Posted Wed Mar 30, 2016 at 02:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Four new receiver models have been detailed.
Yamaha has detailed the latest additions to its lineup of RX-V Series network AV receivers. The new models include the 7.2 channel RX-V781, RX-V681 and RX-V581, along with the 5.1 channel RX-V481.
"The RX-V 81 Series offers our consumers unparalleled flexibility in feature sets, the most immersive high performance HD audio and video technologies and the freedom of wireless multiroom audio connectivity options," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Industry-leading innovation and must-have features are key to the RX-V Series' best-selling success for years. Our latest 3D surround and 4K format enhancements, combined with MusicCast this year will keep these AV receivers at the front of innovation."
The he 7.2 channel RX-V781, RX-V681 and RX-V581 all include support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive object based audio formats. Meanwhile, the 5.1 channel RX-V481 features support for HD Audio format decoding systems like Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio surround sound. All four models also include HDCP 2.2 compliancy for 4K Ultra HD content at 60p 4:4:4 with high dynamic range (HDR) and BT.2020 compatibility. Bluetooth connectivity with Compressed Music Enhancer, YPAO automatic system calibration, and support for Yamaha's MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system are integrated as well. Pricing and availability for the new RX-V Series network AV receivers are as follows:
- RX-V781 ($849.95) Shipping in June
- RX-V681 ($649.95) Shipping in May
- RX-V581 ($549.95) Shipping in May
- RX-V481 ($449.95) Shipping in April
In addition to the above models, Yamaha also recently released the RX-V381 5.1 AV Receiver for a suggested retail price of $300. Likewise, the company just launched the DTS:X firmware update for its the CX-A5100 AV processor, and the RX-A3050, RX-A2050, RX-A1050 AV receivers.
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