A reference thread for owners and potential buyers for the 2018 Yamaha RX-A (680, 780, 880) series of AVRs.
Vendor Write Ups:
Series Debut Page
A-80 Revealed Page
"The ninth generation AVENTAGE series delivers the performance and feature set that demanding music and home-theater enthusiasts appreciate," said Robert Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Consumers and custom installers alike will be able to use this tech to deliver top-quality home entertainment experiences in any space."
The RX-A 80 Series lineup starts with the RX-A680, a 7.2-channel receiver that drives immersive 5.2.2-speaker systems consisting of five front and surround speakers, up to two powered subwoofers, and two height speakers, respectively. It also features YPAO
sound optimization, and four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, all supporting 4K video up to 60 frames per second with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
The RX-A780 adds multiple enhancements, including YPAO - R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and YPAO Volume. The former automatically compensates for the muddying effect that furniture and walls have on audio clarity when speakers are placed nearby, while the latter automatically equalizes audio to deliver balanced low, mid and high frequencies at any volume level. The
RX-A780 also steps up to five HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs, and Zone 2 audio, which sends audio to a speaker pair in another room from a source independent of the source playing in the main listening room. It also adds an upgraded remote with new easy-to-use on-screen GUI.
The RX-A880 steps up to 100 watts per channel, seven HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs, and YPAO - R.S.C with Precision EQ and multipoint calibration, both delivering higher levels of room-acoustics compensation.