Yamaha just released their top-of-line AVENTAGE A/V receivers with the 9.2 channel RX-A3030 and RX-A2030, and 7.2 channel RX-A1030, priced from $1200 to $2200. The performance cornerstones of the 2013 AVENTAGE receivers are best-in-class ESS Technology SABRE32 ES9016 and SABRE ES9006 digital-to-analog converters. Yamaha engineers listened intently to each option before choosing the components that delivered the most spectacular audio and an unsurpassed sound stage. These audio advances are perfectly complemented by Yamaha’s original suite of proprietary video processing technologies to ensure peak video performance.
These AVENTAGE receivers offer flexible whole house entertainment, enabling the viewing of two HD audio/video sources simultaneously in two rooms via Advanced HDMI Zone Switching. Wide connectivity to music from virtually any source within the network environment is provided by AirPlay, Pandora® and Rhapsody music streaming services, vTuner Internet radio, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and DLNA certified components. Yamaha’s top-rated AV Controller App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android and Kindle Fire devices provides comprehensive system control (power, volume, source, DSP Mode, SCENE selection, etc.) from anywhere inside or outside of the home. Compare specifications here.
“We can give all the credit to our engineers, who obsessed over every last detail, making subtle refinements and tweaks that mean the difference between good and great. Ultimately, we have one-upped ourselves, achieving the purest, best-sounding audio and best video reproduction possible,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America.
Pricing and Availability
- Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1030 → $1,199.95
- Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2030 → $1,699.95
- Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3030 → $2,199.95