Yamaha RX-V581 July 2016
This AV receiver completely supports the latest HDMI standards. With the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image although at launch this will require a firmware update when available.
Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.
The RX-V581 has an excellent room EQ setup and a very wide range of codec support for music streaming including DSD streams. If you have a paid Spotify account then Spotify Connect will allow you to easily play your favourite music.
The RX-V581 is also equipped with Musicast multi-room compatibility allowing you to play audio from any source pretty much anywhere in your home. MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. You can use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver or HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on.