Yamaha introduced Tuesday a new two-channel receiver incorporating the company’s MusicCast multiroom audio system, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay wireless connectivity.

The Yamaha model R-N402 MusicCast-enabled Hi-Fi network receiver, which will be available in September at a $449.95 suggested retail price, is an elegantly styled receiver that produces advanced Hi-Fi music in addition to high-quality multiroom music streaming from high-resolution audio sources, music services and smart devices.

Read more on the Yamaha R-N402 after the jump:

The Yamaha R-N402 offers 100 W-per-channel power. It can wirelessly stream music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM and vTuner, all seamlessly controlled by the free MusicCast app for iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.

With MusicCast, the R-N402 also can be easily linked to MusicCast enabled speakers, AV receivers and Hi-Fi gear in other rooms.

Convenience features include: 40 presets for favorite FM stations and an additional 40 memory presets for network music stations. With Bluetooth connectivity, the user can stream content from a mobile device or listen to content on Bluetooth enabled devices like headphones.

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AirPlay compatibility, USB ports and DLNA allows for easy access to stored digital music libraries on PCs, network attached storage devices and USB flash drives.

The R-N402 also supports playback of the latest high-resolution audio files – DSD 5.6 MHz, AIFF 192 kHz/24 bit, FLAC 192 kHz/24 bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24 bit, WAV 192 kHz/24 bit – making this Hi-Fi receiver an extremely versatile audio component.

The receiver offers a brushed finish on the black aluminum faceplate with logically placed operating buttons and volume knobs that accent the look of the receiver.

For flexibility of use, the R-N402 is equipped with both optical and coaxial digital inputs to keep signals in the digital domain when connecting a CD player for stereo music enjoyment. In addition, traditional analog inputs are provided to support many legacy devices.

By Greg Tarr


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