BUENA PARK, Calif. (June 25, 2019) — Yamaha is unveiling the latest updates to its popular line of home-theater-in-a-box packages with the introduction of the YHT-4950U and YHT-5950U home theater systems. With the most recent in 4K video and dynamic audio capabilities, the YHT-4950U and YHT-5950U are the perfect fit for aspiring-home theater enthusiasts looking to transform their living rooms into an immersive, 5.1-channel surround sound experience.
Industry-leading Yamaha AV receivers anchor both systems, with each model including five speakers — right, left and center in front, plus right and left in the rear — a powered subwoofer and speaker wire to connect them to the AV receiver. The combination of speakers and technology means movie lovers can enjoy rich, high-performance sound with exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality, which includes support for full 4K Ultra HD with HDR10 (high dynamic range) and Dolby Vision.
Both systems are Bluetooth-enabled, allowing for seamless wireless music playback from smartphones, tablets and more.
“These latest models marry cutting-edge audio and video technologies with seamless connectivity and control features — all combined in a ready-to-assemble system,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “No matter the setup that you’re looking to create, these two systems offer an enveloping true sound listening experience that will transform the way you enjoy movies and music at home.”
The YHT-5950U takes music enjoyment one step further by including Yamaha MusicCast technology. This built-in functionality allows music lovers to access the most popular music-streaming services over Wi-Fi — including Spotify®, Apple Music via AirPlay 2, Pandora®, SiriusXM Internet Radio™, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster™ and Qobuz — all controlled by the free MusicCast app. MusicCast also provides the ability to listen to your favorite tunes throughout the home by connecting additional MusicCast wireless speakers and devices to your home Wi-Fi network.
In addition to featuring the latest streaming services, the YHT-5950U also supports voice control from your favorite voice assistant, whether it’s Siri, Google or Alexa. Apple AirPlay 2 support adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other streaming services from an iPhone, iPad, HomePod and Mac to multiple Yamaha devices and other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers. Voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google is available through connected devices.
The MusicCast capabilities of the YHT-5950U also support the MusicCast Surround feature, providing system owners the option to replace the included wired rear speakers with wireless MusicCast 20 speakers to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds.
The new Yamaha home theater systems will be available in early July at the following MSRPs:
- YHT-4950U ($499.95 MSRP)
- YHT-5950U ($599.95 MSRP)
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multi-room audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.