Yamaha YHT-960 5.1 Ch Home Theater in a Box system

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-10
Yamaha YHT-960 5.1 Ch Home Theater in a Box system

Advanced YST
Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.

CD Digital Video
DVD Players equipped with CD Digital Video capabilities will be able to play video and sound media that has been compressed together and recorded onto a CD disc.

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.)

DVD Video
DVD is essentially a large capacity optical video storage media that contains movies or other video content for home entertainment. DVD has become the standard for video publishing by most movie and video studios.

QD-Bass Technology
QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass) technology uses down-firing drivers with square, pyramid-shaped reflective plates to radiate the sound efficiently in four horizontal directions. The reflective plates negate any effects caused by the floor surface and reduce resonance between sound waves reflected from the floor and the unit.

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.

DTS Digital Out
DVD players equipped with dts surround will output the digital surround sound bitstream either via optical and/or coaxial digital outputs. See specifications for inputs available on each DVD player.


5.1 Channel XM Satellite Radio Ready A/V Home Theater

* 5.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver
* High Power Discrete Amplification 105W x 5
* Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby ProLogic II, DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
* Yamaha Original 32-bit Cinema-DSP Processing
* 14 Cinema-DSP Surround Modes
* 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all Channels
* Preset Remote Control


* Progressive Scan
* Compatible with Super Audio CD, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, Audio CD, MP3, JPEG, DivX, WMA
* Disc Compatible with DVD+RW/+R, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW
* MP3 JPEG, DivX and WMA (Multisession) Compatibility
* JPEG/MP3 Simultaneous Playback for Slide Show
* 192kHz/24-Bit Audio DAC
* 108MHz/12-Bit Video D/A Converter for High Picture Quality


Main Channel Speakers

* Quad 4" Woofers and 3/4" Dome Tweeter
* Extruded Aluminum Speaker Stands

Center Channel Speaker

* Dual 3" Woofer and 3/4" Dome Tweeter

Rear Speakers

* 3" Woofer and 1/2" Dome Tweeter

Powered Subwoofer

* High Power 130W Advanced YST Subwoofer
* Magnetically Shielded for Video Use
* 8" Multi-range Driver