Yamaha Releases Two RX-V AV Receivers Aimed at HomeAV

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Yamaha just released two new RX-V AV receivers for the HomeAV market. Redesigned from the ground up, the new RX-V line added support for 8K, HDMI 2.1 and HDR10+.

The RX-V4A and RX-V6A, offering five and seven channels of support, respectively, are both 4K and 8K and pass-through via HDMI with the RX-V6A having seven inputs and four inputs on the RX-V4A. Advances to the RX-V lineup in 2020 begin with a new look — inside and out — with a simplified design that features a high-resolution LCD and a jog dial with touch-sensitive buttons.

The look is matched by capabilities and support for the most stunning audio and visual experiences available. This includes HDMI 2.1 compatibility, providing faster, smoother and uninterrupted entertainment and gameplay with auto low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rates (VRR), quick frame transport (QFT) and quick media switching (QMS). This is especially helpful for compatibility with Ultra HD TVs and emerging 8K setups and in preparation for the latest gaming platforms arriving this fall. To support the use of powered HDMI cables for longer wiring needs, Yamaha has boosted the power supply from HDMI outputs to 300 milliamperes.

Both models offer the entire suite of MusicCast capabilities and app control, including Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, built-in music streaming services, multi-room audio and voice control via Alexa, Google and Siri-enabled devices. Also, both the RX-V4A and RX-V6A offer MusicCast Surround, allowing optional wireless MusicCast speakers to be paired and used as surrounds in a 5.1-channel-setup without the need for speaker wire to the AV receiver.

All inputs on the RX-V4A and RX-V6A support Dolby Vision. In addition to DTS-X and Dolby Atmos, the RX-V6A goes even further by offering Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization, simulating the overhead sound experience for an immersive, 360-degree sound field in several speaker configurations.

RX-V6A at a glance:

  • 7.2-channel, 100-watt AV receiver with Zone 2
  • 8K@60Hz & 4K@120Hz, HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7-in/1-out)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  • YPAO multipoint automatic room calibration
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant
  • MusicCast multiroom app control with optional wireless surrounds
  • $599.95 MSRP, available September 2020

RX-V4A at a glance:

  • 5.1-channel, 80-watt AV receiver
  • 8K@60Hz & 4K@120Hz, HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (4-in/1-out)
  • YPAO automatic room calibration
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant
  • MusicCast multiroom app control with optional wireless surrounds
  • $439.95 MSRP, available August 2020