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post #661 of 2317
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Originally Posted by sutton8 View Post

I had the same decision and went for the 2020. For the price difference there did not seem any point in the 30. I'm happy with the choice as well.

I guess the different DAC's could make a diference

Though for the record I recall seeing the same thing last year when the 2020 came out there were those that bought the 2010

I for one snagged an open box a2010 at magnolia for $499 7 months ago


Warren
post #662 of 2317
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

If you copy one of the 3 YPAO results (Front, Flat or Natural) to Manual, then you can check how all the PEQ filters are set (frequency, gain and Q factor).

To visualize the combined effect of all the filters set for a particular channel, you could use PEQedit (link). You'll have to enter the filter parameters manually though. It would be nice if PEQedit could read the filters directly from the receiver over the network, but it doesn't do that right now (I'll add that at some point). And you'll have to choose the RX-A3000 as the closest model, which should support the same PEQ filters as the CX-A5000.

Thanks for that. I will definitely check it out.

Cheers.
post #663 of 2317

Hi guys, I just got an RX-A3030, and I must say it's pretty awesome! I will write a little review later on, but I need to test it alittle bit more first. But I have a question: How do you crossover the subwoofers on the advantage series? I'm coming from the RX.V series, where there was a simple menu called: subwoofercrossover: 80Hz +/-

 

How do you do that in the RX-A series?

 

I have used the microphone and autosetup a few times, and the result is very good on the speakers, but not so good on the subwoofers. I want to tweak them a little. Any help/answers are appreciated. Thanks :)

post #664 of 2317
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Originally Posted by julianb View Post

Hi guys, I just got an RX-A3030, and I must say it's pretty awesome! I will write a little review later on, but I need to test it alittle bit more first. But I have a question: How do you crossover the subwoofers on the advantage series? I'm coming from the RX.V series, where there was a simple menu called: subwoofercrossover: 80Hz +/-

How do you do that in the RX-A series?

I have used the microphone and autosetup a few times, and the result is very good on the speakers, but not so good on the subwoofers. I want to tweak them a little. Any help/answers are appreciated. Thanks smile.gif

I have the CX-A5000 but I am guessing it is the same menu layout. You have to go into manual speaker setup. H/W the steps to follow:

Go into Setup
- scroll to Speakers and select it
- select Manual Setup
this will show you the current sizes/crossovers of the speakers; if not what you want then
- select Configuration
- select the speaker you wish to modify
- select small
this then prompts you to choose from the list of crossover frequencies.

hope this helps.

Cheers
Edited by TKO1 - 10/19/13 at 5:08am
post #665 of 2317
What are the wireless recommendations for the RX-A3030

I need comparisons between the Yamaha YWA-10 and the NETGEAR Universal N300 Wi-Fi to Ethernet Adapter (WNCE2001)


The Netgear is less expensive. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
post #666 of 2317
Just use the Netgear. No need to buy the Yamaha branded one.
post #667 of 2317
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Just use the Netgear. No need to buy the Yamaha branded one.

Great - Thanks!
post #668 of 2317
Hi all, I just set up my new RX-A2030.
Have run into a problem, I am getting intermittent HDMI video loss. I was running an RX-V1800 with no problems. I cannot change the Cable as it is built into the wall, nor can I change receiver location.
Will a hdmi signal booster help?
Thanks in advance
post #669 of 2317
Try turning off the video processor of the Yamaha. That may help your situation.
post #670 of 2317
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Try turning off the video processor of the Yamaha. That may help your situation.

Tried .....but did not work. Not sure what to do now. Would a booster work?
Do the new yammers put out less of a signal than the previous generations?
post #671 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

Tried .....but did not work. Not sure what to do now. Would a booster work?
Do the new yammers put out less of a signal than the previous generations?
Not likely its the cable but sometimes they can get damaged when you unhook and rehook them. Would it be possible to run a different one just to test?
Is the problem consistent with all sources?
post #672 of 2317
I have another cable running across the floor and it works.

On the in wall,what is weird, is that my xbox works without the dropping of signal. The cable, ps3 and separate blu ray all drop in and out
post #673 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

I have another cable running across the floor and it works.

On the in wall,what is weird, is that my xbox works without the dropping of signal. The cable, ps3 and separate blu ray all drop in and out
My first thought is that the xbox is not 1080. Problem with higher resolutions? Consider your hookups.
If the other cable works though then you know what you gotta do.
post #674 of 2317
Cables DO degrade with time. My 45ft HDMI run used to be able to pass 4:4:4 48 bit signal. After about 3000 hours, i can now only run 4:4:4 30 bit signal without flickering.
post #675 of 2317
Hi There!

I am the proud new owner of a 3030, upgrading from the RX-Z7 which was amazing. I am hoping unit will live up to it's billing as a suitable replacement.

I have plugged it in and run the YPAO and it's come back with a list of issues. Subwoofer wasn't plugged in, so fixed that.

I run Monitor RS6 5.1 speakers. The 2 Fronts are BiAmp'd. I couldn't find a 5.1 Bi-Amp setting so picked 7.1 Bi-Amp'd in the settings which I think is why the YPAO had a fit as the number of speakers isn't correct.

I have also been told (by a company trying to sell me a competing product, that the A3030 only outputs 65w per channel in 5.1 which will be a massive downgrade on my Z7. I hope this isn't the case, the monitors seem to need a bit of driving.

Would appreciate any assistance on offer.
post #676 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

Hi There!

I am the proud new owner of a 3030, upgrading from the RX-Z7 which was amazing. I am hoping unit will live up to it's billing as a suitable replacement.

I have plugged it in and run the YPAO and it's come back with a list of issues. Subwoofer wasn't plugged in, so fixed that.

I run Monitor RS6 5.1 speakers. The 2 Fronts are BiAmp'd. I couldn't find a 5.1 Bi-Amp setting so picked 7.1 Bi-Amp'd in the settings which I think is why the YPAO had a fit as the number of speakers isn't correct.

I have also been told (by a company trying to sell me a competing product, that the A3030 only outputs 65w per channel in 5.1 which will be a massive downgrade on my Z7. I hope this isn't the case, the monitors seem to need a bit of driving.

Would appreciate any assistance on offer.

When the YPAO does its initial sweep it will sense that you have 5.1 biamp so you choose the correct setting. All channels driven that power rating sounds about correct but should be plenty of power to drive those monitor audio speakers.
post #677 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

Hi There!

I am the proud new owner of a 3030, upgrading from the RX-Z7 which was amazing. I am hoping unit will live up to it's billing as a suitable replacement.

I have plugged it in and run the YPAO and it's come back with a list of issues. Subwoofer wasn't plugged in, so fixed that.

I run Monitor RS6 5.1 speakers. The 2 Fronts are BiAmp'd. I couldn't find a 5.1 Bi-Amp setting so picked 7.1 Bi-Amp'd in the settings which I think is why the YPAO had a fit as the number of speakers isn't correct.

I have also been told (by a company trying to sell me a competing product, that the A3030 only outputs 65w per channel in 5.1 which will be a massive downgrade on my Z7. I hope this isn't the case, the monitors seem to need a bit of driving.

Would appreciate any assistance on offer.
There is no benefit to biamping with your AVR. I wouldnt wire them that way. Youre only adding unecessary complexity and wasting speaker wire.
Power specs can be misleading if you dont compare them properly. The 3030 has just as much power as your RX-Z7. Even though the specs for your Z7 says 140x7 you were not getting 140 watts per channel with all channels driven.
post #678 of 2317
I think iam in the right place I have got a yahama rx a2030 checked for updates it says uptodate 1.25 but yamaha websites says latest firmware is 1.22 also when is spotify comming
post #679 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

Hi There!

I am the proud new owner of a 3030, upgrading from the RX-Z7 which was amazing. I am hoping unit will live up to it's billing as a suitable replacement.

I have plugged it in and run the YPAO and it's come back with a list of issues. Subwoofer wasn't plugged in, so fixed that.

I run Monitor RS6 5.1 speakers. The 2 Fronts are BiAmp'd. I couldn't find a 5.1 Bi-Amp setting so picked 7.1 Bi-Amp'd in the settings which I think is why the YPAO had a fit as the number of speakers isn't correct.

I have also been told (by a company trying to sell me a competing product, that the A3030 only outputs 65w per channel in 5.1 which will be a massive downgrade on my Z7. I hope this isn't the case, the monitors seem to need a bit of driving.

Would appreciate any assistance on offer.
Add this:
http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpa-5
And NEVER feel like you're EVER underpowered again!
(And if you're driving more than a 5 channel system, use the AVR's amps to drive the 'extras'...).
Its true that even though the '3030 will put out in excess of 150w/channel with 2 channels driven, but when simultaneously driving 5 channels I doubt that it will even reach 65w/channel x 5...or 45w/channel x 7...
Trust me, the external amp addition will make a BIG improvement! tongue.gif
post #680 of 2317
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by huntix View Post

I think iam in the right place I have got a yahama rx a2030 checked for updates it says uptodate 1.25 but yamaha websites says latest firmware is 1.22 also when is spotify comming

Update to 1.25 and there ya go. smile.gif
post #681 of 2317

I ordered the RX-A3030 as a replacement for my old RX-V3900 last week. I am curious if the 1.25 firmware is Spotify Connect enabled? 

post #682 of 2317
Guys I'm having a hard time making a decision and would appreciate some input. My house got hit by lighting and it basically fried my electronics. Having said that, I'm contemplating my replacements and considering at this point the Yamaha CX-A5000 or the Marantz AV8801. I generated this thread and would appreciate any feedback (positive or negative) on owners experiences. Thanks for your time making comments! smile.gif
post #683 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

Add this:
http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpa-5
And NEVER feel like you're EVER underpowered again!
(And if you're driving more than a 5 channel system, use the AVR's amps to drive the 'extras'...).
Its true that even though the '3030 will put out in excess of 150w/channel with 2 channels driven, but when simultaneously driving 5 channels I doubt that it will even reach 65w/channel x 5...or 45w/channel x 7...
Trust me, the external amp addition will make a BIG improvement! tongue.gif

We don't get that brand in NZ easily and it's very expensive.. I never felt my Z7 was underpowered, but I must admit my initial reactions to the A3030 was I had to make the volume louder to get the same amount of sound and it lacks a little punch though I am happy to consider it bias on the punch, it's just a feeling.

Is the volume range on the Z7 > A3030 different? Usually I would expect -30 to be very loud, but at -20 I wasn't too blown away...
post #684 of 2317
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Cables DO degrade with time. My 45ft HDMI run used to be able to pass 4:4:4 48 bit signal. After about 3000 hours, i can now only run 4:4:4 30 bit signal without flickering.
But how does this explain a stable xbox connection? All of the cables between devices, except AVR to TV are new
post #685 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

...Is the volume range on the Z7 > A3030 different? Usually I would expect -30 to be very loud, but at -20 I wasn't too blown away...

The volume range on the Z7 and A3030 is the same, and I'm sure they have basically the same power. Don't be mislead by the volume readout on the front panel, it's just a number. Remember that a difference of 10dB is a difference of 10x in power, so it means nothing if you need to use -20dB on the 3030 vs -30dB on the Z7 (there's no way it has 10x less power, e.g. 10W vs 100W).

You only find out how much power you really have when you turn it up until it runs out of steam and you start hearing distortion (but you risk damaging your speakers if you try that).
post #686 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post


I have also been told (by a company trying to sell me a competing product, that the A3030 only outputs 65w per channel in 5.1 which will be a massive downgrade on my Z7. I hope this isn't the case, the monitors seem to need a bit of driving.

Would appreciate any assistance on offer.

RX-Z7 is just as bad if not worse. Check out the lab result:

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/yamaha-rx-z7-av-receiver-ht-labs-measures
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Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 63.0 watts
1% distortion at 66.3 watts

Seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 47.1 watts
1% distortion at 54.5 watts
post #687 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

We don't get that brand in NZ easily and it's very expensive.. I never felt my Z7 was underpowered, but I must admit my initial reactions to the A3030 was I had to make the volume louder to get the same amount of sound and it lacks a little punch though I am happy to consider it bias on the punch, it's just a feeling.

Is the volume range on the Z7 > A3030 different? Usually I would expect -30 to be very loud, but at -20 I wasn't too blown away...
networkn, check out the 'Emotiva Lounge' (the Emotiva owner's forum), as there are some fellow New Zealanders there who might be able to advise you on how they got theirs, and their experiences with the equipment, customs, pricing, etc.
Adding an external amp will open up your speakers as you've never heard them before - especially with dynamics and unlimited headroom.
Yamaha makes nice AVRs - that can stand in as terrific surround processors when paired with a powerful external amp like that.
post #688 of 2317
A Parasound A31 would also make a great addition, leaving the AVR to power the other channels. What speakers do you have?
post #689 of 2317
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

We don't get that brand in NZ easily and it's very expensive.. I never felt my Z7 was underpowered, but I must admit my initial reactions to the A3030 was I had to make the volume louder to get the same amount of sound and it lacks a little punch though I am happy to consider it bias on the punch, it's just a feeling.

Is the volume range on the Z7 > A3030 different? Usually I would expect -30 to be very loud, but at -20 I wasn't too blown away...

If you still have the Z7 and don't have a better use for it, consider using it to power your L&R or LCR and use the 3030 for the rest. I have a 3020 that replaced a RXV 2700. The 2700 powers my L&R with the 3020 powering the remainder of a 9.2 setup. Can't say I notice much of a difference because I never raise volume levels to the point of distortion.
post #690 of 2317
Does HDMI voltage out vary between brands/models?
Can the voltage out be changed in the RS-232
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