Yamaha HTR-5790 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-08
Yamaha HTR-5790 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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.

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 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.

Dolby Digital EX
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 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.

6 Ch Ext Input
6 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right) and Subwoofer

DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
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.

THX Select2
Created by Lucasfilm, THX is a certification standard designed to determine the audio components and acoustics needed to accomplish the most accurate movie audio play back. For full effect in a home theater, the THX decoding process requires a 7.1 speaker configuration with two back-surround speakers.

THX Select2 Certified Products are engineered and designed for small to medium sized home theaters. Viewing distance of approximately 10 feet / 3 meters from the display to the listening position.


High Sound Quality

* 7.1-Channel, 700W Powerful Surround Sound (110W x 7)
* Digital ToP-ART Design Concept
* THX Select Processing
* Audio Delay for adjusting Lip Sync
* 192kHz/24-Bit DACs for all Channels

Surround Realism

* Quad-Field CINEMA DSP
* Compatible with All the Latest Movie Sound Formats including Dolby Pro Logic II
* 27 Surround Programs (47 Variations)
* Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA

Easy to Use

* YPAO for Automatically Optimizing the Sound in Your Room
* Extensive Menus
* Custom Installation Facilities
* Direct Access Remote Control

High Picture Quality

* Component Video Up Conversion
* HDTV (720p/1080i) Compatibility
* Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB)

Other Features

* High power 7-channel discrete amplifier configuration (110W x 7RMS/FTC)
* Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
* Direct Stereo mode for high quality 2-channel sound reproduction
* Accurate touch digitally regulated volume control governs all channels
* Audio Delay for adjusting lip-synch
* Finest parts used throughout for high sound quality
* New 32-bit Yamaha LSI (YSS-930) for CINEMA DSP processing
* Compatibility with latest movie sound formats including Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6and DTS 96/24
* THX Select processing
* 27 surround programs (47 variations) with SILENT CINEMA and Night Listening mode
* Component video up conversion:S-video/composite signal conversion to component video signal
* YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) Extensive inputs/outputs for custom installation (Zone 2, Zone 3and speaker A/B selection)
* 9-channel speaker outputs: Automatic presence speaker or Zone 2 speaker selection