Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010

    Highlights

    • 7.2 Channels
    • 7.1 Channel Processing
    • 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • Bluetooth, Ethernet
    • Phono Input
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    Overview

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 was introduced in 2011. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 1080/60p and upscales up to 1080p * video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 77 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
    90
    Audio Features
    69
    Video Features
    55
    Connectivity
    87
    Zones
    84
    Radio
    88
    OVERALL
    77

    For more details about the ranking please scroll down to an    Evaluation section.


    Here is a history of the series, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the receivers.

    Evolution of the series
    Model Year Chann. Power Dolby Atmos DTS:X HDR10 HDR10+ Dolby Vision Pass. Price
    RX-A4A Image cannot be found 2021 7.2 110 W 8K
    RX-A1080 Image cannot be found 2018 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1070 Image cannot be found 2017 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1060 Image cannot be found 2016 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1050 Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1040 Image cannot be found 2014 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1030 Image cannot be found 2013 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1020 Image cannot be found 2012 7.2 110 W 4K
    RX-A1010 Image cannot be found 2011 7.2 110 W 1080p
    RX-A1000 Image cannot be found 2010 7.2 105 W 1080p

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A4A vs RX-A1080 vs RX-A1070 vs RX-A1060 vs RX-A1050 vs RX-A1040.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010.

    PROs

    •   High Power Output - 110 W
    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Bluetooth
    •   8 HDMI Inputs
    •   USB Input
    •   Many RCA Line Inputs
    •   Phono Input
    •   Multi-Channel Input
    •   RCA Pre-Outs
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Digital Radio
    •   Pandora

    CONs

    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   No Dolby Atmos
    •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   No DTS:X
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   No HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No Dolby Vision
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   No Wi-Fi
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Spotify
    •   No Tidal

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   7.2 Channels
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   2 HDMI Outputs
    •   2 Zones

    Yamaha 2011 Lineup

    In 2011 Yamaha released 5 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Yamaha 2011 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsRoom Corr.Zones Price
    RX-A3010 Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.111.2 YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Angle measurement)4
    RX-A2010 Image cannot be found 9.2140 W9.17.2 YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement)3
    RX-A1010 Image cannot be found 7.2110 W7.17.2 YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)2
    RX-A810 Image cannot be found 7.2100 W7.17.2 YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)2
    RX-A710 Image cannot be found 7.190 W7.1 YPAO sound optimization2

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A3010 vs RX-A2010 vs RX-A1010 vs RX-A810 vs RX-A710.

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 to its predecessor RX-A1000 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 vs Yamaha RX-A1000
    Higher Power Output 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    Internet Radio vTuner vs
    Pandora vs
    Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 110 W (0.06% THD) vs 105 W (0.06% THD)
    DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 vs Yamaha RX-A1000
    Higher FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) HD: 0.03%, Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%

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

    Successor

    In 2012 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 was replaced by Yamaha RX-A1020. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 and its successor.

    UPGRADES Yamaha RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
    Dialog Level Adjustment vs
    More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) vs YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)
    Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K vs up to 1080p
    Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K vs up to 1080p *
    Component Video Maximum Resolution 1080p vs 1080i
    Wi-Fi via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) vs
    AirPlay AirPlay vs
    USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp) vs
    Zone B Video Output HDMI vs
    DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-A1020 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
    Analog to Analog Video conversion vs (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
    Bluetooth vs via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)
    Less S-Video Inputs 4 vs 5 (1 front)
    Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, analog audio, optical, composite vs HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
    dockport vs 1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
    Zone 2 Outs Component, Composite, Line Out vs Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 vs RX-A1020.

    Audio Section

    7 channel Amplifier

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels7.2
      Power Output110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Bi-amp Capability

      Speaker Configurations

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Configurations: Available configurations are:
      • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
      • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 allows you to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
      DECODING
      Dolby Atmos
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      Dolby Atmos Music
      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

      Sound Processing

      • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 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 Calibration

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 comes with YPAO (Multipoint measurement) room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.

      Video Section

      HDMI

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 features 8 HDMI inputs. It has 2 outputs which work parallelly and output the same signal.

      • 1080/60p Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 1080p video signal.
      • 1080p Upscaling: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 can upscale up to 1080p * from HDMI and analog sources.
      • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and S-Video and Composite video sources and Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • 3D Ready: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 1080p
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 1080p *

      Multi-zone Playback

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 2 different rooms.


      Zone 2

      • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
      • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.
      • Composite Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 has analog Composite Video output for Zone 2. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.
      • S-Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 has S-Video output for Zone 2. S-Video connection provides higher image quality than the composite connection.
      • Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 has analog Component Video output for Zone 2, so you can send a different video signal to the TV. Component video connection provides the higher image quality than the composite and S-Video connections.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones2
      Powered ZonesZone 2
      Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
      Zone B Video Output
      Zone GUI
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output2
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
      Party Mode
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      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
      • 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of the a/v receiver and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the a/v receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 has 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 9 line inputs and 1 line output for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 4 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 3 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 8 (1 front)   Outputs: 2
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 5   Outputs: 2
      • S-Video:
      • Inputs: 5   Outputs: 2
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs2
      8K Inputs
      USB InputiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs4 (1 front)
      Optical Outputs1
      Coaxial Inputs3
      RCA Line Inputs9 (1 front)
      RCA Line Outputs1
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input 7.1
      RCA Pre-Outs7.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)
      Composite Video Outputs2
      S-Video Inputs5 (1 front)
      S-Video Outputs2
      Component Video Inputs4
      Component Video Outputs1

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 Evaluation

      We evaluate Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 and give score of 77 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


      OVERALL
      77

      Amplifier

      EXCELLENT
      90

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 90 for Amplifier features.

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   High Power Output - 110 W

      Audio Features

      AVERAGE
      69

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 69 for Audio Features features.

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   No Dolby Atmos
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No DTS:X
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI

      Video Features

      AVERAGE
      55

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 55 for Video Features features.

      •   No HDR10
      •   No HDR10+
      •   No Dolby Vision
      •   No 8K Passthrough
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion

      Connectivity

      EXCELLENT
      87

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 87 for Connectivity features.

      •   No eARC
      •   No Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   8 HDMI Inputs
      •   2 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   Multi-Channel Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet

      Zones

      GOOD
      84

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 84 for Zones features.

      •   2 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      88

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 a score of 88 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   No Spotify
      •   No Tidal


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