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95W Per Channel at 8 Ohms in Stereo YPAO Sound Optimization Automatic Setup Built-In Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct AirPlay & Bluetooth Music Streaming 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through & Upscaling 6 x HDMI-In / 2 x HDMI-Out Front-Panel USB Port for iPod & iPhone AV Controller App for Smart Devices Compressed Music Enhancer Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Decoding

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Enjoy wireless audio streaming, Internet connectivity, 4K video upscaling, and powerful multichannel audio with the black Yamaha RX-V779BL 7.2-Channel AV Receiver. This receiver can produce up to 95W per channel in stereo mode at 8 ohms and features a discrete amplifier design for enhanced sound quality. Yamaha YPAO EQ technology is onboard to help you tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening space with the included setup microphone. Built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth enables the receiver to wirelessly stream music from similarly equipped audio sources, such as smartphones and tablets. Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet allows you to enjoy music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and SiriusXM.


In addition to 4K upscaling, this receiver supports the pass-through of 3D and 4K video sources without signal degradation. Six HDMI inputs are onboard for connecting high-definition video and audio sources. There are also two HDMI outputs for displaying video on external displays. Additionally, this receiver decodes high-resolution surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.


Network Functions

    This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the AV receiver to a Mac or Windows PC with WebBrowser Control and have two-way control of Internet radio, Pandora, and Spotify. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones/tablets.


Built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct

    Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.


Apple AirPlay Connectivity

    This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it supports wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer at your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art inside the receiver's on-screen display.


Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

    With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. You can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver, without interruption to music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. The Spotify app and premium account are required.


Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

    This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high-resolution audio codecs such as DSD, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless. You can enjoy these codecs from sources connected to the receiver's USB or from network-connected devices.


AV Controller App

    This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon Appstore to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes, and more from an iPhone or Android device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.


DSP Parameter Adjustment

    This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters in a basic or advanced mode to match the mood of your favorite movie or music album. Basic mode adjusts the sound space by pinching in and out. The advanced mode allows detailed adjustments of various parameters, such as reverb, initial delay, and liveliness.


USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel

    A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod or iPhone, which also charges the iOS device when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod and iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal-loss or interference. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod and iPhone for basic playback control.


Gapless Playback Compatibility

    Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files.


Total Purity Concept

    This model has a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. It also has independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat-sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models.


Compressed Music Enhancer

    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response is compromised. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs advanced digital signal processing using algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music sounds the way creator intended. This feature also supports Bluetooth audio sources.


4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Video Upconversion with HDCP 2.2

    This unit supports the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through and video upconversion). This allows you to enjoy the high-definition video quality of 4K without degradation, along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.


YPAO - R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization

    YPAO - Reflected Sound Control analyses room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the Cinema DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.


Virtual Cinema Front Provides Virtual 7-Channel Surround Sound

    The Virtual Cinema Front feature allows for more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room. Simply place the surround speakers in the front of the listening area to enjoy a virtual 7-channel surround sound with enhanced rear virtual sound localization.


Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

    With the power of Cinema DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the surround back area of the listening environment.


Extra Bass

    Yamaha's low-range enhancement technology delivers rich bass while maintaining good localization and sound balance, even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system - not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer.


HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

    Cinema DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers three-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers.


Discrete Amp Configuration

    This receiver employs a discrete amp configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, which contributes to enhanced audio performance.


HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

    The RX-V779BL supports 3D video signals. Additionally, the Audio Return Channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.


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.


HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

    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 be compatible.


Subwoofer Trim Control

    The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This is designed to produce a clean, 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.


Intelligent Amp Assign

    Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed.


YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume

    YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.


Advanced Multilingual GUI On-screen Display

    The graphical user interface from Yamaha has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.


AV Controller App

    This app assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections, and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android tablets.


ECO Mode

    Yamaha's ECO mode is designed to reduce power consumption by approximately 20%.


Selectable Auto Power Standby

    Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by automatically turning off the receiver's power after 20 minutes, two, four, eight, or 12 hours.


Additional Features


        Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels

        Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

        Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting

        Bi-amp capability

        Pure Direct (with video mode on)

        Deep color, x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate, and auto lip-sync support

Main Unit

Nominal Output Levels Rated Output Power (1 kHz, 2-ch driven):

110 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)

Rated Output Power (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2-ch driven):

95 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)

Maximum Effective Output Power (1 kHz, 1-ch driven, JEITA):

160 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)

Dynamic Power per Channel       (8/6/4/2 ohms): 130/170/195/240 W

Channels             7.2

DAC Type            Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels

Audio Delay        0 - 500 ms

Tuner    FM / AM

Surround Sound               Cinema DSP (3D), DSP Programs (17), Dialog Level Adjustment, Silent Cinema, Virtual Presence Speaker, Virtual Surround Back Speaker, Dialog Lift, Virtual Cinema Front, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio


Pass-Through    3D, 4K

Upscaling             Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)

Conversion         Analog to HDMI, HDMI to HDMI

Deep Color / x.v. Color Support                 Yes

HDCP Version    2.2

Functionality      Auto lip sync, 24 Hz support


Bluetooth            Yes

AirPlay Yes

Wi-Fi      Yes (with Wi-Fi Direct)

DLNA Certified Yes

Inputs   6 x HDMI (1 front)

2 x Optical

2 x Digital coaxial

2 x Component video

4 x Composite video

4 x Stereo RCA

1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) auxiliary (front)

1 x USB (front)

1 x IR

Outputs               2 x HDMI

1 x Component video

1 x Composite video

1 x Stereo RCA zone 2

2 x Subwoofer pre-out

1 x Stereo RCA surround back

1 x Stereo RCA surround

1 x RCA center

1 x Stereo RCA front

1 x Headphones (front)

1 x IR

1 x 12 V trigger

Other Ports        1 x YPAO microphone (front)

1 x FM tuner antenna

1 x AM tuner antenna

1 x Wireless antenna

1 x Ethernet

Speaker Connectors       Front Left

Front Right


Surround Left

Surround Right

Surround Back/Bi-amp Left

Surround Back/Bi-amp Right

Zone 2/Front Presence Left

Zone 2/Front Presence Right

HDMI CEC            Yes

Audio Return Channel (ARC)       Yes


Power Consumption      Standby (IR Only): ≤0.1 W

On-Screen Display           Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)                 Receiver: 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.9" / 43.4 x 17.3 x 37.8 cm

With Antenna Up: 17.1 x 9.3 x 14.9" / 43.4 x 23.6 x 37.8 cm

Weight                 23.4 lb / 10.6 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight                28.0 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)             21.0 x 18.0 x 10.6"

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