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Yamaha RX-A3010

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

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You've reached the top of the line
Yamaha knows great sound. We've heard it for ourselves, and we've heard it from our customers. They lavish praise on Yamaha receivers for their power and clarity for movies and nuance and expressiveness with music. The RX-A3010 flagship has the flexibility you need to make the most of all of your entertainment options, whether it's a 3D Blu-ray player, a turntable or PANDORA® Internet radio.

You've reached the top of the line
Yamaha knows great sound. We've heard it for ourselves, and we've heard it from our customers. They lavish praise on Yamaha receivers for their power and clarity for movies and nuance and expressiveness with music. The RX-A3010 flagship has the flexibility you need to make the most of all of your entertainment options, whether it's a 3D Blu-ray player, a turntable or PANDORA® Internet radio.

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Comprehensive connections
One of your first concerns when comparing receivers should be — what can you hook up to it? The RX-A3010 boasts a total of eight HDMI inputs, and they can handle 3D video — no problem. Two HDMI outputs allow you to send video to both a TV and a projector. And all of your non-HD video sources get a picture quality boost from the powerful HQV® Vida— video processor. This receiver's built-in audio processing can handle virtually any surround sound format you're likely to encounter, including the latest high-res formats available on many Blu-ray soundtracks.

Plenty of power and possibilities
The RX-A3010 weighs in at nearly fifty pounds, due in large part to its nine channels of high-powered amplification. You can use all the power of the 'A3010 to drive seven home theater speakers in the traditional arrangement: three front speakers, a pair to the sides, and a pair in the back. But you have other options, too. If your front left and right speakers are biampable, you could use two spare channels to biamp them for clearer, more dynamic sound. Or you could use four channels to pipe music outside and to another room. There's even an optical output so you can send music to a fourth zone amplifier. It's nice to have that flexibility.

Practically limitless Internet music choices
The RX-A3010's Ethernet port is a gateway to a world of fresh, new listening options. Thousands of Internet radio stations, music services like Rhapsody® and Napster® (some require a subscription), and music files streamed from your networked PC. Just think of the possibilities.

Starring iPod® as your remote control
The RX-A3010 has a direct USB input on the front panel so you can plug your iPod touch® or iPhone® directly in. That's definitely convenient, but it also sounds much better because you can bypass the iPod's audio circuitry and use the receiver's instead. And Yamaha offers a free, downloadable app for either Apple® or Android™ devices that you can use to control this receiver with ease.

Acoustic balance is just a touch away
Yamaha's auto-calibration feature tunes your speaker settings beautifully to your room. Plug in the included microphone and place it in your favorite seat. The receiver performs a detailed sonic analysis of every speaker in your home theater system, and adjusts each one individually. The 'A3010 even adds the capability to correct for sounds reflected off your room's walls and other surfaces — echoes that can muddle the sound of your movies and music. In no time at all, your receiver is ready to give you the highest performance no matter what speakers you have or where they're positioned.

Yamaha AVENTAGE® — premium design and performance
Yamaha designed their AVENTAGE series of receivers from the ground up with sound quality as the ultimate goal. They paid attention to the little details that add up to better performance — from a solidly built double-bottomed chassis, to separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry. And to top it off, AVENTAGE receivers are backed by a three-year warranty.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 9-channel amplifier
    • 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, and DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with HQV® Vida™ video processing
    • Multi-point YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) with reflected sound control for easy automatic speaker setup and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and presence to music and movie soundtracks (23 modes)
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
    Digital Music Options:
    • Internet-ready — access music from your PC and Internet radio stations
    • listen to music from iPod®, iPhone®, or thumb drive through the front-panel USB input
    • use the receiver to control your iPod/iPhone (requires optional Yamaha control dock)
    • built-in HD Radio® tuner
    • DLNA and Windows® 7 certified for better compatibility with other certified audio networking components
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • four-room/four-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd room
      • Party Mode enables simultaneous playback of digital sources to all zones
    • 1 optical digital output for 4th room
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Pure Direct mode switches off front-panel display, tone controls, and DSP circuitry for cleaner sound with analog audio sources
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    • detachable power cord
    Connections for up to 17 A/V source components:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching: 8 in, 2 out (including 1 front-panel input)
    • component video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • composite/S-video switching (5 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 4 optical and 3 coaxial
    • 1 optical digital output
    • phono input
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • analog audio preamp output for connecting an amplifier includes:
      • 7.2-channels for home theater
      • zone 2 and zone 3 stereo output
    • Ethernet port for music streaming from a PC network
    • USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • free Yamaha remote app lets you use your iPod touch, iPhone or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • twelve SCENE presets for easier source switching
    • full-color on-screen display lets you browse movies and music, including album art
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • multibrand LED learning remote with macros, plus a basic remote for Zone 2
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-9/16"H x 19-3/8"D
    • weight: 40.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 9.2ch AV receiver
    • 6.5' AC power cord
    • Main remote control (RAV416)
    • Simple remote control (RAV41)
    • 4 "AAA" batteries
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in simple remote)
    • YPAO microphone (with attached 19' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Microphone base
    • AM loop antenna (with stand)
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Front AV terminal cover
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Safety Brochure
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • Rhapsody offer sheet

    Yamaha RX-A3010 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (3 Reviews)

    Bad to the Bone

    WayneD from Memphis TN on 3/28/2012

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    I have owned Pioneer and Onkyo up scale units and both were horrible. The Pioneer had the worst setup and the hardest controls I have even seen. PS I design and automate steel mills, I know how to make things should be designed to work without reading a 400 page manual. The bands on the tuner constantly slipped so making fine tune adjustment was impossible. The unit suffered a final blow as it sailed across the garage hitting the floor. The Onkyo unit was easier to setup but the HDMI output went out after the 1 year, ( Out of warranty of course ). Luckily UPS destroyed the unit in transit to the repair shop. After they review the damage they said it was better to replace the unit even after UPS paid for the shipping damage. You can see I did not purchase a replace Onkyo. This Yamaha RX-A3010 is built heavier than both previous units has a better warranty and when I asked the repair shop that the Onkyo was headed to, they siad they don't get any Yamaha's and quit a few of them owned Yamaha receivers. They don't sell units and are not part of Yamaha's distributor system. After reading the reviews, I spend the extra money and got what I believe is the best unit on the market.

    Pros: Everything plus it's not a Pioneer or Onkyo

    Cons: Still have to work out the remote interface with the new Comcast Cisco Cable Controller. That's it.

    Yamaha RXA3000 home Theater Receiver

    BIG LEO from SUNSHINE STATE on 11/21/2011

    I bought the yamaha rx-a3000 ladies and gents this sweet hart kicks butt. Trust me on this,get all your high performance toys in a row. What i mean by this is set up all your equipment, make sure there not pluged in. Hdmi 3d tv,your cable box,cd player,hdmi 3d dvd player,and i pod. And what ever your heart likes. Plug in all the hdmi,i used all monster cables,again monster never fails. They do a great job.make sure you double check all your wires. The + and - on speaker wires, the heavy the guage the better the speakers will amping,is a real treat. When you plug in all the equipment, make sure you have the volume low.and if you should be wearing a hair piece,hold on to it. One more to add******* the folks at crutchfield are the best in the business,and stand behind there products*******

    Pros: I owned a yamaha for over 11 years,and never had problem..

    Cons: ...a lap top computer helps a lot... And thanks again to crutchfield,and the folks that work there


    Doc Rings from Alpharetta, GA on 11/6/2011

    The GUI: can actually overlay the full-color graphical user interface OVER the HDMI 1080p signal (such as your Blu-Ray player). Now one no longer has to switch the video input to a low-res receiver menu. This Yamaha menu is full-color, and someone spent a lot of time with the layout and ease-of-use. To get the overlay, don't use the remote, use the menu buttons on the front hidden panel. You can use the YPAO for up to eight listening positions (if you want), but we only used the two main theater seats. It also includes a triangular adapter mic platform to measure the "angle" or reflections in the room. Our one subwoofer had some difficulty being heard after calibration. For some reason it calibrated at -13.5 db (even with the gain at mid-way). A second calibration was better (?) and all was fine. There are two subwoofer outputs...and are the analog outputs labeled Front and Rear (respectively). Don't hook them into the subwoofer analog INPUT (frequent mistake of noobies). Will behoove everyone to read the manual (which I did just in the sections we needed to set it up initially). There is a LOT of details in the setup, etc., especially if you have presence speakers or multiple zones. Have not attempted bluetooth or iTouch/iPhone connection yet, or Pandora. This baby has a LOT of stuff going on! If given the choice....I'd opt for the $500 cheaper VX-A2010 !!!!

    Pros: GUI, power, online options

    Cons: Subwoofer calibration. **PRICE**


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 9
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 150
    THD in Stereo 0.06 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner Built-in
    On-Screen Display Thru All monitor outputs
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO-RSC
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 7-9/16
    Depth (inches) 19-3/8
    Weight (pounds) 40.1
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 5
    Component Video Inputs 4
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 4
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 2
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network Functions
    USB/iPod Functions
    Multi-Zone Capability
    Tuner Functions
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    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 installation environments.
    • 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.
    • Hybrid Power Supply: The receiver employs independent power supplies for the digital & analog circuit, resulting in less power consumption in the standby mod, and a more efficient power transformer.

    150 Watts x 9 Channel: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 AV Receiver is equipped with a 9-channel amplifier rated at 150 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 + Front: Nine speakers are powered in the main room. The receiver powers the center, surround, front presence, surround back, & rear presence speakers; an external amp powers the main front speakers. Zone2 & Zone3 speakers must be powered by separate amps.
    • 9ch + Rear Presence: Nine speakers are powered in the main room. The receiver powers the front, center, surround, surround back, & front presence speakers; an external amp powers the rear presence speakers. When this configuration is applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting an external amplifier in Zone3.
    • 9ch + 1Zone: Nine speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, surround back, & front 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 + Front Presence + Rear Presence: Seven speakers are powered in the main room. The receiver powers the front, center, surround, & surround back speakers; external amps power the front & rear presence speakers. When this configuration is applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting an external amplifier in Zone2 or Zone3.
    • 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 Presence speakers.
    • 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.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp + Front Presence: The receiver powers seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, & surround back) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the front presence speakers are powered by an external amp. When this configuration is applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting an external amplifier in Zone 2.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp + Front Presence + Rear Presence: The receiver powers seven speakers in the main room (front, center, surround, & surround back) with the two extra amplifier channels used to bi-amp the front speakers; the front & rear presence speakers are powered by external amps. When this configuration is applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting an external amplifier in Zone2 or Zone3.
    • 5ch + Front + 2Zone: Five speakers in the main room (center, surround, & surround back), two speakers in Zone2, & 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-A3010 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-A3010 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 each speaker.

    Multi-Channel/Stereo Decoding Formats: The Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) and Stereo decoding formats.

    2ch Stereo 2-channel stereo sound (from the front speakers only), regardless of the playback source
    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
    Pure Direct

    turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and dims the front panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel analog sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the subwoofer

    Dolby Digital
    Dolby 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
    Dolby Digital EX developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 6.1 discrete channels
    Dolby Digital Plus developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete channels
    Dolby TrueHD a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit
    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)
    DTS-ES (Discrete/Matrix) 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
    DTS-HD Master Audio an advanced lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience (up to 7.1ch)
    DTS-HD High Resolution high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track (up to 7.1ch)
    DTS 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
    DTS Neo: 6 (Cinema/Music) matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel sources
    Dolby Pro Logic
    Dolby 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
    Dolby 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
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Cinema/Music/Game) enables discrete multichannel playback from 2-channel or multichannel sources; supports up to 7.1ch playback
    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 db.

    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 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: 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
    Mono 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
    Action Game various effects make the player feel like they are right in the middle of the action, allowing for greater concentration
    Role Playing Game adds depth to the soundfield for natural and realistic reproduction of background music, special effects, and dialogue
    Music 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
    Hall in 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
    Hall in 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
    Hall In 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
    Church In Freiburg reproduces the sound of this grand, stone-built church in Germany.
    Church in 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
    Village Vanguard simulates the sound of this small club with low ceilings to make powerful reflections converge toward the stage located in the center
    Warehouse Loft simulates sound reflecting off the concrete walls clearly with a lot of energy
    Cellar Club simulates a live house with a low ceiling and home atmosphere for a realistic live sound
    The Roxy Theater simulates a rock music live house in Los Angeles with the virtual listening position at the center left of the hall
    The Bottom Line simulates the front stage of the Bottom Line, a famous New York jazz club - offering real and vibrant sound
    9ch Stereo use this program to output stereo sound from all speakers

    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 field.
    • 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 possible.

    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 separately.

    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 disturb others,

    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). The optical digital output can be used for recording or Zone 4.

    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.

    9.2ch Preamp Outputs: The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Rear Presence L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers.

    Phono Input: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a Phono input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality sound

    Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A3010 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.

    Video Features

    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 lower-quality sources.

    1080p Video Upscaling: The Aventage Series RX-A3010 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-A3010 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-A3010 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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those features.

    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.

    • Auto: When connected to a TV via HDMI, automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-250ms) if the TV supports an automatic lipsync function.
    • 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 6).

    HDTV-compatible Component Video: The Aventage Series RX-A3010 offers four 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-A3010, 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.

    Network Functions

    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-A3010 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-A3010 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 start listening.
    • 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 world.

    Media Player: The Yamaha Aventage Series RX-A3010 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-A3010 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-A3010 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-A3010 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-A3010 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 web browser.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates take approximately 15 minutes.

    Note: The tested Yamaha RX-A3010 contained Firmware Version 1.03. RX-A3010. Firmware Updates are already available (as of Sept. 2011).

    USB/iPod Functions

    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 compatibility (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
    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 available.

    iPod Universal Dock (with video): With the optional YDS-12 iPod Universal Dock (022YDS12, sold separately), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the RX-A3010 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.

    Multi-Zone Capability

    Multi-Zone: The Yamaha AV receiver allows you to configure a multi-zone audio/video system, so you can enjoy a different source in up to 4 separate rooms of your home.

    Zone 2/3: The receiver has assignable stereo preamp outputs for Zone 2 (or front presence) & Zone 3 (or rear presence). If you're using the preamp jacks for Zone 2 and/or Zone 3 the output volume can be set to fixed or variable. The built-in amplifier can also power speakers in the Zone 2 and Zone 3 when connected to the Extra Speaker 1 & 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.

    Note: 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 time. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network apps for different zones.

    Zone 4: Zone 4 consists of an optical digital output. Only sources connected via optical/coaxial digital inputs can be output to Zone 4.

    Video Output to Zones: The receiver's analog video monitor outputs (component video, S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to Zone 2, Zone 3, or Zone 4, useful when you're using HDMI for the main room video.

    Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in all zones, simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types - analog or digital). During the party mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones. All zones 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.

    Tuner Functions

    Built-in HD Radio Tuner: The RX-A3010 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-A3010 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.

    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 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-A3010'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.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen GUI (Graphical User Interface): The RX-A3010 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 menu.

    Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    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 12 hours.

    Remote Control

    Learning/Multibrand Remote Control (with LCD): The receiver comes with a learning/multibrand wireless remote control. In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to control multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc. If you cannot find a remote control code for your playback device or if any key on the remote control does not work after you set the program code, you can use the Learn function to "teach" the receiver's remote to operate your playback device. You can even program macros (up to 4) for one button operation of up to 10 commands. The remote features a backlit LCD window which displays operational information. It also contains backlit push-buttons that are easy to see in a dark room.

    Simple Remote Control: A second, smaller remote (with fewer buttons) is included that offers basic control of just the RX-A3010 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 the receiver)

    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 Yamaha components.

    12V Trigger Outputs: The RX-A3010 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 2/3/4) 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.

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