Yamaha RX-A2040 vs Yamaha RX-A2030 Detailed Comparison
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SCORE:
87
SCORE:
86

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 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-A2040 Highlights

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 Highlights

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

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 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-A2040

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030

AMPLIFIER
96
VIDEO FEATURES
79
AUDIO FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
97
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
89
OVERALL
87
AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
80
AUDIO FEATURES
75
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
97
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
89
OVERALL
86

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-A2040

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 has higher signal to noise ratio. It supports Dolby Atmos and gapless playback.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.4
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC WAV, FLAC
Gapless Playback
YPAO Volume
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB 100 dB
Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 95 dB 81 dB
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE) 75 dB/60 dB 60 dB/45 dB
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO) 75 dB/60 dB 60 dB/55 dB

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 has higher signal to noise ratio. It supports Dolby Atmos and gapless playback.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
More Optical Inputs 3 4 (1 front)
More S-Video Inputs 4
More S-Video Outputs 2
More Component Video Inputs 3 4
Front A/V Inputs HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, composite HDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/ 70 dB Mono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6% Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%

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 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 👍
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 👍
WEAKNESSES
No Front Wide Channel Support 👎
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 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 👎

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 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

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


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 supports Dolby Atmos. It can be configured upto 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 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-A2040

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices[y] via YBA-11 adapter (included). 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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio and composite inputs.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or wirelessly[y] via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately). It can also connect to bluetooth devices[y] via optional YBA-11 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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical and composite 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-A2040 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
BrandYamahaYamaha
SeriesAventageAventage
ModelRX-A2040RX-A2030
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryAustraliaAustralia
Release Year20142013
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Channels9.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Surround:AI™
DACESS SABRE™Premier (ES9006 x 2)ESS SABRE™Premier (ES9006 x 2)
Maximum Channel Processing9.19.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.4
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, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLACMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, 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
Jitter Reduction Ultra low jitter PLL circuitry Ultra low jitter PLL circuitry
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required 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 with Video On mode
CINEMA DSP 3D 3D
DSP Programs2323
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
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-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
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 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4)up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4) up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080p1080p
Video Parameter Adjustments
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad via front USB iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™) (iPhone / iPad, Android™ phone / tablet, Kindle Fire™)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Bluetooth via YBA-11 adapter (included) via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2/ZONE4)2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2/ZONE4)
USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio playeriPod® / 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) (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output11
Phono Input
Optical In34 (1 front)
Optical Out11
Coaxial In/Out3 / 3 /
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output22
S-Video Input 4
S-Video Output 2
Component Video Input34
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 (MHL support), USB, analog audio, compositeHDMI (MHL support), USB, analog audio, optical, composite
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Zones44
Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3Zone 2 / 3
Zone 2HDMI, Component, Composite, Line OutHDMI, Component, Composite, Line Out
Zone 3 OutsComponent, Composite, Line outComponent, Composite, Line Out
Zone 4 OutsHDMIHDMI
Zone B Video Output HDMI HDMI
Zone GUI
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output (2) (2)
Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 22 / 2
Party Mode
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
On-Screen DisplayGraphical user interfaceGraphical user interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller (preset) (preset, learning, macro)
Detachable Power Cord
dockport
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals1111
Large Speaker Terminals1111
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
Power SupplyAC 240 V, 50 HzAC 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 W490 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 192 mm x 467 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 252 mm x 474 mm)
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8" (with antenna: 17-1/8" x 9-7/8" x 18-5/8")
435 mm x 192 mm x 467mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-3/8"
Weight17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)17.1 kg (37.7 lbs)
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
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)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 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 (Speaker Out)150 µV (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/60 dB60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)75 dB/60 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)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
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
HDMI Input/MHL Terminal5 V, 1 A5 V, 1 A
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 2.1 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: 71 dB/ 70 dBMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%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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