Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review & specs

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha is a well-known company, which provides the music-lovers with high-quality devices. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is regarded as one of the most significant receivers of a modern world. Such a rank was given due to the outstanding features, great assembly quality, comfortable remote control, and DSP modes diversity. Of course, such a device has much more advantages, which will be regarded in this Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review.

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Design

Device looked really gorgeous. It has impressive dimensions (17.3 x 17.1 x 7.2 inches) and heavy weight (32.8 pounds), but that is perfectly clear because such a great amount of features couldn’t be placed in a small box with lightweight. I can’t name such peculiarities as disadvantages because I found the place for a receiver and its dimensions didn’t prevent me from using the unit. It has ventilation holes, but they didn’t help much. After 2 hours of using the device became warm and I had to install an additional cooler.

Characteristics

Among impressive Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 specs, the device can boast with a perfectly working Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. During the whole testing process, there were no problems with them. A special app allowed me easily to connect to the device and control it, even being in another room. A problem with program installation appeared only once and after a second attempt, the downloading was finished successfully. A great joy brought me an Alexa voice control system, but it bothered me quickly. Spotify, TIDAL, and Pandora opened the world of brilliant music and sound.

Performance

Thanks to the Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, and Dolby TrueHD I had a real happiness from watching action movies and listening to the music. The built-in decoders greatly affected my leisure, especially the last one, which demonstrated the full power of modern technologies and an opportunity to see each detail on the screen. A YPAO Volume feature adopted the sound to the volume set. I didn’t like how it worked because on a high volume the music was overwhelmed with bass. After turning it off the problem disappeared.

Sound Quality

A special Surround AI mode has to create a surround sound effect, but in reality, everything is not so great. Sometimes it mixed up sounds and it was hard to distinguish the voice and surround noise. Even a Straight mode presented itself better; at least, it was comfortable to watch movies with such a configuration. While listening to the music, I checked DSP modes, which simulated different venues. Some song sounded like in a rock or jazz club, and some of them were so epic, that I felt myself like a part of a movie.

Connectivity

While testing, I have found that Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 shut off the surround back speakers in order to activate the front height speakers. 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs were enough for connecting different devices. Moreover, all of the connectors didn’t become a problem. A phono input brought me back to the nostalgia. My vinyl player presented me a pleasure from records usage, and the receiver surprised me with a clear and almost divine sound. The plugs connections densely deployed in the nest so with them there were no troubles.

Setup

A great YPAO calibration system allowed me to get a desirable sound in 10 minutes after the setting has started. The on-screen instruction was clear, but for better understanding, I had to pause and think. The whole setting process took me nearly an hour.

Conclusion

The device proved itself as a very reliable unit. The manufacturers empowered it with great assembly quality, comfortable remote control, and other features, which were able to create favorable using conditions. At the same time, there were questions to the bad cooling system and sound quality. Despite all the pros and cons, the device will be a great multimedia solution for a person, who doesn’t look for compromises and want to have quality and functionally at a reasonable price.

Common features

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

4.5 of 5

Reviews

9

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

770 W

Output power per channel

110 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

107 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

9

Optical digital inputs

3

Coaxial digital inputs

3

HDMI inputs

7

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

24

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

17.3 x 17.1 x 7.2 inches

Product weight

32.8 pounds

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