New Yamaha Aventage 60 Series have arrived.

Posted by RosB on 7/7/2016
New Yamaha Aventage 60 Series have arrived.
Six new models are RXA-660, RXA-760, RXA-860, RXA-1060, RXA-2060 and their flagship RXA-3060 support 4K Ultra HD, with HDMI 2.0a inputs supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range), HDCP 2.2 10/12-bit color, and 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling.  All models are Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.  High-resolution audio is another feature supported across the entire RX-A 60 series including ALAC at 96 kHz/24 bit, WAV, AIFF, FLAC at up to 192 kHz/24 bit, and DSD up to 5.6 MHz.   Another key feature is called MusicCast (Similar to Sonos, but more capability) that will support music streaming, multiroom, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.  All models, with the exception of the base model RXA-660, even include a phono input for vinyl enthusiasts. A couple of other pertinent features are digital down conversion for playing your digital sources (including HDMI sources) in multi-zone applications (no need the extra analog cables to make it happen).  This is especially important with devices like the new Apple TV which no longer has any other output other than HDMI.

The flagship model RXA-3060 is 9.2 channel at 165 watt/ch sells for $2200 that will support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.  It can be setup as 5.1.4, 7.1.2 channels or with an external 2-channel amplifier up to 11 channels of processing for a 7.1.4.  While Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are similar, the soundtracks are recorded and mixed differently.  Yamaha couldn't have made this any easier for end user to intelligently choose what format best fit - The RXA-3060 offers both.  Additionally, the highly acclaimed DAC by ESS Sabre 32-bit are amongst the RXA-3060 key features.

Moving on to one model below is the RXA-2060, it drops 2-channel but still hits the sweet spot with 9.2 channels at 140 watts per channel with configurations of 5.1.4, 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.  Sells for $1700.  Other models: RXA-1060, RXA-860, RXA-760, and RXA-660 are at $1300, $900, $650, and $550 respectively.

Give us a shout and will guide you to the correct model that is best fit your needs whether replacing an existing or starting from scratch.