Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Yamaha RX-A2070

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RX-A3070BL vs RX-A2070 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

Yamaha RX-A3070BL
vs
Yamaha RX-A2070

Let's compare Yamaha RX-A3070BL versus Yamaha RX-A2070 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A3070BL received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A2070 was rated 8.5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. And as a result of the comparison, RX-A3070BL seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than RX-A2070.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A3070BL over Yamaha RX-A2070

  • 165/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 140/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2070 over Yamaha RX-A3070BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

RX-A3070BL
9
RX-A2070
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the RX-A3070BL this value is 165/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-A2070 it is 140/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm165/8140/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

The score for audio features is 8 of 10 for both receivers.

RX-A3070BL
8
RX-A2070
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE PRO 192 KHz/24-bitESS 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra BassCINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass, High-resolution Music Enhancer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-A3070BL scored 8, and Yamaha RX-A2070 scored 9 out of 10.

RX-A3070BL
8
RX-A2070
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, NapsterDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 9 points, but Yamaha RX-A2070 received 8 points.

RX-A3070BL
9
RX-A2070
8

Competitors in our review have 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha RX-A3070BL in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha RX-A2070 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
HDMI input/output8/28/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input33
Coaxial digital input33
Composite input44
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the RX-A3070BL were rated 10 out of 10 against the 9 for the RX-A2070.

RX-A3070BL
10
RX-A2070
9

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

RX-A3070BL
10
RX-A2070
10

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Voice controlAmazon AlexaAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM, DAB
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCast, AV ControllerMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A2070 got 7.

RX-A3070BL
8
RX-A2070
7

RX-A3070BL RX-A2070
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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