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9.9 out of 10

Yamaha RX-A1020

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Overall 8

Plenty of power, lots of features

Chris Q., Newegg
17 October 2013
  • Summary: This replaces an inexpensive HTIB I was using to drive my bookshelf speakers and subwoofer so of course it’s a huge upgrade. The speakers sounded fine but I discovered that the HTIB has a fixed crossover at about 100-120Hz (much higher than the 75Hz my subwoofer could reach) and also rolled off bass below ~35Hz (higher than my subs 25Hz range) so now I’m getting all the bass I’m entitled to.
  • Pros: Power rated at 110W with honest specs (2 channels driven, 20-20 0.06% THD, 8Ω), rated for 4Ω speakers, phono input, YPAO with multi-measure, 7-band manual parametric equalizer to tweak YPAO settings, can browse iPod via receiver remote or directly, network audio is convenient (Net Radio, SiriusXM, Pandora), preamp outputs, bi-amp capable. “Learning” remote handy to control disc player and TV.
  • Cons: No major cons. Only one crossover setting for sub whereas other receivers have a crossover setting for each set of speakers (fronts, surrounds, center, etc.) which is useful if you have different non-full-range speakers. I’d also like finer increments for the crossover settings—it skips from 60 to 80Hz but I want 70. Another entry-level receiver allows 10Hz increments from 40-200Hz. It runs warm compared to the HTIB it replaced. This unit like many receivers with 2 su...
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Overall 8

Yamaha has upgraded to 1030

Richard M., Newegg
10 June 2013
  • Pros: Being able to control with your smart phone Apple or Android is great. This receiver is powerful it blew my woofer when I was playing the 1812 overture. Great sound and network connectivity.
  • Cons: This model has been replaced by the RX-A1030 which has a improved DAC. It is the same price so get the new one.
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