Yamaha RX-A2A vs Yamaha RX-V6A

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-A2A 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.


      Yamaha RX-A2A Yamaha RX-V6A

      Yamaha RX-A2A 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.

      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
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 4K/60Hz 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 Yamaha RX-A2A and Yamaha RX-V6A and gave both of them the score of 89 out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Yamaha RX-A2A

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      Amplifier
      88
      Amplifier
      88
      Audio Features
      86
      Audio Features
      86
      Video Features
      99
      Video Features
      99
      Connectivity
      86
      Connectivity
      86
      Zones
      79
      Zones
      79
      Radio
      97
      Radio
      97
      OVERALL
      89
      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 Yamaha RX-A2A and Yamaha RX-V6A.

      PROS

      Yamaha RX-A2A

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   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
      •   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

      Yamaha RX-A2A

      Yamaha RX-V6A

      •   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
      •   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

      Yamaha RX-A2A

      Yamaha RX-V6A

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

      Advantage of Yamaha RX-A2A

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha RX-A2A over Yamaha RX-V6A.

      Yamaha RX-A2A vs Yamaha RX-V6A
      DTS Express vs
      Detachable Power Cord vs
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1 vs 0 / 0
      A.R.T. Wedge vs
      Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years

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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 Yamaha RX-A2A 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. YPAO sound optimization with Multipoint Measurement 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 SBC, AAC
        Works with Amazon Alexa
        Google Assistant
        Many HDMI Inputs77
        Many 8K Inputs77
        USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio PlayerUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs2.22.2
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
        Pandora
        Spotify
        Tidal
      WEAKNESSES Yamaha RX-A2A Yamaha RX-V6A
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No IMAX Enhanced
        No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        Few HDMI Outputs11
        Few RCA Line Inputs33
        No Composite Video Inputs
        No Digital Radio

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Yamaha RX-A2A 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-A2A and Yamaha RX-V6A have 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, 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 3 pair of line inputs on both receivers 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:
      • Yamaha RX-A2A
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Yamaha RX-V6A
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 7.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Yamaha RX-A2A: USB
      • Yamaha RX-V6A: USB

      Yamaha RX-A2A

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      Yamaha RX-V6A

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