With its powerful design, the A2A was made to deliver rock-solid, superior sound. This impressive AV receiver will completely transform your home cinema with professional-quality audio and video.
Dolby Atmos® with Height Virtualizer*
For those without in-ceiling or upward firing speakers in their system, Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization Technology simulates the Atmos experience with forward facing-drivers. Configure up to five speakers to replicate the effect of two in-ceiling speakers, or utilize all seven channels to simulate the powerful effect of four overhead speakers.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, delivering dramatic overhead effects for truly enveloping audio – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
*This function is available via future update.
DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all your favorite movies.
CINEMA DSP 3D for Movie, Music and Game
This unique Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology, was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing. Yamaha collected sound field data from famous concert halls and music clubs around the world, utilizing its wealth of experience in the fields of concert hall design, public address and mixing. By digitizing this vast trove of information and incorporating it into dedicated LSI devices, it effectively reproduces the spaces of concert halls and music clubs in your home. Immerse yourself in the astounding realism of your movies, and enter a world of profound theater sound.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Anti Resonance Technology Wedge
The Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the chassis unit base. 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 — providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction.
HDR10+ signals not only dynamic range (the ratio of light to dark) of video content on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, it also provides, in a small amount of metadata, the scene characteristics between bright and dark so that important detail can remain. This enables displays to reproduce images more realistically, adhering to the creator’s intent. *This function is available via future update.
4K/120Hz enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor sharp; allowing high-performance gaming, sport and action movies to benefit significantly.
*This function is available via future update.
Enhanced gaming and media features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. They include: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and detailed gameplay. Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank frames before content is displayed. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.
*This function is available via future update.
YPAO™-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)
YPAO™-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyses the room acoustics with the included YPAO™ microphone to tune your system for the ultimate sound in your specific room. It employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound.
Compatible with Wireless Rear Speaker
Combine this AV receiver with the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theatre with wireless surround sound. What’s more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into a special entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.
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 program, 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.
Easy Operation by MusicCast App
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the AVR and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices as well as full multi-room audio controls.
Voice Control(Alexa, Google Assistant)
Touch or voice control – the choice is yours. Intuitively control a single MusicCast product or an entire whole-of-home system with ease using Alexa or Google Assistant and hear your home come alive.
*Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant varies by region.
*A third party device is required to initiate voice commands.
AV Setup Guide App for Initial Setup
No worries, no confusion. Use this special app to receive expert set up assistance for your AV receiver and source devices. It even guides you through various other settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments.
Multi-room Audio – MusicCast
Imagine sharing all the music you love throughout the home – no matter the format. From your favorite vinyl to AirPlay®, Bluetooth® to music streaming services* and even sound from your TV, MusicCast has it covered.
Additionally, all MusicCast products are designed with sound quality at the front of mind. High-res formats including Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz, WAV, FLAC and FLAC or AIFF up to 192 kHz are supported.
Hey Siri. Play music in the kitchen and living room.
AirPlay 2 adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other streaming services to multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home. Easily control it from your iPhone or iPad, link it with a HomePod, or simply utilize voice control and ask Siri fto assist.
Explore a world of music with music streaming services* built-in. Synchronizing your playlists and tracks from your smart phone or computer to the AV receiver, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your favorites or discover new music.
*Music streaming service availability varies by region.
Unlock the full potential of your 4K content. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC – available in the industry-leading AV receivers from Yamaha.
eARC delivers full-resolution, multi-channel audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® through your existing HDMI connection, giving you the most realistic surround sound experience for immersing yourself in your favorite movies and moments.
Featuring Zone2 compatible speaker terminals, this system can send the same (or even different) AV contents playing in the main room for playing in another room. For example, if you’ve got speakers installed in your bedroom or kitchen, you can go to that other room and enjoy listening to the same or different main room content.
This AV receiver provides dedicated phono input terminals, letting you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl collection.
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 125 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): 150 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
High Slew Rate: Yes
Surround Sound Processing
CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
DSP Programs: 17
Dialogue 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 Atmos: Yes
Dolby TrueHD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
Dolby Surround: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
File Format: MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Pure Direct: Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth®)
YPAO sound optimization: Yes (R.S.C)
YPAO Volume: Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
Bi-amp capability: Yes
Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
DA Converter: 384 kHz / 32-bit BurrBrown PCM5102A
HDMI eARC: Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
HDMI Pass-through: 8K60B, 4K120AB (via future update)*HDMI 1-3
HDMI Up-scaling: Yes up to 4K
4K Support: 4K@60 / 4k@120AB
HDR Support: HDR10/HDR10+/Dolby Vision/HLG
HDMI 2.1 Features: VRR/QMS/ALLM/QFT
MusicCast Surround: Yes
MusicCast Multi-room: Yes
HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 1
HDMI CEC: Yes
USB Input: Yes
Network Port: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
Front AV Input: USB
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 1 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 1 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 / 0
Phono Input: Yes
Headphone Output: 1
Streaming Services: Spotify/Tidal/Deezer/Amazon Music/Net Radio
Voice Control Services: Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant
Network Control Protocol: YXC (MC Control)
3rd Party Control (With Drivers): Control 4/RTI/ELAN
OSD/GUI: OSD (Overlay)
YPAO Automatic Calibration: Yes (R.S.C/Multi-Point)
Radio Tuner: DAB+/FM
On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE (8 sets)
App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control: Yes
Remote Control Unit: Yes
Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout
Powered Zone: Zone 2
+12V Trigger Output: 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
Party Mode: Yes
Standby Power Consumption (IR only): 0.1 W
Auto Power Standby: Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 171 x 372 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 245 x 372 mm)
Weight: 10.2 kg