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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2030

9.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

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Our take on the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2030

by David Brown
Yamaha

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

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.

Get the best of Yamaha with AVENTAGE

Yamaha RX-A830 AVENTAGE 7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

Take your home theater's sound and picture to new heights — and new places. Yamaha's AVENTAGE receivers bring together top-notch audio and video processing with high-quality construction designed to deliver your movies and music with sonic purity and detail. With 140 watts per channel in stereo mode, 9 channels of amplification, and three-zone capability, 'A2030 has the power and flexibility to drive a robust home theater system that extends into as many as three rooms.

Multi-zone capability reaches into as many as four rooms

Yamaha's Intelligent Amp Assign provides outputs for up to 11 speakers, giving the ‘A2030 multi-room versatility to suit your home and equipment. You can power nine channels at a time with this receiver, or up to 11 when you add a separate stereo power amp or receiver. That means you can enjoy 5.2-channel surround in your home theater, while simultaneously powering stereo speakers in two other rooms.

Yamaha RX-A2030 AVENTAGE 9.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay

The RX-A2030 can output any digital or analog audio/video source to a second zone via HDMI.

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The additional HDMI output offers lots of multi-zone capabilities that many multi-room receivers don't have. You can output audio or video from any source to Zone 2 via HDMI. Plus, Zone 2 HDMI switching means you can watch different content from different sources at the same time. Watch a Blu-ray disc in your main room while the kids watch their favorite show in another room. Or use the second HDMI output to send audio and video to an HDTV in a fourth room, while the receiver powers speakers in three other rooms.

Designed with your ears in mind


High-res audio

Yamaha goes the extra mile for excellent sound in its AVENTAGE receivers. The RX-A2030 uses dual audiophile-grade ESS SABRE digital-to-analog converters, which decode the latest high-resolution audio formats with accuracy and detail. Your digital sources like Blu-ray discs and lossless music files will sparkle with definition and life in stereo and surround sound. Independent power supplies for analog and digital circuitry help prevent interference between the two, for purer audio signals. And 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.

Apple AirPlay and other streaming music options

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A730 home theater receiver with Yamaha A/V Controller app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

The free Yamaha A/V Controller app gives you easy touchscreen control over the RX-A1030 with your smartphone or tablet.

When you connect the 'A2030 to your home network, you'll open up a whole world of digital music. With built-in support for Apple AirPlay, you can send music from your iPhone®, iPad®, or computer running iTunes® directly to your receiver for playback. If you subscribe to Spotify® or Rhapsody®, you'll enjoy support for their massive song libraries as well. Plus you can stream music from Pandora® or tap into thousands of free radio stations worldwide via vTuner. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer helps give MP3s and other digital music more depth and detail, as well as upconverting CDs and lossless FLAC files for high-resolution playback. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network or a wireless connection using the optional Yamaha Wi-Fi adapter.

A sight for sore eyes

If it's been a while since you last bought a receiver, then the 'A2030's setup and control features will be a welcome improvement. The on-screen guide is full-color with lots of graphics for easy navigation — a far cry from the bare-bones black-and-white menu screens of just a few years ago. Plus, the free Yamaha A/V Controller app provides sophisticated touchscreen control over a wide range of functions from your Apple® smartphone or tablet, Kindle Fire™, or other Android™ device.

4K, 3D, and MHL®-ready

The RX-A2030 is prepared to take on the latest and greatest digital sources. The front-panel HDMI input is MHL-compatible. That means you can connect your MHL-compatible Android tablet or smartphone to send music and HD video through your receiver for playback on your home theater system. Plus, the 'A2030 supports 3D and 4K pass-through, so it can handle today's 3D Blu-ray players and as well as upcoming Ultra HD content as it arrives.

Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 9-channel amplifier
    • 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
    • Yamaha's advanced video processing with edge and motion adaptive deinterlacing for sharp images and smooth motion
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) with multi-point measurement for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound for up to 8 listening positions (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    • Dialogue Lift and Level Adjustment for clearer, louder dialogue while watching movies and shows
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Rhapsody, and vTuner (subscription required for some services)
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone, iPad, or thumb drive
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • DLNA and Windows® 7 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • add Wi-Fi® with an optional Yamaha adapter
    • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Yamaha Bluetooth adapter
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • four-room/four-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms (using powered 2nd- and 3rd-room outputs allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
      • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
      • output any source to 2nd room via Zone 2 HDMI output
      • Intelligent Amp Assign automatically redirects surround back channels in Main zone to Zone 2 and/or Zone 3 speakers during multi-zone use
      • 2nd HDMI output assignable to Zone 4 (HDMI sources only)
      • Zone 4 only receives audio/video signals via HDMI; separate receiver required to power stereo or surround sound speakers
      • HDMI and optical/coaxial digital audio sources cannot be output to Zone 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • dual 192kHz/24-bit ESS SABRE Premier digital-to-analog converters
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality
    • symmetrical power amp layout electrically isolates left and right channel circuitry for high signal-to-noise ratio and wider soundstage
    • 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 improves sound quality of MP3s and upconverts CDs and FLAC files to 24-bit/96kHz resolution
    • reinforced chassis minimizes distortion even during high-volume output
    • detachable power cable
    Connections:
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes front-panel input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 5 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 assignable out
    • S-video switching: 4 in, 1 assignable out
    • digital audio inputs: 4 optical (including 1 front-panel input) and 3 coaxial
    • 1 optical digital audio output
    • 9 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
    • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for use with a turntable
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable music players
    • rear-panel USB port for add-on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth adapters
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back/Bi-Amp L/R, Zone 2/Rear Presence L/R, Zone 3/Front Presence L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
    • RS-232C input, 2 remote inputs/outputs (IR) and 12 volt-trigger output for use with external controllers
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through and upscaling
    • free Yamaha A/V Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • 12 SCENE Plus presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • full-color on-screen display
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    • AM/FM tuner
    • backlit LED learning remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 19-3/8"D
    • weight: 37.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels 9
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 140
    THD in Stereo 0.06 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k 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, S-video
    S-Video Conversion ---
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI, Composite, S-video
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible Optional
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    DLNA Certified Audio
    MHL-compatible Yes
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote Yes
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 7-1/2
    Depth (inches) 19-3/8
    Weight (pounds) 37.7
    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 Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 5
    S-Video Inputs ---
    S-Video Outputs ---
    S-Video Monitor Outputs ---
    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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    • 9.2ch AV receiver
    • 6.5' AC power cord
    • Wireless remote control (RAV422)
    • 4 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone (with attached 19' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Quick Guide for Multizone/Remote Functions
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • FCC Information (for US customers)
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note
    • Important Safety Instructions

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    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.

    • High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete, high-speed thermal feedback power amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize distortion of the receiver. The Yamaha RX-A2030 AV Receiver is equipped with a 9-channel amplifier rated at 140 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.06% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability.
    • Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout: The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left & right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
    • Professional Quality DACs: The Yamaha RX-A2030 uses ESS Sabre Premier 192kHz/24-bit DACs (ES9006) for all channels to produce professional quality digital audio with exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120dB of dynamic range. The AV receiver also utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.
    • Aluminum Front Panel: The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
    • H-Shaped Cross Member Frame: The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H-shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly even minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.
    • A.R.T.: The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge 5th foot is in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers. A.R.T. Wedge 5th foot helps ensure that vibrations do not affect the sound quality.  The AV receiver also employs anti-vibration heatsinks to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure.
    • Double Bottom Construction: An additional bottom cover is added for additional support and to improve sound performance at higher volume levels and also support the power transformer and heat sinks.
    • Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. These power supplies are highly efficient and result in less power consumption in standby mode.

    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.

    • Basic 9ch: In this configuration, up to eleven speakers (Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, & Rear Presence L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. When Cinema DSP 3D is on, the two Rear Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When Cinema DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Bi-amp and Zone 2/3 speakers are not available in this mode
    • 9ch + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to eleven speakers (Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver. When Zone 3 is off, all nine channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 3 is on, power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 3 and the Main Zone will receive seven channels of power. The same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 3. Bi-amp, Zone 2, and Rear Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
    • 7ch + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to nine speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 2) can be connected to the AV receiver. You can enjoy 7.1ch surround in the main room and 2ch stereo in another room simultaneously. The same or different analog input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2. Bi-amp and Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
    • 7ch + 2 Zones: In this configuration, up to eleven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver. You can enjoy 7.1ch surround in the main room and 2ch stereo in Zone 2 simultaneously. However when Zone 3 is turned-on, the main zone will be limited 5.1ch surround with no surround back speakers (Zone 2 will stay active). The same or different analog input sources/volume settings can be applied to either zone. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2. Bi-amp and Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
    • 7ch + Front + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to nine speakers (Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver for playback of audio in two separate rooms. The two Front L/R speakers will be powered by an external amp. The same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones. Zone 2 and Rear Presence speakers are not available.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp: Up to seven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Surround Back L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Extra Speaker amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier. Zone 2/3 and Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp + 1 Zone: Up to nine speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Extra Speaker 1 amplifier channels of the AV receiver are assigned to bi-amp the front speakers. The Extra Speaker 2 amplifier channels of the receiver are assigned to Zone 3. When Zone 3 is off, all nine channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 3 is on, power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 3 and the Main Zone will receive seven channels of power. The same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 3. Zone 2 and  Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
    • 5ch + Front + 2 Zones:  In this configuration, up to nine speakers (Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver for playback of audio in three separate rooms. The two Front L/R speakers will be powered by an external amp. The same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to either zone. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2/3. Presence speakers are not available.

    YPAO R.S.C. (Reflect Sound Control): YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds. Yamaha's YPAO-R.S.C. 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 volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO 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 Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
    • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
    • EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one of three target settings before running the setup.
      • Natural: adjusts all speaker 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 rear 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.

    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-A2030 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.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II 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.

    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 23 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
    • Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game, Music Video
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, Church in Royaumont, Chamber, Village Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, 9ch Stereo
    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.

    CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.

    • Adaptive DSP Level: You can change the receiver's CINEMA DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can manually adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB. Or, with Adaptive DSP Level, the receiver automatically adjust the Cinema DSP effect level in conjunction with volume adjustments.
    • Delay: Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and the presence soundfield (1-99ms), surround soundfield (1-49ms), and surround back soundfield (1-49ms).
    • Room Size: Adjusts the broadening effect (0.1-2.0) of the presence soundfield, surround soundfield, and the surround back sound field.
    • Liveness: Adjusts the loss (0-10) of the presence soundfield, surround back soundfield, and surround back soundfield.
    • Reverb: Adjusts the delay time of the rear reverberant sound (1.0-5.0s), the delay between the direct sound and rear reverberant sound (0-250ms), and the volume of the reverberant sound (0-100%).

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-A2030 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 Presence Speakers, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Cinema DSP 3D: The actually measured soundfield data in recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room. Cinema DSP 3D does this by using the receiver's Presence (height) Speakers or the Virtual Presence Speaker mode.
    • 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. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center/presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-A2030 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.

    • Straight: 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 tone or DSP processing.
    • Pure Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, dims the front-panel display, and cancels AV output to allow sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the subwoofer

    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-A2030 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to 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.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-A2030 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-A2030 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid 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 (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can 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 input sources. The range is from -6 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A2030 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with four optical digital inputs (3 rear/1 front), three coaxial digital inputs (rear), and one optical digital output (rear).
    • Stereo RCA Jacks + Phono Input: The receiver is also equipped with nine stereo RCA analog audio inputs (8 rear/1 front), a single stereo RCA analog audio record output, and a stereo RCA Zone 2 output; as well as Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
    • 7.1ch 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.
    • 7.2ch Preamp Outputs: The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers.
    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for the Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Extra Speaker 1 (Zone2/Zone3/R. Presence), and Extra Speaker 2 (Zone2/Zone3/F. Presence/Bi-amp) speaker terminals. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. These terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs and a collar surrounding them prevents the use of spade connectors. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 4- to 8-ohm Front speakers; and 6- to 8-ohm Center, Surround, Surround Back, Zone 2/F. Presence/Bi-Amp/Extra speakers.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A2030 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.

    Video Features

    8 HDMI Inputs/2 HDMI Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A2030 AV receiver is fitted with eight HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and two HDMI (v.1.4) 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 or Zone 4 (not both) for the display of two different HDMI sources; simultaneously. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K 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.

    • 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-A2030 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-A2030 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
    • 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.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    Note: When you output a video signal from both HDMI outputs simultaneously, the receiver outputs the video signal at the highest resolution that both TVs connected to this unit can support. For example, if you are have connected a 1080p TV and a 720p TV, the receiver will output 720p video through both HDMI outputs.

    MHL-Compatible HDMI Port: One of the receiver's eight HDMI inputs is on the front-panel and MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge 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-A2030 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 no need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.

    Analog Video: The RX-A2030 AV receiver offers component, composite, and S-video analog video jacks.

    • Component Video: The RX-A2030 offers four component video inputs and one component video monitor output (which can also be assigned to Zone 2/3). These jacks have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.
    • Composite: The receiver features five composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front), one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output (which can also be assigned to Zone 2/3). The composite video jacks support 480i only.
    • S-Video: The receiver also features four S-video inputs, one S-video record output, and one S-video monitor output (which can also be assigned to Zone 2/3). These S-video jacks support 480i only.

    4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A2030 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.

    Note: You can also convert a composite video signal to a component video and vice-versa; as well as S-video (without scaling). HDMI can only be output via HDMI.

    Optimized Video Processing: Yamaha's high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing, and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content.

    Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing: In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.

    Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-A2030, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device at the same time.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Ethernet LAN Port (optional WiFi): The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network to access your DLNA music server, or Internet Radio. There is also a rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) that allows you to connect Yamaha's YWA-10 wireless network adapter (022YWA10, sold separately) for a wireless network connection.

    DLNA 1.5/Windows 7 Certified: The RX-A2030 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the RX-A2030 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). The Yamaha receive supports the playback of the following music files.

    • MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
    • WMA (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
    • AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
    • WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
    • FLAC (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
    Note: The AV receiver supports the following music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.

    Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-A2030's network connection provides access to Pandora and vTuner Internet Radio. 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.

    Music Service Description
    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.
    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.
    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.

    HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM and FM broadcasts, the RX-A2030 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.

    • Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.
    • Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
    • 40-Station Preset Tuning: The Aventage Series RX-A2030 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning).
    • Direct Tuning: You can directly tune in a frequency using the receiver's remote control.
    • Stereo/Monaural Modes: You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations.

    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 7.x, 8.x, 9.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 1.08 (as of 7/17/2013). Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WMA (up to 48kHz/320kbps), AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit), and FLAC (up to 192kHz/24-bit) music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone, portable MP3 player or USB thumbdrive (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.

    Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.

    AirPlay: This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad; as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy your iTunes music from your mobile Apple iOS device or computer on your home theater system. You can even view metadata such as song title, artist name, as well as album art via AV receiver's on-screen display. In addition, you can download Apple's free "Remote" application and use your Apple device as the remote control for your iTunes account.

    Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.

    iPod/iPhone/iPad Direct: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) port, composite video input, and HDMI port for playback of audio and video files on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device.

    • Audio Playback: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone/iPad so you can listen to your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver (use the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device). This USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your Apple device's music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone/iPad's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be controlled by the AV receiver's remote. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
    • Video Playback: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB port and either the composite video input or HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Use the Apple Composite AV cable (sold separately) for older video-capable iPod/iPhone/iPad devices w/ 30-pin connector. Video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen (select Simple mode on receiver).

    Note: Your Apple device's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 2.1A).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 9/24/2013):

    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
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    2 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    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.

    Convenience Features

    Advanced On-Screen GUI: The RX-A2030 offers an advanced on-screen menu (GUI) system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. Yamaha's latest graphical user interface (GUI) has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Russian, or Chinese. If your TV is connected to the composite video, component video, or S-video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    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-A2030 AV receiver allows you to configure a multi-zone audio/video system for your home. The multi-zone configuration feature enables you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone, second zone (Zone 2), third zone (Zone 3) and fourth zone (Zone 4).

    • Zone 2/Zone 3: The receiver's Zone 2/Zone 3 outputs allow you to play the same or different audio/video sources in other rooms of your home. The receiver has dedicated stereo preamp outputs (requires separate amps) for both Zone 2 & 3, 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. If either Zone 2 or Zone 3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone 2 or Zone 3 is turned on, the receiver's Presence speakers in the main room are turned off.  If both Zone 2 and Zone 3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone 2 and Zone 3 is turned on, the receiver's Presence and Surround Back speakers in the main room are turned off. The analog video monitor outputs (component video, S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to Zone 2 or Zone 3 (but not both). The volume of Zone 2 or Zone 3 can be controlled by the Yamaha receiver using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output. You can select the following input sources for Zone 2 or 3.
      • Analog Audio/Video Inputs (the video conversion between analog video jacks does not work for the multi-zone output; to watch video in another zone, you need to connect the Zone 2/3 video monitor out in the same way as the video input device)
      • Digital Audio Inputs (Optical/Coaxial; 2ch PCM only to Zone 2 only)
      • AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each zone)
      • USB (including iPod/iPhone)
      • AirPlay for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/iTunes
      • Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in multiple zones at the same time)
      • DLNA/Media Player contents
    • HDMI Switching: The receiver's HDMI Output 2 terminal can be assigned to output audio/video content to Zone 2 or Zone 4 (but not both). Yamaha's advanced HDMI zone switching adds the capability to choose from all analog or digital audio/video sources for playback in Zone 2. However, Zone 4 only offers playback of the same or different HDMI connected audio/video sources. The Zone 2/4 HDMI output can be connected directly to a TV for basic video and 2ch audio playback. It can also be connected to a secondary home theater receiver for multi-channel playback in another zone. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy from Zone 2 (not Zone 4), no matter what is being played in the main zone.
    • Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3, simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types - analog or digital). During the party mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones. The Main Zone, Zone2, & Zone3 play at the same volume level during Party mode. Utilize this function when you want to play back an audio source as background music in two rooms of your home. Zone 4 is only available when an HDMI input source is selected in the main zone.

      Note: Unfortunately, a USB source (including iPod/iPhone) and Network connected sources (Internet Radio/Media Player) cannot be played back in different Zones at the same time.

    Optional Bluetooth Module: If you are not using the AV receiver's rear-panel USB/DC-output to connect the optional YW-A10 wireless network adapter (sold separately), you can use it to connect the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (022YBA11, sold separately). You'll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or PC without a Wi-Fi environment.

    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.

    • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
    • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

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

    Remote Control

    Learning/Multibrand Remote Control (with LCD): The receiver comes with a learning/multibrand wireless remote control. In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to control multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc. If you cannot find a remote control code for your playback device or if any key on the remote control does not work after you set the program code, you can use the Learn function to "teach" the receiver's remote to operate your playback device. The remote also offers a Macro function which allows you to program a series of button operations in sequence to a single button on the remote. This remote can remember up to 4 macro functions; each macro can record a maximum of 10 steps. The remote features an LCD window which displays operational information.

    HDMI Control: The Yamaha AV receiver supports the HDMI control function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If your TV or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the remote controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and to synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI Control compatible devices.

    • Power synchronization (On/Standby)
    • Volume control, including Mute
    • Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or the receiver)

    AV Controller App: This AV Controller App (free) will turn your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Android device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. This App provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands. You can browse content from all internally available sources such as Internet Radio, USB and AM/FM tuners. You can also control all AV receiver zones such as powering on and changing input for each zone. This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including Play, Stop and Forward. In addition, you can browse music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the content to the Yamaha A/V receiver for playback.

    • AV Controller App for Apple: The free AV controller App for Apple is available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store. It supports the iPod touch, iPhone , or iPad with iOS 4.2 or higher installed.
    • AV Controller App for Android: The free AV controller App for Android is available for download from the online Google Play. Requires Android 2.1 and up.
    Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and the Yamaha AV receiver & Apple or Android device connected to the same network.

    Remote Connections: The RX-A2030 offers a variety of remote connections.

    • Remote Jacks: The receiver has two remote input and two remote output minijack (3.5mm) terminals for use with external IR receivers and compatible Yamaha components.
    • 12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A2030 has two programmable mini-jack outputs (3.5mm) to send 12-Volt DC turn-on signals to other components that accept a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier or motorized projection screen. The triggers are programmed either to work with a specific zone (main room or Zone 2) or a specific source.
    • RS-232C Port: The AV receiver's RS-232C port provides seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control systems.
     
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    Written By Artanis, Guthrie, Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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    Great receiver does everything I wanted and more
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By eyedoc dan, Boise, ID on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    This unit replaces a Yamaha RX-V765, which had two audio zones. This one adds network capability and Airplay and more zones. I have my home wired so the set-up for that was already in place. We love Pandora and it accesses that service directly. It took some time to set this receiver up, because it is so flexible and has so much capability. I love the app to control it, and its works flawlessly on my wifi. That part was easy to set up. I use my Android phone and my wife uses her i-phone, so we can control all zones in other rooms with ease.
    Pros:
    Big, sturdy unit, great sound, great flexibility and options. Super nice with app to control function. Looks and sounds awesome! Yamaha is top of the line in my experience over the years.
    Cons:
    Cost. But if you want these features and power, don't hesitate to purchase it! It is a great value for the cost.
    8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Greate Yamaha product

    Written By A. Garcia, Puerto Rico on Monday, December 16, 2013
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    Easy configuration, greate power and sound. I used with my 80" 3D HD tv
    Pros:
    Easy configure with the mic and set the tv control.
    Cons:
    None.
    1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Expensive but does the job

    Written By TomR, Chicago, IL on Monday, August 26, 2013
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    I acquired this receiver since I needed 3 zones and Crutchfield felt that this was a better choice than the Onkyo and, it was available now.

    All receivers have poor explanations, this one is no exception. Connections and results are achieved through trial and error. Component in does not go to HDMI out, even though the specs say so. Maybe an improper connection? Some at Crutchfield said the sound is output on Zone 2/Zone 3 out but... alas, no luck. Only the speakers work.

    The Android App is excellent and I can control what I hear, where I want to hear it i.e. the Zones. Much easier than the remote. I wish the receiver had RF but, few do.

    Sound is good, DSP modes varied. All the sources one needs... anything from a device on the network.. my PCs, tablet, phones, Pandora, Airplay, etc. I would prefer to buy Apple TV than Airplay since I could then get video too so Air Play is a waste, in my opinion. Nice to be able to sit on the deck, open the tablet and play anything from the tablet or that the tablet can access to the speakers on the deck, all from the App. Nice work there.
    Pros:
    3 Zones, good App
    Cons:
    Difficult to setup and route music, video.
    10 out of 12 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Wow!

    Written By Anonymous, NV on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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    This receiver is awesome! The colors are bright and vivid and the sound is wonderful...fills the room and I can hear things that I never did before. It was very easy to setup. I love the small touches...like when it displays the album art when I play my ipod. I am very happy with this purchase.
    Pros:
    Video clear and bright; great sound
    Cons:
    None that I see so far.
    4 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha RX-A2030 Receiver

    Written By Bill, Stillwater, OK on Monday, July 15, 2013
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    Thanks to the Crutchfield Team for helping me decide on this model and also the speedy delivery. I purchased this primarily because we had just replaced an old widescreen for one of the new Sony models with 3D. Unfortunately I didn't think to check my old Yamaha receiver first and found out that it was not 3D compatible. Thus, we decided in the new RX-A2030. Putting it together was not too bad. However, the manual is contained on a CD and I can understand why since its just over 170 pages long. Since I just installed it less than a week ago, I am still in the learning process. However, I did get it set up with our current sound system (RL front Paradigm Studio 60s, Paradigm center speaker and Paradigm RL rear speakers in ceiling, and Paradigm sub-woofer. We tried the 3D version of Avatar and it was fantastic, both 3D and the 5.1. This is a large and heavy unit so be sure to check your housing unit. I had to rearrange ours and it just barely fit. One of my concerns is that it might not ventilate well because of the tight fit but I can probably install a small fan in the rear to solve that. So far no problems but like I said, I still have a ways to go to learn everything about the unit. In my opinion it's a nice looking receiver; very impressive.
    Pros:
    Sound production, capabilities, looks
    Cons:
    None so far.
    9 out of 11 people found this helpful
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    Are you pleased with the product and the performance ,output , relative ease to navigate? [ James  Feb 10, 2014 ]
    6 answers
    • I have been very pleased with the product and its performance. I have not been able to use more than one zone yet but plan to after we build and move to our new home. I have only used it to support a 5.1 Paradigm sound system and it works great. Navigation seems to be fairly easy so far but I have not used all of the capabilities yet. It does work great with 3D movies, Apple iPod, and satellite TV. I have not used Apple AirPlay yet and have not been able to get the Apple Ap to work on my iPhone; perhaps I downloaded the wrong App. The unit is very attractive and impressive; however you need to make sure your console has sufficient room and can support the unit. It is heavy. [ William   Feb 11, 2014 ]
    • My wife especially loves the way we can control the unit with her i-phone. I like how the multiple zone outputs can be switched and arranged to suit our system. It sounds wonderful and the amplifiers are powerful. This is my first network receiver and I really have enjoyed it. The Yamaha website has the owners manual, so you can see how to connect and use it in your existing system. I use the first three zones all the time, and they are easy to manage and control. The next thing I want to do is use zone 4 on the unit to distribute HDMI to another room. I have cat 5 cable all over my home, and there are quite a few HDMI over cat 5 cable products out there. [ DAN C   Feb 11, 2014 ]
    • Love it. Basic set-up was easy, I haven't explored all the features in detail yet, but it was quick to understand the basics and get it up and running. Biggest drag is that there is no hard copy manual (common these days), so I spent the first day flipping through the pdf version on a tablet while I was exploring features and figuring out what they call what features. I bought it in part for the multi-zone abilities and that was very easy to set up. Multi-zone control is easy using the android app. [ LINDA   Feb 11, 2014 ]
    • Yes, I am very pleased with the performance and output, but its a little tricky to navigate through and maximize the attributes of the equipment. [ JOSE A   Feb 11, 2014 ]
    • Yes, very much so. I have had multiple Yamaha receivers and this one is not only powerful, but easy to use. I have to admit I havent really attempted to use more than the basics, but it was easy to set up and will definitely rock your room. I bought this one to replace an Onxyo that I had just purchased 6 months prior that couldnt put out enough sound to fill the room I am set up in, 42x30x12ft high. Big room, needing lots of power. The Onkyo couldnt get near the Yamaha, in fact, my older (bought in 1997) was better than the Onkyo, which ended up getting fried. Yeah, the price of the Yamaha will get your attention, but the power/sound will also. Mine plays through Klipsch speakers in the theatre setting and either those or a set of Magnepans for music. Zone 2 is running a set of Linn bookshelfs that are about 30 yrs old but still sound as good as they did new. No issues with lack of power, on any of them. With the B&W 2000 sub running too, you can hear the system with ease from inside the house, which is about 150 feet from the house. Hope that helps. [ JOHN M   Feb 11, 2014 ]
    • Yes [ Daniel   Feb 11, 2014 ]

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