Posted Fri Jul 5, 2019 at 02:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new home-theater-in-a-box systems have been revealed.
"These latest models marry cutting-edge audio and video technologies with seamless connectivity and control features — all combined in a ready-to-assemble system," said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. "No matter the setup that you're looking to create, these two systems offer an enveloping true sound listening experience that will transform the way you enjoy movies and music at home."
Both models feature front right, front left, center, surround right, and surround left speakers, along with a powered 8-inch subwoofer, speaker wire, and a 5.1-channel AV receiver. The YHT-4950U receiver is rated for 100 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD, 1kHz, 1ch driven) while the YHT-5950U receiver is rated for 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD, 1kHz, 1ch driven). Both units also support Bluetooth connectivity and 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
In addition, the YHT-5950U model features Yamaha MusicCast tech with Wi-Fi streaming access to services like Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, and Qobuz. Likewise, the system also offers multi-room audio playback capabilities when connected with other MusicCast products, Apple AirPlay 2 functionality, and voice control when paired with a separate Siri, Google, or Alexa device. Finally, the YHT-5950U boasts MusicCast Surround as well, enabling customers to swap out the included wired surround speakers for Yamaha's wireless MusicCast 20 speakers.
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