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The AVENTAGE RX-A730 provides exceptional Yamaha audio and video quality in a 7.2-channel network AV receiver with independent Zone 2 for whole home entertainment. Enjoy expanded Apple® connectivity through AirPlay® and experience unrivaled control over the receiver by using a tablet and the free Yamaha AV Controller App for iOS / Android™ / Kindle Fire™. Network functionality provides access to Internet radio (vTuner) and Pandora® and Rhapsody® streaming services. MHL® supports full HD video and audio from your phone or portable device and advanced auto-calibration (YPAO™ with R.S.C.) ensures optimum audio performance.
Aluminum front panel offers visual and aural benefits
Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge helps to ensure that vibrations do not affect sound quality
7-Channel powerful surround sound and full discrete amp configuration
105W per channel (8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-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
High quality video processingWith precise deinterlacing
YPAO™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
HDMI®: 6 inputs (1 on front) / 1 output with Ultra HD (4K) video upscaling, 3D and Audio Return Channel
HDMI input and USB terminal on front panel
FLAC or WAV 192kHz / 24-bit audio playback
Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen displayWith album art
Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
Detachable AC power cord for easier installation
ECO mode operation for about 20 percent less power consumption
Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge
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.
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 designedWith full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
This AV receiver is compatibleWith many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. They are also compatibleWith FLAC / WAV 192kHz playback. YouWill enjoy excellent sound quality from a Blu-ray Disc™ and other types of high resolution sources.
Ultra HD (4K) Pass-through and Upscaling Support
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 compatibilityWith the latest super high resolution video formats.
HDMIWith 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 cableWith no need for an extra optical cable.
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.
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 viaWebBrowser 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 device. 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 they can acceptWireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone or iPad, asWell 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 asWell 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 to this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio 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. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. 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.
Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers depending onWhat functions are selected. For example,When Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channelsWill be used in the Main Zone. However,When Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back channelsWill be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main ZoneWill receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakersWill 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.
Advanced Multi-Language GUI On-Screen Display
Yamaha’s latest graphical user interface has a high resolution displayWith 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, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
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 convenientWay to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for the highest quality pictures.
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 notWork.
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.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides aWide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speakers deliver 3D soundWithout 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. ThisWill 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.
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 24kHz HRTF (Head-related Transfer Function) technology, it creates a rear sound field that is extremely spacious, natural and powerful.
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 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.
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 restoreWhatWas lost, so the music always sounds theWay 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, vocals and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything fromWhispers 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 max volume and initial volume setting
Programmable +12 V trigger output
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 consumptionWhen 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-friendlyWith a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (3W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 3W in Network Standby mode).
This review is from: Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
Pros: This receiver, so far, has been outstanding. The sound drivers are brilliant. The sound presets are excellent and plentiful. The bass is balanced and pure but not over-powering at low levels. Plenty of settings to make it sound perfect.
I haven't hooked up the 7 speakers yet but the 5.1 is enrapturing. The theater quality sound is like being in a concert hall. I have this set up with a 1080p projector as a home theater system. The action scenes are explosive and with a good sub-woofer it feels like you are there. It also has a dialogue lifter to bring voice levels up on movies so you can still hear people talk over the burning wreckage in the background.
The best feature, to me, is the network access. My computer is the main audio source for the receiver. Being able to control it on-screen is fantastic! I can control the power, volume, inputs, stations, and presets without looking for the button on the remote. I believe the mobile app uses the same functions although I haven't used it.
Now I can play ambient sleep music at night without using the buzzing computer to stream it. It also has a sleep timer so it will turn itself off. Go to the vTuner website and register so you can search for stations and bookmark them. There are thousands of awesome free radio stations. It also has a Sirius XM mode. Just login with your account.
Its loud! I still like to jam it out loud sometimes and this will do it. One of the reasons I bought it was because I wanted more power. There is also no shortage of input connections. 14 different inputs if I count correctly. Its probably over-kill but I like it.
As a radio guru and I found the FM tuner to be very accurate. Its seems to have some sort of noise gate that makes the stations sound very clean and clear. Picked up a station on almost every frequency with it hooked to a large amplified outdoor antenna. You can also set it to mono for even better reception and talk radio. It has a good standard 75 ohm coax F connection for the antenna input instead of a weak PAL or wire terminals. AM tuner is average.
Cons: It wasn't free
Other Thoughts: I took a calculated risk in buying this online without ever testing one in person. Thats the perk of shopping online rather than driving around to 20 electronics stores looking for what you want. I currently own multiple Yamaha products and they are all very well made.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
This review is from: Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
Pros: Great sound, solid unit. 2nd zone connectivity, remote app East to set up Nice Display and onscreen menus easy to navigate Lots of HDMi inputs 3 year warranty with many local repair shops
Other Thoughts: We looked at FIVE receivers:
Sony STRDH520 Denon AVR-1913 Yamaha RX-V673 Marantz NR1604 Yamaha RX-A730
Two of them had problems (Sony and Denon). The rest came down to how they sound.
The RX-A730 is part of Yamaha's Aventage line which is their higher quality product line; suppose to have better components. Incredible! Not only was the dialog level first class, but the action scenes and surround effects were alive, bright and enveloping, not harsh, fatiguing or flat. In fact after confguring speakers using YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), no fine tuning was needed! The Marantz needed some tweaking after using Audyssey MultEQ. RX-A730 performed well at high levels (-20dB) and low levels. When you turn down some A/V receivers the sound tends to lose something. Not so with RX-A730; lower levels are still full and rich. The build is top notch. Back panel DOES NOT flex when inserting speaker plugs, unlike the Marantz.
The Yamaha RX-A730 is a solid unit. I heartily recommend the Yamaha RX-A730.
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