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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver - RX-A820

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver, Model RXA820BL

Enjoy expanded zone options with powered Zone 2, Party Mode and Zone B dual HDMI outputs. Entertain with ease using the Yamaha AV Controller App optimized for Apple and Android phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire. Simplified Apple connectivity with AirPlay. 4K video upscaling for next generation displays. Advanced audio calibration (YPAO multi-point) ensures an optimized listening experience. Appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.

Key Features:

  • Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance
  • Powerful 7-channel surround sound, 100W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2ch driven)
  • Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge helps to ensure that vibrations do not affect sound quality
  • Network functions such as AirPlay and AV Controller App
  • 4K pass-through and upscaling for next-generation high resolution images
  • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
  • HDMI (eight inputs - with one on front - and two out) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization with multi-point measurement
  • Versatile Zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and Party Mode
  • HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room
  • Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
  • Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
  • Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals
  • Newly designed preset remote
  • Aluminum front panel offers visual and aural benefits

Features:

Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance
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.

Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality
The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) 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.

4K Pass-through and Upscaling Supports Latest High Resolution Video Formats
This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through. It also can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

High Quality Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing
In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

Network Functions
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV Receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones. A tablet version is also available.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name, as well as album art* via the AV receiver's on-screen display. 

USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray Disc™ player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop.

HDMI Front Panel Input
In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures.

Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display
Yamaha’s latest graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of seven languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

SCENE for One-touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Multi-point Measurement
YPAO R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs 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.

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound.

Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for Natural Dialogue and Vocals
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for Presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of Presence speakers.

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.

ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (3W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode).

Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver—one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.

Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits
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.

Specifications:

Amplifier Section

  • Channel: 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 110W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 100W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 140/180/210/250W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (no Presence speakers required)
  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes

Audio

  • Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)
  • 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)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video

  • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Component upconversion: Yes (480i)
  • HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
  • 4K Pass-through & 4K Upscaling: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (front 1) / 2 (Simultaneous)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
  • USB Input: iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  • Network Port: Access to vTuner Internet Radio service and DLNA 1.5 compatible
  • Dock Port: 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10)
  • Front AV Input: HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical and Composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 2 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 5 / 1
  • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout: 7.2ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

Connectivity

  • AirPlay: Yes

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Graphical user interface
  • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Kindle Fire)
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: Line output
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output: 1
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
  • Zone B Output: Yes (HDMI)

Power

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1W
  • Auto Power Down: Yes
  • ECO Mode: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 29.76 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel100W
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Front AV, Optical, Coaxial, Analog Audio, Component Video, Composite Video,
Output ConnectorsHeadphone, Composite Video, Component Video, Analog, HDMI
HDMI Outputs2
USB Ports1
Height6-3/4"
Width17-1/8"
Depth14-1/2"
Weight23.8 lbs
Parts Warranty3 Years
Labor Warranty3 Years
  

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (16)
  • Great sound quality (12)
  • Energy efficient (9)
  • Simple controls (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Confusing / bad remote control (4)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (14)
  • Upgrade (9)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (7)
  • Large rooms (5)
  • Replacement (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (11), Movie enthusiast (9), Enthusiast (8), Audiophile (5), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An excellent choice

I started a quest to replace my old Harman Kardon AVR120 a few weeks ago and after reading several reviews from many different sites and looking at the Owner's Manual of many Receivers I decided...Read complete review

I started a quest to replace my old Harman Kardon AVR120 a few weeks ago and after reading several reviews from many different sites and looking at the Owner's Manual of many Receivers I decided to go for the Yamaha Receivers.
After comparing them, the final decision was between the RX-V720 and the RX-A820. Both are basically the same, except for some features and extra HDMI Ports. But considering the price difference is $50 and the Aventage series has a better design and an extra year on the warranty (3 compared to 2 years on the RX-V series), I decided to buy the RX-A820.

I spend about 3 hours disconnecting my old receiver and connecting the new one and configuring the basics. I got to say that this receiver is extremely good and has enough options to make you spend a week testing and playing with all of them.

Having plenty of HDMI connections and a variety of Composite, Component, Digital and Fiber connections, you really need to have over a dozen of devices connected to this receiver before you run out of ports. Same way, it has Line Out for each channel so you can add external amps, as well as the usual Line Out for "oldschool" devices like a tape recorder. And even better, the dual Zone configuration to add a second set of speakers for a separate room makes this receiver a must have for anybody that likes to enjoy multimedia on more than one room. I personally going to use the second zone for the backyard/pool area as soon as I can do some wiring for the speakers (can't wait!).

I have seen some complains from reviewers (usually buyers) basically they don't like the fact Yamaha dropped the upconversion to HDMI from the Component Video except for the basic 480i. I really don't find this so bad considering most people out there are pushing out the old connection and welcoming the HDMI as a standard. The RX-A820 does a beautiful job converting non HD signals to 1080p over HDMI, I tested it and looks very good and I did not notice any problems on the video at all.

The graphical interface on the TV plus the Web Page and App for your Tablet and Phone makes controlling this device a very easy and pleasurable experience. The App (for both Android and iOS) is extremely simple and perfectly designed for any user level. I can enjoy fine tuning the device (I can consider myself an expert on technology) while my wife can simply use it to turn the device ON and set whatever multimedia device she wishes to listen to without having to open a manual to figure out what is what.

Finally, the speaker placement and set up is very easy using the automatic settings, it basically tests the speakers and sets them by itself. If you are not an expert, I would suggest just letting the receiver set it for you. But if you like to fine tune it (like I did), let the receiver set them, and then go into the settings and do some extra fine tuning to meet your needs.

I will probably write a second review later on after I have been for some time with the unit and tested it all. But as far as I can tell, this receiver is a winner.

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Serious problems with this product

I purchased the product, went through the setup and was prompted to do the software upgrade. I chose yes, the upgrade cycle stalled, generated an error and the device completely stopped working. ...Read complete review

I purchased the product, went through the setup and was prompted to do the software upgrade. I chose yes, the upgrade cycle stalled, generated an error and the device completely stopped working. I replaced the unit with a new one, was again prompted for the software upgrade and it failed again, leaving the 2nd unit inoperable. Finally had the retailer replace the Yamaha receiver with a Denon receiver. Have been very happy ever since.

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4.0

What an upgrade

By CruiserDad

from Texas

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Airplay Automatic
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Presets Easy To Configure

Cons

  • Remote Buttons Small
  • Speaker Posts Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Theater

Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

Home theater with Panasonic GT60, Dimension Technology speakers, Cerwin Vega 12" sub

Clean crisp sound, improved picture quality from my older Onkyo (which didn't pass 3D).

Only fault is with using DirecTV 3D programming. Oftentimes have to turn off Genie and back on to get receiver to recognize the 3D TV attached.

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4.0

Better than Denon!

By BlakBurger

from Pacoima California

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Great Streaming
  • Great Ypao Setup
  • Power
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
  • Difficult To Set Up

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home Theater
  • Larger Rooms
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

It did overheat on me once. I had it in a small space so it was my fault. It came back like a champ and runs better than ever.

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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Polk speakers are singing now

By bbqrooster

from San Jose, CA

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

    Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

    I bought this receiver to replace my dated Onkyo HTR-510. There are a few things that I need the new receiver to have. It's a given that it got to be able to decode all current music formats. On top of that, I want at least 7.1 channels, lots of HDMI ports, good for music, DLNA capable and 4K passthrough for future proofing. I selected the RX-A820 over competing models from Onkyo, Sony, Pioneer etc. After setting up the receiver, I am happen to say that I made the right decision. I bought a pair of floor standing Polk Audio speakers last year. I was not too happy with it because it was not sounding right. After hooking the Polk speakers up to the RX-A820, the sound coming out of them was so much better than before. I admit that the Onkyo HTR-510 was dated and underpowered. The RX-A820 is capable of driving the Polk speakers to its full potential. The only additional thing I would like to have is 192 kHz flac support which is available in RX-A830. But I am not willing to pay the extra money for the newer A830 model.

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    4.0

    Enjoying My Speakers So Much More Now

    By Turbot

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Gamer, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Great Sound Quality
    • Many Hdmi Inputs
    • Nice Osd Interface
    • Well built

    Cons

    • No Component To Hdmi
    • Online Update Fails

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

    This AVR replaces an Onkyo unit that failed after less than 3 years. Even at its best, the Onkyo never sounded this good.

    I am not an audiophile, but I enjoy hearing the sound effects in movies and games across all of the channels of my 7.1 system. The Yamaha does an outstanding job decoding these so that they sound bright and distinct. I can tell where things are coming from, even before I see them on the screen.

    This is the experience I was missing. My Energy Take 5 speakers sound so much better now!

    As for my Cons, Yamaha should really take the time to fix the online firmware update process. It is well documented that the online update fails, and causes the system to stop functioning. Thankfully they have documented a way to manually get the system updated and running again, using the USB update method. However, this is a really disconcerting experience when setting up a brand new piece of equipment.

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    5.0

    Awsome Receiver !!!

    By Derek

    from Fairmont

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

      I use this receiver about 70 percent for movies and tv and 30 percent for music. It drives my polk speakers with ease. I do not like how the ypao calibration, I find the manual settings sound much better.

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      5.0

      I always buy Yamaha and this confirms it

      By Lotus E3

      from Columbus, oh

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

        I have always purchased Yamaha brand of receivers and this one makes it even more of a reason why. Great sound and power. Love the use of the mic makes it even more personal to setup the levels of each speaker with ease. I was missing so much until I used the mic even on my other Yamaha which I put in the bedroom since this replaced it. I don't have to turn up the volume so much just so I can hear the voices on movies or tv. Pay the few extra bucks for the advantage series since it will last you a long time running and you will not regret it.

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        5.0

        Best money I've spent in a while

        By Dave

        from Montana

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

          Decided to spoil myself. Bought the A820, 2 Yamaha NS333 for the front mains and Infinity TSS-1200 for the surround. Running 7.1. Sounds awesome. The receiver has lots of cool features. Diggin the Pandora and internet radio.

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          5.0

          Just What The Doctor Ordered

          By Bladerunner770

          from Monticello, KY.

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Very Little Heat
          • Very User Friendly

          Cons

          • Weak Fm Radio

          Best Uses

          • 7 Ch Stereo
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

          Bought this receiver to replace a crippled from day one Onkyo HTR. The difference is like going from night to day. I did a 48 hour burn in out of the box to insure stabality. Ordered a hard copy of the owner's manuel for better setup. This receiver is not for the novice. Take your time and follow the manuel on setup and this receiver will give you top preformance. I am running all Polk Audio Monitor speakers with Polk subs. This receiver has breathed new life into these speakers giving a new meaning to the home theater experience. 8 HDMI inputs are a plus and makes this unit futureproof. Audio on this unit is fantastic. The networking on this receiver is good and well just works as intended unlike alot of other receivers. Another plus is the Aventage build quality of this receiver.

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          5.0

          Amazing Reciever

          By stevethomson26

          from Santa Monica, CA

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            Great receiver. A tad bit on the technical end to set-up, but once it's up and running, the sound is amazing. The zone 2 feature is nice, perfect for wiring up speakers in my kitchen. Also, I really enjoy the dialogue boost function. Now I can hear what they are saying in a movie without being blasted during the action scenes.

            As for the networking features, Pandora works like a charm and the podcasts are a nice extra. My only complaint is the lack of a screen saver when running the internet radio stations and Pandora, since I want to prevent burn-in on my plasma. Still, all in all, this is an amazing receiver.

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            4.0

            Nice unit.

            By Manuel

            from Montebello, CA

            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Lack Of Power

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            I use the receiver with a parasound 5ch amp. It sounds great. I love controlling it with my phone app. The only thing I feel is the lack of volume maybe I'm death but I have ever to turn it up more than half the volume so it could sound descent. But that doesn't take away the outstanding sound this unit produces.

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            Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver

            Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver

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