Yamaha launches its new range of networked AV receivers, including the 7.2-channel RX-V775WA, RX-V675, RX-V575 and the 5.1-channel RX-V475. All of them support MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) that allows users to play audio and video from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets, AirPlay for wireless media streaming from iPhone/iPad and iTunes. They can also play from DLNA-enabled devices and Internet radio.
Yamaha’s new receivers all support HD Audio format decoding, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. They sport Yamaha‘s YPAO automatic room calibration and optimization system for best possible playback quality. While all models provide 4K Ultra HD video pass-through, the V775WA and V675 also include 4K and Full HD video upscaling from analog or HDMI sources.
The RX-V775WA and RX-V675 both feature Burr-Brown DACs and Yamaha CINEMA DSP 3D processing for maximum audio performance. They also come with Dialog Lift to heightens surround sound realism; Dialog Level Adjustment that allows users to fine-tune the relative volume level of human voice; YPAO’s R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) to remove the unnatural muffled sound generated when speakers are placed too close to walls and furniture; and gamer-oriented Video Direct Mode that eliminates distracting delays to play action. The V775WA also gets 8-point multi-calibration capability for enhanced sound with a larger sweet spot, as well as Party Mode and Zone B dual HDMI outputs.
These networked receivers have built-in Ethernet connectivity and the optional YWA-10 WiFi adapter and YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter can be added for wireless connectivity. The flagship V775WA comes bundled with a YMA-10. All four of them have front-panel USB ports for direct digital connectivity for playback from iPhone, iPod and iPad.
The RX-V775WA is priced at $849.95, while the RX-V675, RX-V575 and RX-V475 are available for $649.95, $549.95 and $449.95, respectively. Yamaha will also release the non-networked RX-V375 for an relatively affordable $299.95 price tag.