Yamaha RX-A830 vs Yamaha RX-A820 Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
45
SCORE:
43

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 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-A830 Highlights

Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • MHL, AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs
  • 7.2 channels
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • USB and Phono inputs

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 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-A830

Yamaha Aventage RX-A820

AMPLIFIER
66
VIDEO FEATURES
27
AUDIO FEATURES
24
CONNECTIVITY
52
MULTIZONE
48
MISCELLANEOUS
38
RADIO
69
OVERALL
45
AMPLIFIER
66
VIDEO FEATURES
27
AUDIO FEATURES
23
CONNECTIVITY
49
MULTIZONE
48
MISCELLANEOUS
38
RADIO
58
OVERALL
43

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-A830 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A820

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A820.

Only Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 supports Spotify.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz up to 96 kHz
Component Video Maximum Resolution 1080p 1080i
MHL Input
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
Spotify

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A830

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A830.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 has bigger power supply.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
More Analog Audio Line Outputs 1 2
Bigger Power Supply 300 W 330 W

Common Strengths of Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 share common strengths such as DLNA 1.5 support, ethernet connection, wi-fi, phono input, analog pre-outs, internet radio and SiriusXM.

STRENGTHS Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
4K or 8K Video Passthrough up to 4K/30p up to 4K
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling up to 4K/30p up to 4K
DLNA 1.5
Ethernet
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
New HDCP Version 2.2 2.2
Many HDMI Inputs 8 (1 front) 8 (1 front)
USB Input iPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit) iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC/WAV up to 96 kHz / 24-bit)
Phono Input
Composite Video Inputs 5 (1 front) 5 (1 front)
Component Video Inputs 2 2
Analog Pre-Outs 7.2 7.2
Zones 2 2
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Internet Radio vTuner
SiriusXM Internet Radio

Common Weaknesses of Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 share common weaknesses such as no front wide channel support, no Dolby Atmos support, no DTS:X support, no Auro3D support, no HDR10, no Dolby Vision, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no Amazon Alexa, no SONOS, no analog multi-channel input, no Pandora, no Tidal and no Deezer.

WEAKNESSES Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
No Front Wide Channel Support
No Dolby Atmos
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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 Audyssey Dynamic EQ
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume
No Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No HDR10
No HDR10+
No Dynamic HDR
No Dolby Vision
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
No VRR
No QFT
No FireConnect
No FlareConnect
No MusicCast
No Chromecast Built-In
No DTS Play-Fi
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
Does Not Work with SONOS
No eARC
No Multi-Channel Input
No Pandora
No Tidal
No Deezer

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 100 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 30p. They both do 4K upscaling up to 30p.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 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-A830

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). It can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately). The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

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

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A820

Yamaha Aventage RX-A820 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI, USB, analog audio 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-A830 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A820.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
BrandYamahaYamaha
SeriesAventageAventage
ModelRX-A830RX-A820
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUK and EuropeUK and Europe
Release Year20132012
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
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, WAV, FLACMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBWAV, FLACWAV, 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 Dialogue Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required no presence speakers required
Compressed Music Enhancer
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 / (AIR SURROUND XTREME)
Virtual Speakers
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volume
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Video Signal TypePALPAL
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PALNTSC/PAL
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/30pup to 4K
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/30p up to 4K
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Composite Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080p1080i
Video Parameter Adjustments
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™) (iPhone/iPad, Android™ phone/tablet, Kindle Fire™)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs22
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC/WAV up to 96 kHz / 24-bit)
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp) (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Inputs5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs12
Phono Input
Optical Inputs22
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs2 / No2 / No
Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Composite Video Outputs22
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs22
Component Video Outputs11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs7.27.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, compositeHDMI, USB, analog audio, composite
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Zones22
Powered ZonesZone 2Zone 2
Zone 2 OutsLine OutLine Out
Zone B Video Output (HDMI) (HDMI)
Zone GUI
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output (1) (1)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 11 / 1
Party Mode
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfaceGraphical user interface
SCENE (four sets) (four sets)
Web Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller (Preset) (Preset)
Detachable Power Cord
dockport
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumAluminum
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals99
Large Speaker Terminals99
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50 HzAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption300 W330 W
Standby Power0.15 W0.1 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
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"
435 mm x 171 mm x 369 mm
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-1/2"
Weight10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)10.8 kg (23.8 lbs)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)100 W (0.09% THD)100 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)110 W (0.9% THD)110 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)130 W (0.9% THD)130 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)160 W (10% THD)160 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)160 W (0.9% THD)160 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2 Ω, Front)250 W250 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)210 W210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)180 W180 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)140 W140 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)
THD (Phono)0.02% (PHONO to AV OUT, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1 V)0.02% (PHONO to AV OUT, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1 V)
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
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V2.3 V
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mV60 mV
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)200 mV/1.2 kΩ (REC OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance100 mV/560 Ω (AV 5 etc., 1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 Ω)100 mV/560 Ω (AV 5 etc., 1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 Ω)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)81 dB81 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 (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dB60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 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)
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-TX100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz87.50 MHz - 108.00 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: 71 dB/69 dBMono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%
AM Frequency531 MHz - 1611 MHz531 MHz - 1611 MHz

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

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