Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz when RX-A1070BL has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.06%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit for AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Both the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the RX-A1070BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, and the RX-A1070BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the RX-A1070BL - Amazon Alexa. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and RX-A1070BL can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 price