Sony has revealed its new collection of home audio products, including several High-Resolution devices. The lineup consists of four A/V receivers, four speaker models, and one Blu-ray home theater system.
After similar announcements from Pioneer and Onkyo, Yamaha has now officially unveiled its own slate of 2014 A/V receivers. The lineup consists of four new models: the 5.1 channel RX-V477, and the 7.2 channel RX-V577, RX-V677, and RX-V777BT.
Pioneer has announced five new home theater receivers, including two elite models. All of the upcoming components feature full support for the recently announced HDMI 2.0 standard, offering increased bandwidth, higher frame rates, superior colors, and 4K resolutions.
Marantz has announced two new receivers, both of which introduce some networking features to the company's AVR line. The $499 NR1504 and $649 NR1604 both offer streaming audio from Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify, but only the 1604 gives you Apple AirPlay for easy streaming from your iOS device. The 1604 also gives you 7.1 channels of audio, while its little brother offers 5.1.
The folks at Pioneer are really stepping things up with their entry and mid-level receivers for 2013. The company has trickled down quite a bit of technology to even their lowest price models. The $249 VSX-523, for example, is future proofed with 4K passthrough. At $599, the VSX-1123 adds 4K upscaling.