A implementation of some obscure-ish YAMAHA protocol, found in the “AV Controller” App for Android

How to use

// import the library
const {Host, Definition} = require("./yamaha-node.js")

// load definition for your model (only RX-V475.json is available at the moment)
const def = new Definition(require("./Definitions/<your model>.json"))

// create a Host object
var MyHost = new Host("<ip>", def)

// list of all available "features" or functions

// get a specific feature by its name
MyHost.features.find("<feature name>")

// get the state of a feature
let feature = MyHost.features.find("<feature name>")
// do the request
MyHost.getFeature(feature).then(data => {
	// you can (for all features) just use the default .toString() method to get a human friendly name for the feature

// set the state of a feature
feature = MyHost.features.find("<feature name>")
// do the request
MyHost.setFeature(feature, "<state>").then(res => { // state can be a string or number depending on what the feature is
	console.log(res) // if res === "0", then success all other values are unknown errors

working examples can be found in test.js

Documentation of the Definition format:

	"model": "<modelname>", // just used for meta information
	"endpoint": "<relative path>", // endpoint for all port requests
	"features": [
			"name": "<name>", // the name of your feature
			"type": "<type>", // type of input see "types" part of documentation
			"values": {},     // see "types"
			"mult": aN,       // see "types"
			"setRequest": {
				"data": "<request body>" // the raw string send to the reciver, ${data} gets replaced with value
			"locationGet": {
				"location": [],          // see "location"
				"sReqId": "<request id>" // Request ID
		}, <etc>

	"requests": {
		"<request id>": {
			"cacheTime": aN,         // time in ms a cache is valid
			"data": "<request body>" // raw string send to the reciver


Possible types are:

  • toggle

    "type": "toggle",
    "values": {
    	"tName": "<name when true>"
        "fName": "<name when false>"
    "mult": null
  • range

    "type": "range",
    "values": {
    	"max": <maximal value>,
    	"min": <minimal value>,
    	"step": <least significant unit,
    	"avg": <default value>
    "mult": <multiplier>
  • input

    "type": "input",
    "values": [
    		"tName": "<technical name>",
    		"fName": "<friendly name>",
    		"desc":  "Description of input"
    "mult": null


A array of elements usually separated by 0s

for example the power location looks like:

["YAMAHA_AV", "Main_Zone", 0, "Basic_Status", 0, "Power_Control", 0 "Power", 0]


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