Yamaha RX-A4A vs Sony STR-AN1000 review

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Yamaha RX-A4A vs Sony STR-AN1000 review

Yamaha RX-A4A
Sony STR-AN1000

The Yamaha RX-A4A vs Sony STR-AN1000 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.


Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then RX-A4A has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 when STR-AN1000 has a power of 165/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A4A but 0.09% for the STR-AN1000.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-A4A and 192 KHz/32-bit for the STR-AN1000. Both the RX-A4A and the STR-AN1000 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 Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-A4A can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, and the STR-AN1000 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz 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.

Extensive connections

The Yamaha RX-A4A has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STR-AN1000.Yamaha RX-A4A connectionsSony STR-AN1000 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. 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 2.3. The RX-A4A has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The RX-A4A supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the STR-AN1000. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-A4A and STR-AN1000 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Yamaha RX-A4A
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