Yamaha Receiver With Apple Connectivity
- Deisgned for use with iPods/iPhones
- 4K video pass through
- Profession calibration for home theatre
Yamaha’s RX‐V373 is the first model in the new series of Yamaha receivers. It is a 5.1 channel receiver ipositioned at the entry‐point to the new series and has Yamaha’s signature home theatre performance and functionality. Said to deliver a high‐definition home theatre experience, the RX‐V373 offers simple operation and the latest features including iPhone connectivity, HD Audio decoding and 4K video pass‐through.
Apple device integration is key with a USB port located on the front panel for connection of iPods, iPhones and USB drives. Users connect the iDevice using the white cable provided with the iPod or iPhone directly to the front USB port. This direct digital connection not only charges the iPod/iPhone but also provides sound quality, carries song information and enables control using the receiver’s remote.
The addition of 4K video passthrough future proofs the receiver for the new 4K video format, four times the resolution of the current full HD 1080p format. However with sound the most paramount consideration for Yamaha receivers, the RX‐V373 comes with some notable features.
Ensuring a hassle‐free set‐up, YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic room Optimiser) provides professional calibration of the home theatre system to any size or shape room by measuring and analysing speaker capabilities and the room’s acoustic qualities.
YPAO works in tandem with Yamaha’s DSP modes. Users gain quick‐access to 17 of Yamaha’s proprietary DSP programs utilising Cinema DSP technology and Virtual Cinema DSP which delivers the effect of Cinema DSP surround sound without surround speakers.
Enhancing the playback quality of your favourite compressed music files, Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer utilises complex algorithms to restore lost data as a result of the compression process.
Other new features to note include high speed HDMI switching that recalls settings of connected sources reducing the time taken to switch between various HDMI sources, and ECO Mode which reduces the power consumption by up to 20 percent with minimal degradation in audio quality at volumes lower than ‐20dB.