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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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (15)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Simple controls (9)
  • Energy efficient (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (13)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (9)
    • Basic systems (7)
    • Large rooms (7)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (11), Movie enthusiast (10), Tech savvy (9), Practical (4), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    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.

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      • 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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Phenomenal!

        By Byke

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Movie Enthusiast

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          Relatively easy to set up. Great on screen menu on TV. Sound is simply superb! Extremely happy with Music quality and home theater!

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          5.0

          OUTSTANDING PIECE OF TECHNOLOGYU

          By WLevy

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Audiophile, Home Theather Entuisiast, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Remote Control Is Too Big

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • DJ / Mixing
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          A super sophisticated piece of technology. Having already owned Yamaha Receivers setting this one up was a breazee. Sound quality is what's expected from an AV Receiver of this caliber.
          Remote is way too big and some of the GUI functions within windows should have been superior and sophisticated. Other than that, its performance tops other brands in the market.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing !!!

          By Halo2cell

          from FL

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          What an amplifier.....awesome product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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