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Premium sound quality – Yamaha RXA2080 AV Receiver

9.2 pure entertainment channels
With no less than 9.2 sound channels, the Yamaha RX-A2080 opens up a new realm of possibilities. With a 5.2.4 configuration, you can use four ceiling speakers for the latest Atmos sound and DTS:X. 7.2.2 gives a greater amount of sound around the room, but still retains two ceiling speakers. For larger rooms and non-Atmos systems, 9.2 channels provide a completely immersive sound.

High-power output
Multichannel output backup is a high-power amplifier. The RX-A2080, which enhances a powerful 140 watts per channel, fills the larger rooms with dynamic, effortless sound. If you want to stay on the edge of your seat with cinematic thrills, this is the AV receiver for you.Yamaha RXA2080

Adaptive sound courtesy of Surround:AI
Surround:AI offers the ultimate surround sound: scene by scene. Powerful Digital Sound Processor (DSP) processing analyzes scenes in real time and then adjusts the immersive effect in real time. Focusing on different sounds, such as dialogue, background music, and sound effects, the RX-A2080 automatically optimizes sound for incredible realism.

DSP HD3 cinema with speaker with rear virtual presence
The same powerful processor is also able to create the effect of an 11.1 system using only a 7.1 speaker configuration. With virtual presence speaker (VPS) technology in play, you get improved spatial data, providing a fully immersive audio scenario from fewer speakers than before.

Optional wireless back speakers
This year’s new Aventage range is the ability to add wireless rear speakers. Combine this handset with Yamaha MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers, and you can set aside the cable connections of your speakers. Perfect if you have a solid floor and struggle to hide the speaker cable or if you just want a cleaner style, wireless surround speakers cut into clutter.

Recreate the sound of the best cinemas, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling speakers or upward shooting to produce a multidimensional and engaging sound that is a combination with the best cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you’d expect from home theater. Represents three-dimensional images that conventional processing cannot match. It also fits easily with the configuration of existing speakers.Yamaha RXA2080

Aventage – built to perform
This AV Aventage receiver has an exceptional build quality. Anti-re-slip (ART) technology makes this AVR exceptionally resistant to mechanical and electrical interference. ART includes an H-shaped cross frame and a rigid frame with additional lower frames, vibration-resistant heatsinks and even a fifth foot of damping, helping to give the RX-A2080 excellent detail and resolution.

Full shots, including three HDMI outputs
Along with HDMI inputs, the RX-A2080 has no less than three HDMI outputs. This allows you to connect a TV and projector in your main bedroom and a second TV to another room. With HDR10-compatible sockets, Dolby Vision, HLG and BT.2020 are also suitable for use with fonts such as UHD Blu-ray readers.

Dedicated HDMI B area
The RX-A2080 also benefits from a dedicated B-zone out. The zone change allows you to view and listen to one source in one room and another in a different room. The second area can also make use of dedicated pre-amplifier or speaker outputs for complete independence. Other bonuses include Extra Bass Zone and Zone Volume Equalizer for a custom sound in your second zone.

Alexa voice control is now available
With the integration of Alexa voice control, if you want something, all you have to do is ask. Working in combination with Yamaha’s MusicCast system, the RX-A2080 effortlessly reproduces your musical demands. Compatible with Amazon’s range of voice control devices, rX-A2080 integrates seamlessly with your smart home system.Yamaha RXA2080

Multi-room, MusicCast system
The Yamaha RX-A2080 is part of Yamaha’s impressive networked sound system, MusicCast. With MusicCast, you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or even Amazon Alexa by voice. Play the same music on all components or divide the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; The choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app allows you to use the system around your home and change settings quickly and easily.

Stream your favorite music services
Compatible with Spotify Premium, Pandora, Napster, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz, the RXA2080 is fully equipped for your favorite music streaming service. With Tidal and Qobuz already offering high-resolution playback, you can now find a streaming service that at least matches the quality of the CD and, in some cases, even improves it.

Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth also include
In addition to MusicCast, the RXA2080 also has built-in Apple AirPlay, which allows you to stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. You can also view data such as the song title, artist name, and album cover through the on-screen view of the AV receiver. If you are using another brand of smartphone or tablet, you also have Bluetooth, to facilitate the transmission of music from your mobile device.

Digital radio standard
With DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and FM tuners, this Yamaha is ideally equipped to listen to a wide range of stations. Select DAB for a wide range of digital radio stations, including the popular BBC 6 Music, 4 Extras and 5 live. DAB also allows you to feel sharp, digital sound clarity, without interference. For local stations or more expansive sound with national stations (recommended mounted ceiling antenna) FM is also on hand.Photo:Yamaha

Yamaha RX-A2080 specs:

Brand Yamaha
Colour Titanium
Weight (KG) 17
Component 2
Remote Control yes
App Control Yes
Apple AirPlay Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 474 x 192
High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS Yes
Power Output – Watts per CH 140 x 9
Tuner Radio DAB/FM
Analogue Input 8 (1 front)
Phono Input Yes – MM
Optical Digital Inputs 3
USB Input 1
Pre Output Yes – 7.2
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
HDMI Audio Yes
Multi Channel Input No
Coaxial Outputs No
Optical Outputs No
Multiroom Zone 2/3 Active/passive
HDMI Zone Out Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
4K Upscaling yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
HDMI 7 in/3 out
Channels 9.2/7.2.2/5.2.4
Works with Amazon Alexa