Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The YHT-697BL includes AirPlay connectivity and smartphone control apps, but lacks Wi-Fi for other streaming options.
The Yamaha YHT-697 is the latest HTiB from the company. It comes in at $645 and includes essentially everything you'd expect from a home theater system. You'll find AirPlay baked right in, as well as the ability to use the Yamaha AV Controller app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.
The system also includes a pair of floorstanding front speakers with a unique look, two satellite speakers and a center channel. To pick up the bass is a 6.5 inch, 100 watt subwoofer. Yamaha also packed in 4K and 3D passthrough, the YPAO room calibration system and an ECO mode that brings power consumption down by 20 percent.
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