Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 Detailed Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810

Yamaha Aventage RX-A800

SCORE:
76
SCORE:
74

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • USB input

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
  • Bluetooth

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 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 amplifiers with Yamaha Aventage RX-A810's being more powerful.

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 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-A810

Yamaha Aventage RX-A800

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
60
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
80
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
87
OVERALL
76
AMPLIFIER
88
VIDEO FEATURES
60
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
76
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
67
OVERALL
74

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-A810

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A800.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 has more power per channel. It supports internet radio, Pandora and SiriusXM.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
DLNA 1.5 vs
Remote Controll App vs
Ethernet vs
More HDMI Inputs 8 (1 front) vs 6 (1 front)
USB Input iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player vs
Web Control vs
Detachable Power Cord vs
Internet Radio vTuner vs
Pandora vs
SiriusXM Internet Radio vs
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 100 W (0.09% THD) vs 95 W (0.08% THD)
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front) 250 W vs 240 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 4 Ω, Front) 210 W vs 195 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 6 Ω, Front) 180 W vs 165 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 8 Ω, Front) 140 W vs 130 W

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A800

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A800.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 has more power per channel. It supports internet radio, Pandora and SiriusXM.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Multi-Channel Input vs 7.1
Digital Radio vs HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dB vs HD: 80 dB, Mono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   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
👍   DSD via HDMI
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Dialogue Lift
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   3-D Ready
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   Analog to Analog Video conversion
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Outputs
👍   Analog Pre-Outs
👍   Zones
👍   Analog Tuner
CONS
👍   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 Gapless Playback
👍   No DTS Dialog Control
👍   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   No HDR10
👍   No HDR10+
👍   No BT.2020 color space
👍   No Dolby Vision
👍   No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
👍   No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
👍   No Chromecast Built-In
👍   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👍   Does Not Work with SONOS
👍   No Wi-Fi
👍   No eARC
👍   No Phono Input
👍   No Spotify
👍   No Tidal
👍   No Deezer

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 have 7 channel amplifiers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 delivers 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 delivers 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and they both have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Both receivers support 1080p passthrough. They both do 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 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-A810

Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately). It has 8 HDMI inputs. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI, USB and Analog Audio and Composite inputs.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A800

Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately). It has 6 HDMI inputs. There are 7.1 multi-channel analog inputs and 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI and Analog Audio and Composite inputs.

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Side by Side Comparison

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-A810 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A800.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
BrandYamahavsYamaha
SeriesAventagevsAventage
ModelRX-A810vsRX-A800
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryUSAvsUSA
Release Year2011vs2010
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Channels7.2vs7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Surround:AI™vs
DACBurr-BrownvsBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.1vs7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationvs
Dolby Atmosvs
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationvs
Dolby TrueHDvs
Dolby Digital Plusvs
Dolby Surround Upmixervs
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIxvs PLIIx
Dolby Digital EXvs
DTS:Xvs
DTS Neural:Xvs
DTS Virtual:Xvs
DTS Neo Neo:6vs Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audiovs
DTS-HD High Resolution Audiovs
DTS 96/24vs
DTS Expressvs
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1vs Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedvs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixervs
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBvs
Gapless Playbackvs
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Convertervs
USB DACvs
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Liftvs
Compressed Music Enhancervs
High-resolution Music Enhancervs
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)vs
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingvs
Audyssey Dynamic EQvs
Audyssey Dynamic Volumevs
Audyssey LFCvs
Audyssey Sub EQ HTvs
Audyssey DSXvs
Straight Decoding Modevs
Pure Direct Modevs
CINEMA DSP 3Dvs 3D
DSP Programs17vs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPvs
Virtual Speakersvs
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)vs YPAO sound optimization
YPAO Volumevs
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzvsDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Video Signal TypeNTSvsNTSC
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PALvsNTSC/PAL
HDR10vs
HDR10+vs
BT.2020 color spacevs
Dolby Visionvs
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)vs
QMS (Quick Media Switching)vs
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)vs
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)vs
QFT (Quick Frame transport)vs
3-D Readyvs
Video Signal Passthroughup to 1080pvsup to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling up to 1080p *vs up to 1080p *
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Compositevs Component****, Composite
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, Composite) to (Component, Composite)vs (Component**, Composite) to (Component, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080ivs1080i
Video Parameter Adjustmentsvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
MHL Inputvs
DLNA 1.5vs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
MusicCastvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlayvs
Apple Product Connection iPod and iPhone via front USB, YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)vs iPod and iPhone via YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)
Remote Appvs
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fivs
Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)vs via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDMI Input8 (1 front)vs6 (1 front)
HDMI Output2vs2 (simultaneous)
USB InputiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Playervs
USB DC Out Portvs
Analog Audio Line Input5 (1 front)vs5 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output2vs2
Phono Inputvs
Optical In2vs2
Optical Outvs
Coaxial In/Out2 / vs2 /
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)vs5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output2vs2
S-Video Inputvs
S-Video Outputvs
Component Video Input2vs2
Component Video Output1vs1
PC Invs
Multi-Channel Inputvs 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.2vs7.2
XLR Inputsvs
XLR Pre-outsvs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Analog Audio and CompositevsHDMI, Analog Audio and Composite
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Zones2vs2
Powered ZonesZone 2vsZone 2
Zone 2Line OutvsLine Out
Zone B Video Outputvs
Zone GUIvs
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Output1vs1
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1vs1 / 1
Party Modevs
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
On-Screen DisplayAdvanced Graphical User Interface with StatusvsGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE (4 sets)vsSCENE (4 sets)
Web Browser Controlvs
PreAmp Modevs
Remote Controller (Preset)vs (Preset)
Detachable Power Cordvs
dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)vs1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Presets40vs40
Digital Radiovs HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
Internet Radio vTunervs
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumvsAluminum
A.R.T. Wedgevs
Speaker Terminals9vs9
Large Speaker Terminals9vs9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzvsAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption400 W/500 VAvs400 W/500 VA
Standby Power0.1 Wvs0.2W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Auto Power Standbyvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 171 mm x 369 mm
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-1/2"
vs435 mm x 171 mm x 367.5 mm
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-1/2"
Weight11.1 kg (24.5 lbs)vs11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)
Warranty3 yearsvs3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A800
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2100 W (0.09% THD)vs95 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2110 W (0.9% THD)vs110 W (0.7% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2250 Wvs240 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)210 Wvs195 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)180 Wvs165 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)140 Wvs130 W
THD0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)vs0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩvs200 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 Vvs2.3 V
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kΩ (REC OUT)vs200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AUDIO OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance100 mV/560 Ω (AV 5 etc., 1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 Ω)vs100 mV/560 Ω (AV 5 etc., 1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 Ω)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dBvs100 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)vs+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)vs150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dBvs60 dB/45 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHzvs2.8 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)
vs1 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-pvs1.5 Vp-p
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)vs5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio50 dBvs50 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TXvs
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHzvs87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)vsMono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dBvsHD: 80 dB, Mono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%vsMono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%
AM Frequency530 MHz - 1710 MHzvs530 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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