Craftsmanship in engineering design. The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
A firm foundation. The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.
Low jitter, high quality. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.
Shielded from noise. All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
Multiroom audio. MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.
MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth®sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.
Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from mobile devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.
In and out. The RX-A860 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A860 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the receiver and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.
Smarter connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.
Access more. This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify®, Pandora® or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)||110 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)||100 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)||160 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||130 / 170 / 195 / 240 W|
|Surround Sound Processing||CINEMA DSP||Yes (3D)|
|Dialog Level Adjustment||Yes|
|Virtual Presence Speaker||Yes|
|Virtual Surround Back Speaker||Yes|
|Dialogue Lift||Yes (no presence speakers required)|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Audio Features||Pure Direct||Yes (with video on mode)|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)|
|YPAO multi-point measurement||Yes (R.S.C)|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-500 ms)|
|192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels||Yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Video Features||4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling||Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)|
|HDMI 3D pass-through||Yes|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI upscaling||Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)|
|Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync||Yes|
|Extensive Connection||HDMI Input/Output||8 (HDMI® 1,2,3:HDCP2.2 compatible) / 2 (HDCP2.2 compatible)|
|HDMI CEC||Yes (SCENE, Device Control)|
|USB Input||USB Memory, Portable Audio Player|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Yes (with Wireless Direct)|
|Bluetooth||Yes (SBC / AAC)|
|Extensive Connection||Front AV Input||HDMI / USB / Analog Audio / Composite|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical||2 / 0|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial||2 / 0|
|Analog Audio Input/Output||6 (front 1) / 0|
|Component Video Input/Output||2 / 1|
|Composite Video Input/Output||5 (front 1) / 1|
|Tuner Section||FM/AM Tuner||Yes|
|User Interface||On-screen display||Graphical User Inter face|
|SCENE||SCENE (4 sets)|
|App Control||Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)|
|Web Browser Control||Yes|
|Remote Control Unit||Yes|
|Zone Control||Zone 2 Audio Output||Line output|
|Powered Zone||Zone 2|
|Zone B Output||Yes (HDMI)|
|+12V Trigger Output||1|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 1|
|General||Standby Power Consumption (IR only)||≤0.1W|
|Auto Power Standby||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 15” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-1/4” x 15”)|