Soon to be an A3060 owner, purchased one which in in shipping.. It will be replacing an older Pioneer Elite SC-37. Or it will replace the Pioneer if the sound quality is at least as good, need the higher performance HDMI inputs to avoid dual HDMI cables from my Oppo 203. I thought about an A3070 for the maybe improved DACs, but the 70 series seems to have dropped a composite video output, which I need for some heritage components. Initially, the AVR will be used in a 5.1 configuration with a most listening in 2-channel stereo.
Can the optical and coax audio inputs be assigned to any input group or are they dedicated to the Audio1-3 and AV1-3 inputs? I looked through the manual posted online but could not find anything. If anyone knows where it is in the manual, let me know what pages to look at.
I am also interested in opinions of the internal FM/AM tuner and Phono stage. The SC-37 does not have particularly good ones, using a Denon TU-1500 and U-Turn Pluto external units, and hope that I can free up some rack and clutter by using the ones in the A3060. I do not have high hopes for the tuner, but think Yamaha would put some extra quality parts into a phono stage in their flagship AVR.