Yamaha RX-S601 Slimline AV Network Receiver With MusicCast

Model: RX-S601BL UPC: 027108951683 Item: 165737


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The RX-S601 is the Premiere Yamaha Slimline Receiver

Control all of your MusicCast devices as you watch your favorite flicks using Yamaha's RX-S601 Slimline AV Network Receiver. Updated with the latest technology for 4K pass-through and MusicCast multiroom support, this device is designed for movie nights and personal concerts in your living room. It also features built-in WiFi, AirPlay, and support for Spotify and Pandora, so the music can keep playing through each compatible room.

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  • Yamaha 5.1 channel slimline receiver
  • MusicCast wireless multiroom audio support
  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct
  • AirPlay, Spotify, Pandora music streaming service and AV Controller App
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Front panel USB connection for digital docking with iPod / iPhone and USB flash drives
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • 1-channel powerful surround sound
  • Zone 2 audio with Party Mode
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • Dimensions: 17.13” W x 4.38” H x 12.88” D
  • Weight: 17.2 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Yamaha's Future Proofed Receiver 

Looking to upgrade to a modern receiver designed to precisely control your entire home theater system? We’ve got you covered. Our Yamaha RX-S601 Slimline AV Network Receiver with MusicCast is one of our best values. Anchored by an advanced Yamaha amp, this beauty is a fully connected beast, able to turn Bluetooth signals into vibrant speaker sound. Slim and unobtrusive, it’s the perfect technological muscle for any 4K Ultra HD lover’s home theater.

The Better Bluetooth Receiver

Enjoy the very latest in connection options with the RX-S601. Stream from your favorite devices or to your favorite wireless headphones with Bluetooth. Enjoy rich, full sound via AirPlay with full support for every codec in your library, including DSD, FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless. Plus, with Compressed Music Enhancer, your compressed files (such as MP3s) are restored to near-hi-res fidelity with your Yamaha slimline receiver. 

Free Your Music

Bring music into every room with MusicCast. Enjoy the ability to access all your content, your CD and vinyl and MP3 and MP4 libraries, your favorite movies and TV shows, Youtube channels and Pandora stations -- all from one app, seamlessly. Enjoy the experience of your sound following you from room to room with the RX-S601.

4K Ultra HD Ready

Ready for Ultra HD? Your receiver is. Not only does it have 3D HD support, but with six HDMI inputs and one output, it supports full 4K Ultra HD channel pass-through. Not only that, but with CEC enablement, your receiver turns off along with your TV. The feature rich RX-S601 truly delivers the versatility a modern receiver should. 

No Wires Needed

Don’t want to route cables from every device into your receiver? Connect your entire home theater wirelessly via your router with the RX-S601’s built-in wifi connection. Turn your favorite device into the RX-S601’s remote with Yamaha’s exclusive A/V Controller, exclusive on Google Play and the Apple Store. No home wi-fi network? Connect to your favorite devices and stream music -- as well as use AirPlay and your A/V control -- from  your speakers with Wireless Direct.

Cinematic Sound

Create movie-theater-quality sound-fields with the RX-S601’s DSP feature set. It’s combined with Virtual CINEMA FRONT, which mimics 5.1-channel surround sound, no matter where in the room your speakers are. Enjoy the full HD Audio with its CINEMA DSP 3D functionality, and volume that’s always just right with its built-in Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (DRC). Control with just one touch via the SCENE button -- or with your A/V remote app.

The Advanced Audio Suite

Yamaha's tech simply can't be matched by other receivers - with Gapless Playback, get rid of MP3 gaps that don’t exist on CDs and vinyl. It’s part of the RX-S601’s advanced audio control package, along with extra bass to add resonance and depth even to a small speaker. Subwoofer Trim enhances low frequencies by avoiding overlap between your subwoofer and front speakers. And with Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Analyzer, setup is a cinch! It automatically calibrates your speakers to achieve the best, clearest sound possible. 




  • Channel: 5.1
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 95 W (6 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 60 W (6 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 90 / 110 / 140 / 160 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes


  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (including for Bluetooth)
  • YPAO sound optimization: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)


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

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 6 in / 1 out (HDCP 2.2: 1 in / 1 out)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, device control)
  • USB Input: iPod / iPhone, 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: 3 / 1
  • Preout: Subwoofer
  • Headphone Output: 1


  • MusicCast: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (AAC)


  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

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

Zone Control

  • Powered Zone: Choice of Zone 2 or Surround Speakers


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8” x 4-3/8” x 12-7/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 6-7/8” x 12-7/8)
  • Weight: 17.2 lbs.



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