Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

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Rating 5 5

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs AVENTAGE RX-A2080 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8.7
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8.6
9
8
10
10

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 takes place. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 was rated 8.6 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has better performance than AVENTAGE RX-A2080.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 140/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-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-A3080 this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 it is 140/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8, 230/4140/8, 220/4
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 4
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-A3080
9
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
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-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bitESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 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, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
8

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

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
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-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

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, both receivers got 9 points on our 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
9

Competitors in our review have 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
HDMI input/output7/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input33
Coaxial digital input33
Composite input44
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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-A3080
9
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
9

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
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, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

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

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
10
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google 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 nothas not

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-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

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

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
7
AVENTAGE RX-A2080
7

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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