Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Review and Specs

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 (UK and European versions)

SCORE:
45

Highlights

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

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Overview

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 was introduced in 2013. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 45 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
66
VIDEO FEATURES
27
AUDIO FEATURES
24
CONNECTIVITY
52
MULTIZONE
48
MISCELLANEOUS
38
RADIO
69
OVERALL
45

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 video signal passthrough and 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...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A830.

PROS
DSD via HDMI ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling ๐Ÿ‘
MHL Input ๐Ÿ‘
DLNA 1.5 ๐Ÿ‘
Ethernet ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
New HDCP Version ๐Ÿ‘
Many HDMI Inputs ๐Ÿ‘
USB Input ๐Ÿ‘
Phono Input ๐Ÿ‘
Composite Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘
Component Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘
Analog Pre-Outs ๐Ÿ‘
Zones ๐Ÿ‘
Analog Tuner ๐Ÿ‘
Internet Radio ๐Ÿ‘
Spotify ๐Ÿ‘
SiriusXM Internet Radio ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey LFC ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dynamic HDR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No QFT ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No FireConnect ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No FlareConnect ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No MusicCast ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Play-Fi ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No eARC ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Pandora ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Tidal ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Deezer ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 to its predecessor RX-A820 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB โœ” up to 192 kHz โœ” up to 96 kHz
MHL Input โœ” โœ–
Bluetooth โœ” via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately) โœ–
Spotify โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 Yamaha Aventage RX-A820
Less Analog Audio Line Outputs 1 2
Smaller Power Supply 300 W 330 W

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A820.

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 100 W (8 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and also has a stable performance at 4 โ„ฆ load.


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 30p and 4K upscaling up to 30p.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 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 Correction

Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 comes with YPAO (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

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 and 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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Detailed Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A830.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
SeriesAventage
ModelRX-A830
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryUK and Europe
Release Year2013
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportโœ–
THXโ„ข Certificationโœ–
Continuous 6 โ„ฆ Ratedโœ”
Certified 4 โ„ฆ Performanceโœ”
Bi-amp Capabilityโœ”
AUDIO
Surround:AIโ„ขโœ–
DACBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationโœ–
Dolby TrueHDโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerโœ–
Dolby Pro Logicโœ” PLIIx
Dolby Digital EXโœ”
DTS:Xโœ–
DTS Neural:Xโœ–
DTS Virtual:Xโœ–
DTS Neoโœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioโœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioโœ”
DTS 96/24โœ”
DTS Expressโœ”
DTS-ESโœ” Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerโœ–
PCMโœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Networkโœ” up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBWAV, FLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBโœ–
Gapless Playbackโœ–
DSD via HDMIโœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converterโœ–
USB DACโœ–
Jitter Reductionโœ” Ultra low jitter PLL circuitry
DTS Dialogue Controlโœ–
Dialog Level Adjustmentโœ”
Dialog Normalizationโœ”
Dialogue Liftโœ” no presence speakers required
Compressed Music Enhancerโœ”
High-resolution Music Enhancerโœ–
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)โœ”
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingโœ”
Audyssey Dynamic EQโœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeโœ–
Audyssey LFCโœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTโœ–
Audyssey DSXโœ–
Straight Decoding Modeโœ”
Pure Direct Modeโœ” with Video On mode
CINEMA DSPโœ” 3D
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPโœ” / โœ” (AIR SURROUND XTREME)
Virtual Speakersโœ”
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.โœ” YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volumeโœ–
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO
Video Signal TypePAL
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PAL
HDR10โœ–
HDR10+โœ–
Dynamic HDRโœ–
BT.2020 color spaceโœ–
Dolby Visionโœ–
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)โœ–
Quick Media Switching (QMS)โœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)โœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)โœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)โœ–
3-D Readyโœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/30p
Video Signal Upscalingโœ” up to 4K/30p
Analog To HDMI Upconversionโœ” Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscalingโœ–
Analog to Analog Video conversionโœ–
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080p
Video Parameter Adjustmentsโœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputโœ”
DLNA 1.5โœ”
FireConnectโœ–
FlareConnectโœ–
MusicCastโœ–
Chromecast Built-Inโœ–
DTS Play-Fiโœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaโœ–
Works with SONOSโœ–
AirPlayโœ” AirPlay
Apple Product Connectionโœ” iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote Appโœ” (iPhone / iPad, Androidโ„ข phone / tablet, Kindle Fireโ„ข)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueโœ–
Ethernetโœ”
Ethernet Switchโœ–
Wi-Fiโœ” via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetoothโœ” via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatibleโœ–
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)โœ–
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2
USB InputiPodยฎ / iPhoneยฎ / iPadยฎ, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
USB DC Out Portโœ” (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Inputs5 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs1
Phono Inputโœ”
Optical Inputs2
Optical Outputsโœ–
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs2 / No
Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)
Composite Video Outputs2
S-Video Inputsโœ–
S-Video Outputsโœ–
Component Video Inputs2
Component Video Outputs1
PC Inโœ–
Multi-Channel Inputโœ–
Analog Pre-Outs7.2
XLR Inputsโœ–
XLR Pre-outsโœ–
Front A/V InputsHDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, composite
Speaker A/Bโœ–
Headphone Outโœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones2
Powered ZonesZone 2
Zone 2 OutsLine Out
Zone B Video Outputโœ” (HDMI)
Zone GUIโœ–
RS-232 Interfaceโœ–
+12V Trigger Outputโœ” (1)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
Party Modeโœ”
MISC
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interface
SCENEโœ” (four sets)
Web Controlโœ”
PreAmp Modeโœ–
Remote Controllerโœ” (Preset)
Detachable Power Cordโœ”
dockportโœ–
RADIO
Analog Tunerโœ” FM/AM with RDS
Presets40
Digital Radioโœ–
Internet Radioโœ” vTuner
Pandoraโœ–
Spotifyโœ”
Tidalโœ–
Deezerโœ–
SiriusXM Internet Radioโœ”
CONSTRUCTION
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminum
A.R.T. Wedgeโœ”
Speaker Terminals9
Large Speaker Terminals9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsโœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsโœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption300 W
Standby Power0.15 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionโœ”
Auto Power Standbyโœ”
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"
Weight10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)
Warranty3 Years
SPECS
Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)100 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)110 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)130 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)160 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)160 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2 โ„ฆ, Front)250 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 โ„ฆ, Front)210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 โ„ฆ, Front)180 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 โ„ฆ, Front)140 W
THD0.06% (AV 5 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 โ„ฆ)
THD (Phono)0.02% (PHONO to AV OUT, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1 V)
Damping Factor100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 โ„ฆ)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kโ„ฆ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kโ„ฆ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mV
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kโ„ฆ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kโ„ฆ (AV OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance100 mV/560 โ„ฆ (AV 5 etc., 1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 โ„ฆ)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)81 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 ยตV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 โ„ฆ (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 โ„ฆ (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 โ„ฆ (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
HDMI Input/MHL Terminal5 V, 1 A
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 ยตV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%
AM Frequency531 MHz - 1611 MHz

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

Successor

In 2014 Yamaha Aventage RX-A830 was replaced by RX-A840. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 Yamaha Aventage RX-A830
Gapless Playback โœ” โœ–
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4) up to 4K/30p
Video Signal Upscaling โœ” up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4) โœ” up to 4K/30p
Wi-Fi โœ” with Wireless Direct โœ” via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A830.

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