Yamaha’s turntable links past and future

September 11, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Those who still consider turntables and vinyl the stuff of yesteryear should take a look at the new Yamaha TT-N503: a belt-drive turntable that also includes network connectivity, music streaming and multiroom capability. At face value, the TT-N503 looks just […]

Yamaha RX-A1080: King of versatility

September 4, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The Aventage line represents Yamaha’s top-end AV receivers, with special attention lavished on everything from construction to internal components and software. The RX-A1080 might be one of the range’s junior models, but there’s nothing junior about its performance …   […]

Yamaha takes aim at the high end

August 28, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

After months of rumours, Yamaha has finally released a range of new, high-end components. The Yamaha 5000 Series consists of a stereo pre-amplifier, a stereo power amplifier, and a belt-drive turntable. They join the NS-5000 stand-mount speakers released in late […]

Yamaha RX-V585: Class without the cost

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The multichannel, multi-feature complexity of AV receivers usually goes hand in hand with a hefty price tag. But Yamaha’s 7.2 channel RX-V585 links immersive sonics to an extensive features list – for a lot less than expected … By Deon […]

Yamaha launches RX-V85 Series AV receivers

July 17, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Yamaha’s latest RX-V Series home theatre receivers are now available locally. Depending on model, the RX-V85 Series delivers a series of enhancements over the outgoing range, including wireless surround speaker capability and integrated network streaming. The new line-up consists of […]

Yamaha YAS-207: Raising the sonic bar

April 10, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Soundbars come in a variety of flavours. Yamaha’s top-flight digital sound projectors deliver baffling 3D sound thanks to advanced DSP and multi-driver arrays – at a price. The new YAS-207 is a lot simpler, but still manages surprisingly effective sonics […]

Yamaha RX-V483: A lot of bang for the buck

March 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Home theatre receivers have to balance the need to keep up with ever-evolving technologies with the demands of a highly competitive, price-sensitive market. Yamaha’s current RX-V483 AV receiver gets that juggling act just right. Compared to stereo amps, AV receivers […]