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YAMAHA RX-V440 AUDIO AMPLIFIER

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YAMAHA RX-V440 AUDIO AMPLIFIER

POWERFUL HOME THEATER RECEIVER

The RX-V440 is a full-featured entry level home theater receiver ready for all formats. Major features include 6-channel discrete amplification (75W x 6), Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART design concept, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, 24 surround program, SILENT CINEMA, and a preset remote control. It delivers high power to six channels and provides DTS ES Discrete 6.1, Neo:6, and DTS ES Matrix 6.1 decoding as well as Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding.

DIGITAL TOP-ART

Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize signal purity.

ADVANCED DECODING CIRCUITRY

Yamaha's exclusive YSS-938 32-bit floating point quantization LSI. The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), and DTS Neo:6 decoding with extreme accuracy.

96kHz/24-BIT DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER SYSTEM

The RX-V440's vitally important digital-to-analog converters use an extremely high performance 96kHz/24-bit operation type. They perform accurate sound field reproduction for high quality multi-channel sources, and for two-channel stereo, provide outstanding separation and precise musical delineation.

DISCRETE POWER TRANSISTORS

Discrete power transistors rather than IC chips are used in the amplifier section to provide the cleanest sound possible. The amp delivers 75 watts each to six channels.

24 DIFFERENT SOUND PROGRAMS YIELDING 44 VARIATIONS*

Yamaha's exclusive Tri-Field Cinema DSP imaging for video sound and Digital Sound Field Processing for music delivers the most realistic and dramatic sound possible. The RX-V440 features 24 different sound programs that provide a total of 44 variations, so every movie and every piece of music will sound right in your home theater.

PRESET REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

The RX-V440's remote control has built in preset codes for most other manufacturers equipment, so you can use it as a single remote for the entire system.

DIGITALLY REGULATED ANALOG VOLUME CONTROL

No one expects more from a volume control than up and down-except Yamaha. We decided that controlling the volume could be made easier and more accurate, and the result is the Digitally Regulated Volume Control. It lets you make delicate adjustments within a narrow range, yet enables you to move to very high or low levels more quickly with extreme accuracy.

DOLBY SURROUND PRO LOGIC II

This new Dolby format provides 5.1 channel surround from any stereo source. A Movie Mode and Music Mode are provided for optimum listening.

ALL-CHANNEL STEREO DSP

Great for casual listening and parties, Yamaha's 6-channel stereo DSP puts music through all speakers in the system and maintains stereo imaging.

QUAD-FIELD AND TRI-FIELD CINEMA DSP

Tri-field CINEMA DSP projects three sound fields into the home theater: a Presence sound field in the front and two Surround sound fields in the left rear and right rear, resulting in a powerfully realistic three-dimensional soundscape.

SILENT CINEMA

Building on technology incorporated into its world famous "silent" musical instruments, Yamaha has added HRTF and "Virtual" technology to create a realistic surround movie effect using standard, two-channel headphones.

EXTENSIVE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

The RX-V440's back panel provides 3 composite video inputs and 2 outputs. In addition, it has 2 audio only analog inputs and one analog output.

TWO DIGITAL INPUTS

With two fully assignable digital inputs (1 optical and 1 coaxial), the RX-V440 can accommodate digital sources such as DVD and CD.

COMPONENT VIDEO INPUTS

The RX-V440 incorporates two component video inputs.

SPEAKER A/B SWITCHING

For convenience and versatility, the receiver can switch back and forth between two sets of speakers at the touch of a button, or you can run two pair of main speakers simultaneously.

SUBWOOFER PREAMP OUTPUT

The subwoofer has a pre-out connection. This allows you to add outboard amplification or direct subwoofer connection.

LOW IMPEDANCE DRIVE CAPABILITY AND IMPEDANCE SWITCHING

Yamaha's famed low impedance drive circuitry is included in this receiver so that it can handle virtually all loads and a wide variety of speakers. For further speaker matching, the amplifier can set for either 4-or 8-ohm speakers.

LINEAR DAMPING FACTOR CIRCUIT

The advantage of full range, 20 to 20,000 Hz, damping is that it improves the definition and resolution of the sound output throughout the audible frequency range.

SLEEP TIMER

Permits a delayed receiver turn off. You can set it for up to two hours in 30 minute increments.

40-STATION DIRECT ACCESS PRESET TUNING

Up to 40 preset AM and FM stations can be grouped in five groups eight stations. These groupings make it easy for family members to easily access their favorite stations or to have musical genres, such as all the jazz stations, grouped together.

BINDING POST SPEAKER TERMINALS

Yamaha's heavy-duty binding post speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade connectors, and a variety of speaker wire, including heavy gauge cable.

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