Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 Review and Specs
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Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 (Canadian version)

SCORE:
79

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 110 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-A1010 Overview

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 was introduced in 2011. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 79 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
91
VIDEO FEATURES
60
AUDIO FEATURES
71
CONNECTIVITY
88
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
88
OVERALL
79

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-A1010.

PROS
Certified 4 Ω Performance πŸ‘
Bi-amp Capability πŸ‘
Dolby TrueHD πŸ‘
Dolby Digital Plus πŸ‘
Dolby Pro Logic πŸ‘
Dolby Digital EX πŸ‘
DTS Neo πŸ‘
DTS-HD Master Audio πŸ‘
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio πŸ‘
DTS 96/24 πŸ‘
DTS Express πŸ‘
DTS-ES πŸ‘
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network πŸ‘
DSD via HDMI πŸ‘
Dialog Normalization πŸ‘
Dialogue Lift πŸ‘
Compressed Music Enhancer πŸ‘
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) πŸ‘
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. πŸ‘
3-D Ready πŸ‘
Analog To HDMI Upconversion πŸ‘
Analog to Analog Video conversion 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‘
Composite Video Outputs πŸ‘
Many S-Video Inputs πŸ‘
Many S-Video Outputs πŸ‘
Component Video Inputs πŸ‘
Component Video Outputs πŸ‘
Multi-Channel Input πŸ‘
Analog Pre-Outs πŸ‘
Zones πŸ‘
Detachable Power Cord πŸ‘
Analog Tuner πŸ‘
Pandora 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 Dolby Surround Upmixer 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 Gapless Playback πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control πŸ‘Ž
No High-resolution Music Enhancer πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10 πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10+ πŸ‘Ž
No BT.2020 color space πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision πŸ‘Ž
No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling πŸ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In 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 Spotify πŸ‘Ž
No Tidal πŸ‘Ž
No Deezer πŸ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

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

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

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

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 110 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-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 Correction

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


Connectivity

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable. It can also connect to bluetooth devices[y] 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-A1010.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
SeriesAventage
ModelRX-A1010
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryCanada
Release Year2011
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” 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 Dialog 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 (Multipoint measurement)
YPAO Volumeβœ–
PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
VIDEO
Video Signal TypeNTSC
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 Pass-throughβœ–
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 front USB, YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) 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 ARCβœ–
HDMI Input8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2
USB InputiPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portβœ–
Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output1
Phono Inputβœ”
Optical In4 (1 front)
Optical Out1
Coaxial In/Out3 / βœ–
Composite Video Input5 (1 front)
Composite Video Output2
S-Video Input5 (1 front)
S-Video Output2
Component Video Input4
Component Video Output1
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 2Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
Zone B Video Outputβœ–
Zone GUIβœ–
RS-232βœ”
+12V Trigger Output2
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
Party Modeβœ”
MISC
On-Screen DisplayAdvanced Graphical User Interface with Status
SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)
Web Browser 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” vTuner
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 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption400 W/510 VA
Standby Power0.3 W
GENERAL
Auto Power Standbyβœ”
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 182 mm x 432 mm
17-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 17"
Weight15.1 kg (33.3 lbs)
Warranty3 years
SPECS
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2110 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2120 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)135 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)165 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)170 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2280 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% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 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 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 Impedance1 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)
0.286 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 TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 Β΅V (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 72 dB/ 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%
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 2012 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 was replaced by RX-A1020. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System βœ” YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) βœ” YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K up to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling βœ” up to 4K βœ” up to 1080p *
AirPlay βœ” AirPlay βœ–
Wi-Fi βœ” via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately) βœ–

DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010
Analog to Analog Video conversion βœ– βœ” (Component**, S-Video, Composite) to (Component, S-Video, Composite)
Bluetooth βœ– βœ” via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)

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

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