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Yamaha RX-V6A 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

MSRP 600 USDNEX score 71%

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Product Overview

Yamaha RX-V6A is a 7.2-channel AV receiver that wears a new, simple design language. It features seven digital inputs, including three that support 8K input (HDMI 2.1), as well as audio streaming thanks to full support of MusicCast
It features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, built-in music streaming services, multi-room audio, and voice control via Alexa, Google and Siri-enabled devices. The RX-V6A further supports MusicCast Surround, which allows optional MusicCast speakers to be paired and used as surrounds in a 5.1-ch. setup wirelessly.
Sharing the same design are two new AV Receivers: the 5.2-channel RX-V4A that debuted with the RX-V6A, and the higher-end AVENTAGE RX-A2A.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback
  • Easy-to-use controls
Cons
  • On-screen display is hard to read
  • Lacks Chromecast built-in

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • High-quality HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Easy-to-use remote control
Cons
  • No Chromecast built-in
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 1x HDMI + 1x Headphone | [Output] 7x HDMI + 1x Optical + 1x Coax + 4x RCA (incl. phono stage) + USB + LAN
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi, Bluetooth

Construction

Colors
Black

Dimensions

Size | Depth
14.88 inch
Size | Height
6.75 inch
Size | Width
17.13 inch
Weight
21.6 lbs

Function

Audio
Cinema DSP, Dialog Level Adjustment, Virtual Presence Speaker, Virtual Surround Back Speaker, Dialogue Lift, SILENT Cinema, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD
Bluetooth Codecs
SBC/AAC
Channels
7.2 channel
Compatibility
MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
DAC
384 kHz / 32-bit BB PCM5102A

Performance

Power Output
100 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)

Production

Availability
2020-09
Debut
2020-08-24

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Yamaha RX-V6A includes seven HDMI inputs, three of which are 8K-compatible HDMI 2.1 ports. Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom system is one of the best integrated systems. The receiver offers AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth too, although it lacks Chromecast built-in.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • High-quality HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Easy-to-use remote control
Cons
  • No Chromecast built-in

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Yamaha RX-V6A review: The future sound of entertainment. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/yamaha-rx-v6a-review/. 2021-02-03. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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