Yamaha RX–A550 | 5.1 AVENTAGE AV Receiver w/ MusicCast

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    5.1–channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver designed to provide high quality sound with Anti–Resonance Technology and an aluminum front panel. Enjoy advanced features like 4K Ultra HD video pass–through with HDCP 2.2 support and high–resolution audio playback. Access online music services with built–in Wi–Fi or conveniently connect a smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth® for quick access to your favorite music.

Details from Yamaha

    The Highest Levels of Audio Performance

    The AVENTAGE line of high–performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full–bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and "fine–tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high–definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high–class sound studio experience at home.

    Anti–Resonance Technology Wedge

    The Anti–Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

    Aluminum Front Panel

    All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

    Bluetooth® Compatible

    The RX–A550 is equipped with Bluetooth® functionality to let you easily enjoy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

    4K Ultra HD Pass–through with HDCP 2.2

    This unit supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through only). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission.

    HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

    The RX–A550 supports 3D video signals. Additionally, the Audio Return Channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.

    HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

    Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, the receiver will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to command source players with functions like skip, play and pause.

    MusicCast

    MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi–Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.

    Network Functions

    This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the AV receiver to a Mac® or PC with WebBrowser Control and have two way control of Internet radio, Pandora® and Spotify. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones / tablets.

    Built–in Wi–Fi and Wireless Direct

    Built–in Wi–Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi–Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

    AirPlay® Allows Streaming Music to AV receivers

    This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, as well as from iTunes® on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer at your home theaater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art inside the receiver's on–screen display.

    Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

    With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify.

    Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

    This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS–HD Master Audio™. It is also compatible with high–resolution audio codecs such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple® Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high–resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

    AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

    This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes®, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes and much, much more from an iPhone® or Android™ device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

    DSP Parameter Adjustment

    This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. It is now possible to use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters in a basic or advanced mode to match the mood of your favorite movie or music album.

    USB Digital Connection for iPod® and iPhone®

    A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod® and iPhone®, which also charges the iOS device when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod and iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal–loss or interference. You get to enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod and iPhone for basic playback control.

    Compressed Music Enhancer

    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs soph

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Features & Specs

OID
    1786686
UPC
    027108951041
Manufacturer's Warranty
    3 Year Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Amplifier Section
  • Channel: 5.1
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 95 W (8 ohms, 0.9+ THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz–20kHz, 2ch driven): 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09+ THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA): 140 W (8ohms, 10+ THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110 / 130 / 160 / 180 W
  • Surround Sound Processing
  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • DTS–HD Master Audio: Yes
  • Audio Features
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (including for Bluetooth®)
  • YPAO sound optimization: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0–500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24–bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr–Brown)
  • Video Features
  • 4K Ultra HD pass–through: Yes
  • HDMI 3D pass–through: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip–Sync: Yes
  • Extensive Connection
  • HDMI Input/Output: 6 in / 1 out (HDCP 2.2: 1 in / 1 out)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes
  • USB Input: iPod® / iPhone®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • Wi–Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (AAC)
  • Extensive Connection
  • Front AV Input: USB / mini–jack
  • Digital Audio Input/Output Optical: 1 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output Coaxial: 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 (front 1) / 0
  • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Preout: Subwoofer (1 x mono)
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Tuner Section
  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes
  • User Interface
  • On–screen display: Yes (color OSD)
  • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes
  • General
  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): <0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 17 1/8"
  • Height: 6 3/8"
  • Depth: 12 7/8"
  • Weight: 17.9 lbs
Product Bullets
    No

Warranty

Included Coverage from Yamaha: 3 Year Warranty

Category ID: 166 | $449.95