New Yamaha receiver with Alexa Voice Control

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha has unveiled the RX-S602 Slimline AV receiver, offering wireless surround capability and Alexa voice control in a slim, compact design.

Standing under 4.5 inches high, the RX-S602 tucks away in confined spaces and fits nicely in AV racks that have extreme real estate constraints. This makes it the ideal entertainment hub for small apartments, offices or recreational vehicles like motorhomes and campervans.

The RX-S602 supports a traditional 5.1-channel wired setup for powerful surround sound, while also giving you the option of going wireless with a new technology called MusicCast Surround. An enhancement of the company’s MusicCast wireless multi-room audio system, MusicCast Surround allows a user to build an AV receiver-based 5.1-channel surround sound system with wired speakers for the front channels (Front Left, Center, Front Right) and wireless speakers for the surrounds (Surround Left, Surround Right).

MusicCast Surround builds on the Yamaha MusicCast wireless multi-room audio system which enables music enthusiasts to stream their favorite tunes from almost any audio source over a Wi-Fi network to MusicCast-enabled products throughout the house.

Additionally, the slimline AV receiver features voice control via Amazon Alexa-equipped devices, such as the Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers, through the use of free MusicCast skills available on the Alexa Skills Store.

Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, the RX-S602 delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors — giving a full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.

“The RX-S602 makes powerful surround sound a reality for those living in a limited amount of space,” said Robert Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “With MusicCast Surround capability, in addition to Alexa voice-control, this slimline receiver opens up a broad range of wireless options for the compact home audio setup.”

The RX-S602 also comes fully-loaded with wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay® and Spotify Connect. It supports numerous built-in streaming services, including Spotify, Pandora®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and thousands of free internet radio stations, all accessible via the free MusicCast app.
Yamaha-exclusive sound technologies, such as YPAO auto-calibration and Cinema DSP, are also packed into the RX-S602. YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and your system, then precisely adjusts various audio parameters to provide the best sound for your room, while Cinema DSP 3D allows you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room.

The RX-S602 also comes equipped with Zone 2 audio, which sends audio to a speaker pair in another room from a source independent of the source playing in the main listening room. This makes it perfect for the RV enthusiast looking for a 3.1-channel setup in a main TV room and a 2-channel configuration in a second room or even outside.

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha RX-S602 will be available in August for an MSRP of $649.95.
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SOURCE: Yamaha Corporation of America press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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