Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 Review and Specs

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 (Australian version)

SCORE:
42

Highlights

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

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 Overview

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 was introduced in 2010. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 42 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
69
VIDEO FEATURES
11
AUDIO FEATURES
24
CONNECTIVITY
58
MULTIZONE
53
MISCELLANEOUS
38
RADIO
40
OVERALL
42

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 video signal passthrough and 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...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000.

PROS
DSD via HDMI πŸ‘
DLNA 1.5 πŸ‘
Ethernet πŸ‘
Bluetooth πŸ‘
Many HDMI Inputs πŸ‘
USB Input πŸ‘
Many Analog Audio Line Inputs πŸ‘
Phono Input πŸ‘
Composite Video Inputs πŸ‘
Component Video Inputs πŸ‘
Multi-Channel Input πŸ‘
Analog Pre-Outs πŸ‘
Zones πŸ‘
Analog Tuner πŸ‘
SiriusXM Internet Radio πŸ‘
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization πŸ‘Ž
No DTS:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X πŸ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced πŸ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey LFC πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10 πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10+ πŸ‘Ž
No Dynamic HDR πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision πŸ‘Ž
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through πŸ‘Ž
No VRR πŸ‘Ž
No QFT πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling πŸ‘Ž
No MHL Input πŸ‘Ž
No FireConnect πŸ‘Ž
No FlareConnect πŸ‘Ž
No MusicCast πŸ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Play-Fi πŸ‘Ž
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa πŸ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS πŸ‘Ž
No Wi-Fi πŸ‘Ž
No eARC πŸ‘Ž
No Internet Radio πŸ‘Ž
No Pandora πŸ‘Ž
No Spotify πŸ‘Ž
No Tidal πŸ‘Ž
No Deezer πŸ‘Ž

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and also has a stable performance at 4 Ω load.


Video Features

The Receiver has 1080p passthrough and 1080p upscaling.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 features 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.


Room Correction

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 comes with YPAO with Multipoint measurement room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 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 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

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
SeriesAventage
ModelRX-A1000
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryAustralia
Release Year2010
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportβœ–
THXβ„’ Certificationβœ–
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedβœ”
Certified 4 Ω Performanceβœ”
Bi-amp Capabilityβœ”
AUDIO
Surround:AIβ„’βœ–
DACBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationβœ–
Dolby Atmosβœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationβœ–
Dolby TrueHDβœ”
Dolby Digital Plusβœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerβœ–
Dolby Pro Logicβœ” PLIIx
Dolby Digital EXβœ”
DTS:Xβœ–
DTS Neural:Xβœ–
DTS Virtual:Xβœ–
DTS Neoβœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioβœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioβœ”
DTS 96/24βœ”
DTS Expressβœ”
DTS-ESβœ” Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedβœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerβœ–
PCMβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Networkβœ” USB: up to 48 kHz, PC Server, DLNA: up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBWAV, FLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBβœ–
Gapless Playbackβœ–
DSD via HDMIβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converterβœ–
USB DACβœ–
DTS Dialogue Controlβœ–
Dialog Level Adjustmentβœ–
Dialog Normalizationβœ”
Dialogue Liftβœ”
Compressed Music Enhancerβœ”
High-resolution Music Enhancerβœ–
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)βœ”
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingβœ”
Audyssey Dynamic EQβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeβœ–
Audyssey LFCβœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTβœ–
Audyssey DSXβœ–
Straight Decoding Modeβœ”
Pure Direct Modeβœ”
CINEMA DSPβœ” 3D
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPβœ”
Virtual Speakersβœ”
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.βœ” YPAO sound optimization with Multipoint measurement
YPAO Volumeβœ–
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO
Video Signal TypePAL/NTSC
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/PAL
HDR10βœ–
HDR10+βœ–
Dynamic HDRβœ–
BT.2020 color spaceβœ–
Dolby Visionβœ–
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)βœ–
Quick Media Switching (QMS)βœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)βœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)βœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)βœ–
3-D Readyβœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 1080p
Video Signal Upscalingβœ” up to 1080p *
Analog To HDMI Upconversionβœ” Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscalingβœ–
Analog to Analog Video conversionβœ” (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
Video Parameter Adjustmentsβœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlβœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputβœ–
DLNA 1.5βœ”
FireConnectβœ–
FlareConnectβœ–
MusicCastβœ–
Chromecast Built-Inβœ–
DTS Play-Fiβœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaβœ–
Works with SONOSβœ–
AirPlayβœ–
Apple Product Connectionβœ” iPod and iPhone via YDS-12 Dock (included) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)
Remote Appβœ”
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueβœ–
Ethernetβœ”
Ethernet Switchβœ–
Wi-Fiβœ–
Bluetoothβœ” via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
HDBaseT Compatibleβœ–
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)βœ–
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous)
USB InputUSB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portβœ–
Analog Audio Line Inputs9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs1
Phono Inputβœ”
Optical Inputs4 (1 front)
Optical Outputs1
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs3 / No
Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)
Composite Video Outputs2
S-Video Inputs5 (1 front)
S-Video Outputs2
Component Video Inputs4
Component Video Outputs1
PC Inβœ–
Multi-Channel Inputβœ” 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.2
XLR Inputsβœ–
XLR Pre-outsβœ–
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Speaker A/Bβœ–
Headphone Outβœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones2
Powered ZonesZone 2
Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone B Video Outputβœ–
Zone GUIβœ–
RS-232 Interfaceβœ”
+12V Trigger Output2
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
Party Modeβœ”
MISC
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Controlβœ”
PreAmp Modeβœ–
Remote Controllerβœ” (Preset)
Detachable Power Cordβœ”
dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO
Analog Tunerβœ” FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radioβœ–
Internet Radioβœ–
Pandoraβœ–
Spotifyβœ–
Tidalβœ–
Deezerβœ–
SiriusXM Internet Radioβœ”
CONSTRUCTION
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminum
A.R.T. Wedgeβœ”
Speaker Terminals9
Large Speaker Terminals9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsβœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsβœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption490 W
Standby Power0.3 W
GENERAL
Auto Power Standbyβœ”
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 182 mm x 430 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 16-7/8"
Weight14.7 kg (32.4 lbs)
Warranty4 years
SPECS
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)105 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)120 W (0.7% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2 Ω, Front)280 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)165 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)135 W
THD0.04% (AV1 to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 65 W, 8 Ω)
THD (Phono)0.02% (PHONO to AV OUT)
Damping Factor150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)60 mV
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance150 mV/100 Ω
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)81 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 Β΅V (Front L/R Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)60 dB/45 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 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)
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-p
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 100 MHz, Β±3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio60 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB1.1 Full Speed
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 Β΅V (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 74 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%
AM Frequency531 MHz - 1611 MHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

Successor

In 2011 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 was replaced by RX-A1010. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000
Internet Radio βœ” vTuner βœ–

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000.

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