Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES

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AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs STR-ZA810ES comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
vs
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and Sony STR-ZA810ES takes place. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 received 8.6 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-ZA810ES was rated 7.4 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is 2018, and STR-ZA810ES is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has better performance than STR-ZA810ES.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 over Sony STR-ZA810ES

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Sony STR-ZA810ES over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8
STR-ZA810ES
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Sony STR-ZA810ES supports a 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-A2080 this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the STR-ZA810ES it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm140/8, 220/4100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 9 out of 10, and the STR-ZA810ES - 7.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
9
STR-ZA810ES
7

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-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAODCAC EX
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 scored 8, and Sony STR-ZA810ES scored 9 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8
STR-ZA810ES
9

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Sony STR-ZA810ES.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
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-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuzhas not

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-A2080 got 9 points, but Sony STR-ZA810ES received 7 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
9
STR-ZA810ES
7

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Sony STR-ZA810ES has 6/2 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-A2080 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Sony STR-ZA810ES has the HDCP 2.2 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has a Phono interface.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
HDMI input/output7/36/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input42
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 9 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
9
STR-ZA810ES
9

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
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, HLGHLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 got 10 points, but the STR-ZA810ES has 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
10
STR-ZA810ES
8

Only the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has the ECO mode.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantGoogle Assistant
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 notNFC

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-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMusic Center
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

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

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
7
STR-ZA810ES
7

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 STR-ZA810ES
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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