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Yamaha RXA8A Aventage Black 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha RXA8A Aventage Black 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

Model: RXA8A
SKU: 100334778


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Key Features

2 years parts & labour

Key Features
    • 11.2 channel powerful surround sound with Zone2/3/4
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room audio
    • AURO 3D via FW update
    • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with CINEMA DSP HD3
    • Surround:AI automatically optimises the surround effect in real time
    • HDMI™ 7 in/3 out, 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz
    • Dedicated gaming function(ALLM,VRR,QMS,QFT) via FW update
    • Dual ESS SABRE ES9026PRO Ultra DAC for the ultimate high performance conversion
    • YPAO-R.S.C. with 3D, multi-point measurement and precision EQ
    • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices.


Yamaha RX-A8A 11.2 AV receiver is the latest RX AVR model Yamaha has to offer. Get completely lost in your favourite movies, shows and music with all-encompassing sound and crystal clear picture. World-class features include Surround AI, Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualiser, 11 channels, YPAO (3D/High Precision EQ/ R.S.C/Multi-point), Zone3, Auro 3D, Wireless rear speaker compatible and much more.

The Yamaha RX-A8A features refined AVR performance thanks to the Qualcomm QCS407. Experience minimised noise with the use of dual sabre ES9026, improving clarity and delivering professional-quality sound and superior signal-to-noise ratio.

Surround:AI on Yamaha RX-A8A

Surround AI is like having your very own sound engineer in the room. It analyses the scene and uses the data to retrieve the best possible functions for that scene in order to refine the surround effects of the music, dialogue and FX. Qualcomme QCS407 runs with 64 bit processing.

YPAO R.S.C with multi-point measurement and precision EQ. YPAO technology analyses the acoustics in your room in real-time, in order to get the most out of your speakers. Supports Surround AI, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos for maximum performance.

Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualiser and DTS:X

Experience Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualiser with Yamaha RX-A8A, ideal for setups without upward-firing or in-ceiling speakers. The brilliant technology uses forward-facing drivers to simulate the experience of ceiling or upwards firing speakers. By configuring five speakers with Dolby Atmos, experience the multi-dimensional sensation of two ceiling or upward-firing speakers. Upgrade to configuring 7 channels to get the feel of four.

Auro 3D

The fantastic Auto 3D reproduces sound like no other. Experience your entertainment systems in state of the art immersion. Auto 3D technology literally allows the audio to play all around us, as if the sound sources were moving around you in real life.

Movies, Games and Music Like Never Before

Get higher resolution and refresh rate with 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz. Designed for the smoothest and most precise viewing experience possible. HDR10+ delivers depth in contrast and a more life-like picture that gets as close to the creators intent as possible. Gaming dedicated functions will ensure seamless and incredible gameplay including ALLM, VRR, QMS and QFT.

Simplicity At Its Finest

Simple to use and set up, the Yamaha RX-A8A is compatible with the MusicCast App which will allow you to control your device in multiple rooms. Accessing your sources and streaming services and controlling your AVR is a breeze with the MusicCast application, compatible with smartphones and tablets. Use voice or touch control compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, stream music with AirPlay 2 using Apple devices and Siri. Set up your AVR with the AV Setup Guide App with no worries, the Guide App takes you through the installation as well as cable connections and the selection of settings.

Wireless Rear Speaker Compatible

Enjoy the freedom of a wireless rear speaker in your system with the MusicCast 20 or 50.

Premium Design and Build

The build design has been inspired by CX/MX-A5200 to ensure enhanced performance, the double bottom plate makes sure the structure is stable and prevents unwanted vibrations, thick copper foil is designed to achieve low impedance, this model has 11 channels as well as a customised capacitor.

Information From Manufacturer


Surround Sound Processing

DSP Programs 24
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Virtual Surround Back Speaker Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virturalizer Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Auro 3D Yes (via firmware update)

Audio Features

File Format MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Pure Direct Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes
YPAO multi-point measurement Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
YPAO Volume Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
A.R.T. Wedge Yes
Bi-amp capability Yes
Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
DA Converter 384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2


HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI Pass-through 8K60AB, 4K120AB (via future update)
HDMI Up-scaling Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)
HDMI Up-conversion Yes (Analog to HDMI)
Dolby Vision Yes
HDR 10+ Yes (via firmware update)
VRR/ALLM/QMS/QFT Yes (via firmware update)
Video adjustment Yes

Video Features

MusicCast Surround Yes
HDMI Input/Output 7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)
USB Input Yes
Network Port Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
AirPlay 2 Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Front AV Input USB
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 3 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 6 / 0
Phono Input Yes
XLR Terminal Yes
Component Video Input/Output 1 / 0
Composite Video Input/Output 2 / 0
Preout 11.2-ch
Headphone Output 1

Tuner Section

FM/AM Tuner Yes (Availability varies by region.)
DAB Tuner Yes (Availability varies by region.)

User Interface

On-screen display Graphical User Interface
App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control Yes
Remote Control Unit Yes

Zone Control

Zone 2 Audio Output Preout / HDMI
Zone 3 Audio Output Preout
Zone 4 Audio Output HDMI
Powered Zone Zone 2 / 3
Zone Video Output HDMI
Zone B Output HDMI
Zone GUI Yes
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output 2
Remote (IR) Input/Output 44197
Party Mode Yes

21.4 kg; 47.2 lbs.


Standby Power Consumption (IR only) <0.4 W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 W x 192 H x 442 D mm (with antenna up:435W x 271H x 442D mm); 17-1/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 17-3/8"D (with antenna up:17-1/8"W x 10-5/8"H x 17-3/8"D)

Amplifier Section

Channel 11.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
High Slew Rate Amplifier Yes