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
- High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete power
amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize distortion of the receiver. The
Yamaha RX-A730 AV Receiver is equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at
90 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which
provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability.
- High Purity Pre-Amplification: The Yamaha RX-A730 uses high quality, audio-grade
Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize
sound quality. The AV receiver also utilizes low-jitter
PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound
with greater detail and less distortion.
- Aluminum Front Panel: The aluminum front panel is used
to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic
energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors
and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of
- A.R.T.: The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge
5th foot is in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power
transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that
might be caused by the sound from the speakers. A.R.T. Wedge 5th foot helps
ensure that vibrations do not affect the sound quality. The
AV receiver also employs
anti-vibration heatsinks to suppress vibration from transistors and sound
- Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies
are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital
noise from affecting analog circuitry. These power supplies are highly
efficient and result in less power consumption in standby mode.
Intelligent Amplifier Assignment: Intelligent Amp Assignment
automatically assigns amplifier channels of the Yamaha AV receiver to certain speakers depending on what
functions are selected. You can select from a variety of amplifier
- Basic: In this configuration, up to nine speakers
(Front L/R, Front Presence L/R, Center, Surround L/R, & Surround Back L/R)
can be connected to the AV receiver. When Cinema DSP 3D is on, the two Front
Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When Cinema DSP 3D is off, this situation is
reversed. Bi-amp and Zone 2 speakers are not available in this mode
- 5ch Bi-Amp: Up to five speakers (Front L/R, Center, &
Surround L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Surround Back
amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to bi-amp the front
bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One
amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the
other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this
arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making
its job easier. Zone 2, Surround Back, and Front Presence speaker are not available in this
- 7ch + Zone 2: In this configuration, up to nine
speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Zone 2)
can be connected to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels
will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two
surround back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and
the Main Zone will receive five channels of power. The same or different
analog input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones.
Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2.
Bi-amp and Front Presence speakers are not available in this mode.
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-A730 supports
the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the
following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the
following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
- Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround
speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
- Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards
the front or towards the rear of the room
- 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 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
- Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
- Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role
Playing Game, Music Video
- Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna,
Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, 7ch Stereo
Note: You can
change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield
effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect
from -6 dB to +3 dB.
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.
- DSP Level: You can change the receiver's CINEMA DSP
effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust
the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.
- Delay: Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and
the presence soundfield (1-99ms), surround soundfield (1-49ms), and surround
back soundfield (1-49ms).
- Room Size: Adjusts the broadening effect (0.1-2.0) of
the presence soundfield, surround soundfield, and the surround back sound
- Liveness: Adjusts the loss (0-10) of the presence
soundfield, surround back soundfield, and surround back soundfield.
- Reverb: Adjusts the delay time of the rear reverberant
sound (1.0-5.0s), the delay between the direct sound and rear reverberant
sound (0-250ms), and the volume of the reverberant sound (0-100%).
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-A730 AV receiver offers
proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more
in your home; regardless if you are using Presence Speakers, only have a
two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
- Cinema DSP 3D: The actually measured soundfield data in
recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound
images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height
of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive
stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room. Cinema DSP 3D does this by
using the receiver's Presence (height) Speakers or the Virtual Presence
- 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
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-A730 offers two HiFi audio
modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources
without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are
enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield
processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo
sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources,
the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
- Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only
the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded
straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP
- Pure Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry,
dims the front-panel display, and cancels AV output to allow sources to bypass the decoders
and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel
or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated
digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that
improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and
AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer
and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as
Dialogue Lift & Level Adjustment: Dialogue Lift raises the
sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the
screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function
even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you
control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music
vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-A730 employs two
Dynamic Range Control functions.
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the
dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that
you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels.
There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from
whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same
volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for
low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
- Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-A730 AV receiver provides
the following Bass Management settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the
high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from
-6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or
headphones can be set separately.
- Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front
channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the
subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the
low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will
result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless
frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional
systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim
takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus
stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-A730 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-A730 offers a variety of
analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with two
optical digital inputs (AV-1/AV-4) and two coaxial digital inputs (AV-2/AV-3).
- Stereo RCA Jacks: The receiver is also equipped with
four stereo RCA analog audio inputs, stereo RCA analog audio record
output, and stereo RCA Zone 2 output.
- Dual Sub Outputs: The AV receiver is fitted with dual sub outputs
to connect two powered subwoofers.
- Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post
terminals for all speaker channels (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Bi-Amp,
and Zone 2/Presence). 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 and Surround speakers.
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-A730 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): The Yamaha RXA730 AV receiver is fitted with 6 HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and 1 HDMI (v.1.4) outputs to deliver crystal-clear,
all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K video
signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color,
and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's
HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and
Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
- 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-A730 to receive
super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K
compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest
super high resolution video formats.
- 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-A730 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices
to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D
provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special
eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
- LipSync: This function
adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or
have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected
to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the
sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
MHL-Compatible HDMI Port: One of the receiver's six HDMI
inputs is on the front-panel and MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port
provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones. Playback of up
to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver
will also charge your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations
can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-A730 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 no need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch
Analog Video: The RX-A730 AV receiver offers both composite
and component analog video jacks.
- Component Video: The RX-A730 offers two component video inputs
and one component video monitor output. These jacks have a frequency
response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to
- Composite: The receiver features five composite video inputs
(4 rear/1 front),
one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha RX-A730 is capable of
outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV Receiver will upscale
video signals from analog (480i/480p only)-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to 4K.
This means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K
Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing: In ordinary deinterlacing,
pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This
causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the
direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-A730, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select
songs from a USB device 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-A730 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-A730 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback
of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver
also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and
album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). The
Yamaha receive supports the playback of the following music files.
- MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
- WMA (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
- AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
- WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
- FLAC (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
Note: The AV receiver supports the following music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed,
(2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.
Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-A730's network connection provides
access to Pandora and vTuner Internet Radio. You can control the Internet Radio
services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu (via HDMI).
The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time
on your HDMI-connected television.
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is free, personalized radio
that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You
can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and
Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark
up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites. |
| Rhapsody ||Rhapsody is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
vTuner ||You can also listen to Internet
radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database
service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database
of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for
Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
| SiriusXM ||Requires firmware update. SiriusXM
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-A730 AV receiver features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-A730 lets you
store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically
(auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM
broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker
stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen
displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as,
Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x, 9.x is recommended for web
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. The test A/V receiver contained firmware
version 1.04 (as of 4/18/2013). Check
Yamaha's Support Download Site
for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WMA (up to
48kHz/320kbps), AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit), and FLAC (up to
from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone, portable MP3 player or
USB thumbdrive (not compatible with USB HDDs).
Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16
or FAT32 . You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote
control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device.
USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/2.1A); even in standby mode.
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a
favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
AirPlay: This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it
can accept wireless music streaming from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad; as
well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy your iTunes
music from your mobile Apple iOS device or computer on your home theater system.
You can even view metadata such as song title, artist name, as well as album art
via AV receiver's on-screen display. In addition, you can download
Apple's free "Remote" application and use your Apple device as the remote
control for your iTunes account.
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or
Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless
home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later
installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone/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 Composite AV cable (sold separately)
for video-capable iPod/iPhone/iPad devices with a 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
On-Screen (GUI) Menu:
The RX-A730 offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The
simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is
connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will
need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English,
French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Chinese.
Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-A730 features four Scene buttons on the front panel
and remote to make operating the receiver easier. These buttons are initially set to
default settings for Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, Internet Radio listening, and AM/FM Radio listening.
Each can be reprogrammed to any input and any soundfield. Pressing a Scene
button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of
the source controlled by that button. Other Scene settings are also available,
such as iPod Listening, TV Sports Viewing, and Action Game Playing. Browsing and
selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front
panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for
one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The Scene names
can also be changed.
Zone 2: The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this receiver
to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone
2). The receiver has dedicated stereo RCA outputs for Zone 2, or the built-in
amplifier can be configured to power speakers in the second zone connected to
the Extra Speaker terminals. By using the RCA outputs on the AV receiver you can
connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing
you to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and play a different stereo
audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by
your optional integrated amp. By using the speaker-level outputs on the AV
receiver you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room
of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and
play a different stereo audio source in the other room. When the receiver is
powering speakers in Zone 2, the surround back speakers in the main room are
turned off (limiting you to 5.1ch in the main room). The volume of Zone 2 is
controlled by the AV receiver
- Compatible Zone Sources: You can select the following
input sources for Zone 2.
- Analog Audio Inputs
- AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for
- USB (including iPod/iPhone)
- Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in
multiple zones at the same time)
- DLNA/Media Player contents
- Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and
HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video
signal to Zone 2.
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.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects
the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display
from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver'
power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front
display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set
turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
- Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote
for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode
(Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
Multibrand Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote
control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources
(via HDMI CEC). In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to
control multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs,
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
Google Play. 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 Connections: The RX-A730 offers a variety of remote
- 12V Trigger Output: The RX-A730 has a programmable
minijack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component
that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier or motorized
projection screen. The trigger is programmed either to work with a specific
zone (main room or Zone2) or a specific source.
- Remote Jacks: The receiver has remote input and remote
output minijack terminals for use with external IR receivers and compatible