WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Yamaha's 2009 hi-fi and home cinema range in full
As you may already have read in our news story, we've just had an exclusive briefing on all Yamaha's new 2009 models, including its entire multichannel receiver range, new hi-fi systems, speakers and iPod docks.
Just to recap, here are the key highlights of the five new multichannel receivers (with pictures), priced from £250 to around £800.
Yamaha RX-V365: £250, available May
5.1, 100W/channel, 1080p-compatible HDMI (two in/one out), YPAO sound optimisation, compressed music enhancer, Cinema DSP with eight programmes, Silent Cinema mode, sold with NS-P280 speaker package.
Yamaha RX-V465: £350, available May
5.1, 105W/channel, HD audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI (four in/one out), YPAO sound optimisation, new Scene functionality, 17 Cinema DSP modes.
Yamaha RX-V565: £450, available May
7.1, 90W/channel, HD audio decoding, HDMI (four in/one out), 1080p video upscaling, YPAO sound optimisation, Scene functionality, on-screen display, 17 DSP modes with adaptive DSP level, Silent Cinema and Virtual Cinema modes.
Yamaha RX-V765: £tbc, available July
7.1, 95W/channel, HD audio decoding with high-quality discrete amplification circuitry, HDMI (four in/one out), 1080p video upscaling, Pure Direct mode, YPAO sound optimisation, multizone operation, Cinema DSP 3D.
Yamaha RX-V1065: £tbc, available July
7.1, 105W/channel, HD audio decoding, HDMI (four in/one out), 1080p video upscaling, new GUI, YPAO sound optimisation, iPod compatibility, Bluetooth A2DP, lip-sync adjustment, Cinema DSP 3D.
Those models won't be replaced until 2010. And there'll be no new Blu-ray player to replace the BD-S2900 (£685) until later this year.
Other highlights of Yamaha's 2009 range include a new home cinema soundbar, the £399 YAS-71 due in May, and two new TV stands with built-in surround sound, the YRS-1000 (£899) and YRS-2000 (£999) due out in May and June respectively.
Yamaha YAS-71: £399, available May
Home cinema soundbar with subwoofer, four surround modes, Air Surround Xtreme technology, 70W x 2 + 70W subwoofer, Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro-Logic II, iPod and Bluetooth compatibility, FM tuner, compressed music enhancer, available in gloss black.
Yamaha YRS-1000: £899, available May
TV stand with built-in digital amplifier, 16 beam speakers, 62W + 50W subwoofer, 1080p-compatible HDMI (two in/one out), 1080p/24Hz processing, IntelliBeam auto set-up, compatible with Panasonic Viera Link. Measures (WHD) 116 x 50 x41.5cm.
Yamaha YRS-2000: £999, available June
As YRS-1000, but large enough for 60in TVs, IntelliBeam auto calibration, direct start function from remote control. Measures (WHD) 160 x 50 x 42cm.
That covers the home cinema range, now for the new hi-fi products which include mini and micro systems, iPod docks and speakers.
Yamaha M-330 micro system: £299, available May
20W x 2 RMS, iPod dock, USB port, CD player with CD text, 30-station FM/DAB radio (band III), two-way bass reflex speakers included.
Yamaha MCS-1330 mini system: £999, available June
Mini component system comprising CD player, stereo receiver and speakers. iPod dock, FM tuner, 60W x 2, USB port, aluminium front panel, Burr Brown DSD791 DAC, pure direct mode, gold-plated speaker terminals.
Yamaha PDX-30 iPod dock: £129, available May
Portable iPod dock available in black, blue, grey and pink, 15W x 2, twin 8cm speakers.
Yamaha PDX-50 iPod dock: £199, available May
Includes Yamaha's AirWired technology to send uncompressed, linear PCM audio directly from your iPod or iPhone to the dock. Allows auto power on and selection of tracks/volume via the iPod. Comes with a separate charging cradle.
Yamaha TSX-120 desktop system: £299, available May
Desktop iPod docking system with FM/DAB radio, 30 presets, dual alarm, sleep and snooze modes, real-wood top panel, four DSP modes, 15W x 2, available in black and white.
Yamaha TSX-130 desktop system: £349, available May
Same as TSX-120 but with addition of USB port and CD player.
Yamaha NS-700 speakers: £300-£1000, available June
NS-B700 two-way surround speaker £400 (above)
NS-F700 three-way floorstanding speaker £1000
NS-C700 two-way centre speaker £300
NS-SW700 300W subwoofer £500
Yamaha Soavo-1 piano black speaker: £3000, available June
Latest, upgraded version of Yamaha's flagship floorstanding speaker with advanced PMD diaphragm woofers and midrange drivers, edge-wound ribbon wire voice coil, neodymium midrange and tweeter magnets, diecast aluminium tweeter plate.