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Yamaha RX-A1080

Designed To Deliver The Highest Levels Of Audio Performance

Yamaha RX-A1080

The Yamaha RX-A1080 AVENTAGE is a no compromise AV receiver that has been designed to produce immensely powerful, lifelike sound.

By expertly combining both traditional and advanced technologies Yamaha have created a superb receiver that excels with both movies and music.

This stunning machine will guarantee you a truly high-class sound experience in your own home.

Surround:AI

The 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 greatest effect.

This AI instantaneously analyses scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimises the surround effect in real time, This creates a compelling sense of realism with expressive power beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the most profound entertainment experience possible.

Dolby Atmos and DTS-X Playback with CINEMA DSP HD3​ 

The RX-A1080 supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-X playback with CINEMA DSP HD3, taking the surround sound experience to new heights.

The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and three sets of high performance processors. This maximises 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.

You will experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in the movie scene.

CINEMA DSP HD3 with Rear VPS (Virtual Presence Speaker)

The RX-A1080 is now equipped with three Yamaha original high performance DSP devices, achieving high speed and large capacity audio signal processing.

As a result, by using front, centre 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. The total reproduction of spatial data, including the vertical axis, helps create an overwhelmingly realistic sound field.

Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

The RX-A1080 is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices.

Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.

Supports Latest 4K UHD Video Formats

The RX-A1080 fully supports the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation.

It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours.

Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation.

Highly Rigid Construction

The AVENTAGE model RX-A1080 features a sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminium front panel. Even more importantly, the unit is exceptionally sturdy, with an interior reinforced with cross members in an H-shape.

It also features the Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge, which is a fifth foot in the centre of the unit that dampens vibrations from the power transformer and elsewhere.

Thanks to these, installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration, maintaining the highest audio quality.

High Quality Parts

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to carefully select the most exacting, high-quality parts — including a large-capacity power amplifier unit with damping heat sink, a custom large power transformer, high-performance DSP devices, and so on — in order to achieve the highest performance possible. Moreover, sound technicians employ rigorous testing processes to optimally “tune” the receiver’s sound.

Advanced Design Feet Enhance Strength and Vibration Resistance

The feet of the RX-A1080 feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilises two different kinds of interior ribs — straight and curved — to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration.

The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid- and high-range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction

Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout

This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the RX-A1080 has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated.

This naturally maximises channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.

Professional Quality Digital Audio by ESS SABRE DAC

The Yamaha RX-A1080 incorporates the SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio.

Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

The RX-A1080 is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

They are also compatible with FLAC / WAV 192kHz playback. You will enjoy excellent sound quality from Blu-ray Discs and other types of high resolution sources.

Network Functions with Wi-Fi Built-In

RX-A1080 provides a variety of network functions including AirPlay, Spotify Connect, DLNA streaming and Internet radio. The free AV Controller app lets you control various functions from your smartphone or tablet (IOS and Android available)

Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

Multi-room Audio with MusicCast

MusicCast takes the headache out of multi-room audio. Simply connect all MusicCast devices to the same network and start sharing audio throughout the home. Take MusicCast for a test drive by downloading the free MusicCast app and using it demo mode.

Free and Easy Surround Sound Placement

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 rear speakers. 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.

Enjoy Digital Radio from DAB / DAB+ Tuner

DAB and the improved DAB+ version is Digital Audio Broadcasting that offers a large selection of radio stations with high sound quality. Other benefits include automatic tuning to available stations with a list to choose from, and display of information such as station name and music genre. The RX-A1080 lets you preset 40 DAB / DAB+ stations.

Professional-grade Sound Optimisation 

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyses room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It uses precision EQ calculation to achieve the most natural room acoustics possible and Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalisation, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS

The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programmes. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI and even from the AV Controller app.

Virtual Speaker Technology

The RX-A1080 is equipped with three Yamaha original high performance DSP devices, achieving high speed and large capacity audio signal processing. As a result, CINEMA DSP HD3 playback can reproduce up to 11-channel sound — on even a 7-channel system. The total reproduction of spatial data, including the vertical axis, helps create an overwhelmingly realistic sound field.

* Requires connection to a front presence speaker. Dolby Atmos and DTS: X signals cannot be used with these virtual features.

Advanced 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.

HDMI Zone Switching

You can transmit the video or audio content to a TV or home theatre system in another room (Zone 2) via HDMI. This lets you enjoy viewing and listening to the same main room content (where the AV receiver is installed), or even different content.

Yamaha RX-A1080 Specifications

AV Receiver
Amplifier Section Channel 7.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 170 W (4 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 110 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 165 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 135 / 165 / 210 / 280 W
Surround Sound Processing Surround:AI Yes
CINEMA DSP Yes (HD3)
DSP Programs 24
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Virtual Surround Back Speaker Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Yes
DTS:X Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Audio Features File Format MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Pure Direct Yes (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes
YPAO multi-point measurement Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and 64-bit Precision EQ Calculation
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 ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE Premier DAC ES9007S
Video Features 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI eARC Yes (via future firmware update)
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI upscaling Yes (Analogue to HDMI® / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Connectivity MusicCast Surround Yes
HDMI Input/Output 7 / 3 (HDCP2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Front AV Input USB / Analogue Audio
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 3 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 3 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 9 (front 1) / 0
Phono Input Yes
Component Video Input/Output 2 / 0
Composite Video Input/Output 4 / 0
Preout 7.2-ch
Headphone Output 1
Tuner Section FM/AM Tuner Yes (FM only)
DAB Tuner Yes (Availability varies by region.)
User Interface 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 (Preset)
Zone Control Zone 2 Audio Output Preout / HDMI
Powered Zone Zone 2
Zone Video Output HDMI / Component / Composite
Zone HDMI Yes (HDMI Zone Switching)
Zone B Output HDMI
RS-232C Interface Yes
+12V Trigger Output 2
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1
Party Mode Yes
General Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 182 x 439 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 259 x 439 mm)
Weight 14.9 kg