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Compatibility and Versatility For Hi Fidelity

By Tym Yee | Thursday | 01/08/2013

Yamaha has long been a product leader and trusted brand in the Hi Fi market, with a respected reputation and expansive range.

Yamaha has long been a product leader and trusted brand in the Hi Fi market, with a respected reputation and expansive range. The latest AV receiver model from the Japanese manufacturer, the Yamaha RX-V675, sees the company refining their take on highly compatible and versatile 7.2-channel network devices that offer consumers the best from the brand's audio-pedigree. The latest model reflects a change in our musical habits, in particular the way that we integrate music into our lives.

The RX-V675 carries on from last year's award winning RX-V673 and now comes with full integration of Pandora internet radio. Pandora pro- vides a personalised music streaming service so you can create your own radio stations and sync across multiple devices, including computers and smartphones, making it easy to listen to your favourite artists or discover new music straight from the comfort of your lounge, thanks to the system's direct log in capa- bility. This will save you on browsing time when you're trying to find new music.


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Tech-forward users looking  to integrate their Hi Fi system with their smartphone or tablet will be glad to hear that the system has sophisticated mobile high definition features. These features allow you to access HD content directly from compatible devices such as Android smartphones and tablets via the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL). The system has a MHL-capable HDMI port on the front which provides the same convenience previously enjoyed by Apple users, but instead now with the added advantage of carrying a Full HD video signal.

Utilising a wireless home network, Yamaha's intuitive AV Controller app provides seamless control the re- ceiver's functions including streaming of music from the device itself via AirPlay or Yamaha's cross-platform Music Play feature.

But when you purchase the Yamaha RX-V675, you're not just investing in one device; you're investing in the brand's vast catalogue of advanced technologies for the home. The RX-V675 borrows technology from Yamaha's sound bar range and can be configured to create surround sound effects without the need for side and rear speakers. It employs new Virtual CINEMA DSP technology achieving 7 channel surround sound from only the front main speakers. 

This creates stunning sounds around and behind the audience in up scale standard and Full HD content, network functionality and app control for iOS and Android phones and tablets, Intelligent Amplifier Assignment for auto re-routing of channels depending on the receiver's use, and Zone 2 enabling two independent audio sources to be enjoyed in different areas of the home.


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A streamlined integration into any existing entertainment  set up or Hi Fi system is made easy by Yamaha's advanced YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimiser) auto calibration system, which offers Reflected Sound Control (RSC) to negate early reflections from hard surfaces which with two sub woofer outputs, discrete amplifier configuration and 192 kHz/24-bit Burr- Brown DACs for superior audio performance.

 The RX-V675 is rated at 7 x 90W (8?, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09% THD). The Yamaha RX-V675 AV Receiver is available at RRP $1,099 and comes in a new Titanium finish in addition to the standard black. The RX-V675 is also available in the YHT 599AU home theatre package with satellite speakers ($1,499 RRP) or the YHT-999AU home theatre package with full-size main speakers ($2,999 RRP).

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