Posted Mon May 14, 2018 at 04:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's latest receiver lineup has been detailed.
Yamaha has revealed its 2018 collection of AVENTAGE receivers, including models with new Surround:AI technology. The RX-A 80 Series is comprised of six receivers, with prices ranging from $599 to $2,199.
"The ninth generation AVENTAGE series delivers the performance and feature set that demanding music and home-theater enthusiasts appreciate," said Robert Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Consumers and custom installers alike will be able to use this tech to deliver top-quality home entertainment experiences in any space."
All of the new RX-A 80 receivers feature support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats, along with 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG high dynamic range playback. Likewise, the entire lineup includes MusicCast multi-room audio connectivity with the new MusicCast Surround feature. MusicCast Surround allows users to configure 5.1 speaker systems with wireless Surround Left and Surround Right speakers. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay support are integrated as well, along with access to music services like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, and thousands of free internet radio stations.
In addition, the RX-A1080, RX-A2080 and RX-A3080 models also offer support for Yamaha's new Surround:AI technology. Surround:AI is able to automatically adjust audio levels in real time on a scene-by-scene basis to better match the content's specific audio characteristics. For instance, the feature can make dialogue easier to hear in scenes with a lot of background noise.
Here's a full rundown of pricing and availability for each RX-A 80 Series receiver:
• RX-A680 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - $599.95 MSRP, May
• RX-A780 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - $699.95 MSRP, May
• RX-A880 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - $999.95 MSRP, June
• RX-A1080 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - $1,299.95 MSRP, July
• RX-A2080 9.2 Channel AV Receiver - $1,699.95 MSRP, July
• RX-A3080 9.2 Channel AV Receiver (11.2 Channel processing) - $2,199.95 MSRP, July
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