Yamaha Releases Premium 5.1-ch. Home Theater System, Complete with Wi-Fi, Next Gen Gaming Support, Speakers and Subwoofer

The YHT-5960U brings the iconic new look for Yamaha AV receivers with a simplified, modern design.

The ultimate unboxing awaits you. Today Yamaha is releasing its brand new home theater in a box, the YHT-5960U. This all-in-one solution – complete with a 4K / 120 Hz AV receiver, speakers and cable connections for a surround sound experience – easily transforms your home into an entertainment mecca for films, music, games and more.

Based on the performance and performance you can expect from Yamaha, the YHT-5960U is a complete home theater system that supports the latest trends and specifications in home entertainment. This includes future support for 4K / 120Hz, 8K / 60bHz, HDMI 2.1 and HDR10 + to usher in a new era of dynamic displays and endless possibilities for what can be seen and heard at home.

The YHT-5960U offers five channels of surround sound and a full speaker set with connections to get you from setup to immersion in minutes. Whether you are 4K ready today or preparing for 8K, this home theater system supports and broadcasts content at the highest resolution available. All four HDMI inputs of the AV receiver support 4K / 120Hz and 8K / 60bHz via firmware update. Combine this picture quality with the authentic true sound expression that Yamaha is uniquely able to understand and reproduce, and nobody will put you at the center of the action – from recreating a stunning cinema or live concert to the ultimate gaming experience – everything from the comfort of your home.

“Bringing the cinema home has never been easier,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, consumer audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The YHT-5960U is equipped with everything you need for an immersive viewing and gaming experience – from speakers and connections to the latest in audio and video processing technology. Get ready to usher in a new era of dynamic displays with exciting audio. “

The YHT-5960U offers the iconic new look of Yamaha’s AV receivers with a simplified, modern design, a high-resolution LCD display and a jog dial with touch-sensitive buttons.

The modern look is complemented by features and support for the most breathtaking audio and visual experiences on the market. This includes HDMI 2.1 compatibility, which features Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), variable frame rates (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Quick Media Switching (QMS) for faster, smoother and more uninterrupted entertainment and gameplay. This is especially helpful for compatibility not only with Ultra HD TVs and emerging 8K setups, but also in preparation for the latest gaming platforms. Additional support includes Dolby Vision, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The ready-to-assemble system is supplied complete with loudspeaker connections and five loudspeakers: a left, right and center channel loudspeaker, a left and right surround loudspeaker and a power subwoofer for impressive bass.

The YHT-5960U offers the full range of MusicCast functions and app control, including Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, integrated music streaming services, multi-room audio and voice control via Alexa, Google and Siri-enabled devices.

For more details, including availability, visit usa.yamaha.com.

YHT-5960U at a glance

  • 5.1-channel powerful 80 watt surround sound system
  • 4K60, 4K120AB * and 8K60B * HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (4 inputs / outputs)
  • Dolby Vision ™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • Supports advanced media and games * – ALLM, VRR, QFT, QMS
  • Automatic room calibration YPAO
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MusicCast multiroom audio, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant
  • Pandora, Spotify, Napster, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music HD
  • Front, rear and center speakers can easily be placed in your room
  • Special subwoofer for powerful bass
  • Perfectly matched speaker cable for every speaker
  • $ 649.95 MSRP, available August 2021

* with future update


About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers the US market a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products. Products include: Yamaha’s acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products B. AV receivers, amplifiers, wireless MusicCast multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray / CD players, earphones, headphones, home theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of digital sound projectors. Yamaha Corporation of America markets innovative, high-quality technology and entertainment products and musical instruments for the hobby, educational, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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