Summary: I bought this because it was (1) on sale (2) multi-zone which I needed and (3) not overly powerful or packed with features because I don't need all that. In configuring the amp, you actually NEED to have it connected to a TV otherwise you cannot do the amp config setup procedure.
Pros: Multi-Zone Flexible Configuration Variety of Inputs Enough Power
Cons: Awkward Zone Controls Awkward Amp Configuration Control Price
Summary: Not worth the $800 I paid, let alone the list price that's almost twice as much.
Pros: Good sound, plenty of clean power for my application
Cons: The interface is too complex. Different processing schemes are too hard to keep switched off when switching around inputs and the receiver is far too complex and cumbersome to use even when you figure out how. Most of the "scenes" sound horrid and no one in their right mind would ever use the vas...
Pros: Got mine while it was on sale. Unbelievably good price! Easy setup. Love the sound quality; the Cinema DSP mode provides a great sound field for much of my TV watching. I still have a lot of exploring to do, but so far, I am totally happy. Just an outstanding product!
Pros: This Yamaha RX-A2030 AVR has almost everything you could ask for in terms of features (less wifi and bluetooth). I really do not need Dolby Atmos standard (additional speakers in the ceiling) – 5.1 to 7.2 is good enough for me. This way I saved $800 by buying RX-A2030 instead RX-A2040. So I was l...
Cons: lack of wifi and blusetooth - this can by fixed by buying these two adapters or using powerline Ethernet module.
I am totally happy with my purchase of the RX- A 2030
Robert E. Kirk, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: I am totally happy with my purchase of the RX- A 2030. I have the JBL L820 speakers paired with it in my living room and the sound is magnificent. On my porch I have the 6 inch Yamaha outdoor speakers and they sound great .
Coupled with a pair of JBL L890 the sound quality is almost unreal
Meng Qi, Amazon
14 March 2014
Summary: Note: actually I bought the A2010 which (as far as I can tell) is exactly the same as A2030. I have JBL L890 speakers and SVS PB-1000 subwoofer. I was looking for a refurbished receiver in the $600-700 range. First I bought an Onkyo NR-828 since I never had an Onkyo before.
Summary: I was in market for an AVR as I was upgrading my HT. After a long research I short listed Denon - AVR-X4000 (7 x 125 watts), Yamaha RX-A2030 and Pioneer Elite SC -75 (Both 9 channels) I chose it because of 140 wpc x 9 channels. I am using Zone 2 and 3 for Patio speakers.