Yamaha RX-A1080 AV Receiver

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High-end 7.2-channel AVENTAGE model features most advanced Surround:AI capability and latest network functions.

  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • — 110 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • — 165 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • — 170 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Surround:AI automatically optimises the surround effect in real time
  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ with CINEMA DSP HD3
  • YPAO™-R.S.C. with multi-point measurement and precision EQ
  • Ability to add wireless surround speaker/s* (*MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50)
  • Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility* (*Availability varies by region)
  • Highly rigid construction including Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge
  • High quality parts for optimum performance
  • Professional quality digital audio by ESS DAC
  • MusicCast multi-room technology
  • Music streaming services built-in
  • HDMI® (7 in / 3 out) with Dolby Vision™ and Hybrid Log-Gamma
  • Phono input for vinyl playback

AVENTAGE Advantage – Overview

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 no other thought than to achieve 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.

AVENTAGE – 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, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. 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.

AVENTAGE – High Quality Parts

The whole is greater than the sum. 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, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound.

AVENTAGE – 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.

AVENTAGE – Advanced Foundational Design

A foot fetish. 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.

AVENTAGE – Aluminum Front Panel

Shielded from noise. All of the 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.

AVENTAGE – 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 also helps to achieve a wide open sound stage for a superior receiver.

AVENTAGE – 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 (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.

 

AVENTAGE – 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.

AVENTAGE – 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 with the greatest 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.

In and out.

The RX-A1080 is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A1080 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.

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.

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 in 5.1-ch. 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.

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.

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.

YPAO – R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control with Multi-Point Measurement and Precision EQ)

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) 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 Reflected Sound Control 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.

Zone 2

This output capability allows the receiver to have 2-channel sound to a second zone when powering a 5-channel setup in the main zone.

Phono Input

Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.

 

Additional information

Channel

7.2

Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)

170 W (4 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 per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)

135 / 165 / 210 / 280 W

Surround:AI

Yes

CINEMA DSP

Yes (HD3)

DSP Programs

24

Dialog Level Adjustment

Yes

Virtual Presence Speaker

Yes

Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Yes

Dialogue Lift

Yes (no presence speakers required)

SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP

Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)

Dolby Atmos

Yes

Dolby TrueHD

Yes

Dolby Digital Plus

Yes

Dolby Surround

Yes

DTS:X

Yes

DTS-HD Master Audio

Yes

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

Yes

High-resolution Music Enhancer

Yes

YPAO multi-point measurement

Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and 64-bit Precision EQ Calculation

YPAO Volume

Yes

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

Yes

Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting

Yes

A.R.T. Wedge

Yes

Bi-amp capability

Yes

Audio Delay

Yes (0-500 ms)

DA Converter

ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE Premier DAC ES9007S

4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling

Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)

HDMI 3D passthrough

Yes

HDMI eARC

Yes (via future firmware update)

HDMI Audio Return Channel

Yes

HDMI upscaling

Yes (Analogue to HDMI® / HDMI to HDMI)

Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync

Yes

MusicCast Surround

Yes

HDMI Input/Output

7 / 3 (HDCP2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)

HDMI CEC

Yes (SCENE, Device Control)

USB Input

USB Memory, Portable Audio Player

Network Port

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)

AirPlay

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes (SBC / AAC)

Front AV Input

USB / Analogue Audio

Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical

3 / 0

Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial

3 / 0

Analog Audio Input/Output

9 (front 1) / 0

Phono Input

Yes

Component Video Input/Output

2 / 0

Composite Video Input/Output

4 / 0

Preout

7.2-ch

Headphone Output

1

FM/AM Tuner

Yes (FM only)

DAB Tuner

Yes (Availability varies by region.)

On-screen display

Graphical User Interface

SCENE

SCENE PLUS (8 sets)

App Control

Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)

Web Browser Control

Yes

Remote Control Unit

Yes (Full LED Backlight)

Zone 2 Audio Output

Preout / HDMI

Powered Zone

Zone 2

Zone Video Output

HDMI / Component / Composite

Zone HDMI

Yes (HDMI Zone Switching)

Zone B Output

HDMI

RS-232C Interface

Yes

+12V Trigger Output

2

Remote (IR) Input/Output

1 / 1

Party Mode

Yes

Standby Power Consumption (IR only)

≤0.1W

Auto Power Standby

Yes

ECO mode

Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

435 x 182 x 439 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 259 x 439 mm); 17-1/8” x 7-1/8” x 17-1/4” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 10-1/4” x 17-1/4”)

Weight

14.9 kg; 32.8 lbs.