Yamaha YHT-494 5.1-Channel Complete Home Theater System: A Total Cinematic Experience
Yamaha knows music like no one else, because only Yamaha does it all--from music creation through reproduction. Yamaha crafts the widest range of premium instruments, from pianos to woodwinds to drums, to give artists their voice. Yamaha creates innovative studio tools so producers can record and mix songs and soundtracks. And Yamaha fills stadiums and concert halls with beautifully amplified sound to raise audiences to their feet. That means that Yamaha uses its knowledge of all aspects of audio design to bring the music to life in your home with the best in home theater and audio.
The NS-B285 speaker fits in a rack or on a shelf
The Yamaha YHT-494 home theater system is a 3D-compatible "home theater in a box" that delivers clear and dynamic sound from an HD-Audio-capable AV receiver featuring a 1080p HDMI repeater (4 in/1 out), a low and slim front speaker, compact surround speakers, and an Advanced YST subwoofer. The addition of exclusive Yamaha sound technologies make the YHT-494 the perfect choice for an immersive home theater experience at a strong value.
1080p-Compatible HDMI Repeater with 3D
The YHT-494 offers HDMI repeater (reception and transmission of HDMI signals) up to 1080p resolution, maintaining the highest possible quality from the digital input to your HD monitor. With four HDMI inputs, you can connect four high-definition AV sources. You also get the benefits of Deep Color (30/36 bit), the x.v.Color Standard, high refresh rate, and Lip Sync (automatic synching of audio and video).
The YHT-494 Supports Deep Color (30/36-bit) Transmission
The Yamaha YHT-494 supports the latest HDMI 30- and 36-bit color depths, improved from the 24-bit depth of previous versions. This "Deep Color" allows the rendering of billions of colors for far greater accuracy. Colors are so vivid they seem to jump off the screen, with perfectly smooth tonal transitions and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher contrast ratio.
Super slim, height-adjustable sound bar fits neatly in front of most TVs
Adjustable Feet for Easy Placement of the Soundbar
The YHT-494 has feet that can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, making it easy to position in your home theater with TVs ranging from 32 to 50 inches. You can even remove the feet for alternative mounting options.
SCENE: A New Level of Operating Ease
Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, TV Sports Viewing, and Action Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by rotating the Input knob and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. You can even change the SCENE names for convenience.
Audio Delay Compensation Keeps Your Experience On Track
The latest display devices perform complex internal processing, causing time lag in the video signal. It is a small difference, but because the audio arrives first, the viewer may feel that something is not natural. The Audio Delay function for adjusting Lip-Sync matches the audio to the timing of the output of the video on the screen.
CINEMA DSP Digital for Enhanced Surround Realism
Conventional multi-channel 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 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.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Yamaha's Adaptive DRC technology automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume that is selected. Adaptive DRC refines the dynamic range parameters to make low volume sounds easier to hear (narrower dynamic range) while retaining the massiveness felt during high volume (wider dynamic range). And because our ears lose sensitivity to low and high sounds as volume decreases, it continually adjusts these frequency ranges according to the volume and to the input signal level.
SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
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.
Compressed Music Enhancer Refreshes Your Music
When music is encoded in a digital compressed format such as MP3, frequency response suffers in the high and low ranges. Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms, enabling faithful reproduction of the original music, for excellent sound quality.
- Minimum RMS Output Power per Channel: 100 W x 5 (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD)
- Dynamic Power per Channel (Front L/R): 110/130/160/180 W (8/6/4/2 ohms)
- Frequency Response (AV5, Front): 10 Hz–100 kHz +0, -3 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (AV5, Front SP Out): 0.06% (1 kHz, 50 W/8 ohms)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (AV5, Input Shorted): 98 dB (250 mV)
- Video Monitor Out Frequency Response: 5 Hz–60 MHz ±3 dB (component video signal)
- Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 W
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6" x 12-3/8"
- Weight: 16.5 lbs
- Frequency Response: 30 Hz–20 kHz
Front Speaker System including Center Speaker (NS-BR300)
- Drivers: 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" cone x 3
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 31-1/2" x 2" x 2-3/4"
- Weight: 3.4 lbs
Surround Speakers (NS-B285)
- Driver: 2 1/2" cone full-range driver
- Input Power (Nominal/Max): 30 W / 80 W
- Sensitivity: 81 dB/2.83 V/1 m
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" x 4-7/8"
- Weight: 1.1 lbs/unit (with stand)
- Output Power: 100 W
- Driver: 6 1/2" cone
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 10-3/8" x 10-3/8" x 12-1/2"
- Weight: 15.2 lbs
Optional Accessories (Sold Separately)