1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A

Yamaha RX-V6A

SCORE:
94
SCORE:
88

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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 capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A 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 Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A has 9 channel and the Yamaha RX-V6A has 7 channel amplifiers with Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A's being more powerful.


Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, 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.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 94 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
96
VIDEO FEATURES
99
AUDIO FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
92
MULTIZONE
95
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
97
OVERALL
94

AMPLIFIER
88
VIDEO FEATURES
99
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
86
MULTIZONE
79
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
97
OVERALL
88

Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A over Yamaha RX-V6A.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A has more channels, more power per channel, more channel processing, more analog pre-outs, more zones, bigger power supply and higher damping factor. It supports Auro3D. It has Surround:AI™ and XLR inputs and pre-outs.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A vs Yamaha RX-V6A
More Channels 9.2 vs 7.2
Surround:AI™ vs
More Channel Processing 11.2 vs 7.1
DTS Express vs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer vs
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 384 kHz/32 Bit vs up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High-resolution Music Enhancer vs
CINEMA DSP HD3 vs
DSP Programs 24 vs 17
Independent Subwoofer Outputs vs
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite vs
More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4) vs 1
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 5 unbalanced + 1 balanced vs 3
More Optical Inputs 3 vs 1
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 vs 1
More Composite Video Inputs 2 vs
More Component Video Inputs 1 vs
More Analog Pre-Outs 13.2 (11.2 unbalanced + 2 balanced) vs 2.2
XLR Inputs vs
XLR Pre-outs Front L/R vs
More Zones 4 vs 2
More Powered Zones Zone 2 / 3 vs Zone 2
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, RCA Preout vs RCA Preout
Zone B Video Output HDMI vs
Zone GUI vs
+12V Trigger Output 2 vs 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1 vs 0 / 0
Detachable Power Cord vs
A.R.T. Wedge vs
More Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9
More Large Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9
Bigger Power Supply 500 W vs 360 W
Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 150 W (0.06% THD) vs 100 W (0.06% THD)
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC) 165 W (0.9% THD) vs 105 W (0.9% THD)
Higher Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven) 185 W (0.9% THD) vs 125 W (0.9% THD)
Higher Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA) 220 W (10% THD) vs 150 W (10% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 250 W (10% THD) vs 160 W (10% THD)
Higher Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven) 230 W (0.9% THD, Front) vs 150 W (0.9% THD)
Higher Damping Factor 120 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω) vs 100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE) 75 dB/61 dB vs 70 dB/50 dB
Better Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO) 75 dB/60 dB vs 60 dB/55 dB

Advantage of Yamaha RX-V6A

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha RX-V6A over Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A.

Yamaha RX-V6A has lower total harmonic distortion.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A vs Yamaha RX-V6A
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
Lower THD 0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω) vs 0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
Lower THD (Phono) 0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V) vs 0.02% (Phono to PRE OUT, Pure Direct, 1 kHz, 1 V)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  Dolby Atmos
  Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  DTS:X
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  HDMI 2.1
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  Dolby Vision
  Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
  VRR
  QFT
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Works with Amazon Alexa
  Google assistant
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many 8K Inputs
  USB Input
  Phono Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Chromecast Built-In

Audio Section

Amplifier

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A

9 channel Amplifier: Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 150 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

7 channel Amplifier: Yamaha RX-V6A features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    Speaker Configurations

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A's and Yamaha RX-V6A's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A's and Yamaha RX-V6A's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

    Dolby Atmos

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and Yamaha RX-V6A support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

    • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Both models support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

    DTS:X

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and Yamaha RX-V6A support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

    • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
    • DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

    Auro-3D

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A supports Auro-3D. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies. It consists of three layers of sound - surround, height and overhead ceiling. The base horizontal layer uses 5.1 or 7.1 format, the height layer is on top of the base layer and its information is extracted from the standard 5.1 surround PCM carrier. The a/v receiver decoder then extracts this information during playback. In home cinema Auro-3D comes with different listening formats - Auro 9.1, Auro 10.1 with added Top Ceiling channel ("Voice of God"), Auro 11.1 with added Front Height Center channel, and Auro 13.1 with added Left Rear Surround & Right Rear Surround channel.

    • Auro-Matic upmixer: Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.

    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and Yamaha RX-V6A support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



    Sound Processing

    • Surround:AI: Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A features Surround:AI artificial intelligence which in real time, automatically optimizes surround-sound performance for each scene in a movie or any piece of content. Surround:AI analyzes a scene's audio characteristics, focusing on soundtrack elements such as dynamic range, amount of dialog, the degree of sound effects, background music, and channel balance. Surround:AI then compares the scene's audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene's sound to optimize performance. Surround:AI makes dialog more intelligible in scenes with lots of background noise, delivers massive, full-bodied sound for scenes with immersive sound effects, and ensures that you hear softly spoken dialog and soft background sounds. Scenes with big musical scores deliver the best possible musical experience.
    • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and Yamaha RX-V6A feature Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and Yamaha RX-V6A feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.

    Room Calibration

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A comes with YPAO with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement and Yamaha RX-V6A comes with YPAO (R.S.C.) room correction system.

    • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.1

    Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2/4.

    Yamaha RX-V6A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 1 output.

    • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough: On both receivers all inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
    • 4K Upscaling: Both receivers can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI sources. Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A can also upscale from analog sources.
    • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
    • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
    • Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on both models).
    • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Both receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

    High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

    • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
    • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
    • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
    • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

    Gaming Features

    Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

    • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
    • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A 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 Aventage RX-A6A has 13.2 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, Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A has 11 channel processing but has only 9 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
    • XLR Inputs and Outputs: There is one pair of XLR inputs on Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A. If your CD player, Blu-Ray player or other source have XLR outputs you can connect them to the receiver's XLR Inputs for higher quality balanced connection. Out of 13.2 pre-outs on Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A one pair of them are XLR outputs. In case your external power amplifier has XLR inputs you can use the balanced connection for higher audio quality.
    • Analog Line Inputs: There are 6 pair of line inputs on Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha RX-V6A for connecting sources with analog outputs.
    • Digital Inputs: 3 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A 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:
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A
      Inputs:
      7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)
      8K Inputs: 7.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A
      Inputs:
      7   Outputs: 1
      8K Inputs: 7.
    • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A
      Inputs:
      2   Outputs: 0.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A
      Inputs:
      0   Outputs: 0.
    • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one.
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors. resolution on Component video connectors.
    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A
      Inputs:
      1   Outputs: 0.
    • Yamaha RX-V6A
      Inputs:
      0   Outputs: 0.

    Front A/V Inputs

    • Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A: USB
    • Yamaha RX-V6A: USB

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    Specifications

    And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

    BASICS Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    BrandYamahaYamaha
    SeriesAventage
    ModelRX-A6ARX-V6A
    TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
    CountryUSAUSA
    Release Year20212020
    AMPLIFIER Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Channels9.27.2
    Front Wide Channel Support
    THX™ Certification
    Continuous 6 Ω Rated
    Certified 4 Ω Performance
    Bi-amp Capability
    AUDIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Surround:AI™
    DACESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x1 ES9007S x1Burr-Brown PCM5102A
    DAC Specs384 kHz/32 Bit384 kHz/32 Bit
    Maximum Channel Processing11.27.1
    Air Studios Monitor Certification
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    Dolby Atmos Music
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Surround Upmixer
    Dolby Pro Logic
    Dolby Digital EX
    DTS:X
    DTS Neural:X
    DTS Virtual:X
    DTS Neo Neo:6
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    DTS 96/24
    DTS Express
    DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
    IMAX Enhanced
    Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDMP3, 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 up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
    High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
    Gapless Playback
    DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
    DSD to PCM Converter
    USB DAC
    Jitter ReductionUltra Low Jitter PLL
    DTS Dialog Control
    Dialog Level Adjustment
    Dialog Normalization
    Dialogue Lift
    Compressed Music Enhancer
    High-resolution Music Enhancer
    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
    Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ
    Audyssey Dynamic Volume
    Audyssey LFC
    Audyssey Sub EQ HT
    Audyssey DSX
    Straight Decoding Mode
    Pure Direct Mode
    CINEMA DSP HD3
    DSP Programs2417
    SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
    Virtual Speakers including surround back including surround back
    Independent Subwoofer Outputs
    CALIBRATION Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    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 YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
    YPAO Volume
    PEQ for SUBDown to 15.6 Hz
    VIDEO Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    HDMI Version2.12.1
    Enhanced ARC
    HDCP Version2.32.3
    HDR10
    HDR10+
    Dynamic HDR
    Dolby Vision
    HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    BT.2020 color space
    QMS (Quick Media Switching)
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
    QFT (Quick Frame transport)
    3-D Ready
    Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
    Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite
    Component Video Upscaling
    Analog to Analog Video conversion
    Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
    isf Certified Calibration Control
    CONNECTIVITY Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    MHL Input
    FireConnect
    FlareConnect
    MusicCast
    Chromecast Built-In
    DTS Play-Fi
    Works with Amazon Alexa
    Google assistant
    Apple Siri
    Works with SONOS
    AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
    Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
    Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet) (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
    InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
    Ethernet
    Ethernet Switch
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth SBC, AAC SBC, AAC
    HDBaseT Compatible
    HDMI Inputs77
    HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2/4)1
    8K Inputs77
    USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio PlayerUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
    USB DC Out Port
    Analog Audio Line Input5 unbalanced + 1 balanced3
    Analog Audio Line Output
    Phono Input
    Optical Inputs31
    Optical Outputs
    Coaxial Inputs21
    Composite Video Input2
    Composite Video Output
    S-Video Input
    S-Video Output
    Component Video Input1
    Component Video Output
    PC In
    Multi-Channel Input
    Analog Pre-Outs13.2 (11.2 unbalanced + 2 balanced)2.2
    XLR Inputs
    XLR Pre-outs Front L/R
    Front A/V InputsUSBUSB
    Speaker A/B
    Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
    ZONES Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Zones42
    Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3Zone 2
    Zone 2 OutsHDMI, RCA PreoutRCA Preout
    Zone 3 OutsRCA Preout
    Zone 4 OutsHDMI
    Zone B Video OutputHDMI
    Zone GUI
    RS-232C Interface
    +12V Trigger Output21
    Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 10 / 0
    Party Mode
    MISC Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    On-Screen DisplayGraphical User InterfaceGraphical User Interface
    SCENESCENE (8 sets)SCENE (8 sets)
    Web Browser Control
    PreAmp Mode
    DisplayHigh-resolution LCD display
    Remote Controller
    Detachable Power Cord
    dockport
    RADIO Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
    Presets4040
    Digital Radio
    Internet Radio
    Pandora
    Spotify
    Tidal
    Deezer
    Napster
    SiriusXM Internet Radio
    CONSTRUCTION Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    A.R.T. Wedge
    Speaker Terminals119
    Large Speaker Terminals119
    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
    Gold plated RCA terminals
    POWER Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption500 W360 W
    Standby Power0.4 W0.1 W
    GENERAL Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
    Auto Power Standby
    Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 192 mm x 442 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 271 mm x 442 mm)
    17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 17-3/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 17-3/8")
    435 mm x 171 mm x 377 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 245 mm x 377 mm)
    17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-5/8" x 14-7/8")
    Weight18.7 kg (41.2 lbs)9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
    Warranty3 Years2 Years
    SPECS Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A Yamaha RX-V6A
    Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2150 W (0.06% THD)100 W (0.06% THD)
    Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2165 W (0.9% THD)105 W (0.9% THD)
    Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)185 W (0.9% THD)125 W (0.9% THD)
    Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)150 W (10% THD)
    Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)200 W (0.9% THD)
    Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)250 W (10% THD)160 W (10% THD)
    Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)230 W (0.9% THD, Front)150 W (0.9% THD)
    THD0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 75 W, 8 Ω)0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
    THD (Phono)0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V)0.02% (Phono to PRE OUT, Pure Direct, 1 kHz, 1 V)
    Damping Factor120 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)250 mV/47 kΩ unbalanced
    260 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator off)
    520 mV/200 kΩ balanced (attenuator on)
    200 mV/47 kΩ
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)4.5 mV/47 kΩ3.5 mV/47 kΩ
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD) unbalanced
    2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD) balanced (attenuator off)
    4.8 V balanced (attenuator on)
    2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
    Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470 Ω unbalanced
    2.0 V/470 Ω balanced
    1.0 V/470Ω
    Maximum Preout Level and Impedance2.0 V unbalanced
    4.0 V balanced
    2.0 V
    S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB110 dB
    S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 dB95 dB
    Phono RIAA Deviation0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)±0.5 dB
    Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 2 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
    Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)150 µV (Speaker Out)
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/61 dB70 dB/50 dB
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)75 dB/60 dB60 dB/55 dB
    DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
    DSD Sampling Rates via USB11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
    Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
    0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
    1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
    Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
    Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Bluetooth Version4․24․2
    Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
    USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
    FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
    FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
    FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dBMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
    FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
    AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz530 kHz - 1710 kHz

    * - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
    ** - 480i/576i only
    *** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
    **** - 1080p signal is not converted

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