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Yamaha RX-A870 AV Receiver + MusicCast


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This 7.2 channel AV receiver fuses huge power with the latest features, within a sleek design. An entry-level model in the Aventage family which is anything but in its audio visual performance.

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Warranty length 3 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs

Amplifier Section
- Channel: 7.2
- Rated Output: (1kHz) 160W (4Ω, 0.9%)
- Rated Output: (20Hz-20kHz) 100W (8Ω, 0.06%)
- Max Output: (1kHz, 1ch) 160W (8Ω, 10% THD)
- Power/Channel: (8/6/4/2Ω) 130/170/195/240W

Surround Sound Processing
- Cinema DSP: 3D
- DSP Programs: 17
- Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
- Virtual Speaker: Presence/Surround back
- Dialogue Lift: Yes
- DSP: Virtual Cinema Front
- Dolby: Atmos, TrueHD, Digital+, Surround
- DTS: X, HD Master Audio

Audio Features
- Pure Direct: Video on mode
- Compressed Music: Yes
- YPAO Volume: Yes
- Dynamic Range Control: Adaptive
- Volume Setting: Initial + Max
- A.R.T Wedge: Yes
- Amplifier: Bi-amp capability
- Audio Delay: 0-500 ms
- DAC: Burr Brown 192kHz/24bit

Video Features
- Passthrough: 4K 60p 4:4:4
- HDMI: 3D passthrough
- HDMI Audio Return: Yes
- Upscale: Analog-HDMI / HDMI-HDMI
- Deep Color/x.v.Color: 24Hz
- Refresh Rate/Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

- HDMI: 8/2 (HDCP2.2/HDR10/HLG/BT.2020)
- HDMI CEC: SCENE, Device Control
- USB: Memory, PAP
- Network Port: Yes
- WiFi/Airplay: Wireless Direct
- Bluetooth: SBC/AAC
- Front: HDMI/ USB/ Mini Jack
- Digital In: 2 x Optical, 2 x Coaxial
- Analog In/Out: 5 (Front 1)/ 0
- Phono Input: Yes
- Component Vid: 1 in/ 0 out
- Composite Video: 1 in / 0 out
- Preout: 7.2 ch
- Headphone Output: 1
- Tuner: FM only + DAB

User Interface
- On-screen Display: Graphical User Interface
- SCENE: SCENE PLUS (4 sets)
- iPhone/Android app, Tablet, web browser
- Remote Control: Yes (Preset)

Zone Control
- Zone 2 Audio: Line Output
- Powered Zone: Zone 2
- Zone B Output: HDMI
- RS-232C Interface: Yes
- +12V Trigger Output: 1
- Remote (IR) In/Out: 1 / 1
- Party Mode: Yes

- Standby Power Consumption: ≤0.1W
- Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 171 x 382mm
- Weight: 10.5 Kg

Product Description

Yamaha RX-A870 AV Receiver + MusicCast is a 7.2 channel AVENTAGE AV receiver that seamlessly fuses a sleek aesthetic with huge power and an array of entertainment features.


MusicCast is a truly revolutionary step in the world of network audio. You can control it all from app and use all your MusicCast products together or separately. It is simple and quick to use thanks to its intuitive design. You can mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as and when you want, whether you use an AV Receiver, a wireless speaker, a soundbar or HiFi audio. Entirely up to you, the MusicCast system from Yamaha liberates your music.

Anti-Resonance Technology

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.

Enhanced Strength

The feet of the RX-A870 showcase a new, high-density structure which uses straight and curved interior ribs to improve strength and damping performance. External vibration is practically eliminated by the dispersion of chassis resonance and installation stability is enhanced. The low-range response is improved, while resonance surges in the mid- and high-range are minimised, providing you with lively sound and precise, accurate reproduction.

Dolby Atmos and DTS-X Playback

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.

Aventage AV Receivers

Based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources, rx-a870 expertly harmonises traditional and advanced technologies resulting in the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound. The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame.

This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximises channel separation, but also greatly improves the signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.

Bluetooth Compatible

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. 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

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. 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.

Easy Network Connection

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.

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. rx-a870 lets you preset 40 DAB/+ stations.

Total Purity Concept

The Total Purity Concept encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Yamaha Video Processing

Yamaha’s high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content.

Virtual Presence 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.

Extra Bass

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.

Advanced HDMI Zone Switching

While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programmes to the main and second zones, Yamaha’s Advanced HDMI Zone Switching adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in either zone. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy from the second zone no matter what is being played in the main zone.

Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 9.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 9.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. There’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver.

ECO mode

Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

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