Yamaha’s delicious DAB double
Stuff exclusiveDo you like a side order of DAB with your audio meals? Yamaha's new mini system and AV receiver should cater for your home cinema and h
Stuff exclusiveDo you like a side order of DAB with your audio meals? Yamaha’s new mini system and AV receiver should cater for your home cinema and hi-fi appetite nicely. A shared love of super-sharp digital radio is actually these new boys’ only common trait. As you have probably surmised, above left is a smart mini system which goes by the name of the M170. Its neat dimensions make it ideal second-system fodder for your kitchen, and it’ll easily take on the sound of your cooking with a 25W output from each speaker. It’s also the first mini system we’ve seen for a while that poses a genuine threat to our current favourite, the Denon D-M35DAB – the speakers have a refined piano finish, and it even has the gall to undercut its foe’s price with a generous £300 tag. Looming on the right is the RX-V100D, which is one of the first AV receivers we’ve seen to include DAB tuning. It’s a monolthic control centre for all your home cinema needs, with 6.1 channel surround sound and the component socketry you need for high-def. It promises to be quite a spectacular listening experience, too, with the Quad-Field Cinema DSP offering 14 different surround options and the DAB radio ‘UK tuned’ following research from Yamaha’s bods. Apparently the tuning picks out the subtle differences and requirements for the ideal listening experience on our isle. Getting it into your lounge will set you back £430. Both systems are available now – head over to Yamaha’s site for instructions on how to get your mitts on them.