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Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver - RX-Z7

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980W Powerful Surround Sound (140W x 7)/ Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus And DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoders/ Anchor Bay VRS Video Processing/ Network Receiver Capabilities/ Analog Video Upscaling To Full HD 1080p/ Bluetooth (A2DP) Compatibility (Optional YBA-10)/ Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates And Auto Lip-Sync Compensation/ Digital ToP-ART And High Current Amplification/ CINEMA DSP 3D Processing (22 Programs) With Adaptive DSP Level/ Neural Surround THX/ YPAO Automatic System Calibration/ SRS Circle Surround II/ Black Finish
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Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver, Model RXZ7

Key Features:

  • Bluetooth
    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 computes
    • (view the Specifications of each product for Bluetooth® dock compatibility)
  • Made for iPod
    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 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 TRUE HD
    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 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
  • Sirius-Ready
    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
  • 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
  • HDMI
    High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition 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
  • ABT
    Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1010 scaler engine that can independently scale an image horizontally and vertically to further improve the picture quality on high resolution displays (to 1080i/720p with HDMI output)
  • 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
  • CINEMA DSP Digital
    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 processing
  • 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 and Virtual CINEMA DSP
    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 speakers
  • 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
  • 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

Features:

High Sound Quality

  • 7-channel 980W powerful surround sound (140W x 7)
  • Decoders for HD Audio format: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (192kHz); Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
  • Stable chassis design with cross-shaped frames and double-box construction
  • Pure Direct for HD audio and video enjoyment
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs in all channels
  • Digital System Clock Isolator and Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry for HDMI and any digital sources
  • Inteligent Assignable Amplifiers for bi-amp or Front Presence connection

High Picture Quality

  • Analog and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p and downscaling 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 Pull-Down 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

Extensive Compatibility

  • Network Receiver capabilities
  • Connecting Internet Radio (MP3/WMA), Streaming Service (Rhapsody®/SIRIUS*), music files on PC (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC) and Yamaha MusicCAST via LAN
  • 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 (MTP/MSC)
  • HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
  • XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
  • iPod compatibility via optional YDS-11 Universal Dock
  • Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10

Superb Convenience

  • Advanced YPAO with multiple point measurement for automatic speaker setup
  • System Memory — 6 combinations for Main and 4 for other Zone 2, 3 and 4
  • GUI superimpose on-screen display with 6 language (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese)
  • Album Art display on GUI
  • iPod content browsing on front panel display
  • Web Browser Control: You can control the RX-Z7 via a PC or PDA web browser over a home network

Surround Realism

  • CINEMA DSP 3D processing (22 programs) with Adaptive DSP Level
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) now enhanced with input source level compensation and YPAO speaker setup data
  • Dialogue Lift
  • Compressed Music Enhancer

Versatile Zone Control

  • Supporting up to Zone 4
  • Assignable Amplifiers for multi-zone control (Zone 2 and Zone 3)
  • Preamplifier Mode
  • Assignable Zone component video for Zone 2 to 4
  • Zone 2 video output with OSD capability
  • Zone 4 optical digital audio output
  • Zone Mono (Zone 2 and Zone 3)
  • Sleep timer for all zones
  • RS-232C interface
  • Remote input/output and programmable Dual +12V trigger outputs

Specifications:

  • Channels: 7.1
  • RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 140W x 7
  • Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 980W
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx: (Plus)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
  • DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6
  • Pure Direct
  • HD Radio Tuner
  • iPod Compatibility: (with ptional YDS-11)
  • Bluetooth Compatibility: (with ptional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Neural Surround: (Neural-THX)
  • XM HD Surround
  • SRS (Circle Surround II)
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • HDMI (In/Out): (5 / 2 ) Ver 1.3a
  • Component Video (In/Out): (4 / 2)
  • A/V Inputs (S-Video): 6 (All S-Video)
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]: (O:5, C:3 / O:2)
  • Front A/V with Digital Input: (With HDMI / S-Video / Optical / USB)
  • Front USB Input For Flash Memory Drives: (Dual USB - Front and Rear)
  • LAN Terminal RJ-45 Network Connection
  • D/A Conversion: 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • Surround Programs: 38
  • Night Listening Enhancer
  • Time Base Corrector
  • HDMI Up Conversion: (Scale to 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p)
  • Component Video Up Conversion
  • S-Video Up Conversion
  • Dialogue Lift
  • YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone): (8 Point w/Angle)
  • On-Screen Display: (With GUI)
  • Assignable Power Amp
  • Zone Speaker Terminals: (Zone 2 / 3 )
  • Zone 2 Output: (Component / Composite / Optical / Coaxial)
  • Zone 3 Output: (Audio Only)
  • Zone 4 Output: (Audio Only)
  • Zone Power Switching: Main/ Zone2 / Zone3 / Zone4 (Front panel)
  • Zone Remote Control
  • RS-232C Interface
  • +12V Trigger Output: (x 2)
  • IR Ports: (x 2)
  • Receiver Manager Software
  • Selectable Subwoofer Crossover: (9-band)
  • Multi-Channel Decoder Inputs: 8-Channel
  • Pre-Out All Channels
  • Learning Remote Capability
  • Macro Command Capability

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-11/16"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 17-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 40.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 48 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 years parts and labor
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ColorBlack
Channels7.1
Watts Per Channel140 W/channel
AM/FM Preset40
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Plus), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio (192khz); Dolby Digital Plus and dts-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input Connectors1080p-Compatible HDMI 5 Inputs, A/V inputs (S-Video): 6 (all S-Video), Digital inputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]: (O:5, C:3 / O:2), Front A/V with digital input: (with HDMI / S-Video / Optical / USB)
Output Connectors1080p-Compatible HDMI 2 Outputs, Digital Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]: (O:5, C:3 / O:2)
THX CertificationYes
Height7-11/16"
Width17-1/8"
Depth17-3/8"
Weight40.6 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver
 
5.0

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  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Good audio (3)

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      5.0

      What a great receiver

      By Bachlips

      from Washington state

      Pros

      • Depth of sound is great
      • Easy to set up
      • Sound field is full

      Cons

      • I get it too loud

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

        This being my 7th Yamaha receiver purchased, it is by far my favorite. It matches well with my Speakers. When playing music be it symphonic, jazz, or whatever, it is adaptable and adjustable. Home theater is great. The sound stage allows you to be pull led in without distraction. I've had the unit for about 2years now, and wish I had purchased it sooner.

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        5.0

        Liked It So Much, I Bought A 2nd One!

        By Jon the Lawyer

        from Chicago

        About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Clean Sound
        • Doesn't Sound Digital
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Audiophiles
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

          I liked the one I bought for my home so much, that I bought a second one for my office at work!

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          5.0

          Wow, great product, ABT fabulous

          By The happy ABT customer

          from Framingham, MA

          About Me Musically Inclined

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Clean Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Multi-room support

            Comments about Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

            This is my main entertainment system amp/tuner. All AV components run through it. Multiple room support is great. Auto-audio setup with included microphone is very slick.

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            Yamaha 7.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver

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