Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2060

If you click a link on this page and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs RX-A2060 comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2060 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Yamaha RX-A2060

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A2060 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A2060 was rated 8.5 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is 2018, and RX-A2060 is 2016. RX-A2060 is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Yamaha RX-A2060

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2060 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • 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 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but RX-A2060 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2060
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A2060 supports a 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 RX-A2060 this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 170/4140/8, 220/4
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 4
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz20Hz-20KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 9 out of 10, and the RX-A2060 - 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
RX-A2060
8

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-A2060
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bitESS 192 KHz/24-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

Connectivity

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

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2060
8

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 Yamaha RX-A2060.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
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-A1080 RX-A2060
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, JUKE, 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-A1080
9
RX-A2060
9

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A2060 has 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
HDMI input/output8/38/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input33
Coaxial digital input33
Composite input45
Component input/output2/03/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, 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 the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-A2060.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-A2060
10

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 10 points, but the RX-A2060 has 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10
RX-A2060
8

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
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-A1080 RX-A2060
Multi-room zones23
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

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A2060 got 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
7
RX-A2060
8

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-A2060
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-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
Add another receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here