Network & Tuner Functions
Aventage Series: The Aventage line of Yamaha AV receivers is
based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for
movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly
harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects
sound quality, from materials & parts construction to circuitry layout,
vibration damping, and "fine-tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought
than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage
receiver has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition
sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at
- Aluminum Front Panel: The aluminum front panel is used
to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic
energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors
and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of
- 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: Independent power supplies for the
digital and analog circuit, resulting in less power consumption in the
standby mode, and a more efficient power transformer.
High Fidelity Sound: The Yamaha RX-A3020 uses high quality, audio-grade
Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize
sound quality. It also utilizes low-jitter
PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging, resulting in a more dynamic sound
with greater detail and less distortion. The receiver's wide-range
frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of
Blu-ray, DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.
Assignable 9.2ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-A3020 AV Receiver is
equipped with a 9-channel amplifier rated at 150 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20khz,
with 0.06% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with
low-impedance drive capability. The RX-A3020 also includes dual LFE
(mono-subwoofer) outputs for connecting a powered sub. The built-in nine channel amplifier can
be programmed to power various speaker configurations.
- 9ch Normal: Nine speakers are powered in the main room.
Rear presence & surround back speakers can be connected. Zone 2 & Zone 3
speakers must be powered by separate amps.
- 9ch + 1Zone: Nine speakers in the main room (front,
center, surround, surround back, & presence) and two speakers in a second
zone are connected to the receiver; when the second zone is turned on, the
surround back speakers turn off. Zone 3 is powered by a separate amp. There
are no Rear Presence speakers.
- 9ch + RP: Nine speakers are powered in the main room.
The receiver powers the front, center, surround, surround back speakers and
front presence speakers; external amps power the rear presence speakers.
When this configuration is applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out
jacks for connecting an external amplifier in Zone 3.
- 9ch + Front: Nine speakers are powered in the main room. The receiver powers the center,
surround, surround back speakers, front presence & rear presence speakers;
external amps power the main front speakers. When this configuration is
applied, you cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting an
external amplifier in Zone 3.
- 7ch + FP + RP: 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 Zone 2 or Zone 3.
- 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 Zone 3 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 in this
- 7ch Bi-Amp +FP: 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. Front Presence speakers can be
connected to a separate amp. When this configuration is applied, you cannot
utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting external amplifiers for
- 7ch Bi-Amp + FP + RP: 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. Front & Rear Presence speakers
can be connected to separate amps. When this configuration is applied, you
cannot utilize the Zone Out/Pre Out jacks for connecting external amplifiers
for Zone 2 or 3.
- 5ch + Front + 2Zone: Five speakers in the main room
(center, surround, & surround back), two speakers in Zone 2, and two speakers
in Zone 3 are connected to the receiver; the main front speakers are powered
by an external amp. Presence speakers are not used.
Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: This receiver allows you to
reassign the surround back amplifier channels to make bi-amp connections
(compatible speakers required). A bi-amplification connection uses two
amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of
a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter
section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency
range, making its job easier.
Presence Speakers: Two pair of speaker terminals (Extra
Speaker1/Extra Speaker2) or two pair of preamp-outputs (Zone Out/Pre-Outs) can
be used for Front & Rear Presence speakers. The Presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra
ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects include sounds that the
filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order
to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence speakers should be placed at
the front of the room 1-3 feet outside of the front speakers and at least 6 feet
off the floor.
YPAO R.S.C. (Reflect Sound Control): YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room
acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio
parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to
correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect
Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected
sounds. Yamaha's YPAO-R.S.C. system uses a small microphone and sophisticated
equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where
the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each
speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze
the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size,
the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the
best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone,
YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you
the best possible sound from your system:
- Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and
the polarity of each.
- Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each
speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
- Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker
from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
- EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one
of three target settings before running the setup.
- Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound;
useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
- Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have
similar sound characteristics
- Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound
like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the
others in the system
- Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV
receiver's speaker settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-A3020 supports
the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital
TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray
player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha A/V receivers offers the
following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following
parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
- Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround
speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
- Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards
the front or towards the rear of the room
- Center Width: moves the center channel output
completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and
- Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the
front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the
center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
CINEMA DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio
reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA
DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent
soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With
dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you
will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity
and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room
have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV
receiver offers 23 CINEMA DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
- Movie Soundfields:
Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
- Entertainment Soundfields:
Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game,
Music Video, Recital/Opera
- Music Soundfields:
Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, Church
in Royaumont, Chamber, Village Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar club, The
Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, 9ch Stereo
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters
of the Cinema DSP modes.
- Adaptive DSP Level: You can change the receiver's CINEMA DSP
effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can manually adjust
the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB. Or, with Adaptive
DSP Level, the receiver automatically adjust the Cinema DSP effect level in
conjunction with volume adjustments.
- Delay: Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and
the presence soundfield (1-99ms), surround soundfield (1-49ms), and surround
back soundfield (1-49ms).
- Room Size: Adjusts the broadening effect (0.1-2.0) of
the presence soundfield, surround soundfield, and the surround back sound
- Liveness: Adjusts the loss (0-10) of the presence
soundfield, surround back soundfield, and surround back soundfield.
- Reverb: Adjusts the delay time of the rear reverberant
sound (1.0-5.0s), the delay between the direct sound and rear reverberant
sound (0-250ms), and the volume of the reverberant sound (0-100%).
CINEMA DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-A3020 A/V receiver offers
three proprietary Yamaha CINEMA modes so you can enjoy your movies and music
even more in your home; regardless if you are using Presence Speakers, only have
a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
- Cinema DSP HD 3: By using four CINEMA DSP engines with
advanced 3D processing and two front presence channels in a 9.2-channel
configuration, it gives the sound field an enhanced vertical dimension for
more realistic and exciting movie sound.
- Virtual CINEMA DSP: Virtual CINEMA DSP is an algorithm that allows
you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system.
Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound
without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where
some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the
front/center/presence speakers or even with just the two front left and
right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual CINEMA DSP mode automatically when surround
speakers are unavailable.
- SILENT CINEMA: SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear
large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation
of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private
to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening
Virtual Presence Speaker: Virtual Presence Speaker mode
provides the 3D sound effect without actual front presence speakers. It creates
virtual presence speakers from the receiver's front speakers, center speakers,
and surround speakers, which brings you into a stereoscopic soundfield.
HiFi Sound Modes:
The Yamaha RX-A3020 offers to HiFi audio modes which
bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
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 processing.
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
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-A3020 A/V receiver provides
the following Bass Management settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance
of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz)
and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the
speakers or headphones can be set separately.
- Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel
low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the subwoofer, or through
both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low
frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result
in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency
response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the
overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of
this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the
front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
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. The receiver even has the ability to enhance
the quality of uncompressed digital audio, such as a CD (2-channel PCM) or
lossless FLAC file. In addition, the RX-A3020 applies noise reduction and
resolution enhancement for improved audio playback.
Dialogue Lift & Level Adjustment: Dialogue Lift raises the sound of
dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen.
Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even
without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you
control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music
vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume. The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Volume Adjustments: The Yamaha RX-A3020 allows you to
customize the receiver's volume levels.
- Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the
receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the
volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in
5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
- Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume
level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the
volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in
increments of 0.5 dB.
- Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of
each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden
changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6 dB
to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A3020 offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs/Output: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped
with four optical digital inputs (3 rear/1 front), three coaxial digital inputs
(rear), and one optical digital output (rear).
- 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
- 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
- 9.2ch Preamp Outputs: The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel
pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front
Presence L/R, Rear Presence 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-A3020 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4"
headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your
music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the
receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also
be heard through the headphones.
HDMI (v.1.4) with Dual Outputs: The Yamaha RX-A3020 AV
receiver is equipped with eight HDMI v.1.4 inputs (7 front/1 rear) for
connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. In addition there are two HDMI
v.1.4 outputs that feed audio/video signals to up to two TVs. You can toggle or
simultaneously output the same video between two displays, such as two
televisions or a television plus a projector. HDMI Out 1 supports ARC (Audio
Return Channel). HDMI out 2 can be assigned to support video in another Zone, so
you can view a different audio/video source in another room of your home. The AV
receiver's HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up
to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats. The
HDMI 1.4 jacks also support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as Deep Color
(30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.
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
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A3020 is capable of
outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale
video signals from analog-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 4K.
This means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 3020p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K
resolution. You can also convert a composite video signal to a
component video and vice-versa (without scaling). 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 RX-A3020 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices
to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D
provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special
eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-A3020 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
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The Yamaha A/V 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
Lip-sync: This function
adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or
have the receiver set the Lip-sync function automatically.
- Auto: When connected
to a TV via HDMI, automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic lip-sync function.
- Manually: You can manually delay the sound output up to
synchronize it with the video image.
Video Adjustments: The Yamaha AV receiver lets you make the
following video adjustments - Resolution Enhancement, Detail Enhancement, and
Edge Enhancement, Noise Reduction,
Brightness, Contrast, & Saturation. These video adjustments can be saved as
presets (up to 6).
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-A3020 offers four component
video inputs and a single component video monitor output (the component video
monitor output can also be used as a Zone 2 or 3 output). These inputs and output have a
frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's AV Aux input
features a composite video/stereo RCA input and optical digital input, along with an HDMI input.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-A3020, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or network
source at the same time.
Network & Tuner Functions
Ethernet LAN Port (optional WiFi): The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a
RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network to access
your DLNA music server, or Internet Radio. There is also a rear-panel USB type-A
port (5V/0.5A) that allows you to connect Yamaha's YWA-10 wireless network adapter
(022YWA10, sold separately) for a wireless network connection.
DLNA 1.5/Windows 7 Certified: The RX-A3020 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-A3020 to browse and play music files on your hard drive.
Media Player: The Yamaha RX-A3020 lets you play music files
stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3 (up to 48kHz), WMA (up to
48kHz), AAC (up to 48kHz), WAV (up to
96kHz), and FLAC (up to 96kHz) audio files stored on your computer can be played
through the RX-A3020 via its wired network connection. You can control playback
of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver
also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and
album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). This unit
can play back music files stored on the following music servers:
- PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed
- PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed
- NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification
Internet Radio: The Yamaha AV receiver lets you access
various Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. You
can control these Internet Radio services with the menu displayed on the TV
screen (via HDMI only). The receiver will also display station name, album name,
song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
|vTuner ||vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio
stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio
stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with
a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre,
Location, Language, and Favorites. |
|Pandora* ||Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio
service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music
you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song,
or Genre. |
|Rhapsody* ||Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription
service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the
full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10
million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
|SiriusXM* ||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, and more. |
Note: *Firmware update
required to access Pandora, Rhapsody and SiriusXM.
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM
and FM broadcasts, the RX-A3020 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-A3020 lets
you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or
automatically (auto-preset tuning).
- Direct Tuning: You can directly tune in a frequency using
the receiver's remote control.
- Stereo/Monaural Modes: You can set this receiver to
automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency
to monaural for weaker stations.
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection) you can control the Yamaha RX-A3020 AV receiver with the web control
screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions
such as Zone2, Power On/Off, and Volume. Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x, 9.x is
recommended for web browser.
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check
Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates. The
test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.10 (as of 11/6/2012).
USB Port: This unit is equipped with a front-panel USB
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3, WMA, AAC, and
from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a portable MP3 player or
USB thumbdrive (not compatible with USB HDDs).
This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB
storage device. Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16
or FAT32 . You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote
control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device.
USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (max. 2.1A); even in standby mode.
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a
favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output. There is a
rear-panel USB port (5V/0.5A) that is used only do connect the optional
Yamaha wireless network adapter (YWA-10, sold separately).
AirPlay: This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it
can accept wireless music streaming from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad; as
well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy your iTunes
music from your mobile Apple iOS device or computer on your home theater system.
You can even view metadata such as song title, artist name, as well as album art
via AV receiver's on-screen display. In addition, you can download
Apple's free "Remote" application and use your Apple device as the remote
control for your iTunes account. To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or
Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless
home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later
installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone/iPad Direct: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted
with a front-panel USB (type-A) port, composite video input, and HDMI port for
playback of audio and video files on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device.
- Audio Playback: The USB (type-A) port on the
front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone/iPad so you
can listen to your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV
receiver (use the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device). This USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal
from your iPod/iPhone/iPad 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 Apple device's music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via
HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your Apple device's clickwheel
or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone/iPad'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 (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
- Video Playback: You can also view video from stored
movies and movie apps on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by connecting your Apple
device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB port and either the composite
video input or 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 iPod touch (5th
gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini 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). Use the
Apple Composite AV cable (sold separately) for older video-capable
iPod/iPhone/iPad devices w/ 30-pin connector. 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 (max. 2.1A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or
Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV
receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 9/24/2013):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
AirPlay || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| mini || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Advanced On-Screen GUI: The RX-A3020 offers an advanced on-screen menu
(GUI) system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup
and other operations extremely easy. Yamaha's latest graphical user interface
(GUI) has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also
includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode
and audio format. The GUI can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures. You
can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish,
Japanese, German, Russian, or Chinese. If your TV is connected to the composite
video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's
front-panel display when changing settings. Multi-Zone AV System:
The Yamaha RX-A3020 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). You can control this unit from the
second, third or fourth zone using the
supplied remote control.
- 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 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. The analog video monitor
outputs (component video, S-video, and composite video) can also be assigned to
Zone 2 or Zone 3 (but not both). The volume of Zone 2/3 can be controlled by the
Yamaha receiver using either configuration or from your add-on 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)
- Digital Audio Inputs (Optical/Coaxial/HDMI; 2ch PCM only to Zone
- AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each
- USB (including iPod/iPhone)
- AirPlay (iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/iTunes)
- Internet Radio (vTuner, etc.)
- DLNA/Media Player contents
- Zone 4: The receiver's HDMI Output 2 terminal can be assigned to
output HDMI audio/video input signals to Zone 4 (or Zone 2; but not both).
Now you can enjoy the same or different HDMI connected audio/video sources
in another room of your home. The Zone 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. The Zone 4 HDMI output does not offer on-screen display.
Note: Unfortunately, a USB source (including iPod/iPhone) and Network
connected sources (Internet Radio/Media Player) cannot be played back in
different Zones at the same time.
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows
you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3,
simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types - analog or digital).
During the party mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones.
The Main Zone, Zone2, & Zone3 play at the same volume level during Party mode.
Utilize this function when you want to play back an audio source as background
music in two rooms of your home. Zone 4 is only available when an HDMI input
source is selected in the main zone.
Scene Plus: The Scene Plus function simplifies operation by
providing one touch power-on, along with selection of the desired source and the
appropriate DSP programs. Scene Plus offers a choice of 12 Scene selections,
four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. Scene
Plus can be selected from the receiver's front panel, remote control, on-screen
GUI, and even from the Apple iOS or Android app. Pressing a Scene button will
automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source
controlled by that button.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects
the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display
from -4 to 0.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver'
power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front
display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately
Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set
turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote
for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode
(Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable to 2, 4, 8 or
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. The remote
features an LCD window which displays operational information. With a single
press of a button you can illuminate the remote control's buttons for 10
HDMI Control: The Yamaha AV receiver supports the HDMI control
function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If your TV
or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the remote
controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and to
synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the
following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI
Control compatible devices.
- Power synchronization (On/Standby)
- Volume control, including Mute
- Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or
AV Controller App: This AV Controller App (free) will turn
your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Android device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote
control for the Yamaha AV receiver. This App provides the flexibility to control
input, volume, mute and power commands. You can browse content from all
internally available sources such as Internet Radio, USB and AM/FM tuners. You
can also control all AV receiver zones such as powering on and changing input
for each zone. This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also
controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including
Play, Stop and Forward. In addition, you can browse music stored on your Apple
iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the content to the Yamaha A/V
receiver for playback.
- AV Controller App for Apple: The free
AV controller App for Apple is available for download from the Apple
iTunes App Store. It supports the iPod touch, iPhone , or iPad with iOS 4.2
or higher installed.
- AV Controller App for Android: The free
AV controller App for Android is available for download from the online
Android Market. Requires Android 2.1 and up.
Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and
the Yamaha AV receiver & Apple or Android device connected to the same
Remote Connections: The RX-A3020 offers a variety of remote
- 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-A3020 has two programmable
mini-jack outputs (3.5mm) to send 12-Volt DC turn-on signals to other components
that accept a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier or motorized projection
screen. The triggers are programmed either to work with a specific zone (main
room or Zone 2) or a specific source.
- RS-232C Port: The AV receiver's RS-232C port provides
seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation control