5.1ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV Receiver is
equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 70 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz,
with 0.9% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with
low-impedance drive capability. The RX-V377 also includes a single LFE
(mono-subwoofer) output for connecting a powered sub. The AV receiver employs
high-quality components for great sound.
- 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-V377 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, crossover, & EQ settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V377 supports
the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding
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 AV 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), and
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
dialog, 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,
Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
- Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna,
Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, , Music Video, 5ch 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-V377 AV receiver offers
proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more
in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, 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 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.
- Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you
will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and
resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more
flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy
enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
- 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
Straight Decode: Straight Decode lets you play back input sources
without any soundfield effect processing. When the Straight Decode mode is
enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield
processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo
sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources,
the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
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
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V377 employs two
Dynamic Range Control functions.
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the
dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that
you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels.
There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from
whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same
volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for
low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
- 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-V377 AV 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-V377 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 -30dB to +15dB
in 5dB steps, or to +16.5dB (full volume range is -80dB 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 -80dB to + 16.5dB
in increments of 0.5dB.
- 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 -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale
(-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V377 offers a variety of
analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with
optical (toslink) digital input and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs capable of
handling 2.0-5.1ch/32-96kHz audio.
- Stereo RCA Jacks: The receiver is also equipped with
three stereo RCA analog audio inputs and a stereo RCA analog audio record
- 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. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the
menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 6- to 8-ohm
for all speaker connections.
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V377 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.
- Aux Input: The receiver features a front-panel minijack (3.5mm)
audio input for connecting an external audio source temporarily.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V377 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): The Yamaha RXV377 AV receiver is fitted with 4
HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and 1 HDMI (v.1.4 outputs) to deliver crystal-clear,
all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K video
signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color,
and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's
HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and
Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Yamaha
RX-V377 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video
signal to a 4K compatible TV.
- 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V377 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.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
- 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. When connected
to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the
sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and
Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
Analog Video: The RX-V377 AV receiver offers both composite
and component analog video jacks.
- Component Video: The RX-V377 offers two component video inputs
and one component video monitor output. These jacks have a frequency
response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to
- Composite: The receiver features three composite video inputs,
one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output.
These composite video jacks only support 480i video.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-V377, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to AM/FM radio, select
songs from a USB device, or listen to music from the Aux input at the same time.
USB Port: This AV receiver 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 your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread
OS only), portable MP3 player, or USB thumbdrive. This unit can recognize
sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB storage device 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 devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
Note: Not compatible with USB-hubs, card-readers, or HDDs.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The front-panel USB port provides
convenient connection for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad so you can listen to your
stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver. By simply connecting
your Apple device's Lightning- or Dock-cable to the receiver's front-panel USB
input, the digital audio signal from
your device is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference
and allowing use of the receiver's DAC; not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
results is 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 Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse
your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or
Composer. You can also control basic playback functions of stored music and
music apps; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind,
and Repeat/Random functions. Song/artist
information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV (via HDMI) or the
unit's front-panel display. Your
iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple
device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility
is as follows (as of 1/15/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2/3 || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4/air || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| mini || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
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 RX-V377 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. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English,
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. The front-panel
display only offers English.
Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V377 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel
and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will
automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source
controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the
appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.
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.
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
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- 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 from 2, 4, 8 or
12 hours. The unit can also be set to power down if it does not detected an
input signal for 20 minutes.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
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-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): The Yamaha AV receiver supports
HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC
devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC
compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to
control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback
functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example,
you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like
Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
Note: Not all HDMI-CEC
compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.