Aventage Performance: 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.
- 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
- H-Shaped Cross Member Frame: The interior of the receiver is
reinforced with cross members in an H-shape to provide an extremely rigid
and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even
during high volume output (seemingly even minor vibrations can affect the
sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.
- 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.
140 Watts x 9 Channel: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 AV
Receiver is equipped with a 9-channel amplifier rated at 140 watts (into 8-ohms,
at 20-20khz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic
power with low-impedance drive capability.
Power Amp Assign: The built-in seven channel amplifier can
be programmed to power various speaker configurations:
- 9ch Normal: Nine speakers are powered in the main room. Both
presence (front/rear) & surround back speakers can be connected. Zone2 &
Zone3 speakers must be powered by separate amps.
- 9ch + 1Zone: Nine speakers in the main room (front, center, surround,
surround back, & presence) 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. Zone 3 is powered by a separate amp. There are no Rear Presence speakers.
- 7ch + 1Zone: Seven speakers in the main room (front, center,
surround, & surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are connected to
the receiver; Zone 3 speakers are powered by a separate amp. There are no
- 7ch + 2Zone: Seven speakers in the main room (front, center,
surround, & surround back), two speakers in Zone2, and two speakers in Zone3 are
connected to the receiver. When Zone3 output is enabled, the surround back
speakers in the main zone do not output sound.
- 7ch + Front + 1Zone: Seven speakers in the main room (front presence,
center, surround, and surround back) and two speakers in a second zone are
connected to the receiver; the main front speakers are powered by an external
amp. Rear Presence speakers are not used.
- 7ch Bi-Amp: Seven speakers are powered in the main room (front,
center, surround, & surround back) with the two extra amplifier channels used to
bi-amp the front speakers. Zone 2/3 speakers can be connected to a separate amp.
There are no Presence speakers.
- 5ch + Front + 2Zone: Five speakers in the main room (center,
surround, & surround back), two speakers in Zone2, and two speakers in Zone3 are
connected to the receiver; the main front speakers are powered by an external
amp. Presence speakers are not used.
Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: The RX-A2010 allows you to
reassign the Extra Speaker1 or Extra Speaker2 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 7 speakers (front,
center, surround, & surround back) can be
powered; Zone2 & Zone3 speakers must be powered by a
different amplifier; Presence speakers are not available.
Presence Speakers: Two pair of speaker terminals (Extra
Speaker1 / Extra Speaker2) can be used for front/rear Presence speakers, Bi-amping
the front speakers, or for driving a pair of
speakers in a second or third zone. The Presence speakers supplement the sound from the
front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects
include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back
behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence
speakers should be placed at the front of the room 1-3 feet outside of the front
speakers and at least 6 feet off the floor.
Note: You must select in the menu whether the speaker
terminals are being used for Presence, Bi-amp or Zone2/3.
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 Aventage RX-A2010 uses high
quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for
all channels to maximize sound quality.
Ultra Low Jitter Circuitry: Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize
sound imaging by reducing Jitter from digital sources, including HDMI, using a
more precise timing control.
YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Technology: This unit employs the YPAO-R.S.C.
(Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer with Reflected Sound Control), which automatically adjusts the output of the
speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic
characteristics. 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. It also employs Reflected Sound Control to
correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. In addition, it provides DSP
Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the
reflected sounds. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO-R.S.C. 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 3 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
Multi-Channel/Stereo Decoding Formats: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) and
Stereo decoding formats.
| Stereo |
Stereo ||2-channel stereo
sound (from the front speakers only), regardless of the playback
| Straight/Direct Modes |
|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 effect processing |
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 subwoofer
| Dolby Digital |
Digital ||digital surround sound
format that gives you completely independent multi-channel audio;
with 3 front channels (front L/R and center) and 2 surround stereo
channels, Dolby Digital provides 5 full-range audio channels |
Digital EX ||developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 6.1
discrete channels |
Digital Plus ||developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1
discrete channels |
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 |
| DTS |
|DTS ||digital surround sound
format that produces practically distortion-free 5.1ch sound (front
L/R, center, Surround L/R, and Sub) |
DTS-Express ||digital audio format
supporting low bit rates (maximum 5.1-channels, 24 to 256 kbps)
(Discrete/Matrix) ||6.1-channel discrete
digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS
digital surround sound. |
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
(up to 7.1ch) |
High Resolution ||high resolution audio,
virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track (up to
96/24 ||digital audio format
enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video |
6 (Cinema/Music) ||matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with
2-channel sources |
| Dolby Pro Logic |
Pro Logic ||processes any
high-quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into four
playback channels of surround sound - Front Left, Front Right,
Center, Mono-Surrounds |
Pro Logic II (Cinema/Music/Game) ||a matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues
that occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to
create a five-channel surround sound playback experience |
Pro Logic IIx (Cinema/Music/Game) ||enables discrete multichannel
playback from 2-channel or multichannel sources; supports up to
7.1ch playback |
| DSD |
|DSD 6ch ||audio signals are stored as
single-bit values at a high-frequency sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz,
while noise shaping and oversampling are used to reduce distortion -
providing a better audio quality with a dynamic range of up to 128
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only
be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a
digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). An HDMI connection
is required for playback of the following 7.1ch formats - Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD.
Pro Logic II Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
- Panorama: Sends stereo signals to the surround speakers
as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect.
- Dimension: Adjusts the soundfield either towards the
front or towards the rear of the room.
- Center Width: Moves the center channel output
completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right
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: 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 17
CINEMA DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
| Cinema DSP Movie Modes |
|Standard ||emphasize the surround feeling without disturbing
the original acoustic positioning of multi-channel audio, such as
Dolby Digital and DTS |
Spectacle ||reproduces a broad theater soundfield that
matches cinemascope and wider-screen movies with an excellent
dynamic range providing everything from very small sound effects to
large, impressive sounds |
|Sci-Fi ||enjoy a variety of cinematographically created
virtual spaces reproduced with clear separation between dialogue,
sound effects, and background music |
Adventure ||restrains reverberations, but puts emphasis on
reproducing a powerful space expanded widely to the left and right;
reproduced depth is also restrained relatively to ensure the
separation between audio channels and the clarity of the sound |
|Drama ||reverberations are modest, but offers and optimum
3D feeling, reproducing effects and background music softly around
clear words and center positioning in a way that does not fatigue
the listener |
Movie ||produces the optimum expansion and reverberation
to the original mono audio soundtrack to create a comfortable space
with a certain sound depth |
| Cinema DSP Entertainment Modes |
|Sports ||voice of the commentator and sportscaster are
positioned clearly at the center while the atmosphere of the stadium
expands in an optimal space to offer the listener a feeling of
presence in the stadium |
Game ||various effects make the player feel like they
are right in the middle of the action, allowing for greater
Playing Game ||adds depth to the soundfield for natural and
realistic reproduction of background music, special effects, and
Video ||emphasizes the vividness of vocals and solo play
and the beat of rhythm instruments, and to the surround soundfield
that reproduces the space of a big live hall |
|Recital/Opera ||controls the amount of reverberations at an
optimum level & emphasizes the depth & clarity of human voice to
offer the reverberations of an orchestra box in front of the
listener at the same time as providing acoustic positioning &
feeling of presence on the stage |
| Cinema DSP Music Modes |
Munich ||simulates a concert hall with approximately 2500
seats in Munich; beautiful reverberation spread richly, creating a
calming atmosphere - the listener's virtual seat is at the center
left of the arena |
Vienna ||simulates an approximately 1700-seat middle-sized
concert hall with a shoebox shape that is tradition in Vienna;
creates extremely complete reflections from all around the audience,
producing a very full rich sound |
Amsterdam ||simulates a large, shoe-box shaped hall that seat
approximately 2200 around the circle stage; reflections are rich &
pleasing while the sound travels freely |
Freiburg ||reproduces the sound of this grand, stone-built
church in Germany. |
Royaumont ||features the soundfield created by the refectory
(dining hall) of this medieval Gothic monastery located in Paris.
|Chamber ||creates a relatively wide space with a high
ceiling like an audience hall in a palace |
Vanguard ||simulates the sound of this small club with low
ceilings to make powerful reflections converge toward the stage
located in the center |
Loft ||simulates sound reflecting off the
walls clearly with a lot of energy |
Club ||simulates a live house with a low ceiling and
home atmosphere for a realistic live sound |
Theater ||simulates a rock music live house in Los Angeles
with the virtual listening position at the center left of the hall |
Bottom Line ||simulates the front stage of the Bottom Line, a
famous New York jazz club - offering real and vibrant sound |
Stereo ||use this program to output stereo sound from all
Surround 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 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%).
Adaptive DSP Level: This
function selects whether to automatically adjust the Cinema DSP effect level in
conjunction with volume adjustments.
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 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.
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. This unit will switch to virtual CINEMA DSP mode
automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
SILENT CINEMA: SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear
large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of
CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to
movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.
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.
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: This function adjust the vertical position of center
sound when presence speakers are used. If dialogue is heard from position lower
than the TV screen, adjust this setting to raise the position (0-5).
Manual Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually
adjust the following speaker settings:
- Speaker Sizes: Set the size and connection status of
speakers and subwoofers, and whether to designate a specific speaker (or
subwoofer) for low-frequency sound.
- Front: Large or Small
- Center: Large, Small, or None
- Surround: Large, Small, or None
- Surround Back: Large (1/2), Small (1/2), or None
- Presence: Front, Rear, Both, None
- Subwoofer: Normal, Reverse, or None
- Equalizer: Each of the full range channels can be
adjusted individually using the seven band equalizer (63Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz,
1kHz, 2.khz, 6.3kHz, 16kHz.)
- Bass Crossover: Select the crossover frequency (40, 60,
80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, or 200Hz) of all the speakers set to Small.
Audio with a frequency below this limit (40-200Hz) will be output from the
subwoofer or the front speakers.
- Extra Bass: 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.
- Speaker Distance: Set the distance between the
speakers/subwoofer and the listening point, so that the sound from each
speaker and the subwoofer reaches the listening point at the appropriate
timing. Select from 1 to 80 feet in 0.5 foot steps.
- Speaker Level Adjustment: Adjust the volume (-10 to +10
dB) for each speaker and the subwoofer so that the sound is balanced. A test
tone is played back through the receiver for each speaker and subwoofer to
help with adjustment.
Bass and Treble Control: You
can independently adjust the bass (centered at 50Hz) and treble (centered at 20kHz) from -6dB to +6B in
0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set
Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression
applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume
listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the
dynamic range at all.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Adaptive DRC
automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume
level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound
effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as
you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and
comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials,
and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to
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.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker
terminals for all speaker outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Bi-Amp/Multi-Zone/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.
Impedance Selection: You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the
menu depending on your speaker application. The 6-ohm setting also allows you to
connect 4-ohm speakers to the receiver's Front Speaker terminals.
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 decoder.
7.2ch Preamp Outputs:
The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power
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
Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A2010 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.
1080p HDMI (v.1.4) with Dual Outputs: 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. 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 as well as digital video signals
up to 1080p resolution (including 1080/24p). They also support Deep Color (30
bit and 36 bit), xvColor, 120 Hz and 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync
compensation. The two HDMI outputs are parallel so the same video signal
is output through both and can be used simultaneously.
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.
HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) VHD1900 Vida Processor: This
AV receiver optimizes the video signals sent to the TV by using the most
advanced HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) VHD1900 Vida processor. Supporting both
SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) sources, this processor
employs powerful noise reduction functions that even improve low-quality
sources. The HQV Vida processor enhances image detail & quality with four-field
motion adaptive de-interlacing, multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color
processing & detail enhancement. The HQV Vida also incorporates two new HQV
technologies (Auto HQV & HQV StreamClean) which automatically enhance the
incoming image and provide powerful clean-up of source video, allowing the
picture to be as crisp and clean as possible. The result transforms
standard-definition sources to HD quality and makes HD look even more detailed.
Moreover, the device also provides real-time clean up of highly compressed
video, reducing compression artifacts of block and mosquito noise from
1080p Video Upscaling: The Aventage Series RX-A2010 is capable of outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale 480i/480p,
720p, & 1080i video
signals from analog-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 1080p. This means a much
better picture with HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution. The
receiver also features extremely precise motion adaptive and edge adaptive
deinterlacing and multi-cadence detection (including 3-2 pull-down).
Note: You can also convert a composite video signal to a
component video and vice-versa. HDMI can only be output via HDMI.
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 Aventage RX-A2010 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.
Standby Through: When the Aventage Series RX-A2010 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.
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 Aventage AV 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
Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported
only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those
Lipsync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and
video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the Lipsync
- Auto: When connected to a TV via HDMI, automatically
adjusts audio output timing (0-250ms) if the TV supports an automatic
- Manually: You can manually delay the sound output up to
250ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Video Adjustments: The Yamaha AV receiver lets you make the following
video adjustments - Resolution Enhancement, Noise Reduction, Brightness,
Contrast, & Saturation. These video adjustments can be saved as presets (up to
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The Aventage Series RX-A2010 offers
component video inputs and a 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 to 1080p.
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input
features analog stereo RCA, digital optical, composite video, S-video, and HDMI.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-A2010, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio, Internet
audio, Sirius Satellite Radio (optional tuner required), or select songs from a
USB device, at the same time.
Ethernet (LAN) Port: The Yamaha Aventage Series AV receiver
is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home
network for PC audio streaming, Internet Radio, and Firmware updates.
Network Capabilities: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 offers networking
capabilities and can serve as the hub of your home entertainment network that's
connected to the Internet. Its powerful networking capabilities provide
enjoyment of thousands of free Internet radio stations worldwide and full access
to free and paid music streaming services such as Pandora, vTuner, Rhapsody,
SiriusXM Internet Radio, and Napster. This receiver is also Windows 7 and DLNA
1.5 certified which allows access to music files on any computer or local NAS
drive content available on the home network. In addition, you can download
firmware updates directly from the Yamaha website.
Internet Radio: If your home network has a broadband
Internet connection you can listen to any of the thousands of stations available
on Internet radio using the included vTuner database, through the RX-A2010 AV
receiver. You can also stream music from Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, and
SiriusXM (subscriptions may be required).
- Pandora: With Pandora you can explore a variety of
music content. Simply enter the name of one of your favorite songs or
artists into Pandora and it will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed
music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and
completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to
your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience
full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
- Rhapsody: A Rhapsody subscription lets you listen to
anything and everything in its music catalog (currently over 10 million
songs). With a subscription, you don't have to worry about paying for
individual songs, ripping CDs, or managing files. You can just sign in and
- Napster: Napster is a monthly music subscription
service. You can search for particular tracks (by artist, album, or song) on
Napster and register your favorite tracks.
- SiriusXM: SiriusXM provides an unmatched lineup of
original, exclusive programming. SiriusXM Internet Radio offers over 120
channels of the best commercial-free music and biggest talk personalities
everywhere you go (subscription required).
- vTuner: You can 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
Media Player: The Yamaha Aventage Series RX-A2010 lets you play music files
stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3, WMA, AAC , WAV (up to
96kHz), and FLAC (up to 96kHz) audio files stored on your computer can be played
through the RX-A2010 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
DLNA 1.5/Windows 7 Certified: The Aventage Series RX-A2010 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-A2010 to browse and play music files on your hard drive.
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection) you can control the Yamaha RX-A2010 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.
Note: Internet Explorer 7.x or 8.x is recommended for
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 take approximately 15 minutes.
Note: The tested Yamaha RX-A2010 contained Firmware Version 1.03.
are already available (as of Sept. 2011).
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, and AAC audio files
from a USB MSC (mass-storage-class) memory device (such as a USB flash drive).
This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB
storage device. This unit supports USB mass storage class devices formatted in
FAT 16 or FAT32 (not compatible with USB HDDs). You can use the receiver's
on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files
on your connected USB MSC device.
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a
favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides
convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected.
Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the
AV Receiver, noise interference is minimized and sound quality is much better.
iPod/iPhone digital connection means that the digital signal from the
iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference
and allowing use of the DAC not in the iPod/iPhone, but in the system. This
results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's
music via the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control, or
continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse
your iPod/iPhone's music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or
Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Song/artist
information and Album Art will display on your connected TV (via HDMI). Your
iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (when
powered on). The Yamaha AV receiver offers the following iPod/iPhone
(as of 9/27/2012):
| 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 |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || O || 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 || 1.2 || 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 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || 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 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || 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 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || O || 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 head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
iPod Universal Dock (with video): With the optional YDS-12 iPod Universal
sold separately), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the RX-A2010
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.
Zone 2/Zone 3: The Zone 2 and Zone 3 outputs allow you
to play three different sources in three zones. The receiver has dedicated
stereo preamp outputs for both zones, or the built-in amplifier can power
speakers in the second and/or third zones connected to the Extra Speaker 1 and
Extra Speaker 2 terminals. If either
Zone 2 or Zone 3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone 2 or Zone 3 is turned on,
the receiver's Presence speakers in the main room are turned off.The analog video monitor outputs (component video,
S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to Zone2 or Zone3 (but not
both), useful when you're using HDMI for the main room video. If you're using
the preamp jacks, the output volume can be set to fixed or variable.
Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner, analog (audio/video),
USB, and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2/3. Unfortunately, a USB
source and Ethernet source cannot be played back in different Zones at the same
Note: You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations
or different Network apps for different zones. 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.
Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI
audio sources are not output to Zone 2/3.
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3, simultaneously (regardless of input
audio signal types - analog or digital). During the party mode, stereo playback
is automatically selected for all zones. The Main Zone, Zone2, & Zone3 play at the
same volume level during Party mode. Utilize this function when you want to play
back an audio source as background music in two rooms of your home.
Built-in HD Radio Tuner: The RX-A2010 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. In addition, it gives you
program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs (up to 8) at the same
dial position. HD Radio broadcasting reaches approximately 95% of America's
population, with over 2,500 radio stations available.
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/iPhone, when connected via USB. Then when you sync
the iPod/iPhone with your iTunes account you're given an option to purchase the
songs; up to 50 can be saved.
40-Station Preset Tuning: The Aventage Series RX-A2010 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM
station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset
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.
Background Video: While listening to the radio, you can display your
favorite videos or photos on your connected TV.
SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite
Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (item number
220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-A2010's proprietary plug. SIRIUS
Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and
entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During SIRIUS playback you
can display the channel number and name, category, artist name and song title,
composer name, channel number and antenna reception level, or Soundfield program
on the front panel.
Note: A subscription is required in order to receive
SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
On-Screen GUI (Graphical User Interface):
The RX-A2010 offers an on-screen menu system via
any of its monitor outputs (HDMI, component, S-video, composite). This clean and simple interface makes setup and other
operations extremely easy. The on-screen display can show album art, provides a
choice of various languages, and is visible over 3D images.
Note: You can select English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish,
or Russian for the receiver's on-screen text.
Shortcuts: You can register up to 40 of your favorite USB and network
contents as shortcuts and access them directly from the receiver's on-screen
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.
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.
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 4, 8 or
Learning/Multibrand Remote Control (with LCD): The receiver comes with a
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 features an LCD window which displays operational information.
Simple Remote Control: A second, smaller remote (with fewer
buttons) is included that offers basic control of just the RX-A2010 receiver.
HDMI Control: The Yamaha Aventage Series 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
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 iPhone app.
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.
- 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 (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4), or iPad
with iOS4.0 or higher installed.
- AV Controller App for Android: The free AV controller App for
your compatible Android device 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 network.
Remote Jacks: The receiver has two remote input and two remote
output minijack (3.5mm) terminals for use with external IR receivers and compatible
12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A2010 has two programmable minijack
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.
3rd Party Control: The AV receiver's RS-232C port provides seamless
integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control systems.