Oct 10, 2018
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 ...Read More
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 comparison showed me, that one of the main differences between these, at first sight, similar devices was the total output power. The RX-A2080 had 1260W, while RX-A1080 boasted with lower figures – 770W. People, who are looking for a powerful device, will surely find the best solution among these receivers.
I decided to compare the Yamaha RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2080 features, and found out that the Wi-Fi connection of the first model worked worse than the second. The signal barely reached another room. Such services as Pandora, Spotify, Internet Radio, and Deezer were perfectly performed by the AVENTAGE RX-A1080, but on the AVENTAGE RX-A2080, the Spotify was launched only after 3 attempts.
All the Yamaha’s inputs, from standard A/V plugs to component, could be upscaled to 4K. Mentioned devices had similar connectors number, but RX-A2080 demonstrated better plugs quality. While testing the cords didn’t fall out. With RX-A1080 it was more complicated situation because 2 HDMI inputs didn’t react on the connection. The setting process was easy for both, but the RX-A1080 calibration system wasn’t designed to work in a real life (it didn’t take into account the real furniture placement).
Both devices have 5 legs and presentable black color. Following the Yamaha RX-A2080 vs RX-A1080 benchmark, the most visible distinction to me was the display brightness. The AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has more clear inscriptions, while on AVENTAGE RX-A1080 it was hard to read the words on a sunny day and distinguish the slight animation. The remote controls also similar, but in the older model, the buttons didn’t stick. These units were pretty significant in sizes. It wasn’t easy to find the appropriate place for them but Yamaha RX-A1080 appeared more compact.
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 price