Yamaha today announced its BD-S681 and higher-performance AVENTAGE BD-A1060 Blu-ray Disc players, both of which employ advanced 4K Ultra HD upscaling technology to turn 1080p HD source material into crystal clear images for today’s premium big-screen 4K televisions.
Both models have built-in Wi-Fi networking to access BD Live extra features on supporting Blu-ray Discs. The Wi-Fi Direct feature allows the streaming of music directly from a mobile device to the player for viewing on a TV.
Moreover, both Blu-ray Disc players offer support for full HD Blu-ray Discs, 3D Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, SACDs and standard audio CDs, among others. To further improve CD music playback, a CD Mode has been added on both models to reduce disc revolution by 30 percent thereby reducing unwanted disc vibration to ensure music is free of signal noise and remains bright and lifelike.
The Yamaha BD-S681 is designed to complement the Yamaha RX-V 81 line of AV receivers in styling and operation. Fans of high-res audio will appreciate the player’s USB port and integrated 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC that supports DSD streams up to 5.6 MHz, FLAC and Apple Lossless (ALAC) music files.
The AVENTAGE BD-A1060 adds a 192 kHz / 32-bit DAC, a high-purity power supply and independent circuit boards with a magnetic shield between them. Its front panel is made of high-grade aluminum and internal steel dampening plates for rigidity to minimize signal degradation and errors due to disc vibration. Two channels of professional-grade XLR audio terminal are also available on this model.
Pricing and Availability
- Yamaha BD-S681 $329.95 (available mid-July 2016)
- Yamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1060 $549.95 (available late-July 2016)