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The "Official" Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A730 & RX-A830 Thread

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Thread Starter 
Hello All,

Any Yamaha "AVENTAGE" RX-A730 or RX-A830 owner out there?smile.gif
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The RX-A830
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rear of the RX-A830
post #4 of 139
I got an 830 for $649!

I am powering the L/C/R with Marantz monoblocks.

It sounds insane for both 2 channel and movies.

Insane!!!

H
post #5 of 139
Thread Starter 
I agree hman 1.

i'm trying to sell my emotive umc-200 to get another Yamaha rx-a830. currently i'm running energy rc-30's wilth a rotel 1075 amp. the rx-a830 is my processor!
post #6 of 139
Where did you find an 830 for that price?
post #7 of 139
Thread Starter 
hello all,

i need some help with airplay. i connected a samsung tablet to the server by can't play internet radio from tablet. sky.fm
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Originally Posted by donaldsonjune View Post

hello all,

i need some help with airplay. i connected a samsung tablet to the server by can't play internet radio from tablet. sky.fm

Airplay only works with Apple products.
post #9 of 139
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thanks kini62,

and i'm anti apple:)
post #10 of 139
Thread Starter 
hello all,

anyone tried using the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver ?
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Looking for some help. I am new in the home theater game and have done a good bit of research. I am considering the Yamaha A730 to run the following:

1) 5.1 home theater inside living room (using Energy Classic 5.1 speakers)

2) outdoor patio speakers (pair of Bose 151 outdoor speakers)

Does anyone have any experience with the multizone feature with the Yamaha? I want to make sure I have as much connectivity as possible and I don't want to have an additional amp. I will have the receiver connected to the network and would like to be able to control both zones independently via iPhone. I am unclear on how most receivers handle zone 2 outputs. I will use this zone (outdoor) exclusively for music, but need to make sure it runs Pandora, itunes, etc. I understand there are issues running digital sources to second zones in many receivers.

I think this receiver should meet all of my needs but need to make sure I am not overlooking any issues. Thanks!
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Thread Starter 
hello jbp15,

I have done the zone 2 thing yet. zone is awesome so far. my is only 3 weeks old.
post #13 of 139
AVScience now sells Yamaha AVRs so "call" for a quote on either the 730 or 830 if interested.
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Originally Posted by JPB15 View Post

Looking for some help. I am new in the home theater game and have done a good bit of research. I am considering the Yamaha A730 to run the following:

1) 5.1 home theater inside living room (using Energy Classic 5.1 speakers)

2) outdoor patio speakers (pair of Bose 151 outdoor speakers)

Does anyone have any experience with the multizone feature with the Yamaha? I want to make sure I have as much connectivity as possible and I don't want to have an additional amp. I will have the receiver connected to the network and would like to be able to control both zones independently via iPhone. I am unclear on how most receivers handle zone 2 outputs. I will use this zone (outdoor) exclusively for music, but need to make sure it runs Pandora, itunes, etc. I understand there are issues running digital sources to second zones in many receivers.

I think this receiver should meet all of my needs but need to make sure I am not overlooking any issues. Thanks![/quo

JPB, I have an A830, I think they both are pretty much the same, except not sure if the 730 has "party" mode, which allows all zones to play the same thing with one touch.
I have a tv in the main room with external speakers through my AVR and a pair of outside spkrs. The Yamaha app on my ipad and phone works extremely well. I believe that any digital source that is part of the receiver, like Pandora, Rhapsody, Net radio can be output to the 2nd zone (I have sent both Pandora and Net Radio programs to my zone 2 without any problem). Don't know about iTunes or things on a computer-I don't do that. I think when they say digital is not output to zone 2, only analog , they are referring to a digital source with an input connection to the AVR (like toslink or coax digital from a Dvd player). I can change the input of the main zone and zone 2 independently-meaning someone can watch tv in the main room and somebody else can listen to internet sources of music in the 2nd zone (you could also send the tv audio signal to the 2nd zone if you have an analog output from your cable or satellite box or tv ). I have done this and it works. The app, as I said works very well-prior to this I tried a Sonos connect amp , but had some volume matching issues-I am happier with the Yamaha and have more flexibility.
I have tried Airplay and it also works without a hitch, I was able to load other internet music sources ,which are not on the Yamaha ,onto the ipad and then stream them to the receiver. I did not try this to see if it works in zone 2, but I think it should.
I am no expert on this, and again I am talking about an RX-A 830.
Hope this helps
post #15 of 139
Couple questions...

1. I'm pretty sure I've done everything right, but a little confused about the text in the users manual. I'm trying to hook up my wii to the RX-A830, but the video is not coming through. I have tried using the standard RCA cables that come with the wii, as well as a set of rocketfish component video cables to the receiver. I get sound, but no video. The component cable is connected to AV1, and the rca audio is connected to audio1. I have set up the receiver through the menu system - on screen>input>av1>audio in>audio 1.

The manual says this "• The component video signals (other than 480i/576i signals) input to AV 1–2 jacks of the unit can be output from the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks only. To watch those videos, you need to connect your TV to the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks of the unit (p.25)." Is this why I get no video when connecting the wii?

2. Yamaha AV controller... The receiver is hard wired is this why my phone doesn't detect it?

Thanks in advance...
post #16 of 139
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Originally Posted by radar439 View Post

Couple questions...

1. I'm pretty sure I've done everything right, but a little confused about the text in the users manual. I'm trying to hook up my wii to the RX-A830, but the video is not coming through. I have tried using the standard RCA cables that come with the wii, as well as a set of rocketfish component video cables to the receiver. I get sound, but no video. The component cable is connected to AV1, and the rca audio is connected to audio1. I have set up the receiver through the menu system - on screen>input>av1>audio in>audio 1.

The manual says this "• The component video signals (other than 480i/576i signals) input to AV 1–2 jacks of the unit can be output from the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks only. To watch those videos, you need to connect your TV to the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks of the unit (p.25)." Is this why I get no video when connecting the wii?

2. Yamaha AV controller... The receiver is hard wired is this why my phone doesn't detect it?

Thanks in advance...

Ok, So I plugged the component video cables direct to the tv, and it display no prob, so it not an issue with the cables or wii unit. I also checked the resolution on the wii and it is set to 480p
post #17 of 139
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Originally Posted by radar439 View Post

Ok, So I plugged the component video cables direct to the tv, and it display no prob, so it not an issue with the cables or wii unit. I also checked the resolution on the wii and it is set to 480p

The A830 doesn't convert analog video to HDMI (except for 480i resolution), so you would have to add component cables from the receiver to the TV to see 480p from the Wii (see the table on page 123 of the A830 manual).

It's a pretty bad omission in recent models, but the A1030 and higher can do what you want.
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I wanted to buy the A830 today, and commented to the salesperson that it would be good to be able to play music off my Apple device wirelessly via AirPlay, upon which he said I need another module to be plugged into the receiver before it would work. I did not see any reference to another module in the quick scan of the manual - am I needing another module?
post #19 of 139
@Kirktsamage,

I called yamaha today, and the guy there was awesome! It was the Canadian support team out of Toronto. Anyway, the work around for this is to go into the wii settings, and reduce the resolution to 480i.

Thanks for your help!
post #20 of 139
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Originally Posted by xr3tf View Post

I wanted to buy the A830 today, and commented to the salesperson that it would be good to be able to play music off my Apple device wirelessly via AirPlay, upon which he said I need another module to be plugged into the receiver before it would work. I did not see any reference to another module in the quick scan of the manual - am I needing another module?

I recently purchased an 830 and can tell you that the sales person is WRONG. I have no additional modules and can send PANDORA and Songza music directly to the receiver. There is no reason to stream Pandora, since it is included in the receiver, but I downloaded Songza and stream this music service without any problem. The only negative thing about using Airplay that I have found is that you can only play that source, that is whatever you are streaming, goes to all zones.
post #21 of 139
Thank you for that. Pardon me being uninformed, but would I thus be able to control the amp with an iPhone and play music that is on iPad via amp as it comes out of the box without having to buy any other modules? I looked at YBA11 (bluetooth wireless adaptor) and YWA10 (wireless network adaptor) that they list as optional extras with the A830.

I have no need to connect to wifi network - simply want to be able to play music off iPadvia amp.
post #22 of 139
I am not sure about how things will work without an Internet connection, either wired or wireless. I will tell you what I can do with my 830, which is hard wired to net.
I can play Pandora, off the receivers net connection or streaming from my ipad, which is wirelessly connected. I can control the receiver via Yamahas app for ipad and iPhone. You can power on and off, choose which zones and the inputs. It has worked extremely well for me.
Good luck
post #23 of 139
Thread Starter 
hello all,

i brought an ipod touch for airplay and it sounds great. smooth jazz via sky.fm. anyone else doing internet radio?
post #24 of 139
Hi y'all,
I also have a RX-V867, both have a warning to not connect speakers to the receiver if you are using an external amp and I was wondering if anyone knew the rationale behind this prohibition?? It's a shame having a set of jumpered Pre-out/Main-in jacks has pretty much disappeared, along with the versatility you get with them. It's almost impossible to find just the pre-outs like these Yamahas have
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Its not a big deal but does anyone know if the volume level when changed, can be viewed on the TV? I use whs 2011/WMC for my music and movies and would like to see the change as I'm doing it. I had a demon 990 --oops a DENON 990 and just purchased a 830 and love it so far, but so far haven't found the way to view changes on screen as the denon had. Thanks!
post #26 of 139
Thread Starter 
mech,

I went from an amthem processor & rotel amp to this yamaha rx-a830 unit. I still use my rotel amp with the Yamaha. I couldn't you how it sounds using the Yamaha amp.
but love the Yamaha processing unit. I needed hdmi switching and the rotel unit is $2000.
post #27 of 139
Have you figured this out??

I am having exactly the same problem

Thanks
Dean
post #28 of 139
Just curious if anyone else was having issues with matching up speech to the video. I have been trying to get the two synched up and I am almost positive that the video is ahead of the speech. The lip sync function delays the speech but it does not speed up the speech. I called Yamaha and they suggested that I change the video from direct to processing to see if that delays the video.

Thanks, Bill
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I just purchased a A830.  Everything is up and running great accept for one annoying problem.  When I turn on the A830 and select HDMI 2 (HDMI connection from the cable box [motorola DCT-3416] to the A830 and then to the TV [Samsung UN65ES6550]) everything works well for 15 - 20 seconds.  Sound is perfect, picture looks great.  Then after the 15-20 seconds the A830 selects AV4 as the sound input.  The picture remains but there is no sound.  I do not have anything connected to the AV4 inputs.  If l then select HDMI 2 on the remote the sound is restored and the problem does not come back until I power down and then repower.  Not a big deal if I was using the yamaha remote for everything but I use a Harmony Smart Hub and I don't have a HDMI 2 button on this remote.  Does anyone have any advice on how to solve this problem?  Why is the receiver switching to a input device that was not selected?  Thanks!

post #30 of 139
Probably because of HDMI handshake issues. One way to solve this problem is to connect your set top cable TV box to the AVR using a digital optical or coaxial input to handle audio. You would still rely on HDMI for video. Then configure the AVR to use that digital audio input with the existing HDMI input when watching TV. You would effectively be using HDMI for video signal and extra optical or coaxial input for digital audio signal. The stability should improve greatly and you would lose nothing in terms of sound quality as the cable TV box cannot transmit new HD audio signals.
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