Input and Output Notes
SCENE: The RX-V463 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, etc. There are 17 Scene templates that can be used for various
situations. You can also create custom Scene programs.
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 5-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.
- Volume Level: Checks and
adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
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-V463
uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog
converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.
On-screen Display: The receiver features on-screen display menus that
allow you to optimize this unit to suit your individual audiovisual system.
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-V463, and control audio
and 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-V463 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-V463'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-V463'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-V463
offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:
- Decoding Formats:
- Dolby Digital
- DTS Digital Surround
- Dolby Pro Logic
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Music,
Movie, and Game)
- Neural Surround
- Hi-Fi DSP Modes:
- 5-Channel stereo
- Cinema DSP Modes:
- TV Sports
- Spacious Movie
- Dramatic Movie
- Virtual Cinema
- Compressed Music Enhancer:
2-channel Enhancer, 5-channel Enhancer
Pro Logic II Parameters: You
can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music mode:
- 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
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
- 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 1dB 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
Center Channel Equalizer: The RX-V463 has a five band graphic equalizer
specifically for the center channel speaker. The frequency bands are centered at
100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz. 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
Dolby Digital and DTS bitstream signals. There are separate settings for the speakers and headphones.
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.
Direct: The Direct
mode turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and dims 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 Direct playback, tone control and sound menu settings are not
available and no sound is output from the subwoofer.
Impedance Selection: You can
select between either 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker
Audio Delay: You can delay the
sound output up to 160 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
dB, or within the range
from -30 dB to +10 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 dB in increments
of 1 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 1 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 (RAV280). 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 and digital audio inputs to the component being used with
that input. Each HDMI input can be assigned to DVD, DVR, V-Aux (front panel), or
DTV/CBL. The coaxial and optical digital inputs can be assigned to any of the
1080p HDMI Inputs/Output: There are
two 1.2a 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 6-channel) and Bitstream
(Dolby Digital and DTS) digital audio formats as well
as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution (including 1080/24p).
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V463 offers three component video inputs and a component
video monitor output. These inputs and outputs have a frequency response of 5 Hz
to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources.
Front Panel Input:
The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA, composite
video, and a stereo mini-plug. Note: If an iPod or Bluetooth audio device
is connected to the rear panel Dock port, the front panel input is disabled.
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.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver
has binding post terminals for all the speaker outputs. 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