Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 Detailed Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030

SCORE:
83
SCORE:
83

Highlights

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

Highlights

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

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 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. Both receivers get equal 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-A1040

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030

AMPLIFIER
92
VIDEO FEATURES
79
AUDIO FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
86
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
89
OVERALL
83
AMPLIFIER
91
VIDEO FEATURES
79
AUDIO FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
86
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
89
OVERALL
83

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-A1040

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 has higher signal to noise ratio. It supports gapless playback.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC vs MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC vs WAV, FLAC
Gapless Playback vs
YPAO Volume vs
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct vs via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 100 dB
Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 95 dB vs 81 dB
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE) 75 dB/60 dB vs 60 dB/45 dB
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO) 75 dB/60 dB vs 60 dB/55 dB

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 has higher signal to noise ratio. It supports gapless playback.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
More Optical Inputs 3 vs 4 (1 front)
More S-Video Inputs vs 4
More S-Video Outputs vs 2
More Component Video Inputs 3 vs 4
Front A/V Inputs HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, composite vs HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
Bigger Power Supply 380 W vs 390 W
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/ 70 dB vs Mono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%

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 Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Dialogue Lift
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   MHL Input
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Many HDMI Inputs
👍   USB Input
👍   Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
👍   Phono Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Outputs
👍   Multi-Channel Input
👍   Analog Pre-Outs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Spotify
👍   Napster
👍   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 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 Tidal
👍   No Deezer

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 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

Both receivers support 4K passthrough up to 60p. They both do 4K upscaling up to 60p.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 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-A1040

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-11 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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio and composite inputs.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). It can also connect to bluetooth devices via optional YBA-11 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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical and composite 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-A1040 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
BrandYamahavsYamaha
SeriesAventagevsAventage
ModelRX-A1040vsRX-A1030
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryKoreavsKorea
Release Year2014vs2013
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Channels7.2vs7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Surround:AI™vs
DACESS SABRE™Premier (ES9006)vsESS SABRE™Premier (ES9006)
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, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLACvsMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHzvs up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, 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
Jitter Reduction Ultra low jitter PLL circuitryvs Ultra low jitter PLL circuitry
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers requiredvs no presence speakers required
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 with Video On mode
CINEMA DSP 3Dvs 3D
DSP Programs17vs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPvs
Virtual Speakersvs
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)vs YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volumevs
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzvsDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Video Signal TypeNTSCvsNTSC
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 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4)vsup to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4)vs up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Compositevs Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversionvs
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080pvs1080p
Video Parameter Adjustmentsvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
MHL Inputvs
DLNA 1.5vs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
MusicCastvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlay AirPlayvs AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad via front USBvs iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™)vs (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fi with Wireless Directvs via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)vs via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDCP Version2.2vs2.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)vs8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2)vs2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2)
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio playervsiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)vs (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)vs9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output1vs1
Phono Inputvs
Optical In3vs4 (1 front)
Optical Out1vs1
Coaxial In/Out3 / vs3 /
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)vs5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output2vs2
S-Video Inputvs4
S-Video Outputvs2
Component Video Input3vs4
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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio, compositevsHDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Zones2vs2
Powered ZonesZone 2vsZone 2
Zone 2HDMI, Component, Composite, Line OutvsHDMI, Component, Composite, Line Out
Zone B Video Output HDMIvs HDMI
Zone GUIvs
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Output (2)vs (2)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1vs1 / 1
Party Modevs
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfacevsGraphical user interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)vsSCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser Controlvs
PreAmp Modevs
Remote Controllervs (Preset)
Detachable Power Cordvs
dockportvs
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Presets40vs40
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radio vTunervs vTuner
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
Napstervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
A.R.T. Wedgevs
Speaker Terminals9vs9
Large Speaker Terminals9vs9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
Power SupplyAC 220 V, 60 HzvsAC 220 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption380 Wvs390 W
Standby Power0.1 Wvs0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionvs
Auto Power Standbyvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 182 mm x 432 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 242 mm x 439 mm)
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17" (with antenna: 17-1/8" x 9-1/2" x 17-1/4")
vs435 mm x 182 mm x 432 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17"
Weight14.9 kg (32.8 lbs)vs15.1 kg (33.3 lbs)
Warranty3 Yearsvs3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A1040 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030
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)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dBvs100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 dBvs81 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 (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/60 dBvs60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)75 dB/60 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)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
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)
0.286 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
HDMI Input/MHL Terminal5 V, 1 Avs5 V, 1 A
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 AvsUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 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: 71 dB/ 70 dBvsMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%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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