- [R-840 Receiver]
- 65W x 2 high power output
- Discrete amplifier configuration, advanced electronic volume
- Pure Direct
- iPod direct docking on the top panel
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 110 x 348 mm
- Weight: 5.7 kg
- [BD-940 Blu-ray Disc Player]
- First micro component Blu-ray Disc player
- HD Audio decoding
- 1080p/24Hz-compatible HDMI video output
- HDMI CEC functionality
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 108 x 318 mm
- Weight: 3.4 kg
- [NS-BP300 Speakers]
- Elegant and environmentally friendly Yamaha Piano Finish
- VCCS (Vibration Control Cabinet Structure) technology
- Anti-vibration feet to prevent additional oscillation
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 176 x 318 x 305 mm
- Weight: 4.3 kg/unit
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The Top Quality Home Entertainment System
Yamaha's development concept for the MCR-940 was to concentrate the outstanding audio performance capabilities of our premier components into the small units of a micro component system. This has been brilliantly achieved, as described below. The speakers are also extremely high quality and feature Yamaha's elegant piano finish. This focus on sound quality results in a smooth, open sound that is well suited for expressing the subtleties of the human voice, as well providing deep and rich bass. The MCR-940 will be the centre of a top quality home entertainment system, while not taking up much space.
A New Approach to Achieving High Performance
In order to achieve truly high quality audio performance in a micro component, our technicians had to rethink circuit layouts and parts positioning, in effect compressing a full size receiver into a much smaller unit. They were able to achieve this with a design that features short signal paths, high thermal efficiency and excellent anti-noise and anti-vibration characteristics.
Top-Class Analogue Amplifier
Aluminium-extruded heat sink
Using discrete parts for all major components, this exceptionally high performance analogue amplifier delivers Yamaha's traditional high analogue sound quality. The aluminium-extruded heat sink is large enough to effectively dissipate heat.
Advanced Electronic Volume Control
The R-840 uses an advanced electronic volume control circuit similar to the type developed for our high-end amplifiers. The digital circuitry simplifies and shortens the signal routes to minimise audio interference.
One-Point Earth and Short Signal Routing
The R-840 employs an advanced electronic volume control circuit. The audio analogue element does not transmit the audio signal, but instead is used in a rotary potentiometre, with the results processed through a microcomputer to the electronic volume.
The benefits of this system are that it eliminates the static prone to occur found in analogue controls as well as gang error, and provides higher precision volume control.
The image of R-840 interior view. : Short signal path minimises interference and signal degradation. Red line is audio signal path. Yellow line is previous model's audio signal path.
One-point earth plate
R-840 interior view
High Quality Parts
Many parts were custom-developed for this receiver, including the large, low-impedance transformer and large capacity block capacitors and resistors. In addition, high-grade gold speaker terminals are used.
custom-made block capacitors
large speaker terminals
high quality resistors, capacitors and other parts
Pure Direct for Highest Sound Quality
Pure Direct results in the highest possible sound quality by turning off the display and causing the audio signal to bypass all non-essential circuits so it travels the shortest possible path from input to output. Pressing the button engages Pure Direct for both the receiver and Blu-ray Disc Player.
iPod Direct Docking on the Top Panel
A universal iPod dock is on the top of the receiver. When the receiver is in standby mode and you insert your iPod while it is playing, the receiver turns on and you can enjoy your music with enhanced power and clarity. A Play/Pause button is also provided. You can operate the iPod from the system remote, and the iPod charges while in use.
Compact, High Quality
BD-940 interior view: A new mechanism was developed to fit into the smaller space.
The BD-940 is the industry's first micro component Blu-ray Disc Player that delivers performance on a par with normal-sized players. It features a new mechanism that fits into the smaller space, a one-point earth system, and high thermal efficiency that lowers internal temperature for greater reliability.
HD Audio Decoding
The digital audio signals from high-definition sources are decoded in the player.
The sound you hear is exactly the same as the originally recorded material.
Supports BD-Live and BonusView
The BD-940 supports BD-Live, the most advanced Blu-ray Disc format. Using the Network terminal to connect to the internet, you can enjoy a variety of fun and informative up-to-the-minute content.
BonusView provides Secondary Video, which lets you view a sub video as well as the main video, and Secondary Audio, which lets you also hear the sub audio track.
Standard definition video signals (DVD, for example) are upscaled to 1080p for high definition output via HDMI. CEC functionality means that when used with another CEC-compatible product, for example a TV, the TV will turn on when the MCR-940 is turned on. Deep Colour and x.v.Colour are also supported, for much higher colour fidelity and smoother tonal transitions. Quick Start
eliminates the startup delay common to Blu-ray Disc players, so you see the picture in only one second from standby mode.
Elegant and Environmentally Friendly Yamaha Piano Finish
As one of the world’s leading piano manufacturers, Yamaha has a long history of wood-working expertise.
The NS-BP300 speakers feature the same luxurious and environmentally friendly finish as our fine grand pianos.
No matter how good the music source, amplifier and speakers are, speaker cabinet vibration will affect the sound, usually for the worse. Simply adding internal reinforcements and conventional damping materials is ineffective. Yamaha solved the problem with VCCS, (Vibration Control Cabinet Structure) which uses strategically placed pieces of a composite material whose shapes, positions and angles were arrived at after a long process of experimentation. We also spent a great deal of effort finding a special foam rubber material that provides excellent vibration isolation performance.
The NS-BP300 is unusual in having feet, which use high quality damping material to prevent external vibrations from affecting the sound and which also align the bottom with the other components for a neater design.
Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience.
“Blu-ray Disc” and the Blu-ray Disc logo are trademarks.
CD Digital Audio
Dolby TrueHD is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 18.0 Mbps, Dolby TrueHD can carry up to 8 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Dolby TrueHD also remains fully compatible with the existing multichannel audio systems and retains the metadata capability of Dolby Digital, allowing dialog normalization and dynamic range control.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 24.5 Mbps for Blu-ray Disc, DTS-HD Master Audio can carry up to 7.1 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Supported by HDMI version 1.3 and designed for the optical disc players and AV receivers/amplifiers of the future, DTS-HD Master Audio also remains fully compatible with the
existing multichannel audio systems that incorporate DTS Digital Surround.
AVCHD is a new format (standard) for high definition video cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD images.
"AVCHD" and the "AVCHD" logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and Sony Corporation.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industrysupported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio/video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators. For further information on HDMI, visit the HDMI website
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
The Java Powered logo means the device or application you have has passed our rigorous tests and it is safe to use. So, when you see the Java Powered logo, you can expect a fun, engaging, interactive experience that Java technology delivers!
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Made for iPod
“Made for iPod” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
iPod/iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
A standardized image compression system proposed by the Joint Photographic Expert Group. It can reduce image data sizes to 1 to 10% of their original sizes, and works on digital photographs effectively.
BD-Live is a collection of online interactive features that content providers may include with a Blu-ray Disc movie to enhance your enjoyment of that movie, providing you a compelling new world of extended interactivity. BD-Live includes access to studio-specified Internet sites that provide you the ability to, for example, download current movie trailers or other exclusive content, play movie related games, enhance the content of their disc, chat with other viewers, play games with other BD-Live connected players, and much more. Blu-ray players and movies must both support BD-Live in order to use the technology.
“BD-LIVE” logo is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.
A color space standard supported by HDMI version 1.3. It is a more extensive color space than sRGB, and allows the expression of colors that could not be expressed before. While remaining compatible with the color gamut of sRGB standards, “x.v.Color” expands the color space and can thus produce more vivid, natural images. It is particularly effective for still pictures and computer graphics. “x.v.Color” is a trademark.
Audio & Video
|Center Unit||Total Harmonic Distortion(CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||0.04% (20 Hz–20 kHz, 30 W/6 ohms)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (1 kHz)||100 dB (BD/DVD/CD)|
|Dynamic Power/Channel (6/4/2 ohms)||75 / 100 W (4/2 ohms)|
|Dynamic Range||95 dB (BD/DVD/CD)|
|Output Power/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)||65 W + 65 W|
|[Player] Dimensions (W x H x D)||215 x 108 x 318 mm|
|[Player] Weight||3.4 kg|
|[Receiver] Dimensions (W x H x D)||215 x 110 x 348 mm|
|[Receiver] Weight||5.7 kg|
|Speaker System||Woofer||13cm cone woofer|
|Tweeter||2.5cm dome tweeter|
|Input Power (Max/Nominal)||110 W/60 W|
|Frequency Response||55 Hz–28 kHz (-10 dB)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||176 x 318 x 305 mm|