Yamaha YHT-697 5.1 Channel Home Theater, 115W Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven), 0-250ms Audio Delay


About Yamaha

The Yamaha YHT-697 5.1 Channel Home Theater is an exciting, new home theater in a box that provides simple operation with a free Yamaha AV Controller App, plus enhanced audio capabilities with CINEMA DSP 3D for a luxurious home theater experience, a high performance 5-channel speaker system package and a powerful 6.5" 100 W subwoofer.

It also features an 115 W 5-channel AV receiver and expanded Apple connectivity with AirPlay and versatile USB input for iPad compatibility. This system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4K video pass-through, multi-language color OSD and 20% less power consumption with ECO mode.

Yamaha Features

  • 4K Pass-through for Next Generation Super High Resolution Images: This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel: 3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable
  • Network Functions: This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio
  • AV Controller App for Convenient Operation: This AV receiver lets you use Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android devices
  • AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver: This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs
  • YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup: YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel: A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected
  • SCENE for One-touch Start: Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds
  • HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker: CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers
  • Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources
  • HDMI CEC for Easy Operation: Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume
  • Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals and all sound effects at comfortable levels
  • ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%: Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu
  • Selectable Auto Power Down: Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours
  • Low Standby Power Consumption: Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (1W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode)
  • Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV receiver is off
  • iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
  • Multi-language color OSD for improved visibility
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-250 ms)
  • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
  • Preset remote unit
  • Background video feature (for radio only)

Yamaha Specifications

Amplifier: Channel
Amplifier: Rated O/P Power
115W (8ohms, 0.9% THD) (1kHz, 1ch driven)
80W (8ohms, 0.09% THD) (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
Yes (3D)
DSP Programs
Compressed Music Enhancer
Virtual Presence Speaker
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
YPAO sound optimization
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audio Delay
Yes (0-250 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
Yes (Burr-Brown)
HDMI 3D pass-through
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate
Auto Lip-Sync
4K Pass-through
HDMI Input/Output
4 / 1
Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input
iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port
With access to vTuner Internet Radio service and DLNA 1.5 Compatible.
Front AV Input
USB/Mini Jack/Composite
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical
2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial
2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output
4 (front 1) / 1
Component Video Input/Output
2 / 1
Composite Video Input/Output
5 (front 1) / 1
Headphone Output
App Control
Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
On-screen display
Yes (Color OSD)
SCENE (4 sets)
Remote Control Unit
Yes (Preset)
FM/AM Tuner
ECO mode
Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
= 0.1W
Auto Power Down
Speakers: Cabinet Type
Front Speakers Size
Dual 2-3/4" cone woofer and 1" balanced dome tweeter
Center Speaker Size
2-3/4" full range cone
Surround Speakers Size
2-3/4" full range cone
Subwoofer: Power Output
Subwoofer: Driver Size
6-1/2" cone
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Amplifier: 17.12 x 6.37 x 12.37" / 43.48 x 16.17 x 31.41cm
Front Speakers: 9 x 39.37 x 9" /22.86 x 99.99 x 22.86cm(with stand) (each)
Center Speaker: 10.87 x 4.37 x 4.62" / 27.60 x 11.09 x 11.73cm
Surround Speakers: 4.37 x 6.87 x 4.62" / 11.09 x 17.44 x 11.73cm (each)
Subwoofer: 11.37 x 11.50 x 12.87" / 28.87 x 29.21 x 32.68cm
Amplifier: 17.9 lbs /8.11kg
Front Speakers: 6.2 lbs /2.81kg (with stand)
Center Speaker: 1.61 lbs / 0.73 kg
Surround Speakers: 1.3 lbs /0.58kg
Subwoofer: 17.6 lbs / 7.98kg
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