Carefree road to home entertainment fun

Yamaha's sophisticated RX-A2000 clears the path to home theater happiness, with easy features that are sure to please. Four "SCENE" buttons beneath this receiver's flip-down panel give you one-touch access to everyday activities like watching a Blu-ray movie or listening to a CD. The receiver switches to the correct input and settings with the click of a button.

The RX-A2000 can handle your components — effortlessly. Eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front, let you connect high-def gear: an HD cable box, a game console, even a 3D-ready Blu-ray player, and more. Two HDMI outputs allow you send video to a TV and a projector in the same room. The 'A2000 comes chock full of the latest HD audio formats, so you'll hear every bang, thwack and boom from your favorite movies. HDMI pass-through lets you send audio/video signals from connected sources to your TV — perfect for late night news and talk shows.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE® — premium design and performance

Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal. They paid attention to the little details that add up to better performance — from a solidly built double-bottomed chassis, to separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry. The 'A2000 also features the HQV® Vida™ video processing chip to delivers unparalleled performance for HD and analog images alike. Yamaha's GUI can be used without interrupting your viewing so this receiver works as smooth as it looks and sounds. Plus, AVENTAGE receivers come backed by a three-year warranty.

High-quality  amplifier construction

High-quality internal components, like this transformer, help the RX-A2000 deliver powerful home theater sound.

Seven-channel dexterity

Seven channels of amplification have plenty of uses. What can you do with seven channels? You can use all that power to drive seven home theater speakers in the traditional arrangement: three front speakers, a pair to the sides, and a pair in the back. But you're free to do more. If your front left and right speakers are biampable, you could drive them with two channels each for better clarity and fuller bass. You could add two "height" speakers in front and use Dolby® Pro Logic IIz processing to expand the vertical dimension of your soundstage. Or you could use two channels to pipe music outside or to another room of your home. You've got the power to use at your discretion.

Tap into the digital music stream

iPod dock

Got an iPod? Add Yamaha's optional dock for easy access to your music library.

Movies are just the beginning for the 'A2000. It's DLNA-certified to provide an easy avenue to your home computer network's music files. Surf the Internet's thousands of radio stations or music streaming services. The 'A2000 has a built-in HD Radio® tuner. Listen to your favorite HD stations in digital quality with multicasts offering more station choices than ever. You can also plug in a SIRIUS satellite radio tuner. You can even load up a flash drive or portable MP3 player and plug it into the 'A2000's front-panel USB input to enjoy your latest custom song mix.

Perfect balance is just one touch away

Yamaha's auto-calibration feature tunes your speaker settings beautifully to your room. Plug in the included microphone and place it in your favorite seat. The receiver performs detailed sonic analysis of every speaker in your home theater system, and adjusts each one individually. In no time at all, your receiver is ready to give you the highest performance no matter what speakers you have or where they're positioned.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio,Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES™,and Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with the HQV® Vida™ processor
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for easy automatic speaker setup and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and presence to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control keeps a lid on explosive sound effects for more discreet late-night listening
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
    Digital Music Options:
    • iPod/iPhone integration (requires optional Yamaha control dock)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner with multi-casting reception
    • DLNA certified for better compatibility with other certified networking components
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd room
      • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd and 3rd room
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design for flexible speaker connection
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Pure Direct mode switches off front-panel display, tone controls, and DSP circuitry for cleaner sound with analog audio sources
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    • detachable power cord
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching: 8 in, 2 out (including 1 front-panel input)
    • HDMI version 1.4 with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC with compatible video sources and TVs
    • HQV® Vida™ processor makes HD and analog video sources look their best
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • HDMI standby pass through allows signals to go to your TV without turning on your main speakers.
    • component and S-video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 4 optical (including 1 front panel), 3 coaxial
    • 1 optical audio output
    • 5 audio/video inputs (including 1 front-panel) with composite and S-video
      • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
    • 3 audio-only inputs
    • phono input
    • USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • 7.2-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers and up to 2 (mono) powered subwoofers
    • Ethernet port for music streaming from a PC network
    • USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
    • RS-232 port for automated control systems
    • 3 pairs of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • free Yamaha remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • four SCENE presets for easier source switching
    • Multi-language Graphic User Interface (GUI) with album art for greater ease of use
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • multibrand learning remote with LCD display
    • zone 2 remote
    • system control via web browser and iPod® application
    • Control4® certification for easier integration with compatible home automation systems
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-1/8"H x 18-1/4"D
    • weight: 35 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Written By Michael, Bensalem, PA on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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    Got a great deal from Crutchfield Scratch & Dent on this receiver, a little over half its original price. Nothing wrong with it, not a scratch on it, just it was clearly an open-box return. Maybe not quite as loud as my previous Onkyo, rated at the same power, but the Onkyo failed after only 3.5 yrs so I moved on to try another brand. But the RX-A2000 is plenty loud, don't get me wrong, and the sound quality is surprisingly quite different and better than the Onkyo; I've never owned a Yamaha before. I was also surprised how much better I enjoyed Yamaha's DSP Cinema modes over the straight DD and DTS modes. It also carries the HDMI signals through to my tv with an easily noticeable picture improvement over the Onkyo. I prefer to have the video processing off and let my tv handle it (looks better that way), but still the picture is incredible that way, whereas not quite as so before. Overall, so far, I love it; just hope it will prove to run for the long hall and not prematurely break down like my past receiver. If it lasts, it's the best receiver I've had the pleasure of owning so far.

    Pros: Sound quality, DSP Cinema modes, plethora of HDMI inputs (you'll never need more), superb HDMI switching and pass through.

    Cons: Pricey. Would have been out of my price range, had I not gotten such a sweet deal. Other reviews are right, the CD manual isn't too impressive. The remote is bigger and heavier than it should be, the mini-remote, although cute, serves no real purpose.


    Written By mark f, homestead fl on Sunday, March 04, 2012

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    a little early for this, but so far very pleased! a lot to learn but it has great potential!

    Great sound!

    Written By Rick, Raymore, MO on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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    Don't send this amp back because you can't get the dang thing to is extremely difficult to figure out how to assign inputs....the manual is virtually worthless....if you want an amp that is easy to set up....get the Onkyo. I got this Yamaha because I had a Yamaha in my bedroom and loved it, a 2600. both the Yamaha and the Onkyo of comparable numbers are tanks....they'll last a long time....Onkyo's run hot, so bear that in mind. The Yamaha runs hot too, but not near as hot as the Onkyo. I was running a Onkyo 803 in my home theater, but upgraded to a 3D TV and needed the 3D amp. The highest end Onkyo at Crutchfield only had 2 component inputs and I needed 3....or else there'd be an Onkyo sitting where the Yamaha is. I was trying to set this thing up when my granddaughters were visiting and I snapped at my youngest one while trying to assign the inputs.....I almost boxed it up right then!! OK....there's 3 main menus that you use...setup, input and scene. Still not exactly sure what the scene is for...but it is an easy to reach button on the remote and I finally go it assigned. Like the video input 1 is video input 1 whether the input is HDMI or analog, the yellow video input. If the HDMI device is off, the unit will play the yellow input. If the HDMI input device assign to HDMI 1 is on, it will play the HDMI device. component and digital and optical input are assigned on a separate menu. move right along the list to the input you're trying to assign

    Pros: This took me forever to figure out! The sound is typical Yamaha, which is....bright....some call it "metallic", but it is natural and clean. The surround works very well and the amp will drive speakers without any trouble. There is no "dimming" of the face screen when it's working hard. I only have it driving 5 speakers and use pre outs for some classic old amps I like to display. Remote is excellent. - Overall, I'm glad I kept it and now that it's all set up, it's awesome...

    Cons: Difficult to set understatement....poor manual, another understatement....Yamaha needs to read the Onkyo manuals and learn. Denons have crappy manuals too. Got a great deal from Crutch....and even if you can find one for 30-40 bucks less somewhere, I like being able to return something and having the people be nice and just do it. There's never any snotty anything from Curtchfield....OH! big tip! Update the frrmware when you first plug it in!!

    YAMAHA RX-A 2000

    Written By JudyE, Lake Worth, FL on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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    Receiver is great - manual a nightmare. Couldn't get Zones to work, my sister, after playing with it for awhile finally figured it out. This is my first time with Yamaha always had Pioneers. Would have stayed with Pioneer but the price on this receiver was too good to pass up. I wanted to upgrade all of my equipment from a 5.1 to 7.1. I have a total of 9 speakers and 2 subs hooked up to this receiver and at extremely loud volumes have no breaking up at all. My daughter will get the old Pioneer and my old KLH speakers which still work great. The difference I have now whether it's the receiver or my new speakers is the separation, clarity and volume. The movies (especially Jurassic Park) are fantastic! CD's are great as well.

    Pros: Good value for a good receiver.

    Cons: Don't read the manual! Figure it out yourself!

    Yamaha RX-A2000

    Written By Paul, Cupertino Ca. on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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    I am not a professional, but I like it.

    Yamaha A2000

    Written By DaveC, Katy, Tx on Thursday, February 02, 2012

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    I've had this receiver for about 2 months and have nothing but good things to say about it. The reason I got this was because I had run out of HDMI ports on my TV and the HDMI switch on the receiver fixed that problem. I have a blu-ray, directv, roku, computer and cable box that I wanted to run through my Sony XBR and all work great. In addition, I still have records and this receiver has a phono jack. The internet connection works great for playing my mp3 collection. This is a nice box...

    Yamaha RX-A2000

    Written By SilverGhost, Fort Wayne, IN on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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    Very pleased with the reciever as a whole. Setup of the reciever is not as straight forward as one would expect when it comes to speaker setup. I am still looking into the manual to get my bass speaker to function when playing movies. Other than that, I would recommend this model to anyone.

    Pros: Excellent receiver overall.

    Cons: Speaker setup might be a bit easier.

    Awesome home theater system

    Written By John H, Detroit, MI on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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    Very nice system for the price. Excellent sound quality and theater modes. Plenty of I/O capabilities. Integrates very well to Panasonic Viera Components. Wired ethernet works very well with a home media station or for playing internet radio.

    Pros: Plenty of power to produce nice sound. Easy to use for Internet streaming apps and Internet apps over all. Works well with Panasonice Viera Connect

    Cons: None.


    Written By electroman, Gary, !N. on Monday, October 31, 2011

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    My old receiver is a YAMAHA RX-V2600(5 stars). The RX-A2000 makes me 3D ready. Plenty of HDMI inputs...phono inputs...plenty of inputs.I would have given this receiver 5 stars if it wasn't for the SIRIUS radio(my old cassettes sound better)

    Pros: The Look...The Sound...3D ready

    Cons: Not enuff outputs for my cd-r,cassette& open reel

    Amazing sound

    Written By marc, Broward, FL on Thursday, August 18, 2011

    when I was looking for a receiver, I was looking for sound quality. The sound is natural and warm. I enjoy watching actions movies i get so much dynamic it fills the entire living room. The sound is not harsh and uncomfortable. I just want to keep turning up the volume. Even my wife doesn't mind when I turn it up. And for music forget about it.

    Almost Perfect

    Written By Shelly, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, June 26, 2011

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    This product has a vast array of features, and it sounds great. This generation of OSD is a vast improvement over the last generation. The new networking features provide an almost limitless source of music. Minor quibbles: 1. The manual is badly organized and sometimes confusingly translated; 2. Most menu features require that you actually be switched to the source that you're working on; 3. The buttons on both remotes are generically labeled so you have to memorize what they actually control; 4. The second HDMI output cannot be tied to the Zone 2 (or 3) source (the component output can be linked). It would also be helpful to have a static passthrough option for HDMI outputs, rather than only have the choice of having it default to the last source used when the unit is switched to standby.

    A1 Quality & Performance

    Written By DC, San Jose, CA on Thursday, April 14, 2011

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    Great surround sound, sound fields, connections, rear layout and looks, very impressed. Compared to my Sony DA5400ES the Yamaha sounds better more separation and dynamic. I like the fact that Yamaha allows the owner to flash with up to date firmware, very easy. intuitive on-screen and easy to use sound spectrometer. Had a devil of a time finding Yamaha codes however to program my Nevo S70 RF remote control. I would recommend this receiver to anyone.


    Written By Rudeman, Fullerton, CA on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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    What can I say but Yamaha has done it again. I have for many years believed in Yamaha products and have owned many of their products. I speakers, Yamaha NS-1000 Monitors are as crisp, clear, and natural as they were the day I first set them up and after more than 35 years, my Yamaha CR-2020 just wasn't can't be repaired anymore. Over the past few years nothing came close to the sound of that old receiver until now.

    The sound that my new RXA 2000 is as rich as the CR-2020 was. In a nutshell, I love it. In addition this complete home theater receiver is everything and more than Yamaha says it is. As far as I'm concerned you don't need to look at any other product.

    Yamaha RX-A2000

    Written By MarkW, Gilbertsville,PA on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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    My grandfather use to say; "Good things aint cheap and cheap things aint good!" With that in mind this receiver is a very good thing. I had the Yamaha DSP-A1 and it started to go, so I purchased this receiver. I didn't think this would be as good (Since the DSP was Yamaha's Flagship Home Theater Processor/Amp) but was surprised. This receiver made my Klipsch speakers sound 120% better in every way. The HDMI inputs as well as outputs made the install clean/fast and clutter free. Set up was fast and easy using the YPAO. Once fired up, I noticed my picture became a little sharper and the sound was amazing. This is where this receiver shines like the Northern Star. With the 2 front effects,center,2 front mains,2 rear effects,2 rear speakers and 2subs, I watched a basketball game. I could clearly hear the dribbling in one corner and at the same time heard the squeaks coming forward from the back as the players moved toward the ball. Put a movie on and be prepared to have your jaw drop in amazement. Let's just say there is no need to ever go to the movies again. Music is so clean/crisp and clear you would swear you were sitting next to the artist. You'll also notice a smile on your face forming as you increase the volume without one iota of distortion. Want to become young again? Than play a video game (there's even multiple surround modes) on this thing and you too can freak out your pet. In a nut shell this receiver is worth every single penny you spend.

    Yamaha does it again

    Written By Mike, Annapolis,MD on Friday, January 21, 2011

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    This is one awesome AV receiver. First off I really didn't want to replace my old receiver but I am getting ready to purchase a 3D TV and I wanted to have compatible Hdmi's. The Receiver I replaced which I just moved to a different room in the house was a Yamaha RX 3900 which I loved. This receiver how ever was easy to set up, the OSG is very logical and a snap to navigate. The sound is stunning powering my Def Tec two's in a 7.1 set up. I love this receiver and the new clean look Yamaha gave to its face. If your looking for a mid priced receiver with a boat load of HDMI's and most of the bells and whistles of higher priced equipment than your at the right place.

    Kudos to Yamaha

    Written By PeteC, Houston, TX on Monday, October 25, 2010

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    My actual rating is 4.5 stars. I have to deduct ½ star for what I believe is a poor/confusing menu tree. Took me much longer than it should have to configure the unit and understand what was a global (versus per input) adjustment. Besides that, 5 stars for performance. Bought this unit primarily for the IDT HQV video processor. My old unit that I tried to use to clean up my noisy cable signal died.thankfully. The IDT HQV processor is significantly better at reducing noise AND with no apparent loss in picture detail. It was like someone cleaned the dirt off of a window. I even like it at cleaning up film grain in Bluray discs. Note.. The RX-A3000 has a manual mode for both noise reduction and resolution enhancement. The RX-A2000 only offers OFF and AUTO. So far I've been happy with the AUTO modes. However, if you think you'll want more flexibility, the RX-A3000 is the way to go.

    I'm also quite happy with its audio performance. I was leary about going from my two channel set up of separate components to a 7 channel receiver. Fortunately, I had nothing to worry about. This receiver gives me better warmth, bass, and dynamics than did a 160 watt/ch power amp and tubed preamp driving my speakers (2 ch mode). Surround sound is also good. I'm not as finicky about that over stereo, but everything so far seems fine. I'm picky and tend to return more A/V products than I keep. This is easily a keeper.

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    • Black Surround Sound receiver
    • 76" AC Power cord
    • Standard wireless remote control (RAV410)
    • 4 "AAA" batteries
    • Simple wireless remote control (RAV39)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • YPAO microphone with attached 19.75' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Owner's manual CD-ROM
    • Quick reference guide
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • Safety brochure

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 130
    THD in Stereo 0.06 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner Y
    On-Screen Display Thru All monitor outs
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI, Component video, S-video
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI, S-video, Composite video
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion up to 1080p
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control No
    Bluetooth-compatible ---
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    DLNA Certified Audio
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote Yes
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 7-1/8
    Depth (inches) 18-1/4
    Weight (pounds) 35.3
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 6
    Component Video Inputs 4
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 4
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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    Audio Features

    Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.

    YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) with Reflected Sound Control, which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone YPAO measures the speakers' response (from up to eight positions) and performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

    • Speaker Wiring: checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each
    • Speaker Distance: checks the distance of each speaker from the listening positions and adjusts the delay of each channel
    • Speaker Size: checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate low-frequency crossover for each channel
    • EQ: each channel has a parametric equalizer; there are three target settings:
      • Natural: adjusts all speakers to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
      • Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics
      • Front: EQs the center and surround speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system
    • Volume Level: checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker

    Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-A2000 offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray Disc players:

    • Dolby TrueHD: a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit
    • Dolby Digital Plus: developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete channels
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: an advanced lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track

    DTS Express: DTS Express is an audio technology used with an optional feature on some Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. It offers high-quality low bit rate audio optimized for network streaming and Internet applications. The Secondary Audio of Blu-ray Disc or the Sub Audio of HD DVD from the Internet is mixed with the main audio stream.

    Surround Modes: The RX-A2000 offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:

    • Decoding Formats: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-Express, DTS Digital Surround, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Music, Movie, and Game), Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Music, Movie, and Game), DSD (SACD), DTS Neo:6 (Music and Cinema)
    • Hi-Fi DSP Modes: Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, Church in Royaumont, Chamber, Cellar Club, Warehouse Loft, The Village Vanguard, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Recital/Opera, 7-Channel stereo
    • Cinema DSP Modes: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role-playing Game, Music Video

    Pro Logic II/x Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx Music modes:

    • Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
    • Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
    • Center Width: moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers

    Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    Dialogue Lift: When Presence speakers are in use you can activate the Dialogue Lift feature, which assigns some of the front and center channel elements to the Presence speakers to lift the dialog to a higher position; the effect of the Dialog Lift is set between 0 (no lift) and 5 (maximum lift).

    Soundfield Parameter Adjustments: You can adjust the value of certain digital soundfield parameters so that the soundfields are recreated accurately in your listening room. The following is a list and description of the soundfield adjustments:

    • DSP Levels: adjusts the level of all the DSP effect sounds within a narrow range depending on the acoustics of your listening area; adjust between -6dB to +3dB
    • DSP 3D: turns Cinema DSP 3D on/off (Presence speakers recommended)
    • Initial Delay: changes the apparent distance from the speaker to the reflecting surface (wall) by adjusting the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection heard by the listener
    • Room Size: adjust the apparent size of the surround soundfield, make adjustments for the Presence, Surround, and Surround Back room size
    • Liveness: adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the rate at which the early reflections decay
    • Reverberation Time: adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz
    • Reverberation Delay: adjusts the time difference between the beginning of the direct sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound
    • Reverberation Level: adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound

    Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually adjust the following speaker settings (without YPAO):

    • Configuration: specify what speakers are used and their sizes:
      • Front: Large or Small
      • Center: Large, Small, or None
      • Surround: Large, Small, or None
      • Surround Back: Large x 1, Large x 2, Small x 1, Small x 2, or None
      • Front Presence: Use or None
      • Subwoofer 1: Use or None and normal or reverse polarity
      • Subwoofer 2: Use or None and normal or reverse polarity
      • Subwoofer Layout: the configuration when two subs are used; Left + Right, Front + Rear, or Monaural x 2
    • Extra Bass: on/off; when using a subwoofer and large front speakers, both can be set to reproduce front speaker bass frequencies
    • Bass Crossover: select the crossover frequency of all the speakers set to Small; choose between 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, and 200Hz
    • Level Adjustment: adjust the output level of each channel from -10 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps (relative to the main volume)
    • Speaker Distance: adjust the distance from the listener to each speaker (and subsequently the delay applied to the respective channel); select from 1 to 80 feet in 0.2 foot steps
    • Equalizer: each of the full range channels is adjusted individually using the seven band parametric equalizer (-20 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB steps with adjustable Q)

    Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front, center, surround, surround back/bi-amp, extra speaker 1 (Zone2/Zone3/Presence), and extra speaker 2 (Zone2/Zone3). The function of the extra speaker terminals is set using the Power Amp Assign menu. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs and the collar surrounding the posts prevents the use of spade connectors.

    Power Amp Assign: The built-in seven channel amplifier can be programmed to power various speaker configurations:

    • 7ch Normal: seven speakers are powered in the main room; both presence and surround back speakers can be connected, which is powered changes based on the selected surround mode
    • 7ch+1Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off
    • 7ch+2Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back), two speakers in Zone2, and two speakers in Zone3 are connected to the receiver; when Zone2 is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off; when Zone3 is turned on, the surround speakers turn off
    • 7ch+Front: the receiver powers the center, surround, surround back and presence speakers and an external amp powers the main front speakers
    • 7ch+FPR: the receiver powers the front, center, surround, and surround back speakers and an external amp powers the presence speakers
    • 7ch+FPR+1Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off; the presence speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 5ch Bi-amp: five speakers are powered in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers
    • 5ch Bi-amp+FPR: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the presence speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 5ch Bi-amp+SB: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the surround back speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 5ch Bi-amp+SB+FPR: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the presence and surround back speakers are powered by an external amp

    Presence Speakers: The Extra Speaker 1 terminals can be used for Presence Speakers. The Presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence speakers should be placed at the front of the room 1-3 feet outside of the front speakers and at least 6 feet off the floor.

    Note: You must select in the menu whether the Extra Speaker 1 terminals are being used for Presence or Zone2 speakers.

    Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: The RX-A2000 allows you to reassign the surround back amplifier channels to bi-amp the front speakers. Bi-amping uses two amplifiers to power one speaker; one connected to the woofer section and the other to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a restricted frequency range, making its job easier. When bi-amping the front speakers only five speakers can be powered (surround back, presence, Zone2, and Zone3 speakers must be powered by a different amplifier).

    Multi Zone Capability: The Zone2 and Zone3 outputs allow you to play three different sources in three zones. The receiver has dedicated stereo preamp outputs for both zones, or the built-in amplifier can power speakers in the second and/or third zones connected to the Extra Speaker 1 and Extra Speaker 2 terminals. The analog video monitor outputs (component video, S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to Zone2 or Zone3 (but not both), useful when you're using HDMI for the main room video. Only sources connected via analog inputs can be output to Zone2 and Zone3. If you're using the preamp jacks the output volume can be set to fixed or variable. If both Zone2 and Zone3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone2 is turned on the surround back speakers in the main room are turned off; when Zone3 is turned on, the surround speakers in the main room are turned off.

    Assignable Inputs: The digital audio jacks (optical and coaxial) can be assigned to the input of your choice.

    Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to Dolby Digital and DTS bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

    Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (Adaptive DRC): During low-volume listening, such as late as night, dynamic range suffers and some sounds are missed. The effect of Adaptive DRC varies with volume, at lower volume the dynamic range is narrowed.

    Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system.

    Straight Decoding Mode: When the unit is in the Straight mode, 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional effect processing.

    Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode turns off the surround circuitry, bypasses the tone controls, and turns off the front panel display and video output, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound.

    Impedance Selection: You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application; when set to 6 ohms, 4 ohm speakers are compatible only on the front left and front right outputs.

    Lipsync: You can manually delay the sound output up to 250ms to synchronize it with the video image. When connected to a compatible TV using an HDMI cable, auto lipsync can be engaged.

    Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level (separate settings in the main zone, Zone2, and Zone3); useful for avoiding turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (the full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).

    Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to specify the volume level when the power is turned on (separate settings in the main zone, Zone2, and Zone3); choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

    Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between sources. The range is from -6 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.

    Silent Cinema: The Silent Cinema mode allows private listening of multi-channel music or movies, with an accurate simulation of surround sound, through ordinary stereo headphones. Silent Cinema activates automatically whenever you connect headphones while surround sound is engaged.

    Compressed Music Enhancer: Compressed formats such as MP3, WMA, and AAC generally remove high and low frequency harmonic information, resulting in a loss of fidelity. The Compressed Music Enhancer works in two-channel and multi-channel modes and regenerates the missing harmonics in compression artifacts and compensates for the loss of low and high frequencies to provide improved performance.

    Multi-channel Analog Input: This unit has a discrete 7.1-channel analog input for connecting DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players or an external decoder.

    Line Level Outputs: There are 13 pre-amp outputs for easy connection to external power amplifiers; 7.2-channel surround sound (two jacks can be used for front or presence speaker channels and there are two subwoofer outputs), Zone2 stereo, and Zone3 stereo.

    HD Radio Tuner: The RX-A2000 is equipped with an HD Radio tuner; HD Radio offers digital transmission with CD-quality sound from FM stations and analog FM quality from AM stations. Additionally it provides program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. The HD radio information is displayed on the front panel of the receiver and on the TV monitor.

    iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature allows you to mark songs as they're played on an HD Radio station and transfer the artist/song data to your compatible iPod when it's docked using the YDS-12 iPod dock (item number 022YDS12, sold separately). Then when you sync the iPod with your iTunes account you're given an option to purchase the songs; up to 50 can be saved.

    Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit off automatically after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

    Video Features

    1080p HDMI Inputs/Outputs: On the back panel there are seven HDMI version 1.4a inputs and two outputs, plus an eighth input on the front panel. Both outputs can be used simultaneously and either output is compatible with HDMI Control (but not both outputs at the same time). These HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and multi-channel PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc) digital audio formats as well as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution (including 1080/24p). They also support 3D signal transfer, Deep Color (30 bit and 36 bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation, and both outputs support ARC (Audio Return Channel).

    3D-Compatible: The HDMI connections will accept 3D video from your 3D Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready HDTV.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The ARC function is available through both HDMI monitor outputs.

    Standby Through: When the RX-A2000 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 selected even with the unit turned off.

    Video Conversion: Video conversion allows analog video signals from composite, component, and S-video sources to be output as digital video signals through the HDMI outputs. Additionally component video signals can be converted to composite and S-video (480i sources only), S-video signals can be converted to composite and component video, and composite video signals can be converted to S-video and component video. You cannot convert HDMI input signals to any other type of signal.

    Video Scaling: The receiver features an HQV Vida video processor for video scaling. The scaler engine will take any resolution input and scale it as high as 1080p for output via the HDMI outputs. The HDMI output resolution is adjustable in the menu; options include Auto (automatically scales to the highest resolution the the TV will accept), 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or Through (no scaling).

    Component Video: The RX-A2000 offers four component video inputs and a component video monitor output with a frequency response of 5 Hz to 100 MHz; they will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080i. Composite and S-video sources can be converted to component video and 480i component video sources can be converted to composite and S-video. Signals output as component video are not scaled.

    Front Panel AV Input: In addition to HDMI, the front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo and composite video RCA jacks, S-video, and optical digital inputs.

    GUI: The RX-A2000 features a Graphic User Interface with easy to use on-screen display menus that allow you to optimize this unit to suit your A/V system.

    Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source, up to nine characters.

    Network Functions

    Network Receiver: Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Player, Yamaha Network enabled receivers allow you to play WMA, MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV music files from your PC, Network Attached Storage (hard drive), or other DLNA device. The receiver can even be used as a client for Yamaha's MusicCAST home music server, seamlessly integrating with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your LAN. If your router has a broadband Internet connection you can listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio using the included vTuner database. You can also stream music Rhapsody and SIRIUS Internet Radio (subscription required for either).

    Web Control: If the receiver is connected to your LAN, you can control the RX-A2000 using a web browser.

    Remote Control

    Main Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV410) with learning capabilities. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of A/V components. There are also numerous macros which allow you to program the remote to perform multiple operations with the press of one button.

    Simple Remote Control: A second, smaller remote is included that offers basic control of just the RX-A2000 receiver.

    Scene: The RX-A2000 features four Scene buttons on the front panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. These buttons are initially set to default settings for Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, CD listening, and Radio listening but each can be reprogrammed to any input, soundfield, volume, etc.

    Remote Jacks: The receiver has two remote input and two remote output mini-jack terminals for use with external IR receivers and compatible Yamaha components.

    12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A2000 has two programmable mini-jack outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier or motorized projection screen. The trigger is programmed either to work with a specific zone (main room, Zone2, or Zone3) or a specific source.

    RS-232 Port: The RS-232c port allows connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.

    Add-on Devices

    USB: With the USB terminal on the front panel you can play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players.

    Note: The USB port is not compatible with iPods.

    iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-12 iPod Dock (item number 022YDS12, sold separately), you can connect your compatible iPod or iPhone to the RX-A2000 and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your iPod and album art can be displayed on a connected TV monitor (via composite video).

    Note: The RX-A2000 will not also up-convert iPod/iPhone video to component or HDMI.

    SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (item number 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-A2000's proprietary plug. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality.

    Note: A subscription is required in order to receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

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