Amplification: Yamaha uses the 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.
High-Quality Power Amplifier:
With 100 watts of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.019% THD), the
RX-797 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A and
B speaker systems at the same time.
Wide-range Frequency Response:
The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 50kHz, allows you to enjoy
the full fidelity of any source with two channel analog outputs.
Dual Zone Capability: The
RX-797 allows you to play two different sources in two zones. The receiver has a
pair of stereo preamp outputs and a composite video output for Zone 2. You can
control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied zone 2 remote
control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. A separate amplifier or
stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system is required
for zone 2.
The RX-797 has an impedance switch, allowing operation with 4 ohm speakers.
The amount of loudness compensation is adjustable, using a rotary knob on the
CD Direct Amplification:
The CD Direct Amp feature routes the CD signal directly to a specially built-in
amplifier, bypassing the input selector, bass, treble, balance, and loudness
controls. This eliminates any alteration to the CD signal and produces the
purest possible sound.
The Pure Direct feature bypasses the bass, treble, balance, and loudness
controls for the best sound from any source.
Record Out Selector: This
feature lets you listen to one source, while feeding a different source to the
Tape/MD and VCR outputs for recording.
All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way
binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and
there is no good spot for a pin connector. Bare wire, single banana, and dual
banana plugs are compatible.
The left and right preamp outputs are connected to
left and right main amp inputs, respectively, with "U" shaped metal jumpers. The
jumpers may be removed to facilitate the connection of an equalizer or external
Subwoofer: The RCA sub output
voltage is 4 volts.
The RCA phono input is designed for moving magnet (MM) or high output moving
coil (MC) turntable cartridges. If you have a low output MC cartridge an in-line
boosting transformer or moving coil head amplifier is necessary.
The receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel for private
listening. When headphones are plugged in, the receiver's speaker output is not
muted, so remember to turn the A and B speakers off.
The unit is equipped with a back-up memory. This function provides
approximately one week of memory storage when the power cord is disconnected.
The sleep timer turns the receiver off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
RAX100 Remote Control:
The main remote control can operate the
receiver as well as other remote control capable components from Yamaha and
other manufacturers. The remote is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand
TVs, VCRs, and DVD players.
RAX17 Remote Control:
The zone 2 remote control allows you to switch the second room output on and off,
select the source, adjust the volume, and recall preset radio stations
from the second room.
The receiver has a mini-jack input
and output for
use with other compatible Yamaha components.
XM Satellite Ready: The optional XM Direct 2 Home Tuner
(220XHD2H1, sold separately) lets you enjoy XM Satellite Radio through the XM-ready receiver.
Simply connect the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner to the XM jack on back of the
receiver, place and aim the included antenna for optimum reception, and you are
ready to start enjoying commercial-free music, plus live sports, new, talk, and
Note: In addition to the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner and the
XM-ready receiver, you will need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio to
receive XM programming.