Yamaha Aventage RX-A710

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    Highlights

    • 7.1 Channels
    • 7.1 Channel Processing
    • 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • Bluetooth, Ethernet

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    1. Overview

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 was introduced in 2011. 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 74 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.

    Amplifier
    88
    Audio Features
    68
    Video Features
    55
    Connectivity
    75
    Zones
    79
    Radio
    87
    OVERALL
    74

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.


    Here is a history of the series, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the receivers.

    Evolution of the series
    Model Year Chann. Power Dolby Atmos DTS:X HDR10 HDR10+ Dolby Vision Pass. Price
    RX-A780 Image cannot be found 2018 7.2 95 W 4K
    RX-A770 Image cannot be found 2017 7.2 95 W 4K
    RX-A760 Image cannot be found 2016 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A750 Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A740 Image cannot be found 2014 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A730 Image cannot be found 2013 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A720 Image cannot be found 2012 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A710 Image cannot be found 2011 7.1 90 W 1080p
    RX-A700 Image cannot be found 2010 7.1 90 W 1080p

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A780 vs RX-A770 vs RX-A760 vs RX-A750 vs RX-A740 vs RX-A730.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A710.

    PROs

    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Bluetooth
    •   USB Input
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora

    CONs

    •   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 HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No Dolby Vision
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   No Wi-Fi
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   1 HDMI Outputs
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   No Spotify
    •   No Tidal

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   7.1 Channels
    •   Power Output - 90 W
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   6 HDMI Inputs
    •   RCA Line Inputs
    •   2 Zones

    3. Yamaha 2011 Lineup

    In 2011 Yamaha released 5 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Yamaha 2011 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsZones Price
    RX-A3010 Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.111.24
    RX-A2010 Image cannot be found 9.2140 W9.17.23
    RX-A1010 Image cannot be found 7.2110 W7.17.22
    RX-A810 Image cannot be found 7.2100 W7.17.22
    RX-A710 Image cannot be found 7.190 W7.12

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A3010 vs RX-A2010 vs RX-A1010 vs RX-A810 vs RX-A710.

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    4. Changes from the RX-A700

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 has replaced RX-A700. Here we present differences between these two models.

    UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 vs Yamaha RX-A700
    DLNA 1.5 vs
    Remote Controll App vs
    USB Input iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player vs
    Ethernet vs
    Detachable Power Cord vs
    Web Control vs
    Internet Radio vTuner vs
    Pandora vs
    SiriusXM 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 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-A710 vs RX-A700.

    5. Amplifier

    7 channel Amplifier

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 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.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels7.1
      Power Output90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Bi-amp Capability

      6. Speaker Configurations

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A710'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-A710 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.

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      7. HDMI

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 features 6 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 1080/60p Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 1080p video signal.
      • 1080p Upscaling: Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 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-A710 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-A710 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.


      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      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 *

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      8. Room Calibration

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 comes with YPAO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.

      9. Multi-zone Playback

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 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.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones2
      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

      10. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 5 line inputs and 2 line outputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs 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.

      Video

      • 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-A710 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI, USB, Analog Audio and Composite
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs6 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs1
      8K Inputs
      USB InputiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      RCA Line Inputs5 (1 front)
      RCA Line Outputs2
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs0.1
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)
      Composite Video Outputs2
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs2
      Component Video Outputs1

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      11. Evaluation

      We evaluate Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 and give score of 74 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


      OVERALL
      74

      Amplifier

      EXCELLENT
      88

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 88 for Amplifier features.

      •   7.1 Channels
      •   Power Output - 90 W

      Audio Features

      AVERAGE
      68

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 68 for Audio Features features.

      •   7.1 Channels
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   No Dolby Atmos
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No DTS:X
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI

      Video Features

      AVERAGE
      55

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 55 for Video Features features.

      •   No HDR10
      •   No HDR10+
      •   No Dolby Vision
      •   No 8K Passthrough
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion

      Connectivity

      GOOD
      75

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 75 for Connectivity features.

      •   No eARC
      •   No Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   6 HDMI Inputs
      •   1 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   No Phono Input
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet

      Zones

      GOOD
      79

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 79 for Zones features.

      •   2 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      87

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 a score of 87 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   No Spotify
      •   No Tidal

      12. Replaced by RX-A720

      In 2012 Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 was replaced by Yamaha RX-A720. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 and its successor.

      UPGRADES Yamaha RX-A720 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A710
      More Channels 7.2 vs 7.1
      Dialog Level Adjustment vs
      Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K vs up to 1080p
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K vs up to 1080p *
      Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) vs
      AirPlay AirPlay vs
      USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp) vs
      DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-A720 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A710
      Analog to Analog Video conversion vs (Component**, Composite) to (Component, Composite)
      Bluetooth vs via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
      Less RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 5 (1 front)
      Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, composite vs HDMI, USB, Analog Audio and Composite
      dockport vs 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)

      For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A710 vs RX-A720.

      For the complete list of specifications please go to the next page:

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