Yamaha RX-A2000 7.2 Channel Audio/Video Receiver AVENTAGE SERIES

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2000 Audio/Video Receiver

Now the Yamaha Aventage Series is an excellent quality product.  For previous reviews on the lower to mid-range models take a look here:
Aventage RX-A1000
Aventage RX-A800

Aventage RX-A700

The Aventage RX-A2000 A/V Receiver offers 3D and Audio Return Channel over 8 in/2 out HDMI, CINEMA DSP 3D, HQV video quality, new GUI, new YPAO with Reflected Sound Control, and an RS232 port with and Control4 certification for integration with custom installations. Along with network functions like DLNA certification and control via your web browser, the RX-A2000 is ready to become your home entertainment power player.

Yamaha uses Anti-Resonance Technology or A.R.T. It’s a fact that ground based and airborne vibration can damage the integrity of delicate electrical signals in the audio path. Yamaha remedied this by adding a fifth foot in the center of the bottom plate. It makes the chassis less susceptible to direct vibration.
Enhanced Power: Optimized Power Amplifier Layout with Ultra Low Jitter Circuitry
The symmetrical power amplifier layout evenly distributes weight across the amplifier to control vibration, improving signal-to-noise ratio for an improved sound experience. The high-quality Burr-Brown DACs feature a direct path to ground, not sharing the ground like in other amplifier designs, for a more efficient and clean signal. Built-in Ultra Low Jitter circuitry reduces jitter from digital sources, including HDMI, using a more precise timing control--so you can be sure of a stable audio/video signal, resulting in perfectly reproduced images and sound.  A hybrid power supply makes the AVENTAGE series even more efficient. Independent power supplies for the digital and analog circuit results in less power consumption in standby mode, and a more efficient power transformer--so despite the power of the RX-A2000, it could cost you less to run.

New GUI, Web Browser Control, iPhone App, and RS-232 for Custom Installation

The RX-A2000 features many ways to control your media. I've mentioned it before but this is a new Yamaha feature that I find a big step up from previous manufactured models.

  A new full-color GUI with support for album art lets you browse movies, music, and settings on your HDTV. DLNA compatibility delivers network features: Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Connect, you can play MP3, WMA and WAV music from your PC or laptop, or listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio using the included MP3 vTuner data service. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web. You can even control your receiver from any computer in your local area network via a web browser or use your iPhone to control the network AVENTAGE receiver.

 An RS-232 port lets the RX-A2000 integrate easily with any custom home theater installation. Control4 certification provides effortless entertainment, comfort, convenience and peace of mind with one of the most popular home automation platforms.

Power / Decoding

With seven channels and 910 watts of powerful surround sound (130W x 7 RMS), you can immerse yourself in your favorite movies and music. The latest HD Audio format decoding such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio render soundtracks in lifelike detail. The latest HDMI support brings features like Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz refresh rate capability, and Auto Lip-Sync compensation.

The RX-A2000 features 8 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs (including 1 front) and 2 HDMI outputs (simultaneous), the RX-A2000 has room and power to spare for all your high-definition home entertainment gear. The front HDMI input is great for quick connection of the latest gaming consoles and HD camcorders.
HQV Video Processing for Upscaled and High-Definition Video
The HQV Vida processor in the RX-A2000 transforms standard-definition sources to HD quality and makes HD look even more detailed by providing real-time clean up of highly compressed video, reducing compression artifacts of block and mosquito noise from lower-quality sources. It incorporates two new IDT HQV technologies--Auto HQV and HQV StreamClean--which automatically enhance the incoming image and provide powerful clean-up of source video, allowing the picture to be as crisp and clean as possible. Analog and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p means you get the best picture quality possible on your HDTV, no matter the source.

Yamaha™'s YPAO system uses a small microphone (included) and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are.  I know from personal experience that this system is excellent for compensating for inconsistencies or awkward room shapes and speaker placements.
Multizone Capability for Extending Your Home Theater Experience
With support for audio and video in up to three zones, controllable by the full-color GUI and/or controls on front panel, the RX-A2000 can become your home entertainment hub no matter what room it's in. An included Party Mode enhances your next get-together.
 Important Technical Specifications
  • Output Power: 910 watts (130w x 7 RMS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 100kHz (+0/-3dB)
  • HDMI Inputs/Outputs: 8/2
  • USB Inputs/Outputs: 1/0
  • Ethernet Inputs/Outputs: 1/0
  • Radio: AM/FM with HD Radio
  • Optical Inputs/Outputs: 4/1
  • Coaxial Inputs/Outputs: 3/0
  • Analog AV Inputs/Outputs: 5/1
  • Component Video Inputs/Outputs: 4/1
  • Composite/S-Video Inputs/Outputs: 5/5/1/1
  • RS-232C Inputs/Outputs: 1/0
  • Multichannel External Decoder: 8 channels

Now the Aventage RX-A2000 is a step up in features and price from the RX-1000 however, it is worth the money if you require the features.

The Yamaha AVENTAGE iPhone AppAs you can see the connectivity between the front and back panel will give you enough to last you forever.  This receiver has everything required to constitute a fully futureproof receiver which as I said, will outlast you.  As mentioned in previous reviews, this model while a little more in price the network capabilities will save you in media player or streaming device costs as it is full compatible with playing all your media.  Not to mention with all the iPod/iPhone owners out there who are looking for simple convenience....

Again, the entire Aventage series is a solid investment.  If you're looking for something for less?  Take a look at one of the lower to mid-range models take a look here:
Aventage RX-A1000
Aventage RX-A800

Aventage RX-A700

Or, you can just take a look here............