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140 Watts Per Channel/ Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge/ H-Shaped Cross Member Frame/ AirPlay, Pandora And Rhapsody Music Streaming Service/ FLAC Or WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio Playback/ High-Resolution Music Enhancer/ Ultra HD (4K) Pass-Through And Upscaling/ YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization/ ECO Mode Operation/ Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)/ MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support/ Black Finish
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Yamaha AVENTAGE Series 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver, Model RXA2030BK

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 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.

Features:

  • Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality
    The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) 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
  • 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 radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments
  • H-shaped Cross Member Frame
    The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality
  • 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 also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage
  • Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality
    The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality
  • Sound Tuning Achieved with High Quality Parts for Optimum Performance
    Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound
  • Professional Quality Digital Audio by ESS DAC
    Incorporating the ES9006 Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio
  • Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
    This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. They are also compatible with FLAC/WAV 192 kHz playback. You will enjoy excellent sound quality from a Blu-ray Disc™ and other types of high resolution sources
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer Further Heightens Musicality from the Original Content
    Hi-bit high-sampling extension up to 96 kHz/24-bit can be applied to lossless 44.1/48 kHz content such as from a CD (2 channel PCM) or a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content
  • Ultra HD (4K) Pass-through and Upscaling
    This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports Ultra HD (4K) video image pass-through. It also can perform Ultra HD (4K) upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats
  • Yamaha Video Processing Optimizes Video Content
    Yamaha’s high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content
  • 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
  • Network Functions
    This AV receiver 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® and Rhapsody® and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® App Store or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones/tablets
  • AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
    This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available
    • *As of Spring 2013
  • AirPlay® Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
    This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title and artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver's on-screen display
    • *Some models don't support album art display
  • MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support for High Quality Video and Audio
    MHL provides easy, direct connection of compatible mobile phones and this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phones is supported. The receiver also charges the connected phone. Play, stop and other basic operations can be controlled from the remote control
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel
    A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad 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/iPad music playback functions
  • YPAO™ R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Multi-point Measurement
    YPAO analyzes room acoustics and performs speaker angle measurements, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of several listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds
  • Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS
    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, GUI and even from the AV Controller App
  • HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
    Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC 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
    • *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work
  • HDMI Front Panel Input
    In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures
  • 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 Multi-language GUI On-screen Display
    Yamaha’s latest graphical user interface 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 eight languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Chinese 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, when Zone 2 is off, all 9.1 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 7.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP HD3 is on, the two Rear Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP HD3 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
  • Connection for YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter
    This AV receiver provides a DC out connection for the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter (optional accessory). This lets you stream music wirelessly via a router from network components such as a PC or NAS
  • Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth® Wireless Adapter
    This AV receiver provides a DC out connection for the YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (optional accessory). You'll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth wireless technology capable smartphone, tablet or PC, without a Wi-Fi environment
  • 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 Speakers deliver 3D sound without actual use of presence speakers
  • Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
    The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound
  • Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for Natural Dialogue and Vocals
    Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed Virtual Dialogue Lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening
  • New Virtual CINEMA DSP for 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
    New Virtual CINEMA DSP provides virtual 7.1 channel surround sound from only front speakers (2.1 channel), with no need for rear speakers. Using new 24 kHz HRTF (Head-related Transfer Function) technology, it creates a rear sound field that is extremely spacious, natural and powerful
  • 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 dialog 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
  • Advanced HDMI Zone Switching Allows Unprecedented AV Switching to Multiple Zones
    While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programs to the main and second zones, Yamaha’s advanced HDMI zone switching adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in either zone. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy in the second zone no matter what is being played in the main zone
  • ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent*
    Yamaha’s ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu
    • *Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement)
  • Selectable Auto Power Down
    Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours
  • Low Standby Power Consumption
    Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.35 W in IR Standby mode (5 W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2.2 W in Network Standby mode)
  • Other Notable Audio Features
    • Heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties
    • DAC on Pure Ground circuitry
    • High speed thermal feedback power amplifier
    • Ultra low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
    • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for surround back - Rear Presence or Zone 2/3
    • Phono input for vinyl playback
  • Other Notable Video Features
    • HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs (assignable for Zone 2/4)
    • Analog to analog video upconversion
  • Other Notable Advanced Features
    • DLNA® 1.5 certified
    • HD Radio™
    • Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV receiver is off
    • 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 network sources)
  • Other Notable Surround Realism
    • 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
    • Adaptive DSP Level
  • Other Notable Advanced Zone Control Features
    • Zone 2/3/4 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, zone max volume, etc.

Specifications:

Amplifier Section

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

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 23
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (No presence speakers required)
  • 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 (With video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (High-resolution)
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer: Yes
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes (R.S.C. w/multi-point measurement)
  • 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 (ESS)

Video

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through 6 upscaling: Yes
  • 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

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (1 front) / 2 (Assignable for zone 2 / 4)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, device control)

Connectivity

  • MHL Support: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • USB Input: iPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port: Yes (AirPlay, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, DLNA® 1.5, vTuner)

Connectivity

  • AirPlay: Yes

Connectivity

  • DC Out: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • Front AV Input: HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 4 (1 front) / 1
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 10 (1 front) / 1
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Component Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • S-Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (1 front) / 1
  • Multi-Channel Input: 8 ch
  • Preout: 7.2 ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

  • 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, Kindle Fire™ )
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset, learning, macro, full LED backlight)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: HDMI / PRE OUT
  • Zone 3 Audio Output: PRE OUT
  • Zone 4 Audio Output: HDMI
  • Powered Zone: Zone 2 / 3
  • Zone Video Output: HDMI / Component / S-video / Composite
  • Zone HDMI: Zone 2 (All sources), Zone 4 (HDMI only)
  • Zone B Output: HDMI
  • Zone GUI: Yes
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 2 / 2
  • Party Mode: Yes

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): =0.3 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes
  • Detachable Power Cord: Yes
  • Front Panel: Aluminum

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 37.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 39 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels9.2
Watts Per Channel140
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD/Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-ES/DTS Neo:X/7.1
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog, Coaxial, USB
Output ConnectorsOptical, Analog, Component, S-Video, Composite, Preout, Headphone
THX CertificationNo
HDMI Outputs2
USB Ports1
Height7.5
Width17.13
Depth18.33
Weight40.1
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (11)
  • Simple controls (6)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Good remote control (3)

Cons

  • Confusing / bad remote control (4)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (11)
  • Large rooms (5)
  • Basic systems (3)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (9), Movie enthusiast (7), Practical (5), Audiophile (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

WOW!

By Clouseau

from Pgh, PA (STEELER COUNTRY)

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home Theater
    • Music

    Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

    This receiver replaces a recently purchased Yamaha RX-V675 which I was absolutely thrilled with (see my review). That had replaced a 20 year old Yamaha receiver that was still working flawlessly, but had no HDMI connectors. Then I purchased a new 4K UHDTV with a One Connect Box to prevent technology from overtaking it, so I decided to take the plunge and further upgrade my Yamaha receiver to one with 4K compatibility. As much as I appreciated the quality of the RX-V675, this new Aventage adds a new dimension (as well as obviously price). Since I had recent experience with the setup of the RX-V675, this one presented a bit less of a challenge, although newer challenges were presented with the TV's One Connect Box. After an unanswered call to Samsung Technical Assistance, I called Yamaha and got a quick response. This helped with the interface questions. The learning process continues daily, but I can only say that I am absolutely thrilled with the new Aventage Receiver. Yamaha has taken what I considered to be the best and made it better. I have found myself spending hours listening to my old CD's and enjoying them more than ever. Even older movies such as Top Gun or Goldfinger or Beverly Hills Cop or 2001: A Space Odyssey seem to have new dimensions added to their soundtracks. Thank you!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good sounding Home Theater Receiver

    By Dan

    from Hydesville, Ca

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Av Controller App
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
    • Difficult To Set Up
    • No written manual
    • Worst Remote

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms

    Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

    This replaced my Onkyo TX-NR906. This is my first Yamaha. I was disapointed that no written manual came with the unit! It appears you can't purchase one either. The Quick guide is useless. I still haven't gotten the remote to program. Will take back to dealer and see if remote is programable. The Yamaha controller App is great.

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    5.0

    Great AV Receiver!

    By Mike

    from Placerville CA

    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

      I replaced my 15 year old Yamaha RXV 1000 with this receiver. I added the wireless network and bluetooth. I am very pleased with features and performance.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      full feature receiver

      By d

      from harriman, tn

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

      replaced a Yamaha rx-v1800 to upgrade and work with ultra 4k equipment. it packs a punch drive hard and clean.wish the remote was simpler but I use a universal that I programmed.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Unit

      By eyedoc dan

      from Idaho

      About Me Movie Music Lover, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Flexible Multi-zone
      • Flexible Multi-zone Recei
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Network Capability

      Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

      This unit replaces a Yamaha RX-V765, which had two audio zones. This one adds network capability and Airplay and more zones. I have my home wired so the set-up for that was already in place. We love Pandora and it accesses that service directly. It took some time to set this receiver up, because it is so flexible and has so much capability. I love the app to control it, and its works flawlessly on my wifi. That part was easy to set up. I use my Android phone and my wife uses her i-phone, so we can control all zones in other rooms with ease.

      Big, sturdy unit, great sound, great flexibility and options. Super nice with Android / iPhone app to control functions. Looks and sounds awesome! Yamaha is top of the line in my experience over the years.
      It is a great value for the cost.

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      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding

      By Teebirdie

      from Warwick, RI

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

      Worth every penny!

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      4.0

      The Best Sound Ever!

      By Gaserman1

      from Aurora,CO

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
      • Difficult To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

      Overall, a great product with great sound.The set up was more difficult than it should have been. You need to juggle back qnd forth from your laptop top to do more than a basic setup. Also the remote is too complicated . The good news is the Android download app works well for controlling this receiver.

      This was an upgrade to an older Yamaha receiver and the sound output is amazing

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Warm Sound. Love this!

      By koopzz

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

        This 2030 replaces a 2010 I once had. The sound from the 2030 is leaps and bounds above the 2010. Have zero doubt - the 2010 was a great unit! The 2030 smokes it. I could not be more pleased with the sound quality, build quality, and appearance of this unit! If this is within your price range, stop looking - get this!

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        5.0

        Looks and Sounds Great !!!

        By Charles

        from New Orleans, La.

        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

        I had an older Yamaha receiver that just quit working. I liked it so much that I decided to replace it with another one, but just Much better technology. It is all that I expected and the only thing I can say is it runs a little hot when you crank it up for a little while. The power output is very good and much better than my other unit but it would be nice if it had just a little more output, but I'm satisfied with it so far. I'm running Polk tower speakers, and they can take a lot of power and they sound much better than when the older receiver was pushing them.

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The bar is set

        By Living In NYC

        from New York, NY

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Multi-hdmi Connections
        • Native Ios App
        • Quality
        • Quality Build

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplay
          • Apple Tv
          • Home Theater
          • Ipodipad
          • Larger Rooms
          • Replacementupgrade
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver:

          This was a upgrade to another great Yamaha receiver I've owned, the RX-V1700. I needed a receiver that had clean power, lots of HDMI connection and great build quality. I looked into other receivers in this class and originally settled on its predecessor the RX-A2020 but found the A2030 instead. After unpacking it and connecting all speakers, Apple TV, PS3 and TV, I completed the set-up using the on-screen menu. The UI needs a little work and not the easiest to navigate but once completed, the sound is absolutely blissful. I tested a few different movies - the pod race from The Phantom Menace, Transformers, The Matrix and the A2030 performed flawlessly. The native iOS app allows you to control the receiver from either your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. AirPlay to the A2030 works as expected and the pass thru for 4K is plus. No problems with processing 3D movies either.

          If you're in the market for a receiver, give this a go if not it's big brother the A3030. You won't be disappointed.

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          Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver

          Yamaha 9.2 Ch. Black Network AV Receiver

          UPC Code: 027108945132
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