7.2-channel AVENTAGE AV receiver that combines high power with a huge range of great features.
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
AVENTAGE AV receivers: Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance
Aluminium front panel offers visual and aural benefits
Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge helps to ensure that vibrations do not affect sound quality
Advanced design feet enhance strength and vibration resistance
MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
7-channel powerful surround sound
— 100 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
— 160 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
— 160 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
AirPlay®, Spotify®*, Pandora®*, Napster®*, Tidal*, Deezer*, Qobuz*, JUKE* music streaming service
*Music service availability varies by region.
DAB / DAB+ tuner for enjoying high quality digital radio broadcasts
DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
HDMI® (8 in / 2 out) with 4K Ultra HD full support, HDR Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020
HDMI input on front panel, Front panel USB digital connection for USB flash drives
YPAO™ R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimisation with multi-point measurement
YPAO Volume to ensure natural sounds even at low volume
Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
Advanced GUI on-screen display with (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
Zone Extra Bass and Zone Volume Equalizer (Zone 2)
Versatile Zone control such as Zone mono, Zone volume, Zone tone controls, etc. and Party mode
Phono input for vinyl playback
Detachable AC power cord for easier installtion
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 160 W (4 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 (3D)
DSP Programs: 17
Dialog Level Adjustment
Virtual Presence Speaker
Virtual Surround Back Speaker
Dialogue Lift (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
Pure Direct (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth®)
YPAO multi-point measurement (R.S.C)
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audio Delay (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels (Burr-Brown)
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return Channel
HDMI upscaling (Analogue to HDM® / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync
HDMI Input/Output: 8 / 2 (HDCP2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input: USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Wi-Fi (with Wireless Direct)
Bluetooth (SBC / AAC)
Front AV Input : HDMI / USB / Mini Jack
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 0
Component Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
Composite Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
Headphone Output: 1
FM/AM Tuner (FM only)
On-screen display: Graphical User Inter face
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
App Control (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control
Remote Control Unit
Zone 2 Audio Output: Line output
Powered Zone : Zone 2
Zone B Output (HDMI)
+12V Trigger Output: 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 171 x 382 mm (with antenna: 435 x 234 x 382 mm);
Weight: 10.5 kg;
Enter a New World of Sound with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™
These sound technologies transport you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. These sound technologies allow for music, people and objects to come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.
Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos Playback
Yamaha provide multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.
Furthermore YPAO™ R.S.C. which optimises the listening environment and fundamental high quality audio design takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localisation capability of Dolby Atmos.
The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance
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 harmonising 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.
Anti Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality
The Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the centre 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.
Advanced Design Feet Enhance Strength and Vibration Resistance
The feet of the RX-A870 feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilises two different kinds of interior ribs — straight and curved — to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration. The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid- and high-range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction.
Aluminium Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits
All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminium front panel and silky touch volume / selector knobs. The aluminium 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.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player connected to the RX-A870. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The RX-A870 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A870 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K / 60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video Including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020 Pass-through
This AV receiver completely supports with latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation.
*Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma will be available via future firmware update.
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App’s Music Play feature, iOS’s AirPlay® etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.
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®*, Napster®*, SiriusXM*, Tidal*, Deezer*, Qobuz*, JUKE* 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.
*Music service availability varies by region.
Enjoy Digital Radio from DAB / DAB+ Tuner
DAB and the improved DAB+ version is Digital Audio Broadcasting that offers a large selection of radio stations with high sound quality. Other benefits include automatic tuning to available stations with a list to choose from, and display of information such as station name and music genre. The RX-A870 lets you preset 40 DAB / DAB+ stations.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23 different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha’s original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.
AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch®, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver’s on-screen display.
*Some models don’t support album art display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you’ve got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What’s more, when you’ve been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.
*Spotify service availability depends on regions.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high resolution audio codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network content.
Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption*
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.
*Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.
Phono Input for Vinyl Playback
This AV receiver provides Phono input terminals. Connect a turntable and you can enjoy music from your vinyl collection.
Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimise distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analogue circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks 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.
Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound 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.
AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier
AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.
Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display
Yamaha’ s latest Graphical User Interface has a high resolution display for characters, icons and images, with clear, easy-to-use menus. It also includes a selectable Status Bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
SCENE Buttons with the Ability to Preset Songs and Stations
There are four SCENE buttons. You can preset them for different inputs, as well as a sound field programme, Music Enhancer, HDMI output and more. The inputs can be set to specific sources, such as an FM or Internet radio station, a station on a streaming service, a USB device or a song on a PC or NAS (network). Once you have set the buttons, simply press one on the main unit or the remote control to power on the receiver and hear your desired music. The buttons can be re-set at any time.
YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimisation with Multi-Point Measurement
YPAO-R.S.C. analyses room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalisation, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume
Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker
The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 7-channel surround sound filled with realism, from only two front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localisation. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You’ll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.
Zone Extra Bass for More Powerful Bass Sound in Another Room (Zone 2)
Use the Extra Bass feature to amplify bass tones, not just in your main room but also on system in other room (Zones 2). Even with compact or in-wall speakers which typically lack bass, you’ll hear all your sources with powerful bass sound.
Zone Volume Equalizer for Optimum Sound Balance in Another Room (Zone 2)
Automatically adjusts bass and treble balance to match the volume on system in other rooms (Zone 2). Enjoy movies and music with a natural sound quality balance even at low volumes.
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable Auto Power Standby
Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
With an advanced energy saving design, this AV receiver achieves a low power consumption of not more than two watts when in Network Standby mode.