Yamaha Aventage RX-A 40 Series A/V Receivers

RX-A3040

RX-A3040

Product Profile: 

The heart of a home theater surround sound or 2 channel/multichannel music system is an A/V receiver (or preamp process in a separates component set-up). These devices act as the control hub for your entire A/V system. There are many brands on the market to choose from that will give you top-notch performance, along with all the latest bells and whistles that make up a variety of features in today’s current A/V receiver line-ups.

Some of my personal brand favorites include Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer Elite, Sony ES, Marantz and of course Yamaha, which brings me to the focus of this product profile.

Yamaha’s Aventage Series was introduced in 2010 and is their top tier line-up of A/V receivers. Their current offerings in this series include the RX-A740, RX-A840, RX-A1040, RX-A2040 and RX-A3040.

Yamaha receivers are known for their very detailed and natural sound quality reproduction. And this attribute is even more evident in the Aventage Series. Aventage receivers achieve their excellent sound quality through the use of high quality components and exceptional  attention to detail in design and build quality, which will satisfy even the most discerning listeners, myself included.

Aventage receivers feature Yamaha’s well known and highly regarded DSP surround sound processing modes which are among the best in the business. Up to 23 modes available.

Yamaha’s YPAO Automatic System Calibration uses test tones and a microphone to measure your listening environment acoustics to optimize the sound quality output from the receiver for maximized sound reproduction for movies and music.

All Aventage receivers have built-in Wi-Fi  for a wireless connection to your homes network, and are Wi-Fi Certified which means you can mix and match devices from different manufacturers that feature Wi-Fi Certified products without having any compatibility issues. These receivers also feature Wi-Fi direct which allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the A/V Controller App.

4K pass-through and upscaling: 4K Ultra HD pass-through receives UHD video signals and passes it to a 4K compatible monitor. 4K upscaling converts a lower resolution image to near 4K Ultra HD quality. This ensures compatibility with the latest high resolution video formats.

The A3040 and A2040 feature Dolby Atmos surround sound technology for a more enveloping and immersive surround sound experience. (Additional speakers are required).

 

RX-A3040

RX-A3040

RX-A3040

Retail Price: $2,199.95

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Key Features:

  • Dolby Atmos playback (Now available with required firmware update)
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App
  • 150 W x 9 -channel – Rated output power: 150 watts (20Hz – 20kHz 2ch. driven)
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha’s advanced video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • Wi-Fi network connectivity
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • CINEMA DSP HD3 for more thrilling and realistic surround sound
  • Dual Sabre ESS Technology DACs for high sound quality reproduction
  • YPAO – R.S.C. with 3D, multipoint and angle measurement
  • Advanced HDMI zone switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
  • HDMI inputs: 8 / outputs: 2
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8″W x 7-1/2″H x 18-3/8″D
  • Weight: 39.9 lbs.

 

RX-A2040

RX-A2040

RX-A2040

Retail Price: $1,699.95

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Key Features:

  • Dolby Atmos playback (Now available with required firmware update)
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App
  • Professional quality digital audio Sabre ESS Technology DAC
  • 140 W x 9-channel – Rated output power: 140 watts (20Hz – 20kHz 2ch. driven)
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha’s advanced video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • YPAO – R.S.C. with multipoint measurement
  • Advanced HDMI zone switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
  • HDMI inputs: 8 / outputs: 2
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8″W x 7-1/2″H x 18-3/8″D
  • Weight: 37.5 lbs.

 

RX-A1040

RX-A1040

RX-A1040

Retail Price: $1,199.95

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Key Features:

  • Symmetrical power amp layout and rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
  • Professional quality digital audio by ESS Technology ES9006 Sabre Premier Audio DAC
  • 110 W x 7-channel – Rated output power: 110 watts (20Hz – 20kHz 2ch. driven)
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • YPAO – R.S.C. with multipoint measurement
  • HDMI zone switching allows different HD audio/video sources playback in different rooms
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App
  • HDMI inputs: 8 inputs / outputs: 2
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8″W x 7-1/8″H x 17″D
  • Weight: 32.8 lbs.

 

RX-A840

RX-A840

RX-A840

Retail Price: $899.85

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Key Features:

  • 100 W x 7-channel – Rated output power: 100 watts (20Hz – 20kHz 2ch. driven)
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • 192kHz/24-bit burr Brown DACs for all channels
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • YPAO – R.S.C. with multipoint measurement
  • HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App
  • HDMI inputs: 8 / outputs: 2
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8″W x 6-3/4″H x 14-1/2″D
  • Weight: 23.4 lbs

 

RX-A740

RX-A740

RX-A740

Retail Price: $699.95

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Key Features:

  • 90 W x 7-channel – Rated output power:  90 watts  (20Hz – 20kHz 2ch. driven)
  • AirPlay, HTC Connect, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz/24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility
  • 4K Ultra HD video up conversion using Yamaha video processing
  • Support for HDMI 2.0 specification (4K Ultra HD 50/60p compatible)
  • YPAO – Reflected Sound Control sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Easy control with Yamaha AV Controller App
  • HDMI inputs: 6 / outputs: 1
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8″W x 6-3/4″H x 14-1/2″D
  • Weight: 23.2 lbs

 

All models are covered by a 3 year warranty.

Yamaha has a long standing tradition of producing excellent A/V receivers, and the Aventage Series continues this legacy with some of the best performing and quality manufactured products on the market. If you are not already a fan of Yamaha receivers, you owe it to yourself to addition one of these Aventage models feratured above. Highly recommended.

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