Yamaha RX-V4A Review and Specs

Yamaha RX-V4A (Canadian version)

SCORE:
48

Highlights

  • 80 W (8 โ„ฆ, 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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Yamaha RX-V4A 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 48 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
44
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
24
CONNECTIVITY
43
MULTIZONE
20
MISCELLANEOUS
18
RADIO
89
OVERALL
48

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
DSD via HDMI ๐Ÿ‘
DSD via USB ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through ๐Ÿ‘
VRR ๐Ÿ‘
QFT ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling ๐Ÿ‘
MusicCast ๐Ÿ‘
Works with Amazon Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Google assistant ๐Ÿ‘
Ethernet ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
eARC ๐Ÿ‘
New HDCP Version ๐Ÿ‘
USB Input ๐Ÿ‘
Zones ๐Ÿ‘
Analog Tuner ๐Ÿ‘
Internet Radio ๐Ÿ‘
Pandora ๐Ÿ‘
Spotify ๐Ÿ‘
Tidal ๐Ÿ‘
Deezer ๐Ÿ‘
Napster ๐Ÿ‘
SiriusXM Internet Radio ๐Ÿ‘
New Bluetooth Version ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few Channel Processing ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey LFC ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dynamic HDR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No MHL Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No FireConnect ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No FlareConnect ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Play-Fi ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few HDMI Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few HDMI Outputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few Analog Audio Line Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Phono Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Composite Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Component Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Analog Pre-Outs ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha RX-V4A has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 80 W (8 โ„ฆ, 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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Detailed Specifications

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

BASICS
BrandYamaha
ModelRX-V4A
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryCanada
Release Year2020
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.2
Front Wide Channel Supportโœ–
THXโ„ข Certificationโœ–
Continuous 6 โ„ฆ Ratedโœ”
Certified 4 โ„ฆ Performanceโœ–
Bi-amp Capabilityโœ”
AUDIO
Surround:AIโ„ขโœ–
DACBurr-Brown PCM5101A
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationโœ–
Dolby TrueHDโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerโœ–
Dolby Pro Logicโœ” PLII
Dolby Digital EXโœ–
DTS:Xโœ–
DTS Neural:Xโœ–
DTS Virtual:Xโœ–
DTS Neoโœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioโœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioโœ”
DTS 96/24โœ”
DTS Expressโœ–
DTS-ESโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerโœ–
PCMโœ” 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 Networkโœ” up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBโœ–
Gapless Playbackโœ”
DSD via HDMIโœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USBโœ” 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converterโœ–
USB DACโœ–
DTS Dialogue Controlโœ–
Dialog Level Adjustmentโœ”
Dialog Normalizationโœ–
Dialogue Liftโœ–
Compressed Music Enhancerโœ”
High-resolution Music Enhancerโœ–
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)โœ”
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingโœ”
Audyssey Dynamic EQโœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeโœ–
Audyssey LFCโœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTโœ–
Audyssey DSXโœ–
Straight Decoding Modeโœ”
Pure Direct Modeโœ”
CINEMA DSPโœ”
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPโœ”
Virtual Speakersโœ”
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputโœ–
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.โœ” YPAO sound optimization
YPAO Volumeโœ”
VIDEO
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ” via firmware update
Dynamic HDRโœ–
BT.2020 color spaceโœ”
Dolby Visionโœ”
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)โœ”
Quick Media Switching (QMS)โœ” via firmware update
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)โœ” via firmware update
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)โœ” via firmware update
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)โœ” via firmware update
3-D Readyโœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscalingโœ” up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversionโœ–
Component Video Upscalingโœ–
Analog to Analog Video conversionโœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputโœ–
FireConnectโœ–
FlareConnectโœ–
MusicCastโœ”
Chromecast Built-Inโœ–
DTS Play-Fiโœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaโœ”
Google assistantโœ”
Works with SONOSโœ–
AirPlayโœ” AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connectionโœ” iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote Appโœ” (iPhoneยฎ / iPadยฎ / Androidโ„ข phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueโœ–
Ethernetโœ”
Ethernet Switchโœ–
Wi-Fiโœ”
Bluetoothโœ” SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatibleโœ–
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Outputs1
USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portโœ–
Analog Audio Line Inputs3
Analog Audio Line Outputsโœ–
Phono Inputโœ–
Optical Inputs1
Optical Outputsโœ–
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / No
Composite Video Inputsโœ–
Composite Video Outputsโœ–
S-Video Inputsโœ–
S-Video Outputsโœ–
Component Video Inputsโœ–
Component Video Outputsโœ–
PC Inโœ–
Multi-Channel Inputโœ–
Analog Pre-Outs0.2
XLR Inputsโœ–
XLR Pre-outsโœ–
Front A/V InputsUSB
Speaker A/Bโœ–
Headphone Outโœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
Zone B Video Outputโœ–
RS-232 Interfaceโœ–
+12V Trigger Outputโœ–
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
Party Modeโœ–
MISC
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
SCENESCENE (4 sets)
Web Controlโœ–
PreAmp Modeโœ–
Remote Controllerโœ”
Detachable Power Cordโœ–
dockportโœ–
RADIO
Analog Tunerโœ” FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radioโœ–
Internet Radioโœ”
Pandoraโœ”
Spotifyโœ”
Tidalโœ”
Deezerโœ”
Napsterโœ”
SiriusXM Internet Radioโœ”
CONSTRUCTION
A.R.T. Wedgeโœ–
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals5
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsโœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsโœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption260 W
Standby Power0.1 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionโœ”
Auto Power Standbyโœ”
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 (8 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)80 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 2 channel Driven, FTC)95 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)115 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (8 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)140 W (10% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)145 W (10% THD)
THD0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 40 W, 8 โ„ฆ)
Damping Factor100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 โ„ฆ)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kโ„ฆ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470โ„ฆ (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 ยตV (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 Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 ยตV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency530 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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