Yamaha just released the slim RX-S600 network A/V receiver that is 35 percent smaller than most traditional receivers for easier placement flexibility. The powerful yet compact unit combines high-performance AV capabilities, connectivity to home and portable devices and compatibility with Yamaha’s top rated AV Controller App for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.
“By revamping traditional design and selecting premium parts, we were able to increase the efficiency of this slim receiver to match and exceed the performance you would expect in many full-size receivers,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division.
The receiver features Burr-Brown converters and Yamaha CINEMA DSP 3D processing to deliver maximum audio performance for music, movies and TV viewing. Yamaha’s proprietary YPAO technology provides automatic speaker setup to calibrate and optimize the system for the best possible playback quality.
The RX-S600 has a generous array of HDMI inputs that are ARC (Audio Return Channel) ready and able to pass-through 3D along with the next generation of Ultra HD (4K) video.
Yamaha offers the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter ($99.95) and YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless technology audio receiver ($69.95) as optional accessories that can be connected to provide additional access to content from wireless devices.
Whether via HDMI or a mobile device, accessing content from sources such as Pandora, Spotify Connect, Internet radio, AirPlay and DLNA devices is a snap. The RX-S600 also provides superior sound quality from iPod, iPhone and iPad devices via a direct digital connection through its convenient front panel USB input.
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha RX-S600 will be available in September 2013 for $649.95.