We’re constantly talking about the Yamaha AVENTAGE products on our Facebook page, on our website and in our stores – but we’d like to give you a little more insight into what goes into the AVENTAGE products and how they can benefit you.
Yamaha introduced their AVENTAGE Series in 2010. The aim was to bring studio grade sound and the ultimate in video reproduction to customers’ homes. The tech guys at Yamaha set about redesigning every aspect of their products and developed a range of products with painstaking attention to detail in the products design, engineering and manufacture. The goal was to achieve performance excellence throughout the series with best in class products.
Lets look at some of the technologies Yamaha have incorporated in their AVENTAGE range
Double bottom construction
An additional bottom cover is added for additional support and to improve sound performance at higher volume levels and also support the power transformer and heat sinks.
Optimised power amplifier layout
The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated, maximizing channel separation and greatly improving signal to noise ratio to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
Specially designed 5th foot
The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge fifth foot is in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers. The A.R.T. Wedge fifth foot helps ensure that vibrations do not affect the sound quality.
Ultra low jitter circuitry
Using Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry, helps optimize sound imaging by reducing jitter from digital sources, including HDMI, by using a more precise timing control.
Hybrid power supply
Independent power supplies for the digital and analog circuit, resulting in less power consumption in standby mode and a more efficient power transformer.
H-Shaped cross-member frame
The interior of the AV receiver is reinforced with cross-members in an “H” shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output maintaining the highest audio quality.
High quality DACs
Every part in an AV receiver can affect the sound quality. For the AVENTAGE models, extra time was spent to find and develop optimized parts, which were then extensively tested in prototype units. This testing process allowed Yamaha sound technicians to effectively tune the receiver’s sound to achieve the highest possible performance.
Yamaha receivers are too important to outsource; they are designed, manufactured and assembled in Yamaha-owned facilities. The AVENTAGE series comes with a 50% longer warranty period (three year warranty).
Custom designed parts
Yamaha’s R&D team took a granular look at every design aspect, including circuitry, construction, components, volume and sound reproduction qualities—even eco-friendly considerations for power consumption.
High grade terminals
High quality, heavier grade terminals are used to help reduce vibration. Wide spacing was achieved for easier cable connections of speaker wires.
Best in class processors
Yamaha uses original Cinema DSP processors such as Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and HQV Vida video processors.
Enhanced Virtual Presence
Virtual Presence Speakers deliver 3D sound without the use of actual front presence speakers. CINEMA DSP HD3 (RX-A3010, RX-A3000) takes the surround sound experience to new heights by using four CINEMA DSP engines with advanced 3D processing and two front presence channels in a 9.2-channel configuration, giving the sound field an enhanced vertical dimension for more realistic and exciting movie sound.
Yamaha automated calibration
Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) is a simple, automatic way to optimize a loudspeakers performance in a room. Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the loudspeakers are placed.
AV controller APP for select Yamaha Network products
The AV Controller App will turn your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for select Yamaha network products. This app provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands. The Yamaha AV Controller App is a free download for iOS and Android devices
You can connect the latest AVENTAGE receivers to a PC and enjoy content control from a variety of sources using Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
Third party control
The advanced networking control capabilities provide seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control systems.
So nearly 5 years after the first AVENTAGE products starting flying off the shelves, we can attest that the products and the range have lived up to the AVENTAGE ethos of superb audio and video reproduction and performance and we have literally hundreds of satisfied clients to back this up.
Give us a call or visit us at either branch to audition the latest Yamaha AVENTAGE products for yourself.
Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368 1440
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Yamaha AVENTAGE amplifiers