Yamaha YHT-597 5.1 Channel Home Theater System, AV Controller App Enhanced Audio Capabilities with CINEMA DSP 3D

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About the Yamaha YHT-597

The Yamaha YHT-597 5.1 Channel Home Theater System provides simple operation with network control via free Yamaha AV Controller App, plus enhanced audio capabilities with CINEMA DSP 3D for an enveloping home theater experience from a 5-channel speaker package and a powerful 8" 100 W Subwoofer. With expanded Apple connectivity, including AirPlay and versatile USB input for iPad compatibility, this system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and 20% less power consumption with ECO mode.

The Yamaha YHT-597 is commonly used for Living room, Movies and more.One reason why the Yamaha YHT-597 is popular is because of its Good audio.

Yamaha YHT-597 Includes

  • Yamaha AV Receiver
  • 2 x Front Speakers
  • Center Speaker
  • 2 x Surround Speakers
  • Subwoofer
  • Remote Control
  • Yamaha Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good audio (5) , Easy to set up (3)
Confusing remote (4)
Best Uses:
Living room (4) , Movies (4) , Surround sound solution (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Movie enthusiast (3) , Tech savvy (3) , Practical (2)

Yamaha YHT-597 Features

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound. 115W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven) and 80W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Discrete amp configuration
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Direct Mode for high quality sound reproduction
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • 2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity
  • 8" 100W active subwoofer
  • 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 Easy, Convenient Operation: This AV Receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on/off and volume
  • 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 and iPhone: A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference
  • SCENE for One-Touch Start: Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set 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: Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
  • 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: When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers
  • 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)

Yamaha YHT-597 Specifications

Channel 5.1
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 115W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch) 80W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel(8/6/4/2 ohms) 110/130/160/-W
DSP Programs 17
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
YPAO sound optimization Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
Audio Delay Yes (0-250 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
Deep Color/x.v.Color Yes
24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
4K Pass-through Yes
HDMI Input/Output 4 / 1
HDMI CEC 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
Preout Subwoofer
Headphone Output 1
AirPlay Yes
App Control Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
On-screen display Yes (Color OSD)
SCENE SCENE (4 sets)
Remote Control Unit Yes (Preset)
FM/AM Tuner Yes
ECO mode Yes
Standby Power Consumption (IR only) =0.1W
Auto Power Down Yes
Front Speaker Size 2-3/4" woofer and 1/2" tweeter
Center Speaker Size Dual 2-3/4" woofer and 1/2" tweeter
Surround Speaker Size 2-3/4" woofer and 1/2" tweeter
Subwoofer Power Output 100W
Subwoofer Driver Size 8"
Dimension (W x H x D) A/V Receiver: 17.12" x 6.37" x 12.37" / 43.48 x 16.17x 31.41cm
Front Speakers: 6.62" x 3.62" x 4.12" (each) / 16.81x 9.19 x 10.46cm
Center Speaker: 3.62" x 9.87" x 4.37"/9.19 x 25.06 x 11.09cm
Surround Speakers: 6.62" x 3.62" x 4.12"/ 16.81 x 9.19 x 10.46cm
Subwoofer: 11.37" x 11.50"x 12.87" / 28.87 x 29.21 x 32.68cm
Weight A/V Receiver: 17.9 lbs / 8.11 kg
Front Speakers: 1.26lbs / 0.57kg
Center Speaker: 2.1 lbs/0.95 kg
Surround Speakers:1.26lbs/0.57 kg
Subwoofer: 18.75 lbs / 8.50kg
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