency response compensation
of all channels via a 7-band parametric equalizer.
1) Speaker Connections
Checks for missing
connections and
subwoofer phase control
(here the right surround
speaker is not connected).
Small Small
2) Speaker Distance
Measures speaker
distances from the
listening point and
corrects for differences
down to 5cm.
3) Speaker Size
Checks speaker sizes
(large or small) and
subwoofer crossover
4) Speaker Frequency
Measures and optimizes
each speaker’s frequency
response using the
parametric equalizer.
For example:
if there is the Dip like this.
5) Sound Pressure Level
Measures and aligns the
sound pressure levels of
all speakers.
Graphic Equalizer
Parametric Equalizer
Graphic equalizers adjust only the level, while
parametric equalizers adjust gain, frequency
and Q factor, thus providing more detailed and
effective sound equalization.
Zone B [Terrace]
Zone 3 [Kitchen]
Zone 2 [Bedroom]
Main Zone [Living Room]
The RX-V4600 makes it possible to enjoy watching a DVD in the living room,
watching satellite TV in the kitchen and listening to the radio in the bedroom
all at the same time, each with its own volume and status control.
Extensive Flexibility for Multi-Zone Custom
The RX-V4600 provides an extensive range of
functions that make it ideal for a multi-room,
custom installation. It lets you select and enjoy
three different sound sources in three rooms
(called zones). In addition, people in Zone 2 can
watch a different video than the one playing in
the main zone. You can even have sound in a
fourth room by using the Speaker B output for
an additional set of speakers. When Speaker A is
off in the main zone, the Zone B signal becomes
Dedicated Remote Control
The receiver comes supplied with a dedicated
Zone Remote Unit. You can use this in Zone 2 or
3 for power on/off, volume
control, input source selection,
preset radio station selection
and mute. If you use it with
an extended remote control
receiving/emitter unit,* you
can even command the
RX-V4600 (located in the
main zone) from another zone.
* Extended remote control
receiving/emitter units are not available
from Yamaha.
Front Panel Controls
You can turn the power to the Main Zone,
Zone 2 and Zone 3 on and off via switches
on the front panel. A Zone Control button
is also provided on the front, which
enables you to adjust the volume and
select the sources for Zone 2 and Zone 3.
Main Zone
Zone 2
Main Room
Amplifier Assignability
Although the amplifier has seven
channels, it has speakers terminals for
nine channels, so if you connect the
Surround Back and Zone 2* speakers to
separate terminals, you can easily switch
between them. You can assign two
channels of amplifier power to drive the
speakers in Zone 2. As a result, you don’t
need a separate amplifier for the speakers
in that zone, but it is fully independent
with its own 2-channel power. At the
same time, people in the main zone can
still enjoy 5.1-channel sound.
* Cannot be used at the same time as the Presence speakers.
Custom Zone Control
Second Room
Dual Remote Ports, Dual Trigger
Outputs and RS-232C Interface
The RX-V4600 offers dual remote
input/output ports for remote control
capability in Zone 2 and 3, and dual
+12V trigger outputs for automatic power-on
of Zone 2/3 amps. In the Main Zone, a
projector, curtains, etc. can also be
controlled. An RS-232C interface provides a
link to a Creatron or AMX touch panel
Other Advanced Functionalities
• Rec Out/Zone 2 selector
• Speaker A, B, A+B selection via remote unit
and front panel
2-channel amplifier for Zone 3
Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 Power On/Off and Zone Control buttons
are located on the front panel of the receiver, and a Zone B
(speaker B) can be set up.
Zone B
Main Zone
Zone 2
Zone 3
2ch Audio
5.1ch Home Theater
2ch Home Theater
2ch Audio
Zone B
You can hear 2-channel
audio (same source as in Main Zone).
Main Zone
You can enjoy 7.1-channel home theater,
or 5.1-channel home theater when using
two channels for zones 2/3.
Zone 2
You can enjoy video plus 2-channel
audio from the same or a different
source than that in the main zone.
Zone 3
You can hear 2-channel audio from
the same or a different source than
that in the main zone.
Presence (Front Line) Sound Field
7.1-Channel Systems
Surround Right
Sound Field
Surround Left
Sound Field
Truly Realistic Surround Sound
Yamaha’s Unique CINEMA DSP
The RX-V4600 delivers a surround sound experience
that is not only theater-like, it actually sounds better
than many theaters. The reason is CINEMA DSP, a
unique technology that enables movies to be heard
with the same degree of realism and impact that the
directors and sound engineers intended. It creates a
deep, expansive and rich surround sound field,
without the need for precise speaker placement.
CINEMA DSP brings out the full potential of all movie
sound formats, including the newest ones. Extensive
listening tests have confirmed that it is simply the
best system for enjoying home theater sound.
32/64-bit floating point
quantization LSI for
format decoding and two
Yamaha original YSS-930
LSIs for DSP processing
and audio delay
Use of Actual Sound Field Data
The sensational sound that CINEMA DSP provides is
due in great part to Yamaha’s advanced sound field
data and processing techniques. The overwhelming
sense of realism is made possible by the use of data
from actual acoustic venues around the world
including dubbing stages in film studios where sound
RX-V4600 Digital Home Theater Receiver
Surround Back Sound Field
directors use, stored and processed by powerful
and sophisticated LSIs. Therefore, listeners can
hear movies as the director intended them to be
heard, and music as it would sound in famous
places like the Bottom Line or in locations like
churches and stadiums.
Direct Sound
Early Reflection
The Bottom Line
A world famous jazz club in
New York. With an
extremely wide floor, the
300-seat club has a
realistically live sound field.
Imaginary Sound Source Distribution
of Sound Field Data
Sound source distribution with listening
position at center. Each circle
represents an actual or reflected sound
source, showing strength and position.
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, projects four sound
fields into the home theater: a presence sound
field in the front, two surround sound fields on
the sides, and a surround back sound field. This
results in a surround sound environment with
highly accurate localization, smooth movement,
exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly
realistic presence.
22 Surround Programs and Latest Surround
Format Compatibility
You have the extremely enjoyable choice of 22
surround programs in three categories: CINEMA
DSP, HiFi DSP and THX. The movie programs include
Spectacle, SciFi and Adventure, while the music
programs feature the sound fields of actual venues.
The RX-V4600 is capable of decoding all of the
Dolby and DTS formats, including Dolby Digital EX,
DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6. It also
offers latest THX Select2 processing.
Circle Surround II
The RX-V4600 offers full function of Circle
Surround II, a matrix surround sound decoder (from
SRS Lab) that provides up to 6.1 multi-channel
surround sound playback from mono, stereo, Dolby
Surround and Circle Surround II-encoded sources
such as HD Radio and cable/satellite TV programs.
9-Channel Output and Dialogue Lift
The presence speakers in the upper front provide the
front sound field with an overwhelming sense of
solidity. With 6.1-channel or 7.1-channel decoding,
a surround back sound field with smoother and
22 Surround Program
Compatible Decoding Format
more natural expansion can be obtained from the
surround back speaker. Yamaha utilizes both benefits to
provide speaker terminals for nine channels so that nine
speakers can be used. The amplifier has seven channels,
but it is possible to selectively use the presence
speakers and the surround back speaker according to
the sound source and the surround program without
changing the wiring. In addition, the presence speakers
allow use of a Dialogue Lift function.
When the center speaker is below a large screen,
the sound image of the dialogue is oriented below the
picture, which sounds strange. Dialogue Lift performs
signal processing on the center channel signal and
presence channels signals (located higher than the
center channel), orienting the sound image of the
dialogue to the proper position. This ensures natural
reproduction that matches the location of the dialogue
to the screen image.
* Because the selectable presence and Zone 2 speakers use the same
terminals, they cannot be used together.
Night Listening Enhancer and SILENT CINEMA
During low-volume listening, such as late at night,
dynamic range suffers and you may miss some sounds.
The Night Listening Enhancer offers two modes, Cinema
and Music, with threelevel selectability, which
will ensure that you
don’t miss movie
dialogue or quiet
passages, or lose overall
surround spaciousness.
It works for all surround
programs, including Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
The SILENT CINEMA mode allows private
listening enjoyment of multi-channel music or
movies, with an accurate simulation of surround
sound, through ordinary headphones.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
DTS Digital Surround
DTS 96/24
DTS-ES Matrix 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
Circle Surround II Music
Circle Surround II Cinema
Hall in Munich
Hall in Vienna
Bottom Line
Roxy Theatre
7 Channel Stereo
Mono Movie
Select2 Cinema
Music Mode
Game Mode
THX Surround EX
HiFi DSP Programs
Program Subtotal
Audio/Video Synchronization
The latest display devices perform complex
internal processing, causing a slight time lag to
occur between the time the video signal is
received and when it is output to the screen. The
sound thus arrives a fraction of a second sooner,
which can be perceptible enough to cause a
strange sensation. The Audio Delay function (0240ms) matches the audio to the timing of the
output of the video on the screen, correcting the
audio — video time lag.
Program Subtotal
THX Programs
Program Subtotal
Program Total
䢇: HiFi DSP Programs
䢇: Tri-Field CINEMA DSP
䢇: THX Programs
䢇: Quad-Field CINEMA DSP
RX-V4600 Extensive Connections: • HDMI (2 In/1 Out) Interface • Dual i.LINK (IEEE1394) Terminals • 5 Optical* and 3 Coaxial Digital Inputs, and 2 Optical Digital Outputs (fixed and assignable) • 7 A/V* (with
S-Video) and Audio Inputs, and 2 A/V (with S-Video) and 2 Audio Outputs • 3 Component Video Inputs (fixed and assignable) and 1 HDTV Compatible Component Video Monitor Output • RS-232C Interface
• Dual Remote Ports • Dual Trigger Outputs (+12V, 15mA) • Zone 2 Audio and Video (with S-Video) Outputs, and Zone 3 Audio Output • 6-Channel External Decoder Input (8-Channel Compatible) • Front L/R,
Center, Surround L/R and Surround Back Preout, and Subwoofer Output Terminals • S-Video and Composite Monitor Outputs • 9-Channel Speaker Terminals including Zone 2/Presence Speaker Terminals
* Including Video Aux terminals on front panel
(power assignable) • 2-Way Binding Post Speaker Terminals (Banana-Plug Compatible, Except Presence/Zone2)
RX-V4600 Main Specifications
Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.04% THD)
Front Channels
130 W + 130 W
Center Channel
130 W
Surround Channels
130 W + 130 W
Surround Back Channel
Video Signal Level
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
S-Video Signal Level
0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms
Component Video Signal Level
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms
130 W + 130 W
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
8 ohms
165 W
Monitor Out Frequency Response
6 ohms
205 W
Composite/S-Video Signal
5 Hz–10MHz -3 dB
4 ohms
260 W
Component video Signal
5 Hz-60MHz -3 dB
2 ohms
340 W
High Dynamic Power, Low-Impedance Drive Capability
Dynamic Power/Channel
Linear Damping
Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
60 dB
50dB Quieting Sensitivity (1 kHz, 100% Modulation)
140 (speaker A)
Phono (MM)
3.5 mV/47 k-ohms
25 µV (39.2 dBf)
200 mV/47 k-ohms
400 kHz
70 dB
10 Hz–100 kHz +0, -3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Mono/Stereo/HD Radio
76/70/80 dB
Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz)
Mono/Stereo/HD Radio
Stereo Separation (1 kHz)
Stereo/HD Radio
42/70 dB
100 dB
Frequency Response
20 Hz–15 kHz +0.5/–2 dB
HD Radio
20 Hz–18 kHz +0.5/–3 dB
Frequency Response
Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz–20 kHz)
CD (Front Sp Out)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD, 250 mV)
Filter Characteristics
Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back (Small, fc=)
40,60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120,
[High Pass Filter, Variable Crossover]
160 and 200 Hz (12 dB/oct.)
Standby Power Consumption
Subwoofer (fc=)
40,60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120,
[Low Pass Filter, Variable Crossover]
160 and 200 Hz (24 dB/oct.)
2 µV (17.3 dBf)
Less than 0.2 W
(W x H x D)
17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 17-1/4”
39.7 lbs.
RX-V4600 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
• “d-cinema” is the slogan of Yamaha A/V products and technology, reflecting our focus on digital
• Dolby, Pro Logic and Double D are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Corporation. • DTS, DTS-ES
technology and our leadership in creating and refining digital home theater.
and Neo:6 are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. • THX and the THX logo are registered
• Yamaha’s unique technology for the creation of sound fields is capable of powerfully
trademarks of THX Ltd. • Surround EX is a jointly developed technology of THX and Dolby
reproducing the three-dimensional environment that movie sound engineers aim to convey, in any
Laboratories, Inc. and is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. • TruBass and the SRS symbol are
audio format from monaural to the latest 6.1-channel digital surround. It is compatible with DVD
trademarks of SRS Labs., Inc. • HD Radio is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp. • “i.LINK” and
and all other A/V sources.
the “i.LINK” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-
Yamaha CINEMA DSP technology has received a patent in the U.S. (Patent No. 5,261,005).
• “Silent” is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
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Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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