CEDIA NEWS: Yamaha's flagship AV receiver

This little beastie is Yamaha's new flagship AV receiver, the 11.2 channel RX-Z11, yours for a mere $5500.

So what does that buy you? Well, for starters you get 140 watts across seven channels, and 50 watts across the remaining five.

There's multi-zone operation for high-end home cinema installations, plus full network capabilities and support for all the latest high-definition audio codecs.

That not enough for you? Then feast your eyes on the rest of the spec sheet:

  • Yamaha Cinema DSP HD3 processing
  • Support for 30/36-bit Deep Colour, xvYCC, 120 and 24Hz refresh rates and auto lip-sync
  • 5 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs
  • Support for Windows Vista OS and Microsoft Play for Sure
  • Playback of MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC music files stored on a PC or NAS drive
  • Yamaha's digital Top-ART circuitry to isolate the digital, analogue and video sections within the receiver
  • Integrated HD radio technology
  • YPAO sound optimisation system
  • 10 listening settings for the main zone, and four for each of the remaining zones
  • Optional iPod dock

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.