Yamaha announced the launch of its new RX-S601 slimline network AV receiver on Thursday. The RX-S601 is the latest product that supports the company’s MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system.
Yamaha said the devices small footprint (4.38-inches tall) makes it an ideal solution for an entertainment hub in a small apartment, living room, or an office, where space might be limited.
MusicCast is Yamaha’s wireless multiroom audio platform that works with existing WiFi networks to stream audio content from almost any source throughout a home, including connected external components like TV set-top boxes, Blue-ray players, and turntables.
“With the RX-S601, confined spaces are no longer a barrier to having a serious audio system in any room for the enjoyment of audio content with superior audio quality,” Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America, said in a statement. “With our game-changing MusicCast platform, in addition to onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth input and output compatibility, this slimline AV receiver is a powerhouse that offers a new world of wireless freedom.”
Other technical specs highlighted by Yamaha include the following:
Among the wealth of features the RX-S601 offers music and movie fans are high-resolution audio playback of DSD, WAV, FLAC and AIFF files (up to 192 kHz/ 24-bit) and 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the RX-S601 is compatible with Pandora and Spotify music services, AirPlay, Internet radio and can playback content stored on mobile devices and DLNA-compatible components in the home. …
The RX-S601 features Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit digital-to-analog converters and Yamaha CINEMA DSP 3D processing to deliver maximum audio performance for music, movies and TV viewing. It also offers HD Audio format decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Yamaha’s own CINEMA DSP 3D with 17 DSP programs and Compressed Music Enhancer to deliver lifelike audio reproduction and surround sound that can be adjusted to users’ tastes.
The new slimline RX-S601 is available now and has a suggested retail price of $649.95.