The RX-V500D marks the first time an AV receiver with digital radio on-board has been widely available in the Australian market.

CD-quality sound coupled with the ability to communicate additional information such as the station name, song and artist information, and even the weather introduces a new level of engagement when it comes to listening to the radio.

Users are able to tune into their favourite radio station whether it be digital radio (DAB+), one of thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world, or on the traditional FM band.

In addition to its ensemble of radio services, the RX-V500D delivers ‘smart’ functionality with network features including intuitive operation via Yamaha’s acclaimed AV Controller app for iOS and Android devices, and high-resolution 192 kHz/24-bit audio streaming from network sources such as computers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices throughout the home.

For Android users, the RX-V500D features a MHL-capable (Mobile High-Definition Link) HDMI port bringing added versatility to all models across the ’75 Series excluding the entry-level RX-V375.

The connection provides access to Full HD content directly from compatible devices, offering the same convenience enjoyed previously by iDevice users being able to connect directly to the AV receiver.

Adding to its high-end features, a discrete amplifier configuration and 192 kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs for each of its 5 channels ensure the RX-V500D is not only touted for its functionality but its premium performance as well.

For video, Ultra HD is supported with pass-through of the signal enabling audiences to enjoy the format when source content becomes available. The RX-V500D is available now with a recommended retail price (RRP) of $799.

For more information on Yamaha’s range of AV receivers, call 1300 739 411.

Combining over 14 years of experience reporting on the IT, audiovisual and consumer electronics industries means that Branko Miletic is able to provide the best and most interesting news from the world of gaming and leisure.

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