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
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
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
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
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
- 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 |
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
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
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
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
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