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Yamaha RX-A850

Yamaha RX-A850
alaScore 91

47 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Yamaha RX-A850. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-A850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Yamaha RX-A850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size.

usability, design, price, reliability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-A850 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Black)Yamaha RX-A850 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Black)

Dec, 2018

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Yamaha RX-A850 review


Best home cinema amp £700-£1000, Awards 2015. An entertaining home cinema receiver with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Powerful, precise sound ; Plenty of features ; Good app ; Good looks

Nothing at this price

Power, agility and great features – this new Yamaha is a machine that should be taken very seriously

Oct, 2015

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good receiver, easy to set up


I had a Yamaha 773 that died, I tried a Pioneer but found it was not easy to set up and I could not get the wifi to work, so I went back to Yamaha, it was easy to set up since I had a Yamaha before, the remote is the same for the new and older model....

Mar, 2016

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fantastic receiver


Best upscaling to 1080p I have ever used! The dsp options are numerous and having two subs along with my 7 other speakers has put my home entertainment into the next level. Just watched some of my Transformer, Dark Knight and Matrix through this Yamaha...

Feb, 2016

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Great Sound and Simple Use


This receiver sounded better right out of the box than the Onkyo it substituted did after hours of setup. I am not an advanced user, but I can work my work around the settings. What I like the most is the ease of use of the on-screen interface and of...

Feb, 2016

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works as described


My biggest complaint is the owner's manual. It needs to be a printed copy enclosed with the item.

Feb, 2016

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Solid choice


I have been using it for 2 months now and i like it. . Pros - Being able to use iphones and ipads as smart remote controls is awesome. Cons - Bluetooth is only receiver so don't plan on using with wireless headphones, not that other receivers can do...

Feb, 2016

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Good overall receiver for the price


Good product from a 15 year old Sony. The modern features like Bluetooth, wifi, and video upgrades are nice. Also seems to output a good signal to my speakers. Wish that there was a way to 1) watch the tv signal while listening to the Internet or cd,...

Feb, 2016

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Clean sound


Very powerful amp drives two zones with ease. Tuner sensitivity is very good. Sound is clean as it should be.

Feb, 2016

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Excellent Receiver A+


This receiver was the best purchase for my surroundsound, the dual HDMI out is the greatest for controlling two TVs. I love the dual zone for music while hanging out in the backyard and especially when having family over for parties. After hooking it...

Feb, 2016

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good unit for the price


This unit works really well. The only reason i did not give it 5 stars is the input 1 slot seems to have issues. The picture along with the sound cut out when the cord is in the input 1 slot, it works great with the input 2 slot.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):195
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):130
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):160
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.09

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.1


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:5
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:8
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
Remote (IR) input:1
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
HDMI out:2
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:1

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (standby):0.1


Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic II,Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic IIx,Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Auto standby:Y
Bi-amping: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD
Color of product:Black / Titanium
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions