Yamaha RX-A8A £2 679 after £220 cashback from Yamaha – 11.2 ch AV receiver with Surround: AI, HDMI 7-in/3-out, wireless surround, 8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz Gaming, Dolby Atmos/ DTS:X, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MusicCast and AV Controller App support
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Ships with a 5 Year Warranty
The A8A is our most innovative model yet. This AV receiver incorporates cutting-edge components and technology for home cinema unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Lose yourself in room-filling sound and crystal clear picture.
11.2-channel AV Receiver with MusicCast and major streaming services for extensive listening choices, plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, HDMI support for 4K 120 Hz, 8K 60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Phono input.
- 11.2 Channel powerful surround sound with Zone 2
- Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
- Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
- Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven: 220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room audio
- Dolby Atmos® with height virtualization via FW Update
- HDMI™ 7 in/3 out, 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz
- Dedicated gaming function(ALLM,VRR,QMS,QFT) via FW update
- Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices.
- MusicCast Surround capable – add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create wireless surround sound
- YPAO™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimisation
AI technology built into the DSP analyses the scene of the entertainment content and then creates the optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the ultimate impact. This AI instantaneously analyses scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect in real time. Imagine having a Yamaha sound engineer right there whilst your listening, tuning the best sound live and specifically for you. AI technology creates a compelling sense of realism with expressive power beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the most profound entertainment experience possible. Qualcomm® QCS407 with 64-bit high precision processing delivers precise surround sound.
Yamaha’s flagship 3D sound field playback technology was created by combining actually measured sound field data with cutting edge digital signal processing technology. The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and maximizes theatre sound effects, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence and no feeling of boundaries. By using front, center and surround speakers to create a rear virtual speaker, CINEMA DSP HD3 playback up to 11.1 channels is possible* even with a 7.1-channel speaker configuration. *Requires connection to a front presence speaker.
For those without in-ceiling or upward firing speakers in their system, Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization Technology simulates the Atmos experience with forward facing-drivers. Configure up to five speakers to replicate the effect of two in-ceiling speakers, or utilize all seven channels to simulate the powerful effect of four overhead speakers.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, delivering dramatic overhead effects for truly enveloping audio – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all your favourite movies.
The magic of the AURO-3D® technologies lies in its ability to transform any space and any content. AURO-3D will deliver a purely transformative, breath-taking Immersive audio experience, every time. The unique vertical stereo field of AURO allows sound to move around us as we experience in our everyday lives, ensuring a powerful soundscape that transports us into the world of our chosen content. Escape into the story, get lost in the music; experience every moment and emotion the way nature intended.
Hear More, Feel More with AURO-3D.
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.
New circuit achieves more than doubled slew rate and it would contribute a precise signal transmission, effective for high resolution audio signal. Generally high slew rate amplifier causes unstable signal transmission, Yamaha’s newly designed circuit achieves high slew rate with stable signal transmission.
Qualcomm® QCS407 is designed to provide truly superior audio performance, with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive home audio, as well as a dedicated high-performance audio DSP.
Features ESS’s state of the art 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC ES9026PRO. ESS’s patented 32-bit Hyper Stream, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) compensation function works to minimize noise levels. In combination with the Yamaha original D.O.P.G. (DAC On Pure Ground) concept, which eliminates the potential difference between audio circuit stages to reduce ground noise, it dramatically enhances silence and resolution over the entire audio range for rich and expressive reproduction of even the most delicate sounds.
The newly designed Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the front-and-center of the chassis unit base. Together with double bottom structure, it dampens much more vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers — providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction. A8A’s fifth foot has special brass parts inside which continue to provide further detailed and richer sound reproduction.
The highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts and totally renewed circuit boards are designed to keep the signal paths on each board as short as possible. The new H-cross frame improves rigidity of the receiver body and sound stability, allowing for a more clear, sharp and transparent reproduction. Also the newly redesigned mechanical structure contributes to avoiding the transition of vibration from the transformer to the amplifier circuit. Sound noises are reduced to improve clarity.
HDR10+ signals not only dynamic range (the ratio of light to dark) of video content on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, it also provides, in a small amount of metadata, the scene characteristics between bright and dark so that important detail can remain. This enables displays to reproduce images more realistically, adhering to the creator’s intent.
*This function is available via future update.
*This function is available via future update.
Enhanced gaming and media features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. They include: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and detailed gameplay. Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank frames before content is displayed. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.
*This function is available via future update
YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyses the room acoustics with the included YPAO microphone to tune your system for the best sound in your unique room. It employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound. YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimization that maximizes the 3D sound field effectiveness of SURROUND:AI as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 64-bit high precision EQ calculation achieves the most natural room acoustics possible.
Combine this AV receiver with the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theatre with wireless surround sound. What’s more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into a special entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.
MusicCast 50 product page
MusicCast 20 product page
MusicCast SUB 100 product page
Yamaha’s detail in design and craftmanship produces a work of visual and acoustic art.
The immaculate chassis construction further solidifies the alignment of stability in performance.
A beautiful form that deepens the AVENTAGE uniqueness and continues to further enhance key acoustic authority.
Utilizing faithful reflections of tradition and incorporating fresh new design principles, the new look AVENTAGE exhibits engineering at its most innovative awe-inspiring best.
There are four SCENE buttons. You can preset them for different inputs, as well as a sound field program, Music Enhancer, HDMI output and more. The inputs can be set to specific sources, such as an FM or Internet radio station, a station on a streaming service, a USB device or a song on a PC or NAS (network). Once you have set the buttons, simply press one on the main unit or the remote control to power on the receiver and hear your desired music. The buttons can be re-set at any time.
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the AVR and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices as well as full multi-room audio controls.
Touch or voice control – the choice is yours. Intuitively control a single MusicCast product or an entire whole-of-home system with ease using Alexa or Google Assistant and hear your home come alive.
*Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant varies by region.
*A third party device is required to initiate voice commands.
No worries, no confusion. Use this special app to receive expert set up assistance for your AV receiver and source devices. It even guides you through various other settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments.
Imagine sharing all the music you love throughout the home – no matter the format. From your favorite vinyl to AirPlay®, Bluetooth® to music streaming services* and even sound from your TV, MusicCast has it covered.
Additionally, all MusicCast products are designed with sound quality at the front of mind. High-res formats including Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz, WAV, FLAC and AIFF up to 384 kHz are supported.
Hey Siri. Play music in the kitchen and living room.
AirPlay 2 adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other streaming services to multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home. Easily control it from your iPhone or iPad, link it with a HomePod, or simply utilize voice control and ask Siri to assist.
Explore a world of music with music streaming services* built-in. Synchronizing your playlists and tracks from your smart phone or computer to the AV receiver, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your favorites or discover new music.
You can transmit the video or audio content (not only the HDMI input, but also other audio sources, such as digital or analogue audio, network content and FM/DAB radio) to a TV or home theater system in another room (Zone2/4). This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content from the second zone no matter what is being played in the main zone.
Equipped with XLR balanced audio input terminals that have an outstanding reputation in the world of professional audio and are highly sensitive to noise. In combination with balanced output terminals on Blu-ray player or CD player, this connectivity enables high-quality signal transmission with reduced degradation of sound quality due to external noise.
Unlock the full potential of your 4K content. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC – available in the industry-leading AV receivers from Yamaha.
eARC delivers full-resolution, multi-channel audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® through your existing HDMI connection, giving you the most realistic surround sound experience for immersing yourself in your favorite movies and moments.
This AV receiver provides dedicated phono input terminals, letting you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl collection.
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.
Selectable Auto Power Standby
Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
With an advanced energy saving design, this AV receiver achieves a low power consumption of not more than two watts when in Network Standby mode.
- Channel: 11.2
- Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven):185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
- Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven):150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
- Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven):220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
- High Slew Rate Amplifier:Yes
- Surround Sound Processing
- CINEMA DSP:Yes(HD3)
- DSP Programs:24
- Dialog Level Adjustment:Yes
- Virtual Presence Speaker:Yes
- Virtual Surround Back Speaker:Yes
- Dialogue Lift:Yes
- SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP:Yes
- Dolby Atmos:Yes
- Dolby Atmos Height Virturalizer:Yes
- Dolby TrueHD:Yes
- Dolby Digital Plus:Yes
- Dolby Surround:Yes
- DTS-HD Master Audio:Yes
- Auro 3D:N/A
- File Format:MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
- Pure Direct:Yes
- Compressed Music Enhancer:Yes
- High-resolution Music Enhancer:Yes
- YPAO multi-point measurement:Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
- YPAO Volume:Yes
- 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)
- DA Converter:384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9007S
- HDMI eARC:Yes
- HDMI Audio Return Channel:Yes
- HDMI Pass-through:8K60AB, 4K120AB, 40GBPS (via future update)
- HDMI Up-scaling:Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)
- HDMI Up-conversion:N/A
- Dolby Vision:Yes
- HDR 10+: Yes (via firmware update)
- VRR/ALLM/QMS/QFT: Yes (via firmware update)
- Video adjustment: N/A
- MusicCast Surround:Yes
- HDMI Input/Output:7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)
- HDMI CEC:Yes
- USB Input:Yes
- Network Port:Yes
- Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
- AirPlay 2:Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
- Front AV Input: USB
- Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 3/0
- Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2/0
- Analog Audio Input/Output:6/0
- Phono Input:Yes
- XLR Terminal:Yes
- Component Video Input/Output:1/0
- Composite Video Input/Output:2/0
- Headphone Output: 1
- Tuner Section
- FM/AM Tuner:Yes (Availability varies by region.)
- DAB Tuner:Yes (Availability varies by region.)
- On-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 2 Audio Output: Preout / HDMI
- Zone 3 Audio Output: Preout
- Zone 4 Audio Output:HDMI
- Powered Zone: Zone 2/3
- Zone Video Output: HDMI
- Zone B Output: HDMI
- Zone GUI: Yes
- RS-232C Interface: N/A
- +12V Trigger Output: 2
- Remote (IR) Input/Output
- Party Mode:Yes
- Standby Power Consumption (IR only)<0.4W
- Auto Power Standby:Yes
- ECO mode:Yes
- Dimensions (W x H x D):435 W x 192 H x 477 D mm (with antenna up:435 W x 271 H x 477 D mm);17-1/8″W x 7-1/2″H x 18-3/4″D (with antenna up:17-1/8″W x 10-5/8″H x 18-3/4″D)
- Weight: 21.4kg
|HDMI||YPbPr||CVBS||Digital Audio i/o||Audio||Zone||IR||12V Trigger||Network||Bluetooth||Antenna|
|x7 v2.1||x1||x2||x3 Optical In||x6 L/R Ininc.Phono||x2 L/R In||x1 In/Out||x2||Wi-Fi||Integrated||AM/FM|
|x3 Output||–||x2 Coaxial In||SW Pre-Out x2||–||–||LAN 10/100 MB/s|
|x1 USB Host||Headphones In||x1 USB|