Summary: I purchased this product to upgrade from my existing Yamaha RX-V1600. Although I am still working my way through all the functions on the RX-A3030, It is everything I was looking for in a receiver. Once it was easily hooked to my home theater system, I immediately noticed the widening, spaceous, depth in the sound. "you will not need to crank this baby up to start enjoying the sound." The picture is also great. Everything plays in 1080p, even the commercials.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good looks, Great Sound Quality, Lots Of Power, Solid
Summary: One of the best AVR on the market. The build quality the sound and video quality are as perfect as possible. Worth every penny. In US this receiver sells at half price if you compare it with New Zealand. My AVR drives 2 Polk RTI A7 and centre channel Polk CSI a6 for surrounds 6 kef eggs and sub Kef Cube 2 with great detail and an impeccable sound quality.
Summary: Small cabinet owners check your measurements and shelf weight capacities cause this thing is huge and heavy. Its taller and deeper than my old receiver by a large margin and weighs roughly twice as much. It has just about every input you can think of and I've filled nearly all of them. The multiple zone support is awesome. You get the main zone and 3 others.
Summary: This is a great receiver...very impressed. I'm running it in 11.2 mode (with an external stereo power amp since it only has 9 channels of amplification). Performed the YPAO setup (angle too) and it was 99% good (the subs were set up a little on the weak side on initial setup). Amazing tech! I'm not much for Digital Signal Processing and I usually turn it off in favor of what the sound engineer intended/direct mode but Yamaha hit a home run with this one.
Summary: I'm missing suggestions from producer on subject how /what type of speakers or els, should you buy in parallel dynamics , when you are buying RX A3030.. To my mind big loss for Yamaha advertisement and production of profits flow Fantastic peace of equipment If you are audiofile YOU will be definitely and indefinitely Happy !
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Slimer Desine, Slimer Dizine Compere Rx9
Cons: I Could Not Buit At Home, Nonehaving Plesure2have, None I Love It
Summary: Very easy to setup. Remote control buttons are difficult to read as others comment when not backlit. Yamaha dynamic range control, dialog lift and DSP make listening a joy. Sound quality better in my opinion than THX class D receiver I previously owned. Hoping to get a nice long life out of this and decided to pay little extra for better Sabre32 DAC.