Top-selling Yamaha RX-V Series of Network AV Receivers Expands Music Streaming with Bluetooth® and 4K Ultra HD

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Four models support HDCP 2.2 and Yamaha's AV Controller App

Yamaha RX-V779 AV Receiver

“The RX-V 79 Series gives consumers what they value most in home entertainment — flexibility, wide device connectivity and the best possible audio and video quality,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha today introduced its boundary-pushing 2015 RX-V Series network AV receivers, including the 7.2-channel RX-V779, RX-V679 and RX-V579, as well as the 5.1-channel RX-V479.

All four of these RX-V 79 Series models feature full 4K Ultra HD connectivity with HDMI® 2.0 and support HDCP 2.2 for the enjoyment of 4K video content without limits. In addition, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and Spotify Connect are built-in to provide seamless wireless connectivity for music streaming from compatible devices and online services.

Taking music streaming connectivity even further, each model offers access to Spotify and Pandora® music services along with Internet radio provided by vTuner. The top two models, the RX-V779 and RX-V679, also include SiriusXM Internet Radio and Rhapsody® music streaming services.

All models are compatible with the top rated Yamaha AV Controller App enabling the AV receiver to be controlled seamlessly by Apple® iOS and Android™ devices.

“The RX-V 79 Series gives consumers what they value most in home entertainment — flexibility, wide device connectivity and the best possible audio and video quality,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “This approach has been key to the RX-V Series’ best-selling status in the industry over the years–and our enhancements this year in each of these areas will keep these AV receivers at the front of the pack.”

The RX-V779 and RX-V679 supports 4K Ultra HD at 60p 4:4:4 for watching content in this super high-resolution format, while the RX-V579 and RX-V479 provide 4K Ultra HD at 60p 4:2:0. HDCP 2.2 compatibility is found in all models to enable them to work with copy protected 4K media streaming devices and future Blu-ray Disc™ players. The RX-V679 and RX-V779 also incorporate a video upscaling processor that will take content from analog and HDMI inputs and convert them to 4K.

All models include Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ HD Audio format decoding.

Yamaha has further optimized its exclusive Compressed Music Enhancer to effectively reproduce vivid and lively sound from music streamed via Bluetooth from smartphones and other devices.

With the exclusive YPAO™ automatic calibration system, the RX-479 and RX-V579 optimizes speaker output to create the best possible listening experiences. The RX-V679 has YPAO - Reflected Sound Control, while the RX-V779 offers YPAO - R.S.C. with multipoint measurement that calibrates the listening area for superior sound at every seating position.

The RX-V779 offers advanced features such as HDMI® Zone B that supplies an additional HDMI audio and video feed to another room.

If for any reason users are not able to place all five speakers in the traditional surround speaker setup, Yamaha’s exclusive Virtual CINEMA FRONT technology allows for the placement of all five speakers at the front of the listening area to achieve convincing surround sound performance.

For more information on Yamaha’s new RX-V 79 Series network AV receivers, please visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHA_RX-V_79SERIES.

Pricing and Availability
The new Yamaha RX-V 79 Series network AV receivers will be available starting this May with the following MSRPs:

  •     RX-V779 ($849.95)
  •     RX-V679 ($649.95)
  •     RX-V579 ($549.95)
  •     RX-V479 ($449.95)

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About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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