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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1080 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

SKU: A1080

Every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound


Regular Price: $2,299.00

Special Price $2,259.00

Product Description


Architected for Performance. Constructed for performance, this 7.2-channel AV receiver features an ESS SABRE DAC, seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X, Zone 2 function, Phono input, Wi-Fi®, YPAO with Precision EQ and much more.

  • 7.2-ch Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (5.2.2-ch) and CINEMA DSP HD3
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
  • New Surround:AI™ technology automatically optimizes the sound in real-time
  • Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.2 (7 in/3 out)
  • ESS SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC for high performance conversion
  • YPAO R.S.C., multipoint and precision EQ
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot
  • Phono input

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.


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.

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 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.

      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.

        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 for streaming from Bluetooth devices to your receiver.

          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.


                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.


                        AV Receiver
                        Amplifier Section
                        Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)
                        Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)
                        Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)
                        Dynamic Power / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms)
                        Surround Sound Processing
                        Cinema DSP
                        DSP Programs
                        Dialog Level Adjustment
                        Virtual Presence Speaker
                        Virtual Surround Back Speaker
                        Dialogue Lift
                        SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP
                        Dolby Atmos
                        Dolby TrueHD
                        Dolby Digital Plus
                        Dolby Surround
                        DTS-HD Master Audio
                        Audio Features
                        File Format
                        Pure Direct
                        Compressed Music Enhancer
                        High-resolution Music Enhancer
                        YPAO multi-point measurement
                        YPAO Volume
                        Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
                        Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
                        A.R.T. Wedge
                        Bi-amp Capability
                        Audio Delay
                        DA Converter
                        Video Features
                        4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling
                        HDMI 3D Pass-through
                        HDMI eARC
                        HDMI Audio Return Channel
                        HDMI Upscaling
                        Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
                        MusicCast Surround
                        Phono Input
                        Component Video Input/Output
                        Extensive Connection
                        HDMI Input/Output
                        HDMI CEC
                        USB Input
                        Network Port
                        Front AV Input
                        Digital Audio Input / Output: Optical
                        Digital Audio Input / Output: Coaxial
                        Analog Audio Input / Output
                        Composite Video Input / Output
                        Headphone Output
                        Tuner Section
                        FM / AM Tuner
                        User Interface
                        On-Screen Display
                        App Control
                        Web Browser Control
                        Remote Control Unit
                        Zone Control
                        Zone 2 Audio Output
                        Powered Zone
                        Zone Video Output
                        Zone HDMI
                        Zone B Output
                        RS-232C Interface
                        +12V Trigger Output
                        Remote (IR) Input/Output
                        Party Mode
                        Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
                        Auto Power Standby
                        ECO Mode
                        Dimensions (W x H x D)
                        AV Receiver
                        Amplifier SectionChannel 7.2
                        Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven) 120 W (8 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 / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms) 135 / 165 / 210 / 280 W
                        Surround Sound ProcessingSurround: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 FeaturesFile 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 Precision EQ Calculation
                        YPAO Volume Yes
                        Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
                        Initial Volume and 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 Features4K 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)
                        Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync Yes
                        ConnectivityMusicCast Surround Yes
                        Wi-Fi Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
                        AirPlay Yes
                        Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
                        Phono Input Yes
                        Component Video Input/Output 2 / 0
                        Extensive ConnectionHDMI 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
                        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 9 (front 1) / 0
                        Composite Video Input / Output 4 / 0
                        Preout 7.2-ch
                        Headphone Output 1
                        Tuner SectionFM / AM Tuner Yes
                        User InterfaceOn-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
                        Zone ControlZone 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
                        GeneralStandby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤ 0.1 W
                        Auto Power Standby Yes
                        ECO Mode Yes
                        Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17-1/4" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-1/4" x 17-1/4")
                        Weight 32.8 lbs.


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