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Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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  • 7-Channel powerful surround sound
  • 4K Pass-Through for next-generation super high resolution images
  • AV Controller app for operating various functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones
  • YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • 4K/full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI input

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Benefit from enriched audio performance via the symmetrical amp layout and center-mounted transformer design. Enjoy an improved listening experience throughout the home by utilizing advanced zone settings. Take full control of any zone with the Yamaha AV Controller App optimized for Apple and Android phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire. Features such as simplified Apple connectivity with AirPlay, streamlined user operation with SCENE Plus, automatic room calibration (YPAO multi-point) and a GUI enhance the overall user experience.

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Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

    Key Features

  • Network receiver with AV Controller App for iPad/iPhone/iPod and Android phones/tablets
  • 7.2-Channel Powerful Surround Sound with 110W per Channel
  • Apple Airplay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution displays, and HDMI (4 in/1 out) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPad/iPod/iPhone & MP3
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup in minutes
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection or Zone B for extended audio in another room
  • ECO mode operation for about 20%* less power consumption

Power Meets Performance in the All-New Yamaha RX-A1020 AVENTAGE Network Receiver

The RX-A1020 Yamaha network receiver boasts exceptional audio and video quality in a 7.2 channels, with front presence or independent Zone2 for whole home entertainment. The RX-A1020 also delivers expanded Apple connectivity and AirPlay. Enjoy unrivaled access with your tablet using the Yamaha AV Controller App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire) with 4K video upscaling for next generation displays and advanced auto-calibration (YPAO w/R.S.C.) to ensure audio accuracy. On top of premier features, appreciate multiple ECO functions to lower power consumption.

The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality - from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound - is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality

The Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

High Quality Parts Allow Sound Tuning for Optimum Performance

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For the AVENTAGE models, extra time was taken to find (or develop) exactly the parts wanted and to test them together in prototype units. This testing process allowed sound technicians to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound in order to achieve the highest performance possible.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Symmetrical Power Amplifier Layout

This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation, but also greatly improves signal-to-noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

4K Pass-Through and Upscaling Supports Latest High Resolution Video Formats

This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards. It also can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits

All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

High Quality Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing

In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Network Functions

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio and operate your system via Web Browser Control. The AV Controller app (from Amazon App Store, iTunes App Store or Android Market) lets you control various functions from your Kindle Fire, iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

This AV Receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the Amazon App Store, iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from your Kindle Fire, iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device. A tablet version is also available.

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Versatile Zone Control

• HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
• Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
• Zone 2 video assign (component, S-Video, composite)
• System backup/recovery function
• Multi-channel output in main Zone plus 2-channel HDMI output in Zone B
• Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
• Party Mode

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display. *Some models don't support album art display.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver
YPAO calibrates audio to optimize sound. View larger

YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Speaker Angle Measurement

YPAO analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

Advanced Multi-Language GUI On-Screen Display

Yamaha’s latest Graphical User Interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable Status Bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of seven languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver
See how Zone 2 works. View larger.

Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.2-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers and sub in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver—one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.

Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS

The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI and even from the AV Controller App.

HDMI Front Panel Input

In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures.

Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode

When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.

Compressed Music Enhancer

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop. *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver
Enjoy CINEMA DSP. View larger

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound.

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals

Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

Adaptive DRC 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 RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%*

Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Selectable Auto Power Down

Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Low Standby Power Consumption

Yamaha makes its receivers with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (1W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode).

Other Notable Advanced Features

  • Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV Receiver is off
  • iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
  • Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese)
  • Virtual Presence Speaker function for CINEMA DSP 3D surround without Front Presence Speakers
  • Access to: Internet Radio (vTuner): MP3, WMA Music files on PC/NAS: WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • Subwoofer phase select / Subwoofer out
  • Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting
  • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-500 ms)
  • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
  • Background Video feature (for Radio and Net)
  • 4K / full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI input
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation

Which Yamaha AVENTAGE Series Receiver is Right for You?

Yamaha RX-A720
Yamaha RX-A820
Yamaha RX-A1020
Yamaha RX-A2020
Yamaha RX-A3020
Wattage(20-20khz) 90w x 7ch 100w x 7ch 110w x 7ch 140w x 9ch 150w x 9ch
Output Channels (Main) 7.2 7.2 7.2 9.2 *9.2
Intelligent Amp Switching (Multi-zone) ✔ (2 Zone) ✔ (2 Zone) ✔ (2 Zone) ✔ (3 Zone) ✔ (3 Zone)
YPAO Technology Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) Multi-point (8 positions) Multi-point (8 positions) R.S.C. with Multi-point (8 positions) R.S.C. with Multi-point (8 positions) + Angle Correction
Compressed Music Enhancer ✔ - Lossless PCM & WAV ✔ - Lossless PCM & WAV
4K Pass-through & Upscaling ✔ - HQV Vida 1900 ✔ - HQV Vida 1900
3D Compatible
HDMI Inputs/Outputs 6 in (1 front) / 1 out 8 in (1 front) / 2 out 8 in (1 front) / 2 out 8 in (1 front) / 2 out 8 in (1 front) / 2 out
Multi-zone HDMI - ✔ ZoneB ✔ ZoneB ✔ ZoneB ✔ ZoneB
iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified
Play Music from USB/Net ✔ 192k/24bit ✔ 192k/24bit

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 20 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 38.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0087KGMZW
  • Item model number: RX-A1020BL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,163 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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