Yamaha expands the ’71 series with the RX-V771 and RX-V871 receivers

Macworld Australia Staff
3 August, 2011
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August 2011 – Yamaha’s new ‘71 Series receiver line-up expands with the addition of two new network capable models to the range. The first receiver in the series to offer 7.2 channels, the versatile RX-V771 delivers innovative functionality that will satisfy the entertainment needs of the entire household.

Powering Yamaha black gloss speakers and dual 10” subwoofers as part of the YHT-1096AU home theatre package, the RX-V771 delivers first-class home entertainment and exceptional value in an integrated home theatre solution.

The powerful RX-V871 network receiver pushes connectivity to the next level boasting an additional two HDMI inputs. 8 in/2 out HDMI with 3D and ARC compatibility ensures simultaneous connection of all AV components in the home.

Building on network functionality and iOS controller app compatibility found on the RX-V671, Yamaha’s RX-V771 and RX-V871 both feature a second simultaneous HDMI output, an additional sub-woofer output, Zone 2 ‘Party Mode’ and advanced multipoint Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimiser (YPAO) for professionally calibrated audio in any size or shape room.

Connecting the RX-V771 or RX-V871 to a home network enables seamless access to music remotely stored on a PC, Mac or network attached storage (NAS) device. Using Yamaha’s AV Controller app, enjoying your favourite music is as simple as browsing the music library stored on the home computer from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and pressing ‘play’. Album artwork is displayed on your iOS device while familiar control gestures ensure intuitive navigation of your music library. Additionally, by utilising a simple broadband connection, Internet radio provides instant access to tens of thousands of radio stations from around the world.
Both new receiver models include plenty of connectivity options for all your HD devices. 6 in/2 out HDMI are incorporated into RX-V771 while the RX-V871 offers 8 in/2 out HDMI – all with 3D and ARC compatibility. For convenient connection of devices, a HDMI input is located on the front panel of each receiver. The inclusion of two HDMI outputs on each model enables two displays to be connected simultaneously so you can watch TV on a display panel during the day then drop a projector screen down for an evening movie session without changing connections on the back of the receiver.

Yamaha’s versatile ‘Zone 2’ function (the ability to have two sources sent to two independent listening zones) is enhanced on the RX-V771 and RX-V871 with the inclusion of ‘Party Mode’ on both models. The ‘PARTY’ button on the receiver’s remote provides a convenient way to play music in multiple listening zones simultaneously. Party Mode is particularly useful for playing background music throughout the home when entertaining. In addition, volume can be controlled independently in each zone using the receiver’s remote, providing versatile control of your party’s soundtrack.

Ensuring professionally calibrated audio in a room of any size or shape, advanced YPAO multipoint technology analyses the acoustic qualities of up to eight different points of the room, as opposed to the conventional YPAO system which utilises a single location.These additional measurements effectively ensure a larger ‘sweet spot’ area to provide optimised audio for larger audiences.
The RX-V771 and RX-V871 have a recommended retail price of $1,299 and $1,499 respectively. Included in the YHT-1096AU home theatre package, the RX-V771 receiver is combined with two NS-555 floor standing speakers, four NS-333 surround speakers, a NS-C444 centre speaker and two 270 watt YST-RSW300 subwoofers. The YHT-1096AU has recommended retail price of $3,999.

For more information on Yamaha’s complete range of home theatre products, please visit au.yamaha.com or call 1300 739 411.


Yamaha Music Australia is a wholesaler of musical instruments, commercial audio equipment, audio visual products, and a provider of music education. Yamaha’s products and services are renowned for their superior quality and innovative designs.

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