Posted Tue Aug 30, 2016 at 07:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's new stereo receiver has been detailed.
Yamaha has announced the latest addition to its home audio lineup. The R-N402 MusicCast Enabled Hi-Fi Network Receiver offers high-res playback and multiroom audio streaming.
"The R-N402 Hi-Fi network receiver redefines the Hi-Fi experience through the addition of our state-of-the-art MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "This ground breaking experience bridges the simplicity and sophistication of Hi-Fi listening with the exciting lifestyle enhancements provided by Bluetooth®, Apple® AirPlay® and MusicCast wireless multiroom audio technologies."
The 2-channel receiver features 100 W per channel and includes support for music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio and vTuner. Likewise, the unit offers Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA, and USB connectivity. In addition, high-res audio playback for DSD 5.6 MHz, AIFF 192 kHz/24 bit, FLAC 192 kHz/24 bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24 bit, and WAV 192 kHz/24 bit files is supported as well. Finally, the device also uses Yamaha's MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system. With MusicCast, users can stream music through a simple Android or iOS app, and easily link to other MusicCast products like speakers, AV receivers and Hi-Fi gear in other rooms to share music throughout the home.
Here's a full rundown of major specs and features per Yamaha:
- Advanced circuit design with the natural sound concept
- MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system
- Two channels of 100 W high-power output
- Bluetooth®, built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct for wireless music streaming
- Bluetooth output for pairing R-N402 and other Bluetooth equipped products
- AirPlay®, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio and AV Controller app
- Digital audio input for TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player
- Front panel USB digital connection for USB flash drives
- Screw-type speaker terminals, speaker selector and speaker terminals
- DSD 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
- 40 station FM / AM preset tuning, 40 network station preset tuning
- Auto Power Standby
- Speaker selector and speaker terminals for two systems
- Simple yet sophisticated design
The Yamaha R-N402 ($449.95 MSRP) will be available in September.
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