Yamaha MusicCast Network Receiver Brings Hi-Fi Content Streaming

The R-N602 Hi-Fi Receiver is Shipping Now
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Yamaha's new R-N602 network hi-fi receiver integrates the Yamaha MusicCast wireless multi-room audio system, allowing it to access content from a wide array of home components, smart phones, and streaming services.

MusicCast also makes it possible for this hi-fi receiver to stream content from other Yamaha MusicCast-enabled products and components connected to them, in addition to PCs, NAS devices, and TVs. The R-N602, now shipping, is one of the 20 Yamaha MusicCast products across the AV receiver, hi-fi, speaker, and sound bar categories that the company plans to have available by the end of 2015.

“The R-N602 brings music fans a universe of hi-fi listening enjoyment without limits, connecting them to the endless number of audiophile gear and source options available today,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division at Yamaha Corporation of America. “At the same time, its sound quality, which is always our top priority, will exceed the expectations of the most discerning listeners.”

A 24-bit D/A converter provides 5.6 MHz DSD native resolution and AIFF 192 kHz/24-bit audio for reproduction of high-resolution audio, including WAV/FLAC (up to 192 kHz/24-bit) and Apple Lossless (up to 96 kHz/24-bit) content.

The R-N602 utilizes dual independent power supplies for analog and digital sound sources, as well as employing the original Yamaha ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design and engineering concept. 

The R-N602 supports Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and SiriusXM Internet Radio and streaming via Bluetooth and AirPlay in addition to MusicCast. The R-N602 supports Bluetooth playback and can re-stream Bluetooth content to MusicCast-enabled speakers and other components in other rooms when on the wi-fi network. Content can also be streamed from the R-N602 to other Bluetooth devices such as headphones and speakers.