Yamaha RX-A870BL review & specs

Yamaha RX-A870BL AV Receiver Overview

Yamaha RX-A870BL

Yamaha is the biggest manufacturer of acoustic systems and sound equipment. It’s known for their impeccable sound, reliability, ease of use and relatively low price. I tested the receiver from Yamaha and would like to share with you my impressions. In this article, you can find a small Yamaha RX-A870BL review.

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Design

The body of the Yamaha RX-A870BL is made of sheet metal. The front side of the receivers is stylized for brushed metal on the bottom, and on top is covered with a plastic transparent panel, behind which the display is located. The design of the case is made in a unique, concise and simple style.

Features

If we talk about Yamaha RX-A870BL specs — each channel is powered by 160 watts. It is compatible with Dolby Vision. It decodes both Dolby Atmos and DTS: X and includes up-samplers for legacy formats. Dolby Atmos is designed to create a more complete immersion into the world of home theater sounds, by analyzing the sound waves emitted by acoustic systems. 4K support is very good, and there are no problems with synchronization.

Performance

Yamaha RX-A870BL copes with the transmission of a clear and powerful signal, for which you need the appropriate speakers. This device supports a wide range of audio formats. We work with full-featured speakers, and this is a great combination. The sound is fantastic.

Sound Quality

This receiver definitely has the opportunity to play clear and loud with my speakers. This receiver has excellent sound and has the usual settings. I am very pleased with the sound from this receiver. Power for loudspeakers is enough for home use.

Connectivity

It has Wi-Fi (or Ethernet), the latest version of HDCP HDMI 2.2 and Dolby Atmos sound. This makes it easy to control HDR 4K signals and has more than enough HDMI inputs (7) and outputs (3; 2 primaries, 1 for zone 2), which should be sufficient even for the most complex home theater setup. There is also Airplay and Bluetooth.

Setup

It was easy to setup. The amazing abundance of ports. Calibration was quick and provided a good balance. Setup is intuitive and only takes a few minutes to get it exactly the way you want.

Conclusion

Yamaha RX-A870BL is the AV receiver of a new generation from the company Yamaha and is perfect for decorating any home theater. A set of built-in functions, excellent sound, excellent picture quality – such characteristics will not leave indifferent even an inveterate film fan.

Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-A870BL

Model

RX-A870BL

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

3.8 of 5

Reviews

32

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W

Output power per channel

100 W, 160 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

106 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

Colour

black

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

1

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

8

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

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24 bit / 192 kHz

Surround sound effects

Cinema DSP

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

320 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
Yamaha RX-A870BL
Yamaha RX-A870BL

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