Yamaha RX-A780 Review and Specs

Yamaha RX-A780In the middle of 2019 Yamaha has released a new model of the AV receiver in the Aventage series. The novelty is called Yamaha RX-A780, it differs from the previous one in the catalog of the 680th model with increased power and additional inputs and outputs. Follow this Yamaha RX-A780 review to see all the Yamaha RX-A780 specs.

Yamaha RX-A780 review

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Features

The Yamaha RX-A780 AV receiver delivers 130 watts per channel to a 6 ohm load. As expected, the Yamaha receiver is fully ready to receive and transmit 4K and HDR of all types. They have not forgotten about object-oriented formats either: the device of the series cope with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X decoding. The receiver comes equipped with Yamaha’s Cinema DSP 3D which is a more simple version of the HD3 version we had seen in some of the top tier AVENTAGE models. With Cinema DSP 3D the receiver can create natural stereoscopic sound fields like movie theaters or concert halls from a selection of 17 different DSP programs.

Design and build

The front has the usual design we see in many receivers nowadays with two big turning knobs at each side of the bottom half with the right one for the volume and the left for selecting input sources. The top half has a reflective gloss surface that is a bit of a fingerprint magnet with a functions display dead center and a thin line of buttons under it that includes some basic functions like zone 2 controls, tuner and memory buttons. On the far right there is a small pure direct button while on the left the main power button. The receiver is built on an ART anti-resonance chassis, Burr-Brown chips with 32 bit / 384 kHz parameters are installed in the DAC section, the processor supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, plus 17 proprietary Yamaha DSP 3D sound processing algorithms.

Yamaha RX-A780

Connectivity

A pair of HDMI connectors, an optical digital input, as well as an output from a pre-amplifier to RCA were added to the equipment.

Setup

YPAO's proprietary automatic calibration system includes an RSC (Reflected Sound Control) circuit. The presence of MusicCast Surround support allows you to set up the Wireless MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 as the rear speakers, as well as the MusicCast SUB 100 subwoofer.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The firmware settings screens are nicer on this model than last year's models
  • The rear has every connection I should ever need in the near future

Cons

  • The user interface on the system is a little tricky

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Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-A780

Model

RX-A780

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

45

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

1

Component input/output

1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.1 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

11/23.4
Yamaha RX-A780
Yamaha RX-A780

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