Yamaha RX-V4A Review and Specs

Yamaha RX-V4A (Australian version)

SCORE:
76
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Highlights

  • 5.2 channels
  • 5.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input
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Overview

Yamaha RX-V4A was introduced in 2020. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 76 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
68
VIDEO FEATURES
98
AUDIO FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
82
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
51
RADIO
85
OVERALL
76

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha RX-V4A.

PROS
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Pro Logic
👍   DTS Neo
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   Gapless Playback
👍   DSD via HDMI
👍   DSD via USB
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   HDR10
👍   HDR10+
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   QMS
👍   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
👍   VRR
👍   QFT
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   MusicCast
👍   Works with Amazon Alexa
👍   Google assistant
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   eARC
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   USB Input
👍   Zones
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Digital Radio
👍   Spotify
👍   Tidal
👍   Deezer
👍   Napster
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👎   No Front Wide Channel Support
👎   Not Certified 4 Ω Performance
👎   Few Channel Processing
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👎   No Dolby Surround Upmixer
👎   No DTS:X
👎   No DTS Neural:X
👎   No DTS Virtual:X
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👎   No DTS Dialog Control
👎   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👎   No Chromecast Built-In
👎   Does Not Work with SONOS
👎   Few HDMI Inputs
👎   Few HDMI Outputs
👎   Few Analog Audio Line Inputs
👎   No Phono Input
👎   No Composite Video Inputs
👎   No Component Video Inputs
👎   No Multi-Channel Input
👎   No Analog Pre-Outs
👎   No Pandora
👎   No SiriusXM Internet Radio

Amplifier

Yamaha RX-V4A has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 8K passthrough up to 60p and 4K upscaling up to 60p. It can bypass HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and 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 up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha RX-V4A features 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.


Room Correction

Yamaha RX-V4A comes with YPAO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Yamaha RX-V4A can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Front panel has USB input.

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Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha RX-V4A.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
ModelRX-V4A
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryAustralia
Release Year2020
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-Brown PCM5101A
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
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
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
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
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
YPAO Volume
VIDEO
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
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 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Input4
HDMI Output1
USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input3
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In1
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out1 /
Composite Video Input
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSB
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
Zone B Video Output
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
Party Mode
MISC
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE (4 sets)
Web Browser Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller
Detachable Power Cord
dockport
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM only
Presets40
Digital Radio DAB/DAB+
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals5
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption260 W
Standby Power0.1 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)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")
Weight8.8 kg (19.4 lbs)
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)115 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)145 W (10% THD)
THD0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 40 W, 6 Ω)
Damping Factor100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470Ω (Subwoofer)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)70 dB/50 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version4.2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
DAB Freq174.928 MHz - 239.200 MHz (Band III)
DAB audio formatsMPEG 1 Layer II/MPEG-4 HE-AAC v2 (aacPlus v2)

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

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