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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver - RX-A800

Abt Model: RXA800 | UPC Code: 027108936703
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95W x 7 RMS Output Power/ HDMI (V.1.4a With 3D And Audio Return Channel)/ On-Screen Display GUI/ YPAO Sound Optimization/ Analog And HDMI Upscaling To Full HD 1080p/ Anti-Resonance Technology/ Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate And Auto Lip-Sync Compensation/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Discrete Amp Configuration/ Low Jitter PLL Circuitry/ HD Audio Decoding With CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP Programs)/ Black Finish
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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver, Model RXA800

Key Features:

  • HDMI
    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, or A/V receiver and a video monitor, such as a High Definition Television (HDTV), over a single cable. Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently-available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. (view the Specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility)
  • Dolby TRUE HD
    Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture
  • Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears
  • Dolby Digital EX
    This surround format from Dolby Digital includes an added center rear channel. The rear center channel is actually matrixed into the two rear channels, and is extracted upon playback. (Formerly called Dolby Digital Surround EX, or Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1.)
  • DTS HD Master Audio
    DTS HD-Master Audio: DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as the picture, and music becomes as real as a live performance
  • DTS NEO: 6 (New)
    In this format, the back surround channel is matrix encoded into the left and right surround channels. For playback, the three channels are separately decoded
  • HD Radio
    HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population, and more than 230 stations are onair now
  • Sirius-Ready
    A Sirius-Ready audio system lets you access your favorite SIRIUS Satellite Radio entertainment, including 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, uncensored talk, comedy, exclusive entertainment, world-class news and more, directly through your audio system with the use of an optional SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner kit. This product has a simple connector that allows you to plug the SIRIUS ConnectT kit and use the controls of this system to access all the content you want. Subscription and SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner (SC-H1) are required and sold separately
  • 8 Ch Ext Input
    8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer
  • CINEMA DSP Digital
    Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing
  • SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
    SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible
  • SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE
    Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, XM Listening, TV Sports Viewing and Action Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed also
  • YPAO Automatic System Calibration
    Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
  • Bluetooth
    The Bluetooth® logo indicates that the product is equipped to use the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver that lets you connect the dock to the receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming. With the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth dock, you can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, portable devices, or personal computers. (view the Specifications of each product for Bluetooth® dock compatibility)
  • Made for iPod and iPhone (Docking Station)
    The "Made for iPod and iPhone" combination logo indicates that the product is equipped to use an optional Yamaha Universal iPod/iPhone Dock that lets you connect your iPod or iPhone to this product. With the optional dock you can listen to your music and operate the iPod/iPhone via the product's remote control while at the same time charging the battery. Depending on your product's specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music. Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod/iPhone on your video monitor (view the Specifications of each product for iPod/iPhone playback compatibility)

Features:

Advanced

  • New on-screen display GUI with album art that can overlay on HD and 3D sources
  • SCENE buttons (BD/DVD, TV, CD and Radio) - quick and simple to use
  • HDMI (V.1.4a with 3D and Audio Return Channel)
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
  • HDMI CEC functionality
  • Assignable component video and optical/coaxial (except Video Aux) inputs allow for a wide range of sources
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
  • iPod/iPhone compatibility with optional YDS-12 Universal Dock
  • iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel and on-screen display
  • Wireless connection for iPod/iPhone with optional YID-W10
  • Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha Bluetooth® Wireless
  • Audio Receiver YBA-10
  • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-240 ms)
  • Dialogue Lift
  • Auto power down function with variable time setting
  • Preset remote unit

High Picture Quality

  • Analog and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI: 6 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs (simultaneous)
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
  • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
    • Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
    • Multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection

High Sound Quality

  • 7-channel 665W powerful surround sound (95W x 7)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • High quality parts allowed sound tuning for optimum performance
  • Discrete amp configuration
  • Pure Direct for HD Audio and Video enjoyment
  • Specially designed 5th foot with Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T. Wedge) added to reduce vibration
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
  • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for Surround Back <-> Front Presence or Zone 2 connection

Surround Realism

  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer with CINEMA DSP
  • Virtual Presence Speaker function for CINEMA DSP 3D surround without Front Presence Speakers
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and Adaptive DSP Level
  • SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP

Versatile Zone Control

  • HDMI out for Zone B
  • Zone sleep and system sleep
  • Party Mode
  • Remote input/output
  • Programmable +12V trigger output
  • RS-232C interface

Specifications:

  • Channels: 7.2
  • RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 95W x 7
  • Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 665W
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
  • DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6
  • High Quality Parts Allowed Sound Tuning for Optimum Performance
  • 5th Foot w/ Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T. Wedge)
  • Low Jitter PLL Circuity
  • iPod Compatibility: (With Optional YDS-11/12 or YID-W10)
  • Bluetooth Compatibility: (With Optional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • HDMI (In/Out): (6 / 2) Ver 1.4a [Zone B Capable]
  • Component Video (In/Out): (2 / 1)
  • A/V Inputs (S-Video): 5 (Composite)
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]: (O: 2, C: 2)
  • Front A/V with Digital Input: (With HDMI)
  • D/A Conversion: 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • Surround Programs: 17
  • Time Base Corrector
  • HDMI 3D Capable
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • HDMI CEC Functionality
  • HDMI Standby-through: (can change inputs in standby)
  • Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion: (with upscaling up to 1080p)
  • HDMI to HDMI Upscaling: (480 input to 720 or 1080 output)
  • HDMI Video Processing
  • Component Video Upconversion
  • Dialogue Lift
  • YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone): (Multi-Point)
  • On-Screen Display (OSD): (GUI)
  • Auto Power Down
  • Assignable Power Amp
  • Zone Speaker Terminals
  • Zone 2 Output
  • Zone Power Switching
  • RS-232C Interface
  • +12V Trigger Output
  • IR Inputs/Outputs
  • Selectable Subwoofer Crossover: (9-band)
  • Multi-Channel Decoder Inputs: 8-Channel
  • Pre-Out All Channels
  • Learning Remote Capability: Preset

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-3/4"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 14-1/2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 24.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 30 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel95 W/channel
AM/FM Preset40
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Plus), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio (192khz); Dolby Digital Plus and dts-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, Analog Audio, Digital Audio
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, Digital Audio
THX CertificationNo
Height6.75"
Width17.125"
Depth14.5"
Weight (lbs)24.7 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver
 
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4.0

Great Receiver with a Strong Caveat

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Pros

  • Great Sound Quality
  • Lots of audio standards

Cons

  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

Best Uses

  • Home Theater

Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

I've been a Yamaha receiver fan for years and have owned several of them over the years. I like their ability to add in an additional front height channel while simultaneously powering the rear surrounds. The digital sound rendering effects are well done and plentiful.

The problem with this model is whenever the volume is adjusted, the level is displayed on the TV and there is no way to turn this "feature" off. Also, the remote control is a sea of small, similar and non-backlighted buttons.

While I'd buy another Yamaha receiver, I would absolutely make sure the model does not have the on-screen volume display. For my home theater, I find it really disrupts the experience.

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5.0

Good Work horse

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Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • Lack details in manual

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

    I use it in a high ceiling family room. There are plenty of power. I have a pair of 6 ohm front speaker in bi-amp mode and a center channel. Movie is exciting, classical music is warm, pop music sound great too. Versatile and good value for money.

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