Yamaha RX-A8A AVENTAGE 11.2-channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

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Model: RX-A8ABL UPC: 027108959450 Item: 176534

Product Information

The A8A is Yamaha's most innovative model yet. This AV receiver incorporates cutting-edge components and technology for home cinema, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Lose yourself in room-filling sound and crystal clear picture.

Features:

  • 11ch / 150 W
  • Streaming Services
  • Dolby Atmos®
  • DTS:X™
  • Multi-room Audio
  • AirPlay 2
  • Playback in Multiple Zones
  • XLR Input Terminal
  • High Slew Rate Amplifier
  • CINEMA DSP HD3

Surround:AI™

This artificial intelligence analyzes DSP parameters and optimizes the surround effect of distinct sound elements such as background music, dialogue, and sound effects. It’s like having a professional sound engineer tune the sound according to each scene. Includes 64-bit processing with Qualcomm® QCS407.

Flagship-quality Parts

The A8A incorporates the trademark AVENTAGE concept, architecture, and materials for elevated performance. A double-bottom plate ensures stability for unnecessary vibrations, while the thick copper foil for the circuit board achieves lower impedance. This AV receiver also comes equipped with a customized capacitor and H-shaped Cross Frame for enhanced stability.

AURO-3D*

Bring your entertainment experience to the next level with immersive audio that accurately reproduces 3D sound with superior effect across any content. Gain entry into a world where every breath-taking moment is not only heard but also felt.

*This function is available via a future update

8K60AB*, 4K120AB* and 4K60

This receiver supports end-to-end 8K/4K resolutions and higher refresh rates, giving you a smoother and more realistic viewing experience.

HDR10+* and Dolby Vision™

The latest enhancement for HDR provides deeper contrast and more realistic images that stay true to the creator's intent. Support for Dolby Vision, Hybrid-Log Gamma, and BT.2020 included.

Enhanced Gaming Features (ALLM, VRR, QMS, QFT)*

Ensures seamless motion and transitions to enhance your performance.

Future Support for Multiple HDMI Inputs*

These HDMI inputs will equally support the latest HDMI technology to allow several next-gen gaming consoles to be connected at the same time.

*This function is available via a future update

MusicCast App

Explore the power of multi-room audio, access your sources and streaming devices, and control your AV receiver, all through your smartphone.

Voice Control

Working with Alexa and Google Assistant, your AV receiver is always at your command. Through AirPlay 2, you can stream your music via Siri voice assistant from Apple iOS devices.

AV Setup Guide App

Offers expert guidance through installation, cable connections, and various other settings.

Third-Party Control

This receiver includes integration with third-party control partners, including Crestron, URC, RTI, Control4, and more.

YPAO™-R.S.C. with Multipoint Measurement and Precision EQ

YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes your room acoustics and measures speaker characteristics to optimize every channel of your home theater. R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) also optimizes sound parameters for maximum performance from CINEMA DSP, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X™. This feature includes low-frequency mode.

Compatible with Wireless Surround Sound

Go wire-free with MusicCast Surround, letting you create a 5.1-channel surround sound system without the need to run wires to the back of the room. Connect wirelessly by connecting one MusicCast 50 or two MusicCast 20 wireless speakers to this AV receiver.

Dynamic and Compelling Design

Classic Yamaha craftsmanship meets cutting-edge design. Every piece has been carefully crafted to ensure this AV receiver looks and sounds perfect in your home.

 

Specifications

Specifications

  • Amplifier
    • Channel: 11.2
    • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2-ch driven): 150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
    • High Slew Rate Amplifier: Yes
  • Video Features
    • HDMI with eARC: Yes
    • HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid-Log Gamma, and BT.2020, HDR10+*: Yes (*via future update)
  • Connectivity
    • MusicCast Surround: Yes
    • HDMI Input/Output (total): 7 / 3
    • HDMI4K, 4K120AB*, 8K60 AB* support: Yes
    • HDMI CEC: Yes
    • USB Input: Yes
    • Network Port: Yes
    • Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
    • AirPlay 2: Yes
    • Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
    • Front Input: USB
    • Digital Audio Input/Output Optical: 3 / 0
    • Digital Audio Input/Output Coaxial: 2 / 0
    • IR In/Out: 1 / 1
    • Analog Audio Input/Output: 6 / 0
    • Zone 2 and 3: Yes
    • Phono Input: Yes
    • XLR Terminal: Yes
    • Component Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
    • Composite Video Input/Output: 2 / 0
    • Preout: 11.2-ch
    • Headphone Output: 1
  • General
    • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): <0.4 W
    • Auto Power Standby: Yes
    • ECO mode: Yes
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/4" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 18-3/4")
    • Weight: 47.2 lbs

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Yamaha RX-A8A AVENTAGE 11.2-channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

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Rated 5 out of 5
What A Dream Machine!
I am totally blown away with the quality of the sound that this Yamaha RXA8A Receiver along with my Definitive Technology BP9000 Series speakers and GIK Acoustic Panels. This is a system that will blow most others of its price range away. My best part is when I start pumping some amps through the system and the speakers handle every cord.
August 25, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Cant go Wrong with yamaha
Great suround reciver but its not 8k thats later with upgrade of firmware.
April 10, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just marvelous and surpassed my expectations
Just surpassed all my expectations across the board. The sound quality, dynamics, details and nuances are exceptional. This AVR does a great job for Music along with movies, games et all.
My setup is: Klipsch RF 7 III and RC 64 III fronts, RP402 surround, RP500SA for front height and dual SVS SB3000 Subs. 5 ear level speakers are powered via Emotiva XPA gen 3.

My previous experience has been with Denon x4000h AVR and Onkyo's prior to that. With the Denon's, it was always a compromise with sound quality..was generally bass boomy, details and vocals were hard to pinpoint and i thought it was the speakers and peripherals that were the bottleneck so had gone down the path of adding the Emotiva amp and upgraded speakers to RF 7 line. Unfortunately the sound quality while improved, was never inspiringly joyful..so took the plunge with RX A8A.

Couldn't be happier that i did. Wasn't expecting such a vast difference to SQ, though this upgrade is substantial at pretty much double the price of the Denon x4400H.
The sound stage, dynamics, bass quality and nuance, detail and just overall balance and tonality of sound has made me smile more than a few times. It's just the way i always wanted movies and music to sound.

Was apprehensive of the YPAO calibrator having read so many negative reviews vs the Audyssey Multi EQ. Yep, the directions and details in how to use YPAO can be better. My recommendation: don't just do the one point calibration, do at least 3 and above point calibration.
I'm not sure about the measurement accuracy etc, but the sound that i got post YPAO 6 point calibration was just what i wanted, Subs perfectly dialed in and bass vs overall tonality - exceptionally kicky, precise and tons of dynamics.

For movies i use the Natural PEQ and for Music I use the Front PEQ.

Finally reached the sound quality that i had been aspiring for since the last few years and super glad that Yamaha delivered.

This ones going to be my end game setup for hopefully 3+ years.
March 28, 2022
Originally posted at
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Rated 5 out of 5
Far exceeded expectations!!
The Yamaha RX- A8A is an outstanding product. It totally exceeded my expectation and provides outstanding sound. The unit can handle every speaker configuration and even motivated me to purchase another pair of Dolby Atmos speakers to create a wonderful surround system. The option to use two subwoofers is calling me to add a second subwoofer my speaker setup. Highly recommended!
December 15, 2021
Originally posted at
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Rated 5 out of 5
I Love my Yamaha A8 receiver!!!
I am an absolute audiophile. I use this receiver to power 4 Klipsch RP-280F floor standing towers (front and rear), 6 Klipsch RP-250S surround sound speakers, and 2 Klipsch SPL-150 subs. When shopping for a receiver I wanted the best. I did a ton of research, checked out all the competition, everything they had to offer, and this was hands down the best choice! The sound quality is simply phenomenal!!! I have no regrets, this was an amazing purchase!
December 11, 2021
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Top of the line AV receiver for the discerning ear.
Gary Y on Jan 21, 2022
Top of the line AV receiver for the discerning ear.
Gary Y on Jan 21, 2022
Is the Yamaha X-A8A 11.2 receiver the best choice vs Denon or Marantz of comparable stats? And is it worth waiting for}
A shopper on Oct 13, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The RX-A8A is the new Yamaha flagship AV Receiver. Yamaha is recognized for the design and engineering to produce a better sounding product with Digital Soundfield Processing for both video sound and two channel music. It will be worth waiting for.
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