Yamaha Aventage RX-A880 7.2 channel 4K A/V Receiver (2018 model) review

6.83 Mixed Usages
Release year: 2018 Rating: 3.9

The Yamaha Aventage RX-A880 is a pretty great 7.2 channel 4K A/V receiver from 2018. It's a great pick for anyone who loves their audio and wants something strong but won't break the bank. This thing is perfect for medium-sized living spaces. It's got 7.2 channels, so you know it will make the sound in the room feel all around you. Whether you're super into movies or obsessed with music, the RX-A880 is here to be the most dependable heart of your home entertainment system without costing a fortune.


Our Verdict

The RX-A880 is pretty budget-friendly and does a solid job with its 7.2 channel setup for some awesome audio. It's got great connectivity and performs well, making it perfect for people who want quality without any limitations. But, if you're looking for a really immersive audio experience, you might be a bit disappointed because it doesn't have fancy stuff like Dolby Atmos. Also, gotta say, it's a pretty solid performer for the price. But, ya know, some folks might think it's not as fancy as those high-end models. Basically, the RX-A880 is a pretty good choice, giving you decent performance without breaking the bank.


  • Immersive 7.2 channel audio experience.
  • AVENTAGE build for durability.
  • 4K Ultra HD and HDR support.
  • MusicCast for multi-room audio.
  • YPAO room calibration for precise tuning.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • User-friendly graphical on-screen interface.
  • Excellent Yamaha sound quality.


  • Limited HDMI inputs for some setups.
  • Remote control could have more features.


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Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 100 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B


Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
RCA LIne Input: 7
RCA LIne Output: 2
RCA Pre-Outs: 7.2
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: 3
Optical Output: 1
Coaxial Inputs: 3
Multi-Channel Input: 1
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 7
HDMI Outputs: 2
8K Inputs: 1
Composite Video Input 3
Composite Video Output: 1
Component Video Input: 2
Component Video Output: 1
Front A/V Inputs: 1
Speaker A/B: 1


Maximum Channel Processing 7.2.
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Surround EX Yes
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS Neo Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement Yes
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer no presence speakers required
High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode N/A
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A


HDMI Version 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision N/A
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Yes
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A


Channels 7
Front Wide Channel Support Yes
Current Feedback Topology Yes
Discrete Amplification N/A
THX™ Certification Yes
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability Yes


Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes


Zones 2
Powered Zones Zone 2
Zone 2 Outs RCA Preout
Zone 3 Outs no
RS-232C Interface Yes
+12V Trigger Output 1


Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes


On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages 9
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP Yes
PreAmp Mode Yes
Display Yes
Remote Controller RAV570
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
LCD Display Yes
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant Yes


Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 670 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 160 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 250 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 200 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 130 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 100 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 160 W
Power Supply AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 670 W
No Sound Power 65 W
Standby Power 0.1 W


Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 171 x 382 mm (with antenna: 435 x 248 x 382 mm)
Weight 11 kg
Chassis H-shaped cross member frame and rigid bottom frame
Front Panel Aluminum
Speaker Terminals 9 (front, center, surround, surround back, bi-amp, presence)
Large Speaker Terminals 9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components Yes
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 2 years


THD digital 0.06% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Analog Distortion 0.06% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Phono Distortion 0.03% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV / 47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 3.5 mV / 47 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1 V / 470 Ω
Rated Output digital 2 V / 2.3 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 82 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) 100 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In) 10 Hz - 100 kHz, +1/-3 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω
Video Frequency Response 5 Hz - 10 MHz, -3 dB
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB 2.0 High Speed
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio 65 dB (mono), 64 dB (stereo)
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) 0.7% (mono), 1.0% (stereo)
AM Effective Sensitivity 300 µV/m
AM Frequency 531 kHz - 1,602 kHz
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Details Review


The RX-A880's design is just the right amount of simple and useful. People love how sleek and compact it is, especially if they have a limited amount of space. The front panel looks sleek with a basic display, and it blends in with any home style. The buttons are labeled well, so it's super easy to figure out how to use them. Setting it up and using it every day is a breeze.

The design is lovely and simple, but some people think it would be even better with fancier materials. They say the plastic feels a bit flimsy compared to more expensive options. Also, not having front HDMI inputs might be a hassle for people who often plug and unplug their devices.


Connectivity is one of the best things about the RX-A880. It's great for all kinds of home entertainment setups. This bad boy has 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, so you can hook up all your gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and streaming devices without any issues. With Zone 2 outputs, you can totally blast your tunes in another room, making your multi-room setup even more awesome.

The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stuff makes it easier to connect wirelessly, so you can stream stuff from devices that work with it. People love how easy it is to connect Bluetooth devices, giving you fast access to playing music.

Even though it usually works fine, some people say that sometimes the HDMI connection acts up and you have to fix it yourself to make it work properly. Not having HDMI 2.1 might bum out people who want to use the newest gaming consoles and devices with it. It won't be as future-proof in the fast-changing tech world.


The performance of the RX-A880 is really impressive. It gives you an awesome audio experience with its 7.2-channel setup. People really like how it can give you a clear and balanced sound, so movie nights and jam sessions are a lot of fun. The Cinema DSP 3D processing makes the audio sound super cool, making you feel like you're right in the middle of everything. It's like surround sound on steroids!

The YPAO room calibration system is pretty awesome; it customizes the audio to match the room's acoustics. This cool feature makes sure that no matter how big or small your room is, you'll get the best audio quality.

The RX-A880 is pretty impressive overall, but some users say it might have a hard time filling bigger rooms. They think it doesn't have enough power to give a truly immersive audio experience in large spaces. Also, if you're really into that whole home theatre thing and want a super immersive experience, you might be a bit bummed that they don't have fancy audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.

Where and When to Use

The RX-A880 is perfect for relaxing in medium-sized living spaces. With its 7.2 channels, it'll amp up the audio vibes. Whether you're throwing a movie night, a gaming session, or just jamming to tunes, this A/V receiver can handle it all. It's super affordable, which makes it a great choice for people who want a good balance of performance and price.

Compatible Devices

The RX-A880 is all about being compatible with lots of stuff. You can hook up your gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and streaming devices without any problems. Users love the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features because they make it super easy to connect wireless devices. Even though it doesn't have the newest HDMI 2.1 support, it's still flexible enough for people with lots of different home entertainment stuff.

Ease of Use

Setting up and using the RX-A880 is pretty easy, thanks to its user-friendly interface and clearly labeled buttons. The remote control that comes with it is awesome because it's super easy to use and feels really comfortable in your hand. You can easily find all the important buttons without any difficulty. The YPAO room calibration process is very simple to use; it basically walks you through the steps to make your audio sound awesome.

While it's generally easy to use, some people say it takes a bit of time to get the hang of it, especially if you're new to A/V receivers. Figuring out the fancy settings can be tough for beginners, so you might need to check the manual. Also, the menu system could use some improvements to make it easier to navigate quickly.


The RX-A880 is highly affordable, which is wonderful because it means more people can enjoy top-notch audio without breaking the bank. Although it doesn't have all the fancy features of more expensive models, it's a great choice for people on a budget because it offers a good performance for the price. Affordability is great for people who want to get into fancy audio stuff without spending a ton of money.


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