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.
More after the break
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.