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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver - RX-A1010

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110W x 7 RMS Output Power/ HDMI (V.1.4a With 3D And Audio Return Channel)/ YPAO Sound Optimization/ Analog And HDMI Upscaling To Full HD 1080p/ Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate And Auto Lip-Sync Compensation/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)/ DAC On Pure Ground Circuitry/ Discrete Amp Configuration/ Low Jitter PLL Circuitry/ HD Audio Decoding With CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP Programs)/ A.R.T. Wedge/ DLNA 1.5 Certified/ Adaptive DSP Level/ Bi-Amp Capability/ Black Finish
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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver, Model RXA1010BL

Features:

  • AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance
    The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique A.R.T. Wedge foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home
  • A.R.T. Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality
    The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers. This elimination or reduction of vibration provides an audible increase in sound quality throughout the AVENTAGE Series
  • Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits
    All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments
  • Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout
    This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage
  • High Quality Parts Allow Sound Tuning for Optimum Performance
    Each part inside of an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For the AVENTAGE models, extra time was spent to find and develop optimized parts, which were then extensively tested in prototype units. This testing process allowed our sound technicians to effectively “tune” the receiver’s sound to achieve the highest performance possible
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
    3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable
  • Analog and HDMI Video Upscaling to Full HD 1080p
    The RX-A1010 will upscale video signals up to 1080p. HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution can provide more detailed picture
  • High Quality Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing
    In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally
  • Network Functions
    The RX-A1010 provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius XM and Napster, and use a Web Browser Control. The AV Controller app lets you control various functions from your iPhone or iPad, etc
  • AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
    The AVENTAGE AV Receivers including the RX-A1010 let you use the Yamaha AV Controller app, a free download from the iTunes App Store to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone, iPad and other devices. An Android app will be available in the coming months
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
    A USB port on the front panel of the RX-A1010 allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone music playback functions
  • YPAO Sound Optimization with Multi-Point Measurement
    YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound from your listening position, and lets you set up to eight positions. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system
  • SCENE PLUS for Extra-convenience
    The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, on-screen GUI and even from the iPhone app
  • HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
    Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop
  • Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
    When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources
  • Advanced On-Screen GUI
    Yamaha’s latest Graphical User Interface (GUI) has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable Status Bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of six languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures
  • Intelligent Amp Assign
    Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver—one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier
  • HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
    CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers. The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
    Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others
  • Versatile Zone Control
    • Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
    • Zone 2 video assign (Component, S-Video, Composite)
    • System Backup / Recovery function
    • Multi-channel output in main Zone plus 2-channel HDMI output in a second Zone
    • Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
    • Party mode
  • Low Standby Power Consumption
    Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W (2W in HDMI Standby Through mode)
  • Eco-Friendly Design with Selectable Auto Power Down
    Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 4, 8 or 12 hours

Audio

  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
    • 110W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
    • 120W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties
  • Rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
  • DAC on Pure Ground circuitry
  • High speed thermal feedback power amplifier
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Detachable Power Cable for easier installation (also allows cable upgrade)
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
  • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for Surround Back - Front Presence or Zone 2

Video

  • 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs (simultaneous)
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
  • Multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection

Advanced

  • HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
  • DLNA 1.5 certified
  • HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
  • Flexibly assignable component video and optical/coaxial (except Video Aux) inputs allow a wide range of source components
  • iPod/iPhone compatibility with optional YDS-12 Universal Dock
  • iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel and on-screen display
  • Wireless connection for iPod/iPhone with optional YID-W10
  • Dialogue Lift
  • Preset remote unit
  • Background video feature (for tuner, Net, USB and SIRIUS Satellite Radio)

Surround Realism

  • Channel expandability with external amplifier (7-channel expandability, bi-amping)
  • Adaptive DSP Level

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Channel: 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 120W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 110W (8ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 135/165/210/280 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes
  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio

  • Pure Direct: Yes
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
  • Bi-amp capability: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-250 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video

  • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Component upconversion: Yes
  • HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (front 1) / 2 (Simultaneous)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device control)
  • USB Input: iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  • Network Port: Access to Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Napster and vTuner Internet Radio services. Also DLNA 1.5 and Win 7 Compatible.
  • Dock Port: 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10)
  • Front AV Input: HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 4 (front 1) / 1
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 10 (front 1) / 1
  • Multi-Channel Input: 8ch
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Component Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • S-Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout: 7.2ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes
  • HD Radio Compatibility: Yes
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Advanced Graphical User Interface with Status
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • iPhone App Control: Yes
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2
  • Zone Video Output: Component/S/Composite
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
  • Party Mode: Yes
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes

Power

  • Auto Power Down: Yes
  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): 0.3 W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • High: 7-1/8"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Deep: 17"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 33.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 40 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel110 W/channel
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Plus), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio (192khz); Dolby Digital Plus and dts-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Ethernet, USB
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, Digital Audio
THX CertificationNo
HDMI OutputsYes
USB PortsYes
Height7.125"
Width17.125"
Depth17"
Weight33.3 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (42)
  • Well built / quality (31)
  • Great sound quality (29)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Good power output (26)

Cons

  • Confusing / bad remote control (6)
  • Hard to set up (6)
  • Difficult to set up (3)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (35)
  • Upgrade (31)
  • Replacement (18)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (12)
  • Basic systems (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Movie enthusiast (20), Audiophile (15), Tech savvy (14), Casual user (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stellar for my minimalist needs

The Yamaha RX-A1020 has tons of cool network/ipad/music/zone/radio/file playing features, most of which I don't care about or use at all. My basic needs were:

1....Read complete review

The Yamaha RX-A1020 has tons of cool network/ipad/music/zone/radio/file playing features, most of which I don't care about or use at all. My basic needs were:

1. Being able to comfortably run 6 ohm speakers in a 5.1 configuration

2. Having excellent sound quality for both movies and music

3. Rock solid build quality

4. Having at least 6 HDMI inputs

5. Being as future-proof as possible so I won't have to upgrade any time soon

So, let's look at each item and see how it did:

1. Runs 4, 6, or 8 ohm speakers with no problem and no overheating.

2. After setting speaker impedance, running YPAO, setting all speakers to 'small', setting the sub crossover to 80Hz, using an SPL meter and Disney's WOW blu-ray to fine-tune speaker levels, and finally creeping the sub level up to match, it sounds incredible. Do not skimp on setup. Take your time. It will sound much better if you do the steps I listed.

3. Very happy with the unit's general build. Feels solid and weighty, which is what a quality receiver does. Seems like it would last a long time, physically.

4. There are 8 (eight) HDMI inputs. That should satisfy almost anyone. Plenty of room to grow. Also, tons of inputs for older components too (look at the photo of the back!)

5. The A1020 supports HDMI 1.4a and 4K upscaling. I don't specifically need these things right now, but they might look good in 5-10 years.

Bottom line: For my relatively simple needs, it is wonderful and absolutely worth the money. Most people will use more of the bells and whistles, but I can't comment on them.

Other thoughts and tips:

-I hate the way the remote is laid out, especially the volume up/down buttons being too high up and too small. There are also just too many buttons in general, which results in them being mostly tiny. With a little research, I discovered that the RX-A1010 remote, which is a lot better in my opinion, works 100% with this unit, and I purchased one for $35 new. The A1020 remote is in the drawer, probably forever.

-I wish it had a night mode. There is a DRC mode that is supposed to do the same thing, but I don't think it does what night does very well.

-I experimented with bi-amping my 5.1 setup. It raised the volume of the main speakers by only 0.6 db, and sounds the same otherwise. Don't expect anything from this feature.

-There are 5 different EQ modes. I recommend 'YPAO Flat' unless you are using a separate EQ, in which case you would choose 'Through.'

-Earlier, I mentioned that the last step in setup is to slowly bring up your sub level manually. That's because YPAO does a good job with the speakers, but seems to get everything with the sub wrong. The distance, the level, the crossover (it recommends 40 Hz after YPAO runs!) Adjust it yourself.

-I cannot stress this enough: assuming you have a powered subwoofer, set all your speakers to 'Small' after running YPAO. I don't care if they're big towers with multiple woofers. So are mine. Just do it. If you set them to 'Large' it may satisfy your macho speaker size ego of seeing the big graphics on the screen, but it will sound muddy in comparison. Let the sub do more of the work. It sounds much, much clearer.

-I was upgrading from a Yamaha HTR-6090. I went with Yamaha again because I had a very good experience last time (the 6090 is in my bedroom now.) All the same DSP modes from the old model were exactly the same on the A1020, which was great since I already had listening preferences established. The on-screen interface is worlds better, and the build/sound quality is improved as well.

Equipment used to help review the RX-A1020:

Oppo BDP-103 blu-ray player | Samsung HL61A750 HDTV | Paradigm Monitor 11v7 L/R | Paradigm Monitor Center 3v7 C | Paradigm Monitor Surround 3v7 LS/RS | Klipsch SW-350 sub | Monoprice HDMI cables | Mini Digital Sound Level Meter | Disney's WOW blu-ray

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Windows 7 / Media player problmes

This unit will not play music from a windows 7 / media player 12 pc. Tech support has told me there are not issues with the current version of the firmware. However my Sony...Read complete review

This unit will not play music from a windows 7 / media player 12 pc. Tech support has told me there are not issues with the current version of the firmware. However my Sony Bravia TV and DVD player can play music from my Windows 7 pc. I get no content from the RX-A1010 when trying to play music. Do not buy this product if you want to play MP3 music from your pc.

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5.0

Awesome Amp At Fair Price

By Southjerseycat

from Forked River, NJ

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Music junkie, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Awesome Sound Quality
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exterior Speaker Capable
    • Home Theater
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
    • Turntable

    Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

    Most awesome receiver I have owned. Owned Yamaha before, but this one smoked the last one. The fidelity of running my Stanton Turntable is amazing. The home theatre decoder is brilliant. I LOVE being able to turn it on and control it with my Galaxy S3. Couldn't be happier. Nothing like sitting outside in the back yard and listen to Sirius through my BOSE outdoor speakers and be able to turn the system on/off and adjust volume through my phone. The whole system is well thought out.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome HT Receiver

    By HT tri guy

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

      This is the latest addition when upgrading my HT system. I've had 3 Yamaha receivers dating back 20 years and all still work and sound great. I only watch movies or sports events in my dedicated HT, but I have to say this receiver made a difference - even when upgrading from my 4-year old Yamaha. Great line!

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      5.0

      Awesome Unit, Many Inputs/Outputs Sound

      By AutoTreasures

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Gaming, Movie Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lots Of Optionsinputs

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

        This is an Awesome sound system. It has a lot of choices of inputs and outputs. Has really good sound quality. Had the Onkyo 7.2 and after two sound boards going out on two different units had to change. I really like this unit and hopes it lasts a lifetime. I hope to get one more for my Xbox 360. Glad I tried this!!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Receiver for a Great price!

        By Mark2mark

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

          Nice unit with tons of features. I am using it for some basic features but look forward to growing into this!

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          5.0

          All the features of the 3030 for less

          By Ron

          from Glenmont NY

          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            All the features of the flagship 3030 at a fraction of the cost. Great for running two zones. Use the App to control all the functions of the receiver from anywhere on your home network. Wonderful Yamaha soundscapes mimic various venues. You can tweak it all you like to customize adjustments, or let the receiver do it for you automatically. It is wonderful to bookmark net radio stations, there are more than you can ever imagine, and they are all at your fingertips. It is also nice to use airplay, or pandora, etc. The readouts on the display are quite good, but you will really want to use the TV because there displays are quite good. To take advantage of the features, you need to connect the receiver with an ethernet cable to your home network. It is not wireless. The FM section is quite good, and it is great that it has a phono input for moving magnet cartridges. The phono section is very good. The receiver is very flexible and powerful. It can easily power 5 speakers and two subwoofers (low level output) and a pair of speakers in a second location. The remote control can control your TV, cable box, and blue ray player. The controls are like silk. The receiver exudes quality. Yamaha makes great receivers, I have an AR-9 that I purchased in 1986 that still works great. Buy this receiver and you will not regret it.

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            5.0

            Simply the best!!!

            By The Noizemaker

            from Surprise, AZ

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            Having tried a few different receivers over the past few years, I've gone back to the first brand receiver I owned - Yamaha!!! Yamaha has done it again, delivering an outstanding product with outstanding build quality & absolutely stellar sound quality. Feature-packed & built like a tank, the RX-A1020 is hands-down one of the finest pieces of A/V equipment in my rack....

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            5.0

            just what my hungry polk speakers needed

            By tuckersjoy

            from waterford,pa.

            About Me Sold Stereo Gear Back In

            Pros

            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Great Value

            Cons

            • Difficult To Set Up
            • Limited Functions
            • No Built-In Wifi

            Best Uses

            • Feeding Hungry Speakers
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

            I recently purchased a pair of Polk audio rti 12's and quickly realized that I needed an upgrade in power for these hungry speakers! When I finally got this receiver on line and powered up, I got the most pleasant surprise of my life. The pure direct function of this receiver has an extremely desirable effect by shutting down the other channel amps and powers only the front main speakers that I had bi-amped! Wow! I wish there was built in WiFi, because I will never own an apple product and air play is a waste to me!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice to be Back

            By Bill

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

              Bought my first Yamaha in 1994 (model before Home Theatre was integrated into system).... Found a good deal on a Sony ES system in 2008 and decided to upgrade ..... Well... I'm back to Yamaha... Enough said

              Thanks Yamaha...Keep it up

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              4.0

              Powerful and Beautiful.

              By Baby Face

              from Maryland

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Rr Music Collector

              Pros

              • Good Power Output
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Stylish
              • USB PORT

              Cons

              • Scenes Are Confusing

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

              Excellent piece of equipment. Good performance. Great value.

              Confusing Scenes feature.

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              3.0

              Lots of technology without the Power

              By Cary

              from Idaho

              About Me Audiophile

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Nice Ipad App

              Cons

              • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
              • Lack Of Power
              • No Power
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver:

              This is a basic home theatre set up.
              Don't look for power to run better speakers.

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              Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver

              Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 7.1 Channel Black AV Receiver

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