Originally Posted by Bond 007
Still got my 2030.
Originally Posted by Timothy1180
Your Yamaha 2030 is a nice avr. Probably should of bought it instead of this denon 4200. Still would be working.
As some may recall, I have used Yamaha receivers for nearly 15 years. The most recent one is and RX-A3060, which I got last summer. As is the case with all receivers, the ones made by Yamaha aren’t perfect. That said, the three I have had, the first an RX-V2400 and the second a 3900, have all worked commendably. I had the 2400 for six years, and the 3900 for seven. The 3900 is still in daily service at my daughter and son in law's house.
YPAO works reliably, particularly on my 3060. It’s not perfect though. It doesn’t do much with subwoofers beyond setting distances. For reliable level matching and leveling out spikes and nulls, you still need a UMIK-1 or equivalent and REW. So what, though? Those of us who care enough about getting the very best reproduction of the LFE portions of movie soundtracks and clearly hear the low end of recorded music to buy high end subwoofers are not going to blink at buying a sensitive mic and climbing REW’s not insignificant learning curve.
The bottom line for me is that thanks to my dual Rythmik FV18s, YPAO, and REW, the movies I play in my home theater sound the best they ever have, by far.