The big name home audio manufacturers have been very busy during this pandemic in battling with one another over who has the absolute best, most powerful, feature-rich A/V receivers of 2021. All this competition works out very well for the consumer and Yamaha surely has dropped the gauntlet with their flagship Aventage A/V receiver lineup for 2021.
The all new Yamaha Aventage lineup includes a total of three A/V receivers: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A8A, RX-A6A and RX-A4A. All three models are all set to offer seven HDMI 2.1 inputs and three outputs supporting 8K@60Hz/4K@120Hz. They also feature Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D audio (A8A and A6A only). For music streaming, they include Apple Airplay 2, Spotify and built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant compatibility. The trio of home cinema amplifiers will also feature Yamaha's 'Surround: AI' tech, which uses algorithms to automatically select the best digital processing mode depending on the type of content being played, talk about user friendly!
For Yamaha enthusiasts, it's been many years since there has been a Yamaha A/V receiver with 11 powered channels since the legendary RX-Z11. That is, until now with the RX-A8A 11.2 Channel 8K A/V receiver which boats 150 watts x 11 channels.
For gamers, these new Aventage receivers have you covered. Video features such as 4K and 8K Display Screen Compression modes, Auto Low Latency Mode, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Media Switching, and Quick Frame Transport will enhance resolution and gameplay altogether.
The RX-A8A retails at $2999.95, the RX-A6A is priced at $2199.95, and the RX-A4A comes in at $1399.95. All three models are powered by a new Qualcomm 64-bit chipset that Yamaha says will offer improved sound quality and extra processing power.
Yamaha's own Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) calibration also receives an upgrade with a new low-frequency mode. This new mode extends the range to which YPAO can optimize bass frequencies to 16Hz-200Hz (from 32Hz previously) and can be found in the top three models.
There's no question Yamaha set the bar high this year and went full beast mode with their new Aventage lineup. Not only are they beefy and full of features, they are very sleek and visually they do not disappoint. Come check them out!