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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver, Model RXA720BL

Exceptional audio and video quality in a 7.2ch receiver with front presence or independent Zone2 for whole home entertainment. Expanded Apple connectivity with AirPlay. Enjoy unrivaled access with your tablet using the Yamaha AV Controller App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire). 4K video upscaling for next generation displays. Advanced auto-calibration (YPAO w/R.S.C.) to ensure audio accuracy. Appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.

Key Features:

  • Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance
  • Powerful 7-channel surround sound, 90W 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 (six inputs - with one on front - and one output) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
  • 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. 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): 105W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 90W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 130/170/200/240W

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 sound optimization: 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: 6 (front 1) / 1
  • 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
  • Front AV Input: HDMI, USB, Composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 2 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout: Subwoofer (2 x mono)
  • 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
  • +12V Trigger Output: 1
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1

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: 23.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 28.66 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel90W
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 ConnectorsHDMI, Analog, Component, Composite, Headphone
HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Height6-3/4"
Width17 1/8"
Depth14-1/2"
Weight23.6 lbs
Parts Warranty3 Years
Labor Warranty3 Years
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (34)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Well built / quality (19)
  • Great sound quality (18)
  • Good power output (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade (27)
    • Home theater (19)
    • Replacement (12)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (6)
    • Basic systems (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (18), Movie enthusiast (12), Tech savvy (11), Power user (8), Practical (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Good

    I use the RX-A720 exclusively to control music playback on my ceiling and backyard speakers and so far it works very well for this purpose.

    The 2 main factors why I bought...Read complete review

    I use the RX-A720 exclusively to control music playback on my ceiling and backyard speakers and so far it works very well for this purpose.

    The 2 main factors why I bought this receiver are because of it's excellent Airplay support and the very highly rated Android App (Yamaha AV Controller). The Airplay works as advertised and was very easy to setup. It's cool how you can control the volume of the speakers via Airplay from the IPAD, Iphone as my friend's Airplay setup does not allow for volume control with his setup.

    The A720 supports WAV,MP3,WMA,MPEG-4 AAC and FLAC. Unfortunately, it does not support all of these formats from the Android App and specifically it does not support MPEG-4 AAC from the Android App which is the format I use for all of my music on Android. Hope Yamaha adds support for this format in the near future as I don't want to convert all my Droid Music to MP3 which is supported.

    The only other negative is that controlling a 120GB IPOD Classic from the USB port is slow but not a deal breaker as I use an IPort FS-21 which is very responsive.

    Overall I would highly recommend this and if support for MPEG-4 AAC was added to Android App then I would give it 5 Stars.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great unit but lousy remote

    This is a great product, however, the remote os very poor. I believe that for a few dollars Yamaha could add some features to this remote to make the whole system better.
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    This is a great product, however, the remote os very poor. I believe that for a few dollars Yamaha could add some features to this remote to make the whole system better.

    Programming the remote was a real hassle. The remote has no ability to learn to turn on combinations of devices attached to it. For example one button to turn on Cable Box, Unit and TV, then push a second button to turn off the Cable Box and turn the Blu Ray Player on while leaving the Unit and TV on.

    Harmony remotes costing $50 can do this, so the Yamaha Remote could also do this.

    Revievs of this product never indicated these issues. I would buy something else next time.

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    5.0

    Update to my earlier review

    By Captain Mike

    from Santa Clarita, CA

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

      If you read my earlier review I wrote that this unit was very cool except that I hadn't yet worked out setting up Zone 2. I figured it out. Yamaha explained that I needed to provide 2 separate outputs from my cable TV receiver and 2 inputs to the receiver. I have an HDMI cable out and in to the unit for the main zone and also RCA jacks from the cable box to the AUDIO 2 input on the receiver. Now here's what's cool about this setup. I can play media from 1 source in the living room and separate media outside on the patio.
      Each zone("Main" and "Zone 2") are each managed separately for the volume controls. Slide the zone switch to "Main" and select the input source and volume level, then slide the switch to "Zone 2", click the "Receiver" button to turn Zone 2 on and select the input source and your different volume level for that zone. Read the manual for speaker connections...it's a no brainer.
      My old Yamaha speakers were pretty good, I thought, until I bit the bullet and ordered Polk Audio RTi-A5's for the mains, RTi-A3's for the rear surrounds and a Yamaha NS-C310 center speaker after exhausting research on the web. I didn't realize what I was missing until then. With the new movie and music program selections this unit offers the possibilities are endless. I am more satisfied now than the first review I wrote.

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      4.0

      RX-A720 Review

      By Bikingdave

      from Bakersfield, CA

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Good Movie Music Sonud
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

      Remote is hard to read. Should be able to stream music from an Android device.

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      5.0

      BEST RECEIVER EVER

      By NAJI K

      from ASTORIA, NEW YORK

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

        I USE THE RECEIVER AS THE MAIN RECEIVER IN MY HOME THEATER,TRANSFORMING WHATEVER TO EXCELLENT SOUND AND PICTURE,JUST DO THE RESEARCH ABOUT ALL THE FEATURES.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great A/V Receiver!!

        By StevePMo

        from Chesterfield, Missouri

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Remote Could be Better

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Movies Sound Fantastic
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

        I use the receiver mainly for movies and television, but I also listen to music. It works well for both. I had a Denon before this, and it was fine for movies and television, but lacking for music. I really like the GUI on this unit, very easy to navigate, and looks good. The only minor quibble I have is with the remote, the bottom buttons are hard for my old eyes to see. But that is a very minor problem, that does not bother me much at all. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase, and would recommend Yamaha to anyone.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent value, superior sound

        By Gnawme

        from Downey, CA

        About Me Audiophile

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

          I bought the RX-A720 Aventage to replace a six-year-old AVR that was failing. I chose the RX-A720 because it hit the sweet spot of price, features, and quality. I was out of town on a trip when the RX-A720 was delivered, so I gave my college-aged son general instructions on replacing the AVR already in my home theater system with the RX-A720. He was able to do so flawlessly. When I got home, I ran the YPAO just to make sure that things were set up to my satisfaction, then proceeded to enjoy several hours of using and auditioning the RX-A720. I have an audiophile music setup that shares the same Quad 22L speakers, and the RX-A720 was much closer in sound quality than my old AVR. Video quality from all sources, including my Oppo BDP-93, was top-notch as well. All in all, I'm happy with my RX-A720.

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          5.0

          WOW, Top Drawer Receiver

          By Captain Mike

          from Santa Clarita, CA

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            I purchased this unit to replace my older Yamaha surround system receiver because I recently purchased a new Samsung 60" 3D Plasma TV and my old receiver did not have HDMI input/output capabilities. When I first connected my DirecTV box directly to the TV the picture was great, but after reading the owner's manual and passing the signal through the receiver I could not believe my eyes. Yamaha takes the HD signal from the satellite box and somehow cleans it up and I was astounded by the picture quality. A huge improvement over my old unit. I did say huge didn't I, wow.
            I added a Samsung BlueRay player with 4K upscaling capabilities since the RX-A720 has the same built into it. I read that 4K is not needed unless you have a very large TV but I can now see the eyelashes. BlueRay quality...amazing.
            No need to program all of the remotes to talk to each other, they do it themselves, go figure.
            I printed the owner's manual, read it a few times, then called Yamaha's customer service for help programming the setup for different input components. A bit overwhelming at first but the service rep was very helpful and got me dialed in in no time. Another big plus is if your TV has an HDMI ARC input.
            I read all the reviews before purchasing and some have said the remote and owner's manual are a bit much. No worries here, not that difficult and more audio options than before. I immediately wanted to upgrade my surround speakers but there is no real need to, sound quality is great with the sound scenes to choose from. Also, plugging my Ipod Nano into the front USB input jack of the unit is a cinch and the audio is great. And the Ipod charges while plugged in. 3 wallpapers to chose from, pretty cool.
            Still learning about the Zone 2 option. It is supposed to be be for speakers in a separate room. I want to use it for my outdoor patio speakers. My old unit had a button to push to send audio outdoors but this unit is different. This function is going to bug me.
            IMHO overall this is a great unit. Had I known Yamaha could improve this much over my older unit I would have purchased it sooner.

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            5.0

            Love this receiver

            By Kevin M

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Airplay And Pandora
            • Easy To Set Up
            • 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 to replace my Pioneer VSX 1021K, which was a fairly recent purchase itself. I had many frustrating issues with the Pioneer...the Airplay was very unreliable, settings would just reset themselves, etc.
              I don't know why I went with Pioneer over Yamaha on that purchase because I've always had good experiences with Yamaha.
              This receiver is no exception. It has easy on-screen setup options, and the Airplay and internet radio have been flawless. Sound quality is excellent on my Klipsch home theater speakers.
              Very happy with this purchase.

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              5.0

              Very Pleased

              By Ray

              from Odenton, Maryland

              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

              I am very pleased with this unit. I am still learning all the functions, but like what I see so far. I like all the different sound profiles to create a different feel to the audio. The only things I am not crazy about is #1. The remote - maybe a few less buttons to make room for larger buttons and identification. #2. I wish that a paper manual was included instead of a disk. Trying to learn about the unit while going back and forth to a computer is annoying. I much rather have a manual in my hand and practice with the unit while I read. I, as most people learn the best by doing. It makes it more difficult when you have to go back to a disk document and find the answer. Still, overall very pleased. I would buy again.

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              4.0

              Perfect for my home theater

              By John the long order cook

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Display
              • Good Power Output
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Set Up Non-intuitive
              • Tiny Buttons On Remote

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver:

              I got this through a Customer Loyalty sale. I use it mainly to watch cable TV and to play Blu-Ray and other DVD movies. Unlike my old Sony receiver, the remote control works, although I still haven't figured out how to preset radio channels. I like that it includes a microphone that tests the sound from my speakers to optimize sound quality, and displays on the TV the various settings. I had to get a dedicated center speaker, as substituting my TV's speaker didn't sound as good. Reading the entire manual rewards the effort, especially if you're connecting multiple devices and different types of speakers, including a pair of low-impedance ones. I wish the remote lit up and the buttons were bigger. My wife figured out how to use the remote very fast, and no longer bugs me to change AV settings.

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              4.0

              Yamaha AVENTAGE RXA720BL

              By BKFLY1

              from IL

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 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:

                Unit has many features that I haven't had time to explore yet. I've used Airplay to stream music from my wife's Iphone 4s & was also able to stream video from my android phone. Both were very easy to use. I'm having some issues with the HDMI passthrough feature...sometimes I don't get a video signal on the TV. If I shut down & restart everything, sometimes video is restored. This has only been a problem when the receiver is off. When it's on, I've had no problems with audio or video, but I usually don't want the system on for casual TV viewing.

                Service and delivery comments:

                ABT salesperson went beyond my expectations. Unit was priced right & shipped proptly.

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                Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver

                Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.2 Channel Black AV Receiver

                UPC Code: 027108941301
                Discontinued


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