- 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)
- 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
- 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
Customer Reviews for Yamaha RX-A8A AVENTAGE 11.2-channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
1 year ago
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.