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Yamaha continues to raise the bar with the all-new RX-A820. This network receiver boasts exceptional audio and video quality in a 7.2 channels, with front presence or independent Zone2 for whole home entertainment. The RX-A820 also delivers expanded Apple connectivity and AirPlay. Enjoy unrivaled access with your tablet using the Yamaha AV Controller App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire) with 4K video upscaling for next generation displays and advanced auto-calibration (YPAO w/R.S.C.) to ensure audio accuracy. On top of premier features, appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.
The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality - from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound - is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards. It also can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.
All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio and operate your system via Web Browser Control. The AV Controller app (from Amazon App Store, iTunes App Store or Android Market) lets you control various functions from your Kindle Fire, iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device.
This AV Receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the Amazon App Store, iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from your Kindle Fire, iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device. A tablet version is also available.
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• HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
• Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
• Zone sleep and system sleep
• Remote input/output
• Programmable +12V trigger output
• RS-232C interface
• Party Mode
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display. *Some models don't support album art display.
YPAO R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.
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. The GUI provides a choice of seven languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.2-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers and sub in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver—one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures.
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.
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.
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop. *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound.
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (1W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode).
|Wattage(20-20khz)||90w x 7ch||100w x 7ch||110w x 7ch||140w x 9ch||150w x 9ch|
|Output Channels (Main)||7.2||7.2||7.2||9.2||*9.2|
|Intelligent Amp Switching (Multi-zone)||✔ (2 Zone)||✔ (2 Zone)||✔ (2 Zone)||✔ (3 Zone)||✔ (3 Zone)|
|YPAO Technology||Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.)||Multi-point (8 positions)||Multi-point (8 positions)||R.S.C. with Multi-point (8 positions)||R.S.C. with Multi-point (8 positions) + Angle Correction|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||✔||✔||✔||✔ - Lossless PCM & WAV||✔ - Lossless PCM & WAV|
|4K Pass-through & Upscaling||✔||✔||✔||✔ - HQV Vida 1900||✔ - HQV Vida 1900|
|HDMI Inputs/Outputs||6 in (1 front) / 1 out||8 in (1 front) / 2 out||8 in (1 front) / 2 out||8 in (1 front) / 2 out||8 in (1 front) / 2 out|
|Multi-zone HDMI||-||✔ ZoneB||✔ ZoneB||✔ ZoneB||✔ ZoneB|
|Play Music from USB/Net||✔||✔||✔||✔ 192k/24bit||✔ 192k/24bit|
|Symmetrical Amp Layout||-||-||✔||✔||✔|
|Dual Heat Sink||-||-||✔||✔||✔|
|Center Mount Transformer||-||-||✔||✔||✔|
|Graphic User Interface||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|SCENE||✔||✔||✔ SCENE PLUS||✔ SCENE PLUS||✔ SCENE PLUS|
|FREE AV Controller App (Apple iOS, Android & Amazon Kindle Fire)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|HDMI||6 (1 front) / 1||8 (1 front) / 2 (simultaneous)||8 (1 front) / 2 (simultaneous)||8 (1 front) / 2 (simultaneous)||8 (1 front) / 2 (assignable for zone)|
|Front AV Input||HDMI, USB, composite||HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite||HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite||HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite||HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite|
|Digital Audio Optical||2 / 0||2 / 0||4 (1 front) / 1||4 (1 front) / 1||4 (1 front) / 1|
|Digital Audio Coaxial||2 / 0||2 / 0||3 / 0||3 / 0||3 / 0|
|Analog Audio||4 / 1||5 / 1||10 (1 front) / 1||10 (1 front) / 1||10 (1 front) / 1|
|Component Video||2 / 1||2 / 1||4 / 1||4 / 1||4 / 1|
|Composite Video||5 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1|
|S-Video||-||-||4 / 1||4 / 1||4 / 1|
|Preout||Subwoofer (2 x mono)||7.2ch||7.2ch||7.2ch||11.2ch|
Long on promise, short on delivery. I purchased this in December, 2012. It had all the bells an whistles I could used. hen he bells ans whistles started failing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. G. Huntley
This is my favorite toy! Extremelly satisfied. Highly recomended.Published 8 months ago by Ruben Perez Barreto
Overall, the RX-A820 seems like a great deal on paper. It has a TON of features for the price; streams well, looks nice, abundant connectivity options, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by G. Gitchel
Its great when everything just works. Use Pandora, airplay and radio in zone 2 while kids watch TV in den. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
We bought this amp for our in-wall/ceiling 7.2 Sorround sound system and it is great. It drives a yahama center speaker flanked by Klipsch right and left centers and woofers below... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bob
Sounds great and quite powerful.
Archaic user interface to set up. The software looks like it was designed in 2005 and the remote control is ridiculous.
Pandora, phone and tablet app are super nice. network functionality works well too. in the process now of ripping my old cd collection to flac files and vs mp3 files there is a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jason Adkins
I purchased a Yamaha RX-A820 receiver to replace my 10 year old Yamaha RX-V1400 receiver. The new receiver powers my Aperion speaker system which is composed of a Bravus 8D... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Douglas R Marini
I had wanted for quite a while to get my own surround sound system. So i ordered this beauty. Many great features, included having plenty of HDMI connections and a variety of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Zombie