YAMAHA Launched 2016 Lineup Of AV Receivers
Yamaha has unveiled its 2016 lineup of AV receivers, one of which combines inputs for a turntable with Yamaha’s MusicCast tech, allowing you to stream your vinyl records throughout your home. The 2016 lineup consist of six model namely: RX-A3060, RX-A2060, RX-A1060, RX-A860, RX-A760 and RX-A660.
The new models all handle 4K Ultra HD video properly and feature HDMI 2.0a ports that provide high dynamic range (HDR) pass-through. Supported video features include: 3840 x 2160p resolution, up to the 60 Hz high frame rates, coverage of the BT.2020 wide color gamut, 10 or 12-bit color, 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
Aventage RX-A 60 Series AV receivers support the MusicCast wireless multiroom audio ecosys from Yamaha, which the company claims “offers more flexibility than other wireless multi-room audio solutions with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, for added connectivity to music services and to smartphones or tablets.”
Yamaha’s receivers support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3-D surround sound. These feature on all of the 7 and 9 channel versions, and work to expand the sense of sound positioning and motion delivered by the receivers.
The AVENTAGE RX-A2060 boasts 9.2 channels in a network AV receiver which enables Dolby Atmos and DTS:X speaker setups of 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 channels.
Yamaha is expecting the receivers to launch before IFA this year, but is currently remaining tight-lipped on price. It has said that it expects receivers to retail at a similar price to last year’s models which they are replacing, although with the RX-A660 being a new model there is not much indication of its price available.
The new Yamaha AVENTAGE models will be available now exclusively at authorized Yamaha AV dealers.