Network & Tuner Functions
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hybrid Power Supply: Independent power supplies for the
digital and analog circuit, resulting in less power consumption in the
standby mode, and a more efficient power transformer.
Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range
frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of
DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.
192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs: The Yamaha RX-A1020 uses high quality, audio-grade
Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize
Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha AV receiver utilizes low-jitter
PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound
with greater detail and less distortion.
7.2ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-A1020 AV Receiver is
equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 110 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20khz,
with 0.06% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with
low-impedance drive capability. The RX-A1020 also includes dual LFE
(mono-subwoofer) outputs for connecting a powered sub.
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 - Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Surround Back L/R (or
Front Presence L/R). The receiver will automatically switch power between
the Surround Back and Front Presence speakers.
- 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.
- 5ch Bi-amp: Five speakers are powered in the main room
(Front L/R, center, and Surround L/R) with the surround back amplifier
channels reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers.
- 5ch Bi-amp+SB: The receiver powers five speakers in the
main room (front, center, and surround) with the surround back amplifier
channels used to bi-amp the front speakers. Using the receiver's
multichannel preamp outputs, the surround back speakers are powered by an
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals
for the Front, Center, Surround, Surround
Back, and Zone 2/F. Presence/Bi-Amp/Extra 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.
Note: 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.
Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: This receiver allows you to
reassign the surround back amplifier channels to make bi-amp connections
(compatible speakers required). 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.
Presence Speakers: One pair of speaker terminals (Zone
2/F. Presence/Bi-Amp/Extra Speakers) can be used for Front Presence speakers, driving a pair of
speakers in a second zone, or bi-amping the front speakers. The Presence speakers supplement the sound from the
front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects
include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back
behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence
speakers should be placed at the front of the room 1-3' outside of the front
speakers and at least 6' off the floor. When the Presence speakers are engaged,
the surround back speakers are disabled.
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
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV
receiver's speaker settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-A1020 supports
the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
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 A/V receivers 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
- 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, Recital/Opera
- 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, 7ch Stereo
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters
of the Cinema DSP modes.
- DSP Level: 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.
- 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
- 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-A1020 A/V receiver offers
three 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.
- 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
Virtual Presence Speaker: Virtual Presence Speaker mode
provides the 3D sound effect without actual front presence speakers. It creates
virtual presence speakers from the receiver's front speakers, center speakers,
and surround speakers, which brings you into a stereoscopic soundfield.
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-A1020 offers to HiFi audio
modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
- 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
- Pure Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry,
and dims the front-panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders
and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from
2-channel analog sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-A1020 A/V 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.
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
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.
Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume. 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.
Volume Adjustments: The Yamaha RX-A1020 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-A1020 offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs/Output: 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).
- 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
- 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.
- Phono Input: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a Phono
input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records
with high-quality sound
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A1020 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.
HDMI (v.1.4): 1080p HDMI (v.1.4) with 3D and Audio Return Channel (8 In/2 Out)
deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable. The two
HDMI outputs are parallel, so the same video signal is output through both and
can be used simultaneously. HDMI
dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide you with the highest-quality
home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video
sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, or A/V receiver and
a video monitor, such as a High Definition Television (HDTV), over a single
cable. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and
multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc)
digital audio formats. The HDMI 1.4 jacks also support 1080p and 4K video
signals; as well as Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color,
24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A1020 is capable of
outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale
video signals from analog-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 4K.
This means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 1020p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K
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.
3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-A1020 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.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-A1020 is in standby
mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass
through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote
control. So, there's not need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch
x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a
wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature
to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Deep Color: The Yamaha receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised.
The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216
colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be
expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the
gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits,
continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Lip-sync: This function
adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or
have the receiver set the Lip-sync function automatically.
- Auto: When connected
to a TV via HDMI, automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic lip-sync function.
- Manually: You can manually delay the sound output up to
synchronize it with the video image.
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-A1020 offers four component
video inputs and a single component video monitor output. These inputs and output have a
frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's AV Aux input
features a composite video/stereo RCA input and optical digital input, along with an HDMI input.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-A1020, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or network
source 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-A1020 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-A1020 to browse and play music files on your hard drive.
Media Player: The Yamaha RX-A1020 lets you play music files
stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3 (up to 48kHz), WMA (up to
48kHz), AAC (up to 48kHz), WAV (up to
96kHz), and FLAC (up to 96kHz) audio files stored on your computer can be played
through the RX-A1020 via its wired network connection. 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). This unit
can play back music files stored on the following music servers:
- PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed
- PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed
- NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification
Internet Radio: The Yamaha AV receiver lets you access
various Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. You
can control these Internet Radio services with the menu displayed on the TV
screen (via HDMI only). The receiver will also display station name, album name,
song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
|vTuner ||vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio
stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio
stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with
a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre,
Location, Language, and Favorites. |
|Pandora* ||Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio
service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music
you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song,
or Genre. |
|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. |
|SiriusXM* ||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, and more. |
Note: *Firmware update
required to access Pandora, Rhapsody and SiriusXM.
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM
and FM broadcasts, the RX-A2020 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-A2020
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 RX-A1020 AV receiver with the web control
screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions
such as Zone2, Power On/Off, and 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. Check
Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates. The
test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.02 (as of 9/4/2012).
USB Port: This unit is equipped with a front-panel USB
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3, WMA, AAC, and
from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a portable MP3 player or
USB thumbdrive (not compatible with USB HDDs).
This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB
storage device. 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 (max. 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. There is a
rear-panel USB port (5V/0.5A) that is used only do connect the optional
Yamaha wireless network adapter (YWA-10, sold separately).
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 Direct: Using a USB-to iPod-Dock cable plugged
into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from an iPod/iPhone,
bypassing the iPod/iPhone's DAC. To view the video content from your
iPod/iPhone, connect it to the receiver's front-panel USB port and composite
video input using the official Apple Composite AV Cable (sold separately). Your
connected iPod/iPhone's music content is controlled by the receiver's remote, or
you can continue to control your iPod/iPhone's music content from its clickwheel
or touchscreen. Song/artist information and elapsed time are displayed on the
receiver's front-panel display and your connected TV screen (via HDMI only). You
can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music using the on-screen menu and remote
control by Playlist, Artist, Album Genre, Song, or Composer. You can also
shuffle the playback of your iPod/iPhone's music and view the Now Playing
screen. Video stored on your iPod/iPhone can only be navigated from your iPod
device's clickwheel or touchscreen (select Simple mode on receiver). Your
iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (even in
standby mode for up to 4 hours). iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || AirPlay || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.01 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2 || 6.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3 || 6.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad mini || 1 || 6.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || 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
Advanced On-Screen GUI: The RX-A1020 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 or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's
front-panel display when changing settings.
Zone 2: The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this receiver
to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone
2). The receiver has dedicated stereo RCA outputs for Zone 2, or the built-in
amplifier can be configured to power speakers in the second zone connected to
the Extra Speaker terminals. By using the RCA outputs on the AV receiver
you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second
room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a
different stereo audio source in another room of your home. By using the
speaker-level outputs on the AV receiver you can directly connect a secondary
pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1
surround sound in your main room and play a different stereo audio source in the
other room. When the receiver is powering speakers in Zone 2, the surround back
speakers in the main room are turned off (limiting you to 5.1ch in the main
room). The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Yamaha receiver using
either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.
- Compatible Zone Sources: You can select the following input
sources for Zone 2.
- Analog Audio Inputs
- AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each
- USB (including iPod/iPhone)
- Internet Radio (vTuner)
- DLNA/Media Player contents
- Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI
audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video signal to
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.
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2, simultaneously (regardless of input
audio signal types - analog or digital). During the party mode, stereo playback
is automatically selected for all zones. Both the Main Zone & Zone 2 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.
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.
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
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display
from -4 to 0.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
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
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 to 2, 4, 8 or
Multibrand Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multibrand
wireless remote control. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control
multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.
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
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
Android Market. 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
Remote Connections: The RX-A1020 offers a variety of remote
- Remote Jacks: The receiver has remote input and remote
output minijack (3.5mm) terminals for use with external IR receivers and
compatible Yamaha components.
- 12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A1020 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