Posted Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
For HTiBs, the 7.1 channel YHT-893 and 5.1 channel YHT-693 bring a lot to the table.
As any enthusiast will tell you, if you've got the time and the know-how, separates are the way to go. Home-theater-in-a-box solutions just aren't as capable as receivers, speakers and subwoofers that you can buy on your own.
But Yamaha's new HTiBs were designed to try and buck the trend. They've got features you don't normally find in home theater systems.
Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs, for example, are included in the entire lineup, from the $399 YHT-393 on up to the $849 YHT-893. They support Deep Color, x.v. Color and 24Hz refresh rates.
The two higher end systems sport 10 inch, 100w subwoofers, while models at the lower end of the spectrum settle for 8 inches. Three of the systems – the YHT-893, YHT-693 and YTH-593 – have iPod/iPhone docks built right in, while the others will need a separate accessory.
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