Yamaha RX-A880 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A880

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

Yamaha RX-A1080 is a 7.2 model, capable of delivering up to 110 W/channel, but its rival, in our Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A880 comparison, capable of delivering up to 100 W/channel. Its Bluetooth receiver allows wireless listening from all compatible devices. Yamaha RX-A1080 also supports Ultra HD videos in HDR Dolby Vision format, as well as the BT.2020 color space. The HDMI 2.0 controller is obviously CEC compatible, for control of the amplifier. Also, there is The ARC protocol, for the transmission of sound from the TV is supported.

Yamaha RX-A880 review

The Yamaha RX-A880 is compatible with Ultra HD 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision features. Also, it allows wireless listening from a smartphone or a computer via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, both devices are equipped with a new 32-bit / 384 kHz DAC and have compatibility with the Yamaha MusicCast wireless surround speakers. Yamaha MusicCast RX-A880 is delivered with a YPAO R.S.C multi-point calibration microphone, in order to adjust the sound reproduction of the speakers to the characteristics of the listening room. This fully automated process acts on the frequency response, as well as the phase and any acoustic delays.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • The built-in equalizer has many presses and each user will find something for himself
  • The device’s chassis is based on the ART design, which dampens unwanted vibrations

Cons

  • To fine-tune the audio system, you must have experience operating receivers

Yamaha RX-A880 pros and cons

Pros

  • It is possible to read audio files like FLAC, Apple Lossless or DSD via USB port

Cons

  • There have been precedents for failing HDMI ports
  • Synchronization of devices connected via HDMI is not fast

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Rating 3.5 3.5

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Product

Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Model

RX-A880
AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

35
52

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 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)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, 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, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
3

Composite input

1
4

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, 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, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, 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
2

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)

1
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-Neo:6
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

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

400
450

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 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15
43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.3
14.9/32.8
Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

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  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A880
  • 8.3Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

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