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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Home Theater In A Box System In Black - YHT-690BL

Abt Model: YHT690BK | UPC Code: 027108105277
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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Home Theater In A Box System In Black - YHT690BK

High Quality DVD Player and New Level Home Theater Receiver Offer Great
Sound with All the Latest Features such as 1080p-Compatible HDMI,
XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready, and iPod / Bluetooth Compatibility.

Advanced Features:

  • SCENE — Greater Operating Ease
    Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. Pressing a SCENE button automatically turns the power on and launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Many SCENE settings are available, such as Dock Listening, DVD Viewing, Radio Listening and Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly
    accomplished by rotating the Input knob and watching the on-screen display. The SCENE names can be changed also.
  • 17 preset SCENE templates
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready with XM HD Surround Powered by Neural Surround This HTiB is XM Satellite Radio Ready, allowing you to hear over 170 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment. To get XM Satellite Radio the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock including home antenna are required.
    The YHT-690BL is also capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround.
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready
    The YHT-690BL is also ready to receive SIRIUS satellite radio. SIRIUS brings your favorite entertainment straight into your home, including 100% commercialfree music, plus superior sports coverage, uncensored talk and comedy, exclusive entertainment, world-class news and more.
  • iPod compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock
  • On-screen display with iPod song title display
  • Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with Yamaha Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver
  • YPAO for Automatic Speaker Setup
    This system uses Yamaha’s YPAO system that quickly and automatically analyzes the acoustics of the room and adjusts various speaker parameters to provide the optimum sound at the listening position. It’s like having a professional
    audio engineer set up and tweak your system.
  • Initial Volume and Maximum Volume
    Two volume setting functions are included on this receiver for additional convenience. Initial Volume Setting allows you to set the volume
    level that will be heard each time the power is turned on. Maximum Volume Setting prevents unexpected loud sounds, for example if a young child turns the volume knob.
  • Direct Playback of MP3/WMA/DivX® (Ultra) and JPEG Files from USB Devices
    A USB interface on the front panel lets you plug in USB MP3 and WMA players as well as USB memory devices (like flash drives and portable HDDs) for convenient access to your favorite stored music and images.
  • Front panel mini jack for connecting portable audio player
  • USB port for direct playback of MP3/WMA/DivX®/JPEG from USB devices
  • HD JPEG Picture Playback
    This HTiB DVD player also provides High-Definition JPEG picture playback, allowing the enjoyment of unsurpassed JPEG pictures at its native resolution via HDMI 1080i or 720p video signals with maximum quality and detail.

High Sound/Picture Quality:

  • 5.1-channel 625W powerful surround sound (105W x 5 + 100W subwoofer)
  • Direct Stereo
    You can enjoy pure HiFi sound from 2-channel PCM and analog sources by the Direct mode which allows signals to bypass the decoders and DSP processors.
  • High Dynamic Power Capability
    This HTiB is capable of delivering large amounts of reserve power for accurate reproduction of the high energy peaks that are especially prevalent in digital audio sources. This prevents clipping and emphasizes the music’s dynamic qualities.
  • Advanced YST II and QD-Bass Subwoofer for Deep, Powerful Bass
    In Advanced YST II, an Advanced Negative Impedance Converter enables the speaker cone to be driven with even tighter control. The result is more stable and accurate low range response, as well as higher sound
    pressure levels, for more natural and energetic bass reproduction.
    QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass) technology uses down-firing
    drivers with square, pyramid-shaped reflective plates to radiate the sound efficiently in four horizontal directions. The reflective plates negate any effects caused by the floor surface and reduce resonance between sound waves reflected from the floor and the unit.
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels
  • 100W 8” Adavanced YST subwoofer for powerful bass response
  • 1080p-Compatible HDMI (2 In/1 Out)
    This HTiB features dual HDMI inputs and one output that support 1080p resolution so you can connect two HDMI sources, such as a DVD player and a
    high definition set-top box, and enjoy the highest possible quality with a 1080p display. It is also capable of repeating the 1080p/24Hz signal for
    enjoying the highest quality picuture from Blu-ray disc.
  • HDTV Compatible Component Video Terminals (3 In/1 Out)
    Component Video inputs offer higher picture quality, for use with units such as DVD players that have Component Video output. You can enjoy three different sources without having to change connections. The frequency response of the component video signal is 5Hz – 60MHz, making it compatible with HDTV (1080i/720p).

Surround Realism:

  • CINEMA DSP with 8 DSP Programs
    You have a choice of eight unique Yamaha CINEMA DSP surround programs to bring out the full audio potential of your entertainment sources.
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    When music is encoded in a digital compressed format such as MP3, frequency response suffers in the high and low ranges. Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms, enabling faithful reproduction of the original music, for excellent sound quality.
  • Night Listening Enhancer and SILENT CINEMA
  • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
  • HD Audio LPCM 5.1-channel reception (up to 96kHz)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) on the front panel and on-screen display
  • Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0–160ms)
  • 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
  • Subwoofer phase select
  • Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding
  • Front panel Video Aux input with mini jack for connecting portable audio player
  • Subwoofer out
  • 6-channel external input
  • Speaker A or B selection
  • Preset remote unit


  • Receiver:
    • Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD)
      • Front L/R Channels: 105 W/ch
      • Center Channel: 105 W
      • Surround L/R Channels: 105 W/ch
    • Dynamic Power (Front L/R) 110/130/160/180 W (8/6/4/2 ohms)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD) 100 dB (250 mV)
    • Frequency Response (CD) 10 Hz–100 kHz +0, -3 dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (CD, Front Sp Out)
      • (1 kHz, 50 W/8 ohms) 0.06%
    • Monitor Out Frequency Response 5 Hz-60 MHz -3 dB (component video signal)
  • DVD Player:
    • Video D/A Converter 108 MHz/12-bit
    • Audio D/A Converter 192 kHz/24-bit
    • Signal-to Noise Ratio 105 dB
    • Dynamic Range 97 dB
  • Speakers
    • System Frequency Response 28Hz - 35kHz
    • Magnetic Shielding All speakers except for surround speakers
    • Impedance 6 ohms (except subwoofer)
    • Removable Grille Front and center speakers
  • 4 Satellites and Center Speaker:
    • Front Speakers
      • 2-way bass reflex
      • Drivers 4” woofer and 1/2” balanced dome tweeter
      • Input Power (Max/Nominal) 100 W/30 W
    • Center Speaker
      • 2-way bass reflex
      • Drivers Dual 3” woofers and 1/2” balanced dome tweeter
      • Input Power (Max/Nominal) 100 W/30 W
    • Surrounnd Speakers
      • Full-Range acoustic suspension
      • Driver 3” full range
      • Input Power (Max/Nominal) 100 W/30 W
  • Subwoofer:
    • Dynamic Power 100 W
    • Driver 8” multi-range

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Receiver:
    • Height: 5.94"
    • Width: 17.125"
    • Depth: 13.88"
  • DVD Player:
    • Height: 2"
    • Width: 17.125"
    • Depth: 13.88"
  • Front Speakers:
    • Height: 9.44"
    • Width: 5.72"
    • Depth: 6.5"
  • Center Speaker:
    • Height: 4.125"
    • Width: 13"
    • Depth: 6.5"
  • Surround Speakers:
    • Height: 8.06"
    • Width: 4.125"
    • Depth: 4.34"
  • Subwoofer:
    • Height: 11.41"
    • Width: 11.41"
    • Depth: 12.91"

Approximate Weight:

  • Reciever: 5.7 lbs
  • DVD Player: 5.7 lbs
  • Front Speakers: 4 lbs
  • Center Speakers: 3.9 lbs
  • Surround Speakers: 2.1 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 18.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 86 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
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Key Features
New Scene, Compressed Music Enhancer/ XM Ready With XM HD Surround/ iPod Compatibility/ 625W Powerful Surround Sound/ Silent Cinema/ 192kHz/24-Bit DACs For All Channels/ SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Yamaha YHT-690BL from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Yamaha YHT-690BL is Brand New.
  • The Yamaha YHT-690BL Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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