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...
Excerpt: First let me tell you about the cons of this unit. As mentioned elsewhere the lack of a printed manual makes the set up more time consuming than necessary. Even carrying my laptop with me I finally had to give up and print several pages out to finish all configurationa.<br />Also, you can forget the ARC HDMI connection. It only works is you really want the TV sound running through the amp.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: This is my first Yamaha product and I must admit was a little leery about buy such an important component - the receiver. Wow Yamaha has made a believer out of me. I finally decided to update/upgrade from a workhorse Onkyo Integra Pro (this was made before Onkyo started building junk). So in my opinion the bar was set high. The Yamaha RX-A1020 has been a real eye opener. The unit is very well constructed- nice and solid steel.
Pros: Easy To Use, Low Power Consumption, Quality Construction, Quality Mounting Hardware, Sleek Design
Excerpt: The Denon receiver that I had for 12 years finally stopped working. I had a TV, Blu Ray, Tivo, Apple TV, CD player and turntable running through my receiver. In addition, I have both surround and rear surround speakers in addition to the right, left and center front speakers and the subwoofer. So replacing the receiver was a daunting undertaking.