You are the proud owner of a Yamaha stereo receiver –an extremely sophisticated audio component.  The Digital Sound Field
Processor (DSP) built into this unit takes full advantage of Yamaha’s undisputed leadership in the field of digital audio processing to
bring you a whole new world of listening experiences. Follow the instructions in this manual carefully when setting up your system,
and this unit will sonically transform your room into a wide range of listening environments –movie theater, concert hall, and so on.
In addition, you get incredible realism from Dolby-encoded video sources using the built-in Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder.
Please read this operation manual carefully and store it in a safe place for later reference.
Digital Sound Field Processing
What is it that makes live music so good?  Today’s advanced
sound reproduction technology lets you get extremely close to
the sound of a live performance, but chances are you’ll still
notice something missing:  the acoustic environment of the live
concert hall.  Extensive research into the exact nature of the
sonic reflections that create the ambience of a large hall has
made it possible for Yamaha engineers to bring you this same
sound in your own listening room, so you’ll feel all the sound of
a live concert.
What’s more, our technicians, armed with sophisticated
measuring equipment, have even made it possible to capture
the acoustics of a variety of venues such as an actual concert
hall, theater, etc. to allow you to accurately recreate one of
several actual live performance environments, all in your own
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
The Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder program lets you
experience the dramatic realism and impact of Dolby Surround
movie theater sound in your own home.  Dolby Pro Logic gets
its name from its professional-grade steering logic circuitry,
which provides greater effective front and rear channel
separation for a much higher degree of realism than the
“passive” Dolby Surround circuits found in less sophisticated
home audio/video equipment.  Dolby Pro Logic Surround
provides a true center channel, so that there are four
independent channels, unlike passive Dolby Surround which
has in effect only three channels: left, right, and rear.  This
center channel allows listeners seated in even less-than-ideal
positions to hear the dialog originating from action on the
screen while getting a stereo effect as well.
This Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder employs a digital
signal processing system. This system increases sound
stability at each channel and minimizes crosstalk between
channels compared to conventional analog Dolby signal
In addition, this unit features a built-in automatic input balance
control.  This circuit always presents you the best surround
conditions without performing manual adjustments.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround + DSP
You can also enjoy a combination of Dolby Pro Logic Surround
and DSP in the sound field program “
It recreates the surround effect of a movie theater, effectively
duplicating its multiple surround loudspeaker system,
completely surrounding the listener with the sounds of the
action taking place on the screen.