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August 9th, 2010
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

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