Summary: Fantastic receiver. I originally purchased the RX-A1040, but upon recommendation from both Yamaha and Klipsch, I returned it for the RX-A3020. The RX-A3020 has many of the features of the RX-A1040, but is rated at 150 WPC which is recommended to drive the Klipsch RF-82's.
Pros: Clean power, very little distortion, large variety of inputs.
Summary: This unit is a full step up from my previous Yamaha RX-V671 that worked great. More power 150w vs 95w, Airplay that works great & more solid unit. Kinda miss not having iPod Dock although Airplay makes it obsolete . Will be bi-amping my main speakers using the YAO mic to balance them all.
Summary: Overall the 3020 is a fantastic performer. I'm coming from a succession of mid to upper tier Onkyo Receiver/Amps which have, until recently, performed relatively well and offered excellent features for their cost. The last Onkyo died just outside of warranty so I was wanting to step up a level.
Pros: Clean sound and great power Easy access to multi zone music Tons of inputs and HDMI outputs (even to Zone2) Relatively easy configuration - menus are very intuitive Great flexibility
Cons: Remote can be somewhat clunky - for a unit at this level I'm thinking touch screen LCD is in order.
Summary: This is a great piece of equipment, with one glaring flaw. In its effort to make everything idiot-proof by automating simple functions, Yamaha, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to tell you how to utilize your 9 channels of power by giving you a choice of preset configurations.
Pros: build quality, video and audio quality
Cons: amp pre-configuration modes may not fit in with your system needs
Summary: I have 2 of these units, one feeding my Home Theatre Room and one (refurb) feeding my gym ( also used as spare in case main theatre breaks down). The home theatre unit is running 11.2 channels. I also have a Denon X4000 feeding my bedroom equipment. Sound quality is pretty good.
Pros: Good unit.
Cons: Rear wall channels not quite as clear as I'd like.
Summary: This is by far the nicest A/V receiver I've ever purchased, and would do so again in a heartbeat. It supplies effortless power and has dynamic range to match, with a plethora of real, useful features to make the experience more practical, approachable, and enjoyable no matter the content.
Pros: Power, thoughtful and quality connections, fantastic build quality, impressive technical features, plenty of built-in entertainment value and lots of room for future expansion and to stave off obsolescence. Great auto-tuning software and intuitive and powerful on-screen GUI, crazy customization a...
Cons: Not exactly cheap, but a great value nonetheless. No printed manual, two-tone remote is a bit unusual, no built-in WiFi, not so much a con but a challenge is the sheer size of the unit for many shelves or cabinets so plan ahead for adequate ventilation and remember it is DEEP especially with an a...
Summary: Crutchfield had the receiver marked down because it is discontinued. Great buy! This unit replaces an Onkyo TX-NR809 that succumbed to the reportedly common HDMI board failure six months out of warranty. My decision came down to this unit and the Denon 4520 and I could not pass up this bargain.
Pros: Feature laden, plenty of power to drive all of your speakers, plenty of inputs and outputs.
Summary: It's a lot nicer than the 2020, it have a tone of features and the clarity is a lot better than the onkyo . The only receiver that has better sound quality that it is that Marantz 7007. One of the things I like about the receiver is it does not run hot and it does well with different zones.
Pros: Nice sound quality, lots of features , very cool and different zones