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 . I probably will never use all of the features on the beautiful machine but it seems pretty much future proof for me. The 150 watts make my cds sound better than I've ever heard them.
Summary: Replaced a 15-year old receiver that was still going strong, just outdated. This is my first Yamaha product, so there was a bit of a learning curve once I had everything connected. Like learning another language, but within a few days, I had it all sorted out. No comparison. I would have purchased the new RX-A2040, as they retail for the same price, but I found a great deal on an open-box RX-A2030 that made it too hard to pass up.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: This receiver replaces a recently purchased Yamaha RX-V675 which I was absolutely thrilled with (see my review). That had replaced a 20 year old Yamaha receiver that was still working flawlessly, but had no HDMI connectors. Then I purchased a new 4K UHDTV with a One Connect Box to prevent technology from overtaking it, so I decided to take the plunge and further upgrade my Yamaha receiver to one with 4K compatibility.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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. It was a huge disappointment. Wattage was overrated and the sound lacked details. It sounded as if details were meshed together and some frequencies were missing. I returned it. Got the Yamaha today.
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. I wont go into all the details but here is the summary + Excellent feature set and great sound quality + Amazing streaming features including streaming from network, Airplay, Pandora, Spotify Connect...
Summary: This replaced my Onkyo TX-NR906. This is my first Yamaha. I was disapointed that no written manual came with the unit! It appears you can't purchase one either. The Quick guide is useless. I still haven't gotten the remote to program. Will take back to dealer and see if remote is programable. The Yamaha controller App is great.
Pros: Av Controller App, Great Sound Quality
Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Difficult To Set Up, No written manual, Worst Remote