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RX-A1080 AVENTAGE 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
Architected for Performance. Constructed for performance, this 7.2-channel AV receiver features an ESS SABRE™ DAC, seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, Zone 2 function, Phono input, Wi-Fi®, YPAO™ with Precision EQ and much more.
- 7.2-ch Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (5.2.2-ch) and CINEMA DSP HD3
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
- New Surround:AI™ technology automatically optimizes the sound in real-time
- Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Napster and more
- 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
- HDMI with HDCP 2.3 (7 in/3 out)
- ESS SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC for high performance conversion
- YPAO R.S.C., multipoint and precision EQ
- Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
- Phono input
AVENTAGE Advantage - Overview
Craftsmanship in engineering design. The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
AVENTAGE – Total Purity Concept
Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
AVENTAGE – High Quality Parts
The whole is greater than the sum. Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, "tune" the receiver's sound.
AVENTAGE – Anti-Resonance Technology
A firm foundation. The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.
AVENTAGE – Advanced Foundational Design
A foot fetish. The feet of the receiver feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilizes two different kinds of interior ribs — straight and curved — to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration. The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid- and high-range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and accurate reproduction.
AVENTAGE – Aluminum Front Panel
Shielded from noise. All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
AVENTAGE – Symmetrical Power Amplifier
Designed to the details. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide open sound stage for a superior receiver.
AVENTAGE – H-shaped Frame
Reinforced for rigidity. The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.
AVENTAGE – ESS SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC
More signal less noise. Incorporating a SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio.
AVENTAGE – Surround:AI
Intelligent Surround. This AI technology built into the DSP analyzes the scene of your entertainment content and creates an optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the greatest effect. In real time, this AI instantaneously analyzes scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect. The effect is a compelling sense of realism beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the best of every scene in an entertainment experience.
4K Ultra HD HDMI Support
Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.
Three HDMI Outputs
With three HDMI output terminals, you can simultaneously connect to a TV, projector, or other display to watch two separate video sources at the same time. You can also broadcast the same video source (such as a ball game) across all outputs.
HDMI Zone Switching
You can transmit video or audio content to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone 2) via HDMI. This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay 2 Compatible
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for music streaming or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetooth connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device such as a pair of headphones.
In and out.
The RX-A1080 is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A1080 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.
New Heights in Sound
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos — right in your home.
Even More Power
Add an external power amplifier (pre-main amplifier) to this AV receiver to improve and enhance the sound of your speakers. By using a power amplifier to drive the important front channel in home theater, this added power supports your system with an emphasis on sound quality.
Wireless Surround Speakers
Combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless surround speakers in 5.1-ch. Get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup and turn your current living room into an entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.
Full Resolution, Total Immersion
eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
Unlock the full potential of your 4K content. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC – available in the industry-leading AV receivers from Yamaha.
eARC delivers full-resolution, multichannel audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® through your existing HDMI connection, giving you the most realistic surround sound experience for immersing yourself in your favorite movies and moments.
Start with this AV receiver in your home theater and expand to other rooms over time with MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi gear. Stream your music and TV sound everywhere using your existing Wi-Fi network. With MusicCast, the system grows with you, and there’s no need to run wires through walls.
Music at Your Command
Hey Siri. Play music in the kitchen and living room.
AirPlay 2 adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other streaming services to multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home. Easily control it from your iPhone or iPad, link it with a HomePod, or simply ask Siri for an assist.
The free MusicCast app puts control of your AV receiver in the palm of your hand. Access your sources and streaming services, adjust volume and sound settings, and link with other MusicCast devices for simultaneous playback throughout your home.
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on MusicCast
Touch or voice control – the choice is yours. Intuitively control a single MusicCast product or an entire whole-home system with ease using Alexa or Google Assistant and hear your home come alive.
A World of Music
Explore a world of music with built-in streaming services. Use the MusicCast Controller app to access your favorite streaming services – plus downloads and more – straight from your receiver. It's never been easier to listen to your favorite songs and artists and discover new music.
YPAO - R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control with Multi-Point Measurement and Precision EQ)
YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It uses precision EQ calculation to achieve the most natural room acoustics possible and Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
Second Room Sound
This output capability allows the receiver to have 2-channel sound to a second zone when powering a 5-channel setup in the main zone.
Dust and Groovers
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.
Yamaha RX-A1080 Specs
|Power Output per Channel||
110 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.06% THD
120 W at 8 Ohms / 1 kHz / 0.9% THD
165 W at 8 Ohms / 1 kHz / 10% THD
|Dynamic Power per Channel||135 W at 8 Ohms (Front)
165 W at 6 Ohms (Front)
210 W at 4 Ohms (Front)
280 W at 2 Ohms (Front)
|DTS Compatibility||DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X|
|Dolby Compatibility||Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD|
|Auro 3D Support||No|
|Upmixing Technology||Dolby Surround|
|Supported File Formats||11.2 MHz DSD, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|HDR Compatibility||HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma|
|Pass-Through Support||4K60p 4:4:4 (BT.2020)|
|Rear A/V Inputs||
7 x HDMI
3 x Optical TOSLINK
3 x Digital Coaxial
2 x 3RCA Component
4 x RCA Composite
7 x Stereo RCA
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
|Rear A/V Outputs||
3 x HDMI
2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2 Pre-Out
1 x 7-Channel RCA Pre-Out
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x USB Type-A
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
1 x Stereo RCA Input
|Other Rear I/O||
1 x FM Antenna Terminal
1 x AM Antenna Terminal
2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Terminal
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Remote) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Remote) Output
1 x DE-9 (RS-232C) Input
|Speaker Connectors||9 x Binding Post Pairs|
|HDCP Support||Version 2.2|
|Audio Return Channel (ARC)||Yes|
|Supported Audio Codecs||AAC, SBC|
|Wireless Audio Protocols||AirPlay|
|Tuner Type||AM, FM|
|Power Consumption||Standby: 0.1 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17.1 x 7.1 x 17.2" / 43.5 x 18.1 x 43.8 cm (Antenna Removed)
17.1 x 10.2 x 17.2" / 43.5 x 26.0 x 43.8 cm (Antenna Up)
|Weight||32.8 lb / 14.9 kg|
|Package Weight||38.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||22 x 20 x 11.25"|
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