Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 Review and Specs

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 (Canadian 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 👍
DLNA 1.5 👍
Ethernet 👍
Bluetooth 👍
Many HDMI Inputs 👍
USB Input 👍
Many Analog Audio Line Inputs 👍
Phono Input 👍
Composite Video Inputs 👍
Component Video Inputs 👍
Multi-Channel Input 👍
Analog Pre-Outs 👍
Zones 👍
Analog Tuner 👍
SiriusXM Internet Radio 👍
CONS
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 👎
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling 👎
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 Internet Radio 👎
No Pandora 👎
No Spotify 👎
No Tidal 👎
No Deezer 👎

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
CountryCanada
Release Year2010
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-Brown
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network 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 USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 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 3D
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization with Multipoint measurement
YPAO Volume
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO
Video Signal TypeNTSC/PAL
Video Signal Format (Video Covnersion)NTSC/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 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling up to 1080p *
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, S-Video, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
Video Parameter Adjustments
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
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 YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) 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)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous)
USB InputUSB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs1
Phono Input
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 In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones2
Powered ZonesZone 2
Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone B Video Output
Zone GUI
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output2
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
Party Mode
MISC
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller (Preset)
Detachable Power Cord
dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
Solid Aluminum FrontAluminum
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals9
Large Speaker Terminals9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption400 W/510 VA
Standby Power0.3 W
GENERAL
Auto Power Standby
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)
Warranty3 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)86 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (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, ±3 dB (Component)
Video S/N Ratio60 dB
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB TerminalUSB1.1 Full Speed
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (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 Frequency530 MHz - 1710 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 vTuner
Pandora

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

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