Yamaha Music India has unveiled its AVENTAGE RX-A 80 series of AV receivers equipped with SURROUND:AI, a proprietary, next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The series comprises four receivers; RX-A1080, RX-A2080, RX-A3080, and RX-A880, and Pre-amp CX-A5200.
Three of the receivers, the RX-A1080, RX-A2080, and RX-A3080, and Pre-amp CX-A5200, are equipped with SURROUND:AI, which automatically tailors audio performance to match individual scenes in a movie or TV show. In real-time and on a scene-by-scene basis, the technology analyzes a scene’s audio characteristics, including dialog, sound effects, and channel balance. The AV receiver then compares the scene’s audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene’s sound field to enhance the audio experience. For movie enthusiasts, all receivers playback immersive 3D object-based Dolby Atmos and DTS: X soundtracks, which add height channels to traditional surround sound systems.
The receivers are built with high-quality components. Refinements include a choice of electronic components that suppress digital noise and vibrations that reduce audio quality, a sturdy frame-and-beam chassis with a fifth foot to dampen sound-degrading resonances, and an aluminum front panel that shields sensitive internal circuitry from electronic noise generated by dimmer switches and other home electronics. All five receivers also feature wireless MusicCast Surround, which allows using wireless speakers for a home theater’s surround left and surround right speakers, each synchronized with wired front speakers. MusicCast Surround builds on the MusicCast wireless multi-room platform, which streams music from almost any audio source over a home’s Wi-Fi network to multiple MusicCast audio products throughout the house. Most models also expand the number of HDMI connections for connecting more HD and 4K video sources. For convenience, all models integrate with installed home-control systems such as Control4 and RTI enabling consumers to turn on their home theater system, lower the lights, and close the shades with one button press. The new Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A receivers, RX-A880 (`96,990), RX-A1080 (`1,22,990), RX-A2080 (`1,61,990), RX-A3080 (`1,93,990), CX-A5200 (`2,12,990) – are available exclusively at authorized Yamaha AV dealers.