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Yamaha RX-V6 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast

Model: RX-V6ABL UPC: 027108959009 Item: 175149


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Product Information

This 7.2-channel, 100 Watt AV receiver boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio, including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, wireless streaming and more.

Features

  • 7.2-channel 100 Watt surround sound with Zone 2
  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz HDMI (with future firmware update) with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in/1 out)
  • Supports enhanced media and gaming - ALLM, VRR, QFT, QMS (with future firmware update)
  • Dolby Atmos with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (with future firmware update) and DTS:X
  • Wi-Fi®, AirPlay 2®, Spotify Connect and Voice Control
  • MusicCast multi-room audio app control
  • Pandora®, Spotify, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • YPAO automatic room calibration with R.S.C. and Multi-Point
  • Phono input
  • MusicCast Surround-capable: add optional MusicCast speakers to provide wireless surrounds for a 5.1-channel setup

Specifications

Specifications

Amplifier Section

  • Channel: 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2-ch driven): 100 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • High Slew Rate Amplifier: Yes

Video Features

  • HDMI with eARC: Yes
  • HDR10+: Yes (via future firmware update)
  • Dolby Vision: Yes

Connectivity

  • MusicCast Surround: Yes
  • HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 1
  • HDMI 8K/60Hz support: 3 / 1
  • HDMI CEC: Yes
  • USB Input: Yes
  • Network Port: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • AirPlay 2: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
  • Front Input: USBDigital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 1 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 1 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 / 0
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Preout: 2.2-ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

General

  • 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 6-3/4” x 14-7/8”
    (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-5/8” x 14-7/8”)
    Weight: 21.6 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • AM Antenna
  • FM Antenna
  • YPAO microphone
  • Remote control
  • Batteries x2
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety brochure

 

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Yamaha RX-V6 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast

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Rated 4 out of 5
Slightly Disappointed, but Still a Good Receiver
The RX-V6A replaced my 17 year old Yamaha RX-V2400 120W 7.1 receiver, I was truly impressed with the RX-V2400 receiver that is why I purchased the RX-V6A receiver. The reason I had to replace the receiver was my projector in my home theater system went out which was also 17 years old. The technological advances in the industry required I convert to a digital system (HDMI) which the highest level on the RX-V2400 was component video (HD 1080P). I noticed that several amenities were left off the RX-V6A which I thought was at the same level as the RX-V2400. The Wattage was lower 100W vs 120W, the power supply plugs with switch removed, Bi-Amp support without removing speaker, Speaker B removed, one Zone removed, banana plug spacing changed so standard +/- plugs connectors won't work (had to break them apart), No remote-control programming and No printed owner's manual (this really makes getting familiar with the product more difficult). I guess it was necessary to eliminate these niceties to keep the price about the same as I paid in 2004. After using the unit I do noticed better fidelity in the sound, I like the clean and natural sound of this receiver. Also I can hear more sound separation and movement than the previous receiver. I appreciate assigning dedicated buttons on the remote for USB, NET, BLUETOOTH, etc… One area I was worried about was the ability to listen to a separate sound source while looking at TV was preserved. It took about a week or more to get familiar with the new receiver although I was familiar with Yamaha's operation. Overall, I didn't see the type of improvements I would expect, the sound is good to great but the receiver's capabilities and functionality have been diminished.
April 17, 2021
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 4 out of 5
Lots of ways to get the sound field you want
This receiver packs a lot of features into a quality product that is affordable. This is my first new receiver in over 10 years and I love the streaming and network control features. For a medium size room this has plenty of power and lots of speaker options. The sound can be shaped from pure direct option where the original has surround sound (like ATMOS) or it can be enhanced with a light or heavy touch as appropriate for the type of recording and scene you want to set.
The only problem experienced is with the HDMI interface to the tv. After reinitializing the tv (lg-cx) the popping has stopped but there appears to be unresolved issues when using certain HDMI settings.
March 28, 2021
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 4 out of 5
Mixed feeling
I liked the clean and natural sound of this receiver. Also sound bubble created while watching a movie is awesome. I mean i can hear better sound movement compared to my older 2017 receiver.
However after finding 2.1 hdmi bug in Nov 2020, no-one is commenting if this will be fixed via firmware upgrade while wirting this review in Feb 2021.Thats not being transparent and holding customers.
February 4, 2021
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice mid-level AVR!
Just received my Yamaha RX-V6A today. Setup was very easy after hooking up everything it went straight to a firmware update took about 20 minutes. I'm still running though this very nice looking AVR! I have it setup in a 5.1 set for now will do 7.2 very soon. Now for as how it performs, Flawlessly no issues whatsoever it is a very detailed sounding AVR. The new Display is welcomed, very easy to read from my sitting area of 10ft away from my audio rack. You can turn off the front display. World Wide Stereo shipped it out and received it without any issues. Customer service was outstanding, Customer service specialist, Ira Segall, answered all my questions plus was very Professional and courteous. I do recommend World Wide Stereo and of course Yamaha!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 11, 2020
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am really happy with my choice
The RX V6A is replacing my 10 year old receiver, and I am happy I decided to go back to a Yamaha unit. I am just blown away with the quality and look of this unit.
October 8, 2020
Originally posted at
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What speaker set would be best paired with this receiver for a room that is 19.6'x14.3'x10'?
A shopper on May 1, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The Yamaha RX-V6 has the capability of connecting and driving a very wide assortment of speakers in a 5.1, 7.1, or 2.0 configuration. There are several primary considerations: speaker size bookshelf or floor standing, location within your large room, and your budget. Take a look at Home Theater Systems & Speaker Packages on our website. It will give you many options priced from $999.00 to well over $5000.00. Our product specialists and store personnel will be happy to assist you in finding the best speaker set for your system and budget and can be reached at 866.961.7781
Does this have AM and FM Tuners??
A shopper on Jan 14, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. All Yamaha Home Theater Surround Receivers include an AM/FM tuner.
Will this display the track playing the way my TSR-7850 does? The display looks small
A shopper on Oct 11, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The RX-V6 will display track playing like the 7850. The display is slightly smaller, however.
How many of the hdmi inputs are 2.1 supporting 4k@120hz?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The preliminary specifications provided by Yamaha for this new model do not specify HDMI 2.1. However, all 7 HDMI inputs are specified to support 4K/60Hz and HDMI inputs 1, 2, and 3 support 8K/60Hz.
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