Yamaha has announced that it will support global music and entertainment platform TIDAL on select models of the company’s growing MusicCast multiroom audio ecosystem.
Owners of compatible MusicCast products who subscribe to the popular streaming music service will be able to enjoy TIDAL’s more than 46 million songs right in their home from popular and emerging artists around the world.
Support will first arrive before May through a firmware update for the just-announced Yamaha RX-V683, RX-V583 and RX-V483 AV receivers. In the weeks to follow, the service will roll out to other select MusicCast AV receivers, sound bars, wireless speakers and wireless streaming amps.
Yamaha MusicCast will support both TIDAL Premium (320 Kbps AAC) and TIDAL HiFi (CD-quality 1411 Kbps lossless FLAC) services.
“To get the most out of TIDAL high-fidelity streaming it’s essential to have quality audio gear that can reproduce the clarity, detail and nuance in the original recording,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Now with the MusicCast family of products’ integration with TIDAL, a new universe of high-performance home listening experiences exists for music lovers everywhere.”
In 2015, Yamaha introduced its MusicCast wireless multiroom audio technology, uniting Hi-Fi and home theater with wireless multiroom simplicity. Yamaha MusicCast products range from wireless speakers to sound bars, AV receivers, streaming amplifiers and Hi-Fi receivers, offering an extremely diverse range of performance levels, price points and listening experiences from which to choose.
In addition to the new RX-V 83 Series AV receivers, TIDAL support will be provided for the following current MusicCast products:
MusicCast sound bars: YSP-5600, YSP-2700, YAS-706, YSP-1600 and SRT-1500 (expected in May).
MusicCast wireless speakers: WX-010 and WX-030 (expected in June).
MusicCast wireless streaming amps, Hi-Fi receivers and powered network speakers: WXA-50, WXC-50, R-N602, R-N402 and NX-N500 (expected in July).
MusicCast AV preamplifier CX-A5100 (expected in fall).
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