Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3030
9.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®
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Item #: 022RXA3030
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $1,499.99
Don't settle for "good enough" in your home theater. Make sure your speakers and HDTV are pushed to peak performance. Yamaha's AVENTAGE receivers are designed for no-nonsense sound and picture quality that can satisfy serious music and movie lovers. The RX-A3030 offers a whopping 150 watts per channel in stereo mode and has a total of 9 channels of amplification. It can send audio and video to up to four rooms. And that's just the beginning of this workhorse receiver's many features.
Yamaha's Intelligent Amp Assign provides outputs for up to 11 speakers, giving the ‘A3030 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.
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.
The RX-A3030 can output any digital or analog audio/video source to a second zone via HDMI.
Of course, you don't have to divide the 'A3030's channels between multiple rooms. If you want to experience more theater-like sound, this receiver is ready to deliver enveloping 9.2-channel surround sound. The 'A3030 includes "surround back" channels like most 7.1 or 7.2 receivers, plus it offers Yamaha's Cinema DSP HD3, which utilizes additional "front presence" or "front height" speakers to increase the soundstage vertically. This delivers movie soundtracks with even more depth and realism, getting you closer to the movie theater experience right in your own home.
Yamaha goes the extra mile for excellent sound in its AVENTAGE receivers. The RX-A3030 uses the audiophile-grade ESS SABRE32 Ultra digital-to-analog converter, which decodes 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.
The free Yamaha A/V Controller app gives you easy touchscreen control over the RX-A3030 with your smartphone or tablet.
When you connect the 'A3030 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 music 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.
If it's been a while since you last bought a receiver, then the 'A3030'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.
The RX-A3030 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 'A3030 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.
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.
Great receiver. Replaced an Anthem receiver with terminal pink screen issues. Had an older high end Yamaha and this is every bit as good. It was misleading in description as to whether it included WiFi (it doesn't). Only reason I dinged them one star.
Pros: Sound selections are great, can actually hear voices in movies and TV.
Cons: No wifi without additional apparatus, so cannot control from ipad application.
It sounds great. It's an improvement from my prior Pioneer receiver.
A high quality audiophile and video fan's receiver. I've had his receiver for 5 months and I'm still amazed by the many features and the flexibility it has. It runs 9 speakers and two subwoofers as well as a second zone using another amplifier. The remote control has been programed to control other equipment and it is illuminated and has a read LCD display. The app makes the receiver completely controllable with any iPad, itouch, or iPhone on my network (android as well). The receiver can play off my network drive, or my laptop, or my phone via airplay. You can bookmark as many net radio stations as you like and control them with your phone. It has a very good phono input (moving magnet) section. The FM section is also wonderful and the HD radio is a plus. And it has legendary Yamaha customized or automated equalization functions with the included microphone. You can mimic various venues, and with surround sound and/or presence speakers simulate these locations in a realistic way. I've found this feature to be more than a gimic. It is useful for opera, classical music, and creates an more realistic sound stage for rock or jazz. If you want to constantly fiddle with the sound, you can or you can leave it alone, your choice. The controls are silky smooth. The read out on the receiver is flexible and useful, although you will need to use a TV to take advantage of the available information and settings. The displays on TV are really wonderful and detailed.
Pros: Powerful flexible, full of quality features HD radio is great Net radio is great IOS apps are full featured, powerful, and flexible, and very easy to use Yamaha support is wonderful they will answer all your questions, and help you set up and customize the receiver for your particular application. If they don't have the answer to your question, they will research it and get back to you.
Cons: You need to connect it directly to your network with an ethernet cable if you want to use an iOS or android app, the net radio, or airplay. You need to connect your Bluray, DVD, CD etc to the receiver and use the receiver to route the video to your TV. This is actually the point of an AV receive. But this means that you cannot watch TV without TV sound and listen to another audio source.
The Yamaha RX-A3030 certainly lives up to it's reputation as the flagship in the Yamaha line. It has plenty of power and is very versatile to do anything from an ordinary 5.1 setup, to a 9.1 multi-room entertainment swissarmy knife application. It is built like a fortress with an abundant of listening settings. Very clean sound and gobs of horsepower for all your Hi-Fi and home theater needs.
Pros: The do it all receiver for any audio/visual scenario, very clean signal.
Cons: None so far.
If you want a receiver that is is fair to middling, don't buy this one! If you are looking for something with enough power to shake your house but also be dynamic enough to assuage the most demanding audiophile among us, this bad boy is for you. Great construction, limitless support of the most recent technologies ... you simply can't go wrong with this top end Aventage.
Pros: Everything ... except be forewarned. You better lay out some dough for speakers worthy of this baby.
Cons: If you don't want to fork out the cash for high-end speakers/don't already have them, then you may want to save some cash and go with the 2030.
Meets my expectations and is reasonably easy to use. To the extent I use the unit it functions flawlessly. Works best when using the phone application, so be sure to get that if you purchase this unit - will make controlling unit much easier. The remote functions well, but is a bit difficult to maneuver around the unit for selection of audio settings, and the like.
Pros: Power, flexibility, sound, and value.
Cons: Remote could be easier to use without instructions but phone app resolves this issue.
I ordered this receiver on Sunday, received it via UPS on Wednesday. Arrived in great condition. It replaced my old Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver. Nothing wrong with the older one, it didn't support HDMI 1.4 and 3D video. The new one is a great receiver so far. I ordered a pair of Klipsch RS-41 for the front presence speakers for a 9.1 surround system. They should complement my other Klipsch speakers, RF-7, RS-25, VS-14, Sub-10, and RC-35 nicely. I installed the free iPad app to control the receiver, it works great, along with the web interface from a web browser.
Pros: Great receiver for the next 5 to 10 years. Used the optical inputs for my Sony Mini-Disc recorder/player, and Sony DAT recorder/player.
Cons: No tape monitor loop, but since the 90's, every AV Receiver I bought quit putting one in. I still use a Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck, along with dBx sound processors, etc.
|Number Of Channels||9|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||150|
|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|
|Component Video Conversion||From Component Video to HDMI, Composite, S-video|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||Yes|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||Yes|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||4|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||4|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||3|
|Optical Digital Outputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||2|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||Yes|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
Aventage Series: The Aventage line of Yamaha AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials & parts construction to circuitry layout, vibration damping, and "fine-tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage receiver has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
Intelligent Amplifier Assignment: Intelligent Amp Assignment automatically assigns amplifier channels of the Yamaha AV receiver to certain speakers depending on what functions are selected. You can select from a variety of amplifier configurations.
YPAO R.S.C. (Reflect Sound Control) w/ Angle Measurment: 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, angle 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:
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-A3030 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 23 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-A3030 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.
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-A3030 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
Dialogue Lift & Level Adjustment: Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-A3030 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-A3030 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-A3030 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A3030 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
8 HDMI Inputs/2 HDMI Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A3030 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.
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-A3030 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-A3030 AV receiver offers component, composite, and S-video analog video jacks.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A3030 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-A3030, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device at the same time.
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-A3030 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-A3030 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.
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-A3030'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.
|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-A3030 features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name, song title, artist name, etc. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as, Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 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 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.
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|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Advanced On-Screen GUI: The RX-A3030 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-A3030 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).
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.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
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. With a single press of a button you can illuminate the remote control's buttons for 10 seconds.
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.
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.
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-A3030 offers a variety of remote connections.
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Feb 03, 2014 ] Staff
Hello Johnni , I have had my RX-A3030 for about a month. This is a great receiver and sounds great. Feature set is very good. Very happy with purchase [ Brian Jan 26, 2014 ]
The main reasons why I went with A3030 are: 1) ESS Sabre DA Chip. I have the same chip in my DA converter that I use for computer files, and transporter. I really like the musical sound that this chip produces. 2) I wanted 11.2 surround sound (yeah, I know, that is an overkill, but I have found the sound envelop to be very smooth. I rarely can pinpoint which speaker the surround sounds are coming from.) 3) Airplay, eventually, I may do something with that. [ SAI Jan 21, 2014 ]
RX a3030 is awesome A lot of machine but if you're looking to create a full home theater experience consider it Got mine a few weeks ago and it's fantastic [ JONATHAN Jan 20, 2014 ]
Well, not familiar with the RXZ-9, just can say I am very impressed with the 3030. In addition, in consumer stuff, technology moves very fast, so you will get the latest in signal processing and features. In my opinion, buy a new one. Maurilio. [ MAURILIO Jan 20, 2014 ]
Hi Johnny, I had an agonizing decision as well. I had been running a Yamaha DSP-A1 since 1997 (it held the record for longest continuous use electronic component in my house). It was time to upgrade and I looked at Pioneer SC-79 and the latest Sony ES and the Yamaha. In the end my experience with Yamaha told me that for sound processing they are in their own class, video they are very close to the top, but reliability and build quality were key for me. Seeing their last standard bearing flagship receiver work for 15+ years for me was what sealed the deal. I can tell you I am very happy with the purchase, it was easy to setup, things just work as you'd expect, the on-screen interface is easy to use. I enjoy having the HD digital radio built in. The connectivity options are unique in the industry (still gives you S-Video, for me having an LD player I still use was nice). Power output is great, clean and reliable. Video processing is superb, one day I will have a 4K display and I am sure I'll really see this unit shine. My recommendation is to get new, you'll have a 3 year warranty from Yamaha but in my experience you should not even need it. [ HARVEY Jan 20, 2014 ]
I'm really happy with the. RX A3030 - using it in a 9.2 configuration in a media room. It replaced a higher priced Denon that did not sound nearly as good. [ BO Jan 20, 2014 ]
Go for it Johnni....This is the 3rd High end AV Receiver I have had and the best by fAR [ WILLIAM A Jan 20, 2014 ]
I have been very happy with the RX-A3030. I use it for both music and movie applications. I power 2 B&W 6000 series front speakers, a B&W center channel, and 2 Niles Audio rear channels. The receiver has enough power for my needs and sound quality is excellent. I am NOT familiar with the RX-Z9, but I believe that it does not have Android & IOS application integration. I have really enjoyed the ability to control the receiver through my iPad and iPod. The RX-A3030 also has AirPlay and a direct USB interface for iPad and iPOD. All great features! Hope this helps with your decision. [ THOMAS J Jan 20, 2014 ]
Yes you sure can [ WALTER Dec 16, 2013 ]
Absolutely. You can send it to any zone. It may turn on the main zone when you first do it, but you can turn it off and continue using AirPlay on zone 2. This is a great feature about this receiver where others require the main zone set to AirPlay in order to stream audio to other zones. [ ERICK Dec 10, 2013 ]
I found the answer so I am posting here to close this out... From the Yamaha website: Compatible Zone Sources: You can select the following input sources for Zone 2/3. 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) AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each zone) USB (including iPod/iPhone) AirPlay Internet Radio (vTuner) DLNA/Media Player contents Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2/3. Thanks to all for the help. [ Tom Dec 10, 2013 ]
Unfortunately, I don't answer to that question because I don't run zone 2. From the owners manual, it appears that you cannot send AirPlay audio to zone 2. Sorry I couldn't help you. [ THOMAS J Dec 10, 2013 ]
I use airplay via the AV controller app on either my IPhone or Ipad to stream my Music in iTunes Larry [ LARRY Dec 10, 2013 ]
I don't know.......I only use our for PS3, and 3d DVD and sound around....sorry.. [ CARL C Dec 10, 2013 ]
I don't know. I think yes. The unit seems reasonably intuitive, however, I have not tried setting up another zone as it is unnecessary for me. Best wishes [ JOHN D Dec 09, 2013 ]