Yamaha RX RX-Z7 User manual

Yamaha RX RX-Z7 User manual
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7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater
Expanding on the highly acclaimed Z-Series,
Yamaha introduces another benchmark: the
RX-Z7, a 7.1-channel Network AV Receiver.
The RX-Z7 receiver provides an enormous
range of exciting multimedia features,
extensive custom installation capabilities,
video adjustment features and cutting edge
technologies. The RX-Z7 performance
provides great enjoyment for the home
theater experience.
Technology QuickView
This product includes these technologies
The Bluetooth® logo indicates that the product is equipped to use the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth® Wireless Audio
Receiver that lets you connect the dock to the receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming. With the optional YBA-10
Bluetooth dock, you can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, portable devices, or personal
(view the Specifications of each product for Bluetooth® dock compatibility)
Made for iPod (Docking Station)
The Made for iPod logo indicates that the product is equipped to use an optional Yamaha Universal iPod Dock that lets
you connect your iPod to this product. With the optional dock you can listen to your music and operate the iPod via the
product’s remote control while at the same time charging the battery on your iPod. Depending on your product’s
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specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music.
Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod on your video monitor (view the
Specifications of each product for iPod playback compatibility)...
Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby
TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition
entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an
unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and
media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full
audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for
DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains
fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more
channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears.
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS HD-Master Audio: DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition
video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with
stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience
and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as
the picture, and music becomes as real as a live performance.
XM - XM Ready
A product with this feature indicates that the item is XM SATELLiTE
RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of
music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number
one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the optional digital
antenna XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock and the XM Mini-Tuner accessories
sold separately, just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio
as it was meant to be!
XM HD Surround Sound
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital
full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1
Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76)
and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of
special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.
Neural Surround THX Technologies
Neural-THX® Surround makes surround music, radio listening and games more accessible and enjoyable. Neural-THX
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Surround’s unique encoding process provides the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound in a
format 100% compatible with stereo for use in CD’s, Radios, portable digital music players and digital music downloads.
With superior spectral resolution and channel separation, Neural-THX Surround draws the brain’s attention to the sonic
details in musical instruments, vocals and ambience that are typically masked by other playback systems. This allows
the listener to fully experience the richness and subtleties in recorded performance as never before.
A Sirius-Ready audio system lets you access your favorite SIRIUS Satellite Radio entertainment, including 100%
commercial-free music, plus sports, uncensored talk, comedy, exclusive entertainment, world-class news and more,
directly through your audio system with the use of an optional SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner kit. This product has a
simple connector that allows you to plug the SIRIUS ConnectT kit and use the controls of this system to access all the
content you want. Subscription and SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner (SC-H1) are required and sold separately.
Sirius Internet Radio
SIRIUS Internet Radio is the Internet version of the SIRIUS radio service, available without the use of a radio to current
SIRIUS subscribers, or with a monthly subscription fee. SIRIUS Internet Radio delivers more than 80 channels of talk,
entertainment, sports and 100% commercial free music in CD-quality sound.
HD Radio
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound
via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple
programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to
reach 95% of America's population, and more than 230 stations are onair now.
SRS Circle Surround II
Circle Surround II is an advanced surround sound decoder that enables up to 6 channels of surround sound from
surround encoded (Lt/Rt) and Circle Surround encoded material and is backward compatible with mono, stereo and most
matrix decoders.
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed highdefinition video, multi-channel audio and intelligent format and command data in a single digital interface. HDMI
switching, providing the most advanced method of delivering high quality video signals to a home theater system to
enable the reproduction of DVD and satellite TV sources with HD quality. HDMI can also send the digital audio signals
from sources such as DVD Audio, CD, Dolby Digital and DTS to provide simple components connections.
VRS Technology
Anchor Bay Technologies designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system-level solutions for nextgeneration digital television and high-definition digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference
Series™ (VRS™) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly
improve image quality on large-screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays.
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8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right,
Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer
Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced,
actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience.
With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate
placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the
walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry
performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field
Digital ToP-ART
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy
whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha’s long experience
in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, A/V components
available on the market.
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation
of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources
for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound
without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround
speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right
Network Receiver
Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media
Connect technology ver.2 or better, Yamaha Network enabled
receivers allow you to play MP3, WMA and WAV music from up to
fifteen (15) PC’s. The receiver can even be used as a client for
Yamaha’s MusicCAST home music server, seamlessly integrating
with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your LAN. The
Network Receiver also provides the ability to listen to any of the
thousands of stations available on Internet radio when connected
to a broadband Internet connection. By using the included MP3
vTuner data service that is enabled, looking for content on the
Internet couldn’t be easier, from your favorite Rock, Pop, or R&B
to Podcasts that cater to your music interests. With a USB terminal on the front panel you now have a convenient way to
play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the
vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web.
Rhapsody Technology
Rhapsody is a digital music service that lets you listen to whatever you want, wherever you are — without paying per
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track. And Rhapsody membership plans start at less than the cost of a CD a month, so you can listen to as much music
as you want without limits.
DLNA Technology
DLNA certification ensures a device has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC and mobile devices
designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo that will give
consumers peace of mind that the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the
Interoperability Guidelines.
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the
performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and
especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for
any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it
sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters,
such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best
sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
RX-V2500 and newer models have an improved system that is faster (less than three minutes), also adjusts frequency
response, and provides three programed EQ patterns, plus the ability to manually adjust parametric EQ settings. Six
YPAO settings can be held in memory and recalled via two system memory buttons on the remote control.
Windows Vista Certified
Products with these logos take advantage of features in Windows Vista to deliver excellent performance, ease of use,
and the best experience possible, whether you are enjoying music, photos, and videos, or communicating with friends.
Expanding on the highly acclaimed Z-Series, Yamaha introduces another benchmark: the RX-Z7, a 7.1-channel Network AV
Receiver. This new receiver provides an enormous range of exciting multimedia features, extensive custom installation
capabilities, video adjustment features and cutting edge technologies. The RX-Z7 performance provides great enjoyment for
the home theater experience.
High Sound Quality
z 7-channel 980W powerful surround sound (140W x 7)
z Decoders for HD Audio format: Dolby TrueHD and
DTS-HD Master Audio (192kHz); Dolby Digital Plus and
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
z Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
z Stable chassis design with cross-shaped frames and
double-box construction
z Pure Direct for HD audio and video enjoyment
Superb Convenience
z Advanced YPAO with multiple point measurement for
automatic speaker setup
z System Memory — 6 combinations for Main and 4 for
other Zone 2, 3 and 4
z GUI superimpose on-screen display with 6 language
(English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and
z Album Art display on GUI
z iPod content browsing on front panel display
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z Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs in all channels
z Digital System Clock Isolator and Ultra Low Jitter PLL
circuitry for HDMI and any digital sources
z Intelligent Assignable Amplifiers for bi-amp or Front
Presence connection
High Picture Quality
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z Web Browser Control: You can control the RX-Z7 via a
PC or PDA web browser over a home network
Surround Realism
z CINEMA DSP 3D processing (22 programs) with
Adaptive DSP Level
z Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) now enhanced
z Analog and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p and
down-scaling to 480p
1080p-compatible HDMI 5 inputs (1 on front) and 2
outputs (simultaneous)
Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color,
120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto
Lip-Sync compensation
PReP™ (Progressive ReProcessing) with 2:2/2:3 PullDown Detection, Motion Adaptive Deinterlacing
Versatile video adjustment functions with 6 preset
memories for different sources. Video adjustments are
Mosquito Noise Reduction, Block Noise Reduction,
Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement, and
Brightness/Contrast/Saturation control
Anchor Bay VRS™ video processing technologies
with input source level compensation and YPAO
speaker setup data
z Dialogue Lift
z Compressed Music Enhancer
Versatile Zone Control
z Supporting up to Zone 4
z Assignable Amplifiers for multi-zone control (Zone 2
and Zone 3)
z Preamplifier Mode
z Assignable Zone component video for Zone 2 to 4
z Zone 2 video output with OSD capability
z Zone 4 optical digital audio output
z Zone Mono (Zone 2 and Zone 3)
Extensive Compatibility
z Sleep timer for all zones
z RS-232C interface
z Network Receiver capabilities
z Connecting Internet Radio (MP3/WMA), Streaming
z Remote input/output and programmable Dual +12V
trigger outputs
Service (Rhapsody®/SIRIUS*), music files on PC
(WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC) and Yamaha MusicCAST via
SIRIUS Internet Radio Coming March 2009 via online
firmware update.
Windows Vista and DLNA network device support
USB port for portable audio players and flash drives
HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural
SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
iPod compatibility via optional YDS-11 Universal Dock
Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha
Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10
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