AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2067

New line of Yamaha, currently consisting of eight AV-receiver, reflects the most current trends in hardware, uniting not only audio and video technologies, but also some solutions from the computer sector. Today we look at them on the model RX-V2067, occupying the listing of the second place.

To emphasize the novelty of the approach, Yamaha almost completely redesigned to make it more concise and rigorous. Colours now consists of black and shades of gray, and on the front left only the main controls: switch inputs, volume control and power button. Everything else, including connectors for quick connection, hidden under the front flap. The upper part of the facade is the display, by characters who can control the receiver and change most settings, but better, of course, guided by the graphical user interface on the TV screen. The more so because it was designed specifically for the new line and is colorful guide to all sections of the menu, with a logical structure and drawings - tips. By the way, the ease of communication and friendliness towards the user - one of the main components of the concept of Yamaha, as any modern receiver combines several complex devices with an abundance of specific settings. Therefore, no instructions included in book form and on CD-ROM, which made it in color and with instantaneous transitions on the links.

Talking about ergonomics, not to mention proprietary option SCENE PLUS, reduces the number of operations before watching the movie. Now when you press just one button to turn on the desired source, in the receiver, the corresponding input, caused all the sound settings and the image stored in the memory in advance. Total number of such macros can be 12, 4 of which are for zones 2 and 3.

Video path RX-V2067 is built on an advanced HQV chipset VHD1900 and running in 1080p with support for expanded color signal with the bit to 36 bit. It includes a scan converter, scaler, noise suppressor and is able to store up to 6 individual picture settings. Eight (!) Inputs and two outputs HDMI 1.4a with return audio channel designed for 3D-switching sources. All inputs, including the audio, you can assign your own names.

Audio section 7.1 is configured with a power output amplifiers 7 x 130 W and very low distortion. DACs Burr-Brown DSD1796 - the same as those used in the flagship model Z11 - work in a format 192/24. The receiver, specific measures to combat jitter and the principle of "dual lands", which allows to reduce the level of RF interference in the audio path. In sound processor Cinema DSP 3D laid 23 surround programs - for all occasions . There is a corporate audio decompression mode Compressed Music Enhancer with recovery of lost data. Decoders support surround sound, including modern and Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS HD Hi-Resolution.

Advanced system autocalibration YPAO-RSC with a remote microphone builds sound field, taking into account both direct radiation and early reflections (sold only in older models RX-V2067 and RX-V3067), which significantly improves the accuracy of reconstruction of spatial sound stage.

And another to complete the picture - you can connect to the receiver and the iPod, and a turntable with MM-head.

Neither receiver, with whom I had used to deal with, perhaps, did not have such a broad networking opportunities as RX-V2067. The device supports the DLNA Ver.1.5 certification for Windows 7 and Ethernet, you can control it using Windows Media Player 12 or over the network through a browser. The files are decoded in the receiver of the formats mp3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and FLAC 96/24. Due to this complex AV-added another very convenient and promising source of audio and video - the computer or server. Provides playback from USB-devices and scoring three independent zones, including and mode Party, when the same content is supplied to all rooms.

The band limited low frequency channel values 40, 60, 80, 90, 100 and 110 Hz. Night to not to disturb anyone, you can watch a movie in the mode of Silent Cinema, when all channels are downmixed to stereo headphone.

Built-in FM-tuner has memory for 30 stations and is able to receive information in a format RDS.

Speakers at the rear terminals - screw, but because of the rather dense location convenient to connect to them only the bare wire or "bananas".

For a new line of receivers have been specifically designed and remote controls with improved ergonomics and a hermetic cover. Head, from which all the features and modes - trained, with LCD display and freely arranged buttons, divided into three zones (inputs, settings, source control and TV). It is really comfortable and, despite respectable size, does not draw a hand. Second pultik quite small, designed for everyday use in the well-functioning system.

Receiver test passed with Blu-ray-player Sony BDP-S500, 32-inch LCD TV Panasonic TX-LR32D25 all connections via HDMI. The video processor in the RX-V2067 is really powerful picture output was equally clear and juicy as the input, and when converting from 576i to 1080p became even better. There was even a small puffs and blurriness during fast movement.

Nature sound receiver recalls top amplifiers Yamaha, it is as comfortable and balanced, but it seems more understandable and concrete. Powerful dynamics and stunning lowercase it is easily demonstrated with a fairly tight front acoustics Monitor Audio Gold Reference 20. Well, in the new line of abandoned pulse amplification - the upper range of clean, rich in nuances and does not seem hard or too bright. When you convert a stereo soundtrack in multichannel DSP adds a bit of "numbers", but it is inevitable. In the Silent Cinema sound headphones soft, not tiring. On the class of the receiver is the fact that when crawling all treatments in the Pure Direct mode difference in sound is not too noticeable.

In sounding RX-V2067 is both something familiar and something completely new that used the technique Yamaha was not found. Absolute stunning dynamics, impeccable control bass and, alas, light coloring transistor, due to which the system does not sound like plastic, as we would like - it's the family. However, this receiver can forgive a lot for his fantastic clarity in drawing the entire low-mid bands for exceptionally sharp three-dimensional localization and terrific (one might even say - concretized) microdynamics. No theater receiver Yamaha has never been so close to the musical informative to the best audiophile integrated is.

With USB-flash drive music sounded nice, but at a high bitrate Music Enhancer better not to include - the upper range becomes less natural.

Power reserve is sufficient to create an indivisible circular field in a decent sized theater. System YPAO-R.S.C. builds a spectacular panorama even in 4.1 configuration. without a central channel.

Decoders Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio give sound "analog" character, which is especially noticeable on musical soundtracks. In the movie, the transition to HD-format felt on conversations that become more tonal and emotional nuances.

Finally, I note that the receiver Yamaha RX-V2067 left an impression comprehensively balanced unit with an optimal set of features for most applications. Yes, and they are implemented at the present level of quality.

A high class device and indicates the same high-quality playback when comparing direct input with digital 7.1. DSP, DAC and other links tract on board RX-V2067 can quite compete in quality with advanced external converters. We compared the long and carefully. Timbre richness, spatial accuracy, the ability to form and not smeared bodily images from RX-V2067 to match the one provided with your own converters our reference CD-player Bryston. Note that the sound does not seem flawed even when playing compressed files, and it is - is really a major achievement. So for those who want to build a house is not just a theater, and a full music system connected to the Internet and digital content without any physical media, RX-V2067 will be the most profitable and the best purchase.

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