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Yamaha Unveils 2013 AVENTAGE Network AV Receivers

Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, has unveiled the newest models of its flagship line of network AV receivers, the AVENTAGE RX-A830 and RX-A730.

Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, has unveiled the newest models of its flagship line of network AV receivers, the AVENTAGE RX-A830 and RX-A730.

The RX-A830 and RX-A730 deliver high performance, intuitive control and easy connectivity for those seeking to get the most enjoyment out of music, movies, TV, sports and games, Yamaha says. Providing wide connectivity to content and sources, both models include Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), AirPlay and compatibility with music streaming services (Rhapsody and Pandora), Internet radio and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies (via optional accessories). Both models can be seamlessly operated via iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices via Yamaha’s free market-leading AV Controller App.

The RX-A830 offers whole home entertainment flexibility with powered Zone 2, Party Mode and Zone B dual HDMI outputs, while the RX-A730 provides independent Zone 2 operation.

“Each spring we stake our claim to the high end home entertainment market with our flagship AVENTAGE AV receivers,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, Yamaha Corporation of America, AV division. “Our team of engineers and designers in Japan and the U.S. have again worked their magic to craft statement pieces that provide the ultimate sound and video quality for the most discerning listeners.”

The AVENTAGE RX-A830 and RX-A730 receivers are crafted from carefully selected, high quality parts to achieve optimum audio performance. Yamaha’s signature Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) employs a specially designed, signature fifth foot at the bottom of these models to improve structural rigidity and reduce vibration from the power transformer, power transistors, heat sinks and speaker sound that can cause distortion and loss of fidelity. Their aluminum front panels offer aural benefits by reducing electrical current distortion from other system components.

Both models are compatible with the free Yamaha AV Controller App for Apple iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire devices that offers full system control. The app includes Music Play functionality that enables home entertainment system playback of music stored on smartphones and tablets.

The connectivity of the RX-A830 and RX-A730 are extended further by MHL, which supports playback of full HD video (up to 1080p) and 7.1 channel audio from compatible smartphones and portable devices.

The RX-A830 and RX-A730 easily stream Internet radio, while playing music files (WAV 192/24, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC 192/24) from a PC or DLNA-enabled server.

Ensuring surround sound realism, Dialogue Lift accurately positions dialog to come from the center of the viewing area when watching movies and television programming. Dialogue Lift and Yamaha’s proprietary CINEMA DSP 3D surround features can be used in conjunction with Yamaha’s Virtual Presence Speaker function to provide these sonic benefits for systems that are not set up with presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment enables listeners to fine-tune the balance of sound for dialogue and vocals. For late night viewing and listening, SILENT CINEMA delivers large-scale 7.1 channel surround sound through any set of headphones.

The Yamaha AVENTAGE Series RX-A830 will be available exclusively at authorized Yamaha AV dealers in May for $899.95 MSRP, while the RX-A730 will be available in April for $699.95 MSRP.