Yamaha Debuts The Rx-z9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by terence, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

    Nov 8, 2002
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    The RX-Z9 features:

    9.1 channels (7.1 + 2 effects channels)
    170W x 7 + 50W x 2
    Digital Component Video Up-conversion
    DVDi Progressive Scan Processing
    i.Link (IEEE 1394) Digital Audio Interface
    New On-scren Display with GUI
    HD Cinema DSP
    THX Ultra2 Processing
    Variable Bass Management for Multi-channel Output
    5 Years Special Warranty

    ––New Flagship Receiver Sets Audio/Video Standards with Versatility and Innovation–– Includes Yamaha's Cinema DSP and THX Ultra II Certification––
    INDIANAPOLIS –– Yamaha, the innovator of multi-channel Digital Sound Field Processing and surround technology, brings first ever 9-channel sound capability to home theater with the release of the RX-Z9 Digital Home Theater Receiver.

    As the new center of the home theater universe, the RX-Z9 provides quality and power to high-performance home theater systems. The incredible audio experience and performance of the RX-Z9 is provided by its sheer power and distinct audio purity.

    Features include massive 9-channel power amplification (170W x 7, 50W x 2 for a total of 1,290W) and Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) designed for premium digital sound. The high current amplification system uses a symmetrical drive and full push/pull circuit configuration with a FET input stage. The large toroidal transformer and large capacity block chemical condenser (28,000µF) ensure a stable power supply.

    Offering the industry's newest levels of sound format compatibility, the RX-Z9 easily decodes all formats, including Dolby Digital–EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS 96/24 and Neo:6.

    Yamaha's new digital sound field processing—HD CINEMA DSP—uses four powerful 32-bit proprietary LSIs, providing a complete range of realistic music and movie sound reproduction. Up to 51 surround programs offer a vast range of listening options, including a SILENT CINEMA mode for enjoying surround-like sound through headphones, and THX Ultra II post processing.

    In addition to superb sound, the RX-Z9 delivers optimum video quality via direct component video up-conversion, which ensures highest-quality with any signal input. Other features include Progressive Scan Video Output, Time B ase Corrector, Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction, plus Faroudja's DCDi and TrueLife Enhancer processing.

    Using the most advanced LSIs and circuit technology, the RX-Z9 delivers superb audio and video quality while providing outstanding performance and user-friendly home theater system management.

    Another remarkable new feature is YPAO (Yamaha Automatic Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), which provides highly precise room audio optimization automatically at the touch of a button. With the YPAO, the RX-Z9 will automatically analyze and optimize room acoustics at the user's listening position using a parametric EQ.

    A highly intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides quick access and easy control of all functions. Additional audio features include iLink Digital audio Interface for SACD/DVD-Audio, Pure Direct mode for high quality 2-channel sound reproduction and heavy-duty chassis construction with separate chambers.

    The RX-Z9 offers an extensive range of inputs and outputs, plus the custom- installation-friendly RS-232C interface and extended IR codes for customized home theater installations.

    The RX-Z9 (MSRP $4,499) will be available in the late Fall and will be introduced at the CEDIA 2003 show at Yamaha's booth (#218), Indianapolis Convention Center, beginning September 5th.

    For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9105; email infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/yec.

    Brochure Here:

  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    What else can I say but "sweet".
  3. Nick V

    Nick V Second Unit

    May 7, 2002
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    What else can I say but "HOLY S**T"!!
  4. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

    Jun 20, 2001
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    Words cannot describe how magnificent this receiver is. It is so that I must invent a word for it.



    Me ... want ... it ... GIMME GIMME GIMME!
  5. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

    Jun 12, 1999
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    I was in a local B&M last week and they were showing me some lit on this monster. I came home and starred at my
    V-1 hoping it would magically change to a V-9.
    After a week of starring..... guess, it will only change if I bribe it.
    The V-9 is gonna be a sweet piece.
    On the 9.1... the V-1 will do that too if you run two rears instead of 1.......... That's the way I configured mine and much prefer 2 rears over 1 anyway........
  6. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

    Oct 26, 2002
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    Nine channels?! Gooey on-screen display?


    I'll bet my old 1982 Pioneer SX-6 could beat the velvet pants off that hifalutin' thing! [​IMG] And lookie, I found someone on Ebay selling theirs (nope, don't know this guy): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=39789


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