It is time for heads to turn as Yamaha gets ready to begin releasing their new RX-A 70 series of Aventage receivers into the world. Starting this month through July, models will begin to creep onto the market, taking their position as the 7th generation of the line.
It’s unfair to say that we have had a little fun with Yamaha over the years. Grand fun would more properly cover it as we have had nearly every four-digit Aventage model since the 10 series pass by our eyes and ears for testing since the RX-A3010 (still “one” of our favorites in terms of power and range).
The new 70 series (RX-A670, RX-A770, RX-A870, RX-A1070, RX-A2070 and RX-A3070) is going to incorporate new options into their specs, including adding TIDE, Deezer, and the latest in MusicCast support to the built-in lineup. This is in addition to the services already familiar to the Aventage family (Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Napster, and more). It will bring with it all the latest in AVR support, such as 4K, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, DTS:X, and Dolby Atmos (some of which will require a firmware update they are set to release in the fall).
The higher models of course will play with SABRE DACs for a rich audio experience with up to 150 watts per channel (RX-A3070).
The two starter models (670 and 770) will be introduced into the market this month, with the 870, 1070 and 2070 in June. Finally, July will be the launch for the RX-A3070 and you know we are going to push hard to get our hands on one so we can see what it can do.
As soon as we know more, we will make sure to deliver everything.