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Apr 24,  · Like most recent high-end AVRs, the RX-A is a handsome beast, with two large rotary knobs flanking a flip-down door that covers lesser controls, along with a set of front-panel inputs. With the door up, the only other visible switches are the main zone power button and a button to engage the Pure Direct listening ted Reading Time: 8 mins. Apr 21,  · The RX-A is Yamaha’s mid-range nine-channel audio-video surround sound receiver that sits just below the recently reviewed RX-A in their range. It includes a host of features such as support for just about every surround format, built-in WiFi, AirPlay, Ultra HD 4K upscaling with pass-through and FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless playback.9/ AVENTAGE channel Wi-Fi Built-In AV Receiver features 4K 50/60p support, Advanced HDMI Zone Switching, audiophile-grade design including symmetrical power amp layout, high-resolution audio support and two high quality ESS DACs.

 

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Apr 24,  · Like most recent high-end AVRs, the RX-A is a handsome beast, with two large rotary knobs flanking a flip-down door that covers lesser controls, along with a set of front-panel inputs. With the door up, the only other visible switches are the main zone power button and a button to engage the Pure Direct listening ted Reading Time: 8 mins. Apr 21,  · The RX-A is Yamaha’s mid-range nine-channel audio-video surround sound receiver that sits just below the recently reviewed RX-A in their range. It includes a host of features such as support for just about every surround format, built-in WiFi, AirPlay, Ultra HD 4K upscaling with pass-through and FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless playback.9/ Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Apple® AirPlay®, and Dolby Atmos® Item # RXA I don’t know of another product description that’s ever led off describing a firmware : Yamaha.
 
 
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9.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Apple® AirPlay®, and Dolby Atmos®
Yamaha RX-A Dolby Atmos AV Receiver Review | Audioholics

Choosing the perfect AV receiver for your home theater can be as tough as it was for Goldilocks to find the perfect bowl of porridge. At that level, you still get just about every feature and most of the power available from the top model but with a substantial cost savings to sweeten the deal. Surround modes are bang up to date, too, with Dolby Atmos having just been added through a post-launch firmware upgrade. Like most recent high-end AVRs, the RX-A is a handsome beast, with two large rotary knobs flanking a flip-down door that covers lesser controls, along with a set of front-panel inputs.

With the door up, the only other visible switches are the main zone power button and a button to engage the Pure Direct listening mode. At 37 pounds, the receiver is pretty hefty, so the weight is supported by five feet instead of the usual four—an Aventage hallmark. Yamaha describes the central foot as an Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge, designed to dampen chassis vibrations that could affect some internal components.

Setup Unboxing and setting up the Yamaha went smoothly: I simply put it on the shelf below the everyday receiver in my rack and moved the cables over one at a time. The eleven pair of loudspeaker binding posts are all arranged neatly along the bottom center of the back panel, a layout that stops thick speaker cables from dangling in the way of other cables with less robust connectors.

While many other receiver brands have been cutting back on their input options, Yamaha still gives you a pretty comprehensive set of connections. In addition to the eight HDMI inputs one with MHL for smartphones , there are three component video inputs, five composite video inputs, and six analog audio inputs, including one with multichannel capabilities, plus a phono input for a turntable.

S-video fans, however, are out of luck. This was my first encounter with a Yamaha setup GUI in a few years, and I found the menus to be generally intuitive and easy to navigate, although they do assume that you have a basic knowledge of the terms and procedures associated with AVRs. Rather than employing a third-party speaker-alignment package like Audyssey, Yamaha has long used its own proprietary YPAO speaker calibration system. The version that comes with the RX-A can measure the room from up to eight different seating positions, using the supplied microphone.

While the alignment procedure generally went smoothly, with each speaker in turn being sent a sweep tone, I did find it curious that YPAO decided that both my Synchrony One C center-channel speaker and Synchrony S surround speakers were good down to 20 hertz. That was kind of a stretch, so after the automated calibration was completed, I followed up in the manual settings to make a few adjustments.

To be fair, when it really gets down to critical listening, I generally prefer to do most of my auditioning with any EQ circuits like YPAO switched off.

After all, my aim is to get a handle on the true sound of the receiver, not what the calibration program thinks my speakers should sound like.

Submitted by hk on April 25, – am I’m in the market for a new receiver or pre-pro, and this receiver seems to have a lot of the things I need, but the lack of HDCP2. I don’t want to turn this into a brand comp. I don’t know about you, but if I’m buying a receiver, the last thing I need is to be already looking for a solution to a very-near-future issue.

Yeah, I have to agree with hk Yamaha releasing this unit without HDCP2. I am sure that consumers may be able to find units with HDCP2.

The electronics companies didn’t exactly do a stellar job of including multi-channel analog outputs on Blu-ray players so that people could get the hi-def codecs on equipment without HDMI inputs, so why should we expect them to do any better in this regard?

My original post was deleted and the the article seems to have been edited. I questioned that in my response, then my response disappeared and the article now has been edited to mention these two features! This receiver was released fairly early last year and was one of the first, if not the first, receivers to be compatible with Atmos although that compatibility came after its release via firmware update.

They’ll be releasing another receiver this year presumably that has the HDCP2. If they had waited for both of those things, along with every around-the-corner technology, they’d never be releasing anything.

And I don’t see how it’s a deal breaker. For the first few years, there are going to be loads of people that need a HDCP2. As such, there will be plenty of source devices that will have multiple HDMI outs, just like with 3D blu-ray. I got, and still have actually, a 3D blu-ray player with 2 HDMI outputs since my receiver wasn’t compatible. Are the power ratings shown for 5 channel and 7 channel actually this low?

It seem like a huge drop-off from the 2 channel ratings. Lesser powered receivers from Sony, Onkyo, and Anthem retain much higher wattage than these results would indicate. I believe nomenclature that has different meanings in different situations is causing confusion. In the context of our amplifier power output measurements, “continuous” refers to a repetitive 1 kHz sine wave of at least one second in duration. We apply this signal to the specified number of channels, all in phase with one another.

This is opposed to “burst” tests which generally demand full output power for only a tiny fraction of a second at a time, then have a much longer period of inactivity before the next short burst comes along. As an example, using a 1 kHz sine wave, there are by definition 1, cycles every second. In our continuous power tests, every one of these cycles is sent to the amplifier in a “continuous” fashion.

This is a brutal test as it doesn’t give the power supply section even a fraction of a second of inactivity to recharge and regain composure, but it does give insight into the ultimate capabilities of the critically important internal power supply. In a common version of a burst test, only the first 10 cycles or so are sent to the amplifier, leaving the amplifier idling for the time it would have taken to amplify the next 90 cycles, and allowing the power supply to recover.

Even though it’s only a fraction of a second until the next cycle burst comes along, this makes the test vastly less stringent and much larger output power numbers generally result.

This is especially apparent when multiple channels are driven simultaneously. While it may be argued that burst tests can made to more closely mimic the demands of actual program material, the downside is that there is little consistency in our industry as to how long these bursts should be and how often they repeat, so it’s virtually impossible to compare power output numbers derived via burst signals from different sources.

The total sweep takes seconds and maximum power is output for a second or two. This is not to say that the amplifier can output this level of “continuous” power indefinitely.

Consumer products built to withstand full continuous power output for more than a matter of seconds are rare, as actual program content is highly unlikely to put such demands on them.

Professional and laboratory gear is another matter and are designed for different applications with different size and price expectations. Protection schemes have gotten vastly more complex over the last few years as more and more digital processing power has become available.

If it’s mentioned in the Measurement Box that protection engaged while performing our power output tests, then signal flow was interrupted by the protection scheme. In other words, the unit under test cried “uncle” and at the very least stopped amplifying the test signal, and may have powered-down completely. At one time this was the main method of protection and its action is readily apparent by the lack of sound coming from your speakers. In the current era, however, DSP chips can be programmed to respond to less-than-dire conditions that the designer deemed as unusual, but that don’t require complete shut-down for protection.

The unit’s reaction to these conditions can now be substantially less obvious. In a nod to what the auto industry labels “limphome mode”, some modern AVRs will drastically reduce power output instead of shutting-down completely.

This allows the consumer to finish watching their movie, albeit with drastically reduced performance, even when the AVR deems something to be amiss.

Some manufacturers appear to define “amiss” as the admittedly unusual condition of having continuous in-phase sine waves applied to all channels simultaneously, such as with our power tests.

When this is the case, power output is radically reduced without any outward indication that the unit has deemed it prudent to modify its performance. As this type of protection behavior is not consistent from model-to-model or brand-to-brand, and as there is no clear front-panel indication when it has been engaged, we can’t in all fairness call-out when it might be happening so we simply publish the resulting numbers and let them speak for themselves.

Search form Search. AV Receiver Reviews. Michael Trei Apr 24, NEXT: Page 2 ». Log in or register to post comments. Already obsolete! Submitted by hk on April 25, – am.

I’m in the market for a new receiver or pre-pro, and this receiver seems to have a lot of the things I need, but the lack of HDCP2. Submitted by dommyluc on April 25, – am. Did that just happen? It’s the same as in print Submitted by Rob Sabin on April 27, – am. This review originally appeared in our May magazine issue and has been published in print as it’s seen here, with comments on its Atmos capabilities and HDMI 2. Not sure what happened here I don’t see the problem Submitted by javanp on April 26, – pm.

For me this was a great buy because my receiver died and I wanted something with Atmos. Yes, the numbers are correct. Our regrets and apologies for that oversight. Related Latest Reviews News.

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