New Yamaha AVENTAGE Receivers

The new home theater receiver line called “AVENTAGE” (pronounced Ah-Ven-Taj) was recently announced by Yamaha and will be shipping in August and September. The lineup of five 7.2 receivers includes the RX-A700, RX-A800, RX-A1000, RX-A2000 and RX-A3000. The new receivers are the result of a meticulous design process focused of refining, re-engineering and ultimately creating new receivers from the ground-up. Nothing was overlooked: circuitry, construction, custom components, reproduction qualities and even eco-friendly power consumption. The receivers all feature 3D compatible v1.4 HDMI , Bluetooth and iPhone support, HD audio decoding and multi-zone output for audio and video. Keep reading to learn more!

The AVENTAGE difference

  • Double bottom construction: additional support for power transformer and heat sinks, and also adds rigidity to help improve overall performance
  • Optimized power amplifier layout: symmetrical layout improves signal-to-noise (S-N) ratio with uniform balanced vibration and control for a better sound experience
  • Specially designed 5th foot: the anti-resonance technology (A.R.T. Wedge) improves structural rigidity and reduces vibration
  • Ultra-low jitter circuitry: jitter from digital sources, including HDMI, are reduced using a more precise timing control
  • Hybrid power supply: the analog and digital circuit have their own power supplies, which means less consumption in standby mode and a more efficient power transformer
  • H-shaped cross-member frame: internal bracing reduces vibration and adds support for the transformer and heat skinks
  • High-quality DACs: the path from ground to DAC is no longer shared, so a direct connection is achieved
  • Zip ties to ground: minimize magnetic interference and reduces unwanted radio frequency interference
  • Yamaha built: receivers are designed, manufactured and assembled in Yamaha-owned facilities and come with a 3-year warranty
  • Custom designed parts: standard components produce standard performance, but custom parts produce incredible performance
  • High grade terminals: heavier grade materials and wider spacing make cable connections easier and more secure
  • Best in class processors: Cinema DSP processors, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, HQV Vida video processor
  • Enhanced virtual presence: re-creation of 3D sound locations and directions from simple speaker configurations
  • Yamaha automated calibration: Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer is a simple, automatic way to optimize the sound for your room
  • 3rd party control: interoperable with home control manufacturers
  • Web control: compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari web browsers
  • Control app: for iPhone/iPod Touch provides control over select AVENTAGE model receivers

Compare AVENTAGE Features/Specifications

Receiver

RX-A700

RX-A800

RX-A1000

RX-A2000

RX-A3000

Power  (watts)

630

665

735

910

980

HDMI v1.4  (3D, audio return)

7

8

10

10

10

Bluetooth compatible

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

iPhone/iPod compatible

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

HD audio (dolby/dts)

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Ethernet port

no

no

yes

yes

yes

7.2 channels

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Front USB

no

no

yes

yes

yes

D/A conversion

192kHz/24-bit

192kHz/24-bit

192kHz/24-bit

192kHz/24-bit

192kHz/24-bit

Multizone

yes, 2

yes, 2

yes, 3

yes, 3

yes, 4

IR and RS-232C

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

YPAO calibration

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Surround programs

17

17

17

17

17

3 comments on “New Yamaha AVENTAGE Receivers

  1. I would like to know if it is possible to connect HDMI 1.3a devices with the new Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2000 or 3000 receivers, because these models have 1.4 HDMI connections. I have 1.3a HDMI version cables. I am very much interested in the 2 new models, so I want to know if they are compatible.

  2. Electronics Guru on said:

    Henny (1):

    Yes, you can connect any HDMI device to the Aventage receivers. New HDMI versions are compatible with all earlier versions. Since v1.4 is the latest for consumers, all earlier versions will work.

  3. Joe Baker on said:

    I recently purchased the RX-A700, since i have a set of Acoustimass 10 speakers i connected them and adjusted them using the microphone provided with the reciever, and so far it sound really good. I have several questions, 1) Would it be possible to connect (to the reciever obvously)the extra speakers for the full 7.2 experience? 2)Since the am 10 module is not really a Subwoofer (it only manages the mid bass the cubes cant process)could i purchase a separate subwoofer and connect it to the reciever? What speaker would you recomend!! Thanks fro your time!!!

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