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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
- High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete, high-speed
thermal feedback power amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize
distortion of the receiver. The Yamaha RX-A2040 AV Receiver is equipped with
a 9-channel amplifier rated at 140 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with
0.06% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with
low-impedance drive capability.
- Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout: The interior of the
unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left &
right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally
maximizes channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise
ratio and helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
- Professional Quality DACs: The Yamaha RX-A2040 uses ESS
Sabre Premier 192kHz/24-bit DACs (ES9006) for all channels to produce
professional quality digital audio with exceptionally good signal-to-noise
ratio and up to 120dB of dynamic range. The AV receiver also utilizes
low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a
more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.
- Aluminum Front Panel: The aluminum front panel is used
to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic
energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors
and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of
- H-Shaped Cross Member Frame: The interior of the
receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H-shape to provide an
extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to
virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly even minor
vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.
- A.R.T.: The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge
5th foot is in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power
transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that
might be caused by the sound from the speakers. A.R.T. Wedge 5th foot helps
ensure that vibrations do not affect the sound quality. The
AV receiver also employs anti-vibration heatsinks to suppress vibration from
transistors and sound pressure.
- Double Bottom Construction: An additional bottom cover
is added for additional support and to improve sound performance at higher
volume levels and also support the power transformer and heat sinks.
- Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies
are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital
noise from affecting analog circuitry. These power supplies are highly
efficient and result in less power consumption in standby mode.
Intelligent Amplifier Assignment: Intelligent Amp Assignment
automatically assigns amplifier channels of the Yamaha AV receiver to certain
speakers depending on what functions are selected. You can select from a variety
of amplifier configurations.
- Basic 9ch: In this configuration, up to eleven speakers
(Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, &
Rear Presence L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. When Cinema DSP 3D
is on, the two Rear Presence speakers will be powered and not the two
surround back speakers. When Cinema DSP 3D is off, this situation is
reversed. Bi-amp and Zone 2/3 speakers are not available in this mode
- 9ch + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to eleven
speakers (Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back
L/R, and Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver. When Zone 3 is off,
all nine channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 3 is on,
power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers
in Zone 3 and the Main Zone will receive seven channels of power. The same
or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones.
Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 3.
Bi-amp, Zone 2, and Rear Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
- 7ch + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to nine
speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 2)
can be connected to the AV receiver. You can enjoy 7.1ch surround in the
main room and 2ch stereo in another room simultaneously. The same or
different analog input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones.
Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2.
Bi-amp and Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
- 7ch + 2 Zones: In this configuration, up to eleven
speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2, and
Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver. You can enjoy 7.1ch surround in
the main room and 2ch stereo in Zone 2 simultaneously. However when Zone 3
is turned-on, the main zone will be limited 5.1ch surround with no surround
back speakers (Zone 2 will stay active). The same or different analog input
sources/volume settings can be applied to either zone. Multichannel sources
are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2. Bi-amp and Presence
speakers are not available in this mode.
- 7ch + Front + 1 Zone: In this configuration, up to nine
speakers (Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and
Zone 3) can be connected to the AV receiver for playback of audio in two
separate rooms. The two Front L/R speakers will be powered by an external
amp. The same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to
both zones. Zone 2 and Rear Presence speakers are not available.
- 7ch Bi-Amp: Up to seven speakers (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, and Surround Back L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver.
The Extra Speaker amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to
bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers
for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a
loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and
tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a
limited frequency range, making its job easier. Zone 2/3 and Presence
speakers are not available in this mode.
- 7ch Bi-Amp + 1 Zone: Up to nine speakers (Front L/R,
Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 3) can be connected to the
AV receiver. The Extra Speaker 1 amplifier channels of the AV receiver are
assigned to bi-amp the front speakers. The Extra Speaker 2 amplifier
channels of the receiver are assigned to Zone 3. When Zone 3 is off, all
nine channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 3 is on,
power to the two surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers
in Zone 3 and the Main Zone will receive seven channels of power. The same
or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones.
Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 3. Zone
2 and Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
- 5ch + Front + 2 Zones: In this configuration, up to
nine speakers (Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2, and Zone 3)
can be connected to the AV receiver for playback of audio in three separate
rooms. The two Front L/R speakers will be powered by an external amp. The
same or different input sources/volume settings can be applied to either
zone. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone
2/3. Presence speakers are not available.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration: The Yamaha Parametric
Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) 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
sound pressure level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Up to 8 listening position measurements
are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. Additional YPAO technologies include:
- EQ: You can select between a varietyYPAO EQ result settings to
better suit your speaker 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), Through (does not use the YPAO EQ), or Manual
(lets you adjust EQ for each channel manually).
- R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control): The receiver also employs YPAO's Reflected Sound Control
correct early reflections for studio-quality sound.
- DSP Effect Normalization: In addition, YPAO provides DSP Effect Normalization,
which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
- YPAO Volume: Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low
frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ
correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume
changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to
your system settings and listening environment.
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV
receiver's speaker setup settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-2040 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.
Dolby Atmos (available soon via Firmware Update): The Yamaha RX-A2040 AV receiver will enhance
properly designed systems with
Dolby Atmos where sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead,
to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth.
Yamaha will enable Dolby Atmos playback through a firmware update later this
fall. The RX-A2040 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 7ch or 9ch
Dolby Atmos layout using 5.2.2, 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 configurations utilizing ceiling
mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.2.2 speaker
configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2
overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 5.2.4 configuration is based on a
5.1 speaker layout with 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 7.2.2
configuration is based on a 7.2 speaker layout with 2 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled
- Ceiling Mounted Speakers: Ceiling speakers are used for
maximizing effects in Dolby Atmos listening mode. Install these speakers
midway between the position just above the listening position and the
position just above the front speakers, or simply install them just above
the listening position.
- Dolby Enabled Speakers: There are two types of Dolby
Enabled Speakers; one is to be placed on the top board of other speakers
such as front speakers and surround speakers; the other is integrated within
the front or surround speakers. Dolby Enabled Speakers are designed with
their output facing toward the ceiling to create an elevated audio effect in
the Dolby Atmos mode by providing sounds echoing off the ceiling.
Note: Globally, more than 100 cinema blockbusters have been
released featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks in the past two years, and many
more are on the way. Major Hollywood studios are partnering with Dolby to
create home video versions of current box office releases and previously
released favorites for release in 2014 and 2015.
Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your Dolby Digital
(Plus/TrueHD) and DTS (ES/HD) movie soundtracks using your existing 7.1ch or
Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving
the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does
this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the
exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched
more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater
realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more
distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire
theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the
following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the
following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama sends stereo signals to
the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound
effect), Dimension(adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width moves the center
channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front
left and right speakers).
- Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts
the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to
make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio
reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema
DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent
soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With
dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you
will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity
and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room
have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV
receiver offers 23 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
- Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi,
Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
- Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role
Playing Game, Music Video
- Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in
Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, Church in Royaumont, Chamber, Village
Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line,
Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level
(level of the soundfield effect to be added); you can adjust the level of
the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB from the receiver or remote
control. The AV Controller App for Apple iOS and Android provides even
greater adjustment of Cinema DSP soundfields.
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-2040 AV receiver offers
proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more
in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, 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. The receiver achieves Cinema DSP 3D through its virtual Presence Speaker mode.
- Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm
that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a
minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of
Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in
custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can
be used with the front/center 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.
- Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you
will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and
resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more
flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy
enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
- 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
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%).
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-2040 offers two HiFi audio
modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any
soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each
speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing).
When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard
from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver
produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
- Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only
the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded
straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP
- 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
or multi-channel sources. During Pure Direct playback no sound is output from the
High-Resolution + Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated
digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that
improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and
AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer
and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as
possible. In addition, high-bit high-sampling extension up to 96kHz/24-bit can
be applied to lossless 44.1/48 kHz content such as from a CD (2-channel PCM) or
a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content.
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
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-2040 employs two
Dynamic Range Control functions.
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the
dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that
you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels.
There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from
whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same
volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for
low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
- Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-2040 AV receiver provides
the following Bass Management settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the
high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from
-6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or
headphones can be set separately.
- Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front
channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the
subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the
low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will
result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless
frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional
systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim
takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus
stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-2040 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 -6dB
to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale
(-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-2040 offers a variety of
analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with
three optical digital inputs, three coaxial digital inputs
(rear), and one optical digital output (rear).
- Stereo RCA Jacks + Phono Input: The receiver is also
equipped with nine stereo RCA analog audio inputs (8 rear/1 front), a single
stereo RCA analog audio record output, and a stereo RCA Zone 2 output; as
well as Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
- 7.1ch Analog Input: This unit has a discrete
7.1-channel analog input for connecting DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players
or an external decoder.
- 7.2ch Preamp Outputs: The A/V receiver features
7.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back
L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers.
- Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post
terminals for the Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Extra Speaker 1
(Zone2/Zone3/R. Presence), and Extra Speaker 2 (Zone2/Zone3/F.
Presence/Bi-amp) speaker terminals. The binding posts can accept bare wire,
pin connectors, and single banana plugs. These terminals are spaced too far
apart for dual banana plugs and a collar surrounding them prevents the use
of spade connectors. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending
on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 4- to 8-ohm Front
speakers; and 6- to 8-ohm Center, Surround, Surround Back, Zone 2/F.
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A2040 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 2.0: The Yamaha RX-2040 AV receiver is fitted with
eight HDMI 2.0 (7 rear/1 front) inputs and two HDMI 2.0 outputs to deliver
crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The two HDMI outputs can be
set to display the same video signal or the second HDMI monitor output can be
assigned to Zone 2 or Zone 4 (not both) for the display of two different HDMI
sources; simultaneously. The HDMI 2.0 jacks support 4K/60Hz
and 1080p video
signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color,
and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's
HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and
Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
- 4K/60Hz Pass Through: The AV receiver supports 4K Ultra
HD 50 Hz/60 Hz signal pass-through to output motion-smooth ultra
high-definition videos. Via a
Firmware update, it also supports RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 as
well as YCbCr 4:2:0 video signal for more vibrant and lifelike images.
- 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-2040 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices
to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D
provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special
eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
- LipSync: This function
adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or
have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected
to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the
sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and
Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A2040 is capable of
outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale
video signals from analog (up to 1080i)-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 4K. This
means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K
Optimized Video Processing: Yamaha's high-end video
projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing
techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive
deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect
moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing, and multi-cadence
detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment
complete no matter what video source or content.
Front-Panel HDMI/MHL Port: One of the receiver's six HDMI
inputs is on the front-panel and MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port
provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones, like Android. Playback of up
to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver
will also charge (5V/1A) your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations
can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-2040 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
Analog Video: The RX-2040 AV receiver offers both composite
and component analog video jacks.
- Component Video: The RX-A2040 offers three component
video inputs and one component video monitor output (which can also be
assigned to Zone 2/3). These jacks have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz
and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.
- Composite: The receiver features four composite video
inputs, one composite video record output, and one
composite video monitor output (which can also be assigned to Zone 2/3).
Video Adjustments: The receiver allows you to make the following video
adjustments - Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement, Brightness, Contrast, and
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-2040, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select
songs from a USB device or Network source at the same time.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV receiver
is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home
network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless
network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
security protection is supported. Either network
connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various
online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access
Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device
Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-2040's network connection
provides access to Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and vTuner Internet
Radio online music
services. You can control the
Internet Radio services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu
(via HDMI). The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and
elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is free, personalized radio
that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You
can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and
Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark
up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites. |
Spotify ||Spotify is a digital music service
that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music
libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; and create your own music library with
customized playlists. A
Spotify Premium subscription is required. |
| SiriusXM ||Requires firmware update. SiriusXM
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
| Rhapsody ||Rhapsody is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
vTuner ||You can also listen to Internet
radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database
service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database
of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for
Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha RX-2040 AV receiver supports
music streaming from WiFi-enabled mobile devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA
certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3 (up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz),
and FLAC (up to 192 kHz).
- WiFi Direct: When using
WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices
without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a
variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your
home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router,
so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view
song/artist information from your mobile device.
- DLNA Certified: The RX-2040 is
DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's
easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your
home network. You can use
your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use
the RX-2040 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control
playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The
receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist
name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
The AV receiver supports the following DLNA music servers
- (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with
DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP
Spotify & HTC Connect: The Yamaha RX-2040 supports
Spotify & HTC Connect wireless music streaming from your compatible
- Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app on your Apple iOS
or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And
now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha AV
receiver by using
simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when
you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside,
the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music
enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music. The Spotify app
devices and a
premium account are required.
- HTC Connect: HTC Connect lets
you stream MP3 and AAC music files to the Yamaha AV
receiver wirelessly from a compatible HTC Connect mobile device. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built
right into your HTC smartphone. Simply swiping the HTC smartphone screen starts music
output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's stored music library or online
music apps. Click
for HTC Connected compatible smartphones.
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM
and FM broadcasts, the RX-A2040 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-A2040
lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or
automatically (auto-preset tuning).
- Direct Tuning: You can directly tune in a frequency
using the receiver's remote control.
- Stereo/Monaural Modes: You can set this receiver to
automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the
frequency to monaural for weaker stations.
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen
displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as,
Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x is recommended for web
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. The test A/V receiver contained firmware
version 1.14 (as of 8/5/2014). Check Yamaha's
Support Download Site
for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of
stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones
(Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or
USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs).
Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16
or FAT32 .You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote
control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device.
USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/2.1A); even in standby mode.
Compatible music files include:
- MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
- WMA (up to 48 kHz)
- AAC (up to 48 kHz)
- ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
- WAV (up to 192 kHz)
- FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
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 Connectivity: The Yamaha RX-2040 offers wired
(via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone,
or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the receiver's
front-panel HDMI input.
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs
directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your
home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able
to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on
your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your
stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can
even download Apple's free
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control
playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on
your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you
also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's
on-screen menu (via HDMI).
- USB Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides
convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone so you can listen to your stored
music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from
iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference
and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This
results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's
music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or
continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse
your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or
Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback
functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be
controlled by the AV receiver's remote. Song/artist
information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV (via HDMI) or the
unit's front-panel display.
- HDMI Video: You can also view video from stored movies
and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple
device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple
Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI
sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your
device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your Lightning
connector iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the AV receiver. Use the Apple
Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI,
sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device,
and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen),
iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad
can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen
(select Simple mode on receiver).
Note: Your Apple device's battery will be charged while
connected to the receiver's front-panel USB port (max. 2.1A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Yamaha AV receiver
supports the following Apple devices and functionalities (as of 1/15/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| USB || AirPlay || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2/3 || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4/air || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| mini || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || 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 Menu: The RX-2040 offers an on-screen
(GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines
text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. 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.
You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish,
German, Russian, or Chinese.
Scene Plus: The Scene Plus function simplifies operation by
providing one touch power-on, along with selection of the desired source and the
appropriate DSP programs. Scene Plus offers a choice of 12 Scene selections,
four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. Scene
Plus can be selected from the receiver's front panel, remote control, on-screen
GUI, and even from the Apple iOS or Android app. Pressing a Scene button will
automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source
controlled by that button.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Yamaha RX-A2040 AV receiver
allows you to configure a multi-zone audio/video system for your home. The
multi-zone configuration feature enables you to set this unit to reproduce
separate input sources in the main zone, second zone (Zone 2), third zone (Zone
3) and fourth zone (Zone 4).
- Zone 2/Zone 3: The receiver's Zone 2/Zone 3 outputs
allow you to play the same or different audio/video sources in other rooms
of your home. The receiver has dedicated stereo preamp outputs (requires
separate amps) for both Zone 2 & 3, or the built-in amplifier can power
speakers in the second and/or third zones connected to the Extra Speaker 1
and Extra Speaker 2 terminals. If either Zone 2 or Zone 3 speakers are
powered by the receiver, when Zone 2 or Zone 3 is turned on, the receiver's
Presence speakers in the main room are turned off. If both Zone 2 and Zone
3 speakers are powered by the receiver, when Zone 2 and Zone 3 is turned on,
the receiver's Presence and Surround Back speakers in the main room are
turned off. The analog video monitor outputs (component or composite) can
also be assigned to Zone 2 or Zone 3 (but not both). The volume of Zone 2 or
Zone 3 can be controlled by the Yamaha receiver using either configuration
or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output. You can
select the following input sources for Zone 2 or 3.
- Analog Audio/Video Inputs (the video conversion between analog video
jacks does not work for the multi-zone output; to watch video in another
zone, you need to connect the Zone 2/3 video monitor out in the same way
as the video input device)
- HDMI Audio (2ch PCM only to Zone 2
- Digital Audio Inputs (Optical/Coaxial; 2ch PCM only to Zone 2
- AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for
- USB (including iPod/iPhone) & AirPlay
- Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in
multiple zones at the same time)
- DLNA/Media Player contents (Unfortunately, you cannot select USB and
Network source exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select
"Network Server" for Zone 2/3 when "USB" is selected for the Main Zone,
the input source in the Main Zone also switches to "Network Server".)
- HDMI Switching: The receiver's HDMI Output 2 terminal
can be assigned to output audio/video content to Zone 2 or Zone 4 (but not
both). Yamaha's advanced HDMI zone switching adds the capability to choose
from all analog or digital audio/video sources for playback in Zone 2.
However, Zone 4 only offers playback of the same or different HDMI connected
audio/video sources. The Zone 2/4 HDMI output can be connected directly to a
TV for basic video and 2ch audio playback. It can also be connected to a
secondary home theater receiver for multi-channel playback in another zone.
An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select
content to enjoy from Zone 2 (not Zone 4), no matter what is being played in
the main zone.
- Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3, simultaneously
(regardless of input audio signal types - analog or digital). During the
party mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones. The
Main Zone, Zone2, & Zone3 volume can all be adjusted independently.
Utilize this function when you want to play back an audio source as
background music in two rooms of your home. Zone 4 is only available when an
HDMI input source is selected in the main zone.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the
music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files.
This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.
Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.
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.
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
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set
turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
- Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote
for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode
(Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
Remote + Bluetooth Control
Multibrand Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected
sources (via HDMI CEC). 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.
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
Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions
are guaranteed to work.
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn
your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV
receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home
network as the Yamaha AV receiver.
- Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides
the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
- DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to
adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of
music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1)
Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen
in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various
parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
- Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple
iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all
internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB
devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
- Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, 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.
- Zone Control: You can control power on/off, source
selection, volume and other functions of Zone 2. Customization such as
changing zone icon and renaming zone is also supported.
- Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha
AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting
various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and
AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (from
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPad (iOS 6.0+) or Android tablet (OS 4.0+) for
assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source
devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various
settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus
assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings
from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver
for quick and easy setup.
Remote Connections: The RX-2040
offers a variety of remote connections.
- 12V Trigger Output: The
RX-2040 has a programmable minijack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on
signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power
amplifier or motorized projection screen. The trigger is programmed either
to work with a specific zone (main room or Zone2) or a specific source.
- Remote Jacks: The receiver has
remote input and remote output minijack terminals for use with external IR
receivers and compatible Yamaha components.
- RS-232C Port: The AV receiver's RS-232C port provides
seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation
Add-on Bluetooth Audio Receiver: The Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth
Audio Receiver (022YBA11,
sold separately) can be used to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile
devices to the Yamaha AV receiver. The YBA-11 connects to the digital coaxial
audio input on the back of the Yamaha AV receiver and is powered by the
rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of the receiver.