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About the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

Yamaha's flagship receiver is an A/V all-star

One A/V question I often hear is, "What's the best performance I can get without buying separate components for processing and amplification?" The answer is to go with a flagship-level home theater receiver like Yamaha's AVENTAGE RX-A8A. 

The RX-A8A offers advanced decoding and processing, robust amplification, and exceptional room calibration. It's also simple to operate, thanks to Yamaha's superb control app for your phone or tablet. 


An "H-shaped" cross frame design adds additional stability to the chassis while reducing vibrations.

High-quality sound, in one room or three

The RX-A8A has outputs for 13 speakers, and can power up to 11 at the same time. 

Use all 11 channels in a 7.2.4 or 9.2.2 Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™ system. Or, go with a more conventional surround sound setup, and repurpose the extra channels for sound in up to two additional zones.

With 150 watts of power per channel, the RX-A8A  can drive stand-mount, floor-standing, or custom-integrated speakers with authority. 

Advanced video processing for movies and more

Yamaha made sure the RX-A8A is compatible with the latest video technology. All seven of its HDMI inputs support 4K/60Hz content — perfect for high-quality sources like a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player or an Apple TV. 

Enjoy music from a variety of sources

You get plenty of options for playing music, too. Stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Apple AirPlay 2. Or, use the built-in phono input to connect your turntable. You can even play high-resolution tracks from a USB thumb drive or networked computer.

As a bonus, the RX-A8A also supports wireless multi-room music playback when paired with additional MusicCast components.

Product highlights:

Power and processing:
  • 11-channel amplifier

  • 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven

  • high slew rate design for clear, consistent performance across a wide frequency range

  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding

    • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for enveloping overhead sound effects

    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization creates three-dimensional effects without height speakers

  • Cinema DSP HD3 adds richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks

  • Surround:AI™ technology analyzes your content and creates optimal surround effects in real time

  • H-shaped cross frame adds additional stability to the chassis while reducing vibrations

  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) automatic speaker calibration

    • included microphone helps fine-tune your system to best match your room's acoustics

    • R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) with multipoint measurement helps deliver smooth, well-balanced surround sound across different seating positions

Digital and streaming music options:
  • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services

  • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components together for seamless whole-home audio

    • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM, and Spotify® (subscription required for some services)

    • free MusicCast app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback

  • works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control devices

  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®

  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers

Multi-room audio:
  • three-room/three-source output

    • amp assign function lets you use select speaker outputs in different configurations like bi-amping the front speakers, or for use in Zone 2 or 3

    • using powered 2nd-room output allows 9.2-channel sound in main room

    • cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone

  • Zone 2 and 3 stereo preamp outputs for use with optional external amplifiers

HDMI features:
  • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 7 in, 3 out

    • all HDMI connections support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video content

    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs

    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content

    • supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision®

  • gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience

    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)

  • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

    • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV

Other connections:
  • analog video inputs: 2 composite, 1 component

  • digital audio inputs: 3 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial

  • 5 analog stereo RCA audio inputs

  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable

  • stereo balanced XLR connections: 1 input, 1 output

  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives

  • 11.2-channel RCA preamp outputs

    • includes 2 line-level mono subwoofer outputs

  • outputs for 13 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R, Rear Presence L/R, Extra SP. L/R)

  • receiver can power a maximum of 11 channels at once

  • full-sized front-panel headphone jack

Dimensions and other info:
  • free MusicCast app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote

  • handheld remote control included

  • 17-3/16"W x 7-9/16"H x 19-7/16"D (10-3/4"H with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi antennas raised)

  • weight: 48.2 lbs.