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Yamaha 7.2 Channel Aventage Music Cast Receiver

$1,299.95

Yamaha 7.2 Channel Aventage Music Cast Receiver

Model No. RX-A1080BL

$1,299.95

Yamaha 7.2 Channel Aventage Music Cast Receiver

Model No. RX-A1080BL

$1,299.95

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Aventage Advantage: Craftsmanship in Engineering Design 
The Aventage line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot), and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with the primary goal of achieving the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

Total Purity Concept
Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high-drive amp technology, high-purity preamplification, and anti-vibration technology. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

High-Quality Parts
Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For Aventage models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to "tune" the receiver's sound.

Anti-Resonance Technology: A Firm Foundation
The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors, and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

Advanced Foundational Design
The feet of the receiver feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilizes two different kinds of interior ribs—straight and curved—to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration. The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid and high range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and accurate reproduction.

Aluminum Front Panel: Shielded from Noise
All Aventage components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors, and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

Symmetrical Power Amplifier
Designed to the details. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed, and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and helps to achieve a wide-open sound stage for a superior receiver.

H-Shaped Frame
Reinforced for rigidity. The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high-volume output (as seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.

ESS SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC
More signal, less noise. Incorporating a SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional-quality digital audio.

Surround: AI
Intelligent Surround. This AI technology built into the DSP analyzes the scene of your entertainment content and creates an optimal surround effect to reproduce it to full effect. In real time, this AI instantaneously analyzes scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds, and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect. The effect is a compelling sense of realism beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the best of every scene in an entertainment experience.

Full 4K: 4K Ultra HD HDMI Support
Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video, including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone, and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.

Three HDMI Outputs
With three HDMI output terminals, you can simultaneously connect to the TV, LCD projector, and other devices to watch two separate video sources at the same time. Or broadcast the same video source, such as a ball game, across all outputs.

HDMI Zone Switching
You can transmit video or audio content to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone 2) via HDMI. This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content.

Stream Simply: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Compatible
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for streaming music or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetooth connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device, such as a pair of headphones.

Bluetooth Output
The receiver is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the receiver to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.

New Heights in Sound: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos—right in your home.

Even More Power: 7.2-Channel Pre-Outs
Add an external power amplifier (pre-main amplifier) to this AV receiver to improve and enhance the sound of your speakers. By using a power amplifier to drive the important front channel in home theater, this added power supports your system with an emphasis on sound quality.

Wireless Surround Speakers
Combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless surround speakers. Get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup and turn your current living room into an entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.

Multi-Room Audio: MusicCast
Start with this AV receiver in your home theater and expand to other rooms over time with MusicCast speakers, sound bars, or Hi-Fi gear. Stream your music and TV sound everywhere using your existing Wi-Fi network. With MusicCast, the system grows with you, and there’s no need to run wires through walls.

MusicCast App
The free MusicCast app puts control of your AV receiver in the palm of your hand. Access your sources and streaming services, adjust volume and sound settings, and link with other MusicCast devices for simultaneous playback throughout your home.

Amazon Alexa on MusicCast
"Alexa, turn up the volume." With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. Use any Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, to control either the AV receiver by itself or multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home.
Availability of voice control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.

A World of Music: Streaming Services
Explore a world of music with built-in music streaming services. Syncing your playlists and likes from your smart device to the receiver and discovering new music becomes even easier with your receiver.

Sound Optimized: YPAO-RSC (Reflected Sound Control with Multi-Point Measurement and Precision EQ)
YPAO-RSC analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It uses precision EQ calculation to achieve the most natural room acoustics possible and RSC to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Second Room Sound: Zone 2
This output capability allows the receiver to have 2-channel sound to a second zone when powering a 5-channel set-up in the main zone.

Dust and Groovers: Phono Input
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.

Model # RX-A1080BL

More Information

Aventage Advantage: Craftsmanship in Engineering Design 
The Aventage line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot), and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with the primary goal of achieving the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

Total Purity Concept
Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high-drive amp technology, high-purity preamplification, and anti-vibration technology. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

High-Quality Parts
Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For Aventage models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to "tune" the receiver's sound.

Anti-Resonance Technology: A Firm Foundation
The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors, and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

Advanced Foundational Design
The feet of the receiver feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilizes two different kinds of interior ribs—straight and curved—to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration. The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid and high range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and accurate reproduction.

Aluminum Front Panel: Shielded from Noise
All Aventage components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors, and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

Symmetrical Power Amplifier
Designed to the details. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed, and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and helps to achieve a wide-open sound stage for a superior receiver.

H-Shaped Frame
Reinforced for rigidity. The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high-volume output (as seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.

ESS SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC
More signal, less noise. Incorporating a SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional-quality digital audio.

Surround: AI
Intelligent Surround. This AI technology built into the DSP analyzes the scene of your entertainment content and creates an optimal surround effect to reproduce it to full effect. In real time, this AI instantaneously analyzes scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds, and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect. The effect is a compelling sense of realism beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the best of every scene in an entertainment experience.

Full 4K: 4K Ultra HD HDMI Support
Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video, including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone, and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.

Three HDMI Outputs
With three HDMI output terminals, you can simultaneously connect to the TV, LCD projector, and other devices to watch two separate video sources at the same time. Or broadcast the same video source, such as a ball game, across all outputs.

HDMI Zone Switching
You can transmit video or audio content to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone 2) via HDMI. This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content.

Stream Simply: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Compatible
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for streaming music or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetooth connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device, such as a pair of headphones.

Bluetooth Output
The receiver is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the receiver to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.

New Heights in Sound: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos—right in your home.

Even More Power: 7.2-Channel Pre-Outs
Add an external power amplifier (pre-main amplifier) to this AV receiver to improve and enhance the sound of your speakers. By using a power amplifier to drive the important front channel in home theater, this added power supports your system with an emphasis on sound quality.

Wireless Surround Speakers
Combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless surround speakers. Get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup and turn your current living room into an entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.

Multi-Room Audio: MusicCast
Start with this AV receiver in your home theater and expand to other rooms over time with MusicCast speakers, sound bars, or Hi-Fi gear. Stream your music and TV sound everywhere using your existing Wi-Fi network. With MusicCast, the system grows with you, and there’s no need to run wires through walls.

MusicCast App
The free MusicCast app puts control of your AV receiver in the palm of your hand. Access your sources and streaming services, adjust volume and sound settings, and link with other MusicCast devices for simultaneous playback throughout your home.

Amazon Alexa on MusicCast
"Alexa, turn up the volume." With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. Use any Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, to control either the AV receiver by itself or multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home.
Availability of voice control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.

A World of Music: Streaming Services
Explore a world of music with built-in music streaming services. Syncing your playlists and likes from your smart device to the receiver and discovering new music becomes even easier with your receiver.

Sound Optimized: YPAO-RSC (Reflected Sound Control with Multi-Point Measurement and Precision EQ)
YPAO-RSC analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It uses precision EQ calculation to achieve the most natural room acoustics possible and RSC to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Second Room Sound: Zone 2
This output capability allows the receiver to have 2-channel sound to a second zone when powering a 5-channel set-up in the main zone.

Dust and Groovers: Phono Input
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.

Model # RX-A1080BL

  • 7.2 Channel Aventage AV receiver delivers the highest levels of audio performance
  • Provides Total Purity with high drive amp technology, anti-vibration and discrete power amplifiers
  • Uses high quality parts for optimum performance
  • 4K Ultra HD Full support transmission at 60 frames per second pass-through
  • MusicCast - wireless, multi-room audio streaming controlled by the MusicCast app
  • MusicCast streams different or the same music in each room
  • MusicCast is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices
  • HDMI Zone switching allows audio or video to be transmitted in another room
  • Bluetooth with Compressed Music Enhancer to restore digitally compressed music
  • Supports AirPlay to stream from an iOS device
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows a wireless connection to router
  • AV Controller app controls power, volume, input, DSP modes and more
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X multidimensional sound with richness and depth
  • CINEMA DSP HD3 helps support three dimensional sound formats
  • Setup using specified speaker layout patterns
  • Advanced HDMI zone switching for audio and video playback in Zone 2
  • Zone Extra Bass amplifies bass tones in main room and systems in other zones
  • Zone Volume Equalizer adjusts bass and treble balance to match volume on systems in other zones
  • Intelligent Amp Assign assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers
  • YPAO Reflected Sound Control analyzes room acoustics and calibrates sound
  • 120W Rated output power and 165W maximum output power
  • 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs
  • USB Input, Headphone jack and HDMI CEC
  • Multiple analog audio and digital audio inputs and outputs
  • Dimensions: 17.125”W x 7.125”H x 17.25”D

AMPLIFIER

  • Channel: 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 120 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 110 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA): 165 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Dynamic Power / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms): 135 / 165 / 210 / 280 W

SURROUND SOUND PROCESSING

  • Surround:AI
  • Cinema DSP: HD3
  • DSP Programs: 24
  • Dialog Level Adjustment
  • Virtual Presence Speaker
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
  • SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual CINEMA FRONT
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X
  • DTS-HD Master Audio

AUDIO FEATURES

  • File Format: MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
  • Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer
  • YPAO Multi-point Measurement: Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and Precision EQ Calculation
  • YPAO Volume
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
  • Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
  • A.R.T. Wedge
  • Bi-amp Capability
  • Audio Delay: 0-500 ms
  • DA Converter: ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE Premier DAC ES9007S

VIDEO FEATURES

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling: 4K / 60p, 4:4:4
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through
  • HDMI eARC: Yes (via future firmware update)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI Upscaling: analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI
  • Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync

CONNECTIVITY

  • MusicCast Surround: Yes (via future firmware update)
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4 / 5 GHz
  • AirPlay
  • Bluetooth: SBC / AAC (Bluetooth is compatible with SCMS-T)
  • Phono Input
  • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 0

EXTENSIVE CONNECTION

  • HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 3 (HDCP 2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
  • HDMI CEC: SCENE, device control
  • USB Input: USB memory
  • Network Port
  • Front AV Input: USB / analog audio
  • Digital Audio Input / Output: Optical: 3 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input / Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input / Output: 9 (front 1) / 0
  • Composite Video Input / Output: 4 / 0
  • Preout: 7.2-ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

USER INTERFACE

  • On-Screen Display: Graphical User Interface
  • SCENE PLUS (8 sets)
  • App Control: iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet
  • Web Browser Control
  • Remote Control Unit: Full LED Backlight

ZONE CONTROL

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout / HDMI
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2
  • Zone Video Output: HDMI / component / composite
  • Zone HDMI: HDMI zone switching
  • Zone B Output: HDMI
  • RS-232C Interface
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
  • Party Mode

GENERAL

  • Tuner: FM / AM Tuner
  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby
  • ECO Mode
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8"W x 7-1/8"H x 17-1/4"D (with antenna up: 17-1/8"W x 10-1/4"H x 17-1/4"D)
  • Weight: 32.8 lbs.

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