Yamaha YHT1840 (Black) AV Receiver & 5.1 Speaker Package £299 @ Richer Sounds
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Yamaha YHT1840 (Black) AV Receiver & 5.1 Speaker Package £299 @ Richer Sounds

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The Yamaha YHT1840 provides ideally matched speakers and an AV receiver for a fantastic introduction to home cinema.

Home cinema sound made easy
Connect your TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and games console to the Yamaha YHT1840 and you're ready for the full cinema experience. With built-in Dolby and DTS digital processors, the YHT1810 fires out sound effects around the room for a real sense of 'being there'. Sound is processed by192/24-bit Burr Brown DACs on each channel for powerful dynamics that'll keep you on the edge of your seat! Music is equally well looked after as the amp quality components for a more detailed and natural sound.

Fully immersive sound
Soundbars are great but there's nothing that can beat the sound of a separates AV system. With five channels of sound from a discrete amplifier, the YHT1840 surrounds you in rich, low distortion sound – just like at the cinema. The amplifier also delivers a handy 70 watts per channel, meaning it can cope with even the punchiest-sounding blockbusters. There’s also an 'Extra Bass' function. This gives a deeper, richer bass response and works really well with small speakers and at lower volume levels.

Ready for the latest UHD sources
For full compatibility with the exciting new UHD Blu-ray format, all the HDMI sockets are compatible with HDR Video including Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020. Four inputs let you connect up a Blu-ray, games console, set-top box and PC – enough for an entire home cinema system.

Flexible processing
Another advantage of going for AV separates is the inclusion of powerful surround sound processing. As well as full HD audio decoding of both Dolby and DTS formats, the YHT1840 features Yamaha's famous DSP Surround programs. With 17 modes from The Roxy Theatre to a concert Hall in Munich, the Yamaha system gives a variety of acoustic settings for a unique sound. Added to this, four SCENE selections ensure that you always have the best setting when watching films or listening to music.

Sleek curved speakers
With an eye to enhancing the coolest of interiors, the satellite speakers have been designed to be unobtrusive. Slim enough to be wall mounted via their keyhole openings, they also benefit from a tapering rear panel and smooth edges. The centre speaker is a dedicated design with improved sensitivity and crisp dialogue and is also easily wall mounted. The subwoofer gives the bass a natural, powerful sound that avoids bass 'boom'.

For a quality home cinema system that doesn't sacrifice sound for good looks, the Yamaha YHT1840 brings it together with style.
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MRGRINGO14 m ago

Will this play disco?



MRGRINGO14 m ago

Will this play disco?


If uncle Dave has enough Baileys on Christmas day it will.
wakkaday1 h, 2 m ago

Is it easy to set up? as in i switch on tv and everything is on? i would …Is it easy to set up? as in i switch on tv and everything is on? i would hate to manually switching things and changing sources etc thanks


It's not quite plug and play, but here's roughly what yo need to do to get it rolling, fine tuning it save for another afternoon...

1. Place speakers in position, diagrams will show you but it's fairly obvious.
2. Get the main unit roughly in position.
3. Attach the cables from unit to speakers one by one. The contacts and each cable is clearly marked.
4. Put subwoofer in position, it can be anywhere (your ears can't tell the direction of bass frequencies very well) but best pointing at you. Plug the phono cable in from sub to unit, and set the bass vol low on the dial on the back of it.
5. Take HDMI cables from your DVD/Blu Ray, Sky box, PC etc to the back of the unit, then one from the unit to your TV.
6. As far as I know, with these cheaper receivers the HDMI is just pass-through... this means you'll need a coaxial cable (a phono cable), or a fibre optic Toslink s/pdif cable from any surround sound source to the unit if you want real 5.1 channel sound.
7. Plug in the set-up microphone (mushroom shaped thing with long cable) into the front of the unit.
8. Power up unit and sub. Set sub volume to about 90 degrees from zero.
9. The manual will explain how to do the auto set up, basically you put the mic where you will sit, then press GO and you wait for a couple of minutes of strange sounds and you're just about ready to go.
10. Carefully check each source with corresponding input mode and all things being right in the world you can sit back and watch something with 5.1... to really get the most watch something like Star Wars or a superhero film.

You need to have your 5.1 sources sending the digital signal, on mac/PC it'll be the audio output... I'd recommend VLC for playing files. Surround sound sources are best played with 'straight' setting, you'll know it's a proper 5.1 signal by the 5 speaker lights on the display. If it only shows two then you need to check the source settings.
If the source is only stereo then it's worth playing with 'Dolby Pro Logic II Movie' setting as some stereo signals are encoded with ProLogicII which is a sort of faux-surround, but sometimes it is encoded so well you can't tell the difference.
DTS is the best sound, DD (aka AC3)is next, then ProLogicII then stereo. It will play files with AAC audio but if they are 5.1 it will only play them as stereo.

Hope that helps, and feel free to correct me or if I have left anything out!
Edited by: "ElBuc" 23rd Dec 2017
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Will this play disco?
MRGRINGO14 m ago

Will this play disco?



MRGRINGO14 m ago

Will this play disco?


If uncle Dave has enough Baileys on Christmas day it will.
Though this is bottom of the pile with home cinema systems, and it has minor issues (a minute audio delay, won't play the newest DD at all and AAC only in stereo as far as I know), it will blow away just about any soundbar whatever out of the water when it comes to surround sound.

It's also a good place to start if you want to slowly upgrade... first the front L and R, then centre, then subwoofer then rear, then amp (or AV receiver as they seem to be called now).
I also have this. It's a better version of a sound bar but it's certainly no hifi .. I would say low end mid-fi.
But I'm happy with it as the price and features are good... All things considering.
To get anywhere near decent sounds you would need to spend around £1000.
does it have dolby atmos

this or a sonos set up

i just want something plug and play
My Yamaha 5.1 still plays DD from blu ray so I am pretty sure this will knock my Yamahas socks off... very tempted to upgrade.. .heat added.
wakkaday30 m ago

does it have dolby atmosthis or a sonos set upi just want something plug …does it have dolby atmosthis or a sonos set upi just want something plug and play


Huh? It's obvious a full avr system is better then a Sonos set up as you could also have Atmos and don't forget A LOT CHEAPER.
Looks good! Was hoping they would reduce this so could upgrade my old Samsung set up for this!
Is it easy to set up? as in i switch on tv and everything is on? i would hate to manually switching things and changing sources etc


thanks
wakkaday1 h, 2 m ago

Is it easy to set up? as in i switch on tv and everything is on? i would …Is it easy to set up? as in i switch on tv and everything is on? i would hate to manually switching things and changing sources etc thanks


It's not quite plug and play, but here's roughly what yo need to do to get it rolling, fine tuning it save for another afternoon...

1. Place speakers in position, diagrams will show you but it's fairly obvious.
2. Get the main unit roughly in position.
3. Attach the cables from unit to speakers one by one. The contacts and each cable is clearly marked.
4. Put subwoofer in position, it can be anywhere (your ears can't tell the direction of bass frequencies very well) but best pointing at you. Plug the phono cable in from sub to unit, and set the bass vol low on the dial on the back of it.
5. Take HDMI cables from your DVD/Blu Ray, Sky box, PC etc to the back of the unit, then one from the unit to your TV.
6. As far as I know, with these cheaper receivers the HDMI is just pass-through... this means you'll need a coaxial cable (a phono cable), or a fibre optic Toslink s/pdif cable from any surround sound source to the unit if you want real 5.1 channel sound.
7. Plug in the set-up microphone (mushroom shaped thing with long cable) into the front of the unit.
8. Power up unit and sub. Set sub volume to about 90 degrees from zero.
9. The manual will explain how to do the auto set up, basically you put the mic where you will sit, then press GO and you wait for a couple of minutes of strange sounds and you're just about ready to go.
10. Carefully check each source with corresponding input mode and all things being right in the world you can sit back and watch something with 5.1... to really get the most watch something like Star Wars or a superhero film.

You need to have your 5.1 sources sending the digital signal, on mac/PC it'll be the audio output... I'd recommend VLC for playing files. Surround sound sources are best played with 'straight' setting, you'll know it's a proper 5.1 signal by the 5 speaker lights on the display. If it only shows two then you need to check the source settings.
If the source is only stereo then it's worth playing with 'Dolby Pro Logic II Movie' setting as some stereo signals are encoded with ProLogicII which is a sort of faux-surround, but sometimes it is encoded so well you can't tell the difference.
DTS is the best sound, DD (aka AC3)is next, then ProLogicII then stereo. It will play files with AAC audio but if they are 5.1 it will only play them as stereo.

Hope that helps, and feel free to correct me or if I have left anything out!
Edited by: "ElBuc" 23rd Dec 2017
ElBuc2 h, 44 m ago

Though this is bottom of the pile with home cinema systems, and it has …Though this is bottom of the pile with home cinema systems, and it has minor issues (a minute audio delay, won't play the newest DD at all and AAC only in stereo as far as I know), it will blow away just about any soundbar whatever out of the water when it comes to surround sound. It's also a good place to start if you want to slowly upgrade... first the front L and R, then centre, then subwoofer then rear, then amp (or AV receiver as they seem to be called now).


A minute!! Bloody hell that's unusable. 🤔
Seriously though can you explain the Dolby issue and what kind of delay are we talking is it possible to work around with source delay settings etc?
ripkord45 m ago

A minute!! Bloody hell that's unusable. 🤔 Seriously though can …A minute!! Bloody hell that's unusable. 🤔 Seriously though can you explain the Dolby issue and what kind of delay are we talking is it possible to work around with source delay settings etc?


Ha ha - my-NEWT not MINN-it!

The Dolby issue is only with Dolby TrueHD (the newest codec as far as I know, with a much higher bitrate), which isn't used much, and if it is then it usually has a normal DD AC3 5.1 audio track to choose from as well.

The audio delay only really gets annoying when you play one of those games where you play along to a beat, like Guitar Hero etc... you just can't get it perfect! But for films you won't notice at all, I play everything through VLC player and you can just tap F or G key once or twice to delay or advance the audio a few milliseconds.
Edited by: "ElBuc" 24th Dec 2017
I found the audio delay to be around 325ms from Nvidia shield to Sony tv .. TV to this amp.
polarbaba12 m ago

I found the audio delay to be around 325ms from Nvidia shield to Sony tv …I found the audio delay to be around 325ms from Nvidia shield to Sony tv .. TV to this amp.


That is noticeable. Maybe putting the receiver between the source and the TV will make it better?
Edited by: "ElBuc" 24th Dec 2017
polarbaba7 h, 16 m ago

I found the audio delay to be around 325ms from Nvidia shield to Sony tv …I found the audio delay to be around 325ms from Nvidia shield to Sony tv .. TV to this amp.


The Nvidia shield has an audio delay offset setting that may help.

I assume sure I can use all the devices plugged into thiswithout having the TV on?
Thank you so much not it’s a matter of hiding thecables
ElBuc13 h, 8 m ago

Though this is bottom of the pile with home cinema systems, and it has …Though this is bottom of the pile with home cinema systems, and it has minor issues (a minute audio delay, won't play the newest DD at all and AAC only in stereo as far as I know), it will blow away just about any soundbar whatever out of the water when it comes to surround sound. It's also a good place to start if you want to slowly upgrade... first the front L and R, then centre, then subwoofer then rear, then amp (or AV receiver as they seem to be called now).


They're called av receivers because they accept audio and video signals, and have a radio receiver in them.

Amps don't.
craigstephens21 m ago

They're called av receivers because they accept audio and video signals, …They're called av receivers because they accept audio and video signals, and have a radio receiver in them.Amps don't.


They are still amps, so your second statement is inaccurate.
ElBuc1 h, 41 m ago

They are still amps, so your second statement is inaccurate.


Ok mate. If you say so.
craigstephens1 h, 19 m ago

Ok mate. If you say so.


Mate, you're right. The other guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He'll feel like a fool when he figures out you were right and he is wrong and made himself look a fool on the internet where everyone will know how dumb he was.
Noice.
craigstephens24th Dec

Ok mate. If you say so.


I'd be grateful if you could point me to one single AV receiver which is not an amplifier. Ta luv.
Im confused with The AV receiver in this package,
whats the difference between the above with RXV381 or RXV383
or is it one of them?
Sandy10121 h, 6 m ago

Im confused with The AV receiver in this package, whats the difference …Im confused with The AV receiver in this package, whats the difference between the above with RXV381 or RXV383 or is it one of them?


I was wondering exactly the same...

From what I could tell in a search (and looking at the images), the amp in this package is the HTR-2071. I've found the following info that seems to explain the difference between the RXV and the HTR amps:

What is the difference between the RX-V line and the HTR line AV receivers ?
There are many similarities between these two product lines. The RX-V line and the HTR line are produced in the same Yamaha factory using the same high quality parts throughout. The RX-V and equivalent HTR models have the same warranty periods; the same manufacturers suggested retail price, the same features, and the same remote control units. There is a cosmetic difference found on the front panels of these two lines. The RX-V line maintains the traditional white colored lettering normally found on most Yamaha components, while the HTR line provides a slightly different approach. Yamaha has created a new look by using gold colored lettering in selected areas on the HTR receiver series. However, both the RX-V line and the HTR line feature the same high quality black metal front panel construction. The amplifiers in the HTR and RX-V units are identical but rated differently to comply with the accepted measurement standards of their respective channels of distribution. Both ratings are FTC approved and are designed to handle the dynamics of today's audio and video sources. The RX-V line has the power amplifiers rated from 20-20000 Hz. The HTR line has the power amplifiers rated at 1000 Hz. Both lines can reproduce the full frequency response of 20-20000 Hz. The RX-V line is typically sold through Yamaha authorized audio/video specialty retailers, and is not available for mail order sales. The HTR line is sold through mass merchants, catalog retailers, and department stores. You may also purchase the HTR line through the mail. All transactions must be done through the authorized Yamaha dealer network. Any purchase made from an unauthorized dealer/retailer voids the Yamaha manufacturer's warranty.

Basically, they appear to be virtually the same, apart from a few differences. The RXV383 is slightly better better than the HTR-2071, in that it has Bluetooth enabled, HDMI In/Out on the 383 is better (supports the following extra to the 2071 - HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG)...

Also, one thing to note on this set that I've seen, is that the sub is a passive sub, rather than an active sub...

All in all, very similar, and a good price...
ElBuc9 h, 35 m ago

I'd be grateful if you could point me to one single AV receiver which is …I'd be grateful if you could point me to one single AV receiver which is not an amplifier. Ta luv.


Hahaha. Read my original comment, try to understand what I'm saying, then come back and apologise.
craigstephens14 h, 20 m ago

Hahaha. Read my original comment, try to understand what I'm saying, then …Hahaha. Read my original comment, try to understand what I'm saying, then come back and apologise.


Let's start again, shall we?
craigstephens24th Dec

They're called av receivers because they accept audio and video signals, …They're called av receivers because they accept audio and video signals, and have a radio receiver in them.Amps don't.


Your first sentence explains why the subset of amps in question has a name different from other amps, all well and good up to this point, a big boy's shiny gold star is awarded.

Your second sentence says 'Amps don't' [have these features], when AV receivers are a type of amplifier. So instead of sidestepping my request, getting butt-hurt and begging for an apology can I suggest you save face and edit this second part to something correct on the lines of 'Not all amps have these features'?
ElBuc6 h, 11 m ago

Let's start again, shall we?Your first sentence explains why the subset of …Let's start again, shall we?Your first sentence explains why the subset of amps in question has a name different from other amps, all well and good up to this point, a big boy's shiny gold star is awarded.Your second sentence says 'Amps don't' [have these features], when AV receivers are a type of amplifier. So instead of sidestepping my request, getting butt-hurt and begging for an apology can I suggest you save face and edit this second part to something correct on the lines of 'Not all amps have these features'?


At last you've grasped it, petal. I'm glad you agree I was right and that you simply misunderstood. Have a good new year.
craigstephens3 h, 11 m ago

At last you've grasped it, petal. I'm glad you agree I was right and that …At last you've grasped it, petal. I'm glad you agree I was right and that you simply misunderstood. Have a good new year.


I get the wrong idea only when it suits me, but keep telling yourself that you were right and those bruises on your ego might clear up by the new year... when AV receivers will still be amps.
Edited by: "ElBuc" 27th Dec 2017
ElBuc3 h, 24 m ago

I get the wrong idea only when it suits me, but keep telling yourself that …I get the wrong idea only when it suits me, but keep telling yourself that you were right and those bruises on your ego might clear up by the new year... when AV receivers will still be amps.


You're confused again. Maybe lay off the booze for a bit. I never said av receivers weren't amps.
craigstephens1 h, 26 m ago

You're confused again. Maybe lay off the booze for a bit. I never said av …You're confused again. Maybe lay off the booze for a bit. I never said av receivers weren't amps.


You said amps don't have specific features that AV receivers have, while it is common knowledge that AV receivers are amps. Pedantic I know but I love watching you squirm each time, so please come back with another 'I know you are but what am I' level reply.
ElBuc4 h, 13 m ago

You said amps don't have specific features that AV receivers have, while …You said amps don't have specific features that AV receivers have, while it is common knowledge that AV receivers are amps. Pedantic I know but I love watching you squirm each time, so please come back with another 'I know you are but what am I' level reply.


No squirming or bruised ego here, sweetheart. It takes a lot more than someone who won't admit they're wrong to get my back up.
craigstephens27 m ago

No squirming or bruised ego here, sweetheart. It takes a lot more than …No squirming or bruised ego here, sweetheart. It takes a lot more than someone who won't admit they're wrong to get my back up.


Now that wasn't predictable now, was it? Hell will freeze over before you lay your logic down in black and white. Because you can't... can you now, my little chirpy CHICKEN!
Is this the same package that frequently drops to about £200?
Bought some today. Sound great! Not enough cable for my living room though so I need to get more after New year's
stevieboy17021 h, 32 m ago

Is this the same package that frequently drops to about £200?


Think the one that went to 199 was the 1820 which was last year's version with the rxv381 equivalent receiver which didn't have all the latest HDMI passthru modes.
What causes the audio delay on this? Lot of money to spend on something that cant properly do the one task it is designed for.
Please help me pick between Pioneer VSX531D or Yamaha RXV383 ?
as both are same price at Richer Sounds £200
cas3985 h, 42 m ago

What causes the audio delay on this? Lot of money to spend on something …What causes the audio delay on this? Lot of money to spend on something that cant properly do the one task it is designed for.


I believe it is because the audio signal gets processed (absolutely necessary if you are using a digital signal) while the video signal passes through and goes straight to the TV/monitor/projector. It really is not noticeable when using it for anything else other than playing a rhythm game like Guitar Hero etc. where you tap buttons in time with the music.

And to be honest, I only have experience with an older model (RX-V363 plus speaker set) which I got at least 6 years ago and I am still using it. [just checked and it was nearly 10 years ago!] Maybe reply to squibskiabove to see if it is noticeable in this specific model, while I look at upgrading...
deshepherd6 h, 36 m ago

Think the one that went to 199 was the 1820 which was last year's version …Think the one that went to 199 was the 1820 which was last year's version with the rxv381 equivalent receiver which didn't have all the latest HDMI passthru modes.


Thanks for that. I'm looking to buy one about this price or perhaps up to £400. Does anyone know if this would be the best option for around this price?
ElBuc4 h, 17 m ago

I believe it is because the audio signal gets processed (absolutely …I believe it is because the audio signal gets processed (absolutely necessary if you are using a digital signal) while the video signal passes through and goes straight to the TV/monitor/projector. It really is not noticeable when using it for anything else other than playing a rhythm game like Guitar Hero etc. where you tap buttons in time with the music. And to be honest, I only have experience with an older model (RX-V363 plus speaker set) which I got at least 6 years ago and I am still using it. [just checked and it was nearly 10 years ago!] Maybe reply to squibskiabove to see if it is noticeable in this specific model, while I look at upgrading...


I put a 10ms delay on when I first powered it up and it's been absolutely fine for everything ever since

I think the issue is mainly with people's TVs. I use 'gamer' presets on my TV which means that there is very little image processing going on within the tv, so there is very little image delay.

People who have loads of TV delay (due to various 'features' on their TV) will need to increase the offset further.

Seems like it's a set it and forget it kind of thing anyway, so not an issue after the first 5 mins of use

For reference, I have my Xbox One S plugged in and I out the 10ms delay on when watching a 4K bluray. Switched to the TiVo tonight which is plugged into the TV and the audio is going to the unit via optical cable and there's no delay at all that I can notice
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