YAMAHA RX-A6A AVENTAGE 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

9.37 Mixed Usages
9.8 VIDEO FEATURES:
9.1 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
9.1 AUDIO FEATURES:
9.4 MULTIZONE:
9.5 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: Rating: 4 8K Upscaling Next-Gen Receiver Dolby Atmos, DTS: X MusicCast


The Yamaha RX-A6A is packed with cutting-edge technologies and impressive features. One of the standout features of the RX-A6A is Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. You can enjoy three-dimensional sound with incredible precision and clarity. Additionally, the 8K and 4K resolutions deliver stunning visualization. An impressive performance of both audio and video in your home theater entertainment. Furthermore, this receiver offers advanced room calibration capabilities through Yamaha's YPAO technology and universal connectivity options for high-quality audio and video transmission. A future-proof, next-level receiver for your home entertainment.

Our Verdict


Yamaha RX-A6A supports the latest audio and video technologies, and the powerful performance makes it an excellent choice for any home theater entertainment. It is well suitable for medium to large-sized rooms. All thanks to its powerful amplification and the ability to deliver high-quality sound across a wide listening area. Here the YPAO optimizes the audio settings according to the area and delivers the best sound.  Whether you have a dedicated home theater room or a larger living space, this receiver will elevate your audio experience to new heights.

PROS

 

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Plenty of connectivity options
  • Powerful amplifier
  • User-friendly interface

 

CONS

 

  • Expensive
  • Limited streaming services

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 9.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 11
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X , Auro 3D
Video Feature HDR10 , HDR10+ , Dolby Vision , 8K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel
Zones 4
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 5
RCA LIne Output: N/A
RCA Pre-Outs: 11.2
XLR Line Inputs: 1
XLR Pre-Outs: Front L/R
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 3
Optical Output: N/A
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: N/A
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4")
HDMI Inputs: 7
HDMI Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)
8K Inputs: 7
Composite Video Input 2
Composite Video Output: N/A
Component Video Input: 1
Component Video Output: N/A
Front A/V Inputs: USB
Speaker A/B: N/A

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 11.2
Dolby Atmos YES
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X YES
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 384 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction Yes
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer YES
High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode N/A
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement
Audyssey App Support
Bass Sync
Optimized Bass Redirection

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ Yes
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) Yes
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Yes
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 9.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology
Discrete Amplification
HDAM
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability YES

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes

ZONES

Zones 4
Powered Zones Zone 2 / 3
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, RCA Preout
Zone 3 Outs RCA Preout
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output 2

RADIO

Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio YES
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI
Control4 SDDP
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display High-resolution LCD display
Remote Controller YES
Remote Control In/Out N.A
LCD Display Yes
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 200 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 150 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 150 W (0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 250 W (10% THD)
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer
Power Consumption 500 W
No Sound Power N/A
Standby Power 0.4 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.37 x 7.12 x 7.5 inches
Weight 41.23 lbs
Chassis
Front Panel
Speaker Terminals
Large Speaker Terminals
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Warranty N/A

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital N/A
Analog Distortion N/A
Phono Distortion N/A
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 250 mV/47 kΩ unbalanced, 260 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator off), 520 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator on)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 4.5 mV/47 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance N/A
Rated Output digital N/A
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 95 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) N/A
Phono RIAA Deviation N/A
Frequency Response (Analog In) +0/-3 dB (AUDIO 2 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y), 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR), 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response N/A
Ethernet Standard 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Effective Sensitivity N/A
AM Frequency 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
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Details Review

Design

Yamaha always pays attention to detail, thus creating a receiver that looks great and feels substantial in hand. Yamaha RX-A6A has exactly the beautiful design that seamlessly blends style and functionality. 

The design is very minimalistic aesthetic. The buttons and knobs on the front panel give a satisfying tactile response. 

The build quality is also superb; that can be your long-run companion. The high-quality materials ensure its durability and longevity. Even in heavy usage, it can give consistent and reliable performance.

Audio Features

Yamaha A6A comes with many audio enhancement features that can turn your audio experience 360 degrees more than before.

  • Power and Amplification

The RX-A6A features a strong amplifier section that delivers high-power output to drive various types of speakers. The powerful amplification system gives you the best experience for large rooms.

  • Audio Channels

This receiver can boast 11 channels, which allows for a versatile speaker configuration.  You can set up a wide range of surround sound setups. This may include 7.2.4, 5.2.4, or even 2-channel setups for music listening, gaming, or movie, whatever you want.

  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

The RX-A6A supports the latest object-based audio formats that do not leave any stone unturned to give the next-level audio experience. Enjoy  Dolby Atmos and DTS:X precisely. This technology enables sound to move around the listener three-dimensionally and provides a more realistic and immersive soundstage.

  • Surround Sound Processing

Alongside Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the Yamaha RX-A6A has various audio processing technologies to enhance the surround sound experience, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, and more.

  • Music Enhancements

For music enthusiasts, this receiver can be a great choice. It offers various enhancements for optimized music playback. There are features like MusicCast, High-Resolution Audio support, and Pure Direct mode, which also ensure high-quality sound reproduction.

Video Features

Enjoy a theater-like movie experience in your home with Yamaha A6A because it will power up your whole entertainment system with robust features. 

  • 8K Upscaling

This AV receiver features advanced video processing that can upscale lower-resolution content to 8K resolution. Once it is connected to the 8K display, enjoy the highest visual clarity with detail.

  • Advanced Video Processing

The RX-A6A can enhance and optimize video signal quality because of the advanced video processor. It can reduce noise, improve color accuracy, and refine image details. This results in a more immersive and vivid visual experience.

  • Video Enhancement Modes

Yamaha has various video enhancement modes like CinemaDSP, Action Game Mode, and Cinema Mode. These modes optimize video content to suit specific content types. You can enjoy the best quality according to different video types.

  • Multiple Display Zones

The RX-A6A supports the option of having multiple display zones. This means connecting and controlling different displays simultaneously. This allows you to enjoy different content on separate screens or TVs.

  • Video Calibration

Yamaha is concerned about the display's capabilities and room conditions. That's why it brings advanced video calibration features to fine-tune the video output according to the condition. It ensures accurate colors, sharpness, and contrast and enhances the overall video performance.

  • Customizable User Interface

The RX-A6A gives a user-friendly on-screen interface that allows easy navigation and customization of video settings. You can adjust various video functions such as brightness, contrast, and color settings to suit your preferences.

Control and Integration

There are several control options available for Yamaha RX-A6A. Use the remote control or even the smartphone app control. There is voice control through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for the wireless controlling option. For more benefits, integrates other Yamaha products.

A Future-proofing Receiver

The built quality of the Yamaha RX-A6A is top notch with high-quality components and robust construction, making it suitable for a long-run companion. You do not need to worry about the investment; you can enjoy the outstanding performance coming from it.

Apart from the structure, its next-gen features, like 8K upscaling and numerous audio and video formats, can cope with any kind of high technology. All these make it a future-proof investment for enthusiasts who want to enjoy cutting-edge technologies for years to come.

Connectivity Options

The Yamaha RX-A6A is an AV receiver that offers various connectivity options and is compatible with various devices. 

It comes with multiple HDMI inputs and outputs, connecting various devices like gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, etc. There are coaxial and optical inputs for digital audio inputs, which allow you to connect devices like DVD players, CD players, and compatible audio streaming devices. Several analog audio inputs are available, including RCA and phono inputs, allowing you to connect devices like record players, cassette players, and older audio equipment. However, The RX-A6A features built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 MusicCast technology for wireless connections.

 

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