You’ve had a long week and it’s now time to relax. You look up your favorite jazz artist and select that one song that always makes you feel like everything is right with the world. You turn on the music at a soft, low volume. It’s wonderful – the perfect antidote to a stressful day.
But as soothing as the artist’s voice sounds, the song feels like it’s missing something. You turn it up and you can hear the gentle sound of the brush on the snare drum and perfectly timed bass.
The background tracks make the song sound even better, but when you turn the volume down again, those musical enhancements go away. What gives?
The Low Volume, Low Sensitivity Issue
The human ear has less sensitivity to high and low frequencies at lower volumes. We tend to hear the mid-range tones much more clearly, which is right where most singers’ voices fall.
So when the volume goes down, the extra layers of sound that give a song or soundtrack so much more depth seem to disappear. It doesn’t – we just can’t hear it as well.
That’s why Yamaha designed YPAO™ Volume.
Hear Everything, Even at Low Volume
YPAO Volume is an advanced sound technology that automatically applies loudness equalization (EQ) to the audio that comes through your AV receiver. The lower the volume control setting, the more EQ it adds. The higher the volume control setting, the less EQ it needs to apply. You’ll hear balanced low, mid and high frequencies clearly at all volume levels.
YPAO Volume applies just the right amount of loudness EQ to compensate for the volume level. The vocals, guitar chords, bass line, drums and other musical components are precisely balanced to ensure you hear all the layers of sound at the same time, no matter how high – or low – the volume.
Love Music More
Whether the volume fills the entire room or just the corner where you’re relaxing in your favorite chair, YPAO Volume creates a rich, deep, fulfilling listening experience that makes you appreciate and love music even more.
YPAO Volume is featured in most Yamaha AV receivers, including the AVENTAGE lines of professional-level components. Check them out here.