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TI DSPs power Yamaha's new AVRs

Posted: 14 Mar 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Texas Instruments? TI? A/V receivers? Aureus DA7xx? RX-V459?

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that Yamaha's three new audio/video receivers (AVRs) are powered by its Aureus DA7xx generation of high-performance audio DSPs, handling all of the products' audio functionality.

The new Yamaha receivers also feature TI's Burr-Brown A/D and D/A converters. Among the list of product features, Yamaha's new RX-V459, RX-V559 and RX-V659 are some of the first AVRs available that incorporate Neural Surround, the standard surround processor for XM satellite radio. TI's Aureus DSPs provide an efficient platform that brings more features and high-quality sound to low- and mid-range applications requiring multi-channel decoding. Additional features that TI enables in all three receivers include: cinema DSP; compressed music enhancer; night listening enhancer; virtual cinema DSP and silent cinema.

According to the press release, the RX-V559 and RX-V659 are able to support an iPod docking station, YDS-10, sold separately. This enables the receivers to control the content of the iPod through the receiver's remote with OSD information on the TV. In addition, in the RX-V659, the Aureus DSP enables Yamaha's Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer room correction technology, which automatically optimizes the sound for any home theater.

"Yamaha's AVRs are a great example of the robust features that can be enabled in the low-cost home theater market using TI's Aureus DSPs," said Dave Maples, performance audio business manager at TI. "In a short period of time, TI provided Yamaha the proven tools they needed to easily speed up time to market and simplify development. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Yamaha in the future."

All the new Yamaha AVRs are expected to be available by the end of March in the U.S. and in select regions around the world for the suggested retail price of $349, $449 and $549 for the RX-V459, RX-V559 and RX-V659, respectively.

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