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Yamaha RX-A3000

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching, Internet-ready

Item # 022RXA3000

Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal.

Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal.

Discontinued item

Item # 022RXA3000

About the Yamaha RX-A3000

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Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal. They paid attention to the little details that add up to better performance — from a solidly built double-bottomed chassis, to separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry. The 'A3000 also features the HQV® Vida™ video processing chip to proffer unparalleled performance for HD and analog images alike. Yamaha's GUI can be used without interrupting your viewing so this receiver works as smooth as it looks and sounds. Plus, AVENTAGE receivers are backed by a three-year warranty.

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The path to home theater happiness should be short and smooth. Yamaha's RX-A3000 combines sophisticated capabilities with straightforward operation. Four "SCENE" buttons beneath this receiver's flip-down panel give you easy one-touch access to common activities like watching a Blu-ray disc or listening to a CD. The receiver switches to the correct input and settings with the touch of a button.


The RX-A3000 can handle your components effortlessly. Eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front, let you connect high-def gear: an HD cable box, a game console, even a 3D-ready Blu-ray player, and more. Two HDMI outputs allow you send video to a flat-panel TV and a projector in the same room. The '3000 comes chock full of the latest HD audio formats so you'll hear every bang, thwack and boom from your favorite movies. HDMI pass-through lets you send audio/video signals from connected sources to your TV even when the receiver is turned off — perfect for late night viewing. 3D TV Learn more


Yamaha AVENTAGE® — premium design and performance

Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal. They paid attention to the little details that add up to better performance — from a solidly built double-bottomed chassis, to separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry. The 'A3000 also features the HQV® Vida™ video processing chip to proffer unparalleled performance for HD and analog images alike. Yamaha's GUI can be used without interrupting your viewing so this receiver works as smooth as it looks and sounds. Plus, AVENTAGE receivers are backed by a three-year warranty.


High-quality  amplifier construction

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

Seven channels of power unleashed

This receiver puts seven channels of high-current power at your beck and call. You can use all that power to drive a traditional seven speaker home theater arrangement: three front speakers, a pair to the sides, and a pair in the back. But you have some interesting options. If your front left and right speakers are biampable, you could supply them with two channels each for greater clarity and bass. You could also use two channels to pipe music outside or to another room.


Tap into the digital music stream

iPod dock

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

Movies are just the beginning for the 'A3000. It's DLNA-certified to provide an is an easy avenue to your home computer network's music files. Surf the Internet's thousands of online radio stations or music streaming services. The 'A3000 has a built-in HD Radio® tuner. Listen to your favorite HD stations in digital quality with multicasts offering more station choices than ever. You can also plug in an iPod® dock, or SIRIUS satellite radio tuner. You can even hitch up a flash drive or portable MP3 player to the 'A3000's front-panel USB input to enjoy your current favorite song mix.


Perfect balance is just one touch away

Yamaha's auto-calibration feature tunes your speaker settings beautifully to your room. Plug in the included microphone and place it in your favorite seat. The receiver performs a detailed sonic analysis of every speaker in your home theater system, and adjusts for each one individually. In no time at all, your receiver is ready to give you the highest performance with your specific speakers and their location within your room.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20k Hz) at 0.06% THD
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio,Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES™,and Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with the HQV® Vida™ processor
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for easy automatic speaker setup and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and presence to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control keeps a lid on explosive sound effects for more discreet late-night listening
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
    Digital Music Options:
    • iPod/iPhone integration (requires optional Yamaha control dock)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner with multi-casting reception
    • DLNA certified for better compatibility with other certified networking components
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • four-room/four-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd room, optical output for 4th room
      • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd and 3rd room
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design for flexible speaker connection
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Pure Direct mode switches off front-panel display, tone controls, and DSP circuitry for cleaner sound with analog audio sources
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    • detachable power cord
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching: 8 in, 2 out (including 1 front-panel input)
    • HDMI version 1.4 with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC with compatible video sources and TVs
    • HQV® Vida™ processor makes HD and analog video sources look their best
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • HDMI standby pass through allows signals to go to your TV without turning on your main speakers.
    • component and S-video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 4 optical (including 1 front panel), 3 coaxial
    • 1 optical audio output
    • 5 audio/video inputs (including 1 front-panel) with composite and S-video
      • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
    • 3 audio-only inputs
    • phono input
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • 7.2-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers and up to 2 (mono) powered subwoofers
    • Ethernet port for music streaming from a PC network
    • USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
    • RS-232 port for automated control systems
    • 3 pairs of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • turn your iPod Touch or iPhone® into a WiFi® controller for the receiver with a free app from iTunes®
    • four SCENE presets for easier source switching
    • Multi-language Graphic User Interface (GUI) with album art for greater ease of use
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • multibrand learning remote with LCD display
    • zone 2 remote
    • system control via web browser and iPod® application
    • Control4® certification for easier integration with compatible home automation systems
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-1/8"H x 18"D
    • weight: 38 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # RX-A3000

    What's in the box:

    • Black Surround Sound receiver
    • 76" AC Power cord
    • Standard wireless remote control (RAV412)
    • 4 "AAA" batteries
    • Simple wireless remote control (RAV39)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • YPAO microphone with attached 19.75' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
    • Microphone base
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Owner's manual CD-ROM
    • Quick reference guide
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • Safety brochure

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 140
    THD in Stereo 0.06 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    On-Screen Display Thru All monitor outs
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 4
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
    DTS:X ---
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 6
    Component Video Inputs 4
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 4
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 1.4a
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 7.15
    Depth (inches) 18
    Weight (pounds) 37.5
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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    Audio Features

    Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz (+0/-3 dB), allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.

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

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

    Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-A3000 offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray Disc players:

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

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

    Surround Modes: The RX-A3000 offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 7ch Normal: seven speakers are powered in the main room; both front presence and surround back speakers can be connected, which is powered changes based on the selected surround mode
    • 7ch+1Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off
    • 7ch+2Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back), two speakers in Zone2, and two speakers in Zome3 are connected to the receiver; when Zone2 is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off; when Zone3 is turned on, the surround speakers turn off
    • 7ch+Front: the receiver powers the center, surround, front presence, and surround back or rear presence speakers (which is powered changes based on the selected surround mode) and an external amp powers the main front speakers
    • 7ch+FPR: the receiver powers the front, center, surround, and surround back or rear presence speakers (which is powered changes based on the selected surround mode) and an external amp powers the front presence speakers
    • 7ch+FPR+1Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off; the front presence speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 7ch+RPR: the receiver powers the front, center, surround, and surround back or front presence speakers (which is powered changes based on the selected surround mode) and an external amp powers the rear presence speakers
    • 7ch+FPR+RPR: the receiver powers the front, center, surround, and surround back speakers and external amps power the front and rear presence speakers
    • 7ch+FPR+RPR+1Zone: seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the surround back speakers turn off; the front and rear presence speakers are powered by external amps
    • 5ch Bi-amp: five speakers are powered in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers
    • 5ch Bi-amp+FPR: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the front presence speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 5ch Bi-amp+SB: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the surround back speakers are powered by an external amp
    • 5ch Bi-amp+SB+FPR: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the front presence and surround back speakers are powered by external amps
    • 5ch Bi-amp+FPR+RPR: the receiver powers five speakers in the main room (front, center, and surround) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the front and rear presence speakers are powered by external amps

    Presence Speakers: The Extra Speaker 1 and Extra Speaker 2 terminals can be used for Front and Rear Presence speakers respectively. The Front Presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP; the Rear Presence speakers supplement the sound from the surround back speakers, or are used instead of the surround back speakers in some DSP configurations. These effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Front and Rear Presence speakers should be placed 1-3 feet outside of the front speakers and at least 6 feet off the floor, in the front and rear of the room respectively.

    Note: You must select in the menu whether the Extra Speaker terminals are being used for Presence, Zone2, or Zone3 speakers.

    Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: The RX-A3000 allows you to reassign the surround back amplifier channels to bi-amp the front speakers. Bi-amping uses two amplifiers to power one speaker; one connected to the woofer section and the other to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a restricted frequency range, making its job easier. When bi-amping the front speakers only five speakers can be powered (surround back, presence, Zone2, and Zone3 speakers must be powered by a different amplifier).

    Multi Zone Capability: The Zone2, Zone3, and Zone4 outputs allow you to play four different sources in four zones. The receiver has dedicated stereo preamp outputs for Zone2, stereo preamp outputs that can be assigned to Zone3 (or rear presence), and an optical digital output that can be assigned to Zone4. The built-in amplifier can power speakers in the second and/or third zones when connected to the Extra Speaker 1 and Extra Speaker 2 terminals. The analog video monitor outputs (component video, S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to Zone2, Zone3, or Zone4, useful when you're using HDMI for the main room video. Only sources connected via analog inputs can be output to Zone2 and Zone3; only sources connected via optical or coaxial digital inputs can be output to Zone4. If you're using the preamp jacks for Zone2 and/or Zone3 the output volume can be set to fixed or variable. If Zone2 and Zone3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone2 is turned on the surround back speakers in the main room are turned off; when Zone3 is turned on, the surround speakers in the main room are turned off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level (separate settings in the main zone, Zone2, and Zone3); useful 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 (the full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HD Radio Tuner: The RX-A3000 is equipped with an HD Radio tuner; HD Radio offers digital transmission with CD-quality sound from FM stations and analog FM quality from AM stations. Additionally it provides program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. The HD radio information is displayed on the front panel of the receiver and on the TV monitor.

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

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

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

    Video Features

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

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

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

    Standby Through: When the RX-A3000 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be selected even with the unit turned off.

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

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

    Component Video: The RX-A3000 offers four component video inputs and a component video monitor output with a frequency response of 5 Hz to 100 MHz; they will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080i. Composite and S-video sources can be converted to component video and 480i component video sources can be converted to composite and S-video. Signals output as component video are not scaled.

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

    GUI: The RX-A3000 features a Graphic User Interface with easy to use on-screen display menus that allow you to optimize this unit to suit your A/V system.

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

    Network Functions

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

    Web Control: If the receiver is connected to your LAN, you can control the RX-A3000 using a web browser.

    Remote Control

    Main Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV412) with learning capabilities. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of A/V components. The entire remote is backlit and there are numerous macros which allow you to program the remote to perform multiple operations with the press of one button.

    Simple Remote Control: A second, smaller remote is included that offers basic control of just the RX-A3000 receiver.

    Scene: The RX-A3000 features four Scene buttons on the front panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. These buttons are initially set to default settings for Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, CD listening, and Radio listening but each can be reprogrammed to any input, soundfield, volume, etc.

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

    12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A3000 has two programmable mini-jack outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as an amplifier or motorized projection screen. The trigger is programmed either to work with a specific zone (main room, Zone2, Zone3, Zone4) or a specific source.

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

    Add-on Devices

    USB: With the USB terminal on the front panel you can play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players; WMA, MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV files are supported.

    Note: The USB port is not compatible with iPods.

    Bluetooth: An optional YBA-10 Bluetooth adapter (item number 022YBA10, sold separately) can be connected to the dock port on the RX-A3000 to allow you to stream audio wirelessly from your compatible Bluetooth device.

    Note: Either the iPod dock or Bluetooth dock can be connected to the receiver, but not both.

    iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-12 iPod Dock (item number 022YDS12, sold separately), you can connect your compatible iPod or iPhone to the RX-A3000 and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your iPod and album art can be displayed on a connected TV monitor (via composite video).

    Note: The RX-A3000 will not also up-convert iPod/iPhone video to component or HDMI.

    SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (item number 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-A3000's proprietary plug. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality.

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

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