Yamaha has just added two new network audio-video receivers (AVRs) to its RX-V AVR series. The two new entrants are the 7.1-channel RX-V573 and 5.1-channel RX-V473 models.

The models included setup and control features, including AirPlay compatibility with Apple iOS devices, direct connectivity to iPads, iPhones and iPods, as well as the company’s proprietary YPAO system calibration. These network receivers also deliver audio from Internet radio and DLNA-certified devices.

The RX-V573 has seven discreet assignable amplifiers that enable a home entertainment system to deliver 7-channel surround sound in one zone, to bi-amp and double power to main speakers, or to provide audio to Zone B. The RX-V573 also has a Virtual Presence Speaker function for achieving full CINEMA DSP 3D surround without front presence speakers.

The RX-V573 and RX-V473 both have advanced multi-language on-screen displays that overlay onto HD and 3D video signals to depict system control and setup prompts. Data, such as song titles, from connected iPods, iPhones, iPods or USB drives is shown on the receivers’ attractive on-screen displays. Connected iPods, iPhones and iPads will also charge automatically for later use on the go.

All models in the RX-V series offer a full complement of HD Audio format decoding, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. In addition, each of the RX-V models provides 4K video pass-through and all models provide 3D video pass-through with Audio Return Channel (ARC).

Other notable performance and convenience features of the RX-V series include:

  • ECO Mode that provides 20% power reduction, with low standby power consumption and pre-setible Auto Power Down;
  • YPAO system room calibration;
  • Subwoofer level adjustment
  • High speed HDMI switching that remembers settings of all connected sources;
  • Four convenient SCENE Mode buttons that automatically power on components.

CINEMA DSP 3D, with 17 DSP programs, enables users to adjust the listening experience precisely to their preferences. SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets consumers enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers. It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with two front left and right speakers. Yamaha’s proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer technology with CINEMA DSP restores lost detail in compressed music files, providing a natural sounding listening experience when enjoying your favorite music from an iPod, iPhone or other compressed music source.

Yamaha will announce additional models in the popular RX-V series later this month.

The RX-V573 and RX-V473 are currently available for $549.95 U.S. & $449.95 U.S. MSRP, respectively.  For more information, visit http: www.ca.yamaha.com.


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