The Yamaha Aventage series is one that we keep coming back to, and for a very good reason. The same reason that Yamaha keep making them better and better, we’re sure! Well, home-cinema-lovers, this month is a good month. It sees the release of several new/and or upgraded models within this somewhat legendary series of AV receivers.
They are due to land with us within the next few days, and we’re already making some room in stock as we’re expecting them to be very popular indeed. There are lots of new features and benefits, but the one we’re most excited about is: they all have MusicCast built in to use as a “zone”, which means they will all be fully integratable with Yamaha’s revolutionary multi-room system, enabling you to send all your music from one product to another via an app.
MusicCast, and everything which supports it, is compatible with a wide range of music/audio sources, including streaming services and even radio. It opens up your home to a world of music with very minimal fuss, and when we say all music – we mean it! The Aventages feature a variety of input terminals capable of handling television, CDs, turntables and other manner of AV equipment. They receive all!
The higher you go in the range, the better it gets. The seven and nine channel AV receivers support the state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3-D surround sound formats. A good all-around system brought right up to date, catering to all your AV needs.
Here’s a closer look at the models themselves. Remember, they all come as their own MusicCast Zones.
At the lower end of the scale we have a completely new 7 channel model, and not to be compared with the 550. It features both DTS:X and Atmos. It supports 4K Ultra HD via advanced HDMI terminals – the latest version of HDMI. There’s a pre/line out to, for system building.
The RX-A860, along with all higher models, phono input terminals. This means you can distribute the sound of vinyl throughout the entire house with MusicCast. That may well be the dream!
This particular model has seen an upgrade, with component changes, Zone 2 audio processing and Zone 2 pre/line out.
Getting higher up the food chain, these two models are upgrades of the models before them, now featuring YPAO 3D with angle measurement alongside component changes, Zone 2, 3, 4 audio processing and Zone 2 pre/line out.
The top of the range and definitely worth your consideration. These two feature Cinema DSP (on top of Atmos) a new, enhanced DSP program, YPAO 64 Bit precision EQ and a fresh set of components, UK Tuning attention, Zone 2, 3, 4 audio processing and – you guessed it – Zone 2 pre/line out.
Everything on the old Aventages will be featured too – this is just a way of letting you know that things are about to get better.
They’ll be with us in a few days time. If you’re curious, give us a shout and we can set you up with a demo!