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YAMAHA RX-A2030 9.2-Channel Receiver

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RX-A2030

The AVENTAGE RX-A2030 maximizes multi-room entertainment with advanced HDMI® zone switching while powering speakers in three independent zones. With nine channels of amplification, enjoy superior audio quality with the ESS Premier DAC and gain more calibration accuracy with an improved YPAO™ microphone. The Compressed Music Enhancer expands the bit rate of stereo PCM signals to improve the fidelity of standard digital audio formats. Reward yourself with the highest level of video performance offered from a Yamaha video processor.

 

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 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.
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 heat sinks 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.
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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 120dB 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 192kHz playback. You will enjoy excellent sound quality from a Blu-ray Disc™ and other types of high resolution sources.

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High-Resolution Music Enhancer Further Heightens Musicality from the Original Content

Hi-bit high-sampling extension up to 96kHz / 24-bit can be applied to loss less 44.1 / 48kHz content such as from a CD (two-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.
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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.


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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

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.
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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


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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 do not support album art display.


Mobile High-Definition Link® (MHL) 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.

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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 your Apple device 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™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) Sound Optimization with Multi-point Measurement

YPAO analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight 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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 select able 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.
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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 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.
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Connection for YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter

This AV receiver provide 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.
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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.
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CINEMA DSP HD3 Expands the Sound Field Vertically for More Thrilling and Realistic Surround Sound

CINEMA DSP HD3 literally takes the surround sound experience to new heights. By using four CINEMA DSP engines with advanced 3D processing and two front presence channels in a 9.2-channel configuration, it gives the sound field an enhanced vertical dimension for more realistic and exciting movie sound.


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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.


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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.


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Dialog Lift and Dialog Level Adjustment for Natural Dialog and Vocals

Dialog Lift raises the sound of dialog from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed Virtual Dialog Lift achieves dialog lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialog Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialog and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.


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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 channels), 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.


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Compressed Music Enhancer

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed form at 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 Dynamic Range Control (DRC)

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.

HDMI Zone Switching Allows Different HD Audio/Video Sources Playback in Different Rooms

HDMI zone switching offers the ability to individually select and send HD video programs to two separate zones. Watch a Blu-ray Disc movie in the Main Zone while an HD cable TV broadcast plays in another room (Zone 2).
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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).


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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.


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Low Standby Power Consumption

Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.35W in IR Standby mode (5W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2.2W in Network Standby mode).

 


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  • Vytas C.
  • 7/27/2015 11:43:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMulti Zone

Pros: Multi-Zone
Flexible Configuration
Variety of Inputs
Enough Power

Cons: Awkward Zone Controls
Awkward Amp Configuration Control
Price

Other Thoughts: I bought this because it was (1) on sale (2) multi-zone which I needed and (3) not overly powerful or packed with features because I don't need all that.

In configuring the amp, you actually NEED to have it connected to a TV otherwise you cannot do the amp config setup procedure. I found this incredibly annoying because the intention was for this to never be connected to a TV. So I had to connect one involving moving large items and many cords around. Furthermore it was new construction and I didn't have a TV at the new house yet so add to the frustration. If they simply included a step by step way to configure it for each amp configuration, that would have sufficed but you absolutely need a TV

On the control side, the zone control on the remote is strange. One must first open the sub-door, then press zone several times to get your desired zone then use the power key and volume to control that zone. If you use two zones at once (living and kitchen), you have to basically treat the remote like an old 0-9 phone where typing a text you have to hit a key several times to get the letter you want. Lots of button pressing so not very user-friendly if this were to be your primary use of the amp (like me).

On the positive side, the amp performs well. The sound is nice and clear. I since decided to just put it with the TV in the family room and extend and pipe some additional 3/4 conduit to have all the stuff controlled in one unit. I wish the remote was more powerful. For example, the Bose Lifestyle system remote volume works across the house. Long range. This one, I have to be in the room to adjust volume so I have to go into the family room to adjust volume of the two zones. Sometimes you want it loud other times not. I do like the independent set volume levels that are possible. I'd like an "all zone" control. Set each zone to the desired volume. One control powers up z2 and z3 and each volume movement moves both up/down until one is maximized.

The unit is sizeable but doesn't get overly hot. I haven't used it enough to review the TV aspects but it seems to sound good running the Bose Lifestyle speakers. I have no sub or even a cone larger than 2" dia so there's not much bass but it doesn't sound bad at all. I plan to now get new speakers and sell the Bose system or use it in another room. Overall a decent system I just wish the zone controls took more of a center stage rather than being an afterthought - but it seems they don't make receivers for a customer like me anymore unless you pay a heck of a lot more money.

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  • David B.
  • 7/7/2015 10:47:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good sound, plenty of clean power for my application

Cons: The interface is too complex. Different processing schemes are too hard to keep switched off when switching around inputs and the receiver is far too complex and cumbersome to use even when you figure out how. Most of the "scenes" sound horrid and no one in their right mind would ever use the vast majority of them.

Yamaha is more into providing lots of useless features than it is into providing a useful, easy to use interface.

Other Thoughts: Not worth the $800 I paid, let alone the list price that's almost twice as much.

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  • Reyna H.
  • 6/22/2015 6:59:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got mine while it was on sale. Unbelievably good price! Easy setup. Love the sound quality; the Cinema DSP mode provides a great sound field for much of my TV watching. I still have a lot of exploring to do, but so far, I am totally happy. Just an outstanding product!

Cons: None

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  • Andrew P.
  • 5/12/2015 12:21:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYamaha RX-A2030 AVR

Pros: This Yamaha RX-A2030 AVR has almost everything you could ask for in terms of features (less wifi and bluetooth). I really do not need Dolby Atmos standard (additional speakers in the ceiling) – 5.1 to 7.2 is good enough for me. This way I saved $800 by buying RX-A2030 instead RX-A2040.

So I was looking for AVR which has:

- good quality amp (low 0.06 % THD, over 100 W to all channels)
- good quality DACs
- HDMI I/O
- Ethernet port (wifi would be nice , but is not a deal breaker – I use powerline Ethernet module)
- extensive audio codec and format support (many Dolby and DTS formats, FLAC)
- HDMI with 3D ARC
- AV controller app for android
- front port inputs (USB, HDMI, composite)
- additional zone controller
- room acoustics multi point measurements

This AVR has excellent reviews on many AVR forums (like many other Yamaha and Denon AVRs).
I guess I was the fist who bought RX-A2030 from World Wide Stereo (via Newegg is a reseller) so I decided to write short review. The competition between Yamaha and Denon AVRs was close but overall when it came to quality, features, and pricing Yamaha won!

Cons: lack of wifi and blusetooth - this can by fixed by buying these two adapters or using powerline Ethernet module.

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