Yamaha Launches Artificial Intelligence Based AV Receivers in India


The brand is retailing these through its network of Yamaha authorised dealers only. The RX-A80 series comprises of four receivers – RX-A1080, RX-A2080, RX-A3080 and RX-A880 and Pre-amp CX-A5200

Yamaha Music India, a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan, has announced the India debut of its Aventage Rx-A 80 series of AV receivers equipped with Surround:AI. Yamaha’s official statement read, “Our next -generation artificial intelligence technology promises to deliver the best in class home theater experience.”

Keegan Paes, assitant manager, Marketing, Yamaha Music India, said, “The AVENTAGE RX- A 80 series of AV receivers is a breakthrough offering from Yamaha Music that combines our proprietary, next generation artificial intelligence technology SURROUND: AI™ to deliver the most advanced cinematic surround sound experience in homes. Its state-of-the-art configuration options and unparalleled versatility satisfy the most demanding whole-of-home applications while being intuitively simple to use. Music and movie enthusiasts will certainly love our new offering.”

The RX-A80 series comprises of four receivers – RX-A1080, RX-A2080, RX-A3080 and RX-A880 and Pre-amp CX-A5200.

Yamaha RX-A80 series features

Yamaha has equipped RX-A1080, RX-A2080 and RX-A3080 and Pre-amp CX-A5200—are equipped with Surround:AI. The company explained use of AI in receivers as, “SURROUND:AI automatically tailors audio performance to match individual scenes in a movie or TV show. In real time and on a scene-by-scene basis, SURROUND:AI analyzes a scene’s audio characteristics, including dialog, sound effects and channel balance. The AV receiver then compares the scene’s audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene’s sound field to enhance the audio experience.”

All Five Aventage receivers also feature wireless MusicCast Surround, which can be used with wireless speakers for a home theater’s surround left and surround right speakers. MusicCast Surround builds on the MusicCast wireless multi-room platform, which streams music from almost any audio source over a home’s Wi-Fi network to multiple MusicCast audio products throughout the house.

Most models also expand the number of HDMI connections in order to connect more HD and 4K video sources, such as 4K game consoles and 4K Blu-ray players. All models cane be integrated with installed home-control systems such as Control and RTI enabling consumers to turn on their home theater system, lower the lights, and close the shades with one button press.

Yamaha RX-A880 has been priced at Rs 96,990 while RX-A1080 is priced Rs 1,22,990. Yamaha has priced the RX-A2080 Rs 1,61,990 and RX-A3080 at Rs 1,93,990. CX-A5200, priced Rs at Rs 2,12,990, makes for the most expensive in the lot.