Yamaha RX-V1600 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-06
Yamaha RX-V1600 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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.

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.

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.)

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio and intelligent format and command data in a single digital interface. HDMI switching, providing the most advanced method of delivering high quality video signals to a home theater system to enable the reproduction of DVD and satellite TV sources with HD quality. HDMI can also send the digital audio signals from sources such as DVD Audio, CD, Dolby Digital and DTS to provide simple components connections.

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.

XM - XM Ready
These receivers are XM SATELLiTE RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the XM Connect and Play digital antenna accessory (sold seperately) just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!

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.


High Sound Quality

* Pure Direct for Higher Fidelity Sound Reproduction
* 7-Channel 840W Powerful Surround Sound (120W x 7)
* Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
* Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
* Assignable Amplifiers for Bi-Amp Connection

High Picture Quality

* Fully Analog Video Up Conversion to HDMI and Component Video Output with TBC
* De-Interlacing (480i to 480p)
* Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (100MHz -3 dB)

Advanced Features

* XM Satellite Radio Ready
* 2 In/1 Out HDMI Interface for High Quality Digital Audio and Video Data Handling
* Superior Zone Control with Additional Zone Remote Control
* RS-232C Terminal for Touch Panel Controller
* On-Screen Display and Two-Line FL Display

Surround Realism

* Quad-Field/Tri-Field CINEMA DSP and 19 Surround Programs with 5 THX Select2 Programs
* Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility

Other Features

* Accurate Touch Volume Control
* 3 Component Video Inputs
* Low-Noise Discrete Power Supply for Preamp Stage
* Analog-Digital Complete Individual Circuitry
* Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0–240ms)
* Analog Mixdown
* High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping
* Digital Tone Controls
* Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/SA-CD Compatibility
* Extended Remote Control Codes
* Remote Terminal for Zone 2 and Zone 3
* Dual +12V Trigger Outputs
* Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound
* Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover
* Subwoofer Phase Select
* Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (100MHz -3dB)
* Night Listening Enhancer ensures that all programs (including Dolby Pro Logic Iix) can be heard clearly at low volumes
* Speaker A, B or A+B Selection, with Virtual CINEMA DSP Capability in Zone B
* On-Screen Display and Two-Line FL Display
* Direct-Access (Macro-Command, Learning and Preset Capable) Remote Control Unit with Macro-Command Buttons

RX-V1600 Hidden Control Panel
Oil-Damped Hidden Control Panel includes SVideo input and optical digital input terminals, Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 power on/off switches, rec out/Zone 2 selector, YPAO optimized microphone jack, and more.