Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review & specs

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080: true multimedia perfection for maximalists

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is really able to become a part of a fantastic home theater. Such a receiver has everything for this. I truly enjoyed an opportunity to connect the three compatible displays to the unit. The picture was in 4K and surround sound created an amazing atmosphere. The testing process was wonderful because Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is really a company’s masterpiece.

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Design

I was needed a small visual Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review to conclude that this device looks very modern. The upper part of the front side is glossy and the display shows all the figures clearly. Even a bright sun couldn’t prevent me from reading the track’s name and other information. The manufacturer has added to the device’s design special details with anti-resonance technology, which reduce distortion provoked by vibration. Due to the rigid H-shaped frame, the whole construction has an increased stability level. The fifth foot in a central part of the receiver adds protection from the internal and external vibrations.

Characteristics

A special feature (Zone 2) allowed me to listen to the music even being in other room. Due to the Spotify, TIDAL, and Pandora, I turned on my favorite tracks. The device easily connected with my iPhone and I also streamed sound through Apple AirPlay. I thought that with such an amazing unit, Bluetooth couldn’t work bad, but this happened. The signal disappeared from time to time and such a problem was really annoying. I had to reset the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 to bring back to life this function. Alexa voice control was like a present. It was needed only a few words and receiver performed certain operations. It has 40 preset FM/AM stations, which were doing their job greatly.

Performance

While testing, I didn’t notice some crucial moments and after Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 specs checking, I wasn’t surprised with that. The connectivity was good and the picture on the screen was very juicy. I finally started to see all the details and colors. One thing that I didn’t like was the remote control quality. It creaked and all the buttons were shaky, so a few of them jumped out the remote and caused the uncomfortable usage.

Sound Quality

With the help of the front-panel USB port, the device could perform a lot of tracks. I even used a networked PC and everything worked great. The sound quality was really impressive because every instrument was heard as the part of the whole sound composition and at the same time as a separate element with its sound shades and colors.

Connectivity

A phono input became a great surprise for me. I connected to the device my old vinyl and have got a huge emotional charge with the help of incredible music. I want to mention that despite the fact the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 9 inputs, only seven of them work without problems. With two inputs there appeared some problems and their connectivity capability was in question.

Setup

The setting process was easy and quick. After turning the device on, on the screen appeared a special instruction. Everything was described in details, so I performed all the operations with ease. The calibration also was painless. I did everything on the intuitive level and such adaptability was very comfortable.

Conclusion

A device is really will become a great choice for those, who are looking for a perfect combination of all the media features. It can propose the 4K, surround sound, anti-resonance technology, rigid H-shaped frame, fifth foot, Spotify, TIDAL, Alexa voice control, Pandora, and 40 preset FM/AM stations. The receiver has also some shortcomings, among which I can allocate bad Bluetooth work, low remote control quality, and problems with inputs.

Common features

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

5.0 of 5

Reviews

1

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

1260 W

Output power per channel

140 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %

Number of channels

9

Signal-to-noise ratio

112 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

9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

24

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

18.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches

Product weight

37.5 pounds

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