Yamaha RX-A780 vs Yamaha RX-A880

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RX-A780 vs RX-A880 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A780 vs Yamaha RX-A880 review

Yamaha RX-A780
vs
Yamaha RX-A880

The Yamaha RX-A780 vs Yamaha RX-A880 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A780 received 8.2 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A880 was rated 8.3 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. RX-A880 is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - RX-A780.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A780 over Yamaha RX-A880

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Main advantages Yamaha RX-A880 over Yamaha RX-A780

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

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

RX-A780
7
RX-A880
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 RX-A880 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-A780 it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A780 RX-A880
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm95/8, 160/4100/8, 160/4
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.

RX-A780
9
RX-A880
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.

RX-A780 RX-A880
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

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

RX-A780
8
RX-A880
8

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

RX-A780 RX-A880
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.

RX-A780 RX-A880
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, 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.

RX-A780
9
RX-A880
9

Competitors in our review have 7/2 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 RX-A780 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Yamaha RX-A880 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

RX-A780 RX-A880
HDMI input/output7/27/2
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 input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input11
Component input/output1/01/0
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 8 out of 10.

RX-A780
8
RX-A880
8

RX-A780 RX-A880
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, HLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

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

RX-A780
10
RX-A880
10

RX-A780 RX-A880
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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.

RX-A780 RX-A880
Multi-room zones22
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)11

Multichannel surround

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

RX-A780
7
RX-A880
7

RX-A780 RX-A880
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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