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Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 (USA version)

SCORE:
78

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 130 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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Overview

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 was introduced in 2010. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 130 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 78 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
93
VIDEO FEATURES
55
AUDIO FEATURES
70
CONNECTIVITY
87
MULTIZONE
93
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
73
OVERALL
78

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000.

PROS
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  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
  Digital Radio
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 eARC
  No HDR10
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No 4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Wi-Fi
  Few 8K Inputs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal

Audio Section

7 channel Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 130 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    Speaker Configurations

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Configurations: Available configurations are:
    • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp front left and right speakers. 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.

    Sound Processing

    • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 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-A2000 comes with with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      Video Section

      HDMI

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 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-A2000 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-A2000 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-A2000 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      Multi-zone Playback

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 3 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-A2000 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-A2000 has S-Video output for Zone 2. S-Video connection provides higher image quality than the composite connection.
      • Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 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.

      Zone 3

      • Powered Zone 3: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 3 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 3 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-A2000 has analog Composite Video output for Zone 3. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.
      • S-Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 has S-Video output for Zone 3. S-Video connection provides higher image quality than the composite connection.
      • Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 has analog Component Video output for Zone 3, 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.

      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-A2000 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 (simultaneous)
        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-A2000 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1
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      Specifications

      Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000.

      BASICS
      BrandYamaha
      SeriesAventage
      ModelRX-A2000
      TypeA/V Receiver
      CountryUSA
      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
      DAC Specs192 kHz/24 Bit
      Maximum Channel Processing7.1
      Air Studios Monitor Certification
      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
      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 Dialog 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 Programs23
      SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
      Virtual Speakers
      CALIBRATION
      Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. with RSC (Reflected Sound Control)
      YPAO Volume
      PEQ for SUBDown to 31 Hz
      VIDEO
      Enhanced ARC
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      BT.2020 color space
      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 *
      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
      HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous)
      8K Inputs
      USB InputUSB Memory, Portable Audio Player
      USB DC Out Port
      Analog Audio Line Input9 (1 front)
      Analog Audio Line Output1
      Phono Input
      Optical Inputs4 (1 front)
      Optical Outputs1
      Coaxial Inputs3
      Composite Video Input5 (1 front)
      Composite Video Output2
      S-Video Input5 (1 front)
      S-Video Output2
      Component Video Input4
      Component Video Output1
      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 Out6.3 mm (1/4")
      ZONES
      Zones3
      Powered ZonesZone 2/3
      Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
      Zone 3 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
      Zone B Video Output
      Zone GUI
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output2
      Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 2
      Party Mode
      MISC
      On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
      SCENESCENE PLUS (12 sets)
      Web Browser Control
      PreAmp Mode
      Remote Controller (Preset, Learning, Macro)
      Detachable Power Cord
      dockport1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)
      RADIO
      Analog Tuner FM/AM
      Presets40
      Digital Radio HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
      Internet Radio
      Pandora
      Spotify
      Tidal
      Deezer
      SiriusXM Internet Radio
      CONSTRUCTION
      Solid Aluminum FrontAluminum
      A.R.T. Wedge
      Speaker Terminals11
      Large Speaker Terminals11
      Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
      Gold plated RCA terminals
      POWER
      Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
      Power Consumption490 W/620 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"
      Weight16.0 kg (35.3 lbs)
      Warranty3 years
      SPECS
      Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2130 W (0.06% THD)
      Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2145 W (0.7% THD)
      Dynamic Power per Channel (2405 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)285 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)210 W
      Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)165 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 Impedance1 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-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 RatioHD: 80 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-A2000 was replaced by RX-A2010. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


      UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000
      More Channels 9.2 vs 7.2
      More Channel Processing 9.1 vs 7.1
      More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C. with Multipoint measurement) vs with RSC (Reflected Sound Control)
      Internet Radio vTuner vs
      Pandora vs
      Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 140 W (0.06% THD) vs 130 W (0.06% THD)
      Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC) 155 W (0.9% THD) vs 145 W (0.7% THD)

      DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000
      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-A2000 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010.

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