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Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 (USA version)



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

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 was introduced in 2010. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 1080/60p and upscales up to 1080p * video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 72 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.


Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A700.

  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Multi-Channel Input
  RCA Pre-Outs
  Analog Tuner
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Dolby Atmos
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No DTS:X
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No eARC
  No HDR10
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Ethernet
  No Wi-Fi
  Few HDMI Outputs
  Few 8K Inputs
  No USB Input
  Few Optical Inputs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal

Audio Section

7 channel Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    Speaker Configurations

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A700's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Configurations: Available configurations are:
    • 5.1, 7.1 with internal amplifier.
    • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 allows you 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.

    Sound Processing

    • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 features 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.

    Room Calibration

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 comes with room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      Video Section


      Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 features 6 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 1080/60p Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 1080p video signal.
      • 1080p Upscaling: Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 can upscale up to 1080p * from HDMI and analog sources.
      • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • 3D Ready: Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      Multi-zone Playback

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 2 different rooms.

      Zone 2

      • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • Audio Line Output: If you have a dedicated integrated amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via line outs by sending fixed signal and then control volume on the Zone 2 amplifier.

      Inputs and Outputs


      • 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of the a/v receiver and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the a/v receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 has 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 5 line inputs and 2 line outputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 0 optical input, 2 optical outputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.


      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 6 (1 front)   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 5   Outputs: 2
      • 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. Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1
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      Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A700.

      TypeA/V Receiver
      Release Year2010
      Front Wide Channel Support
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Bi-amp Capability
      DAC Specs192 kHz/24 Bit
      Maximum Channel Processing7.1
      Air Studios Monitor Certification
      Dolby Atmos
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      Dolby Atmos Music
      Dolby TrueHD
      Dolby Digital Plus
      Dolby Surround Upmixer
      Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx
      Dolby Digital EX
      DTS Neural:X
      DTS Virtual:X
      DTS Neo Neo:6
      DTS-HD Master Audio
      DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      DTS 96/24
      DTS Express
      DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
      IMAX Enhanced
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      Gapless Playback
      DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      DSD to PCM Converter
      USB DAC
      DTS Dialog Control
      Dialog Level Adjustment
      Dialog Normalization
      Dialogue Lift
      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
      DSP Programs17
      Virtual Speakers
      Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      YPAO Volume
      PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
      Enhanced ARC
      Dynamic HDR
      Dolby Vision
      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)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 1080p
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 1080p *
      Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite
      Component Video Upscaling
      Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, Composite) to (Component, Composite)
      Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
      Video Parameter Adjustments
      isf Certified Calibration Control
      MHL Input
      DLNA 1.5
      Chromecast Built-In
      DTS Play-Fi
      Works with Amazon Alexa
      Works with SONOS
      Apple Product Connection iPod and iPhone via YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)
      Remote App
      InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
      Ethernet Switch
      Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      HDMI Inputs6 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs1
      8K Inputs
      USB Input
      USB DC Out Port
      RCA Line Input5 (1 front)
      RCA Line Output2
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      Composite Video Input5 (1 front)
      Composite Video Output2
      S-Video Input
      S-Video Output
      Component Video Input2
      Component Video Output1
      PC In
      Multi-Channel Input 7.1
      RCA Pre-Outs7.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Front A/V InputsHDMI, Analog Audio and Composite
      Speaker A/B
      Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
      Powered ZonesZone 2
      Zone 2 OutsLine Out
      Zone B Video Output
      Zone GUI
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output1
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
      Party Mode
      On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
      SCENESCENE (4 sets)
      Web Browser Control
      PreAmp Mode
      Remote Controller[a] (Preset)
      Detachable Power Cord
      dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
      Analog Tuner FM/AM
      Digital Radio
      Internet Radio
      SiriusXM Internet Radio
      Solid Aluminum Front
      A.R.T. Wedge
      Speaker Terminals7
      Large Speaker Terminals7
      Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
      Gold plated RCA terminals
      Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
      Power Consumption400 W/500 VA
      Standby Power0.2W
      Auto Power Standby
      Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 151 mm x 364 mm
      17-1/8" x 6" x 14-3/8"
      Weight10.5 kg (23.1 lbs)
      Warranty3 Years
      Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 290 W (0.08% THD)
      Dynamic Power per Channel (2230 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)190 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)160 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)125 W
      THD0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
      Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
      Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V
      Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kΩ
      Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 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)
      S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB
      Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
      Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
      Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dB
      DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 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)
      Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
      Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)
      Video S/N Ratio50 dB
      Ethernet Standard
      FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
      FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
      FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
      FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%
      AM Frequency530 MHz - 1710 MHz

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


      In 2011 Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 was replaced by RX-A710. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.

      UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A700
      DLNA 1.5 vs
      Remote Controll App vs
      Ethernet vs
      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
      More Speaker Terminals 9 vs 7
      More Large Speaker Terminals 9 vs 7
      Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front) 240 W vs 230 W
      Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 4 Ω, Front) 200 W vs 190 W
      Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 6 Ω, Front) 170 W vs 160 W
      Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 8 Ω, Front) 130 W vs 125 W

      DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A700
      Multi-Channel Input vs 7.1
      Less RCA Pre-Outs 0.1 vs 7.2
      RS-232C Interface vs
      Lower FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dB vs Mono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
      Higher FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%

      For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A700 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A710.

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