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Yamaha RX-A1020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Yamaha RX-A1020. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-A1020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Yamaha RX-A1020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Reviews about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV ReceiverYamaha RX-A1020 7.2-Channel Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Yamaha Aventage RX-A720, RX-A820, RX-A1020 Receiver Preview


The Aventage line from Yamaha has been popular since it was introduced and there is little to complain about with the new RX-A720, RX-A820, and RX-A1020 receivers.

We like this new trend in receivers. Rather than doling out features as the price going up, we are seeing features hitting lower price points and the number and types of connections increasing with price. The Aventage line from Yamaha has been popular...

Jun, 2012

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Yamaha RX-A1020 A/V Receiver


We ask a lot of the people who design audio/video receivers. We want their products to sing us a cheery tune. But we also want them to do a bunch of other tricks at the same time. Many of those things have nothing to do with high fidelity, though they...

Dec, 2012

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Yamaha RX-A1020


Delivering excitement, detail and precision, the Yamaha RX-A1020 is a brilliantly capable all-rounder

Solid looks and simple set-up ; Extensive features including AirPlay and DLNA ; Powerful and exciting surround sound ; Detailed and musical in stereo

Nothing of note

Expert review by : Nic Healey (

Yamaha RX-A1020


Part of the renowned Aventage range, Yamaha's RX-A1020 packs in 4K functionality, eight HDMI ports and a host of special features.

As part of the Aventage range, there's a number of exclusive key features on the RX-A1020 as well, including an "Anti Resonance Technology Wedge", which is basically a fifth foot underneath the receiver that dampens vibrations; an aluminium front panel...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : AVForums (

Yamaha RX-A1020


Excellent multi-channel performance, Very good two-channel delivery, Impressive video processing, 4K passthrough, Superb build quality, Attractive design, Excellent remote app

Network capabilities limited, Menus could be frustrating

The Yamaha RX-A1020 may not break the rule book when it comes to AV receiver design but that's no bad thing and the classic looks and clean lines are sure to please. There's a choice of the traditional matte black or a slightly more sexy two-tone...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 Review


Yamaha’s third generation of its premium ‘Aventage’ range is here sharing some of the higher end models features.

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 networked AV receiver


Yamaha’s third generation of its premium ‘Aventage’ range is here. Now consisting of five models, the RX-A1020 is right in the middle, but shares some of the higher end features.

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Plenty of power, lots of features


This replaces an inexpensive HTIB I was using to drive my own bookshelf speakers and subwoofer so of course it's a huge upgrade. The speakers sounded fine but I discovered that the HTIB has a fixed crossover at maybe 100-120Hz which was much higher...

Lots of flexibility and the Scene settings let you set them all at once for particular scenarios. The on-screen menus are clear, useful, and attractive. Networking is a cinch—I plugged it in and it updated itself, AirPlay works, I have access to all...

No major cons. I’d like finer increments for the crossover settings—it skips from 60 to 80Hz but I want 70. Another brand’s entry-level receiver allows 10Hz increments from 40-200Hz. It runs warm compared to the HTIB it replaced. This unit like many...

Sep, 2013

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Great Receiver


I have it set up as 5.1 for now (since I'm upgrading my old home theatre system). I'm considering going up to 7.1, but not sure how much difference it makes.

Many HDMI inputs. Also supports older connections (digital optical, digital coax, component, RCA). All the older connections are re-configurable to which A/V output the correspond with. Sound is very crisp, and not exaggerated. HDMI Standby is a great...

I haven't had any issues yet. I did a lot of comparing, and read the instruction manual before purchasing - so I knew exactly what I was getting

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):210
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):135
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):170
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):110
Pre-out channels:7.2
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.06


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3


Audio (L,R) in:8
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:4
Composite video in:5
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:8
Remote (IR) input:1
S-Video in:4


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI out:2
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:1
S-Video out:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger ports quantity:2
AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (standby):0.3


Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone / No
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic IIx,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Color of product:Black / Titanium
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions