Two new 9.2 channel receivers and one 7.2 channel receiver top the line.
Yamaha's line of AVENTAGE networked AV receivers just received three new models, and the company is high on the quality of the line. Introduced in 2010, Yamaha has pushed the AVENTAGE models as a combination of studio quality parts with obsessive finish and a mass of techie features.
Currently, Yamaha is touting the line's ESS DACs, the SABRE32 ES9016 and SABRE ES9006. Their essential function is often overlooked by other tech-heavy receiver offerings.
From Bob Goedken, general manager of Yamaha's AV Division, "Album after album, film after film, AV professionals say how much they appreciate the clean, detailed and powerful sound, and the highly convincing sense of ‘being there' that embody our AVENTAGE receivers. We can give all the credit to our engineers, who obsessed over every last detail, making subtle refinements and tweaks that mean the difference between good and great. Ultimately, we have one-upped ourselves, achieving the purest, best-sounding audio and best video reproduction possible." "
The three new models of the AVENTAGE line offer HDMI zone switching in order to display two HD sources simultaneously to different rooms in the home with Yamaha at the center and include full UHD upscaling and support. 3D support is also part of the package. Connectivity includes AirPlay, MHL, DLNA, internet radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, and HD Radio and control options extend to smart devices including iOS and Android devices.
The new 7.2 RX-A1030 is priced at $1200 and offers 120 Watts per channel. The 9.2 RX-A2030 is priced at $1700 and offers 155 Watts per channel. Finally, the 11.2 capable RX-A3030 is priced at $2200 and offers 165 Watts per channel. All three models are expected in June from authorized Yamaha dealers.
Author: Brian Hoss