The R-N2000A network receiver is one entertainment center, for streaming services up to ultra-high-resolution sources. The R-N2000A is equipped with Yamaha’s proprietary automatic calibration technology called YPAOTM (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer). YPAO corrects for differences in sound perception caused by influences on the acoustics of materials and physical distances from the walls. It optimizes the sound in the listening environment and transforms the living room into the ideal listening room. The use of the ES9026PRO D/A converter from ESS Technologies should ensure that the sound image is reproduced accurately.
Instead of simply making the sound louder, the R-N2000A manages to increase the feeling of dynamics, according to the manufacturer. These dynamics powerfully represent the difference between dramatic silences and movement in music. To achieve this, Yamaha has applied the concept of “Mechanical Grounding” taken from our top hi-fi models. The concept literally starts at the foot, by mounting it firmly to the chassis. Then the same happens with the large heat sink, the toroidal transformer, and the block capacitors. This design prevents unwanted vibrations and results in an expressive response of the low frequencies. Both the gain and power portion of the design are intentionally separated from ground. The symmetrical construction, including the “Floating and Balanced” power amplifier technology, should ensure an optimal signal-to-noise ratio and channel separation.
The R-N2000A is equipped with Yamaha’s MusicCast network system, including access to services such as Amazon Music HD, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. In addition, the R-N2000A features analog VU meters and an OLED display that provides a visual indication of the musical dynamics. The USB-DAC lets you get the most out of your favorite hi-res audio sources and the HDMI with ARC (Audio Return Channel) provides a direct connection to the TV.
For the new N-S2000A, Yamaha has drawn on the design of its flagship models to achieve consistent tone color – or tonal balance – across the entire frequency spectrum. The NS-2000A uses the newly developed Harmonious Diaphragm for each speaker unit, which consists of a mix of ZYLON and spruce. While ZYLON has excellent speed, internal dissipation and suppleness properties, spruce is the preferred wood for grand piano soundboards and essential for reproduction. This blend should ensure accurate and true tonal expression across the entire sound spectrum.
To optimize the enclosure for high levels of dynamics, Yamaha has applied state-of-the-art loudspeaker design technology using laser vibrometers and FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis. The bulkhead in the housing has been reinforced to ensure that LF response is rock solid and should provide a comfortable foundation for the music.
To recreate the ideal image of audio sources, Yamaha uses its proprietary “Acoustic Absorber”, a resonance tube that eliminates standing waves in the enclosure and minimizes the need to use absorbing material. In this way the realism of the music is not beaten to death, a danger that lurks in the application of sound-absorbing materials, and energy level and dynamics are maintained. Furthermore, Yamaha has mounted two specially shaped tubes, called RS (Resonance Suppression) Chambers, behind the loudspeaker diaphragms to cancel out unwanted resonances.
Prices and launch dates of the R-N2000A receiver and NS-2000A speaker system will be announced at a later date.