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Yamaha YHT-497 5.1 Channel Home Theater in a Box System

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Product Highlights
  • USB Input for iPhone
  • Color On-Screen Display
  • 5.1 Channel
  • Powerful 6.5" (16 cm) 100W Subwoofer
  • 4k Video Pass-Through
  • Low Power Consumption
  • YPAO Sound Optimization
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through
  • FM / AM Tuner

The Yamaha YHT-497 5.1 Channel Home Theater in a Box System features 5.1 channel surround sound audio with powerful speakers. The system features a full range of connectivity options for a convenient central command station for all your home theater devices. Included are four HDMI input ports, two component video input connections, AM / FM antenna connections, and coaxial ports.
Additionally, a front panel mini jack provides an easy way to input music from a portable player while the front-panel USB port can be used to connect an iPod or iPhone.

Audio Features
5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per channel)
HD audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD high resolution audio
192kHz / 24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
Full-range piano-black speaker system
6.5" (16.5 cm) 100W active subwoofer
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
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
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
USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone 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 music playback functions
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
HD Audio with Cinema DSP
Yamaha's exclusive Cinema DSP technology supports playback of HD audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging
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. All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work
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, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound
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
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
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. Compared to power consumption when eco mode is off (Yamaha measurement)
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
Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W
Other Notable Video Features
Supports Deep Color (30- / 36-bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync compensation
Other Notable Surround Realism
Silent Cinema and Virtual Cinema DSP
Other Notable Advanced Features
iPod / iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
Multi language color OSD for improved visibility
Front panel mini jack input for connecting portable audio player
Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
Subwoofer phase select / Subwoofer out
Initial volume setting and maximum volume setting
Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-250ms)
40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
Background video feature (for radio only)
Input Power Nominal input power: 30W
Maximum input power: 100W
Driver 2.8" (7 cm) cone type
Amplifier Channel: 5.1
Rated output power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 100W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated output power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 85W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Dynamic power per channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110 / 130 / 160 / 180W
Surround Sound Cinema DSP: Yes
DSP programs: 17
Compressed music enhancer: Yes
Silent Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP: Yes
Dolby Digital Dolby TrueHD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
Audio YPAO sound optimization: Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
Initial volume & maximum volume setting: Yes
Audio delay: Yes (0-250ms)
192kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)
Video HDMI 3D pass-through: Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz refresh rate / Auto lip-sync: Yes
4K pass-through: Yes
Connectivity HDMI Input / Output: 4 / 1
USB input: iPod / iPhone, USB memory, Portable audio player
Front AV Input: USB x 1 / Mini jack x 1 / Composite x 1
Digital audio input: Optical 2
Digital audio input: Coaxial 2
Analog audio input / output: 4 (front 1) / 2
Component video input / output: 2 / 1
Composite video input / output: 4 (front 1) / 1
Preout: Subwoofer
Headphone output: 1
Tuner FM / AM tuner: Yes
Sensitivity NS-B40: 83 dB / 2.83 V, 1 m
NS-C40: 84 dB / 2.83 V, 1 m
Impedance 60 ohm
Frequency Response NS-B40: 50Hz-25kHz (-10 dB) / -45kHz (-30 dB)
NS-C40: 70H-25kHz (-10 dB) / -45kHz (-30 dB)
Type NS-B40: Full range bass reflex non-magnetic shielding type
NS-C40: Full range acoustic suspension non-magnetic shielding type
User Interface On-screen display: Yes (Color OSD)
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
Remote control unit: Yes
Power ECO mode: Yes
Standby power consumption (IR only): ≤0.3W
Auto power down: Yes
Power Requirements 120 V, 60Hz
Subwoofer Type: Advanced Yamaha Servo Technology II
Driver: 6.5" (16 cm) cone woofer non magnetic shielding type
Amp output power: 50W (100Hz, 5 ohm, 10% THD)
Amp dynamic power: 100W, 5 ohm
Input impedance: Input (1P RCA pin jack): 12 ohm
Frequency response: 30-200Hz
Input sensitivity: Input (1P RCA pin jack): 50mV (50Hz, 50W / 5 ohm)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Receiver: 17.1 x 6 x 12.4" (434 x 152 x 315mm)
Subwoofer: 11.4 x 11.5 x 12.9" (290 x 292 x 327mm)
Center speaker (NS-C40): 10.9 x 4.4 x 4.6" (276 x 111 x 118mm)
Front and surround speakers (NS-B40): 4.4 x 6.9 x 4.6" (112 x 176 x 116mm)
Weight Receiver: 16.5 lb. (7.5kg)
Subwoofer: 17.6 lb. (8kg)
Center speaker (NS-C40): 1.6 lb. (0.7kg)
Front and surround speakers (NS-B40): 1.3 lb. (0.6kg)
Yamaha YHT-497 5.1 Channel Home Theater in a Box System
  • Receiver
  • Subwoofer (NS-SW40)
  • 4 x Front and Surround Speakers (NS-B40)
  • Center Speaker (NS-C40)
  • Remote Control
  • 16' (5 m) Subwoofer Cable
  • 80' (24.5 m) Speaker Cable
  • Non-Skid Pads (24 Pieces)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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