(May 20, 2021) Marantz and Denon are no longer the only large-scale brands to offer Auro-3D in the North American market. Today, Auro Technologies has announced its platform will be available on select Yamaha 2021 AVENTAGE AV Receivers.
According to Auro, Yamaha’s 11-channel RX-A8A and 9-channel RX-A6A receivers will offer access to Auro's Codec decoder and the Auro-Matic up-mixer.
"Auro Technologies is thrilled to see AURO-3D becoming enabled on the newest YAMAHA AV receivers. This announcement signifies another major milestone for the expansion of AURO-3D into more Home Entertainment devices and YAMAHA’s commitment to expand the availability of AURO-3D,” said Rudy Van Duppen, CEO of Auro Technologies. “AURO-3D brings to customers the truest to real-life immersive experiences for the Home.”
Auro’s largest stumbling block within the United States has been access to content. Users can source Auro Blu-ray films from Europe, however, the bulk of Auro’s usefulness has been playback of Auro-encoded music and upmixxing of legacy and multi-channel movie content.
To learn more about Auro-3D’s history and how it differs from Atmos and DTS:X, along with detailed impressions of its performance capabilities, read SVS’s Prime Elevation and Marantz’s SR7012 AVR Tackle Auro-3D: An Exploratory Review.