Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 Detailed Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010

SCORE:
82
SCORE:
78

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010

AMPLIFIER
91
VIDEO FEATURES
76
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
83
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
83
OVERALL
82
AMPLIFIER
91
VIDEO FEATURES
61
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
88
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
83
OVERALL
78

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 has more advanced room correction system.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Dialog Level Adjustment vs
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) vs YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K vs up to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K vs up to 1080p *
Component Video Maximum Resolution 1080p vs 1080i
AirPlay AirPlay vs
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) vs
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp) vs
Zone B Video Output HDMI vs

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 has more advanced room correction system.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Analog to Analog Video conversion vs (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Bluetooth vs via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
More S-Video Inputs 4 vs 5 (1 front)
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite vs HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Zone 2 Outs Component, Composite, Line Out vs Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
dockport vs 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Pro Logic
👍   Dolby Digital EX
👍   DTS Neo
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   DTS-ES
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   DSD via HDMI
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Dialogue Lift
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   3-D Ready
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Many HDMI Inputs
👍   USB Input
👍   Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
👍   Phono Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Many S-Video Inputs
👍   Many S-Video Outputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Outputs
👍   Multi-Channel Input
👍   Analog Pre-Outs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONS
👍   No Front Wide Channel Support
👍   No Dolby Atmos
👍   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👍   No Dolby Surround Upmixer
👍   No DTS:X
👍   No DTS Neural:X
👍   No DTS Virtual:X
👍   No IMAX Enhanced
👍   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👍   No Gapless Playback
👍   No DTS Dialog Control
👍   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   No HDR10
👍   No HDR10+
👍   No BT.2020 color space
👍   No Dolby Vision
👍   No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
👍   No Chromecast Built-In
👍   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👍   Does Not Work with SONOS
👍   No eARC
👍   No Pandora
👍   No Spotify
👍   No Tidal
👍   No Deezer

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 supports 4K passthrough up to 30p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 supports 1080p passthrough. Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 can do 4K upscaling up to 30p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 can do 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 feature Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which 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 is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.


Connectivity

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.1 multi-channel analog inputs and 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical and composite inputs.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately). It has 8 HDMI inputs. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.1 multi-channel analog inputs and 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical and Composite and S-video inputs.

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Side by Side Comparison

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
BrandYamahavsYamaha
SeriesAventagevsAventage
ModelRX-A1020vsRX-A1010
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryChinavsChina
Release Year2012vs2011
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Channels7.2vs7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Surround:AI™vs
DACBurr-BrownvsBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.1vs7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationvs
Dolby Atmosvs
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationvs
Dolby TrueHDvs
Dolby Digital Plusvs
Dolby Surround Upmixervs
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIxvs PLIIx
Dolby Digital EXvs
DTS:Xvs
DTS Neural:Xvs
DTS Virtual:Xvs
DTS Neo Neo:6vs Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audiovs
DTS-HD High Resolution Audiovs
DTS 96/24vs
DTS Expressvs
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1vs Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedvs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixervs
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLACvsMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 96 kHzvs up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBWAV, FLACvsWAV, FLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBvs
Gapless Playbackvs
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Convertervs
USB DACvs
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers requiredvs
Compressed Music Enhancervs
High-resolution Music Enhancervs
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)vs
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingvs
Audyssey Dynamic EQvs
Audyssey Dynamic Volumevs
Audyssey LFCvs
Audyssey Sub EQ HTvs
Audyssey DSXvs
Straight Decoding Modevs
Pure Direct Mode with video on modevs
CINEMA DSP 3Dvs 3D
DSP Programs17vs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPvs
Virtual Speakersvs
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)vs YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volumevs
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzvsDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Video Signal TypePALvsPAL
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PALvsNTSC/PAL
HDR10vs
HDR10+vs
BT.2020 color spacevs
Dolby Visionvs
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)vs
QMS (Quick Media Switching)vs
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)vs
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)vs
QFT (Quick Frame transport)vs
3-D Readyvs
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4Kvsup to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4Kvs up to 1080p *
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Compositevs Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversionvs (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080pvs1080i
Video Parameter Adjustmentsvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
MHL Inputvs
DLNA 1.5vs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
MusicCastvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlay AirPlayvs
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPadvs iPod and iPhone via front USB, YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)
Remote App (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™ )vs
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)vs
Bluetoothvs via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDMI Input8 (1 front)vs8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2vs2
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio playervsiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)vs
Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)vs9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output1vs1
Phono Inputvs
Optical In4 (1 front)vs4 (1 front)
Optical Out1vs1
Coaxial In/Out3 / vs3 /
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)vs5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output2vs2
S-Video Input4vs5 (1 front)
S-Video Output2vs2
Component Video Input4vs4
Component Video Output1vs1
PC Invs
Multi-Channel Input 7.1vs 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.2vs7.2
XLR Inputsvs
XLR Pre-outsvs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, compositevsHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Zones2vs2
Powered ZonesZone 2vsZone 2
Zone 2Component, Composite, Line OutvsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone B Video Output HDMIvs
Zone GUIvs
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Output (2)vs2
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1vs1 / 1
Party Modevs
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfacevsAdvanced Graphical User Interface with Status
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)vsSCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser Controlvs
PreAmp Modevs
Remote Controller (Preset)vs (Preset)
Detachable Power Cordvs
dockportvs1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Presets40vs40
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radiovs vTuner
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumvsAluminum
A.R.T. Wedgevs
Speaker Terminals9vs9
Large Speaker Terminals9vs9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Power SupplyAC 220 V, 50 HzvsAC 220 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 Wvs490 W
Standby Power0.3 Wvs0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Auto Power Standbyvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 182 mm x 432 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17"
vs435 mm x 182 mm x 432 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17"
Weight15.1 kg (33.3 lbs)vs15.1 kg (33.3 lbs)
Warranty3 Yearsvs3 years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2110 W (0.06% THD)vs110 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2120 W (0.9% THD)vs120 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)135 W (0.9% THD)vs135 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)165 W (10% THD)vs165 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)170 W (0.9% THD)vs170 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2280 Wvs280 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)210 Wvs210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)165 Wvs165 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)135 Wvs135 W
THD0.04% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 W, 8 Ω)vs0.04% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 W, 8 Ω)
THD (Phono)0.02% (Phono to AV OUT)vs0.02% (Phono to AV OUT)
Damping Factor150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)vs150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩvs200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩvs3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 Vvs2.4 V
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mVvs60 mV
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kΩvs1.0 V/1.2 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)vs200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance150 mV/100 Ωvs150 mV/100 Ω
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dBvs100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)86 dBvs86 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)vs+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)vs150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dBvs60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dBvs60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHzvs2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y and S-Video Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
0.3 Vp-p/75 Ω (S-Video C)
vs1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y and S-Video Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
0.3 Vp-p/75 Ω (S-Video C)
Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-pvs1.5 Vp-p
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 100 MHz, ±3 dB (Component)vs5 Hz to 100 MHz, ±3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio60 dBvs60 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TXvs10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 AvsUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHzvs87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)vsMono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dBvsMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%vsMono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%
AM Frequency531 MHz - 1611 MHzvs531 MHz - 1611 MHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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