4K Passthrough Stories April 20, 2015

Following up on its impressive 4K UHDTV announcement today, Sony has also provided information on its new soundbars and A/V receivers for 2015. The Tokyo-based company has spared little in the way of connectivity on these home audio products.

Sony has nailed every feature that we’d want in a soundbar or A/V receiver, head below to find out more… expand full story

4K Passthrough Stories April 3, 2015

expiredPioneer 5.2-ch. Network AirPlay 4K A/V Receiver $200 shipped (Reg. $320)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Pioneer (VSX-824-K) 5.2-channel 4K Ready A/V Receiver for $199.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $200 off the original listing, $120 better than the regular price/Amazon, and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This Pioneer 5.2-channel 4K Receiver features AirPlay connectivity, high-quality audio playback (FLAC, WAV, etc), six HDMI inputs and support for dual subwoofers.

While there are not a lot of reviews on this product, Pioneer receivers are generally well rated.

Pair the receiver with this deal on the Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker system for a complete home theater system. Grab some speaker wire to finish your new audio setup.

4K Passthrough Stories January 2, 2015

expiredYamaha 5.1-Channel 4K Network AV Receiver with Airplay $273 shipped (Reg. $350)

Rakuten offers the Yamaha RX-V477 5.1-Channel 4K Network AV Receiver with Airplay for $272.99 shipped. This is a savings of $77 off the regular price and the lowest that we can currently find it. This receiver is rated 4.3/5 stars by 27 Amazon reviewers.

The Yamaha RX-V477 features six HDMI inputs with 4K UHD pass-through, is AirPlay compatible in addition to supporting Spotify and Pandora streaming via the iOS app. It is energy star certified and includes Yamaha’s YPAO sound optimization system for automatic speaker setup.

Full specs from Yamaha:

Key Features

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
  • 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • HDMI® (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • AirPlay®, Pandora®, Spotify music streaming service and AV Controller App
  • HTC Connect™ for music streaming from HTC Connect compatible smartphones
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod® and iPhone®
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple™ Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual surround sound with 5 speakers in front
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • YPAO™ sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • ECO mode operation for about 20 percent less power consumption

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