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Yamaha RX-A1040 Receiver

110W x 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver

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The Yamaha RX-A1040 Aventage 7.2-channel receiver has built in Wi-Fi and a high-grade audio design. The RX-A1040 includes the ESS Technology ES9006 SABRE Premier Audio DAC and uses a symmetrical power amp design with a rigid chassis. It also features HDMI zone switching, the latest version HDMI inputs, 4K Ultra HD upscaling, and AV Controller App support.

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 harmonizing 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.

The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog 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.

Overview

  • Symmetrical power amp layout and rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
  • Professional quality digital audio by ESS Technology ES9006 SABRE Premier Audio DAC
  • 110 W x 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • YPAO - R.S.C. with multipoint measurement
  • HDMI zone switching allows different HD audio/video sources playback in different rooms
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App

Sound Tuning Achieved with High Quality Parts for Optimum Performance

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For Aventage models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound.

Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality

The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge (A.R.T. Wedge) is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heatsinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits

All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum 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.

Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout

This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. 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 maximizes channel separation but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide open sound stage.

Network Functions

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 a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones/tablets.

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 the AV Controller App's Music Play feature, AirPlay, etc., but also control your receiver using the AV Controller App.

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 theater 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.

HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming 

HTC Connect lets you stream music to your AV receiver wirelessly. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into your HTC phone. Simply swiping the HTC phone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's local music sources or third party music sources.

MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support for High Quality Video and Audio

MHL provides easy, direct connection of compatible mobile phones and this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multichannel audio from the phones is supported. The receiver also charges the connected phone. Play, stop and other basic operations can be controlled from the remote control.

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 personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music. 

The Spotify app and premium account are required. Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha home entertainment system for 30 days. http://spotify.com/yamaha.

USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

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 FLAC/WAV/Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality from a Blu-ray Disc and other types of high resolution sources.

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.

4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling, the Latest HDMI Version

This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K Ultra HD video image pass-through. It also can perform 4K Ultra HD upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats. The latest version of HDMI supports 4K Ultra HD 50/60p input for expanding super high definition resolution 4K Ultra HD broadcasting.

Support for HDMI 2.0 Specification

This model will support HDMI 2.0 connectivity. It supports 4K Ultra HD 50 Hz/60 Hz signal pass-through to output motion-smooth high definition videos. It also supports RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 as well as YCbCr 4:2:0 video signal for more vibrant and lifelike images. 

*Firmware update will be available to support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2.

YPAO - R.S.C. with Multipoint Measurement

YPAO - Reflected Sound Control analyzes 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 Normalization, 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 optimized to your system settings and listening environment.

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 Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Professional Quality Digital Audio by ESS Technology DAC

Incorporating the ESS Technology ES9006 SABRE Premier Audio DAC to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio.

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.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a center speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localization. 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.

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 three-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjusent for Natural Dialogue and Vocals

Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed Virtual Dialogue Lift achieves Dialogue Lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjusent lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

Yamaha’s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localization 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.

HDMI Zone Switching Allows Different HD Audio/Video Sources Playback in Different Rooms

HDMI zone switching offers the ability to individually select and send HD video programs to two separate zones. Watch a Blu-ray Disc movie in the Main Zone while an HD cable TV broadcast plays in another room (Zone 2).

Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver — one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android device. You can also use in as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available. 

DSP Parameter Adjusent for Easy and Detailed Setting

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to 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 adjusents you want to do.

Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS

The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI and even from the AV Controller App.

Advanced Multilingual GUI On-screen Display

Yamaha’s latest graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and 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.

ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent*

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

* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off 

Specifications

Amplifier Section

  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 7 x 120 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 110 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 135 / 165 / 210 / 280 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Dialog Level Adjusent
  • Virtual Presence Speaker
  • Dialogue Lift (no presence speakers required)
  • SILENT CINEMA
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • DTS-HD Master Audio

Audio Features

  • Pure Direct (with video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • YPAO sound optimization (multipoint)
  • YPAO Volume
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
  • A.R.T. Wedge
  • Bi-amp capability
  • Audio Delay (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels (ESS Technology ES9006 SABRE Premier Audio DAC)

Video Features

  • HDMI 2.0 Spec Support
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling (50/60p)
  • HDMI 3D pass-through
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI upscaling (analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync

Connectivity

  • MHL Support
  • Wi-Fi (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay
  • DC Out
  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (1 front) / 2 (assignable for zone)
  • HDMI CEC (SCENE, device control)
  • Network Port (AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, DLNA 1.5, vTuner)
  • USB Input: iPod / iPhone / iPad, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
  • Front AV Input: HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 3 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 10 (1 front) / 1
  • Phono Input
  • Component Video Input/Output: 3 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (1 front) / 2
  • Multi-Channel Input: 8-ch
  • Preout: 7.2-ch
  • Headphone Output

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner
  • HD Radio Compatibility

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Graphical user interface
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • App Control (iPhone / iPad, Android phone / tablet, Kindle Fire)
  • Web Browser Control
  • Remote Control Unit

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: Line output / HDMI
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2
  • Zone Video Output: HDMI / Component / Composite
  • Zone HDMI (HDMI zone switching)
  • Zone B Video Output: HDMI
  • RS-232C Interface
  • +12V Trigger Output (2)
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
  • Party Mode

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby
  • ECO mode
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8” x 7-1/8” x 17” (with antenna: 17-1/8” x 9-1/2” x 17-1/4”)
  • Weight: 32.8 lbs.


Specifications

HDMI Inputs 8
HDMI Outputs 2
MHL Support Yes
Component Video Inputs 3
Component Video Outputs 1
4K Support Yes
4K Upconversion Yes
HDMI Video Processing Yes
HDMI Standby Passthrough Yes, switching
Video Processor Not specified
Channels 7.2
Watts Per Channel 110W
Zone 2 Yes
Zone 3 No
Zone 4 No
Powered 2nd Zone Yes
HDMI 2nd Zone Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
Optical Digital Inputs 3
Multi-channel Pre-amp Input Yes
Multi-channel Pre-amp Output Yes
Multi-channel Pre-Amp Output Yes
Bi-amp Mode Yes
Phono Input Yes
Audyssey YPAO
Audio Delay 0-500 ms
FLAC Support Yes
Zone 2 DAC No
D/A Conversion ES9006 SABRE
DLNA Certified Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Sirius XM Yes
Rhapsody Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Networking Yes
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth No
USB Front/Rear 1/1
Trigger Out Yes
12V Triggers 2
Remote Loop Yes
Smartphone App iOS/Android
Power Cable IEC Detached
RS-232 Port Yes
THX Certified No
Width (inches) 17.1"
Height (inches) 7.1"
Depth (inches) 17"
Weight (lbs) 33.3 lbs

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