Connections, Before connecting components, Connecting audio components – Yamaha RX-V800RDS User Manual

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Before Connecting Components


Never connect this unit and other components to mains power until all connections between components have been

• Be sure all connections are made correctly, that is to say L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”. Some

components require different connection methods and have different jack names. Refer to the operation instructions
for each component to be connected to this unit.

• When you connect other YAMAHA audio components (such as a tape deck, MD recorder and CD player or

changer), connect them to the jack with the same number labels as !, #, $ etc. YAMAHA applies this labeling
system to all its products.

• After you have completed all connections, check them again to make sure they are correct.

Connecting Audio Components

Connecting to digital jacks

This unit has digital jacks for direct transmission of
digital signals through either coaxial or fiber optic cables.
You can use the digital jacks to input PCM, Dolby Digital
and DTS bitstreams. When you connect components to
both the COAXIAL and OPTICAL jacks, priority is given
to the input signals from the COAXIAL jack. All digital
input jacks are acceptable for 96-kHz sampling digital
signals (see page 25 for details).


• You can designate the input for each digital jack according to

your component by using “7 I/O ASSIGNMENT” on the SET
MENU (see page 44 for details).

About the dust protection cap

Pull out the cap from the optical jack
before you connect the fiber optic cable.
Do not discard the cap. When you are not
using the optical jack, be sure to put the
cap back in place. This cap protects the
jack from dust.


• The OPTICAL jacks on this unit conform to the EIA standard.

If you use a fiber optic cable that does not conform to this
standard, this unit may not function properly.

Connecting a turntable

PHONO jacks are for connecting a turntable with an MM
or high-output MC cartridge. If you have a turntable with
a low-output MC cartridge, use an inline boosting
transformer or MC-head amplifier when connecting to
these jacks.


• The GND terminal does not electrically ground the turntable. It

simply reduces noise in the signal. In some cases, you may
hear less noise if you do not connect to the GND terminal.

Connecting a CD player

• The COAXIAL CD and OPTICAL CD jacks are available for a

CD player which has coaxial or optical digital output jacks.

• When you connect a CD player to both the COAXIAL CD and

OPTICAL CD jacks, priority is given to the input signals from
the COAXIAL CD jack.

Connecting an MD recorder, tape

deck or CD recorder


• Only digital signals input from a source such as a CD or DVD

are output from the DIGITAL OUTPUT jacks.

• When you connect your recording component to both the

analog and digital input and output jacks, the priority is given
to the digital signal.

• You can connect an MD recorder to any digital input jack by

using “7 I/O ASSIGNMENT” on the SET MENU (see
page 44).


• When you connect a recording component to this unit, keep its

power on while using this unit. If the power is off, this unit may
distort the sound from other components.

• When you record from a source component connected to this

unit while this unit is set in the standby mode, the recorded
sound may be distorted. To avoid this problem, turn on this