Yamaha has revealed a brand new line-up of AV Receivers for 2015, with the company’s Aventage line-up getting new model numbers.
With the new line-up Yamaha is hoping to offer AV receivers to those who may not have used them before; to do this, the company has unveiled the RX-A550, a model that brings the range to a new price point.
Sitting below the RX-A850 in the Aventage line-up, the RX-A550 offers the latest HDCP, 4K video support, Bluetooth and WiFi, as well as an aluminium housing. It also features five channel discrete amplification and a specific UK tuning.
The rest of the range is seeing an update too, with the RX-A850, RX-A1050, RX-A2050 and RX-A3050 all replacing their respective models from last year.
All models from the RX-A850 and above will include HDCP 2.2, Bluetooth and WiFi, as well as offer support for the full 4K colour space of 4:4:4, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, RS-232 for custom install integration and a new subwoofer SQ to get the most out of the user’s bass space.
Yamaha is using ESS SABRE DACs in the RX-A1050 and above, with the ES9006 being used on the RX-A1050, two ES9006 DACs on the RX-A2050 and an ES9016 and ES9006 DAC on the RX-A3050.
The company will also be utilising a new range of capacitors which have been developed with Rohm technologies in association with Yamaha.
These new capacitors are said to be tiny in size but ‘pack a huge punch when it comes to unrivalled sound quality.’
They also offer a more refined sound experience when compared to the company’s previous offerings, Yamaha claims.
The Aventage range will also be getting a new Jitter clock for 2015, which specifically focuses on network, Bluetooth and USB playback.
There’s also a new volume IC built into the AV receiver range which the company claims allows a smoother control over volume and dynamic range in music and movies.
All Aventage models will support high-res playback, including up to 5.6MHz DSD, 192/24 FLAC/WAV/ALAC/AIFF and MP3 and WMA files.
High-res files can be played back over the network or USB, as well as from an external player.
The new Aventage models should arrive later this year, with Yamaha targeting a late Summer/early Autumn release date. Prices are expected to start at £550 for the RX-A550, while the RX-A3050 is expected to cost £2000.