Nope, these speaker absolutely will not work with the Yamaha RX-A3010 UNLESS you add more equipment, that being an additional amp. So why bother with the RX-A3010 in the first place, just get a RX-A810 or RX-A1010 if you're not going to use the receivers amps or just get a preamp and avoid getting a receiver at all. These speakers will not work with the Yamaha RX-A3010 alone.
They do not have 5.25" speakers, they have 4.5" speakers and there are 9 of them
I've heard these speakers without the active EQ and they have no top end or low end. They are full range drivers, not a woofer or tweeter. You have to EQ the crap out of them to get lower bass, but with distortion, and the extreme highs can't even be acheived because the size of the driver. They sound alright once EQed but then you're listening to the EQ, not the speakers.
Hum call Bose??
Of course they'll say, these are the greatest. Bose is a dirty word in the world of audiophiles and even enthusiasts, but they do some pretty cool things within their design parameter as using bass tuning in their cabinets to make a small speaker sound much much larger even if it's very inaccurate with terrible imaging. They also get you that live sound of room reflections which is great if you wanted reflected, distorted sound to make things sound live, even when their not. Most speaker makers and electronics try to correct and alleviate room reflections to get a more accurate sound.
EQs destroy the phasing of the signals that matrix decoding uses. That's why all HOME THEATER RECEIVERS state not to use them and actually deleted their tape monitor loop. If you want that feature, stick to a stereo receiver.
I have nothing against Bose when used within their design. They are a stereo speaker only catering to the crowd that doensn't want distortion free, accurate frequency response with accurate imaging. They are for the crowd who wants little tiny speakers to sound BIG or they are for the customer who loves LIVE music and wants all of the audio to sound LIVE. That's their market.
For musical reproduction and home theater surround, there are many more speakers that sound better for a lot less money UNLESS you are one who wants little tiny speakers or reflective speakers.
I had direct radiating Bose and in fact my parents still use them and they are close to 15 years old. They are not reflecting and have a 10" woofer and a 2.5" or 3" tweeter. They sound OK and produce true 40Hz tones that most Bose will not, but the tweeter is strained since they do not use dome tweeters. The large woofer also doesn't not produce some upper frequencies very accurate as there's a hole.
I upgraded to Infinity speakers to get a more accurate sound and boy did I. I did have to buy a subwoofer though.
So while I'm not a Bose fan, let's be real. There is so many better speakers out there than these 901s. I couldn't even believe they're still being made. They're such an old design but then again Bose doesn't have any new designs in the last couple of decades.
As for a troll, the poster with a 1 count is usually the troll who is just trying to find that perfect forum and thread.