As a member of the highly esteemed AVENTAGE series, the Yamaha RX-A1010 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver (Black) packs in several features that allow for exceptional audio and video reproduction to enhance your movies, music and games. It features A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) with a fifth foot in the center of the unit to dampen vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from your speakers.
Of course, the 7.2-channel RX-A1010 has all of the features you would expect from an A/V receiver in its class. It boasts eight assignable HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs (simultaneous), which carry 3D video, Deep Color, x.v. Color and allow for an Audio Return Channel. They can also upscale analog video to full HD 1080p for crisp, clear imaging from any source input. With built-in decoding for several high definition audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, you can enjoy true immersion in your entertainment.
This receiver also offers network functionality, so it can connect to your home network to access vTuner internet radio and stream stations like Pandora and Rhapsody, or stream music files from a PC. It's also SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready, so if you have a subscription you can stream commercial-free content from there as well. And, after you download the AV Controller App from the iTunes App Store you can control power on/off, volume, input and DSP mode selection and more from your iPhone (Android app coming soon). You can also operate various functions via the built-in web browser control. Another way it allows for exceptional audio is the Compressed Music Enhancer, which restores clarity to music files from sources like an iPod or CD player.
Finally, the on-screen advanced GUI (graphical user interface) allows for seamless, intuitive operation of your new RX-A1010. Yamaha's latest GUI 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 can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures. An added convenience is the four SCENE buttons. All in all the RX-A1010 offers a solid design, network functionality and high-grade A/V processing that will allow it to power your home theater for years to come. Simply add speakers, a Blu-ray disc or DVD player and TV and your setup will be complete.
AVENTAGE Series AV Receiver
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 A.R.T. Wedge 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.
A.R.T. Wedge for Vibration Resistance
The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) 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. This elimination or reduction of vibration provides an audible increase in sound quality throughout the AVENTAGE series.
Aluminum Front Panel
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 energy generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
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 helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.
High Quality Parts Allow Sound Tuning for Optimum Performance
Each part inside of an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For the AVENTAGE models, extra time was spent to find and develop optimized parts, which were then extensively tested in prototype units. This testing process allowed our sound technicians to effectively "tune" the receiver's sound to achieve the highest performance possible.
HDMI With 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means this 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.
Analog and HDMI Video Upscaling to Full HD 1080p
The RX-A1010 will upscale video signals up to 1080p. HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution can provide more detailed picture.
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.
The RX-A1010 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, Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius XM and Napster, and use a Web Browser Control. The AV Controller app lets you control various functions from your iPhone or iPad, or other compatible device.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
The AVENTAGE AV Receivers including the RX-A1010 let you use the Yamaha AV Controller app, a free download from the iTunes App Store to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone, iPad and other devices. An Android app will be available in the coming months.
Front Panel USB Digital Connection for iPod & iPhone
A USB port on the front panel of the RX-A1010 allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone 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 music playback functions.
YPAO Sound Optimization With Multi-Point Measurement
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound from your listening position, and lets you set up to eight positions. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system.
SCENE Plus Provides Ultimate Convenience
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, on-screen GUI and even from the iPhone app.
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) 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.
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.
Advanced On-Screen GUI
Yamaha's latest Graphical User Interface (GUI) 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 six languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Intelligent Amp Design
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-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 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 -- it's just one more this receiver makes your life a little easier.
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. The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.
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.
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 dialogue 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.
Versatile Zone Control
- 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 a second Zone
- Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance
- Party mode