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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver - RX-A2020

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver, Model RXA2020BL

9.2ch model designed to maximize sound quality with Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge design, Symmetrical Amp Layout and Rigid Bottom Frame construction together with newly developed High Resolution Music Enhancer function. Great flexibility with AirPlay, 4K Upscaling, 8/2 HDMI terminals, Zone 2/3 configuration.

Features:

Audio

  • 9-channel powerful surround sound: 140W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2ch driven) 155W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2ch 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 bottom frame
  • DAC on pure ground circuitry
  • High-speed thermal feedback power amplifier
  • Ultra low-jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Detachable power cable for easier installation (also allows cable upgrade)
  • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for surround back - Front Presence or Zone 2
  • Phono input for vinyl playback

Video

  • 4K/full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI input
  • HDMI: Eight inputs (one on front) and two outputs (simultaneous) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • Analog-to-analog video upconversion
  • Video adjustment functionality
    • Auto noise reduction (mosquito noise, block noise, temporal noise)
    • Auto resolution enhancement (detail/edge enhancement)
    • Auto contrast enhancement
    • Video signal control (contrast, brightness, saturation)
    • Six preset memories

Advanced

  • HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
  • DLNA 1.5 certified
  • HD Radio™
  • Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV receiver is off
  • New design YPAO microphone for more precise measurement
  • Ability to store and choose between two speaker setting patterns
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-500 ms)
  • Macro, learning and preset capable remote unit
  • Background video feature (for tuner and net)

Surround Sound

  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (23 DSP programs)
  • Virtual dialogue lift even without use of Presence speakers
  • Virtual Presence Speaker function for CINEMA DSP 3D surround without Front Presence speakers
  • Channel expandability with external amplifier (nine channel expandability (bi-amping))
  • Adaptive DSP level

Zone

  • HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
  • Zone 2/3 on/off and control on front panel
  • Zone GUI (song/station selection, album cover art display, Zone tone controls/Zone balance, short message)
  • Zone 2/3 video assign (component, S-Video, composite)
  • System backup/recovery function
  • Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
  • Party Mode

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Channels: 9.2
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 155W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 140W (8ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 165/210/285/405 W

Surround Sound

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 23
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
  • Dialog 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
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes

Audio

  • Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes (RSC)
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
  • Bi-amp capability: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer: Yes

Video

  • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Component upconversion: Yes
  • HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Video adjustment: Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
  • 4K Pass-through & 4K Upscaling: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (front 1) / 2 (Simultaneous)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device control)
  • USB Input: iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  • Network Port: Yes
  • Front AV Input: HDMI/USB/Analog Audio/Optical/Composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 4 (front 1) / 1
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • 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: 4 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout: 7.2ch
  • Headphone Output: 1
  • AirPlay: Yes

Tuner

  • FM/AM Tuner Yes
  • HD Radio Compatibility Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset, Learning, Macro)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout
  • Zone 3 Audio Output: Preout
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2/3
  • Zone Video Output: HDMI/Component/S-Video/Composite
  • Zone GUI: Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 2 / 2
  • Party Mode: Yes
  • Zone B Output: Yes (HDMI)
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.3W (typical)
  • Auto Power Down Yes
  • ECO Mode: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-1/2"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 18-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit:37.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 44 lbs
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Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels9.2
Watts Per Channel140
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Optical, Coaxial, Analog, Multi-Channel, Phono, Component, S-Video, Composite
Output ConnectorsHeadphone, Composite, S-Video, Component Video, Analog, Optical, HDMI
HDMI Outputs2
USB Ports1
Height7-1/2"
Width17 1/8"
Depth18-3/8"
Weight37.7 lbs.
Parts Warranty3 Years
Labor Warranty3 Years
  

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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Great sound quality (12)
  • Energy efficient (8)
  • Simple controls (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (11)
    • Upgrade (8)
    • Large rooms (5)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (5)
    • Replacement (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (8), Tech savvy (8), Enthusiast (7), Movie enthusiast (7), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Yamaha rx-a2020 a winner

    By MSU Dan

    from Chicago

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Great Video
    • Ypao Great

    Cons

    • No Paper Manual

    Best Uses

    • High End Audio - Sacd
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

    Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

    I upgraded from an rx-a1020 (which now resides in my living room). The rx-a2020 powers my JBL Studio Series 9.1 system in the basement. I thoroughly enjoy multichannel sacd and dvd-audio as well as listening to vinyl. Given the great balance of legacy and current connections, this receiver lets me enjoy the best of both worlds. Blu rays thru my Oppo 103 player sound fantastic! I am 2 for 2 on the Yamaha receivers so far!

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love my yamaha

    By 9er nation

    from colo springs colo

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

      I luv this thing I look for three months before I bought this monster. bought a older Yamaha on ebay wouldn't you no it came broken and to deal with ebay to get money refund. pain in my butt. so I start looking around again found crutchfield wonderful people this one the door came broke would not close right call crutchfield they send me a new one. while I kept the old one. then I ship it back I was in heaven. this thing pushes 4 15 e715 cerwin vegas. a 28lb center cerwin vega xls6.5. 2 powered subs. mirage Omni s8in and a polk psw125 12in. 4back 5in cerwins and 2front ls5in speaker. pushing all this with ease. I don't even have to crank the volume up. phone app was a little tricky once u master it u will luv it. I recommend it and to buy from crutchfield there customer support is amazing they will help with the tinniest questions u can even ask for help before u buy

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      5.0

      I am in love again.

      By GC

      from Jonesboro, ga

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

        The one word to discrib this beast, Awsome!!!!

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        5.0

        Awesome sound and performance

        By Orngfan

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Extremely Adjustable
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Ipad Android App
        • Ipadandroid Remote App
        • Ypao Level Sensing

        Cons

        • Only 1 Front Usb
        • Osd Has Poor Look
        • REMOTE CONTROL

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

        I upgraded from an older Yamaha home theater receiver. What a difference 10 years makes. I use this product 50/50 between TV/Movies and music. I purchased the optional Yamaha wi fi adapter to allow for network music playback. The movie sounds and programs are awesome, I only have it set up as a 5.1 system but even without using the added channels the sound is amazing and very strong. Music response is also incredible. With only changing the tuner the sound is much more clear and accurate. The parametric EQ is highly tune-able to get the sound you want for each channel. It is also highly adjustable for each channel; you can modify the sound for the ability of your speakers. There are so many knobs to turn that you can tailor the sound for what you want/need. YPAO level sensing is incredible. I thought I had it set up properly by using the test tone and then YPAO set up the levels completely different but it was perfect with much better balance between all speakers. I did think it set my sub level too low but everything can be manually adjusted later if you want something different. Negatives are dated looking on screen menu, an awkward remote, a usb input only behind the front panel, Pandora display puts song and artist together which is harder to read, DLNA streaming of a playlist can't be shuffled, it plays it in the order of the play list, and the amount of knobs to turn to tailor the sound may be challenging for some. Positives are the sound quality/power, YPAO, HD radio, all of the streaming options including airplay from a PC/iPad, the amount of knobs to turn to tailor the sound for those that are comfortable in doing so, the amount of inputs, iPad control when connected by usb, and the mobile remote control application.

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        5.0

        Love the power and ease of use

        By RickyG

        from Maui Hawaii

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

          Really enjoy all the features and ease of use I had a Sony which was a real good receiver and didn't need to replace it but wanted more power so had to buy more speaker for the 9.2 use nothing Bad to say about it enjoying it to much,love the internet radio feature to

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          5.0

          Superb AV receiver

          By Diamond Jim

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

          This is a superb product. I upgraded a prior Yamaha AV receiver and expected a lot from the RX-A2020. The receiver met all of my expectations and more. I highly recommend the unit.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          More features than most users will need

          By Corona

          from Huntsville, Alabama

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

            Well I got the dreaded Onkyo HDMI burnout problem (5 years old) so I decided to move on the next level of audio and video receivers and like many I did my homework so if you are reviewing audio video specs the RX-2020 is a good option for those who need a little something extra in the way of hookups in a not so complicated environments.. the genius is my wife can sit on the patio and control the whole thing with her phone and I didn't really have to train her much.

            Cheer

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My replacement Surround sound receiver

            By Ted

            from Gurnee, Il

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Packrat, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
            • Difficult To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

            Our old receiver had gone MIA after 10 years and we started looking for a replacement that would recognize and utilize all of the old fully funtioning equipment that we had compiled over the last 30 years. Of prime importance were pre amps out for existing not utilized old amp. After looking and comparing specifications for 2 months we settled on the Yamaha RX-A2020.

            The intigration was at times long and tedious, the Yamaha has performed amazingly! Am using the front preamps to power my prized Phase Linear powerhouse amp to a pair of Heathkit Bookshelf Accoustic Speakers, a pair of Infinity accoustic bookshelves for rear, and a Velodyne sub. The Yamaha has accepted an old 4 head/3motor cassette running through a parametric equalizer, a VHS recorder, 2 DVD players and a DVR, Cable, a mini Android PC, and soon a nice 8 track recorder just for giggles!

            This was the only receiver considered of all that included HD radio, and I'm sorry to say, we are smitten by FM HD radio. It has to be on 8 hours minimum every day!

            It took a while to get front channels acceptable, and tech support was able to assist through the challenges. Initial speakers setup was quick, tweaking in manual great to optimize the wildly different drivers in our system and small room (12x14 ft) accoustics.

            I highley reccoment this receiver. It's shear power, ability to integrate all components no matter their age and specs, dynamic headroom, and enjoyment factor. My wife has a difficult time because of it's complexity, but is very impressed.

            This is my first Yamaha purchase, but the brand is used by many of our friends and family.

            The RX-A2020 is simply extrardinary in it's ability to entertain and reproduce any medium of recordings and on air/web music flawlessly. It has even made our DVD viewing more enjoyable as it seems to clean up the playback through the HDMI. Highs are crisp and clear, voices so well reproduced that I can here Erik Clampton inhale between stanzas on his unplugged CD, and bass, OMG, not muddy, felt as well as moving. Our movie theaters cannot touch the surround experience we have at home!

            I rate this receiver 4.8 of 5 and would reccoment it highly!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Glad I upgraded to the 2020

            By Flash409

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Remote App For Ipad
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Tversity Not Supported

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Streaming Audio

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

            I use this for audio primarily: phono, streaming Pandora and my own library. The sound quality is phenomenal (and I upgraded from a RX-V1800) plus I like the 4k pass-through and up-vert capabilities.

            I like the Pure Direct that includes video so I can follow my library.

            The only issue, if you can all it that, is the TVsersity decode only coming through as MP3, not WAV lossless, which forces me to us Windows Media Player 11 -- very slow to load.

            I haev purchased amps and receivers from Yamaha since 1974 and have never been disappointed.

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            • No

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            INCREDIBLE Receiver!!!

            By Cheeks

            from Webster, Mn

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None that I can find

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver:

            I honestly don't know where to start on this receiver. It is the most incredible AV product I've ever owned. I am new to the world of Yamaha and am enjoying finding my way around.

            The sound that this receiver puts out is second to none and with minimal effort. Pure ear candy. I had a pair of speakers (they were very popular at the time) that I purchased 20 years ago and was never overly happy with them. After I hooked them up to this new receiver, I couldn't believe how it brought them to life. I started wondering that if this Yamaha receiver could make these sub-par speakers sound so good, what could it do with a pair of really decent speakers? I went and purchased a pair of Definitive Technology BP8020ST's and quickly found out. The audio is so rich, full and detailed with crisp highs.

            I have my receiver powering the Def Techs for my fronts, two Mirage subwoofers, and a set of Mirage Nanosats for the left and right side surrounds, left and right rear surrounds, left and right front presence speakers and center speaker and it does not throw off very much heat. That's what I mean by mimimal effort. Immpressive.

            I love the functionality of this receiver. So much control over the details of the audio allows for all the fine tuning I could ever ask for and the GUI makes it all a breeze. The app I downloaded for my Ipad to control the receiver over my home network is a joy to use. I'm looking forward to getting rid of all of the remote relays throughout my house that I have had to use to control the other zones that I had set up with my old receiver. I can be on my deck and at the touch of a button, I've got whatever music I want to listen to from the net or my personal collection in the palm of my hand.

            I KNOW I have left out some things that I want to say about this receiver. My mind starts swimming whenever I begin thinking of all the reasons I am so happy with it. All I can say is that I am in heaven and never want to leave.

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