What's New: Residential Technology
Jul 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The new LE 100 series features six models: LE 190 and LE 170 full-range tower speakers; LE 150 CM center-channel speaker; LE 130 and LE 120 compact two-way speakers; and LE 110 on-wall speakers. All models feature silk dome tweeters employing a finer silk material for improved distortion characteristics and bandwidth. The redesigned tweeter mounting plate has a slightly flared profile that provides a smoother frequency response, greater bandwidth, and a 3dB increase in tweeter efficiency across the operating range.
The RX-V4600 home theater receiver features HD Radio technology, HDMI, Dual i.LINK, 7-channel amplification, and Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) technology. The receiver employs Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART design concept to maximize digital sound quality. A pure direct switch provides high-quality 2-channel and multichannel stereo sound reproduction. A night-listening enhancer ensures that all programs, including Dolby Pro Logic IIx, sound natural at lower volume levels. Other features include component video upconversion, HDTV (720p/1080i) compatibility, and a two-in-one-out HDMI switching interface.
The TX-SR503 AV home theater receiver offers features including 7.1-channel processing; HDTV-capable component video switching; and a newly designed, preprogrammed remote control. Wide-bandwidth component video switching allows the unit to switch up to three high-definition and progressive-scan sources without degrading video quality. The receiver also has four assignable digital audio inputs with one coaxial and three optical connectors, RCA line-level connections for a CD player and audio recorder, and a subwoofer preamplifier output.
The PowerProducer 3 Encore features new editing tools and certification that provide reliable DVD authoring and burning. The software supports the latest DVD disc and burner technology, including double-layer discs and 16X burners. Recent certification for RW and RAM compatibility, PC recording, and PC authoring means DVDs created with PowerProducer 3 Encore are more likely to play on consumer disc players.