Yamaha Updates Aventage A/V Receivers; Extends High End Connectivity and Control Features Throughout Line – Global Sound

Global Sound – Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA, today updated the industry leading AVENTAGE family of A/V receivers, to include the first 9.2 channel receiversthe RX-3010 (150W x 9) and RX-A2010 (140W x 9)along with the 7.2 channel RX-A1010 (110W x 7), RX-A810 (100W x 7) and RX-A710 (90W x 7). Like the original AVENTAGE receivers (pronounced Ah-Ven-Taj) unveiled last year to wide critical acclaim and success at retail, the new models continue to set the high bar for peak performance at affordable price points between $ 649.95 and $ 1,999.95 MSRP.

The AVENTAGE series is defined by an obsession with details: Yamahas R&D team takes a granular look at every design aspectcircuitry, construction, components, volume and sound reproduction qualitiesto achieve the purest, best-sounding audio and the best video reproduction possible. Featuring handpicked components that are continually evaluated and tested for peak performance, this first update to the AVENTAGE series pushes the best sounding, mid-priced receiver to dramatic new heights.

Key performance, networking and control specifications offered on select AVENTAGE receivers last year are now available on every model in the series. These include expanded network set up and control capabilities, convenient front panel direct USB digital connections for iPhone/iPad, as well as iPhone A/V system control app compatibilitya feature Yamaha was first to bring to market in 2009. Yamaha will again set the pace in A/V system control when it unveils a similar control app for Android devices this coming fall.

Our AVENTAGE A/V Receiver series embodies a meticulous design process, in which we refine and re-engineer all key components of each model to deliver superior sound and video, said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. In these latest offerings, we have added more performance and control capabilities, as well as unprecedented value, that clearly exhibits Yamahas leadership among A/V receiver manufacturers.

Other features offered across the new line of AVENTAGE receivers include HD Audio decoding, HDMI with 3D and A.R.C. (Audio Return Channel) and front panel HDMI inputs.

The RX-A3010 and RX-A2010 are the first 9.2 channel models in the AVENTAGE line, and enable the integration of front virtual presence speakers in a single zone or stereo audio in an additional zone. The RX-A3010 also offers Yamahas proprietary CINEMA DSP HD3 that expands the sound field vertically for the most realistic surround sound available in a home theater receiver.

The substantial high-end look and feel of these models go far beyond aesthetics, to deliver unprecedented sound quality in their price category. The specially designed signature 5th foot at the bottom of each model improves structural rigidity, which reduces vibration that can cause distortion and audibly improves sound quality. Yamaha also incorporated double-bottom construction on select models to improve peak performance at any volume level. The innovative design also provides immediate thermal feedback to the units transistors to eliminate harmonic distortion over the course of operation. All components, including wires, fuses and electrical paths, were rethought and redesigned to create works of visual and acoustic art for the home.

The advanced networking control functions introduced in select models of the original AVENTAGE line are now present in all five models of the new line. This provides seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control systems, while permitting control via a PC Web browser or by a free iPhone/iPad app. As noted earlier, a similar app for Android phones will be made available later this year as well. The Web browser control also enables system settings to be easily backed up and recovered from a PC.

DLNA (1.5) compatibility and Windows 7 certification enables networked AVENTAGE receivers to easily stream Internet Radio (MP3/WMA), Rhapsody and Sirius, while easily playing music files (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC 96/24) from a PC or DLNA Server. Web set up manager software enables each of these models to be seamlessly integrated into custom installation environments.

The top two units in the AVENTAGE series are the industrys first A/V receivers to incorporate the exceptional HQV high-class VHD1900 video processing chipset to ensure peak HD and SD video performance. The top three units also feature dual HDMI (Zone B output capability) for convenient dual HDTV viewing for the main room and in a secondary room simultaneously via the main AV systems HDMI sources.

Each AVENTAGE model provides full HD Audio decoding (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio).