Yamaha’s new AVENTAGE A/V Receiver Series is a complement to Yamaha’s RX-V line, which will continue to carry similar features to the opening to mid-level price points.
According to the company, Yamaha’s R&D team took a granular look at every design aspect of the AVENTAGE, including circuitry, construction, components, volume, sound reproduction qualities, and even eco-friendly considerations for power consumption.
Examples of the many enhancements include the addition of a specially designed fifth foot to improve structural rigidity, reduce vibration, and improve sound. Yamaha also incorporated double-bottom construction on select models to improve peak performance at any volume level. Components including wires, fuses, and electrical paths were a major part of the refining/redesign equation.
“Yamaha had one goal in mind in creating the AVENTAGE series: to achieve the purest, best-sounding audio and the best video reproduction possible,” said Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Electronics Corporation. “Our engineers obsessed over every last detail. They didn’t simply pick components that were labeled as having the best specs. Instead, they made countless refinements, representing hundreds of variables, and then listened intently to ensure these changes would provide peak performance. These are the best-sounding receivers we have ever made, and I believe our customers will appreciate the meticulous attention we’ve given to them. This is just one reason why AVENTAGE boasts a 50 percent longer warranty.”
Advanced networking control functions provide seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control systems, while permitting network control via a PC Web browser or by a free iPhone/iPad app on select units, the company says. DLNA (1.5) compatibility enables networked AVENTAGE receivers to stream Internet Radio (MP3/WMA), Rhapsody and Sirius, while easily playing music files (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC 96/24) from a PC or DLNA Server.
The top two units in the AVENTAGE series are the industry’s first A/V receivers to incorporate the exceptional HQV “Vida” video processing chipset to ensure peak video performance. The top four units also feature dual HDMI or “Zone B” output capability for convenient dual HDTV viewing for the main room or use in a secondary room to share all available main system HDMI sources.
Yamaha’s AVENTAGE Series line consists of five models of versatile, high-performance 3D A/V receivers: the RX-A700 (90W x 7; MSRP: $649.95), RX-A800 (95W x 7; MSRP: $799.95), RX-A1000 (105W x 7; MSRP $1,099.95), RX-A2000 (130W x 7; MSRP $1,499.95) and the RX-A3000 (140W x 7; MSRP $1,899.95).