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

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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.


  • 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



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


  • 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


  • 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



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

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Rated 5 out of 5
Surround Sound In A Small Room
After plugging in my Bluray, CD, MD, Roku, and the TV and placing the speakers, the last step was to "tune them to the room." My living room is small, and I feared the distance between the speakers would create trouble overlapping sounds. Following the online instruction and placing the tuning microphone, I played my first 5.1 DVD movie. What a theater experience I had. I could follow the sounds through my ears and track the voice as if they were in my small room.

One additional thought to add. This Yamaha receiver pairs well with the other components. On powering up, it automatically switches to the device I am using. Turning off my Sony TV or Blueray, the RX-V6A also switches OFF. Sweet.
August 1, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Yamaha RX-V6A
Its just an awesome amp
July 21, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
I would buy this product again and again
Replaced a Yamaha flagship owned for two decades!
The quality and reliability is outstanding
March 21, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
My 1st Yamaha Receiver
Been using Onkyo receivers for the last 20 years. With how the last one died, I wanted something sturdy, dependable, high quality in every possible respect. Use mainly along with a Panasonic DP-UB820 and polk es50, es35, es20 speakers along with a Klipsch R121sw subwoofer. Musical taste is heavily progressive rock and jazz and classical. This receiver shines in every respect. And movies are unbelievable. Better experience than when I've been at the theater. Very clean sounding. This unit does it all effortlessly .
February 4, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Improvement to home theater
Bought this to replace RX-A2010 because I wanted better connectivity. The A2010 performed flawlessly but was lacking in that regard. Was concerned that the RX-V6A was a step down in quality but have not noticed any drop off. Was convinced by many reviews of the product and so far completely agree this is an excellent home theater receiver.
February 3, 2023
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Rated 4 out of 5
I have always had a Yamaha receiver, but...
I have always loved the Yamaha receivers since the first analog one I bought. I use the receivers for everything from watching TV to movies to Playstation 2 thru 4 so far. I upgraded to this receiver about a year ago and have had troubles with the satellite TV. It flickers at times and takes a bit to get it to stop. I've tried different settings and can't get it to stop. I update regularly, but it still does it from time to time.
Has anyone else had this problem? Or have a fix for it?
February 1, 2023
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Rated 4 out of 5
Sound very clean and natural
Easy to program. . Every selection in the menu needs more information about the settings.
January 23, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Packed with features.
Love this feature rich AV receiver. Did a hw upgrade for the HDMI fix and since everything operates flawlessly. Frankly it packs a punch in feature set and will likely use a fraction of it but eager to explore. Great value too compared to comparably featured competitors.
November 8, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice sounding Receiver
I have it connected to my TV, setup for 7.1 channel system.
November 5, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
This is a great Unit
My former YAMAHA Unit was great and 10 years old; it ran well until it started to die. So, I again chose a YAMAHA of equivalent capability. The Unit exceeds my old one in capability and versatility, but--VERY POOR Manual; VERY POOR MENU SYSTEM and hard to set up. One sentence per page manual; no index and sections do not relate. It is like a kid put it together and then translated to badly. Hard to ge my Logitec Universal remote to control it. It is very functional once you get past all the poor documentation--thankfully the YAMAGA HELP LINE was VERY GOOD. I would buy it again, but if you are not technically oriented, better have someone who can set it up!
September 27, 2022
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Does it have Atmos DTS?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. The Yamaha RX-V6A has Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization.
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.