Summary: i have a 2020 . the 3020 has different dacs ans a couple different things. to me I have listened to the 3020 I personly couldent hear no difference. as far as the sound fields go something dosent sound right to me . sounds like your missing something in the set up?. yes some sound different but not to the point that they sound like in a cave or tunnel. I run definitive technogly 8040s fronts rears center hights ect .
Summary: Supplier did not have the 3020 and after waiting for two weeks and going through amazon I found out. Btw I found out by tracking down the supplier. I ended up upgrading to the 3030 for a few more dollars. The vendor was responsive and took care of the issue.
Summary: I've been buying yamaha surround receivers since the early 90's and have found that if you stick to the flagship model you won't be disappointed. plenty of power and great sound and this model doesn't disappoint, i use it with definitive technology speakers,bp7001sc fronts,clr3000 center,bpvx/p surrounds,bpx rear surround,bp2x front presence.all i can say is wow, sounds that good. does everything you'd possibly want in a receiver and sounds great doing it.
Summary: I use my 3020 every day and I love it. As good as this A/V receiver is, it could easiy have been even better.I didn't rate it 5 stars for several reasons. 1. The only USB input is in the front behind the door which for me is not ideal. Since I leave my ipod conected all the time I have to always leave the door open and theres alway a wire hanhing out. It's nice that it's there but there should also be at least one more on the rear panel. 2.
Summary: DAMN! Are you serious? Yamaha has built one of the best amplifier/receiver ever! The sound quality, the design, the audio sound fields, simply untouchable. My friends come over to the house, and come into the "man cave".... When they do, they are blown away! I recently used the movie "Aliens" to give them an example of what the 3020 can do. They were blown away!
Summary: This receiver is nice, good power and good sound. Very weak remote and whenever you use sound fields like "Spectacle" I have to question. The remote with this unit sucks so you have to get a Harmony or other universal remote to make it work well. The sound of this in direct mode is good but the sound fields all sound like you are at the end of a tube. Kind of disturbing.
Summary: I purchased this AV receiver to replace my 13-yr old former flagship Yamaha RX-V1 receiver after the center channel amplifier went out on me. In short, this is a very good receiver in terms of raw sound quality, but nowhere near the raw sound quality the former Yamaha flagship receivers.
Summary: There are more than enough superlatives in the other 5-Star reviews. However, some reviews of Yamaha audio tonality characterize them as "hot" or sizzling. Personally, with exceptional hearing response for someone of my age, I find the return of the high frequencies and transients, largely forgotten in the world of DTS Sub-Woofer madness, very refreshing.
Summary: Running full 9.2 surround, Tweaked the auto configuration a little after referencing a few movies. I really like that the receiver is easy to use and fairly intuitive! Not to mention the sound and separation is incredible.