Yamaha’s MusicCast network receiver combines connectivity with quality
Yamaha’s newly available R-N602 network Hi-Fi receiver is made for those who don’t want to choose between hi-definition sound and wireless connectivity. Known for their musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation, and home entertainment products in the U.S., the Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) has integrated their MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system into the R-N602 receiver, allowing it to access content from numerous home components, smartphones, and streaming services.
MusicCast allows the Hi-Fi receiver to stream content from other Yamaha MusicCast-enabled products and components connected to them, as well as PCs, NAS devices and TVs. In addition to MusicCast, the R-N602 offers support for Pandora®, Spotify, Rhapsody® and SiriusXM Internet Radio and versatile streaming via Bluetooth® and AirPlay®.
All parts and materials integrated in the R-N602 have been carefully selected and tested to present the signature Yamaha natural sound from all sources. A high performance 24-bit D/A converter provides 5.6 MHz DSD native resolution and AIFF 192 kHz/24-bit audio for the faithful reproduction of high-resolution audio, including WAV/FLAC (up to 192 kHz/24-bit) and Apple® Lossless (up to 96 kHz/24-bit) content.
Ensuring maximum performance, the R-N602 utilizes dual independent power supplies for analog and digital sound sources, as well as employing the original Yamaha ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design and engineering concept.
“The R-N602 brings music fans a universe of Hi-Fi listening enjoyment without limits, connecting them to the endless number of audiophile gear and source options available today,” Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America, said in a statement. “At the same time, its sound quality, which is always our top priority, will exceed the expectations of the most discerning listeners.”
The MusicCast app for Apple® and Android® smartphones and tablets gives users access to content to play in one or multiple rooms and offers numerous personalization features. The R-N602 comes with a remote control and retails at authorized Yamaha dealers for $649.95 MSRP.