The AVENTAGE line of high-performance 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 tec...
The AVENTAGE line of high-performance 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 and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model 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.
The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot 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. This elimination or reduction of vibration provides an audible increase in sound quality throughout the AVENTAGE Series.
All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. 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.
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.
This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and 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.
Each part inside of an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For the AVENTAGE models, extra time was spent to find and develop optimized parts, which were then extensively tested in prototype units. This testing process allowed our sound technicians to effectively “tune” the receiver’s sound to achieve the highest performance possible.
This AV receiver optimizes the video signals sent to the TV by using the most advanced HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) Vida processor. Supporting both SD and HD sources, this processor employs powerful noise reduction functions that even improve low-quality sources. Additional resolution enhancement functions make SD content look like HD.
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.
This AV Receiver will upscale video signals up to 1080p. HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution can provide more detailed picture.
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius XM and Napster, and use a Web Browser Control. The AV Controller app lets you control various functions from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
The AVENTAGE AV Receivers let you use the Yamaha AV Controller app, a free download from the iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices or with an Android device.
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone music playback functions.
YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and performs speaker angle measurements, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of several listening positions. 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.
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 front panel, remote control, on-screen GUI and even from the AV Controller App for iPhone or Android devices.
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.
*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.
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 provides a choice of six languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 9.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 9.1 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 7.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP HD3 is on, the two Rear Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP HD3 is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver—one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.
CINEMA DSP HD3 literally takes the surround sound experience to new heights. 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.
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.
• Zone 2/3/4 on/off and control on front panel
• Zone GUI (song/station select, album cover art display, Zone tone controls/Zone balance, short message)
• Zone 2/3/4 video assign (Component, S-Video, Composite)
• System Backup / Recovery function
• Multi-channel output in main Zone plus 2-channel HDMI output in a second Zone
• Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
• Party mode
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W (2.7W in HDMI Standby Through mode).
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Yamaha optional docks make it easy to enjoy your favorite music from your iPod or iPhone, with or without cables. Select from of the following models:
yAired Wireless Dock System YID-W10
Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone YDS-12
Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10
• 9-channel powerful surround sound
- 150W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
- 165W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 2 ch driven)
• HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
• Rigid bottom frame/double bottom construction
• Heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties
• DAC on Pure Ground circuitry
• High speed thermal feedback power amplifier
• Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
• Detachable Power Cable for easier installation (also allows cable upgrade)
• Intelligent assignable amplifiers for Surround Back - Rear Presence or Zone 2/3
• 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs (simultaneous)
• Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
• Video adjustment functionality
- Auto noise reduction (mosquito, block and temporal noise) with customization capability
- Auto resolution enhancement (detail and edge enhancement) with customization capability
- Auto Contrast Enhancement
- Video signal control (Contrast, Brightness, Saturation)
- 6 preset memories
• HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
• DLNA 1.5 certified
• HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
• Flexibly assignable component video and optical/coaxial (except Video Aux) inputs allow a wide range of source components
• iPod/iPhone compatibility with optional YDS-12 Universal Dock
• iPod/iPhone song titles displayed on the front panel and on-screen display
• Wireless connection for iPod/iPhone with optional YID-W10
• Dialogue Lift
• Background video feature (for tuner, Net, USB and SIRIUS Satellite Radio)
• Macro, Learning and preset capable remote unit with LED Back light
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP HD3 (23 DSP programs)
• Compressed Music Enhancer with CINEMA DSP
• Virtual Presence Speaker function provides a surround sound field having greater height, even if front presence speakers are not used
• Channel expandability with external amplifier (11-channel expandability, bi-amping)
• Adaptive DSP Level
The RX-A3020 is a powerful statement in the evolution of Yamaha engineering. A 9.2ch AV receiver, it offers 11.2ch expandability and superb surround sound realism with CINEMA DSP HD3. Employ powerful noise reduction functions using the HQV Vida video processor. The double bottom frame ensures optimal sound while features like AirPlay and multi-zone HDMI output provide increased flexibility. It is packed with power, has processing flexibility and every aspect of chassis construction has been engineered for enhanced performance.
9-channels of amplification offer unprecedented flexibility. For superior sound-field envelopment, add Front Presence speakers to a standard 7.2ch theater or, for multi-room entertainment, power three independent zones. For higher room tuning accuracy, an improved YPAO calibration microphone is included. Compressed Music Enhancer expands the bit rate of stereo PCM signals to improve the fidelity of standard digital audio formats. Reward yourself with the highest level of video performance available for home theater today with the HQV Vida processor.
Benefit from enriched audio performance via the symmetrical amp layout and center-mounted transformer design. Enjoy an improved listening experience throughout the home by utilizing advanced zone settings. Take full control of any zone with the Yamaha AV Controller App optimized for Apple and Android phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire. Features such as simplified Apple connectivity with AirPlay, streamlined user operation with SCENE Plus, automatic room calibration (YPAO multi-point) and a GUI enhance the overall user experience.
Enjoy expanded zone options with powered Zone 2, Party Mode and Zone B dual HDMI outputs. Entertain with ease using the Yamaha AV Controller App optimized for Apple and Android phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire. Simplified Apple connectivity with AirPlay. 4K video upscaling for next generation displays. Advanced audio calibration (YPAO multi-point) ensures an optimized listening experience. Appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.
Exceptional audio and video quality in a 7.2ch receiver with front presence or independent Zone2 for whole home entertainment. Expanded Apple connectivity with AirPlay. Enjoy unrivaled access with your tablet using the Yamaha AV Controller App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire). 4K video upscaling for next generation displays. Advanced auto-calibration (YPAO w/R.S.C.) to ensure audio accuracy. Appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.
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