Anthem MRX 740 8K
Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
- 7.2 channels
- 11.1 channel processing
- 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
- HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Passthrough
- AirPlay 2, Chromecast
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
- 11.2 channels
- 11.2 channel processing
- 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D capable
- HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
- AirPlay 2, MusicCast
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
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Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 740 8K to Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 740 8K has 7 channel and the Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has 11 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 740 8K's being less powerful.
Advantage of Anthem MRX 740 8K
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 740 8K over Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A.
Anthem MRX 740 8K has higher DAC specs. Preamplifier section on Anthem MRX 740 8K is able to output higher voltage which makes it better choice when connected to an external power amplifier. It supports IMAX Enhanced. It has XLR inputs.
|Anthem MRX 740 8K||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Higher DAC Specs||768 kHz/32 Bit||vs||384 kHz/32 Bit|
|More RCA Line Outputs||1||vs|
|XLR Line Inputs||vs||1|
|Zone 2 Outs||HDMI, Pre Out||vs||HDMI, RCA Preout|
|+12V Trigger Output||3||vs||2|
|Higher Maximum Preout Level and Impedance||5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS||vs||2.0 V unbalanced
4.0 V balanced
Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A over Anthem MRX 740 8K.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has more channels, more power per channel, more zones and bigger power supply. It supports Auro3D, DSD streaming via HDMI and USB, Amazon Alexa, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, Napster and SiriusXM. It has phono input and XLR pre-outs.
|Anthem MRX 740 8K||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization||vs|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer||vs|
|DSD via HDMI||vs||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD via USB||vs||2-ch Input|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs||vs|
|Works with Amazon Alexa||vs|
|USB Input||for factory service||vs||USB memory, Portable Audio Player|
|More RCA Line Inputs||4||vs||5|
|More Composite Video Inputs||vs||2|
|More Component Video Inputs||vs||1|
|XLR Pre-outs||vs||Front L/R|
|Front A/V Inputs||vs||USB|
|More Powered Zones||vs||Zone 2 / 3|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 0||vs||1 / 1|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio||vs|
|More Speaker Terminals||7||vs||13|
|More Large Speaker Terminals||7||vs||13|
|Bigger Power Supply||485 W||vs||600 W|
|Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)||140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels||vs||165 W (0.9% THD)|
Common Strengths and Weaknesses
Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.
|11.1 Channel Processing|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.|
|New HDCP Version|
|Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through|
|4K or 8K Video Passthrough|
|Many HDMI Inputs|
|Many HDMI Outputs|
|Many 8K Inputs|
|Many Optical Inputs|
|No Front Wide Channel Support|
|Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
7 channel Class A/B Amplifier: Anthem MRX 740 8K features 7 channel power amplifier with Class A/B design on Channels 1-5 and Class D design on the rest. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
11 channel Amplifier: Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A features 11 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
Anthem MRX 740 8K's and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.
- Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
- Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.4 with internal amplifier.
- DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
- Anthem MRX 740 8K: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.4 with internal amplifier.
- Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
- Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- 2-ch Bi-Amp: Both models are able to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
- Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.
- DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
- DTS Virtual:X: Anthem MRX 740 8K supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
- DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
- Auro-Matic upmixer: Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.
- Surround:AI: Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A features Surround:AI artificial intelligence which in real time, automatically optimizes surround-sound performance for each scene in a movie or any piece of content. Surround:AI analyzes a scene's audio characteristics, focusing on soundtrack elements such as dynamic range, amount of dialog, the degree of sound effects, background music, and channel balance. Surround:AI then compares the scene's audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene's sound to optimize performance. Surround:AI makes dialog more intelligible in scenes with lots of background noise, delivers massive, full-bodied sound for scenes with immersive sound effects, and ensures that you hear softly spoken dialog and soft background sounds. Scenes with big musical scores deliver the best possible musical experience.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A features Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
- YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.
Anthem MRX 740 8K and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.
Anthem MRX 740 8K and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports Auro-3D. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies. It consists of three layers of sound - surround, height and overhead ceiling. The base horizontal layer uses 5.1 or 7.1 format, the height layer is on top of the base layer and its information is extracted from the standard 5.1 surround PCM carrier. The a/v receiver decoder then extracts this information during playback. In home cinema Auro-3D comes with different listening formats - Auro 9.1, Auro 10.1 with added Top Ceiling channel ("Voice of God"), Auro 11.1 with added Front Height Center channel, and Auro 13.1 with added Left Rear Surround & Right Rear Surround channel.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Anthem MRX 740 8K and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.
Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A comes with YPAO with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement room correction system.
Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2/4.
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough: On both receivers all inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
- 4K Upscaling on Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A: It can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
- Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
- BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
- HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
- Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A only).
- 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Both receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.
- HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
- HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
- Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
- Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.
Anthem MRX 740 8K is IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.
- What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
- IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
- Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
- Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
- Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
- Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.
Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.
Inputs and Outputs
- Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
- Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 740 8K and Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A have 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 740 8K has 11 channel processing but has only 7 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
- XLR Inputs and Outputs: There is one pair of XLR inputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K. If your CD player, Blu-Ray player or other source have XLR outputs you can connect them to the receiver's XLR Inputs for higher quality balanced connection. Besides unbalanced RCA pre-outs Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A also has XLR outputs. In case your external power amplifier has XLR inputs you can use the balanced connection for higher audio quality.
- Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K and 5 pair of line inputs on Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K.
- Digital Inputs and Outputs: 1 optical input, 3 optical outputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connections on both receivers.
- Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.
- Anthem MRX 740 8K
Inputs: 7 Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs: 7.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
Inputs: 7 Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)
8K Inputs: 7.
- Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
- Anthem MRX 740 8K
Inputs: 0 Outputs: 0.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
Inputs: 2 Outputs: 0.
- Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
- Anthem MRX 740 8K
Inputs: 0 Outputs: 0.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
Inputs: 1 Outputs: 0.
Front A/V Inputs
- Anthem MRX 740 8K: None
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A: USB
Anthem MRX 740 8K
Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A
And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.
|BASICS||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Model||MRX 740 8K||RX-A8A|
|Type||A/V Receiver||A/V Receiver|
|AMPLIFIER||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Front Wide Channel Support|
|Amplifier||Class A/B on Channels 1-5 and Class D on the rest|
|Continuous 6 Ω Rated|
|Certified 4 Ω Performance|
|AUDIO||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engine||Next-Generation DSP Platform|
|DAC||ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2|
|DAC Specs||768 kHz/32 Bit||384 kHz/32 Bit|
|Maximum Channel Processing||11.1||11.2|
|Air Studios Monitor Certification|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Dolby Atmos Music|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby Surround Upmixer|
|Dolby Pro Logic|
|Dolby Digital EX|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio|
|DTS-ES||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|PCM||2-ch/Multi-ch Input||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network||up to 384 kHz/32 Bit|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|DSD via HDMI||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD via USB||2-ch Input|
|DSD to PCM Converter|
|Jitter Reduction||Ultra Low Jitter PLL|
|DTS Dialog Control|
|Dialog Level Adjustment|
|Compressed Music Enhancer|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT|
|Straight Decoding Mode|
|Pure Direct Mode|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP|
|Virtual Speakers||including surround back|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs|
|CALIBRATION||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.||Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis)||YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement|
|PEQ for SUB||Down to 15.6 Hz|
|VIDEO||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)|
|BT.2020 color space|
|QMS (Quick Media Switching)|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)|
|QFT (Quick Frame transport)|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4|
|Video Signal Upscaling||up to 4K 60p 4:4:4|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion||Component****, Composite|
|Component Video Upscaling|
|Analog to Analog Video conversion|
|Component Video Maximum Resolution||1080i|
|isf Certified Calibration Control|
|CONNECTIVITY||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Works with SONOS|
|AirPlay||AirPlay 2||AirPlay 2|
|Apple Product Connection||iPod, iPhone and iPad||iPod, iPhone and iPad|
|Remote App||Anthem Remote App||(iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)|
|InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue|
|HDMI Outputs||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)|
|USB Input||for factory service||USB memory, Portable Audio Player|
|USB DC Out Port|
|RCA Line Input||4||5|
|RCA Line Output||1|
|XLR Line Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Input||2|
|Composite Video Output|
|Component Video Input||1|
|Component Video Output|
|XLR Pre-outs||Front L/R|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB|
|Headphone Out||6.3 mm (1/4")||6.3 mm (1/4")|
|ZONES||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Powered Zones||Zone 2 / 3|
|Zone 2 Outs||HDMI, Pre Out||HDMI, RCA Preout|
|Zone 3 Outs||RCA Preout|
|Zone 4 Outs||HDMI|
|Zone B Video Output||HDMI|
|+12V Trigger Output||3||2|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 0||1 / 1|
|MISC||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|On-Screen Display||Graphical User Interface|
|SCENE||SCENE (8 sets)|
|Web Browser Control|
|IP Control for CI|
|Display||High-resolution LCD display|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|RADIO||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio|
|CONSTRUCTION||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Large Speaker Terminals||7||13|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals|
|Gold plated RCA terminals|
|POWER||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||485 W||600 W|
|Standby Power||0.3 W||0.4 W|
|GENERAL||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function|
|Auto Power Standby|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||431.8 mm x 152.4 mm x 364 mm|
17" x 6" x 14-1/2" x
|435 mm x 192 mm x 477 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 271 mm x 477 mm)|
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/4" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 18-3/4")
|Weight||15.1 kg (33.2 lbs)||21.4 kg (47.2 lbs)|
|SPECS||Anthem MRX 740 8K||Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2||150 W (0.06% THD)|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels||165 W (0.9% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||185 W (0.9% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)||220 W (10% THD)|
|Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels|
|Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)||200 W (0.9% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||250 W (10% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||230 W (0.9% THD, Front)|
|THD||0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω)|
|THD (Phono)||0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V)|
|Damping Factor||140 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)||250 mV/47 kΩ unbalanced|
260 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator off)
520 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator on)
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)||4.5 mV/47 kΩ|
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)||2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD) unbalanced|
2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD) balanced (attenuator off)
4.8 V balanced (attenuator on)
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)||45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)|
|Rated Preout Level and Impedance||1.0 V/470 Ω unbalanced|
2.0 V/470 Ω balanced
|Maximum Preout Level and Impedance||5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS||2.0 V unbalanced|
4.0 V balanced
|Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance||32 Ω - 600 Ω|
|S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||110 dB||110 dB|
|S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)||95 dB|
|Phono RIAA Deviation||0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)|
|Frequency Response (Analog In)||20 Hz - 30 kHz +/-0.2 dB||+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 2 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)|
|Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)||150 µV (Speaker Out)|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)||75 dB/61 dB|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)||75 dB/60 dB|
|DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI||2.8 MHz|
|DSD Sampling Rates via USB||11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz|
|Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance||1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)|
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
|Video Maximum Input||1.5 Vp-p|
|Wi-Fi Standard||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Bluetooth Frequency||2.4 GHz|
|USB Terminal||USB2.0 5 V, 1 A|
|FM Frequency||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz|
|FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)||Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)|
|FM S/N Ratio||Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB|
|FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%|
|AM Frequency||530 kHz - 1710 kHz|
* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted