,Thursday, December 02, 1999
Yamaha Raises the Curtain on Home Theater; Debuts RX-V1
Yamaha has revealed its RX-V1, a new digital home theater receiver that very well may set the standard for home theater receivers into the new millennium.
The RX-V1 is an expression of Yamaha’s Digital ToP-ART Design — an engineering, performance, and quality standard for the new era of digital electronics. It features Yamaha’s Dolby Digital/Matrix 6.1 and can be used with the newest Dolby Surround technologies and the DTS-ES 6.1-channel surround format. The RX-V1 incorporates a pair of newly-designed LSIs, which deliver High Density Cinema DSP.
Other digital features include the use of Burr-Brown PCM 1704 — 96 kHz/24-bit — DACs for all 10 channels and a precise digitally-controlled analog volume control. The unit is an 8-channel receiver, which maintains Yamaha’s flagship tradition of adding two front-effects speakers to the conventional surround array. It delivers 110 watts to the six full-range channels required by the latest DTS and Dolby surround formats. In addition, the RX-V1 provides “Silent Cinema,” which delivers a believable surround sound experience through conventional headphones.
The receiver has a suggested retail price of $3199 in a black finish and $3299 in an amber/champagne finish. For more information, visit the Yamaha Web site.