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Yamaha RX-797

200W RMS, Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Pure Direct Amplification

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Yamaha RX-797

200W RMS, Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Pure Direct Amplification


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Product Features:
  • Yamaha Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver
  • XM Satellite ready lets you enjoy commercial-free music, plus live sports, new, talk, and exclusive entertainment
  • Pure direct amplification eliminates any change to the signal and produces the most natural sound
  • High-Quality power amplifier with 100 watts of power per channel
  • Twin heavy-duty aluminum-extruded heat sinks for efficient heat dissipation
  • Super audio CD and DVD-audio ready
  • ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology)
  • High dynamic power capability
  • Switchable CD direct amplification
  • Anti-Vibration, anti-resonance construction
  • Record out selector lets you listen to one source, while feeding a different source to the Tape/MD and VCR outputs for recording
  • Loudness, Treble, Balance center click controls
  • Included remote control allows volume control
  • Dual zone capability allows you to play two different sources in two zones
  • Speaker A, B or A+B selection
  • 40-Station AM/FM with random access presets
  • Low-Impedance power supply
  • Back-Up memory provides approximately one week of memory storage when the power cord is disconnected
  • Sleep timer turns the receiver off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes
  • Gold-Plated input terminals
  • 3 A/V Inputs
  • 3 Audio input terminals
  • Phono input terminal
  • Front panel headphone jack
  • 4 Volt subwoofer output
  • RoHS compliant
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Selectable impedance (8 ohms/4 ohms)
  • RMS Power: 100 watts per channel
  • Extended frequency response (10-50,000 Hz)
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.019%
  • FM Sensitivity: 11.2 dBf
  • Weight: 21.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15-3/8"D x 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H
Package Includes:
  1. Black Yamaha stereo receiver
  2. Wireless remote control (RAX100)
  3. Zone 2 wireless remote control (RAX17)
  4. 76" AC power cord
  5. 2 "AAA" batteries
  6. AM loop antenna
  7. FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  8. Owner's Manual
  9. Warranty card
  10. Important safety instructions
  11. XM Connect & Play offer sheet

General Specifications

RMS Watts per Channel
This is the RMS rating, or continuous power rating that the receiver is able to produce per channel.
100 watts
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
Supported Channels
This is the supported channels of audio for the receiver. A 5.1 channel receiver will produce audio into 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. A 7.1 audio channel receiver will produce audio into 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer. It is important that the receiver and the speaker system are compatible.
THX Certified
THX is a high-fidelity, high-quality, sound reproduction standard. Its superior audio quality is reserved for only the best. In order for a unit or product to be THX certified, strict qualifications must be met to insure the highest quality. If the unit is THX certified, you are sure to be impressed.
Video Processing
This is the devices processor that is dedicated to video.
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Processing
This is the devices processor that is dedicated to video.
Not Specified by Manufacturer
iPod Integration
This means that the receiver is capable of having a iPod connected to it. Some units will include a iPod docking station, while others require an additional connector and dock.
Multi-Zone means that the receiver is capable of playing multiple sources in multiple locations. That means that you can listen to different audio sources in different rooms in a house. The number listed is the number of different locations (or zones) that the receiver is able to send the audio to. This is sometimes called "Multi-Room".
Multi-Source Playback
This means that the receiver will offer an independent source per zone. This enables the user to have different audio playing in different rooms when connected properly.
Speaker A/B Switching
Allows a secondary set of speakers to be connected to the receiver. Depend the receiver, it can offer individual or combination playback of speakers A and B. For more details on this, please see the description or the product manual.
OSD (On Screen Display)
Indicates that the unit has menus and features that display on the screen. Typically, on-screen menus allow users to adjust audio and video settings easier.
AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Energy Star Compliant
Energy Star is an internationally recognized standard for energy efficient products. These electronics save 20-30% on energy usage.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Receiver Inputs

Composite (RCA) Stereo Inputs
This is the number of composite (RCA) outputs on the unit.
HDMI Inputs
This is the number of HDMI inputs that the unit is capable of accepting.
Optical Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of digital optical audio signals the receiver accepts.
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of coaxial digital audio inputs that the receiver accepts.
Component Video Inputs
This is the number of component video (y,pb,pr) inputs that the unit is capable of accepting.
Phono Input
This is a dedicated input for turntables. It connects the turntable to the receiver without needing a outboard phono preamp.
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.

Receiver Outputs

Composite (RCA) Stereo Outputs
This is the number of composite stereo, also known as RCA, outputs.
HDMI Outputs
This is the number of HDMI outputs that the receiver is capable of.
Component Video Outputs
This is the number of component video (y,pb,pr) outputs of the receiver.
Subwoofer Outputs
This is the number of subwoofer outputs that the receiver has.
Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.
1/4" Stereo Jack

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Yamaha RX-797