Onkyo TX-NR6100 vs Yamaha RX-V6A

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Onkyo TX-NR6100 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. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.


      Onkyo TX-NR6100 Yamaha RX-V6A

      Onkyo TX-NR6100 was introduced in 2021. 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 1080p to 4K 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

      • 7.2 Channels
      • 7.1 Channel Processing
      • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • THX™Select™ Certified
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 4K/30Hz Upscaling
      • 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 Onkyo TX-NR6100 and Yamaha RX-V6A and gave them scores of 90 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.

      Onkyo TX-NR6100

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      Amplifier
      90
      Amplifier
      88
      Audio Features
      87
      Audio Features
      86
      Video Features
      99
      Video Features
      99
      Connectivity
      87
      Connectivity
      86
      Zones
      77
      Zones
      79
      Radio
      92
      Radio
      97
      OVERALL
      90
      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 Onkyo TX-NR6100 and Yamaha RX-V6A.

      PROS

      Onkyo TX-NR6100

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   THX™ Certification
      •   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
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   3 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Phono Input
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal
      •   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

      Onkyo TX-NR6100

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   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

      Onkyo TX-NR6100

      Yamaha RX-V6A

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

      Advantage of Onkyo TX-NR6100

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-NR6100 over Yamaha RX-V6A.

      Onkyo TX-NR6100 vs Yamaha RX-V6A
      THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2) vs
      DTS Virtual:X vs
      DTS Express vs
      Network Audio Formats FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, MPEG-4 AAC, LPCM vs MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      Music Playback via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD vs MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD vs Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      Works with SONOS vs
      DTS Play-Fi vs
      More HDMI Outputs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2) vs 1
      USB Input 2 (front and rear) vs USB memory, Portable Audio Player
      More RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 3
      Bigger Power Supply 635 W vs 360 W
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 210 W (10% THD) vs 160 W (10% THD)

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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 Onkyo TX-NR6100.

      Onkyo TX-NR6100 vs Yamaha RX-V6A
      Higher DAC Specs 192 kHz/24 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
      DTS Neo vs Neo:6
      Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz vs up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
      Dialogue Lift vs
      Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
      More HDMI Inputs 6 vs 7
      More 8K Inputs 3 vs 7
      More RCA Pre-Outs 0.2 vs 2.2
      Zone 2 Outs RCA Line Out (shared with Zone B) vs RCA Preout
      +12V Trigger Output 0 vs 1
      Napster vs
      SiriusXM vs
      Lower THD 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power) vs 0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 106 dB vs 110 dB
      Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 80 dB vs 95 dB

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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 Onkyo TX-NR6100 Yamaha RX-V6A
        Dolby Atmos
        Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        DTS:X
        DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ 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/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD SBC, AAC
        Works with Amazon Alexa
        Google Assistant
        Many 8K Inputs37
        USB Input2 (front and rear)USB memory, Portable Audio Player
        Phono Input
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
        Pandora
        Spotify
        Tidal
      WEAKNESSES Onkyo TX-NR6100 Yamaha RX-V6A
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No IMAX Enhanced
        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 Onkyo TX-NR6100 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: Yamaha RX-V6A has 2.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. 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, both receivers have 7 channel processing but have only 7 channel amplifiers, so they need external amplifiers connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Onkyo TX-NR6100 and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha RX-V6A for connecting sources with analog outputs.
      • Digital Inputs: 1 optical input and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connections on both receivers.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Onkyo TX-NR6100
        Inputs:
        6   Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
        8K Inputs: 3.
      • Yamaha RX-V6A
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 7.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Onkyo TX-NR6100: USB
      • Yamaha RX-V6A: USB

      Onkyo TX-NR6100

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      Yamaha RX-V6A

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