80 Watts x 5 Channel: The Yamaha RX-V371 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier
rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 1khz, with 0.9% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive
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 Burr Brown DACs: The Yamaha RX-V371 uses high quality, audio-grade
Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize
Multi-Channel/Stereo Decoding Formats: The Yamaha
RX-V371 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) and Stereo decoding formats.
| Stereo |
Stereo ||2-channel stereo
sound (from the front speakers only), regardless of the playback
Straight/Direct Modes |
|Straight ||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 || |
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 analog sources. During Direct
playback no sound is output from the subwoofer
| Dolby Digital |
Digital ||digital surround sound
format that gives you completely independent multi-channel audio;
with 3 front channels (front L/R and center) and 2 surround stereo
channels, Dolby Digital provides 5 full-range audio channels |
Digital EX ||developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 6.1
discrete channels |
Digital Plus ||developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1
discrete channels |
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 |
|DTS ||digital surround sound
format that produces practically distortion-free 5.1ch sound (front
L/R, center, Surround L/R, and Sub) |
DTS-Express ||digital audio format
supporting low bit rates (maximum 5.1-channels, 24 to 256 kbps)
(Discrete/Matrix) ||6.1-channel discrete
digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS
digital surround sound. |
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
(up to 7.1ch) |
High Resolution ||high resolution audio,
virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track (up to
96/24 ||digital audio format
enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video |
6 (Cinema/Music) ||matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with
2-channel sources |
| Dolby Pro Logic |
Pro Logic ||processes any
high-quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into four
playback channels of surround sound - Front Left, Front Right,
Center, Mono-Surrounds |
Pro Logic II (Cinema/Music/Game) ||a matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues
that occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to
create a five-channel surround sound playback experience |
|DSD 6ch ||audio signals are stored as
single-bit values at a high-frequency sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz,
while noise shaping and oversampling are used to reduce distortion -
providing a better audio quality with a dynamic range of up to 128
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only
be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a
digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV
receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only
output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker
CINEMA DSP: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base
their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering
technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more
advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that
envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and
effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with
accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and
realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared
and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 17
CINEMA DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
Cinema DSP Movie Modes
|Standard ||emphasize the surround feeling without disturbing
the original acoustic positioning of multi-channel audio, such as
Dolby Digital and DTS |
Spectacle ||reproduces a broad theater soundfield that
matches cinemascope and wider-screen movies with an excellent
dynamic range providing everything from very small sound effects to
large, impressive sounds |
|Sci-Fi ||enjoy a variety of cinematographically created
virtual spaces reproduced with clear separation between dialogue,
sound effects, and background music |
Adventure ||restrains reverberations, but puts emphasis on
reproducing a powerful space expanded widely to the left and right;
reproduced depth is also restrained relatively to ensure the
separation between audio channels and the clarity of the sound |
|Drama ||reverberations are modest, but offers and optimum
3D feeling, reproducing effects and background music softly around
clear words and center positioning in a way that does not fatigue
the listener |
Movie ||produces the optimum expansion and reverberation
to the original mono audio soundtrack to create a comfortable space
with a certain sound depth |
| Cinema DSP Entertainment Modes |
|Sports ||voice of the commentator and sportscaster are
positioned clearly at the center while the atmosphere of the stadium
expands in an optimal space to offer the listener a feeling of
presence in the stadium |
Game ||various effects make the player feel like they
are right in the middle of the action, allowing for greater
Playing Game ||adds depth to the soundfield for natural and
realistic reproduction of background music, special effects, and
Video ||emphasizes the vividness of vocals and solo play
and the beat of rhythm instruments, and to the surround soundfield
that reproduces the space of a big live hall |
| Cinema DSP Music Modes |
Munich ||simulates a concert hall with approximately 2500
seats in Munich; beautiful reverberation spread richly, creating a
calming atmosphere - the listener's virtual seat is at the center
left of the arena |
Vienna ||simulates an approximately 1700-seat middle-sized
concert hall with a shoebox shape that is tradition in Vienna;
creates extremely complete reflections from all around the audience,
producing a very full rich sound |
|Chamber ||creates a relatively wide space with a high
ceiling like an audience hall in a palace |
Club ||simulates a live house with a low ceiling and
home atmosphere for a realistic live sound |
Theater ||simulates a rock music live house in Los Angeles
with the virtual listening position at the center left of the hall |
Bottom Line ||simulates the front stage of the Bottom Line, a
famous New York jazz club - offering real and vibrant sound |
Stereo ||use this program to output stereo sound from all
Note: You can
change the receiver's CINEMA DSP effect level (level of the soundfield
effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect
to -6 dB, 0 dB, or 3 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.
This unit will switch to virtual CINEMA DSP mode automatically when surround
speakers are unavailable.
SILENT CINEMA: SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to
hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation
of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to
movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.
Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound
without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where
some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center
/ presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated
digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that
improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and
AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer
and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as
Pro Logic II Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
- Panorama: Sends stereo
signals to the surround speakers as well as
the front speakers for a wraparound effect.
- 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
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.
Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually adjust the
following speaker settings:
- Speaker Sizes: Set the size and connection status of
speakers and subwoofers, and whether to designate a specific speaker (or
subwoofer) for low-frequency sound.
- Front: Large or Small
- Center: Large, Small,
- Surround: Large, Small,
- Subwoofer: Yes, None
- Equalizer: Each of the full range channels can be
adjusted individually using the seven band equalizer (63Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz,
1kHz, 2.khz, 6.3kHz, 16kHz.)
- Crossover: Select the crossover frequency (40, 60, 80,
90, 100, 110, 120, 160, or 200Hz) of all the speakers set to Small. Audio with a frequency below this
limit (40-200Hz) will be output from the subwoofer or the front speakers.
- Subwoofer Phase: Switch the phase of
your subwoofer between Normal and Reverse.
- Extra Bass: Select
whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either of the front
speaker or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- Speaker Distance: Set the distance between the
speakers/subwoofer and the listening point, so that the sound from each
speaker and the subwoofer reaches the listening point at the appropriate
timing. Select from 1 to
80 feet in 0.5 foot steps.
- Speaker Level Adjustment: Adjust the volume (-10 to +10
dB) for each speaker and the subwoofer so that the sound is balanced. A test
tone is played back through the receiver for each speaker and subwoofer to
help with adjustment.
Bass and Treble Control: You can adjust the balance
of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz)
and treble (20kHz) from -10dB to +10dB in 2 dB increments. The tone control of the
speakers or headphones can be set separately.
Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) adjusts
the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume.
Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the
receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the
volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in
5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume
level when the power 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 volume level of
each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden
changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6 dB
to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.
Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with two
optical digital inputs (AV-1/AV-4) and two coaxial digital inputs (AV-2/AV-3).
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals
for the front speaker outputs and spring terminals for the center and
surround 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
Impedance Selection: You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the
menu depending on your speaker application.
Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V371 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4"
headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your
music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the
receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also
be heard through the headphones.
1080p HDMI (v.1.4): 1080p HDMI (v.1.4) with 3D and Audio Return Channel (4 In/1 Out)
deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable. HDMI
dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide you with the highest-quality
home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video
sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, or A/V receiver and
a video monitor, such as a High Definition Television (HDTV), over a single
cable. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and
multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc)
digital audio formats as well as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution
(including 1080/24p). They also support Deep Color (30 bit and 36 bit), xvColor,
120 Hz and 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.
3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V371 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices
to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D
provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special
eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a
wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature
to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Deep Color: The Yamaha receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised.
The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216
colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be
expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the
gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits,
continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported
only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Audio/Video Sync: You can delay the sound output up to 250ms to
synchronize it with the video image.
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V371 offers two component
video inputs and a component video monitor output. These inputs and output have a
frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux
input features analog stereo RCA, composite video, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a
video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V371, you
can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio at the same time.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V371 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
40-Station Preset Tuning: The RX-V371 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM
station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset
Stereo/Monaural Modes: You can set this receiver to automatically
match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural
for weaker stations.
Indoor Antennas: An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are
included with the receiver.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects
the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display
from -4 to 0.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set
turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote
for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode
(Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable to 4, 8 or
Multibrand Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multibrand
wireless remote control. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control
multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.
HDMI Control: The Yamaha AV receiver supports the HDMI control
function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If your TV
or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the remote
controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and to
synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the
following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI
Control compatible devices.
- Power synchronization (On/Standby)
- Volume control, including Mute
- Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or
Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V371 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 Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, CD listening, and Radio listening.
Each can be reprogrammed to any input and any soundfield. Pressing a Scene
button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of
the source controlled by that button. Other Scene settings are also available,
such as iPod Listening, TV Sports Viewing, and Action Game Playing. Browsing and
selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front
panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for
one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The Scene names
can be changed also.
iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-12 iPod Universal
sold separately), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the RX-V371
and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most fourth
generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your iPod
and album art can be displayed on a connected TV monitor.