My AI (applied intelligence) says don’t fall for the AI marketing. No reason to upgrade from recent gen Yamaha products.
The AI DSP might be fun, and even applicable for typical users and enthusiasts alike. It could be doing things like applying YPAO volume when needed (by channel/object?), and full range when not. However, I would still prefer to see other improvements, like using that processing power to perform better room interaction analysis.
System I | Sony 75Z9D | Oppo BDP-203 and 103D | ATV5 | Energy Veritas 1.8 (LR) | 2.0 (C) | 2.0R (S+SB) | Mirage OMD-5 (FH, RH)
Yamaha CX-A5100 | MX-A5000 x 2 | Dayton UM18-22 Sealed x2 w/ iNuke 6000DSP | Panamax Power 360 Strip
System II | Sony 75Z9D | ATV5 | Yamaha RX-A1070 | NAD T973 | Mirage OMD-28, OMD C2, OMD-5 | SVS PB12+/2