Yamaha HTR-5890 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-09
Yamaha HTR-5890 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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.

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

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.

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.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!

RX-V2500 and newer models have an improved system that is faster (less than three minutes), also adjusts frequency response, and provides three programed EQ patterns, plus the ability to manually adjust parametric EQ settings. Six YPAO settings can be held in memory and recalled via two system memory buttons on the remote control.

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-Channel 980W Powerful Surround Sound (140W x 7)
* Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
* Pure Direct for High Quality 2-Channel and Multi-Channel Sound Reproduction
* Phono Input

Surround Realism

* Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound Output
* Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and 16 Surround Programs with 2 THX Programs
* Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
* Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0–240ms)

Advanced Facilities

* YPAO Automatically Sets Best Sound for Any Room, Any Speaker Placement
* RS-232C Interface, Trigger Output and IR Port
* Zone 2 Speaker Out and Amplifier Assignment, and Zone 3 Volume
* Front Panel Video Aux Inputs with Optical Digital and S-Video
* 8 Digital Inputs (5 Optical/3 Coaxial): [Fixed and Assignable]

High Picture Quality

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

Other Features

* Phono Input
* Accurate Touch Volume Control
* 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
* High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping
* Digital Tone Controls for Front L/R, Center, Presence and Subwoofer
* Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD Compatibility
* Analog Mixdown
* Audio Delay for Lip-Sync (0-240ms)
* 9-Channel Speaker Outputs with Zone 2/Presence Speaker Outputs
* Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover
* Speaker A, B or A+B Selection (Front L/R)
* Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB)
* 8 Digital Inputs (5 Optical/3 Coaxial, Fixed and Assignable) and 7 S-Video Inputs
* HDTV Compatible Component Video Out
* Virtual CINEMA DSP
* Front Panel Video Aux Terminals
* Direct-Access (Macro-Command, Learning and Preset Capable) Remote Control Unit with Macro-Command Buttons