Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000

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    Highlights

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

    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.

    Amplifier
    94
    Audio Features
    69
    Video Features
    55
    Connectivity
    88
    Zones
    95
    Radio
    73
    OVERALL
    79

    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-A8A Image cannot be found 2021 11.2 150 W 8K
    RX-A3080 Image cannot be found 2018 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3070 Image cannot be found 2017 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3060 Image cannot be found 2016 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3050 Image cannot be found 2015 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3040 Image cannot be found 2014 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3030 Image cannot be found 2013 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3020 Image cannot be found 2012 9.2 150 W 4K
    RX-A3010 Image cannot be found 2011 9.2 150 W 1080p
    RX-A3000 Image cannot be found 2010 7.2 140 W 1080p

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A8A vs RX-A3080 vs RX-A3070 vs RX-A3060 vs RX-A3050 vs RX-A3040.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000.

    PROs

    •   High Power Output - 140 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
    •   4 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 HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No Dolby Vision
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   No Wi-Fi
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Pandora
    •   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

    Yamaha 2010 Lineup

    In 2010 Yamaha released 5 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Yamaha 2010 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsRoom Corr.Zones Price
    RX-A3000 Image cannot be found 7.2140 W7.19.2 with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement4
    RX-A2000 Image cannot be found 7.2130 W7.17.2 with RSC (Reflected Sound Control)3
    RX-A1000 Image cannot be found 7.2105 W7.17.2 YPAO sound optimization (Multipoint measurement)2
    RX-A800 Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.17.2 YPAO sound optimization2
    RX-A700 Image cannot be found 7.190 W7.17.22

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A3000 vs RX-A2000 vs RX-A1000 vs RX-A800 vs RX-A700.

    Successor

    In 2011 Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 was replaced by Yamaha RX-A3010. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 and its successor.

    UPGRADES Yamaha RX-A3010 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000
    More Channels 9.2 vs 7.2
    Higher Power Output 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    More Channel Processing 11.1 vs 7.1
    CINEMA DSP HD3 vs 3D
    More RCA Pre-Outs 11.2 vs 9.2 (barter to Zone3)
    Internet Radio vTuner vs
    Pandora vs
    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 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 RX-A3010.

    Audio Section

    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.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels7.2
      Power Output140 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-A3000'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-A3000 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-A3000
      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-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.

      Room Calibration

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 comes with with RSC (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

        Video Section

        HDMI

        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
        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-A3000 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 4 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-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.

        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-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.

        Zone 4

        • Powered Zone 4: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 4 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
        • 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.
        ZONES
        Number of Zones4
        Powered ZonesZone 2/3 (Zone 4 Optical)
        Zone 2 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
        Zone 3 OutsComponent, S-Video, Composite, Pre Out
        Zone 4 OutsComponent, Composite, Optical
        Zone B Video Output
        Zone GUI
        RS-232C Interface
        +12V Trigger Output2
        Remote (IR) Input/Output2 / 2
        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-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.

        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-A3000 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 (simultaneous)
        8K Inputs
        USB InputUSB 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-Outs9.2 (barter to Zone3)
        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-A3000 Evaluation

        We evaluate Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 and give score of 79 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
        79

        Amplifier

        EXCELLENT
        94

        We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 a score of 94 for Amplifier features.

        •   7.2 Channels
        •   High Power Output - 140 W

        Audio Features

        AVERAGE
        69

        We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 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-A3000 a score of 55 for Video Features features.

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

        Connectivity

        EXCELLENT
        88

        We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 a score of 88 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

        EXCELLENT
        95

        We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 a score of 95 for Zones features.

        •   4 Zones

        Radio

        GOOD
        73

        We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 a score of 73 for Radio features.

        •   Analog Tuner
        •   No Pandora
        •   No Spotify
        •   No Tidal


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