The YHT-399U is designed for ease-of-use and full-scale AV entertainment with outstanding Yamaha sound quality from a discrete amp circuit design. Included is a front panel USB input for iPhone®/iPod®, as well as a compact 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 8" 100 W powered subwoofer. This system is also ready for the next generation with sophisticated technologies like 4K video pass-through and ECO mode for lower power consumption.
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. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards.
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.
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, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone music playback functions.
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.
Surround Realism HD Audio with CINEMA DSP
Yamaha's exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging.
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. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop.
*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
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. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. 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. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent*
Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3 W.
Other Notable Video Features
- Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync compensation
Other Notable Advanced Features
- iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
- Multi-language color OSD for improved visibility
- Front panel mini-jack input for connecting portable audio player
- Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
- Nine selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
- Subwoofer phase select / subwoofer out
- Initial volume setting and maximum volume setting
- Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-250 ms)
- 40-station preset tuning / auto preset tuning
- Background video feature (for radio only)
Other Notable Surround Realism
- SILENT CINEMA™ and Virtual CINEMA DSP
Which Yamaha Home Theater in a Box System is Right for You?
|8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2 ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2 ch driven|
|Watts/Channel||100 x 5||115 x 5||115 x 5||115 x 5||115 x 5|
|Made for iPad/iPhone/iPod||iPhone/iPod only||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|HDMI In(Front)/Out ||4 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out|
|MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link||-||1 rear panel||1 rear panel||1 rear panel||1 rear panel|
Ease of Use
|Panel Height||151 mm||161 mm||161 mm||161 mm||161 mm|
|SCENE One Button Operation||4||4||4||4||4|
|YPAO Speaker Setup||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Smartphone App Control||-||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Internet Radio||-||Pandora®, vTuner||Pandora, vTuner||Pandora, vTuner||Pandora, vTuner|
|HDMI||4 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out||5 in/1 out|
|USB||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)|
|DC Out (USB)||-||1 (rear)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)|
|Digital Optical||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out|
|Digital Coaxial||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out||2 in/0 out|
|Analog Audio||4 (front 1)/2||4 (front 1)/1||4 (front 1)/1||4 (front 1)/1||4 (front 1)/1|
|Component Video||2 in/1 out||2 in/1 out||2 in/1 out||2 in/1 out||2 in/1 out|
|Composite Video||4 (front 1)/1||5 (front 1)/1||5 (front 1)/1||5 (front 1)/1||5 (front 1)/1|
|Front Speakers||2-1/2" woofer and 1/2" tweeter||2-3/4" full-range cone||Dual 2-3/4" cone woofer and 1" balanced dome tweeter, floor standing design||Dual 2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter||Dual 2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter, floor standing design|
|Center Speakers||Dual 2-1/2" woofer and 1/2" tweeter||2-3/4" full-range cone||2-3/4" full range cone||2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter||Dual 2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter|
|Surround Speakers||2-1/2" woofer and 1/2" tweeter||2-3/4" full-range cone||2-3/4" full range cone||2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter||Dual 2-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter|
|Sub-woofer Power||100 W||100 W||100 W||100 W||100 W|
|Sub-woofer size||8" cone||6-1/2" cone||6-1/2" cone||10" cone||10" cone|