Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Yamaha RX-V6A

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 1140 8K to Yamaha RX-V6A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 11 channel and the Yamaha RX-V6A has 7 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 1140 8K's being more powerful.


      Anthem MRX 1140 8K Yamaha RX-V6A

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K was introduced in 2021 and represents a current flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 11 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 15.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

      Yamaha RX-V6A was introduced in 2020. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.

      Highlights

      • 11.2 Channels
      • 15.2 Channel Processing
      • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      Highlights

      • 7.2 Channels
      • 7.1 Channel Processing
      • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 4K/60Hz Upscaling
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Yamaha RX-V6A and gave them scores of 91 and 89 out of 100 recpectively. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      Amplifier
      92
      Amplifier
      88
      Audio Features
      94
      Audio Features
      86
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      99
      Connectivity
      89
      Connectivity
      86
      Zones
      77
      Zones
      79
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      97
      OVERALL
      91
      OVERALL
      89

      For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluations page.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Yamaha RX-V6A.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   Many Channels - 11.2
      •   High Power Output - 140 W
      •   Front Wide Channel Support
      •   15.2 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   Toroidal Transformer
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   DSD via HDMI
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   No USB Input
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   No Tidal
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   1 HDMI Outputs
      •   Few RCA Line Inputs
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones
      •   7.2 Channels
      •   Power Output - 100 W
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   2 Zones
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      Advantage of Anthem MRX 1140 8K

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 1140 8K over Yamaha RX-V6A.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Yamaha RX-V6A
      More Channels 11.2 vs 7.2
      Higher Power Output 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support vs
      Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
      More Channel Processing 15.2 vs 7.1
      DTS Virtual:X vs
      IMAX Enhanced vs
      Independent Subwoofer Outputs vs
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2) vs 1
      More Optical Inputs 3 vs 1
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 vs 1
      More RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 3
      More RCA Line Outputs 1 vs
      More RCA Pre-Outs 15.2 vs 2.2
      Detachable Power Cord vs
      Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out vs RCA Preout
      RS-232C Interface vs
      +12V Trigger Output 3 vs 1
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 0 vs 0 / 0
      More Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9
      More Large Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9
      Bigger Power Supply 570 W vs 360 W
      Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC) 140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels vs 105 W (0.9% THD)
      Higher Maximum Preout Level and Impedance 5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS vs 2.0 V

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      Advantage of Yamaha RX-V6A

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha RX-V6A over Anthem MRX 1140 8K.

      Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Yamaha RX-V6A
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
      DTS Neo vs Neo:6
      DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      Google Assistant vs
      USB Input for factory service vs USB memory, Portable Audio Player
      Front A/V Inputs vs USB
      More Powered Zones vs Zone 2
      Pandora vs
      Tidal vs
      Deezer vs
      Napster vs
      SiriusXM vs

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Anthem MRX 1140 8K Yamaha RX-V6A
        Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6 with external amp
        DTS:X Pro up to 9.1.6 with external amp
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
        HDR10
        HDR10+
        Dolby Vision
        HDMI []2.12.1
        eARC
        New HDCP Version2.32.3
        Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
        VRR
        QFT
        8K Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC, AAC
        Many HDMI Inputs77
        Many 8K Inputs77
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs15.22.2
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 1140 8K Yamaha RX-V6A
        No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        No Composite Video Inputs
        No Digital Radio

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Yamaha RX-V6A with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15.2 and Yamaha RX-V6A has 2.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15 channel processing but has only 11 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha RX-V6A for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 1140 8K.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 1 optical input and 1 coaxial input are available on Yamaha RX-V6A for digital audio connections.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Yamaha RX-V6A
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 7.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: None
      • Yamaha RX-V6A: USB

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      Yamaha RX-V6A

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