Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

The premium 7.2-channel model of the AVENTAGE series, power 770W (4 Ohms). The 7.2-channel AV receiver RX-A1080 is equipped with highly efficient ESS Saber ES9007S Premier DACs and supports almost all advanced audio and video processing technologies. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are able to revive movie soundtracks like never before. The model has the latest HDMI interface with support for HDR, Dolby Vision and BT.2020, symmetrical power amplifier layout, YPAO 3D measurement and calibration system and Zone 2 content playback features. The aluminum front panel provides visual and acoustic benefits. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review

The 9.2-channel AVENTAGE Series delivers superior 3D sound field reproduction and the latest Surround: AI features. It boasts 140 watts per channel (8 ohms) of output power. The studied Yamaha RX-A2080 model is positioned lower than the top model RX-A3080, the main differences are: output power, lack of XLR inputs and outputs, DAC ESS SABER Premier ES9007S capable of processing 384 kHz / 32 bits and preamplifier output calculated on 7.2 channels rather than 11.2, as in the RX-A3080. Like all AV-receivers of the company, Yamaha RX-A2080 has a balanced approach to the design of both digital and analog parts. The device is equipped with an Ethernet RJ-45 port, or you can do without wires - there is a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi adapter on board. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • The audio reproduction with the Yamaha is unbelievably good
  • The different listening modes for music are easy to flip through/ disable if you wish

Cons

  • I was very disappointed with the built-in DLNA support

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 pros & cons

Pros

  • I was impressed by the clarity, power, separation and detail of the unit
  • I plugged in the YPAO Mic and followed the directions to set up the system. This is very easy to set up

Cons

  • It has weakness such as no front wide channel support

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8.3
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8.6
8
8
8
10
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Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

62
37

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
3

Coaxial digital input

3
3

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

2/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
490

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
17/37.5
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

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