Yamaha has expanded its Aventage line of receivers with the A2A, A4A, A6A and A8A models. According to the press release, the new AV-receivers feature powerful sound, video support up to 8K, HDMI 2.1 connection, YPAO automatic speaker setup, MusicCast wireless technology, and support for streaming services.
The models differ in the number of channels: A2A and A4A – seven channels, A6A – 9 channels, A8A – 11 channels. The devices also differ in output power: A2A – 100W, A4A – 110W, A6A and A8A – 150W.
The advantages of the A2A, A4A, A6A and A8A receivers include the symmetrical arrangement of amplifier modules to optimize the signal path, improve sound clarity while reducing noise and inter-channel interference. Receiver transformers are additionally isolated from the amplifier stages.
All new Yamaha Aventage Receiver support Dolby Vision, and in addition to DTS-X and Dolby Atmos, virtual height channels. For broadcasting music, the models are equipped with Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect. There are built-in music streaming services and also voice control is supported.
Yamaha also drew attention to technologies for gaming: automatic low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR), fast frame rate (QFT) and fast media switching (QMS).
In the European market, the cost of new Yamaha Aventage Receiver started at 1,000 euros. For the top model A8A costs about 3,600 euros.