High-grade audio design 9.2-channel AVENTAGE AV receiver with high performance ESS DACs and support for Dolby Atmos® and DTS-X™. Provides the latest HDMI, including HDR and BT.2020, and features a symmetrical power amp layout, YPAO™ 3D measurement and Zone 2/3 audio processing.
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
AVENTAGE AV receivers: Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance
Aluminum front panel offers visual and aural benefits
Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge helps to ensure that vibrations do not affect sound quality
H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame
Professional quality digital audio by ESS DAC
9-Channel powerful surround sound
140 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2-ch driven)
155 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 2-ch driven)
220 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10 % THD, 1-ch driven)
MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct compatible for easy network
Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
AirPlay®, Pandora®*, Rhapsody®*, Spotify*, Internet Radio SiriusXM* music streaming service and AV Controller app
High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
HDMI® (8 in / 2 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 (7 in / 2 out), HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
YPAO™-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimisation with 3D and speaker angle Measurement
YPAO Volume to ensure natural sounds even at low volume
Zone Extra Bass for more powerful bass sound in another rooms (Zone 2 and 3)
Zone Volume Equalizer for optimum sound balance in another rooms (Zone 2 and 3)
Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
Yamaha video processing optimizes video content
Advanced HDMI Zone Switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
Versatile Zone control such as Zone 2 / 3 / 4 on / off, Zone GUI and Party mode
ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
Support for the Latest Surround Format, DTS:X
DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS.
Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. The combination of DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
Support for the Latest Surround Format, Dolby Atmos
Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos. It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. Music, people, and objects come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are truly there. The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos Playback
Yamaha provide multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that&'s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.
Furthermore YPAO R.S.C. which optimizes the listening environment and fundamental high quality audio design takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localization capability of Dolby Atmos.
The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance
The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
Anti Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality
The Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.
H-shaped Cross Member Frame
The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout
This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits
All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume / selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
Sound Tuning Achieved with High Quality Parts for Optimum Performance
Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound.
Professional Quality Digital Audio by ESS DAC
Incorporating the SABRE™ 9006A Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it&'s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV receiver, Hi-Fi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc player connected to the RX-A860. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The RX-A860 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A860 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K/60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.
Support for 21:9 Aspect Ratio
The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.
High-resolution Music Enhancer further Heightens Musicality from the Original Content
Hi-bit high-sampling extension up to 96 kHz / 24-bit can be applied to lossless 44.1 / 48 kHz content such as from a CD (2-channel PCM) or a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content.
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify*, Pandora*, JUKE*, Napster*, Rhapsody*, SiriusXM* or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.
Easy Setup with Your Smartphone or Tablet
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.
AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVRlike magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high resolution audio codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network content.
Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption*
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.
Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier
AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.
Yamaha Video Processing Optimizes Video Content
Yamaha’s high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content.
Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display
Yamaha&' s latest Graphical User Interface has a high resolution display for characters, icons and images, with clear, easy-to-use menus. It also includes a selectable Status Bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS
The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI and even from the AV Controller app.
YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Multi-Point Measurement
YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume
Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker
The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 7-channel surround sound filled with realism, from only two front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a center speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localization. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
Yamaha&' s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.
Zone Extra Bass for More Powerful Bass Sound in Another Room (Zone 2)
Use the Extra Bass feature to amplify bass tones, not just in your main room but also on system in other room (Zones 2). Even with compact or in-wall speakers which typically lack bass, you’ll hear all your sources with powerful bass sound.
Zone Volume Equalizer for Optimum Sound Balance in Another Room (Zone 2)
Automatically adjusts bass and treble balance to match the volume on system in other rooms (Zone 2). Enjoy movies and music with a natural sound quality balance even at low volumes.
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
HDMI Zone Switching Allows Different HD Audio / Video Sources Playback in Different Rooms
HDMI zone switching offers the ability to individually select and send HD video programs to two separate zones. Watch a Blu-ray Disc™ movie in the Main Zone while an HD cable TV broadcast plays in another room (Zone 2).
Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Furthermore, in a 5.1.2-channel system for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, when Zone 2 is off, all 5.1.2 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two height / overhead channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and th e Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there&'s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver―one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.
ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%
Yamaha&'s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad
The DLNA Certification and Logo Program: (a) ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and (b) confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features.
DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs.
And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Connect by Spotify.
Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside,
the song immediately streams to your AVRlike magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music.
You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
SiriusXM Internet Radio delivers a variety of commercial-free music including Pop, Rock, Country, RB, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical and much more, plus expert sports talk and analysis. You also get exclusive entertainment, talk, comedy, family programming, local traffic and weather and news from your most trusted sources.
CINEMA DSP 3D mode
The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha&'s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
SCENE A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE
With most AV components, watching or listening to what you want requires a number of steps. You have to turn on the AV component, turn on another component like a DVD player, select the source, select the surround mode and then press play. But with Yamaha&'s SCENE feature all you need to do is press one button. Both components turn on, the correct DSP setting is made, and play begins. This SCENE function allows you to change input sources and sound field programmes with one button. Four SCENE buttons are available for different usages, such as playing movies or music.
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
VIRTUAL Presence Speaker
Virtual Presence Speaker mode provides the 3D sound without front presence speakers. Tell customers that the best way to enjoy 3D movies at home is with sound from a Yamaha AV Receiver equipped with CINEMA DSP 3D.
VURTUAL Surround Back Speaker
Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic sound effect DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed on headphones.
ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%*. It can be set easily from the top of the GUI/OSD menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement).
This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The Zone2 feature allows you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone2). You can control this unit from the second zone using the supplied remote control.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio/video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)
155 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)
140 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)
220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
165 / 210 / 285 / 405 W
Surround Sound Processing
Dialog Level Adjustment
Virtual Presence Speaker
Virtual Surround Back Speaker
Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS-HD Master Audio
Yes (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer
High-resolution Music Enhancer
YPAO multi-point measurement
Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control), 3D and
Angle measurement YPAO Volume
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling
Yes (4K/60p, 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync
17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-3/4” x 18-5/8”); 435 x 192 x 474 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 247 x 474 mm)
37.5 lbs; 17.0 kg.
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