Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1040
7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Apple® AirPlay®
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Item #: 022RXA1040
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Feature-packed receivers are wonderful. But attention to build quality and design can elevate a receiver's performance from good to great. That's the strength of Yamaha's AVENTAGE receivers like the RX-A1040. It offers sound quality that can coax refreshing levels of detail and punch out of your home theater speakers. Plus, there is no shortage of outstanding features: built-in Wi-Fi, online and digital music options, 4K video upscaling, app and web browser control, and multi-room audio and video capability all help you put this receiver's thoughtful design to good use.
If you've never connected a receiver to your wireless home network, you may not realize how much music you're missing out on. Built-in Wi-Fi makes the RX-A1040 a snap to integrate with your network. Once you're connected, you can listen to free Pandora® Internet radio as well as free radio streams from hundreds of stations around the world. If you're a subscriber to Spotify®, SiriusXM, or Rhapsody, you can enjoy their seemingly endless music choices. Got a computer or networked hard drive loaded with music? DLNA compatibility allows this receiver to tap into your collection wirelessly, so you never have to touch another CD again. Finally, if you're an Apple® user, AirPlay lets you listen wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or a computer running iTunes®.
One of the benefits of the 'A1040's seven-channel amplifier is powering speakers in multiple rooms. There are a total of nine speaker outputs on this receiver. That means you can connect a 7.2-channel system in your home theater and still have two more speaker outputs left over. The receiver can automatically reassign the back surround channels to Zone 2 speakers. The family can enjoy a movie in 5.1-channel surround sound in the home theater while you listen to your digital music library out on the deck. Plus, the second HDMI output can be independently selected for watching a different movie or show in two rooms simultaneously. This is perfect for adding a TV to a bedroom without having to rent another cable box or buy a second Blu-ray player.
Watch different movies or shows on different TVs simulatneously.
Excellent sound quality is the guiding principle behind Yamaha's AVENTAGE receivers. Low-jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for accurate playback and precise stereo imaging. The symmetrical power amp layout isolates the circuitry for the left and right channels, for a high signal-to-noise ratio and a wide soundstage for stereo music listening. The aluminum front panel, rigid chassis, and extra center foot on the receiver's base help to further eliminate unwanted resonance and distortion. And the audiophile-quality ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters decode the latest audio formats while revealing more detail in music and movies soundtracks.
Download Yamaha's free remote app on your smartphone or tablet for easy Wi-Fi control of the receiver.
Great sound is only part of the AVENTAGE RX-A1040's story. Video upconversion can take analog or HDMI-connected sources as high as 4K for display on Ultra HD TVs. If you haven't yet taken the 4K plunge, you can also choose upscaling to 1080p HD to make old DVDs glisten with new life on your TV. There's also an extra HDMI input on the front panel. Connect a camera or camcorder, or a smartphone or tablet with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) compatibility. This allows you to share music, videos, or photos through your home theater with stunning picture quality and rich, full sound.
What's the best way to control this receiver's many features? Download the free Yamaha AV Controller app to your smartphone or tablet. Available for Apple or Android™, the app offers easy touchscreen control of the receiver's most critical functions — from switching sources and controlling the volume, to multi-zone playback control and selecting an Internet radio station. You can also use your tablet or PC's web browser to control the player and change settings.
Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.
This unit replaced a 12 year old Harman-Karman Receiver, which lacked HD Radio, HDMI inputs/outputs, a phono input and a USB input features to name a few. Quite a step up in terms of features and performance. While I have not tried the phono interface, I've dabbled with a number of other features and so far love this receiver. The HD Radio receiver is far more sensitive than the standalone unit I had been using with our old receiver. The USB onscreen i/f is not love, but I've gotten accustomed to its awkward use model.
Pros: Easy setup. Nice features.
Cons: Weight. USB on-screen interface is fairly lame when compared to modern car stereos - it doesn't remember last USB drive folder/song, nor last iPod song, etc.
I was looking for a unit that supported HD Radio and Internet radio. Very well informed salesman at Crutchfield suggested this unit. Still in early phase of testing its performance, but very satisfied. Moderately steep learning curve first day, but sound and operations on HD and Internet radio is excellent. Still using old speakers but producing sound of excellent quality. Downloaded AV remote controller for iPad and also for my Android Phone, permittiing easy remote control of the Yamaha 1040. Easy to set up wireless remote control to internet and also to remote controller.
Pros: Provides access to HD Radio and Internet via wireless. Excellent sound. Very solid construction. Very good price for quality of unit.
Cons: Lack of a paper manual. It is a bit difficult to set up this complicated a unit when having to flip "pages" in a PDF file on my iPad.
4.5 stars may be more accurate. Heres what my goal was with this receiver. I have a SOLID ten year old 100x7 yamaha already. I didn't need a new one but thought it might be nice to have hdmi switching and that cool wifi remote app on my ipad. This was probably not the best reason to spend this kind of money, but I also figured if my old one went out at some point I might as well get my upgrade now while its on closeout!!
I run a 5.1 system and have 2 additional stereo speakers running in my kitchen. This receiver has a pretty awesome remote app and zone 2 capabilities. Someone can be watching a movie in the living room while I listen to pandora in the kitchen while each of us have our own remotes to control. I love the hdmi switching that I didn't have before, along with the accompanying on screen display. Unfortunately, I have experienced a screen that goes black for about 5 seconds each time it happens, once every hour or so. It has happened 5 times now in the last week. Its not a huge deal but makes me question if it will last 10 years like my other yamaha. I will likely exchange it for the same one and hope it doesn't happen again. I have not heard of these receivers having this issue so maybe I just got a bad one.
Aside from all of this the receiver is solid, relatively easy to learn/use/tweak, and sounds good. I would definitely recommend it for $800. If it were the normal $1200 msrp however, I would have likely held off on upgrading until mine broke.
Pros: Yamaha quality Yamaha sound and power Excellent tweakability and features LOVE the ipad/android app to control it
Cons: Might have gotten a bad apple with the hdmi switching Not much of a sound difference vs my 10 year old yamaha with 10 less watts per channel
I purchased the RX-A1040 to replace a 3-year-old Onkyo TX-NR809 that blew the amp board for a second time after only light use. I've always been happy with my Crutchfield purchasing experience, so they were my first stop for an upgrade. The A1040 integrated easily into my existing configuration (built in a Salamander Synergy rack), was easy to configure with only a quick trip to the manual, and still has some inputs free for expansion. Input reassignment and flexibility is very good. ARC audio works great with my Samsung UN65JU7100 (did not work with the Onkyo), and the sound is clean and bright without adjusting any tone controls. The iPad control app is a plus, although I haven't used it a lot yet, as are the built-in Spotify and Pandora applets. Overall, very pleased with my purchase.
Pros: Ease of setup and configuration; built-in audio streaming apps; working ARC audio; pleasing physical design.
Cons: None so far.
The Yamaha RX-A1040 provides more than I need now, but room to grow at a very attractive price point with current Crutchfield discounts. I was looking for home theater receivers that had optical AV outputs and the RX-A1040 delivers. Newer units with similar specs have drop that option. I also wanted a unit that would up-convert all my video inputs to 4K and again this Yamaha delivers. The YPAO speaker calibration is exceptionally easy and better yet, it really does make a difference.
Pros: Detailed Manual on CD and updates available online. Clean sound and great video. Easy to use presets for video and audio
Cons: This is a 7.1 receiver and setting up using only 5.1 speakers required a trip to the manual. One must use the middle sound speaker output to drive rear speaker surround speakers in the 5.1 configuration.
Yamaha Rx-a1040 is pretty nice!
Pros: Full featured, easy to set up and lots of power.
Cons: Nothing yet.
This is an awesome receiver. The YPAO nailed my setup and was easy. The sound is wonderful.
Pros: Sound, clean looks, great performance. Well worth the money.
Cons: For some, a bit of reading may be needed, these things do a lot. I printed out the manual to get a few things right.
This is a great upgrade at a discount price. It's not 2.2, so in the future the hook up will have change a bit.
Cons: NOT 2.2hdcp
Great receiver. Simple and straightforward setup. I had a much higher priced Onkyo before, and it was much more complicated and no better sound than this new Yamaha. Very pleased with it!
Pros: Controls are simpler than many other receivers. Easy to hook up.
This A/V receiver get's you in where the big boys play w/o the big price. Love the look and the sound it produces - I have Def Tech speakers and the sound coming out of these compared to what my smaller and discontinued Yamaha A/V receiver is unbelievable. You get a lot for the money and the ease of installation makes it fast to get up and running. Great buy!!!
Let me start off by saying the unit I am replacing is a Yahama RX-A1700, which I absolutely loved, only reason I am replacing it is one of the surround channels went out and $400 to repair it isn't logical as I have used this receiver at least 25,000 hours for movies, music and tv, that's right 25,000 hours, so my expectations for the Yamaha RX-A1040 are quite high. The picture quality is great, clear and sharp, the audio during movie playback is also quite good and the audio playback of my Ipod on the USB connector is clear and very good. Setup was quite easy, manual or automatic. Here's my problem, I'm old school and vinyl plays a big part of my listening pleasure and this unit isn't quite as good as my old Yahama, now I fully realize that the unit isn't designed with vinyl in mind but that is my preference, on the Pure Direct mode, I believe it is unlistenable. The other issue I have is the remote, for a person with big hands and fingers it is a pain to use, the layout of the remote without labeling the buttons to match the input jacks ie. DVD input jack = Dvd button makes it a little complicated for other users who did not set up the system, also the fact it is a dumb remote makes it inconvenient come shutoff time. Lastly there are no AC switched outlets on the back of the receiver. Are the negative's a deal breaker I haven't decided yet, I do believe this unit is more of an entry level receiver than I expected..
Pros: Easy setup, manual or automatic, very good picture and sound using HDMI connections for DVD or Bly-Ray
Cons: No switched plugs on back of unit, playback in phono mode seems flat and not very good reproduction of highs, seems cloudy, pure direct seems very low quality reproduction, remote control is dumb, buttons small and not clearly marked, necessary to push the same button multiple times to make adjustments.
Have only had it for about a month, it is an absolute beast, love it. Hooks up fairly easy if you have a good idea of wiring from previous receivers. Really enjoy all the different sound options. Was having problems with my previous receiver with the sound not syncing up with the picture, enough to drive you insane, problem is now gone and I can blast my concert dvd's through my Klipsch's again. Next up looking into setting up a 7.1 system to take full adavantage of this work of art.
Pros: able to hook up legacy componets, cd player, couple different dvd players. The simple little Phono jack was a major selling point for this old vinyl freak.
Cons: no real cons, takes a bit of time to figure out the remote, and the different AV inputs, buttons on remote a bit small.
Easy to set up. I didn't even read the instructions, just plugged the HDMI inputs in and ran one output to the tv, then speakers and antennas. Everything works great. Love that I can control it with my phone or ipad. It replaces my old yamaha rx v 870 receiver that is over twenty years old and it I notices a significant improvement in sound.
I went from a older RX-V665 to this receiver and man what a difference. The ESS Saber Processor is well worth the little extra. the only grip I have is there is no printed manual it's only on CD but Crutchfield's to the rescue one call and I have a printed manual on the way
Every thing as promised. Easy to set up and I really thought I was gonna like the Yamaha sound having owned several peripherals by them. Once it was set up was disappointed with the lack of what I describe the "thickness" of the sound compared to the dying old Marantz it was replacing. It seemed reedy, if that makes sense. In general, there was a lack of staging - voices and instruments in space. I exchanged it for the older model Marantz SR7007. Not night and day, but a definite stage presence and stronger female vocals.
Pros: Ease of set up.
Cons: Reedy sound. Lack of staging by the preamp portion. Did not show off my B&W's. The Marantz does.
I replaced my 7000 series Marantz with this receiver. I have it connected to a 5.1 Polk Audio speaker 5system and two pool side speakers. The set up was easy and all my input components interface well. The unit is packed with a lot of features. The phone app is pretty cool. It pumps out some good clear sound.
Pros: Ease of setup and use. The phone app. A "clean and uncluttered" appearance
Cons: The remote. The buttons are small and it's "dumb," so you will need all your other remotes. Do yourself a favor and get a smart one such as a logitech.
have had this receiver only a few weeks so far a top notch receiver easy set up on screen features are great quick delivery from Crutchfield
Pros: excellent receiver lots of features
Great big (more on that in a minute) unit. Works great. My IT and AV professional friends tried to over complicate things and really were clueless on how to use something that operates so easily right out of the box. After their over analysis and head scratching, I had everything up and running flawlessly in less than thirty minutes while they went to lunch. Excellent sound in any config. And handles 16x9 HD video flawlessly (most of the pros complications involved resolution); just set all your sources and displays to the same resolution...then no issues. Settings and config were easy to figure out and set-up (once the "pros" went to lunch). The con is that it won't fit into a standard rack. Could barely get it into the rack space, and with all cables, antennas, etc. connected it just does not fit. So now I have to purchase a deeper and taller rack. Maybe the pros at Crutchfield can help with this. Bottom line, very nice unit, especially for home theater, which it is designed for, and for some small to medium AV applications like conference rooms.
Pros: See above
Cons: See above
This was a great addition. I just bought a new 4k TV and found out that I didn't have a way to get native 4k programming to my TV except for the Netflix app installed on the TV. I needed for Audio to be able to go back to my Receiver so the sound could be heard through my speakers. Think about it for a sec, all the components run into my receiver and then into my TV through 1 HDMI cable. There was no way to take my sound back From my TV to the reciever!
This system had the updated technology to allow the HDMI to work going to and from the TV! Now my excellent audio on the 4k and all Netfilx shows travel back to my receiver and sound amazing through this system.
Pros: Powerful and advanced.
Cons: It always starts in a mode that I have to manually change. I have to hit "1" to get Audio 1. It changes to some different mode after I turn the system off for the night. Not a big deal. Probably can be changed in the settings as I figure it out.
This is definitely a quality receiver and probably the best in class in this price range. However, I purchased this and sent it back and I thought it might be helpful for others considering this receiver to know the reasons. When I ordered this, my primary reasons were the multiple inputs, Wi-Fi, Built-In Apple Airplay, Pandora support and zone 2 video capabilities. However, I discovered that my Viewsonic projector, which I had intended to use as Zone 1, had compatibility issues with the receiver. Once I switched from one input to another, I would lose the signal. When I used an ARC-enabled TV as Zone 1, I had no issues. But even with the projector as Zone 2, I still had some issues with a consistent signal. Also, note that if you have 2 HDMI outputs (e.g., 2 TVs) and you send the signal to both outputs, the receiver adjusts and "downscales" to the highest resolution of the "weakest" output. Accordingly, even though my projector is 1080p, my TV is 720p and the signal would be sent at 720p to both. What I learned from all this was I was better of doing a "workaround." Ultimately, I ended up getting a used past gen Yamaha with multiple optical audio inputs (but no HDMI) and then using a combination of HDMI and component video switches and splitters, Apple TV connected via optical cable and Pandora connected via optical cable through XboxOne, I was able to accomplish what I wanted in terms of multiple zones with much more flexibility than offered via this receiver for less $.
Pros: Probably the best-in-class receiver. Numerous inputs, features and great sound. Yamaha quality.
Cons: Compatibility with certain HDMI outputs (e.g., projector), Zone 2 limitations (but typical of most receivers), Lack of Bluetooth (optional). No HDCP 2.2. Some features may not justify additional price for some folks so do your research to determine whether this is a cost-effective solution for you. There are "workarounds" f you're willing to put in the time to configure the system but if not, this may be your best option.
Absolutely stunning sound quality and programming! This unit replaced an RX-V863, as I upgraded to 4k and 3D. This is my 3rd Yamaha receiver, and as usual it did not disappoint! I stepped up to the Aventage series and am so glad I did. Definitely worth the money. Technical support questions I had were answered professionally and courteously by the Crutchfield team. No A/V system is complete without the Aventage!
Pros: Suberb sound in any mode! Latest technology for A/V systems.
Cons: Wireless a little picky, but an Ethernet cable direct took care of it.
This product replaced an older (and lower price point) ONKYO home theater receiver. It was easy to set up and calibrate the sound/speakers for my room. I did not need to check the manual at all during set up. Following the quick start guide included with the receiver got me up and running quickly. The sound from this receiver is excellent and much better than the sound from the ONKYO it replaced. I've used the receiver to watch blue ray, dvd's, TV, Netflix and listen to my IPOD. I'm hearing things that I never heard before with my prior receiver. Yamaha nailed it. I'm especially pleased with the sound when listening to music from my IPOD.
Pros: Excellent sound. Easy to set up.
Cons: None so far.
I have owned several Yamaha receivers over the years, and have always been impressed by their quality of contruction, durability, reliability and performance. This receiver replaced a ten year old Yamaha audio/video receiver. The old receiver still performed flawlessly but did not have any HDMI connections and I was having problems connecting to new video gear. I expected that the Aventage RX-A1040 would be well constructed and perform well. I was not disappointed. The new receiver has ever audio/video connection I could want (both HDMI and legacy audio/video connections).
Pros: Great sound. Easy to setup. Many inputs. Firmware update-able through wireless connection
I upgraded from a higher end Onkyo and I have to say the performance and sound out of this unit is hand over fist better than the Onkyo. The sound field is very precise and immersive. Movies, television and video games all play with exceptional clarity and gives you a great feeling of being in the movie. Screen set up is a breeze and offers a lot of tuning options to get the exact sound you are looking for.
Pros: Great sound Easy set up Mobile app is beneficial Great sound options
Cons: Heavy Very large unit, make sure it fits in your cabinet/stand/rack before you buy Pricey - but worth every penny
this thing works very well the sound is very good and it was very easy to setup so far all good. I had a marantz sr 7007 for 2 days and went dead I was sad but crutchfield was there for me and I had no truoble they sent the new yamaha the same day.
Pros: ever thing
I had an aging (15 year old Sony Receiver) that did not support HDMI. I have 4 game systems, a cable box, tape deck and phonograph and I wanted a receiver that I could plug it all into. This system fit the bill. In fact, it's hard to find another system with the same configuration of inputs and the handful of others are all about the same price. So I compared this to a couple in the same price range and this one seemed to get better reviews. I think it boils down to setup. The setup for this is very easy. Honestly, it took me more time to unplug my previous system and get this one out of the box than it did to wire it up and configure.
Pros: More features than I need (wait, is this a pro or a con. Kind of both really) Sound is excellent. Setup is easy. Supports my 4 game systems, cable TV, tape deck, and phonograph easily.
Cons: A bit pricey. More features than I need (wait, is this a pro or a con. Kind of both really)
This is the second Yamaha aventage I own. I haven't had any problems with this series of audio receivers. No sound drops at all. Which keeps me happy what sports on tv.
Pros: Excellent sound and easy setup.
bought as a present for son's system
Pros: performs great
After doing quite a bit of homework, we settled on this for our first home theater receiver. Set up was simple with a straightforward owners manual. This was my first AV receiver set up, and I had no problems. It has plenty of power for bi-amping my tower speakers and the pre-sets sound fantastic.
Pros: ease of set up lots of power
Cons: you have to choose between bi-amping the main speakers or having the receiver power a 2nd audio zone. It would have been better if I could assign speaker outputs to a second zone. Based on my reading, there is no way to do this. Not a huge drawback, but one to be aware of.
got this 2 weeks ago, after doing much research,i decided on this one.the sound is excellent,was easy to setup.lots of inputs for legacy components,only issues:had to reset to get the wireless features to work properly,2,the ypao sets the sub level a little too low.all the other measurements were spot on.highly recommeded.
Pros: great sound,lots of inputs,ease of use.
Cons: ypao sub measurement a little off,wireless features required some tinkering.
I've waited about a month before reviewing this receiver because I wanted to be sure that I had enough time to give a good review. This is the third receiver that have tried. The first receiver was a Onkyo TX-N828. At first I was happy with it and gave it a good review (see the review under Onkyo TX-N828). But then I started to have HDMI problems. Much to Crutchfield's credit I received a full refund. You guys rock! I then placed an order with Denon for a AVR-X3100 because Crutchfield didn't have the new AVR-X3100 at that time. That was a mistake because I started having problems with it freezing up which caused me to have to do factory resets to get it going again. Which meant that I lost all of my settings. Thankfully it was less than 30 days old and Denon gave me a full refund. So lesson learned "buy from Crutchfield and get the 60 day return guarantee. I was replacing a Yamaha RX-V1065 which after all these years is still working great but long in the tooth. So I decided that I should stay with Yamaha since I've owned multiple Yamaha receivers and all of them are still alive a working 100% (even my Yamaha RX-V2400 that is 10yrs. old). Well I have to say that as of now my new Yamaha RX-A1040 receiver is a great sounding receiver for both music and movies. I have had no issues at all and the apps for your phone and tablets are great. Thanks Yamaha for a great receiver and Thank You Crutchfield for your outstanding customer service. I'm a customer for life!
Pros: Great for movies and music. Lots of sound field choices. Best of all lots of inputs for legacy equipment and a phono input to boot (love my vinyl!) Runs cooler than the Onkyo and Denon receivers. Sound is superb. Easy to setup. 3 Year Warranty which from my experience I will never need. What's not to like?
Cons: No built-in Bluetooth. But not a big thing since I wouldn't use it anyway.
Just purchased the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1040 and also have previous RX-A1000 and RX-A1020 models in my home. I wlll continue to buy Yamaha for quality, value, and performance.
Pros: Ease of setup, quality, and performance
This is truly an excellent receiver with all of the modern features I was looking for, plus the ability to connect all of my various legacy components (which I can't go without). I found setup to be easy and all of the controls to be intuitive and we'll thought-out. I'm very glad I went with the Yamaha and look forward to many years of enjoyment.
Pros: Intuitive set up and controls
Cons: None that I have found
I recently purchased the Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 A/V receiver and could not be happier. It produces some truly amazing sound. The only drawback is there are so many adjustments on it. If you take some time, you can configure the exact sound you are looking for. I just love it.
Pros: Easy to get started Can tune the receiver to your personal tastes Awesome sound
Cons: The only con I have is the number of adjustments. But if you are a little patient, you have the ability to tune the sound to your particular taste.
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||110|
|THD in Stereo||0.06 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20,000 Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|HD Radio Tuner||Built-in|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||YPAO RSC|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||From Composite to HDMI|
|Component Video Conversion||From Component Video to HDMI|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||Yes|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||Yes|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||3|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||3|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||3|
|Optical Digital Outputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||2|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||Yes|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
Aventage Series: The Aventage line of Yamaha 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 & parts construction to circuitry layout, vibration damping, and "fine-tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage receiver 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.
Intelligent Amplifier Assignment: Intelligent Amp Assignment automatically assigns amplifier channels of the Yamaha AV receiver to certain speakers depending on what functions are selected. You can select from a variety of amplifier configurations.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration: The Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First, it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the sound pressure level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Up to 8 listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. Additional YPAO technologies include:
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker setup settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-1040 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added); you can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB from the receiver or remote control. The AV Controller App for Apple iOS and Android provides even greater adjustment of Cinema DSP soundfields.
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-1040 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-1040 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
Dialogue Lift & Level Adjustment: 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.
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-1040 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-1040 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-1040 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.
Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-1040 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha RX-1040 AV receiver is fitted with eight HDMI 2.0 (7 rear/1 front) inputs and two HDMI 2.0 outputs to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The two HDMI outputs can be set to display the same video signal or the second HDMI monitor output can be assigned to Zone 2 for the display of two different HDMI sources; simultaneously. The HDMI 2.0 jacks support 4K/60Hz and 1080p video signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A1040 is capable of outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale video signals from analog (up to 1080i)-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 4K. This means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K resolution.
Front-Panel HDMI/MHL Port: One of the receiver's six HDMI inputs is on the front-panel and MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones, like Android. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge (5V/1V) your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-1040 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote control. So, there's not need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.
Analog Video: The RX-1040 AV receiver offers both composite and component analog video jacks.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-1040, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device or Network source at the same time.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-1040's network connection provides access to Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and vTuner Internet Radio online music services. You can control the Internet Radio services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu (via HDMI). The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
|Pandora||Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|SiriusXM||Requires firmware update. SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
|Rhapsody||Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.|
|vTuner||You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.|
DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha RX-1040 AV receiver supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled mobile devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3 (up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz), and FLAC (up to 192 kHz).
Spotify & HTC Connect: The Yamaha RX-1040 supports Spotify & HTC Connect wireless music streaming from your compatible smartphone.
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM and FM broadcasts, the RX-A1040 features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name, song title, artist name, etc. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as, Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x is recommended for web browser.
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. The test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.14 (as of 8/5/2014). Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 .You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/2.1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include:
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Yamaha RX-1040 offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the receiver's front-panel HDMI input.
Note: Your Apple device's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver's front-panel USB port (max. 2.1A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Yamaha AV receiver supports the following Apple devices and functionalities (as of 1/15/2015):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Advanced On-Screen Menu: The RX-1040 offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Chinese.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.
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 receiver's front panel, remote control, on-screen GUI, and even from the Apple iOS or Android app. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Yamaha RX-A1040 offers Audio/Video Zone 2 (with HDMI switching) and Party Mode (audio only) for playback of a variety audio/video sources in two separate rooms of your home.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
IR Remote w/ HDMI-CEC: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI-CEC). HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha AV receiver.
AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPad (iOS 6.0+) or Android tablet (OS 4.0+) for assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver for quick and easy setup.
Remote Connections: The RX-1040 offers a variety of remote connections.
Add-on Bluetooth Audio Receiver: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Audio Receiver (022YBA11, sold separately) can be used to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices to the Yamaha AV receiver. The YBA-11 connects to the digital coaxial audio input on the back of the Yamaha AV receiver and is powered by the rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of the receiver.
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The sound quality is excellent compared to other similar products [ Devanathan Feb 11, 2016 ]
All the features I'm looking for, and the Yamaha brand is a winner. [ Mark Feb 03, 2016 ]
I researched various receivers and felt this would be the right one for me. [ Mary Feb 01, 2016 ]
Best features for the price. [ Sig Feb 01, 2016 ]
Last of the Yamaha receivers (and most other company receivers and pre-amplifiers) to have analogue multi-channel inputs (amc). The latest models "replaced" amc with HDMI 2.2 and I am not interested in HDMI 2.2 HDR or Atmos capabilities. I have been using the pre-amplifier section of Yamaha receivers (RX-V661;RX-A1020; RX-Z7) for sometime now and will do so with the RX-A1040 - these models work in a similar manner and do the job that the I need. The Crutchfield price was the clincher. [ Martin Jan 29, 2016 ]
Has lots of inputs & outputs. [ Hilton Jan 26, 2016 ]
Advice from a friend who is a true audiophile and has ordered from you before. [ Gloria Jan 22, 2016 ]
Good specs. Good price. [ Timothy Jan 20, 2016 ]
most complete package for growing sound system [ Brian Jan 05, 2016 ]
Turntable input [ Michael Dec 31, 2015 ]
wi-fi capable for streaming movies and music on my home theater system. [ Bacco Mechanica Dec 31, 2015 ]
the technical customer professional I spoke with answered all my questions, and this item fulfilled the requirements I had. [ TOM Dec 21, 2015 ]
Yamaha makes solid reliable gear and this one had multiple audio outputs including digital. [ Oliver Dec 19, 2015 ]
Previous Yamaha product performance, features, price [ Terry Dec 16, 2015 ]
Good product reviews, best price I've found online from a reputable seller [ mico07022 Dec 16, 2015 ]
Recommended [ Thomas Dec 09, 2015 ]
I found the discounted Yamaha Aventage RX1040 provided exactly what I was looking for over the closer to MSRP RX1050. This receiver replaces a 20 year old Denon and will be used with an external amp which the RX1040 provides outputs to. [ William Dec 07, 2015 ]
The manual says that you can use 4 ohm speakers as the front speakers if you set the receiver's speaker impedance to 6 ohms. Under the default settings, the unit is configured for 8 ohm speakers. The 6 ohm setting allows you to use 6 ohm speakers for any channel and 4 ohm speakers as the front speakers. [ JOSEPH W Jan 02, 2016 ]
Yes, for the front channels, at least according to page 18 in the manual. [ Matthew Jan 02, 2016 ]
Yes, absolutely no problem. Yamaha's are known for their low impedance drive capability. Don't bother changing the impedance switch on the back unless you are driving 7 4ohm speakers, and even then I wouldn't bother unless you have issues with the unit going into protection shutdown (overheating), but that's not likely. Enjoy it as is right out of the box. [ MICHAEL Jan 02, 2016 ]
The default setting is for 8 ohm speakers. However, you can set the speaker impedance to 6 ohms. You also can use 4 ohm speakers for the front speakers with this setting according to the User Manual page 18. Hope this helps. [ JAMES Jan 02, 2016 ]
Yes you can ! [ LOUIS Jan 02, 2016 ]
Yes, but be sure to adjust the impedance to properly accommodate your speakers. If you read the instruction manual it points out how to adjust for this. Good listening Victor... [ STANLEY Jan 02, 2016 ]
not a clue, we use 2.4 - Sorry we can't help [ RON Feb 21, 2015 ]
yes, it works fine with it.i have been using 5ghz with this receiver with a netgear n600 dual band router and it works fine. [ leslie Feb 17, 2015 ]
The RX-A1040 supports the 2.4Ghz wireless radio frequency standard only, not 5Ghz. [ MICHAEL Feb 16, 2015 ]
I would like to be helpful, but I'm afraid this question is far too advanced for me. [ JOHN Feb 16, 2015 ]
It worked on both for me. I did end up using a direct connection. It made everthing workd faster. Have fun. [ Douglas Feb 16, 2015 ]
I don't know. I only communicate with it thru my wireless router. [ LEONARD Feb 16, 2015 ]
Yes you can with an adapter. I assume you already know that you'll have to make other arrangements for audio as audio doesn't go through a DVI connection. [ Andrew Feb 16, 2015 ]
Sorry Eric, I can't answer your question. I returned this receiver cause I could not figure out how to operate it. [ KARL Dec 29, 2014 ]
Didn't use zone 2, and I sent this back. We bought onkyo instead. [ LAKISHA Nov 19, 2014 ]
Sorry, but I don't know the answer. I'm not very technical. It does sound better than my old Onkyo. [ LEONARD Nov 13, 2014 ]
Eric, I am not an expert but in order to convert digital signal to analog, you'll need DAC(digital to analog converter). [ KYONG Nov 13, 2014 ]
How many amps does this receiver draw? [ Andrew Feb 23, 2015 ]
I have not noticed a hum after the unit is turned off. [ GORDON H Oct 08, 2014 ]