Yamaha Networked Home Entertainment Systems Power Endless Entertainment Possibilities from Virtually Any Source

3/26/2013 [Audio & Visual]

New YHT-899U, YHT-799U, YHT-699U and YHT-599U systems offer Mobile High-Definition Link, a market-leading AV controller app and powerful speakers

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced five new home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) systems that offer all-in-one home entertainment solutions for the enjoyment of audio and video from virtually any source. The YHT-899U, YHT-799U, YHT-699U and YHT-599U networked systems elevate the product category with robust connectivity and control features that include Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL®), which enables full HD video and audio playback from MHL-compatible mobile phones and portable devices, AirPlay®, Pandora® music streaming service compatibility, vTuner Internet radio, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® support. The Yamaha AV Controller App for iOS, Android™ and Kindle Fire™ devices provides seamless system control and access to content stored on popular portable devices. The company also announced the YHT-399U non-networked system.

Each of the systems offers 4K and 3D video pass-through with Audio Return Channel, as well as front panel USB ports for direct connectivity to iPhone®, iPod® and iPad® devices, as well as USB drives. Each system provides enveloping home entertainment experiences with Yamaha's proprietary CINEMA DSP 3D, five high-performance speakers and a powerful 100 W subwoofer. The network systems' Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support is made possible by the optional Yamaha YWA-10 Wi-Fi (MSRP $99.95) and YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless (MSRP $69.95) accessories.

"Our newest home-theater-in-a-box systems are powerful single purchase solutions for those looking to outfit any living room, den, bedroom or dorm room with an entertainment system that is ready for anything – from TV shows, sports and movies to music and gaming," said Tom Sumner, senior vice-president, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Adding to the sophistication and appeal of these systems is their broad connectivity to home components, portable devices and the Internet, as well as the diverse array of speaker packages for those who may prefer floor-standing, bookshelf or wall mounted options to best fit their environments."

All of the new systems 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™. CINEMA DSP 3D (YHT-899U, YHT-799U, YHT-699U and YHT-599U) and CINEMA DSP (YHT-399U), with 17 DSP programs, enable users to adjust the listening experience precisely to their preferences. SILENT CINEMA™ makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through headphones.

For easy system operation while viewing movies or television, the systems offer advanced multi-language on-screen displays that overlay onto HD and 3D video signals to depict system control and setup prompts. Data from connected iPad, iPhone, iPod devices or USB drives (such as song titles) are shown on the receivers' attractive on-screen displays. Connected devices charge automatically for later use on the go.

Yamaha's proprietary YPAO™ system calibration feature accurately measures rooms for speaker placement and sound optimization. Four SCENE mode buttons automatically power on the appropriate components and make system adjustments for specific entertainment options.

ECO mode reduces the system's power consumption by 20 percent, with extremely low power consumption in standby mode and Auto Power Down that can be set for two, four, eight or 12 hours.

Powerful Speaker and Subwoofers

All systems provide five speakers, with 2-way drivers for high power input capacity, and 100 W subwoofers. Other notable speaker features for these systems include:

  • The YHT-899U features a 5-channel wood construction speaker package with two high volume tower front channel speakers, a compact center channel speaker, and two bookshelf/wall-mountable rear speakers;
  • The YHT-799U features a 5-channel wood construction speaker package with five trapezoidal shaped equal voice matched speakers;
  • The YHT-699U features a striking black gloss finished 5-channel speaker package with dramatic floor standing tower front speakers, a compact center channel speaker and two bookshelf/wall-mountable rear speakers;
  • The YHT-599U features a compact black gloss 5-channel speaker package with bookshelf/wall-mountable front and rear channel speakers;
  • The YHT-399U features an ultra-compact 5-channel speaker package with a small center channel speaker and four bookshelf/wall-mountable front and rear speakers.

The YHT-899U (MSRP $849.95), YHT-799U (MSRP $799.95), YHT-699U (MSRP $749.95), YHT-599U (MSRP $649.95) and YHT-399U (MSRP $449.95) will be available in April.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90620-6600; telephone (714) 522-9105; or visit \ http://4wrd.it/SPRING2013HTIBSYSTEM.

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