Yamaha’s AVENTAGE Series A/V receivers, just introduced late last week, feature an overhauled design both inside and out. Each of the five models in the series comes standard with a fifth foot designed to improve rigidity and reduce vibration. Some models are also built with a double-bottom construction to improve peak performance. The AVENTAGE Series also features an optimized power layout, an ultra-low jitter clock, and a hybrid power supply.
All five models feature 7.2-channel HD Audio decoding, with support for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, as well as Yamaha’s Cinema DSP Digital audio processing. Each receiver also includes HDMI 1.4, iPod and Bluetooth compatibility, and analog-to-HDMI 1080p video upscaling.
The AVENTAGE Series also includes DLNA 1.5 compatibility that allows for streaming from Internet Radio, Rhapsody, and Sirius. A free iPhone/iPod app is available for select models that provides easy network control. The two higher-end models in the series feature an all-new HQV “Vida” video processing chipset. All receivers, aside from the entry-level model, feature dual HDMI output capability for dual viewing in a main setup or sharing of HDMI sources in a second room.
The AVENTAGE Series includes the following models: