The new Yamaha RX-A1070 is now available from S&I

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver


Successor to What Hi-Fi's "Best home cinema amplifier £1000-£2000" 2016-2017

Enjoy immersive multi-channel sound with the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It delivers up to 110W of power per channel at 8 Ohms and features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility for object-based audio support. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay support allows the receiver to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets, while Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer helps to deliver optimized sound quality.

Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows the RX-A1070 to access a variety of Internet-based music sources like Pandora and Spotify. It also supports DLNA content sharing when paired with your similarly equipped network-connected devices such as your computer. As an added convenience, you can download the free Yamaha AV Controller app to control the receiver from your Android or iOS devices.

With eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, this receiver can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through 4K video signals and upscale non-UHD signals to near-4K quality for enhanced viewing of lower-resolution sources when paired with a 4K display. The receiver also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives. YPAO multipoint sound optimization will calibrate the receiver to your speakers and room setup for a tailored listening experience.

Product Highlights
  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ with CINEMA DSP HD3
  • CINEMA DSP HD3 with Rear VPS (Virtual Presence Speaker)
  • New CINEMA DSP Programme: Enhanced
  • 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
  • Symmetrical power amp layout, H-shape cross member frame and rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
  • Professional quality digital audio by ESS DAC
  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 110 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • --- 165 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • --- 170 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% 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
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
  • 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. sound optimisation with 64-bit precision EQ calculation and multi-point measurement
  • YPAO Volume to ensure natural sounds even at low volume
  • HDMI Zone Switching allows different HD audio / video sources playback in different rooms
  • Detachable AC power cord for easier installation

S&I Verdict - The new Yamaha RX-A1070, high-end 7.2-channel receiver with it’s incredible audio capabilities and extensive video functionality is most certainly impressive. Audio excellence is assured! You won't be disappointed!