Summary: Receiver is great but I could never clone the front speakers to the kitchen using a separate amp. Main pre-amp outputs worked with only certain inputs and delay between amps was not compensable using receiver delay. Was attempting to emulate A/B speaker function of old Yamaha receiver.
Pros: Automatic Speaker Cal, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, High quality
Summary: This receiver replaces an older Pioneer Elite model that lacked ARC and could not pass 3D etc. I use this receiver for home theater and music. The stability and clarity of dialog from the center channel is very impressive as are the other 5.1 channels.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Ipad And Win Phone Apps
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 .
Summary: Replaced a 15-year old receiver that was still going strong, just outdated.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.
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.
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.
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.