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RX-A3080 AVENTAGE 9.2-ch AV Receiver with MusicCast

 

AVENTAGE

Yamaha's Top Rated AV Receiver the AVENTAGE is a dramatic inspired leap forward in audio/video component design.

AVENTAGE brings studio grade sound and sophisticated video enhancements to your home with unparalleled attention to detail in design, engineering, and fabrication. We rethought every electrical path, every part, every piece, and every material to maximize performance. Details that at first glance would not seem to affect the quality of sight, sound, and control, when brought together in an AVENTAGE component, produce a work of visual and acoustic art.

 

Born from Engineering Performance. Our flagship 9.2-channel (11.2-ch processing) AV receiver was bred for versatility and engineering performance with two ESS SABRE™ DACs (one ES9007S and one ES9026PRO), seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, Multi-Zone functionality, Phono input, Wi-Fi®, YPAO™ with Precision EQ and much more.

 

  • 9.2-ch with (11.2-channel processing, 2-channel XLR) Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and CINEMA DSP HD3 with Zone 2/3/4
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
  • New Surround:AI™ technology automatically optimizes the sound in real-time
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.2 (7-in/3-out)
  • 4K Ultra HD support, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • ESS ES9026PRO SABRE DAC and SABRE9007S Ultra DAC
  • Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • YPAO RSC, Multipoint, 3D and Precision EQ
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot
  • Phono Input




 

 

AVENTAGE Features

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

Sound quality finessed. The Total Purity Concept, which has been cultivating in-house 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 – XLR Inputs

Balanced audio. The receiver comes equipped with XLR balanced audio input/output terminals. 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 terminals, this enables high-quality signal transmission with reduced degradation of sound quality due to external noise. The balanced input terminals feature gold-plated connections produced by Neutrik, a company with a long history of experience working with Yamaha mixing consoles.

AVENTAGE – ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE DACs (ES9026PRO x 1, ES9007S x 1)

State of the art. Our flagship model features ESS's state of the art 32-bit SABRE DACs. ESS's patented 32-bit Hyper Stream, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) compensation function works to minimize 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.

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.

Features

Full 4K

4K Ultra HD HDMI Support

Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.

Three-way Output

Three HDMI Outputs

With three HDMI output terminals, you can simultaneously connection to the TV, LCD projector and other devices to watch two separate video sources at the same time. Or broadcast the same video source like a ball game across all outputs.

Switch-hit

HDMI Zone Switching

You can transmit video or audio content to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone 2) via HDMI. This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content.

Stream Simply

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Compatible

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for music streaming or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetoothconnectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device such as a pair of headphones.

New Heights in Sound

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

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. The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and three sets of high performance processors. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos — right in your home.

Even More Power

11.2-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 channels in home theater, this added power supports your system with an emphasis on sound quality.

Wire Less

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.

Multi-Room Audio

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.

Easy Operation

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.

Voice control

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.

A World of Music

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.

Sound Optimized

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

YPAO - R.S.C. analyzes 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. (Reflected Sound Control) to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound. YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimization that maximizes the 3D sound field effectiveness of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 64-bit precision EQ calculation achieves the most natural room acoustics possible. Additionally, DSP Effect Normalization adjusts the room acoustics according to the reflected sounds of each CINEMA DSP program.

Dust and Groovers

Phono Input

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

 

Amplifier Section

Channel
9.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)
165 W (8 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 / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms)
175 / 220 / 295 / 410 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 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)
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Yes
YPAO multi-point measurement
Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
YPAO Volume
Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Yes
Initial Volume and 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)

Video Features

4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling
Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D Pass-through
Yes
HDMI eARC
Yes (via future firmware update)
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Yes
HDMI Upscaling
Yes (Analog to HDMI® / HDMI to HDMI)
Video adjustment
Yes
Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
Yes

Connectivity

MusicCast Surround
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
AirPlay
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes (SBC / AAC)
Phono Input
Yes
XLR Terminal
Yes
Component Video Input/Output
2 / 0

Extensive Connection

HDMI Input/Output
7 / 3 (HDCP 2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC
Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input
USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port
Yes
Front AV Input
USB / Analog Audio
Digital Audio Input / Output: Optical
3 / 0
Digital Audio Input / Output: Coaxial
3 / 0
Analog Audio Input / Output
10 (front 1) / 0
Composite Video Input / Output
4 / 0
Preout
11.2-ch
Headphone Output
1

Tuner Section

FM / AM Tuner
Yes

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
Zone 3 Audio Output
Preout
Zone 4 Audio Output
HDMI
Powered Zone
Zone 2 / 3
Zone Video Output
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
Remote (IR) Input/Output
1 / 1
Party Mode
Yes

General

Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
≤ 0.1 W
Auto Power Standby
Yes
ECO Mode
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
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
39.9 lbs.

 





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