Yamaha RX-A660 AVENTAGE 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver

Model: RX-A660BL UPC: 027108953694 Item: 166612

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This 7.2-channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver is designed to provide high quality sound and video utilizing the latest in sound technologies with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ and advanced video features like 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support. Access streaming music services with built-in Wi-Fi and conveniently connect a smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth® for quick wireless access to your favorite music. This device also supports MusicCast to deliver wireless multiroom audio playback, all controlled by a simple app.

  • AVENTAGE Craftsmanship: Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance through engineering
  • Aluminum front panel and Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge
  • Discrete amplifier configuration
  • 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 support
  • Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X™ surround sound processing (5.1.2-ch)
  • Bluetooth®, built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct for wireless music streaming
  • AirPlay®, Pandora®, Spotify®, Internet Radio and AV Controller app
  • MusicCast wireless multiroom audio compatible
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • YPAO™ sound optimization

AVENTAGE Craftsmanship: Designed to deliver the highest levels of audio performance through engineering

Craftsmanship in engineering design. The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality

Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge

A firm foundation. The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.

Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality

Low jitter, high quality. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits

Shielded from noise. All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.


Multiroom audio. MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.

All Your Content

MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth® sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.

Bluetooth® - Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from mobile devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

Bluetooth® Output for Convenient Music Streaming

In and out. The RX-A660 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A660 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

Easily Set Up MusicCast with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.

Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network

Smarter connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

Network Functions

Access more. This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify®, Pandora® or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

AirPlay® Allows Streaming Music to AV Receivers

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad®, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art via AV receiver's on-screen display.

Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

Millions of songs. With the Spotify app on your mobile device, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your mobile device and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify.

Support for the Latest Surround Format, Dolby Atmos®

Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®. It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. Music, people, and objects come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are truly there. The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

Support for the Latest Surround Format, DTS:X™

DTS:X™ is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. The combination of DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ Playback

Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as both sound formats.

4K Ultra HD Video Pass-through with HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 Support

Darker blacks, whiter whites, and more vivid colors. This unit supports the latest HDMI® standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through only). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

SCENE for One-Touch Start

Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop. *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.

Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. It is also compatible with high-resolution audio codecs such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple® Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

Compressed Music Enhancer

Hear more. When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption

No intermissions. Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

YPAO™ Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup

YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Zone B Output for 2-channel Sound in a Second Room

Zone B output capability allows the receiver to send 2-channel sound to a second zone, so the main zone now has 5-channel output. This means that users can enjoy stereo sound in a second room. The same source will play in both zones (cannot use two sources).

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Be virtually surrounded. The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

Enjoy virtual surround sound. Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual surround sound filled with realism, from only front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a center speaker at the front to enjoy virtual surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localization. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

Feel your lows. This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

Improved sound imaging. The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused soundstage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

Easy and convenient operation. This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes®, Google Play or the Amazon App store to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes and much, much more from an iPhone® or Android™ device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

Create sound fields at home. This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. It is now possible to use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters in a basic or advanced mode to match the mood of your favorite movie or music album.

AV Setup Guide for Easier Installation

Install with ease. The AV SETUP GUIDE makes it much easier to perform the set up process with the Yamaha AV receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android™ tablets.

ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%

Go Green. When ECO mode is turned on it can reduce power consumption by about 20 percent.

Selectable Auto Power Standby

Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.


Audio Features

  • 7-channel surround sound
  • 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • 140 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
  • 5th foot with Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge to reduce vibration
  • Aluminum front panel offers visual and aural benefits
  • Selected high quality parts to achieve optimum audio performance
  • Full discrete amp configuration
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Direct mode for high quality sound reproduction
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Assignable amplifiers for front speaker bi-amp connection
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz audio playback
  • FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback
  • Apple® Lossless audio playback
  • Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth®

Video Features

  • HDMI® (4 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD full support with 4K/60p (4:4:4), HDCP 2.2 (4 in / 1 out), HDR video and BT.2020 pass-through
  • 4K Ultra HD video upscaling from analog and HDMI® inputs
  • Supports Deep Color (30 / 36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip sync compensation
  • High quality video processing
  • Precise deinterlacing
    • Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
    • Multicadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection

Advanced Features

  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming (SBC / AAC)
  • Network functions
    • Wi-Fi® built in (802.11b/g/n)
    • Easy Wi-Fi setup: iOS Wi-Fi settings sharing, WPS, etc.
    • Wireless Direct® connects a mobile device directly without home network
    • AirPlay® allows music streaming from Mac®, PC, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®
    • AV Controller App for operating various functions from iOS or Android™ smartphones and tablets
    • Access to: Internet radio (vTuner: MP3 and WMA streams)
      • Streaming services: Pandora®, Spotify
      • Music files on PC / NAS: WAV, MP3, WMA,
      • AAC, FLAC, Apple® Lossless, AIFF, DSD
    • DLNA® 1.5 certified
  • High-resolution audio playback support
  • Gapless playback compatibility
  • Front panel connection for USB flash drives
  • Advanced GUI on-screen display with HD capability
  • YPAO™ sound optimization for automatic room calibration
  • Ability to change HDMI® inputs while in Standby
  • Through mode
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0-500 ms)
  • Internet radio bookmark
  • Background video feature (for radio, USB, Bluetooth®, network and auxiliary inputs)
  • Zone B speaker output provides 2-channel sound in a second room
  • SCENE buttons with direct power on (BD / DVD, TV, Net and Radio)
  • HDMI® CEC powers up compatible TVs and Blu-ray Disc™ players

Surround Realism

  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer with CINEMA DSP
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides surround without rear speakers
  • Virtual Surround Back Speakers for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Extra Bass enriches bass sound even with small speakers
  • Adaptive DRC (dynamic range control) and Adaptive DSP Level
  • SILENT CINEMA™ to enjoy surround sound with headphones
  • Two subwoofer outputs (simultaneous outputs)

Eco-Friendly Design

  • ECO mode operation for about 20%* less power consumption
    • *Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement)
  • Low standby power consumption of 0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby function with variable time setting


RX-A660 Specifications

Amplifier Section

  • Channel 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven) 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 145 W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 120 / 140 / 170 / 190 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs 17
  • Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker Yes
  • Dialogue Lift Yes
  • Dolby Atmos Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
  • DTS:X Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio Yes

Audio Features

  • Compressed Music Enhancer Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
  • YPAO sound optimization Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge Yes
  • Bi-amp capability Yes
  • Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through Yes (4K/60p, 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D pass-through Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-SyncYes


  • HDMI Input/Output 4 / 1 (HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
  • HDMI CEC Yes
  • USB Input USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  • Network Port Yes
  • Front AV Input USB / Mini Jack
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 1 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output 4 (front 1) / 0
  • Composite Video Input/Output 4 / 1

Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)


  • Subwoofer (2 x mono)
  • Headphone Output 1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display Yes (color OSD)
  • SCENE (4 sets)
  • App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
  • Remote Control Unit Yes

Zone Control

  • Zone B Output Yes


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
  • Auto Power Standby Yes
  • ECO mode Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 17-1/8” x 6-3/8” x 12-7/8”
  • 17-1/8” x 8-3/4” x 12-7/8” (with antenna)
  • Weight 17.9 lbs.


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