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Yamaha RX-A3060 AV Receiver + MusicCast

 

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Yamaha RX-A3060 is 9 channel premium level Aventage Network AV Receiver supporting ethernet, Wi-Fi and MusicCast for Multiroom audio.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years (3 Years on registration)
Brand Yamaha Audio
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

Amplifier Section
Channel: 9.2
Rated Output: (1kHz) 230W (4Ω, 0.9%)
Rated Output: (20Hz-20kHz) 150W (8Ω, 0.06%)
Max Output: (1kHz, 1ch) 230W (8Ω, 10% THD)
Power/Channel: (8/6/4/2Ω) 175/220/295/410W

 

Surround Sound Processing
Cinema DSP: HD3
DSP Programs: 24
Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
Virtual Surround Back: Yes
Dialogue Lift: Yes
DSP: Virtual Cinema Front
Dolby: Atmos, TrueHD, Digital+, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: X, HD Master Audio

 

Audio Features
Pure Direct: Video on mode
Compressed Music: Yes
High-res Music Enhancer: Yes
YPAO Multipoint: R.S.C
YPAO Volume: Yes
Dynamic Range Control: Adaptive
Volume Setting: Initial + Max
A.R.T Wedge: Yes
Amplifier: Bi-amp capability
Audio Delay: 0-500 ms
DAC: 192kHz/24bit ESS SABRE32 Ultra

 

Video Features
Passthrough: 4K 60p 4:4:4
HDMI: 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return: Yes
Upscale: Analog-HDMI / HDMI-HDMI
Video adjustment: Yes
Deep Color/x.v.Color: 24Hz
Refresh Rate/Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

 

Connectivity
HDMI: 8 (HDMI1-7) / 2 (HDCP 2.2)
HDMI CEC: SCENE, Device Control
USB: Memory, PAP
Network Port: Yes
WiFi/Airplay: Wireless Direct
Bluetooth: SBC/AAC
Front: HDMI/ USB/ Analog/ Composite
Digital In: 3 x Optical, 3 x Coaxial
Analog In/Out: 9 (Front 1)/ 0
Phono Input: Yes
Component Vid: 3 In/ 1 out
Composite Video: 5 (1 front)/ 1
Preout: 11.2-channel
Headphone Output: 1

 

User Interface
On-screen Display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
iPhone/Android app, Tablet, web browser
Remote Control: Yes (Preset)


Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio: Preout / HDMI
Zone 3 Audio Output: Preout
Zone 4 Audio Output: HDMI
Powered Zone: Zone 2/3
Zone Vid: HDMI / Component / Composite
Zone HDMI: Advanced HDMI Zone Switching
Zone B Output: HDMI
Zone GUI: Yes
RS-232C Interface: Yes
+12V Trigger Output: 2
Remote (IR) In/Out: 1 / 1
Party Mode: Yes

 

General
Standby Power Consumption: ≤0.1W
Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 192 x 474mm
Weight: 19.6 Kg

Product Description

Yamaha RX-A3060 is the highest performance Aventage AV receiver supporting MusicCast, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X playback with Cinema DSP HD3. It offers 11.2 channel expandability, YPAO, super-high quality ESS DAC and Zone 2/3 audio processing.

Speaker Format

This AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-X playback with Cinema DSP HD3, taking the surround sound experience to new heights. The revamped Cinema DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and three sets of high performance processors. This maximises theatre sound effects, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence and no feeling of boundaries. Yamaha provide multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of Cinema DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.

Technologies

The Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the centre of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers. The interior of the receiver is reinforced with cross members in an H shape to provide an extremely rigid and stable frame. This reduces chassis vibration to virtually zero even during high volume output (seemingly minor vibrations can affect the sound), maintaining the highest audio quality.

This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximises channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage.

Aluminium Front

All of the Aventage components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminium front panel and silky touch volume / selector knobs. The aluminium front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
Sound Tuning

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For an Aventage model, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound. An ultra-high performance ESS Technology 192 kHz / 32-bit ES9016 DAC produces an unsurpassed sound stage with up to 124 dB dynamic range, super low distortion and noise level. High-quality ESS ES9006 DACs power the presence channels. This AV receiver’s sound reproduction is for the most discriminating of listeners.

MusicCast

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc player connected to the RX-A3060. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Bluetooth

This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback. The RX-A3060 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A3060 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

4K Ultra HD

This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

21:9 Aspect Ratio

The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.

Built In Wi-Fi 

Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app. Hi-bit high-sampling extension up to 96 kHz / 24-bit can be applied to lossless 44.1 / 48 kHz content such as from a CD (2-channel PCM) or a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content.

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora, JUKE, Napster, Rhapsody, SiriusXM or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

AV Controller App

This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

DSP Parameter

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced.

Total Purity Concept

Total Purity Concept encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification and anti-vibration technology. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimise distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analogue circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Optimised Video

Yamaha’s high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content.

YPAO Sound

YPAO R.S.C. analyses the room acoustics and performs speaker angle measurements, then calibrates all of the audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any listening position. It employs R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound. YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimisation that maximises the 3D sound field effectiveness of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 64-bit precision EQ calculation achieves the most natural room acoustics possible. Additionally, DSP Effect Normalisation adjusts the room acoustics according to the reflected sounds of each CINEMA DSP programme.

Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment.

Virtual Presence

The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy Cinema DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function.

The Virtual CIinema Front feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localisation. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound.

Rich Bass & Sub Trim

Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer.

The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Zone Extra Bass

Use the Extra Bass feature to amplify bass tones, not just in your main room but also on systems in other rooms (Zones 2 and 3). Even with compact or in-wall speakers which typically lack bass, you’ll hear all your sources with powerful bass sound. Automatically adjusts bass and treble balance to match the volume on systems in other rooms (Zone 2 and 3).

Advanced HDMI

While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programmes to the main and second zones, Yamaha’s Advanced HDMI Zone Switching adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in either zone. An on-screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy from the second zone no matter what is being played in the main zone.

Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 9.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 9.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 7.1 channels of power. Similarly, when Cinema DSP HD3 is on, the two Rear Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When Cinema DSP HD3 is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver, one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.

Press Reviews

  • 'The RX-A3060 is a seriously talented AV receiver with a premium price and the performance to match... Breathtaking dynamics, powerful, controlled sound, excellent detail and immersive soundfield, solid build, decent control app.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine August 2016)

  • 'Yamaha’s Aventage AV receivers are billed as the high-performance members of the family and their premium status is evident straight out of the box. Free the Yamaha RX-A3060 from its polystyrene shackles and the amp’s 18kg body gives you a decent workout – the amp’s chassis, legs and frame have been strengthened... The look and the feel of the Yamaha RX-A3060 are all befitting a higher class of amp too. The smooth, clean lines of the Yamaha’s aluminium front panel give it a graceful, but not too industrial, look.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine August 2016)

  • 'The RX-A3060 is a wonderfully talented amp and even during the brief 20th Century Fox opening sequence it manages to give you a small taste of its dynamic prowess... Thanks to the Yamaha’s dynamism and control, it manages to balance it all perfectly. The quiet moments have just as much impact as the earth-shattering explosion... The Yamaha captures the emotion and detail in voices extremely well.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine August 2016)

  • 'There’s no shortage of budget home cinema amps on the market, but if you want to go up a level or three, and if your speaker package is up to the job, it’s easy to make a case for the Yamaha RX-A3060.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine August 2016)

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