Yamaha RX-A750 vs Yamaha RX-A740 Detailed Comparison
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SCORE:
83
SCORE:
80

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 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. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

Let us have a look at some highlights of the models.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Highlights

Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input
  • 7.2 channels
  • 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • MHL, AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750

Yamaha Aventage RX-A740

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
86
AUDIO FEATURES
73
CONNECTIVITY
82
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
81
RADIO
84
OVERALL
83
AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
79
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
81
MULTIZONE
79
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
92
OVERALL
80

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A750

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A740.

Only Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 supports Amazon Alexa. In video department only Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 supports HDR10.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
HDR10
MusicCast
Works with Amazon Alexa on MusicCast (Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo, Dot, Tap and Show)
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
RS-232 Interface
Universal Power Supply AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz AC 120 V, 60 Hz

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A740

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A740.

Only Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 supports Amazon Alexa. In video department only Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 supports HDR10.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
MHL Input
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
More Analog Audio Line Outputs 1
More Composite Video Inputs 4 5 (1 front)
More Composite Video Outputs 1 2
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB HDMI (MHL support), USB, composite
Pandora
Napster
Bigger Power Supply 270 W 400 W
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/ 70 dB

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
Certified 4 Ω Performance 👍
Bi-amp Capability 👍
Dolby TrueHD 👍
Dolby Digital Plus 👍
Dolby Pro Logic 👍
Dolby Digital EX 👍
DTS Neo 👍
DTS-HD Master Audio 👍
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 👍
DTS 96/24 👍
DTS Express 👍
DTS-ES 👍
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network 👍
Gapless Playback 👍
DSD via HDMI 👍
Dialog Level Adjustment 👍
Dialog Normalization 👍
Dialogue Lift 👍
Compressed Music Enhancer 👍
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) 👍
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. 👍
3-D Ready 👍
4K or 8K Video Passthrough 👍
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling 👍
Analog To HDMI Upconversion 👍
DLNA 1.5 👍
Ethernet 👍
Wi-Fi 👍
Bluetooth 👍
New HDCP Version 👍
USB Input 👍
Composite Video Inputs 👍
Composite Video Outputs 👍
Component Video Inputs 👍
Component Video Outputs 👍
Zones 👍
Detachable Power Cord 👍
Analog Tuner 👍
Spotify 👍
SiriusXM Internet Radio 👍
WEAKNESSES
No Front Wide Channel Support 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization 👎
No Dolby Surround Upmixer 👎
No DTS:X 👎
No DTS Neural:X 👎
No DTS Virtual:X 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer 👎
No DTS Dialog Control 👎
No High-resolution Music Enhancer 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No BT.2020 color space 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) 👎
No Chromecast Built-In 👎
Does Not Work with SONOS 👎
No eARC 👎
Few HDMI Outputs 👎
No Phono Input 👎
No Multi-Channel Input 👎
No Analog Pre-Outs 👎
No Tidal 👎
No Deezer 👎

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Both receivers support 4K passthrough up to 60p. They both do 4K upscaling up to 60p. Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 supports HDR10.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and 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 up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 feature Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which 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.


Connectivity


Yamaha Aventage RX-A750

Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports[y] AirPlay. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A740

Yamaha Aventage RX-A740 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices[y] via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately). The Receiver supports[y] AirPlay. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has HDMI (MHL support), USB and composite inputs.

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Detailed Specifications

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A740.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
BrandYamahaYamaha
SeriesAventageAventage
ModelRX-A750RX-A740
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryGeneralUSA and Canada
Release Year20152014
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-BrownBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx PLIIx
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6 Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required no presence speakers required
Compressed Music Enhancer including for Bluetooth®
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Straight Decoding Mode
Pure Direct Mode with Video On mode with Video On mode
CINEMA DSP 3D 3D
DSP Programs1717
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Virtual Speakers including surround back
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.) YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
YPAO Volume
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Video Signal TypeNTSC/PAL/SECAMNTSC
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 60p 4:4:4up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4)
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i1080i
Video Parameter Adjustments
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa on MusicCast (Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo, Dot, Tap and Show)
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet) (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct with Wireless Direct
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Input6 (1 front)6 (1 front)
HDMI Output11
USB InputiPod® / iPhone®, USB memory, portable audio playeriPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Input44
Analog Audio Line Output 1
Phono Input
Optical In22
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out2 / 2 /
Composite Video Input45 (1 front)
Composite Video Output12
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input22
Component Video Output11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USBHDMI (MHL support), USB, composite
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Zones22
Powered ZonesZone 2Zone 2
Zone 2Line outputLine Out
Zone B Video Output
Zone GUI
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output1 (1)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 11 / 1
Party Mode
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfaceGraphical user interface
SCENESCENE (4 sets)SCENE (four sets)
Web Browser Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller
Detachable Power Cord
dockport
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals99
Large Speaker Terminals99
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Power SupplyAC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption270 W400 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 171 mm x 380 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 234 mm x 380 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 15" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-1/4" x 15")
435 mm x 171 mm x 367 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 234 mm x 380 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-1/2" (with antenna: 17-1/8" x 9-1/4" x 15")
Weight10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A750 Yamaha Aventage RX-A740
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 290 W (0.06% THD)90 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2105 W (0.9% THD)105 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)125 W (0.9% THD)125 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)150 W (10% THD)150 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)150 W (0.9% THD, Front)150 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2235 W235 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)190 W190 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)165 W165 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)125 W125 W
THD0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
Damping Factor100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω)100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V2.3 V
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB110 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/50 dB75 dB/50 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
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 Input1.5 Vp-p1.5 Vp-p
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio50 dB50 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 b/g/nIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 A
FM Frequency87.5/87.50 MHz - 108.0/108.00 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dBMono/Stereo: 71 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency530/531 MHz - 1710/1611 MHz530 MHz - 1710 MHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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