Habitech intros Yamaha 4K Atmos AV receivers, feature-packed Aventage line-up boasts all the toys

posted on Friday, 5th August 2016 by Steve May

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Habitech has begun shipping Yamaha’s latest range of Aventage home cinema AV receivers. There are five models in the RX60 series, all of which can be used both for home theatre and multiroom wireless audio, utilising MusicCast, Airplay and Bluetooth.

All support 4K UHD content up to 2160/60p, with 4:4:4 colour subsampling, BT.2020 wide colour gamut and have HDCP 2.2 compliance.They are compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats. Installation and calibration is aided by Yamaha’s proprietary YPAO sound optimisation system.

Hi-Res audio file support covers ALAC at 96 kHz/24 bit, WAV, AIFF, FLAC up to 192 kHz/24 bit and DSD to 5.6 MHz. Vinyl junkies will find a phono input with preamp support for turntables with cartridges on the RX-A860 up. 

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The RX-A660 is a 7.2/5.1.2 channel design rated at 80W per channel, with four HDMI inputs and one output. The RX-A860 ups the power delivery to 100W per channel, and adds the option for a second zone (5.1 in one room, and stereo in another). It offers eight HDMI inputs (three with HDCP 2.2) and two HDMI/HDCP 2.2 outputs.

Yamaha RX-A2060 Crop

The RX-A1060 also runs 7.2 channels (5.1.2 channels or 5.1 plus Zone 2), with 110W per channel on board. There with eight HDMI inputs (seven with HDCP 2.2) and two HDMI/HDCP 2.2 outputs. The first 9.2 option is the RX-A2060, pictured above, (for  5.1.4 or 7.1.2 ). With 140W p/c onboard it’s well suited for larger rooms.

The flagship RX-A3060, due later this year, heads up the range, and features an 11-channel 150W per channel power plant, which gives installers options of 5.1.4, 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 (with an external 2-channel amplifier).  For additional product details click here.

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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