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Yamaha RX-A3000 Aventage 11.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

Yamaha RX-A3000 Aventage 11.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

AV receivers are constantly changing, constantly leap-frogging one another in features and capabilities. This year Yamaha announced its Aventage (RX-A) line and, in the process, jumped over a lot of the competition. And not a little jump, more like an Olympic gold medal long jump. Much of that jump is simply in the way of value — we mean the Aventage line in general has build quality and features that seem like it should cost a lot more than it does. The RX-A3000 takes that to the ‘nth’ degree. There are five receivers in the Aventage lineup and the RX-A3000 is the flagship. This 11.2 channel (140wpc x 7) A/V behemoth has endless configuration options, including dual independent subwoofer outputs, full power amp assignability, simultaneous usage of front effect and back channels, full 3D support, and HDMI Standby with switchable inputs even when the receiver is powered down. If you’re ready for the future, the RX-A3000 is ready to serve you in every capacity. It has proven itself to be a worthy and most importantly less costly successor to the venerable RX-Z7. MSRP: $1,800

(4.5 out of 5) Performance
(5 out of 5) Value

Read full review @ Audioholics

Pros

  • Tons of configurability options
  • HDMI standby pass-through (can change inputs)
  • Dual configurable subwoofer outputs
  • Supports full 11.2 home theater use
  • iPad and iPhone app controllable

Cons

  • Over abundant configurable options can be confusing
  • Not compatible with MusicCast Gen 1
  • Bulky and poorly designed remote control
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