Yamaha’s latest flagship AV Receiver that looks identical to the outgoing RX-A3050 but which Yamaha promise has had some new features and components added to improve the performance. It retails for just under £2000 and offers 9 channels of amplification and can be configured (with an extra 2 channel amplifier added) for 11.2 channel processing. It also handles the pass-through of 4K 60P 4:4:4 signals with an HDR BT2020 colour space and HDCp 2.2 copy protection. Added to this is the propriety Music Cast compatibility which allows you to use other Yamaha products to create a multiroom system in your home. We also have the now famous Cinema DSP Hd processing which, for the first time in an AVR, can be used with Dolby Atmos and DTSX soundtracks. With all this inside an extremely well built and solid chassis we should be in for a treat.
Summery of Features
ESS Sabre32 DAC and symmetrical power amp for the highest quality sound
At the heart of Yamaha’s top AV receiver you’ll find super-high quality ESS SABRE32 Ultra DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) which provide sensational sound quality. Providing power with control, a symmetrical power amplifier layout is employed meaning that left and right channels are physically and electrically separated: this maximises channel separation and provides an enveloping soundstage.
The Aventage advantage
This range topping Aventage AV receiver also boasts exceptional construction quality. Anti-Resonance Technology (ART) makes this AVR exceptionally resistant to mechanical and electrical interference. ART encompasses an H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame / double bottom construction, anti-vibration heatsinks and even a fifth damping foot, helping give the RX-A3060 its superb detail and resolution. With a mighty 150 watts of power (at 8 ohms), the RXA3060 is effortlessly powerful.
High-Resolution audio compatible
As well as offering room-shaking power, the Yamaha RXA3060 is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that’s far more natural-sounding than standard audio. The RX-A3060 supports DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192kHz/24bit and Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit for wide-ranging file playback.
The DTS:X difference
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company and literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can’t match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.
Engineered for Dolby Atmos sound
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can now experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years – so don’t miss out!
Ready for HDR UHD and 4K upscaling
With the Yamaha RXA3060 you don’t just get HDMI sockets that pass through UHD 4K, you get 4K upscaling built-in, too. This means that, provided you have a UHD 4K TV, all your HD video sources can be viewed scaled up to glorious 4K. The receiver also features eight HDMI inputs. The sockets (excluding the front HDMI) are compatible with HDR, HDCP2.2 and UHD 4K, meaning they’ll work with the current generation of UHD4K Blu-ray players and TVs.
MusicCast for music all around your home
The Yamaha RXA3060 is part of Yamaha’s hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app lets you operate the system around your home and change settings quickly and easily.
Apple AirPlay and bi-directional Bluetooth
Built-in Apple AirPlay means that you can stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you’ve also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device. A Bluetooth output makes it easy to connect Bluetooth headphones or even a Bluetooth speaker for outdoor listening.
Wi-Fi, DLNA and a smart app for effortless streaming
With standard Wi-Fi it’s easy to make a connection with your home network. A DLNA certified connection also makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services. Another great feature is the downloadable Apple or Android app that lets you control many of the receiver’s functions from your smartphone, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or tablet.
Dedicated HDMI Zone B and Control 4 compatibility
The Yamaha RX-A3060 features a fully independent, second HDMI output. Zone switching lets you watch and listen to one source in a particular room and another in a different room. The second zone can also make use of the dedicated pre-amp or speaker outlets for complete independence. Should you prefer to have the same music around your home then switching to Party Mode brings all the zones together. The RX-A3060 is also compatible with the popular home automation system, Control 4.
Treat your home cinema system to the best; the Yamaha RX-A3060.