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Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 (USA and Canadian versions)

SCORE:
87

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 was introduced in 2016. 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 supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 87 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
89
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
84
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
92
OVERALL
87

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A760.

PROS
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  Works with Amazon Alexa
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  USB Input
  Phono Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
CONS
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No eARC
  No HDR10+
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Few HDMI Outputs
  Few 8K Inputs
  No Analog Pre-Outs
  No Tidal
  Old Bluetooth Version

Predecessor

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 to its predecessor RX-A750 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A750
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2 vs
Dolby Surround Upmixer vs
DTS:X up to 5.1.2 vs
DTS Neural:X vs
DTS Dialog Control vs
PEQ for SUB Down to 15.6 Hz vs Down to 31 Hz
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs
BT.2020 color space vs
Phono Input vs
Party Mode vs
Napster vs
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front) 240 W vs 235 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 4 Ω, Front) 195 W vs 190 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 6 Ω, Front) 170 W vs 165 W
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 8 Ω, Front) 130 W vs 125 W
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/67 dB vs Mono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A750.

Audio Section

7 channel Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 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-A760's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • DTS:X Configurations: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
    • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp front left and right speakers. 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.

    Dolby Atmos

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 supports Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound 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. 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.

    • Dolby Surround Upmixer: 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

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 supports DTS:X. 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: DTS Neural:X is an advanced 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.
    • DTS Dialog Control: This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

    Sound Processing

    • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 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-A760 comes with YPAO (R.S.C.) 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.

    Video Section

    HDMI

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 features 6 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.
    • 4K Upscaling: Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 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-A760 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
    • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
    • 3D Ready: Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

    • HDR10: HDR10 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 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
    • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
    • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

    Multi-zone Playback

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 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.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
    • Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 line inputs 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: 4   Outputs: 1
    • 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-A760 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
    • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1
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    Specifications

    Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A760.

    BASICS
    BrandYamaha
    SeriesAventage
    ModelRX-A760
    TypeA/V Receiver
    CountryUSA and Canada
    Release Year2016
    AMPLIFIER
    Channels7.2
    Front Wide Channel Support
    THX™ Certification
    Continuous 6 Ω Rated
    Certified 4 Ω Performance
    Bi-amp Capability
    AUDIO
    Surround:AI™
    DACBurr-Brown
    DAC Specs192 kHz/24 Bit
    Maximum Channel Processing7.1
    Air Studios Monitor Certification
    Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    Dolby Atmos Music
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Surround Upmixer
    Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx
    Dolby Digital EX
    DTS:X up to 5.1.2
    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
    Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
    High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
    Gapless Playback
    DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    DSD via USB 2-ch Input
    DSD to PCM Converter
    USB DAC
    DTS Dialog Control
    Dialog Level Adjustment
    Dialog Normalization
    Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required
    Compressed Music Enhancer including for Bluetooth®
    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
    CINEMA DSP 3D
    DSP Programs17
    SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA FRONT
    Virtual Speakers including surround back
    Independent Subwoofer Outputs
    CALIBRATION
    Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
    YPAO Volume
    PEQ for SUBDown to 15.6 Hz
    VIDEO
    Enhanced ARC
    HDCP Version2.2
    HDR10
    HDR10+
    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 4K 60p 4:4:4
    Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
    Component Video Upscaling
    Analog to Analog Video conversion
    Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
    Video Parameter Adjustments
    isf Certified Calibration Control
    CONNECTIVITY
    MHL Input
    DLNA 1.5
    FireConnect
    FlareConnect
    MusicCast
    Chromecast Built-In
    DTS Play-Fi
    Works with Amazon Alexa on MusicCast (Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo, Dot, Tap and Show)
    Works with SONOS
    AirPlay AirPlay
    Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad
    Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
    InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
    Ethernet
    Ethernet Switch
    Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct
    Bluetooth SBC, AAC
    HDBaseT Compatible
    HDMI Inputs6 (1 front)
    HDMI Outputs1
    8K Inputs
    USB InputUSB memory, portable audio player
    USB DC Out Port
    Analog Audio Line Input4 (1 front)
    Analog Audio Line Output
    Phono Input
    Optical Inputs2
    Optical Outputs
    Coaxial Inputs2
    Composite Video Input4
    Composite Video Output1
    S-Video Input
    S-Video Output
    Component Video Input2
    Component Video Output1
    PC In
    Multi-Channel Input
    Analog Pre-Outs0.2
    XLR Inputs
    XLR Pre-outs
    Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB
    Speaker A/B
    Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
    ZONES
    Zones2
    Powered ZonesZone 2
    Zone 2 OutsLine output
    Zone B Video Output
    Zone GUI
    RS-232C Interface
    +12V Trigger Output1
    Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
    Party Mode
    MISC
    On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
    SCENESCENE (4 sets)
    Web Browser Control
    PreAmp Mode
    Remote Controller
    Detachable Power Cord
    dockport
    RADIO
    Analog Tuner FM/AM
    Presets40
    Digital Radio
    Internet Radio vTuner
    Pandora
    Spotify
    Tidal
    Deezer
    Napster
    SiriusXM Internet Radio
    CONSTRUCTION
    A.R.T. Wedge
    Speaker Terminals9
    Large Speaker Terminals9
    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
    Gold plated RCA terminals
    POWER
    Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption400 W
    Standby Power0.1 W
    GENERAL
    ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
    Auto Power Standby
    Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 171 mm x 380 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 234 mm x 380 mm)
    Weight10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)
    Warranty3 Years
    SPECS
    Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 290 W (0.06% THD)
    Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2105 W (0.9% THD)
    Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)125 W (0.9% THD)
    Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)150 W (10% THD)
    Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)150 W (10% THD)
    Dynamic Power per Channel (2240 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)195 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)170 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)130 W
    THD0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
    THD (Phono)0.02% (Phono to SPEAKER OUT (Front), 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1 V)
    Damping Factor100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mV (1 kHz, 0.1% THD)
    S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB
    S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 dB
    Phono RIAA Deviation±0.5 dB
    Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AV 5 etc. to Front, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
    Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/50 dB
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB
    DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
    DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 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)
    Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
    Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, -3 dB (Component)
    Video S/N Ratio50 dB
    Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz
    Bluetooth Version2․1 + EDR
    Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
    USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
    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: 69 dB/67 dB
    FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
    AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz

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

    Successor

    In 2017 Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 was replaced by RX-A770. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


    UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A770 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A760
    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
    Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, mini-jack Audio vs HDMI, USB
    Zone 2 Outs RCA Preout vs Line output
    Zone B Video Output HDMI vs
    Tidal vs
    Deezer vs
    Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 95 W (0.06% THD) vs 90 W (0.06% THD)
    Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC) 110 W (0.9% THD) vs 105 W (0.9% THD)
    Higher Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven) 130 W (0.9% THD) vs 125 W (0.9% THD)
    Higher Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA) 160 W (10% THD) vs 150 W (10% THD)
    Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 160 W (10% THD) vs 150 W (10% THD)
    Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 96 dB vs 95 dB

    DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A770 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A760
    Dolby Pro Logic vs PLIIx
    Dolby Digital EX vs
    Component Video Maximum Resolution 480i/576i vs 1080i
    Less Composite Video Inputs 1 vs 4
    Less Composite Video Outputs vs 1
    Less Component Video Inputs 1 vs 2
    Less Component Video Outputs vs 1

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A760 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A770.

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