Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Rated Output up to 120W per Channel
  • MHL Mirroring & AirPlay Streaming
  • Works with the AV Controller App
  • Eight HDMI Inputs & Two HDMI Outputs
  • ESS 192 kHz / 24-bit Premier Audio DAC
  • 4K Pass-Through & 4K Upscaling via HDMI
  • Front Panel USB Port for Mobile Devices
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Zone B 2.1-Channel Output for 2nd Room
  • Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge
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Yamaha RX-A1030 overview

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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.

Main Features

Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge
The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) 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.
Aluminum Front Panel
All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same clean design with an aluminum front panel and ultra-smooth volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and other electronics. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout
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 also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
Total Purity Concept
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs help eliminate noise.
Sound Tuning Achieved with Precision Parts
For this AVENTAGE model, Yamaha has found or developed the exact parts needed to achieve optimum performance. Plus, sound technicians go through a testing process to precisely "tune" the receiver's sound.
ESS Technology Premier Audio DACs
This model incorporates the 192 kHz / 24-bit ES9006 Premier Audio DACs from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range for professional quality digital audio production.
Extensive Audio Codec & Format Support
This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with FLAC/WAV 192 kHz playback, which means excellent sound quality playback when you're watching a Blu-ray Disc or any other type of high resolution audio/video source.
Multi-Channel Format
This model supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround, DTS Digital Surround 96/24 and DTS Neo:6.
USB / Network Audio Formats
This AV receiver supports multiple formats including: FLAC up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, MP3 up to 48 kHz / 320 kbps, MPEG-AAC up to 48 kHz / 320 kbps and WMA up to 48 kHz / 320 kbps.
Ultra HD 4K Pass-Through & Upscaling
This unit's HDMI input/output connectors support Ultra HD 4K video image pass-through. It can also perform Ultra HD 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats. The receiver will upscale content to Full HD 1080p from analog and HDMI inputs as well.
HDMI with 3D & Audio Return Channel
HDMI with 3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data via the HDMI terminals. 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.
Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing
In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jagged edges in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.
Network Functions
This AV receiver 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, Pandora and Rhapsody. You can also operate your system via WebBrowser Control. Plus, the AV Controller App (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device.
AV Controller App
You can use the free Yamaha AV Controller App with this receiver. The app is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play and it allows you to control the system's power on/off and volume. You can also use the app to select input and DSP modes, as well as operate other functions from an iPhone or Android mobile device. You can use the app in as many as 23 different languages and you can customize the app interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
AirPlay Music Streaming
This model supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name and album art via the AV receiver's on-screen display (some models don't support album art display).
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Video & Audio Mirroring
MHL provides an easy, direct connection between compatible mobile devices and this AV receiver. MHL supports playback of up to Full HD 1080p video and multi-channel audio from your MHL-enabled mobile device. The receiver also charges the connected phone. You can use the system's remote control to operate play, stop and other basic MHL functions.
Front Panel USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone & iPad
A USB port on the front panel 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'll always enjoy the best possible sound quality from your iOS mobile device. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.
YPAO R.S.C. Sound Optimization with Multi-Point Measurement
YPAO analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds. The YPAO microphone is included.
The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the 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.
Front Panel HDMI Input
In addition to the multiple HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for high-quality digital picture and video viewing.
HDMI CEC Multi-Device Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC 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 to control player functions like skip and stop. All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible and some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
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.
Advanced Multi-Language GUI On-Screen Display
Yamaha's graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and it also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Plus, it can be displayed over both normal 2D and 3D pictures.
Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.2 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels and the second sub pre-out 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. Intelligent Amp Assign also means that there's no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver.
Connection for Optional YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter
This AV receiver provides a DC Out connection for the optional YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter. This lets you stream music wirelessly via a router from network components such as a PC or NAS. The YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter is sold separately.
Connection for Optional YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
This AV receiver provides a DC Out connection for the optional YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter. You'll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth wireless technology capable smartphone, tablet or PC, without a Wi-Fi environment. The YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Adapter is sold separately.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D & Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD audio sources. The Virtual Presence Speaker format delivers three-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
Subwoofer Trim Control for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in 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 Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound.
Dialogue Lift & Dialogue Level Adjustment
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. 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 listening.
Virtual CINEMA DSP for 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
The Virtual CINEMA DSP provides virtual 7.1 channel surround sound from only front speakers (2.1 channel), with no need for rear speakers. Using 24 kHz HRTF (Head-Related Transfer Function) technology, it creates a rear sound field that is spacious, natural and powerful.
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.
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 dialog 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 it is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.
HDMI Zone Switching
HDMI zone switching offers the ability to individually select and send HD video programs to two separate zones. Watch a Blu-ray Disc movie in the Main Zone while an HD cable TV broadcast plays in another room (Zone 2).
ECO Mode for Reduced Power Consumption
Yamaha's ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20% when compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.35W in IR Standby mode, 5W in HDMI Standby Through mode and 2.2W in Network Standby mode.

Technology Features

Yamaha AV receivers can act as control centers for your entire home entertainment network. Their network functions include support for FLAC 96/24 (high quality lossless format), compatibility with Windows 7, DLNA 1.5 (for finding and playing digital sources) and WebBrowser Control from a PC or PDA.
DLNA Certified
DLNA certification ensures a device has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC and mobile devices designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo that will give consumers peace of mind that the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Create up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
Rhapsody provides a music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. This is more than just Internet radio as well, since you have the power to play exactly the songs you want, wherever you are.
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby TrueHD is Dolby's next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers a home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as clear as the high-definition picture.
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce realistic, lifelike images. DTS-HD Master Audio also provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Your movies will come alive with sound and music becomes as realistic as a live performance.
HD Radio
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2500 radio stations are upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population and more than 230 stations are already on air.
Made for iPod / iPhone / iPad
"Made for iPod / iPhone / iPad" means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad and it has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Zone 2
This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone 2). You can control this unit from the second zone using the supplied remote control.
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.
vTuner Internet Radio
vTuner uses the Internet as a global antenna, allowing you to find and play the thousands of radio stations on the Internet.
Yamaha receivers displaying this icon support 3D HDMI pass-through from 3D-compatible Blu-ray Disc, game and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs. 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience when using 3D-capable products and 3D media content. Special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.

Other Notable Audio Features

Heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties
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
Phono input for vinyl playback

Other Notable Video Features

Total of eight HDMI inputs (seven rear / one front) and two HDMI outputs (zone assignable)
Supports Deep Color (30/36-bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync compensation

Other Notable Advanced Features

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 the front panel and on-screen display
Ability to store and choose between two speaker setting patterns
Flexible and assignable component video and optical/coaxial (except video aux) inputs allow a wide range of source components
Preset remote unit
Background video feature for tuner and network sources

Other Notable Surround Realism Features

Channel expandability with external amplifier (7-channel expandability, bi-amping)
Adaptive DSP Level

Other Notable Advanced Zone Control Features

Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
Zone 2 video assign (HDMI, component, S-video, composite)
System backup/recovery function
Zone mono, zone volume, tone controls and balance, etc.
Party Mode
In the Box
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries (for Remote)
  • YPAO Sound Optimizer Microphone
  • Power Cable
  • FM Antenna
  • AM Antenna
  • CD-ROM Owner's Manual
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Yamaha RX-A1030 specs

    Channels 7.2 (7-channels powered with two subwoofer outputs)
    Rated Power Output 120 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 2-ch driven)
    110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2-ch driven)
    Dynamic Power 135 W (8 ohms)
    165 W (6 ohms)
    210 W (4 ohms)
    280 W (2 ohms)
    Surround Sound Processing
    CINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
    DSP Programs 17
    Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
    Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
    Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)
    Silent / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes
    Dolby / DTS Decoding Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    Audio Section
    Pure Direct Yes (with video on mode)
    Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
    YPAO Multi-Point Measurement Yes (R.S.C. with multi-point measurement)
    Adaptive Dynamic Range Control Yes
    Initial & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
    A.R.T. Wedge Yes
    Bi-Amp Capability Yes
    Audio Delay 0 - 500 ms
    DAC Type 192 kHz / 24-bit ESS Technology ES9006 Premier Audio DAC (for all powered channels)
    Video Section
    Pass-Through 4K Ultra HD pass-through
    HDMI 3D pass-through
    Upscaling 4K Ultra HD upscaling
    HDMI upscaling (analog to HDMI)
    HDMI upscaling (HDMI to HDMI)
    Component upconversion
    HDMI Specifications Supported Deep Color
    24 Hz Refresh Rate
    Auto Lip-Sync
    HDMI CEC (SCENE, device control)
    HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Zone HDMI (HDMI zone switching)
    Inputs HDMI x 7 (rear)
    HDMI x 1 (front)
    USB x 1 (front)
    Ethernet x 1 (rear)
    S-video x 4 (rear)
    Composite video x 4 (rear)
    Composite video x 1 (front)
    Component video x 4 (rear)
    Phono x 1 (rear)
    Digital audio optical x 3 (rear)
    Digital audio optical x 1 (front)
    Digital audio coaxial x 3 (rear)
    Analog audio x 9 (rear)
    Analog audio x 1 (front)
    Remote (IR) x 1 (rear)
    Outputs HDMI x 2 (rear, assignable for zone)
    DC OUT x 1 (rear)
    Headphone jack x 1 (front)
    S-video x 1 (rear)
    Composite video x 1 (rear)
    Component video x 1 (rear)
    Digital audio optical x 1 (rear)
    Analog audio x 1 (rear)
    Remote (IR) x 1 (rear)
    +12V Trigger x 2 (rear)
    Control Connector RS-232C x 1 (rear)
    USB Device Support Apple iPod
    Apple iPhone
    Apple iPad
    USB memory stick
    Portable audio player
    Network Connectivity AirPlay
    DLNA 1.5
    MHL Yes (MHL support via front HDMI input)
    Apple AirPlay Certified Yes
    Multi-Channel Input 8-channel
    Pre-Out 7.2-channel
    Tuner Section
    FM/AM Tuner Yes
    HD Radio Compatibility Yes
    User Interface
    On-Screen Display Graphical user interface
    SCENE SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
    App Control Apple iPhone
    Apple iPad
    Android smartphone
    Android tablet
    Kindle Fire
    Zone Control
    Zone 2 Audio Output HDMI / Pre-Out
    Powered Zone Zone 2
    Zone Video Output HDMI
    Zone B Output HDMI
    RS-232C Interface Yes
    +12V Trigger Output 2
    Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1
    Party Mode Yes
    Front Panel Construction Aluminum
    Auto Power Standby Yes
    ECO Mode Yes
    Detachable Power Cord Yes
    Power Supply AC 120 V (60 Hz)
    Standby Power Consumption ≤0.35 W (IR Standby)
    5 W (HDMI Standby Through)
    2.2 W (Network Standby)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 7.1 x 17.0" (435 x 182 x 432 mm)
    Weight 33.3 lb (15.1 kg)
    Packaging Infoywcvdsbzfzacvydc
    Package Weight 39.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 20.0 x 11.3"

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