Yamaha Release Entry Level 4K Receiver

Yamaha RX-V379Yamaha’s new A/V receiver, the RX-V379, is an entry level device for first-time home theatre buyers that supports 4K copyright protected playback and Ultra HD pass-through.

The 5.1 channel receiver boasts Bluetooth® connectivity to simplify the streaming of wireless music from compatible personal device, and includes HDCP 2.2 compliancy for 4K Ultra HD video pass-through via HDMI 2.0 connections (4 inputs/1 output). It also offers a plethora of HD Audio format decoding, including DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™.

The RX-V379 also includes some nifty features to help out the inexperienced or budding audiophile. Yamaha’s exclusive YPAO™ automatic system calibration optimises speaker placement to help create the best possible listening experience. And for those who want to take advantage of the surround sound experience but may not have a dedicated home theatre area, or simply don’t have the space to optimally set up every speaker, Yamaha has cooked up virtual speaker technology called Virtual CINEMA FRONT. Virtual CINEMA FRONT allows users to place all five speakers at the front end of the room while still achieving excellent surround sound quality. Meanwhile, Yamaha’s Virtual CINEMA DSP feature can create a virtual surround sound field from only two standard stereo speakers.

The US suggested retail price has been set at $300.


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