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Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver - $175 (Windermere)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Yamaha
model name / number: RX-A740
size / dimensions: 17"x7"x16"
Yamaha's home theater receivers continually offer more features to enjoy movies and music. Their AVENTAGE receivers go a step further to deliver exquisite sound quality to your speakers. These advanced Yamaha receivers are optimized to sound their best, with high-quality components and an attention to detail designed to satisfy the most discerning ears. The AVENTAGE RX-A740 gives you the best of both worlds; fun features and fantastic sound to heighten your enjoyment of music, movies, TV, and video games.

Wi-Fi offers a wide range of wireless music options
If you've never connected a receiver to your wireless home network, you may not realize how much music you're missing out on. Built-in Wi-Fi makes the RX-A740 a snap to integrate with your network. Once you're connected, you can listen to free Pandora® Internet radio as well as free radio streams from hundreds of stations around the world. If you're a subscriber to Spotify®, SiriusXM, or Rhapsody, you can enjoy their seemingly endless music choices. Got a computer or networked hard drive loaded with music? DLNA compatibility allows this receiver to tap into your collection wirelessly, so you never have to touch another CD again. Finally, if you're an Apple® user, AirPlay lets you listen wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or a computer running iTunes®.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A740 with built-in Wi-Fi
Stream music wirelessly to the RX-A740 with Yamaha's free AV Controller app for Apple and Android devices.

Great sound for one or two rooms
One of the benefits of the 'A740's seven-channel amplifier is powering speakers in multiple rooms. There are a total of nine speaker outputs on this receiver. That means you can connect a 7.2-channel system in your home theater and still have two more speaker outputs left over. Run wire to a set of stereo speakers in a bedroom, kitchen, or porch. Then, let Yamaha's Intelligent Amp Assign do the rest. When you're watching a movie in your home theater, the whole family can enjoy immersive 7.2 surround sound. But if you decide you'd rather chill out on the deck and listen to music, you can activate Zone 2, which automatically reassigns the surround back channels in the home theater to the channels that power your outdoor speakers. Your family will still enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound for their movie while you're listening to music over your network.

Easy control with your smartphone or tablet
What's the best way to control this receiver's many features? Download the free Yamaha AV Controller app to your smartphone or tablet. Available for Apple or Android™, the app offers easy touchscreen control of the receiver's most critical functions — from switching sources and controlling the volume, to multi-zone playback control and selecting an Internet radio station.

Built on sound principles
Excellent sound quality is the guiding principle behind Yamaha's AVENTAGE receivers. Low-jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for accurate playback and precise stereo imaging. The aluminum front panel and extra center foot on the receiver's base help to further eliminate unwanted resonance and distortion. And the high-quality Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters decode the latest audio formats with accuracy and detail, so digital sources like Blu-ray discs and high-resolution music files sound their best.

Don't forget about picture quality
Great-sound is only part of the AVENTAGE RX-A740's story. Video upconversion can take analog or HDMI-connected sources as high as 4K for display on Ultra HD TVs. If you haven't yet taken the 4K plunge, you can also choose upscaling to 1080p HD to make old DVDs glisten with new life on your TV. There's also an extra HDMI input on the front panel. Connect a camera or camcorder, or a smartphone or tablet with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) compatibility. This allows you to share music, videos, or photos through your home theater with stunning picture quality and rich, full sound.

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