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9.4 out of 10

Yamaha RX-A1030

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Overall 10
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Fantastic sound in stereo or surround

Steve C, Yamaha
22 October 2014
  • Summary: Having come from 2 Sony receivers, the improvement in sound quality, sound stage, noise floor and detail (with the same set of speakers and external power amplifier) is incredibly impressive. I do not use the internal amplifier (Emotiva XPA-3) to drive VAF Research DC-X35 fronts and VAF Research DC-6 centre speakers - plus a VAF Research Platform subwoofer (internal amplifier). Setup was simple and effective.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

I love it

Kevin Latimer, Amazon
9 September 2014
Overall 10
10

Nice Upgrade from RX-V657

Yamaha Addict, Yamaha
8 June 2014
  • Summary: The RX-A1030 is definitely a step up feature-wise from my RX-V657 which had no HDMI I/O capabilities. My 10 yr. old DLP rear-projection TV died, so I had to replace it with a new LED TV which of course only possesses HDMI I/O. A new A/V receiver was needed, and Yamaha has been my go-to brand for over 30 years. The RX-A1030 doesn't disappoint! I have it set up with satellite TV, 3-D Blu-Ray, and OTA broadcast TV with FM antennas.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Runs Hot
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Overall 10
10

Excellent piece of equipment

Dr.J, Yamaha
19 April 2014
  • Summary: I love everything about this unit. Good power output, easy setup, and great sound. The only con is the remote. For a thousand dollar (plus) system, the remote feels small, cheap, and plasticky. I feel like my Apple TV remote is of better build quality. And that was only a hundred bucks. I've ditched the remote for a Logitech Harmony One, and it is much more intuitive than the original remote.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control
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Overall 10
10

Really enjoying the Yamaha rx-a1030

TJ, Yamaha
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this receiver to use for music and movies and it balances both well. Really easy to set up, very easy to understand, lots of fun to use. My girlfriend hated me buying this and last night had to admit how much better watching a movie was with fantastic sound.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, Lots Of Av Connections, Love The Front Panel And
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Overall 10
10

Used as 5.1

JD, Yamaha
31 January 2014
  • Summary: Really like this receiver. I am using Polk RTI A9's, CSI A6, FXI A6's, and DSWPRO 550wi. My setup is very power hungry and I was worried about the power output of the a1030 not being enough for my speakers, but it turns out there wasn't anything to worry about. In a 12x14 room it plays very loud with no clipping when you crank it. I live in an apartment so I usually stay at medium volume most of the time.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control
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Overall 10
10

Great Home Theater Engine

nathj, Yamaha
23 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great receiver. It is replacing a Yamaha RX-Z1 which lacked HDMI. Very easy to set up and loaded with features. My only negative is the remote which is not backlit & buttons are too small. IPAD app is nice, but the unit's own remote should be better for a receiver in this price range. Easily drives 4 Definitive Tech Towers as part of a 6.1 surround system. Among favorite features are Airplay, DLNA server, & NET radio.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

Great multizone receiver.

JR, Yamaha
12 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great receiver. It is an upgrade from a 15+ year old Yamaha rxv 900 series that was a first generation digital receiver that technology had passed by. The setup was relatively easy. Only problem was I did not realize that the HDMI inputs do not out put to zone 2 except for the dedicated zone 2 HDMI. The first things I set up were blue ray and sat TV to HDMI, so spent a few frustrating hours trying to figure out why zone 2 did not work.
  • Pros: Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, I Pad Interfac, Love The 2 Zone Capabilit
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Overall 10
10

Met every expectation

kbost, Yamaha
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Use for home theater, music, and to power speakers out by pool. Great power than previously owned Denon especially to second zone.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

Great Value w/features

DVD Collector, Yamaha
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Replaced a older Yamaha RXV635. Wanted switchable latest HDMI I/O w/pre-amp outputs. Familiar great sound fields plus HDradio as a plus. FM antenna works but does not pick up all that well, my office boombox picks up better with its antenna. Guess I will get big antenna in Attic and run wire down wall to receiver as I want to receive all the HDFM stations available in my area. DTS encoder is a plus feature as is the network ability for music server.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
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