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Yamaha Debuts RX-A 60 Series AVENTAGE AVRs

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Yamaha has launched its AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series network AV receivers, offering immersive ultra high-definition home theater entertainment and wireless multiroom audio capabilities.

“The AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series AV receivers put the home theater enthusiast in the center of the action as never before. It provides the absolute cutting-edge in advanced audio technologies, truly lifelike musicality and the best wireless multiroom audio solution in the industry,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “This new line of premium AV receivers provides the ease and accessibility for control of multi-zone audio installations that custom integrators will applaud.” 

4K Ultra HD video and HDMI ports capable of high dynamic range (HDR) pass through are included in all six AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series models. This ensures the ability to see pictures with eight-times higher resolution than 1080p full HD. The result is 4K Ultra HD video supporting 3840 x 2160p resolution; up to 60 Hz high frame rates; coverage of the BT.2020 wide color gamut; 10 / 12-bit color; 4:4:4 chroma subsampling; and HDCP 2.2 copy protection. 

Yamaha used DSP processors throughout the AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series line enabling out-of-the-box support for a wide assortment of surround sound formats including the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based sound formats. These formats provide immersive theatrical experiences with over-head height channels.

The AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series AV receivers include the ability to play and distribute the MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system. MusicCast offers flexibility via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for added connectivity to music services and to smartphones or tablets to easily stream music through the AV receiver. 

Additionally, all models support high-resolution audio music files including: ALAC at 96 kHz / 24 bit, WAV, AIFF, FLAC up to 192 kHz / 24 bit, DSD to 5.6 MHz. The receivers, starting with the RX-A760 through the RX-A3060, also have a phono input with preamp support for turntables with cartridges. With MusicCast, these AV receivers can send music from a turntable wirelessly to MusicCast-enabled products in other rooms in the house. 

All AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series AV receivers include the proprietary YPAO sound optimization system. AVENTAGE AV receivers ensure the sound experience is tailored to the unique conditions of each home. Subwoofer equalization (EQ) is supported in all AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series models and the RX-A760 model on up benefit from subwoofer parametric EQ down to 15.6 Hz.

The AVENTAGE RX-A760 features 7.2 channels with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X set up to 5.1.2 channels or can output 5.1 channels plus Zone 2 with auto switching. The AV receiver steps up to 90 W per channel; six HDMI inputs (three with HDCP 2.2); one HDMI/HDCP 2.2 output and includes: phono input; Rhapsody and SiriusXM Internet Radio; YPAO with Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) and intelligent assignable amps.

The AVENTAGE RX-A860 is a 7.2-channel network AV receiver that enables Dolby Atmos and DTS:X setups of 5.1.2 channels or a 5.1 channel plus Zone 2 with auto switching. The AV receiver steps up to 100 W per channel; eight HDMI inputs (three with HDCP 2.2) and dual HDMI/HDCP 2.2 outputs. The receiver includes: YPAO R.S.C. with multipoint measurement and a vanity door front panel. Also included are intelligent assignable amplifiers with the user’s choice of surround back or front presence channels. 

The AVENTAGE RX-A1060 features 7.2 channels and enables a Dolby Atmos and DTS:X setup of 5.1.2 channels or can output 5.1 channels plus Zone 2 with auto switching. The AV receiver steps up to 110 W per channel; eight HDMI inputs (seven with HDCP 2.2) and dual HDMI/HDCP 2.2 outputs. The AV receiver also features symmetrical amp layout; advanced dual ESS SABRE DACs for quieter and more fluid sound and YPAO R.S.C. with multipoint measurement with a 7.1-channel equalizer. Other features include: advanced HDMI zone switching that allows all sources to be output via HDMI to a second zone and Zone 2 features including Zone Volume EQ, Zone Extra Bass and Zone Enhancer.

The AVENTAGE RX-A2060 boasts 9.2 channels in a network AV receiver that enables Dolby Atmos and DTS:X speaker setups of 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 channels. The AV receiver steps up to 140 W per channel and includes dual ESS SABRE DACs and YPAO R.S.C. with 3D, multipoint and angle measurement and 9.2-channel equalizer. 

The flagship AVENTAGE RX-A3060 features 11-channel processing in a network AV receiver and enables Dolby Atmos and DTS:X setups of 5.1.4 channels, 7.1.2 channels or 7.1.4 channels (with an external 2-channel amplifier). The AV receiver steps up to 150 W per channel; ESS SABRE 32-bit DAC with the ability to fine-tune ultra-low jitter phase lock loop (PLL) mode to the desired level; and YPAO R.S.C. with 3D, multipoint, 11.2-channel precision equalizer and 64-bit resolution.

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