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Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box

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Product Highlights
  • 5-Channel Powerful Surround Sound
  • 115W Per Channel
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Discrete Amp Configuration
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz / 24-bit DACs
  • Direct Mode
  • Low Jitter PLL Circuitry
  • 2-Way Speaker Drivers
  • 100W Active Subwoofer
  • 4K Pass-Through

With exquisite HD surround sound reproduction, HD 1080p Deep Color processing, and Blu-ray compatibility, the Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box brings the movie theater experience right into your home, without breaking the bank. The RX-V473 receiver features (4) HDMI 1080p/24Hz x.v.Color HD inputs, (1) component video inputs and it offers connectivity to your iPod with optional docking stations. The included speaker system is capable of reproducing clear dialog and superb surround sound special effects. And the Advanced-YST II 100W 8" (20 cm) subwoofer is certainly ready to rumble.

The YHT-597BL combines style, functionality and clarity with an impressive A/V (115W per channel) digital receiver that offers advanced Cinema DSP digital technology with Burr Brown 192KHz/24-bit DAC processing to create independent sound fields that fill the room with a surreal HD surround sound experience via Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro-Logic II, and DTS-ES decoders.

Moreover, it offers superb features that will be hard to match at this price point. Exclusives like Silent Cinema and Compressed Music Enhancer offer the cleanest signal on the market. With connectivity to virtually any A/V source you can imagine, your entertainment choices are endless with Yamaha's YHT-597BL.

Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR standby mode (1W in HDMI standby through mode, 2W in network standby mode)
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto power down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours
Eco Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%
Yamaha's new eco mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and 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
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
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, stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop
Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
When the AV receiver is in HDMI standby through mode, the input source (Blu-ray disc player, game console) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources
HD Audio with Cinema DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
Cinema DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD audio sources. Virtual presence speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers
Scene for One-Touch Start
Pressing a Scene button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a Scene button for more than three seconds
USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone / iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone / iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod / iPhone / iPad music playback functions
YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system
AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art via AV receiver's on-screen display
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones. A tablet version is also available
Network Functions
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio. The AV controller app (from iTunes App Store or Android Market) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable
4K Pass-Through for Next Generation Super High Resolution Images
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards
Audio Features
5-channel powerful surround sound
HD audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Discrete amp configuration
Direct mode for high quality sound reproduction
Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity
Advanced Features
Supports Deep Color (30-/36-bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync compensation Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV receiver is off
iPod / iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
Multi-language color OSD for improved visibility
Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-250ms)
40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
Preset remote unit
Background video feature (for Radio only)
Channel 5.1
Output Power 1kHz, 1ch driven: 115W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven: 80W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
Dynamic Power 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 ohms: 110 / 130 / 160 / -W
Inputs/Outputs HDMI input / output: 4 / 1
HDMI CEC: Yes (Scene, Device control)
USB input: iPod / iPhone / iPad, USB memory, Portable audio player
Network port: With access to vTuner Internet radio service and DLNA 1.5 compatible
Front AV input: USB /Mini jack / Composite
Digital audio input / output: Optical 2 / 0
Digital audio input / output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog audio input / output: 4 (front 1) / 1
Component video input / Output: 2 / 1
Composite video input / output: 5 (front 1) / 1
Preout: Subwoofer
Headphone output: 1
Connectivity AirPlay
Tuner FM / AM
Power Consumption Standby (IR only): ≤0.1W
Subwoofer Power output: 100W
Driver size: 8" (20 cm)
Surround Speaker
Speaker Speaker size: 2.8" (7.1 cm) woofer and 0.5" (1.3 cm) tweeter
Center Speaker Dual: 2.8" (7.1 cm) woofer and 0.5" (1.3 cm) tweeter
Front Speaker
Speaker Speaker size: 2.8" (7.1 cm) woofer and 0.5" (1.3 cm) tweeter
Dimensions (W x H x D) Main receiver: 17.1 x 6.4 x 12.4" (43.4 x 16.3 x 31.2 cm)
Front speakers (each): 6.6 x 3.6 x 4.1" (16.8 x 9.1 x 10.4 cm)
Center speaker: 3.6 x 9.9 x 4.4" (9.1 x 25.1 x 11.2 cm)
Surround speakers (each): 6.6 x 3.6 x 4.1" (16.8 x 9.1 x 10.4 cm)
Subwoofer: 11.4 x 11.4 x 12.9" (29 x 29 x 32.8 cm)
Weight Main receiver: 17.9 lb. (8.1kg)
Front speakers (each): 1.3 lb. (0.6kg)
Center speaker: 2.1 lb. (1kg)
Surround speakers (each): 1.3 lb. (0.6kg)
Subwoofer: 18.8 lb. (8.5kg)
Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box
  • 2 x NS-AP1405BL Front Speakers
  • 2 x NS-AP1405BL Surround Speakers
  • NS-AP1405BL Center Speaker
  • RX-V473 Main Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • AM Antenna
  • FM Antenna
  • YPAO Microphone
  • CD-ROM Owner's Manual
  • Easy Setup Guide
  • Safety Brochure
  • YST-SW012 Subwoofer
  • 4 x Non-Skid Pads
  • 16.4 (5 m) Subwoofer Cable
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaYHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Interfaces well with TV (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living room (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Nice system

      By soundman

      from oroville wa

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box:

        Lots of flexibility but instructions not the best for accessing. Great sound.

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        5.0

        Nice system for the money

        By cjg

        from Whitman, MA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Interfaces Well With TV

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Surround Sound Solution

          Comments about Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box:

          The system has lots of flexibility for components and suits my needs nicely. It would have been nice if the speaker wires were more heavy duty.

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          5.0

          good value

          By Elliott

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Intuitive Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room

            Comments about Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box:

            Lot's of audio quality features. I especially like the Dynamic Range Control (DRC) to prevent loud sound bursts.

            Plenty of HDMI inputs.

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            5.0

            A great sound system

            By nivlayorel

            from Cameron, Texas

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Interfaces Well With TV
            • Thundering Bass

            Cons

            • Very Small Speaker Wire

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Yamaha YHT-597BL Home Theater in a Box:

            Lived for a few years without surround sound, so glad to have it again -- and better than any system I had before. Absolutely fantastic sound. Easy setup. Did use 16 gauge speaker wire instead of the tiny speaker wire included. Beautiful sound on fm, surround sound makes movies so much more enjoyable. This system won't disappoint.

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