Yamaha Aventage RX-A730

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    Highlights

    • 7.2 Channels
    • 7.1 Channel Processing
    • 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • 4K/30Hz Passthrough, 4K/30Hz Upscaling
    • Bluetooth, Ethernet

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    1. Overview

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 was introduced in 2013. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/30Hz and upscales up to 4K/30p 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
    88
    Audio Features
    68
    Video Features
    66
    Connectivity
    79
    Zones
    79
    Radio
    92
    OVERALL
    77

    For more details about the ranking please go to    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-A780 Image cannot be found 2018 7.2 95 W 4K
    RX-A770 Image cannot be found 2017 7.2 95 W 4K
    RX-A760 Image cannot be found 2016 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A750 Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A740 Image cannot be found 2014 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A730 Image cannot be found 2013 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A720 Image cannot be found 2012 7.2 90 W 4K
    RX-A710 Image cannot be found 2011 7.1 90 W 1080p
    RX-A700 Image cannot be found 2010 7.1 90 W 1080p

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A780 vs RX-A770 vs RX-A760 vs RX-A750 vs RX-A740 vs RX-A730.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha Aventage RX-A730.

    PROs

    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    •   Bluetooth
    •   USB Input
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Component Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify

    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
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   1 HDMI Outputs
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   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
    •   Power Output - 90 W
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   6 HDMI Inputs
    •   RCA Line Inputs
    •   2 Zones

    3. Yamaha 2013 Lineup

    In 2013 Yamaha released 5 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Yamaha 2013 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsZones Price
    RX-A3030 Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.111.24
    RX-A2030 Image cannot be found 9.2140 W9.17.24
    RX-A1030 Image cannot be found 7.2110 W7.17.22
    RX-A830 Image cannot be found 7.2100 W7.17.22
    RX-A730 Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.12

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A3030 vs RX-A2030 vs RX-A1030 vs RX-A830 vs RX-A730.

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    4. Changes from the RX-A720

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 has replaced RX-A720. Here we present differences between these two models.

    UPGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 vs Yamaha RX-A720
    Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz vs up to 96 kHz
    Bluetooth via optional YBA-11 adapter (sold separately) vs
    MHL Input vs
    Spotify vs
    DOWNGRADES Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 vs Yamaha RX-A720
    Less RCA Line Outputs 1 vs 2

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 vs RX-A720.

    5. Amplifier

    7 channel Amplifier

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels7.2
      Power Output90 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

      6. Speaker Configurations

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A730'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-A730 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.

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      7. HDMI

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 features 6 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 4K/30Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K/30p video signal.
      • 4K Upscaling: Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 can upscale up to 4K/30p from HDMI and analog sources.
      • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
      • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.


      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      HDCP Version2.2
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/30p
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/30p

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      8. Room Calibration

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 comes with YPAO (R.S.C.) 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.

      9. Multi-zone Playback

      Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 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 Line Output: If you have a dedicated integrated amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via line outs by sending fixed signal and then control volume on the Zone 2 amplifier.
      ZONES
      Number of Zones2
      Powered ZonesZone 2
      Zone 2 OutsLine Out
      Zone B Video Output
      Zone GUI
      RS-232C Interface
      +12V Trigger Output (1)
      Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
      Party Mode

      10. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 line inputs and 1 line output for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 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: 6 (1 front)   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • 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-A730 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • HDMI (MHL support), USB, composite
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs6 (1 front)
      HDMI Outputs1
      8K Inputs
      USB InputiPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player (MP3, WMA, AAC up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, FLAC / WAV up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
      USB DC Out Port (USB DC output 5 V / 0.5 amp)
      Optical Inputs2
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      RCA Line Inputs4
      RCA Line Outputs1
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs0.2
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs5 (1 front)
      Composite Video Outputs2
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs2
      Component Video Outputs1

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      11. Evaluation

      We evaluate Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 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
      88

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 88 for Amplifier features.

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   Power Output - 90 W

      Audio Features

      AVERAGE
      68

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 68 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
      66

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 66 for Video Features features.

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

      Connectivity

      GOOD
      79

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 79 for Connectivity features.

      •   No eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   6 HDMI Inputs
      •   1 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   No Phono Input
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet

      Zones

      GOOD
      79

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 79 for Zones features.

      •   2 Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      92

      We give Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 a score of 92 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   No Tidal

      12. Replaced by RX-A740

      In 2014 Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 was replaced by Yamaha RX-A740. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 and its successor.

      UPGRADES Yamaha RX-A740 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A730
      Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC vs MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
      High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC vs WAV, FLAC
      Gapless Playback vs
      YPAO Volume vs
      Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4) vs up to 4K/30p
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:4:4) vs up to 4K/30p
      Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct vs via optional YWA-10 adapter (sold separately)
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 100 dB
      Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE) 75 dB/50 dB vs 60 dB/45 dB
      Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/ 70 dB vs Mono/Stereo: 71 dB/69 dB
      DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-A740 vs Yamaha Aventage RX-A730
      Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 2 Ω, Front) 235 W vs 240 W
      Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 4 Ω, Front) 190 W vs 200 W
      Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 6 Ω, Front) 165 W vs 170 W
      Lower Dynamic Power per Channel, 8 Ω, Front) 125 W vs 130 W
      Higher FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.3%/0.5%

      For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha Aventage RX-A730 vs RX-A740.

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