Posted Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The final piece of the RX-V puzzle is in place with the $899 RX-V871
Yamaha's RX-V receiver line shipped in May, save the top of the line RX-V871 which is finally available now.
The RX-V871 does the things that the lower end receivers do - as you might expect. It handles DLNA streaming as well as streaming music from services like Pandora, Rhapsody and Napster. It also offers a front USB port for iPod and iPhone playback. Both devices can be controlled by the receivers remote and on screen guide.
Yamaha's RX-V871 separates itself from the rest of the line by offering up a second subwoofer output which brings it to 7.2 channels. It also kicks up the output from 90 watts per channel to 100 watts per channel. It also boasts a total of 8 HDMI inputs and a pair of outputs with audio return channels.
You can pick up the RX-V871 now at a price of $899.
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