Receivers

Yamaha RX-V2065 7.1 A/V Receiver with MusicCast System

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Introduction

One thing that you'll notice if you ever attend CEDIA is that certain types of equipment are far more common than you would expect because of the type of Expo that it is. Since it's geared towards the custom installer market, whole home solutions for audio and video are everywhere, offering a variety of ways to get your media anywhere that you want. One system that proved very interesting to me at the time was the MusicCast system from Yamaha. Using a single remote, you could control remote music stations (with or without an internal amplifier for speakers), as well as a Yamaha receiver, and since it operated over WiFi, it would work anywhere in the house. Yamaha was nice enough to send over their new RX-V2065 receiver, a MusicCast receiver (with line-outs but no amp), and a MusicCast Remote to evaluate how it would work for me.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.1 Surround Sound Receiver
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Power: 130 Watts RMS x 7 into 8 Ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD+N: 0.08%
  • Connections: 5 HDMI In (2 Out), 2 Component Video In (1 Out), 4 Composite Video In (2 Out), Ethernet, iPod, Phono, 7.1 Pre-In, 7.1 Pre-Out
  • Dimensions: 6.75" x 17.1" W x 14.4" D
  • Weight 27.4 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,400 USA
  • Yamaha