The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver features a full discrete amp configuration that supports 7.2-channels of surround sound with 7-channels powered at up to 120W per channel. It's compatible with both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio decoding. Plus, all channels are equipped with 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs, as well as low jitter PLL circuitry for optimized sound imaging. The RX-A1030 features eight HDMI inputs that support 4K pass-through, 4K upscaling, 3D pass-through and CEC functionality. There are two HDMI outputs as well, which support simultaneous Zone A/B output. The system also provides AirPlay streaming with the AV Controller app, as well as MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) for sending up to Full HD 1080p video and 7.1-channel audio through the receiver to a compatible HDTV.
The RX-A1030 has a variety of other connectivity options. There are multiple analog video and audio connections, as well as several optical and coaxial digital audio inputs and outputs. There is also a network RJ-45 Ethernet jack and a front panel USB port where you can connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad, USB thumb drive or other USB-equipped digital music player. The USB port will display your iPod, iPhone and iPad song titles in multiple languages on the front panel display as well. And, the RX-A1030 supports charging of your iPod, iPhone or iPad via USB - even when the receiver is off. When using the AV Controller app, you can easily operate various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. For added vibration and noise absorption, the receiver even features an Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge, which is a fifth foot in the center of the unit.
Yamaha equipped the RX-A1030 with two additional channels of audio and an extra subwoofer output. This 2.1-channel setup can be used for Zone 2 output of your audio signal into a second room, while still leaving the main unit 5.1-channel surround sound. The system also supports FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback, as well as HDMI CEC for control and powering up of compatible TVs and Blu-ray disc players. The RX-A1030 features a compressed music enhancer as well, which improves the sound quality of MP3 files and other compressed music files. Plus, the receiver affords YPAO R.S.C. sound optimization for automatic speaker setup and DSP Effect Normalization. There are also multiple SCENE options. And, it even features an Eco-mode for energy conservation. The system works with Yamaha's optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless adapters as well.