Receivers

Yamaha RX-A2000 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Introduction to the Yamaha RX-A2000 7.1 A/V Receiver

I've been using a Yamaha receiver in my home theater for well over a decade. The fact that I've been happy with the sound from this receiver for so long though, speaks volumes for the quality Yamaha built into their receivers back then. A while back I had the opportunity to review one of Yamaha's entry-level receivers, the RX-V665. While the feature-set was impressive for the price, the overall sound and build quality was about what one would expect from a low-priced receiver, namely, sort-of-OK. This trend toward features at the expense of quality has been increasing, even among the best receiver manufacturers. Last year, Yamaha announced an all-new line of receivers dubbed "Aventage" that would buck that trend with a no-holds-barred emphasis on sound quality. Recently I had the chance to review the second-from-the-top of the Aventage line, the RX-A2000. Given my history with Yamaha receivers and the hype surrounding this all-new line from Yamaha, I was excited to try out the A2000 to see if it lived up the hype and the heritage.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.1 A/V Reciever
  • Power Output: 130 WPC x 7, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, into 8 Ohms
  • THD+N: 0.06% at Full Output, All Channels Driven
  • Video Connections: HDMI 1.4a (7 rear in, 1 front in, 2 out, Zone B Capable), Component (4 in, 1 out), Composite, S-Video (Shared, 5 in, 1 out)
  • Audio Connections: RCA Stereo (5 in, 1 out), Optical (4 in, 1 out), Coaxial Digital (3 in, 0 out), 7.1 Multi-channel (1 in, 1 pre-out all channels)
  • Optional: iPod, Sirius Satellite Radio, Bluetooth
  • Other Connections: Ethernet (Internet Radio, Sirius Internet Radio, DLNA 1.5, Firmware), 12V triggers (2), USB, RS-232, IR (2 in, 2 out), 2nd & 3rd Zone (HDMI Video, Stereo Audio), Headphone Jack (6.3mm)
  • Dimensions: 7.1" H x 17.1" W x 16.9" D
  • Weight: 41.9 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1499.95 USA
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