Leading sound brand Yamaha has announced an eighth-generation Aventage series network A/V receiver that is designed specifically to cater for consumers who want to stream content.
The new cutting edge models deliver a litany of advanced video capabilities as well as expanded support for music streaming services including Tidal and Deezer, and expanded MusicCast support.
Globally their are six new receiver models in the range but at this stage it’s not known which models in the new range will be released in Australia.
Designed to stream the new range delivers immersive audio and 4K Ultra HD video features, including three different high dynamic range (HDR) video profiles: baseline HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). Both Dolby Vision and HLG will support the widest possible contrast ratios and color gamut from forthcoming live HDR broadcast signals, along with supporting Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and 4K streaming video services, Yamaha said. Dolby Vision and HLG capabilities will be delivered via firmware update this fall.
All six new models support a range of audio formats including 3D surround sound from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks.
Yamaha made its MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system more robust with the addition of Tidal and Deezer apps to the streaming service library.
The lower-priced RX-A670, RX-A770 and RX-A870 model receivers will be able to access both services following a firmware update soon after release.
The top-of-line RX-A1070, RX-A2070 and RX-A3070 models will support those services out of the box, Yamaha said.