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Yamaha RX-A3020BL A/V Receiver (Black)

B&H # YARXA3020BL Mfr # RX-A3020BL
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Product Highlights
  • 1,350 W Surround Sound (150 W x 9)
  • 4K Pass-Through & Upscaling
  • AVENTAGE Series
  • 3D Ready
  • 9.2-Channel
  • Ultra Low Jitter Circuitry
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatible
  • SCENE PLUS (12 SCENE Choices)
  • Compatible with Windows 7
  • YPAO-Reflected Sound Control

The RX-A3020BL Home Theater Receiver (Black) from Yamaha is a dramatic, inspired step forward in audio/video component design. The AVENTAGE RX-A3020 A/V Receiver brings studio-grade sound and sophisticated video enhancements to the home as a result of unparalleled attention to detail in design, engineering and fabrication; all at a reasonable price. Details that, at first glance, would not seem to affect the quality of sight, sound, and control, when brought together within an AVENTAGE component produce a work of visual and acoustic art.

Every single item was engineered with brilliance throughout the design of this receiver. Technologies such as the H-shaped cross-member frame that goes across the top, bottom left and right sides of the chassis, reduces vibration and provide more support for the transformer and heat sinks. The symmetrical power amplifier layout improves signal to noise ratio with uniform balanced vibration control and improved sound experience. And the Ultra Low Jitter Circuitry reduces jitter from digital sources, including HDMI, using a more precise timing control, just to name a few.

Your Yamaha RX-A3020 A/V Receiver meets the requirements of the most demanding videophiles at an entry-level price. You pick the speakers, DVD or Blu-ray player and TV and your RX-A3020 will tie them all together.

AVENTAGE Series AV Receiver
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 A.R.T. Wedge 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
High Quality Parts Allow Sound Tuning for Optimum Performance
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
H-Shaped Cross Member Frame
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 minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout
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
A.R.T. Wedge for Vibration Resistance
The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) 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
4K Pass-Through and Upscaling
The HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through, and can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution for compatibility with advanced high resolution video formats
HQV Vida Processor for High Resolution HD and SD Images
An advanced HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) Vida processor optimizes the video signals sent to the TV. It supports both SD and HD sources, and employs powerful noise reduction functions that even improve low-quality sources. Additional resolution enhancement functions make SD content look like HD
HDMI With 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means this 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
Network Functionality
The RX-A1020 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 and operate your system via Web Browser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google Play) lets you control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phone. A tablet version is also available
AirPlay for Streaming Music to AV Receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, so it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system/ You can even view metadata like song title, artist name, and album art using the receiver's on-screen display
Front-Panel USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone & iPad
A USB port on the front panel of the RX-A1020 allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad 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/iPad music playback functions
Multi-Zone HDMI Output Provides Different AV Sources in Two Rooms
This AV receiver makes it possible to set up multi-zone systems in a variety of configurations. The second HDMI output can be assigned to another zone for enjoying that HDMI source in a different room, while maintaining a full-scale surround sound in the main room
Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
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
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
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
Advanced Multi-Language GUI On-Screen Display
Yamaha's graphical user interface 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 seven languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Chinese and can be displayed both over 2D and 3D pictures
SCENE Plus Provides Ultimate Convenience
The SCENE Plus function simplifies operation by providing one-touch power on along with selection of the desired source and 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, GUI and even from the AV Controller App
YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization With Speaker Angle Measurement
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound from your listening position, and lets you set up to eight positions. Reflected Sound Control corrects early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
Enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output/ This allows for 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, enhances bass sound
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should
High-Resolution Music Enhancer
High-bit high-sampling extension up to 96 kHz / 24-bit can be applied to lossless 44.1/48 kHz content such as from a CD (2-channel PCM) or a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content
Dialogue Lift and Dialogue 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
HD Audio With CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers. The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
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
Eco-Friendly Design
Yamaha makes their receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3 watts (2 watts in HDMI Standby Through mode). The auto power down function lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 4, 8, or 12 hours
Intelligent Amp Design
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 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 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, 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. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there's no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver -- it's just one more this receiver makes your life a little easier
Aluminum Front Panel
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
Audio Features
  • 9-channel powerful surround sound
  • 150W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2ch driven)
  • 165W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2ch driven)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties
  • Rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
  • DAC on pure ground circuitry
  • High speed thermal feedback power amplifier
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Detachable power cable for easier installation (also allows cable upgrade)
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
  • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for surround back - Front Presence or Zone 2
  • Phono input for vinyl playback
Video Features
  • 4K/full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI input
  • HDMI: 8 inputs (one on front) and 2 outputs (simultaneous)
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v. Color, 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip sync compensation
Advanced Features
  • HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
  • DLNA 1.5 certified
  • HD Radio
  • Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV receiver is off
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad song titles displayed in English and western European languages on front panel and on-screen display
  • Ability to store and choose between two speaker setting patterns
  • Flexibly assignable component video and optical/coaxial (except Video Aux) inputs allow a wide range of source components
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0-500 ms)
  • Macro, learning and preset capable remote unit
  • Background video feature (for tuner and net)
Surround Realism Features
  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • Virtual dialogue life even without use of presence speakers
  • Virtual Presence Speaker function for CINEMA DSP 3D surround without front presence speakers
  • Channel expandability with external amplifier (9-channel expandability, bi-amping)
  • Adaptive DSP level
Zone Control Features
  • 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 video assign (component, S-Video, composite)
  • System backup/recovery function
  • Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
  • Party Mode
Amplifier
Rated Power Output 150 W (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 2 ch driven, 0.06% THD, 8 ohms)
165 W (1 kHz, 2ch driven, 0.9% THD, 8 ohms)
Dynamic Power 175/220/295/410 W (8/6/4/2 ohms) per channel
No. of Channels 9.2
Audio Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
DTS Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS ES Yes, Matrix/Discrete 6.1
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD HR Audio Yes
DTS Express Yes
DSP 23 programs
THX Surround EX No
THX Certified No
Video
Video System NTSC
Convenience
AM/FM Tuner Yes
Remote Control Yes (Preset, Learning, Macro, LED Back Light)
Input HDMI (Audio Input Assignable) (1 Front) x 8
Sirius x 1
Radio Antenna (FM/AM) included HD Radio x 1 / x 1
Dock Terminal for Optional Accessories x 1
Optical Digital x 4
Coaxial Digital x 3
Analog Audio (1 Front) x 10
Component Video (Audio Input Assignable) x 4
Composite Video (1 Front) x 5
S-Video (1 Front) x 5
Phono Input x 1
Output HDMI (Simultaneous) x 2
Analog Audio x 1
Component Video Monitor x 1
Composite Monitor x 1
Composite AV x 1
Digital Output x 1
Headphone Output x 1
Speakers
Other Ports Zone 2 Audio Out x 1
Zone 3 Audio Out x 1
Zone 4 Digital Optical Audio Out x 1
Remote In/Out x 2 / x 2
+12V Trigger Out x 2
RS-232C Interface x 1
USB x 1
Ethernet x 1
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 0.3 W (IR only)
Eco Mode Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 7.5 x 18.4" (434 x 190.5 x 467 mm)
Weight 40.1 lb (18.2 kg)
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