Yamaha's HTR-5940 6.1 CHANNEL
DIGITAL HOME THEATER RECEIVER
6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
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Powerful and versatile 6.1-channel receiver featuring Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, XM Satellite Radio "Ready" with XM HD Surround, and functions for the convenient use of portable audio players.
This product includes these technologies
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 sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly 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 decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing. A THX Select mode is provided as an extra listening option.
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha’s long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, A/V components available on the market.
This surround format from Dolby Digital includes an added center rear channel. The rear center channel is actually matrixed into the two rear channels, and is extracted upon playback. (Formerly called Dolby Digital Surround EX, or Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1.)
SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
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.
These receivers are XM SATELLiTE RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the XM Connect and Play digital antenna accessory (sold seperately) just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!
6 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right) and Subwoofer
In this format, the back surround channel is matrix encoded into the left and right surround channels. For playback, the three channels are separately decoded.
Neural Surround™, a proprietary audio format that embeds the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound and is 100% compatible with stereo content. Chosen by XM Satellite Radio as the format for their 24/7 XM HD Surround programming
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.
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 and WMA. 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.
6.1-Channel, 630W Powerful Surround Sound (105W x 6)
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
Direct Stereo for High Quality 2-Channel Sound Reproduction
192kHz/24-Bit DACs for all Channels
XM Ready with XM HD Surround Powered by Neural Surround
Compressed Music Enhancer
Front Panel Mini Jack for Portable Player Connection
Preset Remote Unit with Illuminated Input Indicators
Selectable 9-Subwoofer Crossover Frequencies / Subwoofer Phase Select
Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and 14 Surround Programs
Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0–160ms)
High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping
Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for
DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD Compatibility
Subwoofer Phase Select
3 Digital Inputs: 2 Optical and 1 Coaxial (Fixed
Speaker A, B or A+B Selection (Front L/R)
Front Panel Video Aux Terminals
Virtual CINEMA DSP
Preset Remote Unit with Illuminated Input
40-Station Preset Tuning
Auto Preset Tuning