Yamaha AVENTAGE 2015 AV receiver lineup

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Yamaha have just introduced their 2015 lineup of AVENTAGE AV receivers a month or so before we expected them. We’re used to getting products in South Africa much later than the rest of the world, so this comes a pleasant surprise for our customers. So we’ve taken the highlights of the new models are condensed them into this article.

Starting with the RX-A840 – this is a 7.2-channel AVENTAGE AV receiver with Wi-Fi built in. This network AV receiver focuses on superior audio and video quality and features the latest HDMI version with 4K Ultra HD 50/60p support. It is rated at 110W (into 8ohms) and drives an additional pair of speakers in a second zone. On the network side, it features AirPlay®, built-in Spotify, Pandora and Rhapsody. YPAO™ Volume, 17 DSP programs and 3D support come standard. It has 8 HDMI inputs (including 1 in the front) and dual HDMI outputs (simultaneous output) to connect to a projector and flatscreen. It also features 192/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels to support the latest high-resolution file formats.

The step up to the RX-A1040 gives you all of the features of the RX-A840 but offers improvements in the following key areas. Power output is increased to 120W (into 8ohms, 0.9% THD) and higher quality audio DAC’s are used for an improved audio experience. The second HDMI ouput is now assignable for the second zone output and there is the inclusion of an optical digital input on the front panel. There are more connectivity options including additional analog inputs, an additional 12v trigger and analog video outputs for the second zone.


Then stepping up to the RX-A2040 takes you up to a 9.2 channel receiver offering 155W of power (into 8ohm, 0.9% THD) and now 23 DSP programs, a high resolution music enhancer and dual ESS Technology ES9006 Sabre audio DAC’s. It also features advanced Video adjustments. It features zone 2 and zone 3 powered speakers with HDMI for the second zone and audio pre-outs for audio in the 3rd zone. This is a true-all rounder.


Then right to the top-of-the-range RX-A3040, this beast of a receiver features a full 11.2 channel processor with power delivery to it’s 9 channels of 165W to drive even the most demanding loudspeakers. It features even further improved sound optimization and the best quality ESS DAC’s for the very best sound reproduction, worthy of its AVENTAGE badge. Build-quality is second to none and is sure to become one of our very best sellers.

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