Posted Mon May 1, 2017 at 04:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Six new AV receivers have been revealed.
Yamaha has detailed its eighth generation AVENTAGE series network AV receivers. The new RX-A 70 series includes the RX-A670, RX-A770, RX-A870, RX-A1070, RX-A2070 and RX-A3070.
"By including the latest video technologies like Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log- Gamma HDR, Yamaha AVENTAGE receivers will keep home theater audiences enthralled - not only with dazzling 3D surround sound - but also realistically rich imagery," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The high level of innovation and craftsmanship that Yamaha consistently achieves in the AVENTAGE series gives custom installers the flexibility and performance they need for quality installs. Our wireless expansion capabilities offered with MusicCast make AVENTAGE the most flexible system on the market today for the most challenging installations."
The RX-A 70 series features support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats. Likewise, the receivers offer 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log Gamma high dynamic range support (the last two via a future firmware update set for this fall). In addition, the collection also uses Yamaha's MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system.
Here's a full rundown of pricing and availability for the new RX-A 70 series:
• RX-A670 7.2 Channel AV Receiver ($599.95; May availability)
• RX-A770 7.2 Channel AV Receiver ($699.95; May availability)
• RX-A870 7.2 Channel AV Receiver ($999.95; June availability)
• RX-A1070 7.2 Channel AV Receiver ($1,299.95; June availability)
• RX-A2070 9.2 Channel AV Receiver ($1,699.95; June availability)
• RX-A3070 9.2 Channel AV Receiver expandable to 11.2 ($2,199.95; July availability)
In addition to the upcoming RX-A 70 series, the company also recently launched the new RX-V 83 Series, including the 7.2-channel RX-V683 and RX-V583, and the 5.1-channel RX-V483 and RX-V383.
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