Yamaha Goes 9.2 with AVENTAGE Home Theater Receivers

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Five new systems range from $650 to $2,000


Jul. 22, 2011 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Like most other audio companies these days, Yamaha’s newest home theater receivers are anything but simply surround sound boxes. The updated AVENTAGE line, which includes 5 products, do such tricks as permit music streaming, iPod playback, file sharing via DLNA and smart phone control.

Yamaha says these new products are all about attention to details, not just logos and formats. That attention apparently begins with the construction fundamentals. Features like an aluminum front panel, a 5th foot at the base to give the receivers more stability, double bottom construction to reduce vibration and structural designs to allow for thermal feedback to the transistors, thereby reducing harmonic distortion.

Tech features included across the line include Compressed Music Enhancer (to make your MP3s sound better); Low Jitter PLL Circuitry; HDMI V.1.4a 3D Pass-through with ARC (Audio Return Channel); and analog-to-HDMI 1080p video upscaling.

Yamaha’s own audio calibration system, YPAO, is including on all of the systems, while the top two models include an enhanced version that covers reflected sound control, DSP effect normalization, room acoustic echo and reflection and echo control.

The top two models include HQV video processing while the top three models feature two HDMI outputs allow you to feed two displays.

Of course they include USB connections for your iDevice, plus downloadable apps to allow you to control your receiver with iPhone, etc. Yamaha says a similar Android app is also in the works for the fall.

Below are the basic specs for each unit.

RX-A3010 ($1,999.99)
• AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance
• 9-channel powerful surround sound, 150W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• CINEMA DSP HD3 expands the sound field vertically for more thrilling and realistic surround sound
• H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame/double bottom construction
• HQV high-class chipset “VHD1900” for HD/SD Video
• Access to Internet Radio, Streaming Services and music files on PC
• YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization with speaker angle measurement
• Macro, Learning and preset capable remote unit with LED Back light
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs
• Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
• Versatile Zone2/3/4 control

RX-A2010 ($1,599.99)
• 9-channel powerful surround sound, 140W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits
• H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame
• HQV high-class chipset “VHD1900” for HD/SD Video
• Access to Internet Radio, Streaming Services and music files on PC
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs
• Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
• YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization with multi-point measurement
• HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV Receiver remote control
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (23 DSP programs)
• Versatile Zone2/3 control

RX-A1010 ($1,099,99)
• Rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
• 7-channel powerful surround sound, 110W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• Access to Internet Radio, Streaming Services and music files on PC
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs
• Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
• Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
• YPAO sound optimization with multi-point measurement
• HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV Receiver remote control
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
• Versatile Zone control

RX-A810 ($849.99)
• 7-channel powerful surround sound, 100W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• Access to Internet Radio, Streaming Services and music files on PC
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs
• Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
• Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
• YPAO sound optimization with multi-point measurement
• HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV Receiver remote control
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
• Versatile Zone control

RX-A710 ($649.99)
• 7-channel powerful surround sound, 90W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• Access to Internet Radio, Streaming Services and music files on PC
• AV Controller app for operating various functions from an iPhone and iPad, etc.
• Android app available in the coming months
• Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
• Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 6 in (1 on front) and 1 out, with 3D and Audio Return Channel
• High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
• HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV Receiver remote control
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
• Versatile Zone control



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