Yamaha Launches DTS:X Firmware Update for AV Products

Posted Wed Mar 30, 2016 at 09:30 AM PDT by
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The DTS:X firmware upgrade is now available for select Yamaha components.    

Yamaha has announced the release of its highly anticipated DTS:X firmware update. The upgrade is now available for the CX-A5100 AV processor, and the RX-A3050RX-A2050RX-A1050 AV receivers. In addition, DTS:X support is also expected to be available for the YSP-5600 sound bar in late April. 

"Yamaha is determined to provide the most immersive sound technologies available today and the DTS:X firmware update demonstrates our passion for sharing the latest in performance with our customers," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America.

DTS:X is an object-based immersive audio format that allows for the addition of overhead speakers to a user's surround sound setup. Current Blu-ray discs with DTS:X tracks include 'Ex Machina,' 'The Last Witch Hunter,' 'American Ultra,' and 'Crimson Peak.'  

In addition to DTS:X, the RX-A1050 7.2 Channel ReceiverRX-A2050 9.2 Channel Receiver, and RX-A3050 9.2 Channel Receiver all offer Dolby Atmos support, MusicCast compatibility, 4K Ultra HD playback with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection, Bluetooth connectivity, and Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer. Likewise, the Aventage receivers include high-res audio support for DSD (Direct Stream Digital; 2.6 MHz / 5.6 MHz), AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless audio. Finally, Spotify Connect, Pandora, and vTuner internet radio are also integrated. 

Meanwhile, the CX-A5100 11.2 Channel AV processor uses SABRE32 Ultra DACs with 192 kHz / 32-bit processing and a Cinema DSP mode. Likewise, the unit also has Dolby Atmos support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, high-res audio playback, and 4K support with HDCP 2.2 compliancy. MusicCast wireless multiroom audio compatibility is integrated as well.

Outside of Yamaha, Denon and Marantz also previously announced their own DTS:X firmware upgrades. 

Source: Yamaha

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