Yamaha RX-A3080 AV Receiver

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9.2-channel AVENTAGE model featuring the latest, most advanced Surround:AI, highest quality DACs, and ultimate quality XLR terminals.

  • 9-channel powerful surround sound
  • — 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • — 230 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • — 230 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Surround:AI automatically optimises the surround effect in real time
  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ with CINEMA DSP HD3
  • ESS SABRE PRO ES9026PRO Ultra DAC and SABRE ES9007S DAC
  • 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
  • YPAO™-R.S.C. (with 3D, multi-point measurement and 64-bit high precision EQ)
  • XLR input terminal
  • 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
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Surround:AI

The AI technology built into the DSP analyses the scene of the entertainment content and then creates the optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the greatest effect. This AI instantaneously analyses scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimises the surround effect in real time, just as if a Yamaha sound engineer tunes the best sound specifically for you. This creates a compelling sense of realism with expressive power beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the most profound entertainment experience possible.

Dolby Atmos® and DTS-X™ Playback with CINEMA DSP HD3

This AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-X playback with CINEMA DSP HD3, taking the surround sound experience to new heights. The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and three sets of high performance processors. This maximises theatre sound effects, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence and no feeling of boundaries. You will experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in the movie scene.

For Sound Purity

Highly Rigid Construction

The AVENTAGE model RX-A3080 features a sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminium front panel. Even more importantly, the unit is exceptionally sturdy, with an interior reinforced with cross members in an H-shape. It also features the Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge, which is a fifth foot in the centre of the unit that dampens vibrations from the power transformer and elsewhere. Thanks to these, installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration, maintaining the highest audio quality

Optimum Performance

High Quality Parts

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to carefully select the most exacting, high-quality parts — including a large-capacity power amplifier unit with damping heat sink, a custom large power transformer, high-performance DSP devices, and so on — in order to achieve the highest performance possible. Moreover, sound technicians employ rigorous testing processes to optimally “tune” the receiver’s sound.

ESS SABRE PRO Premier DAC™ ES9026PRO

Our flagship RX-A3080 model features ESS’s state of the art 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC ES9026PRO. ESS’s patented 32-bit Hyper Stream, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) compensation function works to minimise noise levels. In combination with the Yamaha original D.O.P.G. (DAC On Pure Ground) concept, which eliminates the potential difference between audio circuit stages to reduce ground noise, it dramatically enhances silence and resolution over the entire audio range for rich and expressive reproduction of even the most delicate sounds.

YPAO™ – R.S.C. (with 3D, Multi-Point Measurement and 64-bit High Precision EQ)

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyses the room acoustics with the included YPAO microphone to tune your system for the best sound in your unique room. It employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound. YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimisation that maximises the 3D sound field effectiveness of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 64-bit high precision EQ calculation achieves the most natural room acoustics possible.

XLR Input Terminal

The RX-A3080 comes equipped with XLR balanced audio input terminal that have an outstanding reputation in the world of professional audio and are highly sensitive to noise in the mix. In combination with a Blu-ray Disc™ player such as our BD-A1060, or CD player such as our CD-S3000 / S2100 equipped with balanced output terminal, this enables high-quality signal transmission with reduced degradation of sound quality due to external noise

Wireless Surround Speakers

Combine this AV receiver with the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theatre with wireless rear speakers. What’s more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into a special entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.

MusicCast

MusicCast takes the headache out of multi-room audio. Simply connect all MusicCast devices to the same network and start sharing audio throughout the home. Take MusicCast for a test drive by downloading the free MusicCast app and using it demo mode.

Streaming Services

Explore a world of music with music streaming services* built-in. Syncing your playlists and song likes from your smart phone or computer to the RX-A3080, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your faves or discover new music.

* Music streaming service availability varies by region.

Virtual Speaker Technology

The RX-A3080 is equipped with three Yamaha original high performance DSP devices, achieving high speed and large capacity audio signal processing. As a result, CINEMA DSP HD3 playback can reproduce up to 11-channel sound — on even a 7-channel system. The total reproduction of spatial data, including the vertical axis, helps create an overwhelmingly realistic sound field.

* Requires connection to a front presence speaker. Dolby Atmos and DTS: X signals cannot be used with these virtual features.

Three HDMI Outputs

Since the RX-A3080 has three HDMI output terminals, simultaneous connection to the TV, LCD projector and other devices, is possible. Which means, for example, that you can use your TV as usual but use the projector for your favourite movies and special programming, or have the same main room content shown in other rooms as well — easily and without having to change any connections. Naturally, the built-in HDMI functionality is of the latest specifications, corresponding also to HDR (Dolby Vision Compatible, Hybrid Log-Gamma), 4K / 60p passthrough, 4K upscaling, and so on.

Phono Input

This AV receiver provides phono input terminals, letting you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl collection.

11.2-channel Pre-outs

You can add an external power amplifier (pre-main amplifier) to this AV receiver to improve and enhance the sound of your speakers. For example, using a power amplifier to drive the important front channel in home theatre gives you the added flexibility of building a system with an emphasis on sound quality

DAB/DAB+ Tuner

Digital Audio Broadcasting capability, with DAB and the enhanced DAB+, offers a large selection of radio stations with high sound quality. Other benefits include automatic selection of available stations from a convenient list, and helpful information display, including station name and music genre.

* Availability of DAB / DAB+ tuner function varies by region.

Alexa on MusicCast

“Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Favourite 1 in the Kitchen.” With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The RX-A3080 name offers full compatibility with Amazon’s range of voice control devices. Welcome to the smart home.

* Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.

AV Controller App

This easy-to-use app lets you conveniently and ‘smartly’ control your AV receiver’s power, volume, input selections, DSP modes — and much, much more — from an iOS or Android™ device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

Advanced Graphical User Interface

The latest graphical user interface from Yamaha has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

Advanced HDMI Zone Switching

You can transmit the video or audio content (not only HDMI input, but also other audio sources, such as digital or analogue audio, network content and FM/DAB radio) to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone 2/4). This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content from the second zone no matter what is being played in the main zone.

 

Additional information

Channel

9.2

Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)

230 W (4 ohms, 0.9% THD)

Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)

150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)

Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)

230 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)

Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)

175 / 220 / 295 / 410 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

File Format

MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz

Pure Direct

Yes (with video on mode)

YPAO multi-point measurement

Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement

Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting

Yes

A.R.T. Wedge

Yes

BTL connection

Yes

Bi-amp capability

Yes

Audio Delay

Yes (0-500 ms)

DA Converter

ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC™ ES9026PRO (for main 7 channels)

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)

Video adjustment

Yes

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 Playe

Network Port

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)

AirPlay

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes (SBC / AAC)

Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical

3 / 0

Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial

3 / 0

Analog Audio Input/Output

10 (front 1) / 0

Phono Input

Yes

XLR Terminal

Yes

Component Video Input/Output

2 / 0

Composite Video Input/Output

4 / 0

Preout

11.2-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

Zone 3 Audio Output

Preout

Zone 4 Audio Output

HDMI

Powered Zone

Zone 2 / 3

Zone 2 / 3

HDMI / Component / Composite

Zone HDMI

Yes (Advanced HDMI Zone Switching)

Zone B Output

HDMI

Zone GUI

Yes

RS-232C Interface

Yes

+12V Trigger Output

2

Party Mode

1 / 1

Standby Power Consumption (IR only)

≤0.1W

Auto Power Standby

Yes

ECO mode

Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

435 x 192 x 474 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 269 x 474 mm); 17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 10-5/8” x 18-5/8”)

Weight

19.6 kg; 43.2 lbs.