Yamaha Adds Blu-ray Players With 4K Up Conversion, SACD Support
Yamaha Aventage BD-A1060
Yamaha introduced this week a pair of Full HD Blu-ray players including its BD-S681 and premium Aventage BD-A1060 models, offering 3D playback, 4K Ultra HD up conversion, and compatibility with high-resolution audio formats.
The Yamaha BD-S681, carrying a $329.95 suggested retail, and Aventage BD-A1060, carrying a $549.95 suggested retail, will be available later this month offering high-quality audio reproduction in addition to clear Full HD and up-converted 4K video images.
Both players also have built-in Wi-Fi networking to access BD Live extra features on supporting Blu-ray Discs. In addition, a Wi-Fi Direct feature allows the streaming of music directly from a mobile device to the player for viewing on a TV.
Both players offer support for a wide range of disc formats including: full HD Blu-ray Discs, 3D Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, SACDs and standard audio CDs, among others.
Read more on the Yamaha BD-S681 and Aventage BD-A1060 after the jump:
To further improve CD music playback, a CD Mode has been added on both models to reduce disc revolution by 30 percent a virtually eliminate unwanted disc vibration to ensure music is free of signal noise.
High-res audio music files are supported through the player’s USB port using: integrated 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs to decode DSD streams up to 5.6 MHz, FLAC and Apple Lossless (ALAC) music files.
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The Yamaha BD-S681 is designed to complement the Yamaha RX-V 81 line of AV receivers in styling and operation.
The Aventage BD-A1060 steps up to add a 192 kHz / 32-bit DAC, a high-purity power supply and independent circuit boards with a magnetic shielding to reduce the possibility of signal noise.
The player has a front panel made of high-grade aluminum and internal steel dampening plates for rigidity, to further reduce vibration and signal noise.
Audiophiles and enthusiasts looking to provide clear and powerful music presentations on a large scale will find the BD-A1060 has professional-grade XLR audio terminal supporting, long secure two-channel cable runs with a balanced signal from the DAC to the next XLR-ready component in the system.
By Greg Tarr
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