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Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black

  • Model: RXA3030BL
  • MPN: RX-A3030
  • Dolby Digital 9.2
  • 165 Watts X 9
  • 8 HDMI Inputs
  • 1 S-Video Inputs
  • 1 Optical Input
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Format Type
Dolby Digital 9.2
Power Output (Watts)
165 Watts X 9
HDMI Inputs
8 HDMI Inputs
S-Video Inputs
1 S-Video Inputs
Optical Connectivity
1 Optical Input
DTS Decoding
Yes
Pre-Amp Outputs
Yes
Subwoofer Output
Yes
Tuner Presets
30 Tuner Presets
Remote Control
Yes
On Screen Menu
Yes
Additional Zones
1 Powered Zone
Dimensions
18.0(w) X 7.5(h) X 19.0(d)
Shipping Weight
41 lbs

The AVENTAGE RX-A3030 gains in performance starting with the double bottom chassis design. This 9.2 channel AV receiver offers expandability up to 11.2 channels for superb surround sound realism utilizing the CINEMA DSP HD3 engine. Enjoy advanced HDMI® zone switching in a second zone while utilizing Yamaha’s most powerful video processor available. With the ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DAC and ESS Technology ES9006 SABRE™ Premier Audio DAC, audio quality is at its best when combined with Yamaha’s most powerful version of auto room calibration, YPAO™ with angle correction.

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Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (17)
  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Good power output (13)
  • Simple controls (11)
  • Good remote control (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (16)
    • Basic systems (9)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (9)
    • Large rooms (7)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (14), Tech savvy (12), Movie enthusiast (10), Practical (5), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Can't wait to hear it.

    By Mike

    from Wilmington, NC

    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Layout And Design

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

    I am rebuilding my entire system from the floor up. I am upgrading to this receiver from a Yamaha RXV-1900. I fully expect to be quite happy since my current unit is an awsome product. I will be matching it with a BDA -1040 Blue Ray also from Yamaha.
    This unit will express it's power and sound through New speakers with two subs.
    I will be using a power conditioner and High end cables and power cords. I will also be using OFC 12AWG speaker cable cut to balanced lengths for left and right chanels and terminated with Banana Plugs. It is sure to be an impressive system.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    As usual, Yamaha does good

    By Mike

    from Central Coast, CA

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater

      Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

      I am updating my mid 90's surround sound and as always picked Yamaha.
      The features that can be set up just about covers everything you need. Getting used to the set up choices can be a slow process, but once you are into it, it becomes easier.
      Looks of the unit is understate/classy and the Yamaha sound is wonderful. Great purchase for me!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very good receiver

      By Bob

      from Los Gatos, Ca

      About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

        I got the Yamaha RX-3030 (as a gift but I sent my wife the URL) to replace an existing receiver in our family room. We use this for watching movies and music playback for a family of six.
        The purchase decision was made based on the Sabre DACs to improve the sound quality of the system. The RX-3030 sound is great. I made my wife and kids download the control app to their cell phones and they use it. It is perfect for our family room.
        The unexpected differences are the ability to watch movies at lower volume levels with high clarity and the internet radio. It takes a while to set up the internet radio but since I live in a rural area I can now listen to stations with good sound quality.
        For music playback I use a media hub device to stream digital music to the RX-3030. I would like to see Yamaha add the server internally. Overall I am very pleased with the unit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Firmware issues always breaking features

        By Pin Monkey

        from New Orleans, LA

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Firmware Buggy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          This is a great sounding reciever, im happy with the sound quality and the features that come with it. However, twice now firmware updates have broken things with the unit. I contact Support and they tell me to bring the unit back to the dealer. The features were working fine until the firmware updates. The first issue broke the ability to use the USB port to connect to Iphone 4S, now the latest issue is Sirus will not connect and gives "Access Error" Sirius username/password works fine on all other devices.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Really like this receiver.

          By Porky

          from Lebanon, Maine

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          I have been updating my home theater for about 2 years. Tried an Onkyo Receiver, not happy with the sound ever. Tried an Emotiva UMC-1 with an Anthem amp, better, but never the sound I was looking for to match the old Yamaha I had. So I got the RX-A3030. Very happy with the decision. The set up was fairly easy but I find the manual on disc a bit annoying. It worked first time and the YPOA was very accurate. Some minor tweaks and the wife and I are very pleased. Music is fantastic, crisp, clear, and defined so you hear all the instruments and nuances in the music. Video is great as well. I run everything through it, Blu-ray, DVD, HDTV, VCR, Phono, the switching is fast, no HDMI issues at all. I know it is top of the line but it is worth every penny. I only have one complaint it does produce some heat as I have it in a credenza. Buy it you'll love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          True high fidelity and solidness

          By D. J. Slim

          from Covington, Louisiana

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, music fanatic, Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good looks
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lots Of Power
          • Solid

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          I purchased this product to upgrade from my existing Yamaha RX-V1600. Although I am still working my way through all the functions on the RX-A3030, It is everything I was looking for in a receiver. Once it was easily hooked to my home theater system, I immediately noticed the widening, spaceous, depth in the sound. "you will not need to crank this baby up to start enjoying the sound." The picture is also great. Everything plays in 1080p, even the commercials.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great sounding receiver. Easy to set up.

          By DJL

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Audiophile

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

            What I like most is how easy it was to set up compared with the Denon avr-3808ci I owned before this. Plus better sound.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            trusted producer..Yamaha.!

            By JOKA

            from San Francisco ,CA

            About Me Audiophile, Interpretelibrary Freak, Interpreter, Interpreterlibrary Freak, Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Slimer Desine
            • Slimer Dizine Compere Rx9

            Cons

            • I Could Not Buit At Home
            • Nonehaving Plesure2have
            • None I Love It

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Good Choice Of Settings
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

            I'm missing suggestions from producer on subject how /what type of speakers or els, should you buy in parallel dynamics , when you are buying RX A3030..
            To my mind big loss for Yamaha advertisement and production of profits flow
            Fantastic peace of equipment If you are audiofile YOU will be definitely and indefinitely Happy !

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy listening

            By HT bliss

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

            Very easy to setup. Remote control buttons are difficult to read as others comment when not backlit. Yamaha dynamic range control, dialog lift and DSP make listening a joy. Sound quality better in my opinion than THX class D receiver I previously owned. Hoping to get a nice long life out of this and decided to pay little extra for better Sabre32 DAC.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Top of the Line Yamaha for a Reason

            By HBizzle

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Revealing

            Cons

            • No Wi-fi

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

            Sound Quality is much better than I even anticipated. I switched from a mid-tier Onkyo that was about 7 years old. YPAO has evolved to challenge Audyssey MultEQ, with room equalization for 2 subwoofers.

            Flat EQ sounds great, but Natural may be more appropriate if you have bright speakers. I use the Manual EQ with the settings copied (yes, the receiver even does that) from Flat but the high end is in-between Flat & Natural EQs.

            The new DAC makes a world of difference and is probably worth the upgrade if you're considering a lower model. I'm going back through almost all of the music in my collection because I'm literally hearing things I've never heard before.

            Online music is okay, nothing spectacular. The recent firmware update allows access to Spotify (which at least has higher resolution audio available). Pandora will only stream higher resolutions to PC at this time.

            Overall, a great receiver. With a 3 year warranty, I hope to enjoy this receiver for a long time to come.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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