AV Amplifier Yamaha DSP Z 7

Yamaha Z 11 is less than a year after the test even as a legend. Brand new No. 7 (2,500 euros) which he now recommends half priced as affordable alternative?

  1. AV amplifier Yamaha DSP Z 7
  2. Data sheet

At the announcement of the No. 7, many Surrounder striving upward, rub hands hopeless. While, for example, when the truly not unsuccessful highlight RX V 3900 (11/08, 1700 euro) yet the presence of a FM tuner section displays the RX, the Z in the new Yamaha 2500 euro for a pure multi-channel amplifier stands. And that suggests according to more hifiistically tradition on lonely size. And hopes the fan – on as much in common with the Royal flagship Z 11 from the April issue last year.
Bingo: Even if the chassis not quite so far in the depth range and weight instead of 34 is less than 20 kilograms, so looks that simple out front with the relatively large sources option button and the heavy metal door already times just like that of the aristocratic brother.
Who is scratching’s, that the new Seven-canal without the two emergency fan must – be especially as he again front brings one next to the Ethernet network interface also now USB socket.
So the Yamaha joins only to help with digital music store of any kind and via Rooter with the vTuner Internet radio server, where the targeted radio station may Morse MP3-not only, but also WMA sign. Manages the operation of the electronics colossus via PC, may be an eventual future update over the network.
With its exclusive party-mode, a new chapter in consumer electronics hitting the No. 7 in the truest sense of the word. Like other great Multicultural he spread independently selected sources via audio, CVBS and 3 component video RCA, a digital output, and also with its own amplifier power in secondary zones 2, 3 and 4. On a single push of a button the Yamaha is able but now on a single source of umzuswitchen, to spread same hit in all corners. Namely – what is required extra electronic – without any time lag.
With the ability to completely turn off its power amplifiers, 7 as an ambitious surround preamplifier, who must fear no interference-magnetic field and supply shortages more offers of Z. When video, who sets high standards, is pleased that the Yamaha not only in the digital modified analog formats, but also templates at the will de-interlacen HDMI and can scale. And even more: was carelessly in the complex full-line screen production in advance somewhere fieselt the Z line 7 by line apart and joins it again considering now kunstvollerer movement. To iron out other blunders, he also offers seven more jus day functions of a mosquito noise reduction to the saturation of the color.
With this or about the party function the smaller RX not waited still V 3900, what can not obscure that the No. 7 hintenraus, so with the rear wall and the internal construction, less resembles the Z 11 as the receiver.
The listening comparison blew but immediately across growing displeasure. The RX led up V 3900 at the playback in the sky, 7 knew him the Z to open. Whether for black bass galaxies or for finely suspended then percussion sound asterisk offered noble-Yamaha more breath, more space, more space.
Even if he let bass Growl even more impressive: even Rotel’s fabulous highlight RSX 1550 from the previous month folder bracing himself in vain against the above out much more open chuckles. Give in wanted the No. 7 – maximum nouvelle-cuisine good but now knausriger acting – first given the paradisiacal tone binge that 11 of the celebrated twice as expensive Z.
That prevented the newcomers but not again and again on the 3900 and the Rotel to triumph. About airy arranged the instruments at Al Di Meolas 4.1-Dolby-Digital-Mitschnitt “One Of These Nights” and beautiful sparkle was. Or if he in the DTS turbine ROAR the ladies of X 2 the much clearer, more natural voices gave.
With Mozart’s “Figaro” (Deutsche Grammophon, DTS HD Blu-ray 5.1) veriet Z 7 with a spotless as extremely lively bustle, that he believes it prefers with the HD formats and with classical music. So there are to name only one disadvantage: when pop and film firecrackers the sensitive protection circuits of the Z turn off 7 unfortunately quickly.
Yamaha DSP Z 7

Manufacturer Yamaha
Price €2500.00
Rating 55.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 43.5 x 19.6 x 44.1 cm
Weight 19.6 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround No
HDCD playback HDCD
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Integrated amplifier
Remote control Remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync No
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual No
Power amplifiers, number 7
Video standards converter Composite video < > SV < > 3 K > HDMI
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 2
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 3 /.
Optical digital inputs / front 5 /.
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 4 /.
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 2
USB ports front / rear
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio 2
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 160.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 244,0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 178,0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 281.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 115.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 160.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm T181.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 141.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 160.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 145,0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 126.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 106 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 137 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 126 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 145 W
Noise line 101.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM 80.0 dB
Noise phono standard system 77.0 dB
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 100.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic 87.0 dB
Noise ProLogic Center 90.0 dB
Power consumption standby / operating 0.2 / 64 W
Network connection
Short conclusion Fully equipped large Multikanaler, which features less with dowry and also less sheer wattage than with a fabulous high-res for the genus, very fine sound.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top-class 55
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 3 / 09