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11.2-channel home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Amazon Alexa compatibility

Item # 022RXA8ABL

Yamaha's flagship home theater receiver offers advanced processing, a ton of power, and exceptional room calibration.

Yamaha's flagship home theater receiver offers advanced processing, a ton of power, and exceptional room calibration.

Item # 022RXA8ABL

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About the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

Yamaha's flagship receiver is an A/V all-star

One A/V question I often hear is, "What's the best performance I can get without buying separate components for processing and amplification?" The answer is to go with a flagship-level home theater receiver like Yamaha's AVENTAGE RX-A8A. 

Yamaha's flagship receiver is an A/V all-star

One A/V question I often hear is, "What's the best performance I can get without buying separate components for processing and amplification?" The answer is to go with a flagship-level home theater receiver like Yamaha's AVENTAGE RX-A8A. 

The RX-A8A offers advanced decoding and processing, robust amplification, and exceptional room calibration. It's also simple to operate, thanks to Yamaha's superb control app for your phone or tablet. 

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A 11.2-channel home theater receiver

An "H-shaped" cross frame design adds additional stability to the chassis while reducing vibrations.

High-quality sound, in one room or three

The RX-A8A has outputs for 13 speakers, and can power up to 11 at the same time. 

Use all 11 channels in a 7.2.4 or 9.2.2 Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™ system. Or, go with a more conventional surround sound setup, and repurpose the extra channels for sound in up to two additional zones.

With 150 watts of power per channel, the RX-A8A  can drive stand-mount, floor-standing, or custom-integrated speakers with authority. 

Advanced video processing for movies and more

Yamaha made sure the RX-A8A is compatible with the latest video technology. All seven of its HDMI inputs support 4K content at 60 frames per second — perfect for high-quality sources like a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, or an Apple TV.

A free future firmware update will also enable support for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz content for three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. 

Surround sound made simple

Yamaha has a solution for rooms that don't easily support running wire to surround speakers, and it's awesome. Use their MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers as your surround channels, and skip running speaker wire across your room. (You'll still need to connect the speakers to AC power.)

Enjoy music from a variety of sources

You get plenty of options for playing music, too. Stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Apple AirPlay 2. Or, use the built-in phono input to connect your turntable. You can even play high-resolution tracks from a USB thumb drive or networked computer.

As a bonus, the RX-A8A also supports wireless multi-room music playback when paired with additional MusicCast components.


Product highlights:

    Power and processing:
    • 11-channel amplifier
    • 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • high slew rate design for clear, consistent performance across a wide frequency range
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for enveloping overhead sound effects
      • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization creates three-dimensional effects without height speakers (via free future firmware update)
    • Cinema DSP HD3 adds richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Surround:AI™ technology analyzes your content and creates optimal surround effects in real time
    • H-shaped cross frame adds additional stability to the chassis while reducing vibrations
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) automatic speaker calibration
      • included microphone helps fine-tune your system to best match your room's acoustics
      • R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) with multipoint measurement helps deliver smooth, well-balanced surround sound across different seating positions
    Digital and streaming music options:
    • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
    • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components together for seamless whole-home audio
      • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM, and Spotify® (subscription required for some services)
      • free MusicCast app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
      • supports wireless rear surround sound when paired with MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers
    • works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control devices
    • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    Multi-room audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • amp assign function lets you use select speaker outputs in different configurations like bi-amping the front speakers, or for use in Zone 2 or 3
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 9.2-channel sound in main room
      • cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone
    • Zone 2 and 3 stereo preamp outputs for use with optional external amplifiers
    HDMI features:
    • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 7 in, 3 out
      • all HDMI connections support 4K/60Hz video
      • 3 inputs and 1 output will support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video with free future firmware update
      • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision™, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      • HDR10+ enabled via free future firmware update
    • gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience
      • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Media Switching (QMS), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing
      • VRR, ALLM, QMS, and QFT enabled via free future firmware update
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
      • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
    Other connections:
    • analog video inputs: 2 composite, 1 component
    • digital audio inputs: 3 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial
    • 5 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
    • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
    • stereo balanced XLR connections: 1 input, 1 output
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • 11.2-channel RCA preamp outputs
      • includes 2 line-level mono subwoofer outputs
    • outputs for 13 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R, Rear Presence L/R, Extra SP. L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 11 channels at once
    • full-sized front-panel headphone jack
    Dimensions and other info:
    • free MusicCast app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • handheld remote control included
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 18-3/4"D (10-5/8"H with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi antennas raised)
    • weight: 47.2 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years (5 years with Yamaha account creation and model registration)
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # RX-A8ABL

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    Features & specs

    Number Of Channels 11
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) ---
    THD in Stereo ---
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) ---
    Minimum Impedance L/R ---
    Minimum Impedance Center ---
    Minimum Impedance Surround ---
    General Features
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay ---
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    On-Screen Display ---
    Auto Speaker Calibration ---
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones ---
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital ---
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS ---
    DTS:X ---
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input ---
    Audio-Video Inputs ---
    Audio-only Inputs ---
    Component Video Inputs ---
    Component Video Monitor Outputs ---
    Optical Digital Inputs ---
    Coaxial Digital Inputs ---
    Optical Digital Outputs ---
    Coaxial Digital Outputs ---
    Number of HDMI Inputs ---
    HDMI Monitor Outputs ---
    Subwoofer Outputs ---
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs ---
    Main Speaker Terminals ---
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections ---
    Removable Power Cord ---
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version ---
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel No
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity ---
    Multibrand Remote Control ---
    Learning Remote ---
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 7.5
    Depth (inches) 18.75
    Weight (pounds) 47.2
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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