Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 Detailed Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080

SCORE:
94
SCORE:
94

Highlights

  • 11.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 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

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2 via firmware update, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A to Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 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 Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has 11 channel and the Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 has 9 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

We have evaluated both receivers. Both receivers get equal 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-A8A

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080

AMPLIFIER
96
VIDEO FEATURES
98
AUDIO FEATURES
93
CONNECTIVITY
92
MULTIZONE
95
MISCELLANEOUS
80
RADIO
90
OVERALL
94
AMPLIFIER
97
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
93
MULTIZONE
96
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
94
OVERALL
94

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-A8A

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has more channels and bigger power supply. It supports Auro3D.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
More Channels 11.2 vs 9.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer vs
HDR10+ vs
QMS vs
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
VRR vs
QFT vs
Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
More Speaker Terminals 13 vs 11
More Large Speaker Terminals 13 vs 11
Bigger Power Supply 600 W vs 490 W
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 250 W (10% THD) vs 230 W (10% THD)
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE) 75 dB/61 dB vs 75 dB/60 dB

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has more channels and bigger power supply. It supports Auro3D.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 5 unbalanced + 1 balanced vs 8 unbalanced (1 front) + 1 balanced
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 / vs 3 /
More Composite Video Inputs 2 vs 4
More Component Video Inputs 1 vs 2
Front A/V Inputs USB vs USB, Analog Audio
RS-232 Interface vs
SiriusXM Internet Radio vs
Higher Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA) 220 W (10% THD) vs 230 W (10% THD)
Lower THD 0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω) vs 0.04% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω)
Higher Damping Factor 140 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω) vs 150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Surround:AI™
👍   Many Channel Processing
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Surround Upmixer
👍   DTS:X
👍   DTS Neural:X
👍   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
👍   DSD via USB
👍   DTS Dialog Control
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Dialogue Lift
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   HDR10
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   MusicCast
👍   Works with Amazon Alexa
👍   Google assistant
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   eARC
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Many HDMI Inputs
👍   Many HDMI Outputs
👍   USB Input
👍   Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
👍   Phono Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Analog Pre-Outs
👍   XLR Inputs
👍   XLR Pre-outs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Spotify
👍   Tidal
👍   Deezer
👍   Napster
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👍   No Front Wide Channel Support
👍   No DTS Virtual:X
👍   No IMAX Enhanced
👍   No Chromecast Built-In
👍   Does Not Work with SONOS
👍   No Multi-Channel Input
👍   No Pandora

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A has 11 channel and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 has 9 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load. Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support and these models are no exceptions.


Video Features

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports 8K passthrough up to 60p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 supports 4K passthrough up to 60p. They both do 4K upscaling up to 60p. Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision.


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.


Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. The Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A can be configured upto 7.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers and the Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 can be configured upto 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers or upto 7.1.4 channels by adding 2 channel external amplifier.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - 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. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. 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.

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.


DTS:X and Neural:X upmixer

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. The Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A can be configured upto 7.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers. The Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 can be configured upto 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers or upto 7.1.4 channels by adding 2 channel external amplifier.

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.

DTS Neural:X is an 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.


Auro-3D with its Auro-Matic upmixer

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A supports Auro-3D and its Auro-Matic upmixer out of the box or after free firmware update. Auro-3D 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. Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.


Surround:AI

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 feature 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.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 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-A8A

Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A 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 AirPlay 2. It has 7 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 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 11.2 unbalanced + 2 balanced (front L/R) channel analog pre-outs for external amplification. This Receiver is exceptional for even having XLR inputs and outputs for front left and right channels.

Front panel has USB input.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 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 AirPlay 2 via firmware update. It has 7 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 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 11.2 unbalanced (barter to Zone 2 and Zone 3) + 2 balanced (front L/R) channel analog pre-outs for external amplification. This Receiver is exceptional for even having XLR inputs and outputs for front left and right channels.

Front panel has USB and Analog Audio 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-A8A and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
BrandYamahavsYamaha
SeriesAventagevsAventage
ModelRX-A8AvsRX-A3080
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryChinavsChina
Release Year2021vs2018
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Channels11.2vs9.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Surround:AI™vs
DACESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2vsESS SABRE PRO Premier DAC™ES9026PRO (for main 7 channels)
Maximum Channel Processing11.2vs11.2
Air Studios Monitor Certificationvs
Dolby Atmosvs
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationvs
Dolby TrueHDvs
Dolby Digital Plusvs
Dolby Surround Upmixervs
Dolby Pro Logicvs
Dolby Digital EXvs
DTS:Xvs
DTS Neural:Xvs
DTS Virtual:Xvs
DTS Neovs 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
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDvsMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 384 kHz/32 Bitvs up to 384 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDvsApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBvs
Gapless Playbackvs
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Inputvs 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Convertervs
USB DACvs
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Liftvs no presence speakers required
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 with Video On mode
CINEMA DSP HD3vs HD3
DSP Programs24vs24
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPvs Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Virtual Speakers including surround backvs including surround back
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputvs
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurementvs YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle measurement
YPAO Volumevs
PEQ for SUBDown to 15.6 HzvsDown to 15.6 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Video Signal TypeNTSC/PAL/SECAMvsNTSC/PAL/SECAM
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 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4vsup to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Compositevs Component****, Composite
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversionvs
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080ivs1080i
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
MHL Inputvs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
MusicCastvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs on MusicCast (Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot)
Google assistantvs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlay AirPlay 2vs AirPlay 2 via firmware update
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPadvs iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)vs (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fivs
Bluetooth SBC, AACvs SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs via future firmware update
HDCP Version2.3vs2.3
HDMI Input7vs7
HDMI Output3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)vs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio PlayervsUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portvs
Analog Audio Line Input5 unbalanced + 1 balancedvs8 unbalanced (1 front) + 1 balanced
Analog Audio Line Outputvs
Phono Inputvs
Optical In3vs3
Optical Outvs
Coaxial In/Out2 / vs3 /
Composite Video Input2vs4
Composite Video Outputvs
S-Video Inputvs
S-Video Outputvs
Component Video Input1vs2
Component Video Outputvs
PC Invs
Multi-Channel Inputvs
Analog Pre-Outs11.2 unbalanced + 2 balanced (front L/R)vs11.2 unbalanced (barter to Zone 2 and Zone 3) + 2 balanced (front L/R)
XLR Inputsvs
XLR Pre-outs Front L/Rvs Front L/R
Front A/V InputsUSBvsUSB, Analog Audio
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Zones4vs4
Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3vsZone 2 / 3
Zone 2HDMI, PreoutvsHDMI, Preout
Zone 3 OutsPreoutvsPreout
Zone 4 OutsHDMIvsHDMI
Zone B Video OutputHDMIvs HDMI
Zone GUIvs
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Output2vs2
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1vs1 / 1
Party Modevs
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User InterfacevsGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE (8 sets)vsSCENE PLUS (8 sets)
Web Browser Controlvs
PreAmp Modevs
Remote Controllervs Full LED Backlight
Detachable Power Cordvs
dockportvs
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Presets40vs40
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radiovs
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
Napstervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
A.R.T. Wedgevs
Speaker Terminals13vs11
Large Speaker Terminals13vs11
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Power SupplyAC 220 V, 50 HzvsAC 220 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption600 Wvs490 W
Standby Power0.4 Wvs0.1 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionvs
Auto Power Standbyvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)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")
vs435 mm x 192 mm x 474 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 269 mm x 474 mm)
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-5/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 18-5/8")
Weight21.4 kg (47.2 lbs)vs19.6 kg (43.2 lbs)
Warranty3 Yearsvs3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2150 W (0.06% THD)vs150 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2165 W (0.9% THD)vs165 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)185 W (0.9% THD)vs185 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)vs230 W (10% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)200 W (0.9% THD)vs200 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)250 W (10% THD)vs230 W (10% THD)
THD0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω)vs0.04% (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)vs0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V)
Damping Factor140 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)vs150 (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)
vs200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 0.5%, 100 W/8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)4.5 mV/47 kΩvs3.5 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 0.5%, 100 W/8 Ω)
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)
vs2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)vs45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470 Ω unbalanced
2.0 V/470 Ω balanced
vs1.0 V/470 Ω
Maximum Preout Level and Impedance2.0 V unbalanced
4.0 V balanced
vs2.0 V
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dBvs110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 dBvs95 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)vs0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 2 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)vs+0/-3 dB (AUDIO etc., 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)vs150 µV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/61 dBvs75 dB/60 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)75 dB/60 dBvs75 dB/60 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHzvs2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHzvs11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 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
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TXvs10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/acvsIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHzvs2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version4.2vs4.2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHzvs2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 AvsUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHzvs87.50 MHz - 108.00 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: 69 dB/68 dBvsMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%vsMono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency531 kHz - 1611 kHzvs531 kHz - 1611 kHz

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

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