Browse the entire AVENTAGE range on the iPad while controlling an AVENTAGE AV Receiver with two new free iOS Apps–

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Macworld Australia Staff
29 March, 2011
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Browse the entire AVENTAGE range on the iPad while controlling an AVENTAGE AV Receiver with two new free iOS Apps–

March 2011 - Yamaha Music Australia is excited to announce the release of two new AVENTAGE Apps now available from the Australian iTunes App Store. As Yamaha’s premium product offering, the AVENTAGE range is the first in Yamaha’s extensive audio line-up to be complimented with iOS Apps. The release of both the AVENTAGE iPad Catalogue App and AVENTAGE Control App are further evidence of ongoing commitment to the AVENTAGE range.

The new AVENTAGE iPad Catalogue App has been designed to provide consumers with a more interactive method of researching the AVENTAGE range – a method not available on traditional mediums. Consumers are able to fully interact with the entire AVENTAGE range via images and videos, while the detailed specification list provides all necessary product information and the complete dealer listing shows where the products can be purchased. AVENTAGE dealers now have an easy and attractive way to display and show the major features of the AVENTAGE range, giving the customer a complete tour before a formal demonstration is undertaken.

Yamaha have further strengthened the AVENTAGE brand with the release of a new Control App for the entire AVENTAGE range. The new AVENTAGE Control App provides users with access to various receiver functions including setup and option menus, in addition to controlling the relevant zones available on the receiver. Advanced operation includes browsing and selecting internet radio stations, viewing and playing music over the network from a MAC, PC or NAS device with album artwork displayed on the user’s iPhone/iPad in the App. The App also offers full control of the BD- A1000 AVENTAGE Blu-ray player when connected to an AVENTAGE AV Receiver.

Justin d’Offay, AV Product Manager said

“An App was a necessity for the exclusive AVENTAGE range. Our aim is to constantly build on customers’ expectations. This App does this and more; allowing customers to use their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to take control of their receiver and Blu-ray player anywhere in their house.”

The AVENTAGE iPad Catalogue App and AVENTAGE Control App are available now from the Australian iTunes App store – simply search for ‘AVENTAGE’.

For more information on these exciting receivers, or the complete range of Yamaha products, please visit 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.

For product information, please contact:

Justin d’Offay, Product Manager, AV Division

Email: justin_d’

Tel: 03 9693 5106
Mob: 0448 306 965

For other enquiries please contact:

Dale Moore, Marketing Manager, AV Division


Tel: 03 9693 5254
Mob: 0407 828 177

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