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Yamaha RX-V373

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching

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Movie nights at your place can be transformed into a thrilling home theater experience with Yamaha's future-ready RX-V373. Find yourself whisked off the sofa and right into the middle of the action with gripping surround sound for all your movies, TV shows, and video games. With decoding for the latest high-resolution audio formats found on many Blu-ray movies and concerts, the 'V373 delivers sound that makes you feel like you are there. You get four HDMI inputs for high-def video sources, and the receiver will even pass 3D video signals from a 3D Blu-ray player to a compatible 3D HDTV.

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Movie nights at your place can be transformed into a thrilling home theater experience with Yamaha's future-ready RX-V373. Find yourself whisked off the sofa and right into the middle of the action with gripping surround sound for all your movies, TV shows, and video games. With decoding for the latest high-resolution audio formats found on many Blu-ray movies and concerts, the 'V373 delivers sound that makes you feel like you are there. You get four HDMI inputs for high-def video sources, and the receiver will even pass 3D video signals from a 3D Blu-ray player to a compatible 3D HDTV.

Get your iPod® into the mix

Digital audio compression formats like MP3 let you squeeze lots of songs into a little space, but you lose some fidelity in the process. The RX-V373 features Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer, which restores your favorites to near-original sound quality. Play your iPod, iPhone® or iPad® via the convenient front-panel USB input. This direct digital connection bypasses the iPod's headphone circuitry in order to send the cleanest possible sound to your speakers. And, there's a mini-jack up front for connecting any portable audio player.

Settings are simple when you make a "SCENE"

Yamaha's special SCENE modes make this receiver a snap to use. Just press one of the four dedicated buttons on the receiver's front panel or remote, and the 'V373 automatically switches to the correct input setting and sound mode for viewing DVD or Blu-ray discs, playing CDs, watching TV, or listening to the radio. Plus, you can individually reprogram each button for different activities of your choice, such as playing video games, listening to your iPod, and more.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 85 watts per channel into 8 ohms (1k Hz) at 0.9% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, and DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio
    • Cinema DSP modes
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control keeps a lid on explosive sound effects for more discreet late-night listening
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
    Digital Music Options:
    • easy iPod integration via front-panel USB
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 3 audio/video inputs (including 1 front-panel) with composite video
    • 2 audio-only inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • 1 front-panel mini-jack audio input for connecting a portable player
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • four SCENE presets for easier source switching
    • easy-to-use on-screen display (via HDMI only)
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 12-15/16"D
    • weight: 20.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV463)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone (with attached 19' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information

    I purchased this unit from Crutchfield 4 years ago because I needed an HDMI compatible amp that didn't cost much. The amp is still working great and is the center of my theater system. Totally reliable and sounds great.

    Anonymous, Huntingdon, PA


    Yamaha RX-V373 Reviews

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    (28 Reviews)

    Yamaha RX-V373

    Anonymous from Huntingdon, PA on 12/13/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit from Crutchfield 4 years ago because I needed an HDMI compatible amp that didn't cost much. The amp is still working great and is the center of my theater system. Totally reliable and sounds great.



    Excellent Product!

    hulk from Killeen, TX. 76542 on 5/8/2013

    I have been slowly setting up my home media for the past year. I was skeptical about buying a new receiver or if it would make a difference. IT DID! My parents paid over $1,400 for another system and they envy how amazing my surround sound sounds. When people ask how I got my sound to sound like a movie theater; the secret is in my receiver and sub. The only regrets I have is I wish (knowing what I know now) I would have paid the extra money for the WiFi version of this receiver. After doing my research before I made a purchase, Yamaha is, to the best of my knowledge, the inventors of receivers. Therefore, they do there best to consistently put out elite products.

    Pros: Beefed up my sound in a BIG way! And was in my price range. I have all my components connected to it, making my home media more convenient. I can see the receiver's menu screen on my TV (i.e. volume, settings, etc). It has plenty of power! It also has the YPAO (microphone) for automatically and 'accurately' setting the speaker volumes and distances (not the main system volume). The equalizer is very customizable. I can promise, you won't be disappointed with this unit. The price is a major plus!

    Cons: No built in WiFi and only one connection for a sub. However, with the right sub and setup, one sub is all you need. I wish there was a faster way to fine-tune the equalizer, but this is the same as all receivers.

    Simple and Worth it

    Chris from Willow Spring, NC on 3/3/2013

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    Simple to use, sounds great for the price ! And the BEST place to buy electronics.....

    Pros: Charge AND play songs from my iPhone 4

    Cons: None

    may take it back, Best Buy gives 30 days to do so

    Gordo from Tracy CA on 2/19/2013

    Sound is great for the price. But, my first dis-like was the speaker connections - very weak for center and rear speakers unless you're using 18g wire. Where I am getting a little perplexed with the ability to control the receiver with my Direct TV remote. Some codes allow me to turn it on, others allow to turn it off, and while they all allow me to control the volume, none can turn the system both on and off, and none will allow me to change between HDMI 1 and 2.

    Pros: Sound is great for the price

    Cons: Speaker connections - very weak for center and rear speakers.Inability to control the receiver with a Direct TV remote

    Nice unit

    RonConforti from Spring creek, NV on 2/18/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Did every thing I wanted it for,lots of power, great unit




    Eddie from Cutler Bay, FL on 2/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. Fairly new. Well see after a year.has plenty of options for anyone to be happy with.

    Pros: Easy to install set up and get it going. I had to use the manual but that is standard for me.

    Cons: Does not have a printed manual so it was very awkward to have to lok something up in a pc on the other side of the room and then come back to t he set to make the adjustments. I am still trying to figure out if I can adjust the volume of each speaker individually .

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    Pete from Cleveland,AR on 2/11/2013

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    My last home theater system was about 20 years old, and started to overload while in surround mode only, this Yamaha RX-V373 AV system is for me state of the art. Once I figured out the setup it was simple to get started, some features are more compicated for me since I need to connect my Direct/TV systems to the received, the setup I have now works OK for Blue Ray and the HD TV, I just need to figure out the best configuration for SAT TV and DVD, for me a call to the geek squad would be very helpful

    Pros: great sound, and features

    Cons: for me, many complicated setup options


    rollingsurf from East Aurora NY on 1/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great for an entry level receiver just wished had waited a little longer for the price reduction of $30.00 but even so the value is still good at $249.00. This receiver with good speakers will give many hours of enjoyable listening.



    Nice Receiver

    Greg from Charlottesville, VA on 1/24/2013

    I've had the unit for about 3 weeks, works and sounds very good. Lots of sound features. The set up menus are a bit confusing at first but after a few moments it's not too bad. I really like the ARC HDMI connection. My LG 55LE8500 55 icnh HDTV has 4 HDMI connections, none of which are labeled for ARC i even called LG and the say my model of TV does not support ARC, but I tried anyway and it works. I have my TV, Cable set top box, BluRay and RokuXD all working via HDMI connected to the Yamaha RX-V373 receiver. Example" I have 1 HDMI connected to the ARC connection on the rec. running to HDMI 1 on the TV, BD viaHDMI cable to rec. HDMI 1, set top to HDM2, Roku to HMD3. I can switch between device inputs with one click on the Yamaha remote. My only disappointment is I bought this as an open box item and now Crutchfield has it brand new for the same price.

    Pros: Great sound and features

    Cons: initial setup

    Yamaha RX-V373

    ray from neptune, nj on 1/22/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent upgrade from my 19 year old (still excellent condition) Harmon Kardon AVR20; mainly due to the hmdi connections, plus optical inputs. Sound quality is great; especially with the right speakers. The first shipment had a defective ARC connection. It happens. Crutchfield return policy alleviated any anxiety. The included YPAO for fine tuning speakers works perfectly. I think a written manual would be preferred by many over the CD manual. For the price you get excellent entry-level Yamaha quality.



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    bob m from ny ny on 1/21/2013

    excellent receiver

    Pros: audio great video upscaling superb

    Cons: none

    Yamaha RX-V373

    John A from Brevard NC on 1/17/2013

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    Works well with my TV, DVD Player and AppleTV. Very good sound with my satellite speakers and sub-woofer. Excellent value.

    Pros: Easy setup with HDMI cables. Plenty of options for convenient listening from a variety of audio devices.

    Cons: None so far

    Yamaha RX-737

    Ed from Detroit, Mich. on 1/9/2013

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    I was replacing a JVC home theatre that I had for close to 10 years which finally smoke out. After reading the reviews and I had a Yamaha speakers which sounded great, my decision was to go to Yamaha RX 737. One of the test was to put on action movie that durning the car action my subwoofer and reciever would go out, not so with the Yamaha reciver. Very happy with the sound, especially with the mono movie, have some old TV series can only be played in that mode.

    Pros: Set up was simple. Sound above or equal with other higher price recivers.

    Cons: Directions really should be a manual type not dvd, Showing across from reciever doesnt show anything except Auv 2, when you have it on differnt mode or sound be nice if it was shown on the reciever.

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    Warren P from Rock Hill, SC. on 12/25/2012

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    Very nice received, built for Blu-Ray surround sound with 4 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. Buttons on front and remote for very easy selections for TV, Blu-Ray/DVD, CD, and radio stations.

    Pros: 4 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output, Surround sound, Blu-Ray, optimizing speakers.

    Cons: None.

    Very Good AVR

    Jeffrey C. from Clinton, TN on 12/18/2012

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    I bought this unit to replace a Denon avr that went south, currently paired with a 5.1 Definitive Technology speaker setup. I listen to music more than watching movies, the 373 handle both tasks equally well. This receiver is an excellent value at this price point.

    Pros: Very good sound. Tons of features. Price is right for this receiver. Crutchfield service.

    Cons: Wish Yamaha would ditch the cd manual.

    Amazing Value!

    Omar D from Berlin, NJ on 12/8/2012

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    I couldn't believe the sound quality and the options! I paired this with the Polk Blackstone TL-250 and Polk PSW111. The sound is amazing, and sounds like I spent a lot more. I love the Scene buttons. It makes it easy for my non-techie girlfriend to watch tv or a bluray without asking for help. I added a Logitech Harmony 700 remote, and that really completed the package.

    Pros: Sound, value, ease of use

    Cons: None

    Yamaha RX-V373

    frank s from Punta Gorda FL. on 11/24/2012

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    nice unit for the price

    Pros: good sound, easy to setup, good bang for the buck

    Cons: no paper manual you get a cd

    Great entry level receiver...

    Johnny B. from Lancaster, N.Y. on 11/17/2012

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    Replaced a Harman Kardon that cost two times what this did. To me it was an upgrade. Sound quality is great. It is an integral part of my home theater. More inputs than I'll ever need. USB/iPod input. Remote is easy and straightforward- all inputs have their own buttons.

    Pros: Pros: Great sounding DSPs; Good Power Output; Great Sound Quality; Flexible inputs: A lot of bang for your buck.

    Cons: Runs somewhat hot...other than that its well worth the money...

    great receiver for home use

    jobcho from Bulgaria on 11/13/2012

    great purchase. I had some Samsung home all in one theater system, with 5x30+30Watts sub, which was almost dead. I was looking for good home use receiver in the middle class and found this one. Actually i saw RX-V371 first, then saw that RX-373 has front USB panel, and the price was just a little more. Once installed with 5.1 surround speaker system, 50Watts front and central and 30Watts rear+50Active Sub, everything got in place. The sound of the whole system is absolutely great, nothing more can be desired for room of 15-20Mx2. All DSP features offers everything that I can think of. Also all other features are also great- have connected all other media directly to receiver and then connected to TV and separates the audio from video signal fine. I guess that there are many functions which I will have to read deeper in order to use them, but overall, that receiver offers everything that I can think of for home theater sound and the price was even great.



    sounds damn good

    hillbilly81 from kansas on 11/8/2012

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    very clear sound even at high volume levels...great reception on the radio...price was could you go wrong



    Solid Sound

    LEENSHE from Aiken, SC on 9/3/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was hesitant to purchase another Yamaha amp/receiver as I was replacing a 2003 model that had several key features that stopped working. The old receiver did not have any HDMI ports and only had one SPDIF connection which needed updating badly. Also, the amp would no longer send LFE signals to the sub and the MD connection stopped working, making me utilize the front connection to play my iPod. When the surround speakers no longer were getting signals, I decided to purchase a sound bar. The best sounding bars were American made and all had questionable reviews concerning reliability, so I went with another Yamaha amp/receiver. I'm glad I did. The new technology of this receiver is so easy. The sound is stellar and the on-screen menu made setup very smooth. I didn't have to tune the surround system manually because of the setup mic, so I'm actually getting all of the surround sound I had always dreamed of with my last system. With my new Samsung 46" LED and this system set to the sports setting, it's like being at the game - almost. There's nothing like actually being at a baseball, football, or hockey game. I have high expectations for long-term reliability so I'm hopeful that the newer technology will work longer than my last Yamaha.

    Pros: 1. The room tuning feature for the surround is great. 2. The on-screen setup and tweaking menu is the easiest to work with. 3. The iPod connector on the front is a plus. I doesn't require a special dock which is required for other brand systems. 4. Purchase from Crutchfield in general. Given the choice, I will always purchase electronics from them. I ordered this component while shopping at my local big box store.

    Cons: 1. Can't use both component and HDMI as source for HDMI 2. Samsung DVD players are terrible with older DVD's connected through HDMI. Component is the only way for the playback to not be choppy. 2. Had to go from 6:1 surround to 5:1 for about the same cost as my last system. This is negligible.


    Hotwriter from Ringwood, NJ on 8/27/2012

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    Our one-year-old receiver died. We are not audiophiles but know superior sound when we hear it. We weren't necessarily seeking the cheapest receiver, but we did want something that would help produce pleasing sound to our probably fairly ordinary ears. Crutchfield recommended this. We immediately liked its simplicity. Front, rear, and remote are far simpler than other units we have owned, crammed with features we would never use. We have five surround sound Infinity speakers and a subwoofer. They never sounded this good. Compared with what we were used to, it was almost like going to the movies. This receive delivers excellent, clear sound. Our previous unit could do many more things, and was several orders of magnitude more complicated (the entire remote was covered with tiny inscrutable buttons), but now even we could hear the difference.



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    Anonymous from tucson az on 7/10/2012

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    Great entry level receiver for a great price.

    Pros: Easy logical hookups. Love how all this quipment talks to eachother. Pulls in weak FM signals with ease.


    Nice Nice Nice

    Mike H from Middleburg VA on 7/9/2012

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    Purchased to work with bookshelf speakers. This unit was placed in narrow cabinet and fit fine with cables inserted. It had more options than was needed for this client. The quality of sound and ease of use was more than acceptable and there was plenty of room to grow. Low heat immersion and menu display on television was nice bonus. Playing classical music on JBL Speakers in Concert Hall setting was spectacular. This was a great find and buy. You definitely get your bang for your buck.

    Pros: Easy to use and setup

    Cons: none

    Excellent Product and Value

    Travelizer from Marcellus, NY on 7/3/2012

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    I updated from RX-V420 to the RX-V373 and is being utilized in a home theater system. HDMI inputs and output simplifies the usage. Netflix streams Dolby Digital Plus which the older Yamaha could not process. The YPAO speaker adjustment feature is great. The overall sound is much improved. There are numerous new and updated features. Unless you have special interests regarding features, this unit is about all one needs for an average sized room of up to date excellent sound reproduction. I am a retired public school music teacher and classical music performer. I am 100% pleased. The RX-V420 is now incorporated in a stereo system and has never needed repair. Crutchfield is tops in all aspects of customer service.



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    Anonymous from TAMPA, FL. on 7/1/2012

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    Yamaha RX-V373

    Fuesty from Angleton, TX on 6/20/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The YPAO did not work for me. Every time I used it, one or more speakers would flash as "out of phase". I cleared the room of large furniture for one pass, still out of phase. Speakers were all connected properly. When changing channels between HD and non HD, the screen would go green for 2-3 seconds. Between HD channels, no problem. The scene presets are handy. This receiver will be appreciated by a person who has multiple inputs (gaming, bluray, ipod, turntable, CD). The sound was good. I had a Sony Bravio LCD, Sony DVD & Sony speakers connected.

    Pros: Returned it.

    Cons: To many options.

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    rayvo from state college,pa on 5/24/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Another excellent Yamaha product - replacement for an earlier Yamaha receiver that still works great but does not have HDMI capabilities. The ability to balance the room ambiance using the supplied microphone found that my rear surround speakers were both out of phase (unknowingly for the past ten years!). Some nice new features added since the last receiver.

    Pros: Works well, without any apparent audio faults.

    Cons: No FM signal strength indication...I still use a yagi on a rotor for distant FM stations. (No cable/tv provider used).


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 85
    THD in Stereo 0.9 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 1 k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready No
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through No
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 5-15/16
    Depth (inches) 12-15/16
    Weight (pounds) 16.5
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 10
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port None
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Audio Features

    5.1ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-V373 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 85 watts (into 8-ohms, at 1khz, with 0.9% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability. The RX-V373 also includes a single LFE (mono-subwoofer) output for connecting a powered sub.

    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-V373 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.

    Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha AV receiver utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.

    YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. 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 Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
    • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
    • EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one of three target settings before running the setup.
      • Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
      • Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics
      • Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system
    • Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.

    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V373 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    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 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Surround Parameters: The Yamaha A/V receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: 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 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.

    CINEMA DSP Soundfields: 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.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
    • Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game, Music Video, Recital/Opera
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, 7ch Stereo

    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 from -6 dB to +3 dB.

    CINEMA DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V373 A/V receiver offers proprietary Yamaha CINEMA modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using Presence Speakers, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • 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. 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. 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.

    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 possible.

    Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) adjusts the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume.

    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.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V373 A/V receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: 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 -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can 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.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V373 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • 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.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V373 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • 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 connectors. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 4- to 8-ohm Front speakers, and 6- to 8-ohm Center and Surround speakers.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V373 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.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V373 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V373 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

    Video Features

    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. The HDMI 1.4 jacks also support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.

    4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-V373 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

    3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V373 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

    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.

    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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Lipsync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the Lipsync function automatically.

    • Auto: When connected to a TV via HDMI, automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-250ms) if the TV supports an automatic lipsync function.
    • Manually: You can manually delay the sound output up to 250ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V373 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 to 1080p.

    Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input consists of a composite video input, and a 3.5mm stereo minijack input.

    Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V373, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device at the same time.

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: This unit is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3, WMA, and AAC music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a portable MP3 player or USB thumbdrive (not compatible with USB HDDs). This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB storage device. Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 . You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/2.1A); even in standby mode.

    Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone, which also charges (max. 1A) when connected. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Song/artist information and Album Art will display on your connected TV (via HDMI). Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (even in standby mode up to 4 hours). Using the dock cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha A/V receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 1/11/2013):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type AirPlay Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    7th 1.01 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    iPad mini 1 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RXV-373 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Note: You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Chinese.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V373 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.

    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 nine characters.

    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.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    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 12 hours.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC).

    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 the receiver)

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