The Yamaha RX-A830 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver and the Deadbolt Banana Plugs, 12-pair, By Sewell Direct were purchased from Amazon U.S., with the package being redirected to Brazil by Shipito. This is the 16th time I use the great services Shipito, Browse other purchases.
Last year I got a Yamaha RX-V675 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with Airplay, which also I have spoken here. I was pretty satisfied with it, But last January an electrical discharge over detonating inputs / HDMI outputs the same, and possibly other parts. Apparently the discharge came by the antennas of VHF and UHF. He passed through the booster and came to the FM input of receiver. From there the discharge was via HDMI to my Playstation 3, who also lost the video outputs. All other equipment were unharmed, including TVs also receiving the antenna signal.
O Playstation 3 It was repaired at a local electronics, specializes in consoles, by R 280,00. The card with the video outputs was replaced. As a Playstation 3 new costs about 3 times more expensive than that in Brazil, just paying off. Pay even more to continue with my Playstation 3, model “fat” from 2009. Although it was more and more noisy Gastao, he most stylish think “super slim”. Furthermore, or mechanism “swallow” the disks “fat” It is much more elegant than the manual tray “super slim”.
I also learned my lesson and put a Clamper Multi Protection to protect all my room equipment, So download via rede elétrica quanto download via antenna. In my breaker box also I put a pair of VCL Slim Classe II, one to protect each phase, which should protect other equipment of the house. Por fim, I put a Clamper Tel para proteger o modem ADSL, because in February I also lost an ADSL modem, apparently with a discharge via telephone line. And thinking now, It remains to protect the Sky antenna, I will add one Cape clamper in my shopping list.
Regarding Yamaha RX-V675, there is no authorized service provider Yamaha in my city. The nearest there is more than 1 hour's drive. I thought I'd send by mail, but in addition to the high cost of round-trip freight and back, I fear that such a repair would not look cheap. If it were to source, a good coach in electronics fix it without major problems, but when dealing with HDMI boards, the way is usually replace the entire board, as do most service center authorized today, mere piece exchangers. Spare parts, even in authorized Yamaha, They must be imported. Slow to arrive and are probably taxed by our dear IRS which taxes and fines to donations received by astronomy clubs that Brasilzão PT. Add also the real plummeting against the US dollar. With all of that is not at all cheap fix a receiver, kick that would not leave for less than £ 1.000,00. I got to call some technical assistance authorized, I spoke with a former authorized to quit because of the difficulty in obtaining spare parts for Yamaha, but he said I should not let anyone unauthorized move because they could not fix and probably even more spoil. After I spoke to an authorized confirmed that he would need to review the budget, but the procedure is actually going exchanging imported and expensive pieces, and that the budget would only be for the day due to the exchange rate. He said that depending on the “age” from the receiver Does not Pay. So I gave up temporarily. The RX-V675 still there waiting some more viable solution, or Garbage Truck.
Weighing the pros and cons, I decided to present me with a new receiver months later. Initially I considered to another RX-V675, but I thought it would be worth enjoy “tragedy” to make a upgrade, and so I opted for Yamaha RX-A830 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver, costing only $ 100,00 the most at the time. The RX-A830 It is already a model of Aventage line, which is the top line of Yamaha, superior à RX-V.
The RX-A830 is also a receiver from 7.2 channels, and also allows to use a pair of boxes “presence”, above the front, which is the configuration I am using. Its highlight is the pass-through 4K with possibility upscale to from analog sources and HDMI. The figure below summarizes the possibilities for upscale to:
I still do not have TV 4K and probably will not have in the near future, then this feature did not have much relevance in my choice. So let's take a look at the list of key features of RX-A830 segundo a Yamaha:
- AVENTAGE AV receivers: Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance
- 7 channel powerful surround sound and full discrete amp configuration
110 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven)
100 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch driven)
- MHL® supports full HD video and audio from mobile phones and portable devices
- Network functions such as AirPlay®, Pandora®, Rhapsody® music streaming service and AV Controller App
- YPAO™ R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization with multi-point measurement
- HDMI®: 8 inputs (1 on front)/2 output with 3D and Audio Return Channel
- HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room
- Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
As I had mentioned, Aventage the line is higher. The potency, are 110W per channel, slightly higher than the 105W per channel RX-V675. The MHL I did not use because I do not have compatible devices. The network functionality is cool, I can listen to music directly from my Synology America DiskStation 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS214play) the network using DLNA. The mobile app is also interesting, it gives to control the unit from anywhere in the house. But all this I was already with the RX-V675.
New to Yamaha RX-A830, not absent RX-V675, It is to optimize the multi-point sound. This feature I quite liked, I can optimize the sound considering all the couch positions and not just a. Furthermore, making multiple measurements the result seems more accurate, even if they are all made from the same place. On RX-V675 I realized that optimizing several times without even changing the microphone place, the result was different.
Also caught my attention in Yamaha RX-A830 plenty of HDMI inputs, this rather a key factor in my decision. Are 8 HDMI inputs, It is a front and the other rear. On RX-V675 was six (a front), so that two of my sources were connected directly to the TV, with the sound being sent to the receiver via ARC. Now all my 7 sources are connected directly to RX-A830. They are: Blu-ray Player, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, WDTV Live, Zotac ZBOX ID83 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V Gigabit Ethernet Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOX-ID83-U), decodificador Sky e Framemeister XRGB Mini, which they are linked Atari 2600, Mega Drive and Super Nintendo.
Also I liked the availability of two HDMI outputs on Yamaha RX-A830. I not tested yet, but I intend to call the second exit at matriz HDMI, that in turn it is connected sua na Elgato - Game Capture HD60, which would allow me capture from any source without getting swapping cables. But maybe it's not such a good idea, pea Elgato It is connected to ZBOX and I need to see his screen to control the catch. Furthermore, the OSD information Yamaha RX-A830 They appear in recording. But, anyway, a second HDMI output is available if I want to make some use of it. I can even send the picture to another room, that is the function to which this second exit was originally created, a tal Zona 2.
Remember, the Yamaha RX-A830 It has a more friendly price because it is an older model. His replacement was launched in 2014 and it is Yamaha RX-A840BL 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver, whose price is somewhat saltier: US$ 849,95 versus US$ 499,95 from the Yamaha RX-A830, when I made the purchase. According to him FAQ da Yamaha, the differences / advantages of the newer model are:
1. Built in WiFi.
2. Apple Lossless audio playback.
3. 4k 50/60p pass through.
4. Easy Wi-Fi setup i.e. iOS Wi-Fi settings sharing, WPS etc.
5. Wireless Direct connects mobile devices directly w/out home network
6. Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
7. HTC Connect™ for music streaming from HTC Connect™ compatible smartphones.
8. Background Video feature for Radio/USB/NET/AUX inputs. RX-A830 has only Tuner and Network sources.
9. RX-A840 does not have a pre-set remote.
10. Enhanced Extra Bass: Enhances bass sound with small speakers.
Analyzing this list, WiFi for me is dispensable, since I already have wired Gigabit Ethernet in the room (see my switches). Apple Lossless? Nor I have anything in this format. 4k 50 / 60p will be interesting in the future, clear, but today, as I mentioned, I have no 4K TV. If you ever have a TV and have a source 4K 60p to enjoy it, still have the option to connect it directly to the TV and use the ARC to pass the sound to the receiver, then I do not think anything that is worth a difference of US $ 350,00 today. All other features seem to me also dispensable, the sixth and the eighth are the only ones I would use maybe. Ultimately, as did the purchase of RX-V675, to RX-A830 I opted again for the previous model to have a more affordable price.
In line with RX-A830, there are also the following models:
- Yamaha RX-A730 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network Aventage Audio Video Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A2030 9.2-Channel Network Aventage Audio Video Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A3030 9.2-Channel Network Aventage Audio Video Receiver
All are old models, and that their replacements are:
- Yamaha RX-A740BL 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A1040BL 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A2040BL 9.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver
- Yamaha RX-A3040BL 9.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver
In other words, there are options for various tastes and pockets, Being the case RX-A3040BL, we are talking about a $ equipment $1,999.95! Analyzing the various models, I think the RX-A830 is a cost / benefit really cool for $ 499,95. Here in BANANIA, the same RX-A830 It was found for about R $ 4.000,00 the famous auction site, which is more than double, even with the real as undervalued by the disastrous economic policy of PT.
Along with Yamaha RX-A830 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver also acquired the Deadbolt Banana Plugs, 12-pair, By Sewell Direct. With banana plugs it is much easier to connect and disconnect the speakers. It's something I definitely recommend it to anyone receiver compatible, to be the most.
Now it's just missing a set of best speakers to accompany the Yamaha RX-A830, because I'm still with my old Home Theater Onkyo HT-S5400. But I'm satisfied with the result, even because speakers are more difficult to bring the outside by weight account, and here in Brazil quality boxes are all extremely expensive, hard to find and taxes floods, like everything.
I made the purchase of two items in the Amazon with my delivery address Shipito no depósito do Oregon, to prevent the US state taxes in California and Nevada. When the package arrived in Shipito asked to reduce the size of the box to send via USPS, that despite slower it is somewhat cheaper than DHL. Furthermore, a Shipito now must declare the price of shipping in shipments via DHL, thanks to the Brazilian Revenue Service if you've been creating it. I said that they do fine until donations, nor? Then the USPS is the only viable way to not be taxed until the value of freight. Chosen mode USPS Priority as costume.
The application was done on days 15/04/2015. It was sent the next day and arrived at headquarters Shipito no Oregon no dia 21/04/2015, as shown in the very detailed tracking of UPS through the own website Amazon:
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:33 AM, Tualatin OR US||Delivered|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:22 AM, Tualatin OR US||Out for delivery|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:22 AM, Tualatin OR US||Package arrived at a carrier facility|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:53 AM, Portland OR US||Package has left the carrier facility|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:46 AM, Portland OR US||Package arrived at a carrier facility|
|Monday, April 20, 2015 9:23 PM, Hermiston OR US||Package has left the carrier facility|
|Monday, April 20, 2015 5:03 PM, Hermiston OR US||Package arrived at a carrier facility|
|Monday, April 20, 2015 9:18 AM, Twin Falls ID US||Package has left the carrier facility|
|Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:48 AM, Twin Falls ID US||Package arrived at a carrier facility|
|Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:39 AM, Salt Lake City UT US||Package has left the carrier facility|
|Friday, April 17, 2015 5:56 AM, Salt Lake City UT US||Package arrived at a carrier facility|
|Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:21 PM, Goodyear AZ US||Package has left the carrier facility|
|Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:13 PM, US||Package has left seller facility and is in transit to carrier|
And these are the tracking information in the section of Shipito to Brazil, with the package coming 12 calendar days:
|05/05/2015 15:44||AC [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|04/05/2015 10:34||AC [Removed]||Waiting withdrawal|
|03/05/2015 12:58||CTE CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD [Removed]|
|29/04/2015 20:12||CEINT RIO DE JANEIRO / Geara – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP|
|29/04/2015 20:10||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Awarded|
|Freed peels alfândega|
|29/04/2015 11:33||CEINT RIO DE JANEIRO / Geara – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – NOTE ISSUE-taxed Taxation / BR|
|29/04/2015 08:24||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|In transit to customs supervision – Customs supervision / BR|
|29/04/2015 08:23||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|25/04/2015 03:20||UNITED STATES||Awarded|
|Received the unit export|
|25/04/2015 03:20||UNITED STATES||Routed|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
|22/04/2015 16:28||UNITED STATES||Posted|
The summary of spending on Shipito:
|(Bank fee 4.3%)||($6.23)|
And the detail:
|Sender name:||repack of p|
|Package type (for Customs):||gift|
|Shipping method:||USPS Priority Mail|
|Mailout fee:||$11.00 (Large package (over 30lbs))|
These are the photos that Shipito took me and soon sent the package got there:
And the pictures I took when the package with Yamaha RX-A830 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver and the Deadbolt Banana Plugs, 12-pair, By Sewell Direct I arrived in my hands:
And the purchase summary table:
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Purchase Data:||15/04/2015 (Amazon)|
|Time in Transit:||
|Declared content:||Audio Receiver|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
And I'm ending here with a positive assessment to the Yamaha RX-A830 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver and for Deadbolt Banana Plugs, 12-pair, By Sewell Direct and another positive review for Amazon and the Shipito. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping.