Yamaha RX-A2020 vs Yamaha RX-A2010 Detailed Comparison
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SCORE:
83
SCORE:
82

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 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 9 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

Let us have a look at some highlights of the models.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Highlights

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • USB and Phono inputs
  • 9.2 channels
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 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-A2020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010

AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
69
AUDIO FEATURES
75
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
92
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
86
OVERALL
83
AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
61
AUDIO FEATURES
75
CONNECTIVITY
88
MULTIZONE
93
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
86
OVERALL
82

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-A2020

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Dialog Level Adjustment
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K up to 1080p
Component Video Maximum Resolution 1080p 1080i
AirPlay AirPlay
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Zone B Video Output HDMI

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
More S-Video Inputs 4 5 (1 front)
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Zone 2 Outs Component, Composite, Line Out Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone 3 Outs Component, Composite, Line Out Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
dockport 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.

STRENGTHS
Certified 4 Ω Performance 👍
Bi-amp Capability 👍
Many Channel Processing 👍
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 👍
Analog to Analog Video conversion 👍
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 👍
WEAKNESSES
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 HDR10 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No BT.2020 color space 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) 👎
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling 👎
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 👎

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 have 9 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 supports 4K passthrough up to 30p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 supports 1080p passthrough. They both do 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 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-A2020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly[y] via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). The Receiver supports[y] 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-A2010

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable. It can also connect to bluetooth devices[y] 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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Detailed Specifications

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-A2020 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
BrandYamahaYamaha
SeriesAventageAventage
ModelRX-A2020RX-A2010
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUK and EuropeUK and Europe
Release Year20122011
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Channels9.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-BrownBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing9.19.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx PLIIx
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6 Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLACMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 96 kHz up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBWAV, FLACWAV, FLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required
Compressed Music Enhancer high-resolution
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Straight Decoding Mode
Pure Direct Mode with video on mode
CINEMA DSP 3D 3D
DSP Programs2323
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volume
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Video Signal TypePALPAL
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PALNTSC/PAL
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4Kup to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling HQV Vida up to 1080p (HQV Vida VHD1900)
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Composite Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite) (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080p1080i
Video Parameter Adjustments
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad 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™ )
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDMI Input8 (1 front)8 (1 front)
HDMI Output22
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio playeriPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output11
Phono Input
Optical In4 (1 front)4 (1 front)
Optical Out11
Coaxial In/Out3 / 3 /
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output22
S-Video Input45 (1 front)
S-Video Output22
Component Video Input44
Component Video Output11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.27.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, compositeHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Zones33
Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3Zone 2/3
Zone 2Component, Composite, Line OutComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone 3 OutsComponent, Composite, Line OutComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone B Video Output HDMI
Zone GUI
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output (2)2
Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 22 / 2
Party Mode
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfaceAdvanced Graphical User Interface with Status
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller (Preset, learning, macro) (Preset, Learning, Macro)
Detachable Power Cord
dockport 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumAluminum
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals1111
Large Speaker Terminals1111
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50 HzAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 W490 W
Standby Power0.3 W0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 192 mm x 467 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8"
435 mm x 192 mm x 467 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8"
Weight17.1 kg (37.7 lbs)17.1 kg (37.7 lbs)
Warranty3 Years3 years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2140 W (0.06% THD)140 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2155 W (0.9% THD)155 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)175 W (0.9% THD)175 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)220 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)220 W (0.9% THD, Front)220 W (0.9% THD, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2405 W405 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)285 W285 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)210 W210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)165 W165 W
THD0.04% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 W, 8 Ω)0.04% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 W, 8 Ω)
THD (Phono)0.02% (Phono to AV OUT)0.02% (Phono to AV OUT)
Damping Factor150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V2.4 V
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mV60 mV
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kΩ1.0 V/1.2 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance150 mV/100 Ω150 mV/100 Ω
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)81 dB81 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dB60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 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)
1 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-p1.5 Vp-p
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 100 MHz, ±3 dB (Component)5 Hz to 100 MHz, ±3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio60 dB60 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dBMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%
AM Frequency531 MHz - 1611 MHz531 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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