Yamaha boxes up four new home theater setups

Posted Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 01:35 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

Four new “Home theaters in a box” have been added to Yamaha’s line of AV receivers and speakers

The new offerings include: the YHT-791, YHT-591, YHT-491 (SRP: $549.95) and YHT-391. (SRP: $399.95).

All four of these systems include SCENE functions for easy setup – users can press four buttons to power the units up, and quickly select the inputs and surround sound configurations. They use a Compressed Audio Enhancer to improve sound quality of compressed music files and with additional components, they are compatible with Yamaha’s iPod Dock (included with the YHT-791) and Bluetooth devices.

The YHT-791 (SRP: $849.95) and YHT-591 (SRP: $649.95) are designed to compliment home theaters looking for the full HD experience, including Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles and HD broadcasts. They offer internal decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MasterAudio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. The YHT-791 is a 7.1 channel device, with a 100W powered subwoofer and four HDMI inputs. It can also upscale analog video to 1080p, and produce matching sound and video output using Auto Lip-Sync technology.

The YHT-591 is a 5.1 channel device, featuring a 10-inch 100W subwoofer, two-way surround speakers, three-way bass reflex speakers, and a 5-channel A/V receiver. The YHT-491 features a five channel A/V receiver, two bass reflex tower speakers, two-way acoustic suspension center, two-way bass surround speakers and an 8-inch 100W subwoofer. The YHT-391 is the entry-level device. It includes a five channel A/V receiver, and 8-inch 100W subwoofer and five two-way acoustic suspension satellite speakers.

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Tags: Theater In A Box Systems, Home Theater Gear, Yamaha (all tags)