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Yamaha Home Theater in a Box Systems Announced – YHT-791, YHT-591, YHT-491 & YHT-391

Written on Mar 2, 2009 by Brian and filed under News, Yamaha

Yamaha has announced for new home theater in a box systems. The YHT-791 and YHT-591 are 7.1 and 5.1 systems respectively and while they don’t include a Blu-ray player, they do offer HD audio decoding. The YHT-491 and YHT-391 are more value-oriented 5.1 systems that don’t skimp, each tosses in an 8″ 100 watt subwoofer.

All four HTiB systems are designed to be easy to use and include features like Yamaha’s Scene Modes, which let consumers press a single button to instantly fire up the system and select the proper input and surround sound combinations. They all also work with Yamaha’s optional iPod dock and wireless Bluetooth receiver. 

All systems are available now and replace the prior equivalent models, YHT-790, YHT-690, YHT-590 and YHT-390. 

Yamaha YHT-791


The Yamaha YHT-791 is a 7.1 channel system that pushes 90 watts per channel to the two-way satellite speakers while delivering 100 watts to the YST II powered 10″ subwoofer. The receiver features four 1080p compatible HDMI inputs. Supporting those is HD audio decoding that supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. The system also features 1080p upscaling and Auto Lip-Sync compensation to make sure the audio and video align perfectly. The YHT-791 also comes with the YDS-11 iPod dock.

The Yamaha YHT-791 retails for $849.95.

Yamaha YHT-591


The Yamaha YHT-591 features the same audio decoders as the YHT-791, but in a 5.1 channel package. The receiver pumps out 105 watts per channel to a three-way front and center bass reflex speakers and two-way surrounds. The system shares the same YST II 10″ 100 watt subwoofer from the YHT-791. The receiver also features 4 HDMI inputs and automatic speaker setup.

The Yamaha YHT-591 retails for $649.95.

Yamaha YHT-491


The Yamaha YHT-491 includes a 5-channel receiver that comes paired with slim bass reflex tower speakers  for the front left and right, a two-way acoustic suspension center and two-way bass reflex surrounds. The system also comes with an 8″ 100 watt subwoofer and features 1080p HDMI switching with two inputs and one output.

The Yamaha YHT-491 retails for $549.95.

Yamaha YHT-391


At the entry-level is the Yamaha YHT-391, which is a 5.1 system with 100 watt acoustic suspension two-way satellites and an 8″ 100 watt subwoofer. 

The Yamaha YHT-391 retails for $399.95.

UPDATE – 7/6/09 – Yamaha YHT-591 Review Posted

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