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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040
alaScore 91

72 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 63 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is May 24, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 218307 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-A840BL 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RX-A840BL 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AVENTAGE Home Theater Receiver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Munz (

Yamaha RX-A740 to RX-A3040 AVENTAGE A/V Receivers Preview


Preview: Yamaha AVENTAGE A/V receivers; the RX-A740 and RX-A840 to the Dolby Atmos ready RX-A3040 and RX-A2040. All new models boast HDMI 2.0, and wireless networking.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Myron Ho (

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed


Myron Ho checks out Yamaha's current top-shelf AV receiver, the $2,199 RX-A3040. This 9.2-channel receiver boasts a ton of features, including Dolby Atmos support, network streaming, and multi-zone capability.

For most reasonably easy-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-A3040 is a fabulous choice for a receiver, offering plenty of power and all the latest features and connectivity options, with overall sound quality among the finest. I'd like to reiterate again...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha RX-A3040 review


Smooth yet powerful amp with a huge sense of scale that's perfect for showing off Atmos

Incredibly wide, spacious and tall soundfield Powerful and accurate surround steering Smooth edges are comfortable to listen to Excellent build and features Easy to use Supports Atmos

Could be punchier, tauter and more transparent Voices could be more direct and robust No built-in Bluetooth

If our judgment were based purely on how big and spacious an AV receiver sounds, the Yamaha RX-A3040 would take the five stars easily. It’s a powerful beast, but is let down by not delivering the subtlest, punchiest and most captivating performance...

Jan, 2015

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AVTech Awards 2014/2015


The RX-A3040 is the Alpha male of Yamaha's Aventage range, offering nine-channel Dolby Atmos playback (plus 11-channel processing), multi-point room equalisation and a potent 9 x 150W/8ohm power plant. Buyers are rewarded with a supremely accomplished...

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 networked AV receiver REVIEW


Yamaha’s top Aventage receiver shows how far home theatre has come since the company’s first revolutionary surround product back in 1985.

Perhaps the biggest surprise with this receiver is that it costs less than $3000 for such class-leading abilities and performance.

Product Specifications


Audio A/D Converter (ADC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:9.2
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):295
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):175
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):165
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):150
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.6

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.1

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, M4A, WAV / FLAC, MKA, WAV


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite video in:5
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:8
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
Remote (IR) input:2
USB ports quantity:1


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:2
HDMI out:2
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:2

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
Phono inputs (RCA):1


Power consumption (standby):0.1


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

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic IIx,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Input:10
Audio Lip synchronization: Yes
Audio output - analog:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Bi-amping: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Color of product:Black / Titanium
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
Multi-Zone quantity:5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
RS-232C for control:Y
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions