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NEW Yamaha Aventage Series Products

Yamaga Aventage Series


Yamaha is introducing two flagship separate components that stand at the top of the AVENTAGE Series of ultra-high performance components. They are the most precise expression of the AVENTAGE concept, which combines fine craftsmanship, unparalleled sound quality, unequalled sound realism, innovative technologies and enhanced controllability...

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Yamaha MCR-N560 Network Pianocraft HiFi System

Yamaha MCR-N560 Network Pianocraft HiFi System

Yamaha MCR-N560 Network Pianocraft HiFi System

The Yamaha MCR-N560 Micro HiFi System lets you select your favourite sources from your home network. Apart from letting you play conventional radio, CD and USB audio sources, it also incorporates network functions. Simply link it to home network and listen music from NAS, smartphone, tablets or PC.

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Frank Harvey Open Day 30/11/2013

This year, our open day will take place on Saturday 30th November between 10am and 5pm. So far, eleven brands will be on demonstration, including Sony's new 4K ultra HD home theatre projector,Yamaha's new CXA5000/MXA5000 AV pre/power, KEF's R Series loudspeakers, Rega's new RP10 turntable, And Cyrus' new all-in-one Lyric systems and their new Class D power amplifier.

Yamaha CDS300 / AS300 / AS500 Hi-Fi Components

Yamaha have extended their range of retro style separates with the CDS300, AS300, and AS500.


The CDS300 has been designed based on what Yamaha have learned from the CDS1000 and CDS2000, utilising the same construction techniques and design layouts. Internal circuit layouts are kept symmetrical and channel lengths kept to a minimum to minimise losses and preserve sound quality. The CD-R/RW compatible CD drive, which is a floating mechanism to cut back on vibration effects, is centrally mounted for better stability.

A front mounted USB connection can be used to play music files from USB based memory sticks and iPods. The connection will take a digital signal from the iPod, and pass it through it's own internal high quality Burr Brown 196kHz/24bit DACs.

It's Pure Direct function shuts down the unit's display and digital output section in order to get the best sound quality possible from the CDS300 by minimising interferences.


The AS300, like the CDS300, has been developed from the AS1000 and AS2000 amplifiers. Again, signal paths are kept to a minimum and as straight as possible, and circuit layout is kept symmetrical to ensure the best possible reproduction. A central bar strengthens the amplifier's construction reducing vibration and improving sound quality.

The Pure Direct button bypasses tone control, balance control, loudness control and the buffer amp in order to maintain signal integrity.

The AS300 has a unique loudness control - many amps use a loudness button, but usually when switched in they just end up destroying the sound. Yamaha's loudness control works differently in that it is variable. Loudness controls were designed for low level listening, when the human ear starts to fail to pick up frequency extremes. Instead of just kicking in a fixed loudness control, the idea is that you don't need to touch the volume control - as you turn the loudness control, it lowers the volume, and adjusts the frequency curve accordingly.

Yamaha have thought forward with this amp and provided a dedicated iPod connection, into which their dedicated YDS12 iPod dock can be connected via a single cable, with no need for plugging the dock into the mains. This connection uses it's own independent power supply in order to preserve sound quality. The YIDW10 iPod dock can also be used, which uses AirWired technology, allowing wireless use of an iPod. YDS12 YIDW10

With more and more 'lifestyle' speaker systems being used nowadays, especially those using a separate subwoofer, Yamaha have thoughtfully included a dedicated subwoofer output, compatible with all active subwoofers. Apart from the increase in sub/sat speaker systems being used, we also find that more and more people want to add a subwoofer to 'beef up' their existing speakers. Now, this is easily possible.


The AS300 is a 60wpc (8ohms) design, with a total of seven audio inputs, comprising a dedicated turntable input, dedicated iPod dock input, CD, tuner, aux and two tape loops.

The AS500 adds a litte more power, 85wpc (8ohms), and a separate record out selector, allowing recording of one source while listening to another.

All three products are available in Black and Silver finish.

Yamaha RXV1067 / 2067 / 3067 3D AV Receivers

RXV1067 £849

The Yamaha RXV1067 is a 7 channel receiver capable of 105wpc (8ohms), with assignable amplification for biamping. All the usual decoding capabilities of today's receivers are present and there are no less than 8 HDMI inputs, and 2 outputs. The HDMI's are 1.4a, CEC compatible (with Audio Return Channel), which can also be selected between even when the receiver is in standby. Instead of the usual 4 Scene choices on most Yamaha receivers, the 1067 gives even more with 12 Scene choices, all with variable parameters.

You have access to thousands of internet radio stations via it's DNLA 1.5v certified internet connection, which also allows Receiver Management. Streaming of WAV/MP3/WMA/AAC/and FLAC 96/24 files is also possible, as well as Web Browser Control via PC or PDA. A front mounted USB port allows MP3 connection, and the 1067 is fully compatible with iPods and iPhones via it's new optional YDS12 iPod dock. Wireless connction is also available via the optional YIDW10. The YBA10 also allows Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility.

There are 17 Cinema DSP programmes, Compressed Music Enhancer for compressed files, and also a Virtual Presence Speaker for using 3D DSP programmes without extra front speakers. Yamaha's YPAO room EQ with multi-point measurement is present, as always.

A full 7.1 multi-channel input is provided, as well as a full set of 7.2 pre-outputs.


RXV2067 £1099

Like the RXV1067, the RXV2067 is also a 7 channel receiver capable of 130wpc (8ohms), with assignable amplification for biamping, and, like the RXV3067, is built around an H shaped cross member frame for added rigidity. It also uses a symmetrical power amplifier layout, as well as a new heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties.

The video side adds an HQV 'VDH1900' video chip for SD and HD video, with variable parameters and 6 preset memories for ease of use. The Burr Brown DACs are built on Pre Ground circuitry.

A second remote control is provided with the 2067 for easy multi-zone control, and the main 2067 remote also adds a display. A third zone is catered for over the 2 zones of the RXV1067. An enhanced version of Yamaha's YPAO room equalisation also gives the RXV2067 a bunk up over the RXV1067.

Again, a full 7.1 multi-channel input is provided, as well as a full set of 7.2 pre-outputs.

Over the RXV1067, the RXV2067 adds: 2 HDMI outputs / H Frame Construction / YPAO-RSC / Dual Clock Circuit / Adaptive Contrast Enhancement / Edge Enhancement / Mosquito Noise Reduction / Block Noise Reduction / Temporal Noise Reduction / HD De-Interlacing / Zone GUI


RXV3067 £1499

The RXV3067 is also a 7 channel receiver which boosts the power output considerably over it's little brothers to 140wpc (8ohms), and is built around the H shaped cross member frame used in the RXV2067, but adds a double bottom construction for added rigidity, which is used in the DSPZ11.

The RXV3067 adds the use of an extra high capacity block capacitor. It's Burr Brown DSD1796 DAC's use their own Pure Gound circuit.

The RXV3067 adds the capability of 4 zones, controllable via the supplied second remote control.

A full 7.1 multi-channel input is provided, as well as a full set of 7.2 pre-outputs. With an external power amplifier, the amount of channels can be expanded to 11.2.

Over the RXV2067, the RXV3067 adds: Double Bottom Covers / Gold Plated speaker terminals / Large Block Capacitors (50% bigger than 1067/2067).

Yamaha Bluray Player and 3D Receivers

Yamaha are adding two new receivers to their current line up.


The 7.2 channel RXV667 supports the usual HD audio formats, uses Yamaha's own YPAO room equalisation and Scene feature, with 1080p upscaling. It also uses Yamaha's DSP 3D mode, which with front effect speakers produces a much larger soundstage than normal AV receivers. Six HDMI inputs (useable when in standby) should cover enough sources for most people, and with full 7.2 pre-outputs and 7.1 input, it will also incorporate upgrading by adding a multi channel power amplifier, or adding sources with their own internal decoding.

The RXV667 retails for £449.


The RXV767 adds a second HDMi output in order to run two displays. There is also an audio input assign capability for HDMI and component inputs for added versatility.

The RXV767 retails for £599

The new YDS12 iPod dock can be added to take full advantage of iPods, and the YID-W10 adds wireless transfer of music from an iPod. Audio streaming is possible via the YBA10 wireless audio receiver. All of these can be used with the above AV receivers.


Yamaha are also introducing a new Bluray player, the BDS667. Fully compatible with BD Live and Bonus View, the player will also play Jpeg HD, WMV, MP3, DivX HD, and is fully DNLA Client compliant. The player is a full1080p/24Hz output, and it's HDMI output is full Deep Colour compatible. The player has a front mounted USB port for video/audio playback of external memory devices.

The BDS667 retails for £299


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