Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

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Yamaha RX-A1070BL
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What is better - Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Yamaha RX-A2070?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A1070BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, while the RX-A2070 has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.06%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-A1070BL and Yamaha RX-A2070 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-A1070BL and the RX-A2070. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/2.Yamaha RX-A1070BL connectionsYamaha RX-A2070 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the RX-A2070. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-A1070BL has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-A2070, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the RX-A1070BL where 2 Multi zones is provided, the RX-A2070 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL and the Yamaha RX-A2070 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Yamaha RX-A2070

Model

RX-A1070BL
RX-A2070

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

0
37

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 192 KHz/24-bit
ESS 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM, DAB

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
3

Coaxial digital input

3
3

Composite input

3
4

Component input/output

2/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
490

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 24.7 x 44/17 x 9.4 x 17.2
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
17/37.5
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Yamaha RX-A2070
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Yamaha RX-A2070

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  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL
  • 8.5Yamaha RX-A2070

The Yamaha RX-A2070 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A2070 price

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