Input and Output Notes
Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-V663
offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray
Disc and HD-DVD players:
- Dolby TrueHD:
a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel
surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the reproduced sound
is true to the original source bit-for-bit
- Dolby Digital
Plus: developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete
- DTS-HD Master Audio: an advanced
lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the
studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio:
high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio
Cinema DSP Digital: Yamaha's
proprietary Cinema DSP (Digital Soundfield Processing) Digital technology goes
beyond Dolby Digital and DTS decoding. Cinema DSP Digital draws
on a huge memory of real-world data from actual venues, especially for the music
programs, and input from movie sound technicians to deliver a more realistic
SCENE: The RX-V663 features
four Scene buttons on the front panel and remote to make operating the receiver
easier. These buttons are initially set to default settings for DVD viewing,
Disc listening, TV viewing, and Radio listening. You can also program a Scene
button for iPod listening, XM listening, TV sports viewing, or Action Game
playing. There are 18 Scene templates that can be used for various
Silent Cinema: The Silent
Cinema mode allows private listening of multi-channel music or movies, with an
accurate simulation of surround sound, through ordinary stereo headphones.
Silent Cinema activates automatically whenever you connect headphones while
surround sound is engaged.
Compressed Music Enhancer: Compressed formats such as MP3, WMA, and AAC generally remove sounds that are
indistinguishable to typical human hearing, resulting in a loss of fidelity. The
Compressed Music Enhancer, two-channel and 7-channel, regenerates the missing harmonics in compression
artifacts and compensates for the loss of low- and high-frequencies to provide
YPAO Technology: This unit
employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), which helps you
automatically achieve highly accurate sound adjustments. Using the supplied
Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate
adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:
- Speaker Wiring: Checks
which speakers are connected and the polarity of each speaker.
- Speaker Distance: Checks
the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the
timing of each channel.
- Speaker Size: Checks the
frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate low-frequency
crossover for each channel.
- Parametric EQ: Adjusts the
frequency and the parametric equalizer level of each channel to reduce
coloration across the channels and create a cohesive soundfield. This is
particularly important if you use different brands and sizes of speakers, or
if you have a room with unique sonic characteristics.
- Volume Level: Checks and
adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
Digital ToP-ART/High Current
Amplification: Yamaha uses the Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio
Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best
technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High
Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to
achieve high current power with low impedance.
Wide-range Frequency Response:
The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to
enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.
192kHz/24-bit DAC: The RX-V663
uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog
converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.
Video Up-conversion: Video
up-conversion allows analog video signals from composite, S-video, and component
video sources to be output as digital video signals through the HDMI output. In
addition, component video signals can be output as S-video or composite signals,
S-video signals can be output as composite or component video signals, and
composite video signals can be output as S-video or component video signals. You
cannot convert HDMI input signals to any other type of signal.
On-screen Display: The receiver features on-screen display menus that
allow you to optimize this unit to suit your individual audiovisual system.
Presence Speakers: The receiver
has a pair of speaker terminals that can be used for Presence speakers, Front B
speakers, or for
driving a pair of speakers in Zone 2. The presence speakers supplement the sound
from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These
effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther
back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The
Presence speakers should be placed at the front of the room 1-3 feet
outside the front speakers and at least 6 feet off the floor.
Note: You must select in the menu whether the
speaker terminals are being used for Presence, Front B, or Zone 2.
Dual Zone Capability: The
RX-V663 allows you to play two different sources in two zones. The receiver has
a pair of stereo preamp outputs and a pair of speaker terminals for Zone 2. Only
sources that are connected via analog audio inputs can be output to Zone 2. You
can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied remote control
when an infrared signal repeater system is used. If you're using the Zone 2
preamp outputs, a separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers,
or a powered speaker system are required.
iPod Universal Dock: With the
optional YDS-10 or YDS-11 iPod Universal Dock (item numbers 022YDS10/022YDS11) you can connect your iPod digital music
player to the RX-V663, and control audio/video playback using the remote
control. Most fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible.
Bluetooth: An optional YBA-10 Bluetooth adapter can be connected to
the dock port on the RX-V663 and you can stream audio wirelessly from your
compatible Bluetooth device.
XM Satellite Ready: You can
listen to XM Satellite Radio by connecting the XM Mini Tuner and Mini Tuner Home Kit
(package item number 700XMTUNPK) to the
RX-V663's proprietary plug. A 50' extension cable is
available if the Home Kit's 25' cable is not long enough. XM
Satellite Radio offers over 150 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports,
comedy, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During
XM playback, you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name,
and song title on the front panel.
Note: A subscription is required in
order to receive XM Satellite Radio.
Neural Surround: Neural
Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of
XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround
employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a
more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of
audio elements. XM HD provides content with six
discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio. Only a handful of XM channels
are offering programming in XM HD Surround.
SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can
listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio by connecting the Sirius Connect tuner (item
number 607SCH1) to the
RX-V663's proprietary plug. SIRIUS
Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports,
talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During
SIRIUS playback you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name
and song title, Composer name, channel number and antenna reception level, or
Soundfield program on the front panel.
Note: A subscription is required in
order to receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Surround Modes: The RX-V663
offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:
- Decoding Formats:
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital EX
- DTS-HD Master Audio
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
- DTS Express
- DTS Digital Surround
- DTS 96/24
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
- Dolby Pro Logic
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Music,
Movie, and Game)
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Music,
Movie, and Game)
- DTS Neo:6 (Music and Cinema)
- Neural Surround
- Hi-Fi DSP Modes:
- Classical: Hall in Vienna,
Hall in Munich, Chamber
- Live/Club: Cellar
Club, The Bottom Line, The Roxy Theatre
- Stereo: 2-channel
stereo, 7-channel stereo
- Cinema DSP Modes:
- Entertainment: Sports,
Action Game, Role-playing Game, Music Video
- Movie: Standard, Spectacle,
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
- Virtual Cinema: enjoy virtual surround with two speakers
- Compressed Music Enhancer:
2-channel Enhancer, 7-channel Enhancer
Pro Logic II/x Parameters: You
can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx Music modes.
- Panorama: sends stereo
signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a
- Dimension: adjusts the
soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
- Center Width: moves the
center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the
front left and right speakers
Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music):
This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the
center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
DTS Express: DTS Express is an audio technology used with an optional
feature on some Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. It offers high-quality low bit rate
audio optimized for network streaming and Internet applications. The Secondary
Audio of Blu-ray Disc or the Sub Audio of HD DVD from the Internet is mixed with
the main audio stream on the player, then sent to the receiver via coaxial or
optical digital, or analog connections.
Soundfield Parameter Adjustments:
You can adjust the value of certain digital soundfield parameters so that the
soundfields are recreated accurately in your listening room. The following is a
list and description of the soundfield adjustments:
- DSP Levels:
adjusts the level of all the DSP effect sounds within a narrow range
depending on your the acoustics of your listening area; adjust between -6dB to +3dB
- Dialog Lift: when Presence
speakers are in use you can activate the Dialog Lift feature, which assigns
some of the front and center channel elements to the presence speakers to
lift the dialog to a higher position; the effect of the Dialog Lift is
set between 0 (no lift) and 5 (maximum lift)
- Initial Delay: changes the apparent distance from the speaker to
the reflecting surface (wall) by adjusting
the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection heard by the
listener, select between 1ms and 99ms for the Main and Presence
speakers and between 1ms and 49ms for the surround and surround back speakers
- Room Size:
adjust the apparent size of the surround soundfield, make
adjustments for the Presence, Surround, and Surround Back room size; adjust between
0.1 (small) and 2.0 (large)
adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the
rate at which the early reflections decay; adjust the Surround and
Surround Back Liveness from 0 to 10.
- Reverberation Time: adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent
reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz; set this between 1.0s and 5.0s
- Reverberation Delay: adjusts the time difference between the beginning of the direct
sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound;
set between 0 and 250ms
- Reverberation Level: adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound;
set between 0 and 100%
Speaker Setup: This feature
allows you to manually adjust the following speaker settings:
- LFE/Bass Out: select the speakers that will output the LFE (low-frequency
effect) channel and the other low-frequency signals
- Speaker Sizes: select from the following speaker sizes for each speaker in your system:
Large or Small
- Center: Large, Small, or None
- Surround: Large, Small, or None
- Surround Back: Large x 1, Large x 2, Small x 1, Small x 2, or
- Presence Speakers:
select on or off using Extra Speaker jack assignment
- Bass Crossover: select the crossover frequency of all the speakers set
to Small; choose between 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, and
- Subwoofer Phase: switch the phase of your subwoofer between
Normal and Reverse
- Speaker Level Adjustment: adjust the output level of each speaker from -10dB to +10dB
in 0.5dB steps (relative to the main volume)
- Speaker Distance: adjust the distance from the listener to each speaker
(and subsequently the
delay applied to the respective channel); select from 1 to 80
feet in 0.5 foot steps
Equalizer: In addition to the YPAO
technology, the RX-V663 employs an independent seven band graphic equalizer for
each of the seven full range channels. The frequency bands are centered at 63,
160, 400, 1k, 2.5k, 6.3k, and 16kHz. Gain adjustments are in 0.5 dB increments
from -6dB to +6dB.
Low-Frequency Effect Level:
This feature adjusts the output level of the LFE channel according to the
capacity of your subwoofer or headphones. Select from -20 to 0dB in 1 dB steps.
Dynamic Range: This feature
allows you to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to
bitstream signals. There are separate settings for the speakers and headphones.
Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (Adaptive DRC):
During low-volume listening, such as late as night, dynamic range suffers and
some sounds are missed. The effect of Adaptive DRC varies with volume, at lower
volume the dynamic range is narrowed.
Bass and Treble Control: You
can independently adjust the bass and treble from -10dB to +10dB in 2 dB
Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual
Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround
effects while using a minimal two-speaker system.
Straight Decoding Mode: When
the unit is in the Straight mode, 2 -channel stereo sources are output from only
the front left and right speakers while multi-channel sources are decoded
straight into the appropriate channels without any additional effect processing.
Pure Direct: The Pure Direct
mode turns off the video, surround, and tone circuitry, and the front panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this
unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel PCM and analog sources.
During Pure Direct playback, tone control and sound menu settings are not
available, no sound is output from the subwoofer, and the front panel
automatically turns off.
Impedance Selection: You can
select between either 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker
application. The amplifier's front channels can actually accommodate 4 ohm, 6 ohm,
or 8 ohm speakers. The remainder of the receiver's channels can handle 6 or 8
Audio Delay: You can delay the
sound output up to 240 ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Background Video: You can
combine a video image from a video source with sound from an audio source so you
can have a background video display while listening to your music.
Max Volume Adjustment: Use this
feature to set the maximum volume level in the main zone. This feature is useful
to avoid unexpected loud sound by mistake. You can set the Max Volume to +16.5
dB, or within the range
from -30.0 dB to +15.0 dB in 5 dB steps. The full volume range is -80 dB to
Initial Volume Setting: Use
this feature to set the volume level of the main zone when the power of this
unit is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit
was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments
of 0.5 dB.
Volume Trim: Use this feature
to adjust the level of the signal input at each jack. This is useful if you want
to balance the level of each input source to avoid sudden changes in volume when
switching between input sources. The range is from -6 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB
Sleep Timer: The receiver's
Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90,
or 120 minutes.
Memory Guard: This feature is
used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other
Multi-brand Remote Control: The
receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV285). In addition
to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of TVs, DVD
player/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.
Input and Output Notes
Assignable Inputs: You can
assign the HDMI, component video and digital inputs to the component being used with
that input. Select component video, HDMI, coaxial input, and optical input for the audio/video inputs; coaxial input
and optical input for the audio inputs (CD and MD/CD-R).
1080p HDMI Inputs/Output: There are
two 1.3a HDMI inputs and one output on the rear panel. These HDMI jacks can be
used for 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel), Direct Stream
Digital (SACD), and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS,
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, etc) digital audio formats as well
as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution (including 1080/24p).
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V663 offers three component video inputs and a component
video monitor output. These inputs and outputs have a frequency response of 5 Hz
to 100 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to
1080p. Note: 1080p component video signals cannot be converted to HDMI;
they are only output via component video.
Front Panel Input:
The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA and optical
digital inputs, plus composite and S-video video inputs.
Multi-channel Analog Input:
This unit has a discrete 5.1-channel analog input for connecting DVD-Audio
and Super-Audio CD players or an external decoder. You can convert the input to
7.1-channels, and use an assigned pair of input jacks along with the 5.1-channel
input to connect the 7.1-channel device.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver
has binding post speaker terminals for the front A, front B/Zone 2/presence, center, surround, and
surround back channels. The binding posts can
accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are
spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs.
The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade
Bi-Amp Speaker Connections:
This receiver allows you to reassign amplifier channels to make bi-amp
connections. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker.
One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the
other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this
arrangement each amplifier operates over a restricted frequency range, making
its job easier.
Preamp Outputs: The RX-V663
offers preamp outputs for all channels: front L/R, center, surround L/R,
surround back L/R, subwoofer 1 and 2, and zone 2 L/R for connecting to separate amplifiers if