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The Yamaha YHT-300 is an entry level all-in-one 5.1 channel home theater system offered by Yamaha.

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creates rear center speaker effects virtually, works really well

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enough power output for most rooms in a home, can get as loud as most will ever want

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performs beyond its price, great value, competes well with higher range devices

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subwoofer is tight and detailed without being overwhelming

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not capable of big, booming bass for hiphop music fans

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doesn't have S-video or Component video

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an older device that doesn't have HDMI or support for modern sound standards

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The Yamaha YHT-300 is an entry level all-in-one 5.1 channel home theater system offered by Yamaha.  The package comprises of a HTR-5540 5-channel home theater receiver, a YST-SW005 subwoofer and Yamaha's five-piece NS-AP280A speaker ensemble. The NS-AP280A is comprised of five 100 watt speakers with a 3" high compliance woofer and a 1/2" mylar dome tweeter. The YST-SW005 subwoofer has a built-in 50 watt amplifier and delivers sound from its 6-1/2" magnetically shielded cone driver. The HTR-5540 home theater receiver delivers 75 watts to each channel and features a wide array of multi-channel decoding and processing options, including Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic II,and DTS Digital Surround decoding. Yamaha's Quad-Field CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 sound formats through the 5.1 speaker system and the HTR-5540 offers 21 surround programs and 41 surround environement variations. It has 4 video/audio inputs and 1 video/audio output, as well as two audio-only inputs and one audio-only output including a optical and coaxial digital input.  The receiver automatically chooses the best audio source and decoding option based for the best quality sound.

Receiver (HTR-5540) Specifications
  • Dynamic Power per Channel: MAIN, 8/6/4/2 Ohms - 95/115/140/160W
  • Dynamic Headroom: 8 Ohms - 1.2dB
  • Damping Factor: MAIN L/R, 20Hz-20kHz, 8 Ohms - 80 or more
  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance: CD, etc - 150mV/47kOhms
  • Maximum Input Signal Level: CD, etc (Effect on) - 2.2V
  • Output Level/Impedance: OUT(REC) - 150mV/1.2kOhms
  • Output Level/Impedance: SUBWOOFER (EFFECT OFF, MAIN SP:SMALL) MONO - 4.0V/1.2KOhms
  • Headphone Jack Rated Output/Impedance: CD, etc, (40mV, 8O) - 340mV/560 Ohms
  • Frequency Response (10Hz-100kHz): CD, etc, MAIN L/R - +0/-3.0dB
  • BASS Boost/Cut: +/-10dB (50Hz)
  • BASS Turnover Frequency: 350Hz
  • TREBLE Boost/Cut: +/-10dB (20kHz)
  • TREBLE Turnover Frequency: 3.5kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz-20kHz): CD, etc, to MAIN SP OUT L/R (1V) - 0.06%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A-Network): CD, etc, Input Shorted (Effect off) - 100dB
  • Residual Noise (IHF-A-Network): MAIN, SP OUT - 150uV
  • Channel Separation (Vol. -30dB, Effect off): CD, etc, Input 5.1kO Shorted, 1kHz - 60dB
  • Video Signal: NTSC
  • Composite Video Signal Level: 1Vp-p/75O
  • Video Maximum Input Level: 1.5Vp-p
  • Video Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50dB
  • Monitor Output Frequency Response: Composite Video Signal - 5Hz-10MHz, -3dB
  • (Tuner/FM) Tuning Range 87.5 to 107.9MHz
  • (Tuner/FM) 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 75O) Mono (1kHz, 100% Mod - 2.0uV (17.3dBf)
  • (Tuner/FM) 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 75O) Stereo (1kHz, 100% Mod) - 25uV (39.2dBf)
  • (Tuner/FM) Selectivity (400kHz) 70dB
  • (Tuner/FM) Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mono/Stereo (IHF) - 76/70dB
  • (Tuner/FM) Harmonic Distortion Mono/Stereo (1kHz) - 0.2./0.3%
  • (Tuner/FM) Stereo Separation 1kHz: 45dB
  • (Tuner/FM) Frequency Response 20Hz-15kHz: +0.5/-2.0dB
  • (Tuner/FM) Output Level FM 100% Mod. 1kHz: 550mV
  • (Tuner/FM) Antenna Input: 75 Ohms unbalanced
  • (Tuner/AM) Tuning Range: 530 to 1,710kHz
  • (Tuner/AM) Usable Sensitivity 300uV/m
  • (Tuner/AM) Output Level AM 30% Mod. 1kHz: 150mV
  • (Tuner/AM) Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 52dB
  • (Tuner/AM) Antenna: Loop Antenna
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 5 15/16" x 15 1/16"
  • Weight: 22 lbs
Speaker (NS-AP280A) Specifications
  • TYPE: Two way, acoustic suspension, magnetically shielded bookshelf type.
  • DRIVER COMPLEMENT: 3" high compliance woofer with rubber surround
  • 1/2" mylar dome tweeter
  • INPUT POWER: 30 watts nominal, 100 watts music power
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 140 Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB
  • SENSITIVITY: 84dB/2.83v/1m
  • IMPEDANCE: 6 Ohms
  • DIMENSIONS: (W X H X D) 4" X 6 5/8" X 4 1/4"
  • WEIGHT: 1.7 lbs/ea
Subwoofer (YST-SW005) Specifications
  • DRIVER: 6 1/2" magnetically shielded cone driver
  • AMPLIFIER: Built in 50 watt Yamaha Advanced Active Servo Technology
  • HIGH-CUT FILTER: Dual position switch (100Hz low, 200Hz high)
  • DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 7 7/8" x 14 7/20" x 14 3/4"
  • WEIGHT: 18.8 lbs.
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