A8A - 11.2 ch Ultimate quality AVENTAGE with Surround:AI™, HDMI™ 7-in/3-out, the latest QCS407.
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.
The A8A incorporates the CX/MX-A5200's concept, architecture, and materials for elevated performance. Double bottom plate ensures stability for unnecessary vibrations, while the thick copper foil for the circuit board achieves lower impedance. This AV receiver also comes equipped with a customized capacitor and 11ch capability.
High-Quality Digital Components
Qualcomm® QCS407 takes your AV receiver’s audio performance to the next level with support for Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®. Dual SABRE ES9026 PROs minimize noise to make even the most delicate sounds rich and provides superior signal-to-noise ratio and high dynamic range for professional quality audio.
Analyses the scene of the entertainment content and optimizes the surround effect of distinct sound elements such as background music, dialogue, and sound effects. It’s like having a professional sound engineer tune the sound according to the scene. 64-bit processing with Qualcomm® QCS407.
Bring your entertainment experience to the next level with immersive audio that accurately reproduces 3D sound with superior effect across any content. Gain entry into a world where every breath-taking moment is not only heard but also felt.
Enables a higher resolution and refresh rate, giving you a smoother and more realistic viewing experience.
Provides deeper contrast and more realistic images that stay true to the creators' intent.
Gaming-dedicated Functions (ALLM,VRR,QMS,QFT)*
Ensures seamless motion and transitions to enhance your performance.
HDMI Multiple Input with latest Technology*
Multiple HDMI input will equally support the latest HDMI technology to allow next-gen gaming consoles to be connected at the same time.
Explore the power of multi-room audio, access your sources and streaming devices, and control your AV receiver, all through your smartphone.
Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, so your AV receiver is always at your command. Through AirPlay 2, you can stream your music via voice control operation Siri from Apple iOS device. *Availability varies by region.
AV Setup Guide App
Offers expert guidance through installation, cable connections, and various other settings.
DESIGNED FOR YOUR SPACE
YPAO™-R.S.C. with multi-point measurement and precision EQ
Calibrates sound to your room by analyzing room acoustics and measuring speaker characteristics. This feature also optimizes sound parameters for maximum performance from SURROUND:AI™, Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.
Compatible with Wireless Rear Speaker
Gives you the freedom to arrange your rear speakers wirelessly to suit your home décor by adding Yamaha wireless speaker MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50.
Dynamic and Compelling Design
Classic Yamaha craftsmanship meets cutting-edge design. Every piece has been carefully crafted to ensure this AV receiver looks and sounds perfect in your home.
MORE KEY SPECS
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.
CINEMA DSP HD3 for Movie, Music and Game
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.
Dolby Atmos® with Height Virtualizer
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 favorite 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.
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.
Advantage of High Slew Rate Amplifier
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.
High-Quality Digital Components
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.
Anti Resonance Technology Wedge
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.
Newly Designed Mechanical Structure
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.
Supports end-to-end 8K/4K resolutions and higher refresh rate solutions with a single upgraded cable for seamless integration within the HDMI eco-system.8K delivers a super-immersive viewing experience with 2x the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, and 4 times as many pixels; and combined with 60Hz refresh rate enables smooth and sharp viewing of content with high-speed action. 4K/120Hz enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor sharp; allowing sports, action movies, high-performance gaming and VR to benefit significantly.
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) enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be applied, 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.
YPAO™ - R.S.C. (with 3D, Multi-Point Measurement and 64-bit High Precision EQ)
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.
Compatible with Wireless Rear Speaker
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.
Dynamic and Compelling Design
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.
SCENE Buttons with the Ability to Preset Songs and Stations
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.
Easy Operation by MusicCast App
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.
Voice Control(Alexa, Google Assistant)
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.
AV Setup Guide App for Initial Setup
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.
Multi-room Audio - MusicCast
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 FLAC or AIFF up to 192 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 fto 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.
Playback in Multiple Zones/Advanced HDMI Zone Switching
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.
XLR Input Terminal
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.
|High-resolution Music Enhancer||Yes|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|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|
|Surround Sound Processing|
|Auro 3D||Yes (via firmware update)|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virturalizer||Yes|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Virtual Surround Back Speaker||Yes|
|Dialog Level Adjustment||Yes|
|Virtual Presence Speaker||Yes|
|CINEMA DSP||Yes (HD3)|
|High Slew Rate Amplifier||Yes|
|Surround Sound Processing|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)||220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)||150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)||185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-500 ms)|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|YPAO multi-point measurement||Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement|
|DA Converter||384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Pass-through||8K60AB, 4K120AB (via future update)|
|HDMI Up-scaling||Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)|
|HDMI Up-conversion||Yes (Analog to HDMI)|
|HDR 10+||Yes (via firmware update)|
|VRR/ALLM/QMS/QFT||Yes (via firmware update)|
|HDMI Input/Output||7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|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|
|Component Video Input/Output||1 / 0|
|Composite Video Input/Output||2 / 0|
|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|
|+12V Trigger Output||2|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 1|
|Standby Power Consumption (IR only)||<0.4 W|
|Auto Power Standby||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||21.4 kg; 47.2 lbs.|
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