Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 (USA version)
- 7.2 channels
- 7.1 channel processing
- 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- 1080p Upscaling, 1080p Passthrough
- Ethernet, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
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Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 was introduced in 2010 and represented a flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 140 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 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.
Pros and Cons
In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000.
|DSD via HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion|
|Many HDMI Inputs|
|Many Analog Audio Line Inputs|
|Composite Video Inputs|
|Component Video Inputs|
|No Front Wide Channel Support|
|No Dolby Atmos|
|No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|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|
|Few 8K Inputs|
7 channel Amplifier
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000'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.
- Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 comes with with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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-A3000 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-A3000 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-A3000 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 4 different rooms.
- 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-A3000 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-A3000 has S-Video output for Zone 2. S-Video connection provides higher image quality than the composite connection.
- Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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.
- 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-A3000 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-A3000 has S-Video output for Zone 3. S-Video connection provides higher image quality than the composite connection.
- Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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.
- Optical Output: You can use optical output and transmit signal digitally to a Zone 4 amplifier.
- Composite Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 has analog Composite Video output for Zone 4. This means that it can send a different video signal to the TV.
- Component Video Output: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 has analog Component Video output for Zone 4, 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
- 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-A3000 has 9.2 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.
- 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
- 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-A3000 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
- Inputs: 4 Outputs: 1
Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000.
|Front Wide Channel Support|
|Continuous 6 Ω Rated|
|Certified 4 Ω Performance|
|DAC Specs||192 kHz/24 Bit|
|Maximum Channel Processing||7.1|
|Air Studios Monitor Certification|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Dolby Atmos Music|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby Surround Upmixer|
|Dolby Pro Logic||PLIIx|
|Dolby Digital EX|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio|
|DTS-ES||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, 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 USB||WAV, FLAC|
|Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB|
|DSD via HDMI||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD to PCM Converter|
|DTS Dialog Control|
|Dialog Level Adjustment|
|Compressed Music Enhancer|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT|
|Straight Decoding Mode|
|Pure Direct Mode|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.||with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement|
|PEQ for SUB||Down to 31 Hz|
|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)|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up 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 Resolution||1080i|
|Video Parameter Adjustments||with variable parameters|
|isf Certified Calibration Control|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Works with SONOS|
|Apple Product Connection||iPod and iPhone via YDS-12 Dock (sold separately) or YID-W100 Wireless Dock (sold separately)|
|InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue|
|Bluetooth||via optional YBA-10 adapter (sold separately)|
|HDMI Inputs||8 (1 front)|
|HDMI Outputs||2 (simultaneous)|
|USB Input||USB Memory, Portable Audio Player|
|USB DC Out Port|
|Analog Audio Line Input||9 (1 front)|
|Analog Audio Line Output||1|
|Optical Inputs||4 (1 front)|
|Composite Video Input||5 (1 front)|
|Composite Video Output||2|
|S-Video Input||5 (1 front)|
|Component Video Input||4|
|Component Video Output||1|
|Analog Pre-Outs||9.2 (barter to Zone3)|
|Front A/V Inputs||HDMI, USB, Analog Audio, Optical, Composite and S-video|
|Headphone Out||6.3 mm (1/4")|
|Powered Zones||Zone 2/3 (Zone 4 Optical)|
|Zone 2 Outs||Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out|
|Zone 3 Outs||Component, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out|
|Zone 4 Outs||Component, Composite, Optical|
|Zone B Video Output|
|+12V Trigger Output||2|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||2 / 2|
|On-Screen Display||Graphical User Interface|
|SCENE||SCENE PLUS (12 sets)|
|Web Browser Control|
|Remote Controller||(Preset, Learning, Macro, LED Back Light)|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|dockport||1 (for optional YDS-12, YID-W10 or YBA-10 adapter)|
|Digital Radio||HD Radio with iTunes Tagging|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio|
|Solid Aluminum Front||Aluminum|
|Large Speaker Terminals||11|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals|
|Gold plated RCA terminals|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||490 W/620 VA|
|Standby Power||0.3 W|
|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"
|Weight||17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2||140 W (0.06% THD)|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||155 W (0.7% THD)|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (2||415 W|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)||295 W|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)||220 W|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)||175 W|
|THD||0.04% (MULTI CH INPUT to Speaker Out, Pure Direct, 70 W, 8 Ω)|
|THD (Phono)||0.02% (Phono to AV OUT)|
|Damping Factor||150 (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 Impedance||1.0 V/1.2 kΩ|
|Rated Lineout Level and Impedance||200 mV/1.2 kΩ (AV OUT)|
|Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance||150 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 HDMI||2.8 MHz|
|Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance||1 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 Input||1.5 Vp-p|
|Video Frequency Response||5 Hz to 100 MHz, ±3 dB (Component)|
|Video S/N Ratio||60 dB|
|USB Terminal||USB1.1 Full Speed|
|FM Frequency||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz|
|FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)||Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)|
|FM S/N Ratio||HD: 80 dB|
|FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.3%|
|AM Frequency||530 MHz - 1710 MHz|
* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted
In 2011 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 was replaced by RX-A3010. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.
|UPGRADES||Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000|
|More Channel Processing||11.1||vs||7.1|
|More Analog Pre-Outs||11.2||vs||9.2 (barter to Zone3)|
|Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)||150 W (0.06% THD)||vs||140 W (0.06% THD)|
|Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)||165 W (0.9% THD)||vs||155 W (0.7% THD)|
|DOWNGRADES||Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000|
|Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front)||410 W||vs||415 W|
|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-A3000 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010.