Published On: April 5, 2011

Yamaha Launches AV Receiver Line with Apple Integration and Affordability

Published On: April 5, 2011

Yamaha Launches AV Receiver Line with Apple Integration and Affordability

Yamaha has released four new moderately priced receivers which allow users to access Internet radio and free and paid music streaming services like Rhapsody, Pandora and Napster

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Yamaha releases a new series of A/V receivers--the 7.1-channel RX-V671 ($599.95) and RX-V571 ($499.95), along with the 5.1-channel RX-V471 ($379.95) and RX-V371 ($249.95).

The new RX-V671 network A/V receiver. Both DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 certified, this model can provide users access to free and paid network music streaming services such as Internet radio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Pandora, Napster, as well as audio content located on DLNA supported networked computers or storage drives. Yamaha will also upgrade its free receiver control iPod/iPhone App which offers control over basic functionality as well as internal sources, network content navigation and zone controls on this, and other select Yamaha networked products.

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Added to the receivers is a front panel USB iPod/iPhone input (available on RX-V671, RX-V571, RX-471 models) that provides consumers with a direct digital connection for their iPhone/iPod. Users can then control and play audio content from these devices with the supplied remote, with song titles, cover art and playback information appearing on the receiver's on-screen menu.

Each model in the 71 Series is 3D-capable, featuring Audio Return Channel (ARC) and 1080p HDMI compatible inputs with HD Audio decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD content. Eco-friendly, the 71 Series provides the lowest standby power consumption without sacrificing performance, allowing customers to save on their electric bill.

Continue reading about the new features on Page 2.

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The series also offers a multitude of advanced features and benefits
that provide tremendous enjoyment for any home theater enthusiast,
including:

CINEMA DSP 3D - This proprietary Yamaha virtual
presence technology reportedly adds height and ambient dimensionality
to the home theater experience, without the need for extra front
speakers.
Simplified GUI - A new Graphic User
Interface (GUI) can be overlaid on HD and 3D video signals, providing
access to navigational icons and setup items, control over internal
sources, as well as connected iPhone/iPod devices.
YPAO
-Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) is a proprietary
technology that simplifies the set-up process by analyzing the room's
acoustic characteristics and then automatically adjusts the equalizer
and sound parameters.
Compressed Music Enhancer -Yamaha's proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer technology allegedly restores lost detail in compressed music files.

The most advanced model in the series, the Yamaha RX-V671 boasts 6 in/1 out HDMI (3D and ARC compatibility),
1080p upscaling and has assignable amplifiers for bi-amp and Zone 2
capabilities. Bluetooth compatible (A2DP), this model can be used with
the optional Yamaha Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10 enabling
users to listen to their favorite music on their iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phone, MP3 player, smartphone, or just about any Bluetooth-enabled device.

The Yamaha RX-571 also features 6 in/1 out HDMI (3D and ARC
compatibility), but does not have the networking features. It has front
panel USB Digital connections for iPhone/iPod and front panel HDMI
connections for camcorders and digital cameras. The RX-V571 also has assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection.

The Yamaha RX-V471 features 4 in/1 out HDMI (3D and ARC compatibility) and comes with SCENE functions.

The most affordable receiver in the new series, the 100W per
channel Yamaha RX-V371 has 4 in/1 out HDMI inputs (with 3D and ARC
compatibility), nine selectable subwoofer
crossover frequencies, iPhone/iPod with optional YDS-12 Universal Dock
and Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha Bluetooth
Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10 Dock.

The Yamaha 71 Series A/V Receivers will be shipping in Spring 2011.
 

Additional Resources
• Read more AV receiver news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Explore all kinds of models in our AV Receiver Review section.

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