The RX-V457B is a full-function, high-power (510W, 85W x 6 RMS, 8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.06% THD) 6.1-channel receiver with special features like Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and Night Listening Enhancer, plus much more, all at an affordable price.
Digital ToP-ART and High Current amplification
The Digital ToP-ART design concept combines the latest and best technologies, parts and circuit designs to maximise sound quality. High Current amplification uses superior components to achieve high current power with low impedance from the power supply circuit to the speaker terminals.
The RX-V457B features Direct Stereo, where the input stereo signal bypasses the DSP circuitry, creating a pure signal output without any processing or data loss.
High performance D/A converters
The RX-V457B uses extremely high performance 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all six channels. The converters perform accurate sound field reproduction for high quality multi-channel sources and provide outstanding separation and precise musical delineation for two-channel stereo. They also deliver superior low level linearity with excellent full scale performance.
Surround sound decoding formats
The RX-V457B performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTSES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy.
Night Listening Enhancer and SILENT CINEMA
During low-volume listening, such as late at night, dynamic range suffers and you may miss some sounds. The Night Listening Enhancer featured on the RX-V457B offers two modes, Cinema and Music, with three-level selectability, to ensure that you don’t miss movie dialogue or quiet passages, or lose overall surround spaciousness. It works for all surround programmes, including Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
SILENT CINEMA mode allows private surround sound listening enjoyment of multi-channel music or movies through ordinary headphones.
Quad-Field/Tri-Field CINEMA DSP and 14 surround programmes
Yamaha’s ultra-sophisticated Quad-Field and Tri-Field CINEMA DSP technology creates realistic soundscapes in your lounge room. Fourteen surround programmes provide full format compatibility and extensive listening choices.
The Audio Delay function on the RX-V457B matches the audio to the timing of the video on the screen (also known as lip sync), correcting the audio-video time lag sometimes caused by the complex internal processing of some display devices.
Subwoofer crossover selection and phase select
The RX-V457B provides a choice of nine subwoofer crossover frequencies: 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160 and 200Hz. In addition to providing a wider range than other receivers, the steps from 80 to 120Hz are only 10 Hz apart for more precise selection. The RX-V457B also features phase select, allowing you to switch the phase of the subwoofer if the bass is weak or muddy, thereby improving performance and delivering optimum bass sound.
Flexible connection options
The RX-V457B allows you to connect two different components for a choice of high quality video sources and is also compatible with HDTV (720p, 1080i). Optical and coaxial digital input terminals also allow you to connect high quality digital devices such as a DVD player or certain cable or satellite boxes. Terminals can either be independently assigned to sources or defaulted to fixed settings.
Other notable features:
- Straight/effect switch
- 2-channel stereo mode
- Analogue mixdown
- High dynamic power, low impedance drive capability
- Linear damping
- Wide-range audio frequency response for DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD compatibility
- Speaker A, B or A+B selection
- Front panel video aux terminals
- Wide-range video bandwidth (60MHz -3dB)
- Virtual CINEMA DSP
- Luminescent preset remote control unit with coloured buttons
- Sleep timer
- 40-station preset tuning
- Auto preset tuning