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2016 Yamaha Aventage AVR Owner's thread (A660, A760, A860, A1060, A2060, A3060)

AVSjd

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2016 AVR Info
DTS:X firmware pre-installed on all A60 models.
USB input no longer supports Apple/iOS products (only Airplay)
HD GUI
No LPF for LFE setting
DSP processing chips (TI DA81Y x2)
No DD PLII/PLIIx
No apt:X rather must use Yamaha YBA-11 Wireless receiver
2.4Ghz only supported
No HD Radio

Features listed in lower model are also included in higher model unless improved upon in higher model

RX-A660 - MSRP $549 – 7.2, 80W, 4/1 HDMI 2.0a(HDR), 4k/60 4:2:0 pass through,HDCP 2.2 (4/1),
                        Aluminum front panel, 3 year warranty, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n(2.4GHz), Bluetooth, networking (Spotify
                        Connect, Pandora, VTuner, Airplay), AM/FM, YPAO – 1 mic position  + global crossovers , DAC – Burr
                        Brown 24 bit,  Subwoofer Trim, ARC, 3D, A.DRC; OSD, DSD over HDMI, MusicCast, Bluetooth Audio
                        Send (headphones),  Remote ID, 17 DSP modes, Scene (4), ART Wedge (center foot), Atmos 5.2.2,
                        DTS:X, Zone B, Surround Back/Presence, 2 DSPs, USB no longer supports Apple, Airplay avail in Zone 2
                        only when playing in main zone, DTS Neo:6 Cinema/Music;
                        Bluetooth/USB/network in Zone 2 only when also playing in the main zone
                        No [analog -> HDMI, Zone 2, Front HDMI]

Atmos – Front Presence (Front Height, Overhead, Dolby Enabled SP)
-   Must use “Dolby Surround” or “Straight” mode to pass Atmos audio track


RX-A760 - MSRP $649 – 7.2, 90W, 6/1 HDMI 2.0a, 4k/60 4:4:4 upscaling/pass through,
                        Analog (480i only) -> HDMI, HDCP 2.2 (3/1), HDMI+USB (front panel), DC Out/USB (back panel),
                        Networking (Spotify, Pandora, VTuner, Airplay, Rhapsody, SiriusXM), MHL (front HDMI; HD video and
                        audio from phone/portable device), Zone 2/Presence speaker posts, Zone 2 pre-outs (fixed/variable),
                        AVout, Comp IN (2)/OUT (1), Opt IN (2)/Coax IN(2), AM/FM Tuner, 12v Trigger (1),
                        Remote In(1)/Out(1), HDMI Standby Pass Through (select source with AVR in standby), Intelligent Amp
                        Assign (7.1 + 1Zone, no audio from surround back; 5.1.2+1Zone, no audio from FP); Advanced GUI;
                        Web Browser control, WAV/FLAC 192khz/24hz; YPAO RSC– only 1 mic position + individual crossover,
                        Burr Brown DACs – 24 bit (all channels), Dialog Lift (no presence speakers required),
                        YPAO Volume (incl A.DRC), Airplay avail in Zone 2 only when playing in main zone, PHONO,
                        21:9 cinema scope aspect ratio, Intelligent Amp Assign (Zone 2/Surround Back),
                        Parametric EQ down to 15.6Hz, Neo:6 Cinema/Music, Party Mode (Stereo HDMI audio to Zone 2),
                        17 DSP modes
         
RX-A860 - MSRP $899 – 7.2, 100W, 8/2 HDMI 2.0a (Main,Main), HDCP 2.2 (3/2), 7.2 pre-outs, RS-232,
                         YPAO – 8 mic positions + individual crossover, Sub EQ, 5.1 + FH presence speakers/Zone 2;
                         Dolby Surround (presence speakers only), 

RX-A1060 - MSRP $1299 – 7.2, 110W, 8/2 HDMI 2.0a (Main, Main/Zone 2), HDCP 2.2 (7/2), ESS Tech ES9006A
                          SABRE Premier Audio 24 bit DAC, 7.2/ Zone 2 pre-outs, Comp IN(4)/OUT(1-Main/Zone2), 12v Trigger
                          (2), upgraded speaker posts, 5.1 + Bi-amp + SB (ext amp), Zone 2/Front Presence/Bi-amp speaker
                          posts, HDMI/optical/digital coax PCM 2.0 --> Zone 2, Speaker Config “Pattern” (2 EQ’s can be stored),
                          Scene (4 on front panel+8 addl on GUI – main zone; 4 – Zone 2), 23 DSP programs, DSD Direct,
                          Zone Extra Bass, Zone Volume Equalizer, Analog (1080i) --> HDMI

RX-A2060 - MSRP $1699 – 9.2, 140W, 8/2 HDMI 2.0a (Main, Zone Out [Main/Adv. Zone 2 (network/ ana/HDMI)/
                          Zone 4 (HDMI only)]), Zone GUI, ESS ES9006A SABRE 24 bit DACs (2x), 7.2 Pre-outs only (No FP/RP)       
                          Zone 2/3/Front/Rear Presence speaker posts (2 sets), Remote IN(2)/OUT(2); Dual sub EQ (L/R,
                          F/B, or mono); Digital to Zone 3, Dolby Atmos + Dolby Surround Upmixer (5.2.4 or 7.2.2),
                          7.1 + Front (ext amp) +  Zone 2/3, Speaker posts for Zone 2/3/Front Presence and Zone  2/3/Rear
                          Presence, GUI in Zone 2/4, Cinema DSP 3D (using 7.1 setup  creates virtual Front Presence);
                          Programmable remote (ext devices), Bluetooth/USB/network in Zones 2/3 only when also playing in
                          the main zone, Video Adjustment settings , Zone 2/3 pre-outs,  YPAO 3D (angle/height) measurement
                          using 3-leg stand; Scene (Zone 3 – 4); 5.1.2 + Bi-amp

Atmos – Front Presence (Front Height, Overhead, Dolby Enabled SP)
                Rear Presence (Rear Height, Overhead, Dolby Enabled SP)

RX-A3060 - MSRP $2199 – 9.2, 150W, 8/2 HDMI 2.0a, 7.2 pre-outs + Zone 2/FP + Zone 3/RP pre-outs
                         (expandable to 11.2 using F, RP, FP+RP);  64 bit YPAO, SABRE 32 Ultra ES9016S DAC (7 main CH) +
                         SABRE 24 Premier ES9006A DAC (presence CH), Burr Brown 5101 (Net/USB, Zone 2), FP/RP share
                         pre-outs with Zone 2/3 Zone 2/Front Presence + Zone 3/Rear Presence pre-outs (can’t do both Zone +
                         Presence), Atmos (7.2.4), Cinema DSP HD3 (using Front Presence in 9.1 setup creates virtual Rear
                         Presence) can be applied to Atmos/DTS:X, 24 DSP programs (DSP – “Enhanced” mode added – height
                         speakers), (3) Digital Processors

                         *** Note:  When expanding to 11CH, Zone 3 pre-outs are disabled

« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 10:29:19 AM by AVSjd »
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Took some time, but I finally got here, JD.   :-[  So many forum posts, so little time...

I think everyone reading knows about AVS Forums where there is lots of info on the Yamahas and all the other brands.  But I'd like to add here what a great AVR the A3060 truly is.  From my perspective, that begins and ends with the audio quality -- really the #1 and only reason I bought this beast.  But as JD pointed out to me as I was trying to decide which level of the xx60s to buy into (coming from the A820), there is just so much more -- some of which is shown in his OP. 

I just want to say that that those specs just touch on what this AVR can do.  I call it a "beast" because, after 4 months, I'm still learning and tweaking.  I have implemented just about every aspect of the A3060 -- 7.2.4 HT, Atmos and DTS:X Scenes, special Scenes for special setup reqs for my equipment,  Zone2, Zone4 (which includes ANOTHER complete setup of an alternative 5.1 Zone4 setup with a separate HDTV in my den -- a setup used to help sell some of my extra equipment), and (with the help of the Yamaha Android AV Control app and the browser accessible comprehensive Setup page (enter the ip address of the AVR "/setup" -- that is, <AVR ip addr>/setup"), I can switch configuration between a 7.2.2 with Zone2 for my outside speakers and 7.2.4 for full home theater capability in my living room -- and make that switch and control it from anywhere in and around my house. 

All in all, it makes the cost of the A3060 AVR a truly minor consideration.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 11:24:00 AM by richlife69 »
Atmos/DTS:X Setup
Yamaha RX-A3060 w/ Elan Z-Fan; Config: 7.2.4 (switchable to 7.2.2 + Zone2)
Mirage Speakers: OM-6 (FLR), MC-si (C), OM-R2 (SLR), FRx-nine (BLR); ELAC A4s (FP), RSL C34Es (RP)
aci Titan subs (2) RP amp: AudioSource AMP100VS
OPPO 203;  LG OLED65B6; Harmony 650 and Hub

AVSjd

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We currently have these "Aventage" models on sale.  Call for pricing info if interested.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

AVSjd

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The sale continues for March on in stock Yamaha units only (ie. A860, A1060, A2060).
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

richlife69

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Umm, can I ask for a retroactive discount?   :-X  :D  :D

Actually, for any who may be considering one of these units (especially the 20/3060), I want to update my setup info which is described above.  The section about the Zone 4 has been changed.  Rather than run the Zone 4 HDMI down to my den, it has been re-routed to our guest bedroom which at times doubles as a "sick" room.  For one reason or another, it has see far too much use in the past year whether from minor surgery recovery or flu recovery.  One of those uses will be after my knee replacement scheduled for tomorrow (see, too much use!).

With the addition of an LG 65" B6 OLED in the HT, last month, the Vizio 4K was moved to that guest bedroom -- different room, similar setup but (as yet) no surround speakers.  (Now THIS would be a reasonable location for a soundbar.)  By adding a Harmony Hub, we have full control of the AVR, Directv, OPPO and Vizio from the guest bedroom using the Yamaha Controller App and the Harmony Hub App.  Since the room is next to our living room, there is also the option of enjoying the full Yamaha audio setup by simply opening the door.  (Maybe a soundbar isn't needed after all(?).) 
Atmos/DTS:X Setup
Yamaha RX-A3060 w/ Elan Z-Fan; Config: 7.2.4 (switchable to 7.2.2 + Zone2)
Mirage Speakers: OM-6 (FLR), MC-si (C), OM-R2 (SLR), FRx-nine (BLR); ELAC A4s (FP), RSL C34Es (RP)
aci Titan subs (2) RP amp: AudioSource AMP100VS
OPPO 203;  LG OLED65B6; Harmony 650 and Hub

AVSjd

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A new sale has begun on the A2060/A3060 models (in stock only).   Call for pricing info.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

AVSjd

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Those with "Alexa" products (eg. Echo, Echo Dot, etc.) can have Alexa connect to their 2015 or 2016 Yamaha receiver or other MusicCast speakers via Bluetooth.  In the fall, a new Alexa skill will be released to allow WiFi connection on the newer AXX70 models.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

Just shot you over an email JD, think I am going to replace my marantz with an A3060 since DV is coming.

AVSjd

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Just shot you over an email JD, think I am going to replace my marantz with an A3060 since DV is coming.

Give me a call this afternoon for availability and pricing.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

Just read your email from last night, Ill call you today.

AVSjd

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These "Aventage" models are in short supply so if you don't plan on upgrading to a 2017 model, now is the time to purchase a 2016 model while they are on clearance and still available.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).

AVSjd

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We can no longer get the 2016 Aventage models from Yamaha.   Look for the newer 2017 Aventage models beginning next month.  We are taking pre-orders now for all the new models to include the A3070.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 10:31:22 AM by AVSjd »
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 8am - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Onkyo as well as various speaker mfr's (Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, Atlantic Tech, etc.).