Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 Detailed Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020

SCORE:
86
SCORE:
83

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 9.1 channel processing
  • 140 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

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

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 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.

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 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-A2030

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020

AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
80
AUDIO FEATURES
75
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
97
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
91
OVERALL
86
AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
69
AUDIO FEATURES
75
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
92
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
86
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-A2030

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 has more zones. It supports Spotify.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz vs up to 96 kHz
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0) vs up to 4K
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0) vs HQV Vida
MHL Input vs
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately) vs
More HDMI Outputs 2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2/ZONE4) vs 2
More Zones 4 vs 3
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Component, Composite, Line Out vs Component, Composite, Line Out
Spotify vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   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 Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Dialogue Lift
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   Analog to Analog Video conversion
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   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 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-A2030 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 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-A2030 supports 4K passthrough up to 60p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 supports 4K passthrough up to 30p. Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 can do 4K upscaling up to 60p and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 can do 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 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-A2030

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 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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Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020 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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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-A2030 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
BrandYamahavsYamaha
SeriesAventagevsAventage
ModelRX-A2030vsRX-A2020
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryUK and EuropevsUK and Europe
Release Year2013vs2012
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Channels9.2vs9.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Surround:AI™vs
DACESS SABRE™Premier (ES9006 x 2)vsBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing9.1vs9.1
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 192 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
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 Enhancer high-resolutionvs high-resolution
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 Programs23vs23
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPvs
Virtual Speakersvs
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
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-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
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 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)vsup to 4K
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)vs HQV Vida
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Compositevs Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)vs (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080pvs1080p
Video Parameter Adjustmentsvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
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 iPadvs 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 via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)vs via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)vs
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDCP Version2.2vs2.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)vs8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2/ZONE4)vs2
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)vsiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
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 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 Input4vs4
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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, compositevsHDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Zones4vs3
Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3vsZone 2 / 3
Zone 2HDMI, Component, Composite, Line OutvsComponent, Composite, Line Out
Zone 3 OutsComponent, Composite, Line OutvsComponent, Composite, Line Out
Zone B Video Output HDMIvs HDMI
Zone GUIvs
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Output (2)vs (2)
Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 2vs2 / 2
Party Modevs
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfacevsGraphical user interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)vsSCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser Controlvs
PreAmp Modevs
Remote Controller (preset, learning, macro)vs (Preset, learning, macro)
Detachable Power Cordvs
dockportvs
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDSvs FM/AM with RDS
Presets40vs40
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radio vTunervs
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumvsAluminum
A.R.T. Wedgevs
Speaker Terminals11vs11
Large Speaker Terminals11vs11
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50 HzvsAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 Wvs490 W
Standby Power0.3 Wvs0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionvs
Auto Power Standbyvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 192 mm x 467mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8"
vs435 mm x 192 mm x 467 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8"
Weight17.1 kg (37.7 lbs)vs17.1 kg (37.7 lbs)
Warranty3 Yearsvs3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2140 W (0.06% THD)vs140 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2155 W (0.9% THD)vs155 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)175 W (0.9% THD)vs175 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)vs220 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)220 W (0.9% THD, Front)vs220 W (0.9% THD, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2405 Wvs405 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)285 Wvs285 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)210 Wvs210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)165 Wvs165 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)81 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 (Front L/R 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, 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: 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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