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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
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (14)
  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Good power output (11)
  • 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 (14)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    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

      (0 of 1 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 !

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      • 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.

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      (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.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 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

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A True Gift from God

        By Harold Edward Wills

        from Hagerstown, Maryland

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Yamaha Dolby Digital 9.2 AV Receiver - Black:

          Well ... Started out just wanting to assuage my PTSD with GOOD music and discovered this magnificent miracle:
          First - it is considerably more user-friendly to both set-up and use then ANYTHING - no matter what the price;
          Second - it is so intuitive, and, every day it "adjusts" ... literally ... more and more to its environment;
          Third - the design, with an eye to the most possible control and adjustability, is exquisite;
          Fourth - and maybe FIRST is the 24 hour technical support with some of the best and human people on the planet. They listen and are quite impressive with their knowledge of many things including their own feelings and preferences manifesting them as part of their overall expertise. There is a very special Tech named Don, who is a real gift for "down to earth";
          Fifth - the almost endless features - that within themselves are outstanding -
          The DSP's - changing your room into just about any environment that could be imagined; the scenes; the inputs; the awesome Remote that lights-up - really good for the elder folks - and challenges you to learn more and more not only about the features but how YOU can use them;
          Sixth - the ability to charge and use an IPad and iPod even when turned off;
          Seventh - THIS IS THE REAL BLESSING - The sleep function allows me to adjust everything, including the volume and then have the unit turn itself off at whatever time chosen. For me, after my PTSD has really blasted the ability to start and continue to sleep, am getting to a deep sleep that is beyond time and capability to produce.
          All said, this receiver is worth every penny and more and every sacrifice it might take to purchase it.
          Oh ... special thanks to Jeanne in Owner's Manuals for all her patience and kindness.

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