Yamaha RX-A3010 vs Yamaha RX-A3000 Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
52
SCORE:
49

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Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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. The Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 has 9 channel and the Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 has 7 channel amplifiers with Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010's being more powerful.

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

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Highlights

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs
  • 7.2 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-A3010 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-A3010

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

AMPLIFIER
85
VIDEO FEATURES
11
AUDIO FEATURES
30
CONNECTIVITY
61
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
45
RADIO
52
OVERALL
52
AMPLIFIER
82
VIDEO FEATURES
11
AUDIO FEATURES
24
CONNECTIVITY
60
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
45
RADIO
40
OVERALL
49

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-A3010 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 has more channels, more power per channel, more channel processing and more analog pre-outs. It supports internet radio.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
More Channels 9.2 7.2
More Channel Processing 11.1 7.1
CINEMA DSP HD3 3D
More Analog Pre-Outs 11.2 9.2 (barter to Zone3)
Internet Radio vTuner
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 150 W (0.06% THD) 140 W (0.06% THD)
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC) 165 W (0.9% THD) 155 W (0.7% THD)

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Higher Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front) 410 W 415 W
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB Mono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5% Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%

Common Strengths of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 share common strengths such as DLNA 1.5 support, ethernet connection, bluetooth, phono input, analog multi-channel input, analog pre-outs and SiriusXM.

STRENGTHS Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DLNA 1.5
Ethernet
Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately) via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
Many HDMI Inputs 8 (1 front) 8 (1 front)
USB Input iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Many Analog Audio Line Inputs 9 (1 front) 9 (1 front)
Phono Input
Composite Video Inputs 5 (1 front) 5 (1 front)
Component Video Inputs 4 4
Multi-Channel Input 7.1 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs 11.2 9.2 (barter to Zone3)
Zones 4 4
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
SiriusXM Internet Radio

Common Weaknesses of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 share common weaknesses such as no front wide channel support, no Dolby Atmos support, no DTS:X support, no Auro3D support, no HDR10, no Dolby Vision, no MHL input, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no Amazon Alexa, no SONOS, no wi-fi, no Pandora, no Spotify, no Tidal and no Deezer.

WEAKNESSES Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
No Front Wide Channel Support
No Dolby Atmos
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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 Audyssey Dynamic EQ
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume
No Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No HDR10
No HDR10+
No Dynamic HDR
No Dolby Vision
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
No VRR
No QFT
No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough up to 1080p up to 1080p
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling up to 1080p (HQV Vida VHD1900) up to 1080p *
No MHL Input
No FireConnect
No FlareConnect
No MusicCast
No Chromecast Built-In
No DTS Play-Fi
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
Does Not Work with SONOS
No Wi-Fi
No eARC
No Pandora
No Spotify
No Tidal
No Deezer

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 has 9 channel and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 has 7 channel amplifiers. Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 delivers 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 delivers 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and they both have stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

Both receivers support 1080p passthrough. They both do 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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-A3010

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 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 11.2 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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Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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 9.2 (barter to Zone3) 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-A3010 and here - Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000.

BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
BrandYamahaYamaha
SeriesAventageAventage
ModelRX-A3010RX-A3000
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryAustraliaAustralia
Release Year20112010
AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Channels9.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-BrownBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing11.17.1
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 USB: up to 48 kHz, PC Server ,DLNA: 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 Dialogue Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer
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
CINEMA DSP HD3 3D
DSP Programs2323
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers
CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Angle measurement) with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement
YPAO Volume
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 HzDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Video Signal TypePALPAL/NTSC
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PALNTSC/PAL
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 1080pup to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling up to 1080p (HQV Vida VHD1900) up to 1080p *
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 Resolution1080i1080i
Video Parameter Adjustments with variable parameters with variable parameters
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod and iPhone via front USB, YDS-12 Dock (included) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately) iPod and iPhone via YDS-12 Dock (included) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)
Remote App
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately) via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs22 (simultaneous)
USB InputiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio PlayerUSB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs9 (1 front)9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs11
Phono Input
Optical Inputs4 (1 front)4 (1 front)
Optical Outputs11
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs3 / No3 / No
Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Composite Video Outputs22
S-Video Inputs5 (1 front)5 (1 front)
S-Video Outputs22
Component Video Inputs44
Component Video Outputs11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs11.29.2 (barter to Zone3)
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-videoHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Zones44
Powered ZonesZone 2/3 (Zone 4 Optical)Zone 2/3 (Zone 4 Optical)
Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre OutComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone 3 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre OutComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone 4 OutsComponent, Composite, OpticalComponent, Composite, Optical
Zone B Video Output
Zone GUI
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output22
Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 22 / 2
Party Mode
MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
On-Screen DisplayAdvanced Graphical User Interface with StatusGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller (Preset, Learning, Macro, LED Back Light) (Preset, Learning, Macro, LED Back Light)
Detachable Power Cord
dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminumAluminum
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals1111
Large Speaker Terminals1111
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Power SupplyAC 240 V, 50 HzAC 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 W490 W
Standby Power0.3 W0.3 W
GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
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 182 mm x 430 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 16-7/8"
Weight18.2 kg (40.1 lbs)17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)
Warranty4 years4 years
SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)150 W (0.06% THD)140 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)165 W (0.9% THD)155 W (0.7% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2 Ω, Front)410 W415 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)295 W295 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)220 W220 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)175 W175 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 Impedance 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)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p/75 Ω (S-Video C)
PAL: 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, 1 AUSB1.1 Full Speed
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: 74 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%
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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