Yamaha launches 2013 Aventage AV receiver range in the UK

16 Jul 2013

Yamaha RX-A3030

Yamaha has released full details of its 2013 Aventage AV receiver range in the UK.

There are four new models: the £900 7.2-channel Yamaha RX-A830 (already released in the US), 7.2-channel RX-A1030 (£1000), 9.2-channel RX-A2030 (£1500) and 11.2-channel RX-A3030 (£2000, above). The RX-A830 is available now, with the other three models following in August.

All Aventage models get Apple AirPlay, streaming services such as Napster and vTuner, DLNA networking, FLAC and WAV 24-bit/192kHz capability, HD video upscaling and upconversion and 4K passthrough.

As before, CinemaDSP technology is used throughout the range, along with YPAO auto calibration. An AV Controller app is available from the Apple and Google Play stores.

Yamaha's programmable Scene buttons for BD/DVD, TV, internet and radio allow one touch access to all the settings for the selected source. And there's MHL support for use with suitable smartphones.

Internally Yamaha says it has redesigned the layout of each amp to further improve performance. Circuit layouts have been altered and circuitboards moved around to help eliminate sound degradation.

MORE: Find out more about the Yamaha RX-A830

Models from the Yamaha RX-A1030 and above use a new ESS Sabre DAC which is said to be of higher quality than the one in last year's models.

Also fitted on the top three models is two-zone HDMI switching, while the RX-A2030 offers a third (non-HDMI) zone and the RX-A3030 two additional (non-HDMI) zones.

In addition, the top-of-the-range RX-A3030 uses enhanced Yamaha Original Video Processing which now includes 4K upscaling, Edge and Motion Adaptive Smoothing and Multi Cadence Detection.

By Andy Clough


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Nice to see Yamaha are providing you with the more 'affordable' option first!

I'm sure you can convince them to offer up the RX-A1030 sooner rather than later WhatHiFi???

We're gatting the RX-A3030 first, no date yet for the arrival of the RX-A1030.

Any ideas to when you will get the RX-A1030 for review?

More channel addded by time. maybe next year we will found 15.2 or 19.2.

for big room maybe the different is significant, but on small home theater maybe not significant. lets wait for the review. 

and I want to know also recommended speaker for 7.2 and 11.2

I hope there is other review for that

Interesting to see only a £100 difference between the 830 & 1030.....

This isn't a review, it's a news report based on the info we have so far. We hope to have review samples soon.

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the review, but how does it deal with DSD?