yamaha Stories September 14

expiredYamaha’s AirPlay 2-enabled 4K A/V receiver drops over 30% to $380 shipped

Adorama is offering the Yamaha AirPlay 2-enabled 7.2-Channel 4K A/V Receiver (RX-V685) for $379.99 shipped when the code SUMMERFUN is used at checkout. This is down from its $556 going rate at Amazon and is one of the best prices we’ve tracked all-time. The real star of the show here is AirPlay 2 compatibility. With it, you’ll be able to ditch the Apple TV if you plan to watch movies from iTunes or listen to tunes through Apple Music. Plus, this A/V receiver supports 4K Dolby Vision passthrough, offering you the highest quality possible in your home theater. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

yamaha Stories July 18

expiredYamaha’s Bluetooth Soundbar delivers virtual surround sound at $230 ($70 off)

Amazon offers the Yamaha YAS-207BL Bluetooth Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer for $229.95 shipped. You’ll also find it available at Best Buy as well as B&H for the same price. Typically selling for $300, today’s offer is $20 under our previous mention and a match of the Amazon all-time low. For comparison, it’s also the best price we’ve tracked in 2019. One of the most notable inclusions on this soundbar is DTS Virtual: x Virtual 3D surround sound for a more immersive home theater experience. It pairs with a wireless subwoofer for added bass and sports a slim design that’s said to fit under most TVs. Inputs include HDMI, optical or analog connections. Rated 3.9/5 stars from over 560 customers.

yamaha Stories July 5

expiredAirPlay + Atmos headline Yamaha’s 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver: $550 (Reg. $900)

B&H is offering the Yamaha Premium 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver (RX-A880) for $549.95 shipped. Available at Amazon for about $13 more. That’s around $350 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $69. If you’ve been looking for a way to boost your home theater’s audio, this high-end receiver is worth a look. It sports AirPlay, Yamaha MultiCast, Dolby Atmos, Spotify Connect, and more. A total of seven HDMI ports in and two out provide plenty of hookups for streaming devices, game consoles, and whatever else you have lying around. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

yamaha Stories June 18

Not too long ago we reviewed the Polk Audio Command Sound Bar. Audio quality was solid, but its headlining feature was Alexa voice control which had been baked right in. This forged a path which allowed users to ditch the remote and control settings for volume, bass, and treble using voice only. Two upcoming alternatives will allow customers to purchase a Yamaha Alexa sound bar with or without a subwoofer. expand full story

yamaha Stories May 31

expiredYour kid will be the talk of their friends w/ Yamaha’s battery-powered ride-on: $199 (Reg. $250)

Walmart is offering the 12V Yamaha Raptor Battery Powered Ride-on Black/Green for $199 shipped. Generally, you’d expect to pay around $250 for this ride-on toy and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked historically. I always enjoyed driving these toys as a kid. As the weather gets warmer, this would be a great summer toy to get your kids off video games and outside. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredYamaha’s all-black Acoustic-Electric Guitar is yours for $229 shipped ($230 off)

Today only, Musician’s Friend is offering the Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar in black for $229 shipped. This model is regularly $450 and still goes for as much over at Guitar Center. Today’s deal is the best price we can find, a solid $220 off and matching our previous mention. It has a Rosewood fingerboard, laminated spruce body and a 3-band EQ. Also note this is a thin body with nylon strings, so while it isn’t your typical acoustic, it is a solid starer instrument. This model has the Yamaha A.R.T. pickup system so you can also plug it in as well. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

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