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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 MusicCast 7.2-channel AV Receiver

AVENTAGE 7.2 Channel 4K/UHD MusicCast Network AV Receiver (with Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™) with DAB/DAB+ tuner.
Description
Available mid to late August 2018

The RX-A1080 is arguably set to be the benchmark of the Yamaha RX-A80 series. The RX-A1080 although still a 7.2 channel AV Receiver boasts increased power over its counterpart the RX-A880, and also allows for a bit more flexibility with 3 HDMI outputs (two outputs are mirrored for the main zone and the 3 rd is an assignable output for a discrete secondary zone if required), and the ability to have a second stereo zone if required (unit set to 5.1 in main zone and 2.0 in the second).

Like all of the AVENTAGE AV Receivers, the RX-A1080 is a Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™ compliant AV receiver, with Yamaha MusicCast and a DAB / DAB+ tuner. Plus for those of you looking for integration, it also has been manufactured with one eye on control system integration as well. Like all the AVENTAGE series, the RX-A1080 features network control with Yamaha's YNC & YNCA command protocols, and extended control system support (such as Control4®).

The AVENTAGE series has been manufactured with sound quality in mind first and foremost - and with the new support for Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™, this AV Receiver will deliver that in abundance for any 'Object Based Audio' format. The combination of Dolby Atmos & DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes your customers feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen. The Yamaha AVENTAGE product line, expertly harmonise traditional and advanced technologies, and every factor that affects sound quality. From materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, they ensure that any audio/visual reproduction 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.

Now being an 'object based audio' 7.2 channel AV receiver means that the RX-A1080 can be beautifully partnered with a range of speaker and subwoofer options from Connected Distribution's portfolio, especially for a range of excellent 5.1.2 applications.

See more options for 5.1.2 speaker systems here: Home Cinema Systems

The RX-A1080 also features Yamaha's new enhanced Surround:AI capability. The AI technology built into the RX-A1080's 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.

The RX-A1080 as a stand-alone solution has premium sound quality and accurate reproduction at it's heart. The Yamaha RX-A1080 features fully discrete power amplifiers to minimise distortion and adopt independent pure power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry. The RX-A1080 also features ultra-high performance ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit DACs (SABRE Premier DAC ES9007S), also with Independent power supplies, for reproducing absolutely all the audio in High Resolution sound sources without noise. A new high sound quality IC is employed for volume control and large heat sinks suppress vibration. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality. This highly adept 110 watt per channel AV Receiver also features YPAO and front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives and also features Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming (with compressed music enhancer for Bluetooth).

For ease of integration the RX-A1080 also benefits from Yamaha's AV web set up configuration, meaning projects can be set up swiftly and easily by simply loading the IP address of the unit in your web-browser. This feature even enables help on remote access too if required (3rd party software required), and enables changes on the fly quickly without the use of the OSD or front panel options. For installers it also has network control for integration with most control systems, plus it has Yamaha's extremely useful web set up and back up utility, which enables you to save and load the system set up for customers on initial installation, or remotely also - making it a must for the best installations. With extensive control system support and 3rd party control options there for serial or network control it is a must for higher end installers wanting the best and most reliable AV integration within projects.

The RX-A1080 aside from the thrilling addition of object based audio processing is also a network receiver. Yamaha's adaptable MusicCast network 'ecosystem' is inbuilt in the RX-A1080 - this not only enables easy grouping and playback with any other Yamaha MusicCast product in the home, it also opens up the world of music streaming music services also (High Res included). Set up wirelessly or hard wired the RX-A1080 is the source for a host of high definition multi-media - musical or visual - it will fit beautifully into most applications. With MusicCast it enables users to use a smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all Yamaha MusicCast-compatible devices too. Alongside the excellent MusicCast platform, the new RX-A1080 also now features a DAB / DAB+ tuner for flexible and high quality radio playback.

This adaptive expandability allows you to integrate multi-room audio applications with your main home cinema. Simply add in any Yamaha MusicCast enabled device - such as the Yamaha WXA-50 for instance - and you have a modular and harmonised easy to use whole home audio system. As MusicCast offers Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility*, the RX-A1080 also now supports these features too - making your audio selection and enjoyment much simpler if so desired.

The RX-A1080 AV receiver completely supports with latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation. Furnished with 7 dedicated HDMI® and 3 HDMI® outputs (2 x mirrored & 1 x assignable), alongside complimentary analogue and digital av connections - it can cater for most high quality 7 channel or 5.2.2 applications that require a bit of extra performance, poise and added flexibility.

Finished in black.

Yamaha RX-A1080 AVENTAGE 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Features & Benefits:

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
DAB/DAB+ Tuner

Yamaha RX-A1080 AVENTAGE 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Specifications:

Amplifier Section:
  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 Sound Processing:
  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
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: 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
Video Features:
  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
Connectivity:
  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
Tuner Section:
  FM/AM Tuner: Yes (FM only)
  DAB Tuner: Yes (Availability varies by region.)
User Interface:
  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 (Preset)
  Zone Control: 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
General:
  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)
  Weight: 14.9 kg

Yamaha RX-A1080 AVENTAGE 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver - Resources & Downloads:

Yamaha RX-A1080 Operation Manual