Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2A

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AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs RX-A2A comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Yamaha RX-A2A

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 versus Yamaha RX-A2A comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A2A was rated 8.2 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is 2018, and RX-A2A is 2021. Identified advantages have shown that AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is better over RX-A2A mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Yamaha RX-A2A

  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2A over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 8 points out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2A
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 this value is 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-A2A it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 170/4100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
RX-A2A
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-A2A scored 9 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2A
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 9 points, but Yamaha RX-A2A received 7 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
RX-A2A
7

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A2A has 7/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha RX-A2A has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
HDMI input/output8/37/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input40
Component input/output2/00
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 7 for the RX-A2A.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2A
7

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the RX-A2A has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Yamaha RX-A2A.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10
RX-A2A
10

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notWeb Control, App Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMusicCast
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
7
RX-A2A
7

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2A
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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