Yamaha

Can AV Receivers Make Home Theaters Even More Exciting?

Yamaha Says Yes… Yes, They Can

Like the cicadas that emerge from the ground every 17 years, Yamaha emerges with totally revamped receivers approximately every 10 years. Well, custom integrators, 2020 is the year these events converge. And, both are generating a lot of buzz.

Yamaha’s new RX-V line of receivers keep your customer one (or 10) steps ahead of home entertainment technology.

Content, along with its special effects and sound, is constantly improving. Yamaha’s RX-V line doesn’t keep up. It stays ahead.

You’re installing systems that deliver the high-res 4K experience, and even some 8K. Soon enough 8K will be the standard for home theaters and the RX-V receivers are ready, and waiting, for it. Even better? Yamaha states they’re capable of supporting what comes after 8K. Your customers who’ve been hesitant to invest big money in a receiver can feel confident this is the brand and lineup to last.

Yamaha’s RX-V line supports the latest trends and specifications for home entertainment, setups, plus gaming use. Features include support for 8K 60Hz, HDMI 2.1 and HDR10+ to handle the hottest technology.

The two receiver models for your selling pleasure.

Now, Yamaha’s RX-V line has two new models: the RX-V4A and RX-V6A. If your customers subscribe to 4K content or they want a receiver that’s ready for the 8K world, both models are built to support and pass through the highest resolution content available.

According to Yamaha, no other AV receiver on the planet offers as many 8K HDMI inputs as their new models, with three on the RX-V6A (7 inputs total) and all four inputs on the RX-V4A. That’s a big selling point!

So much to love both inside and out.

Start with a new look, inside and out, plus a simplified, modern design and a new, high-resolution LCD and jog dial with touch-sensitive buttons.

Both models include HDMI 2.1 compatibility for faster, smoother and uninterrupted images and gameplay with auto low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rates (VRR), quick frame transport (QFT) as well as quick media switching (QMS). All just in time for the new gaming platforms later this year.

Have projects using powered HDMI cables that require longer wiring? Yamaha has boosted the power supply from HDMI outputs to 300mA.

Both models have app control, MusicCast and Dolby Vision galore.

  • Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay 2
  • Spotify Connect
  • Built-in music streaming services
  • Multi-room audio and voice control using Alexa, Google and Siri-enabled devices

MusicCast Surround enables optional wireless MusicCast speakers to be paired and used as surrounds in a 5.1-ch. Setup. No ugly trailing speaker wires.

Inputs support Dolby Vision.

The RX-V6A supports DTS-X, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization that simulates overhead sounds for an immersive, 360-degree sound field.

Down and dirty spec comparison.

RX-V6A

  • 7.2-ch., 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 Multi-Point automatic room calibration
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant**
  • MusicCast multi-room app control with optional wireless surrounds
  • Available October 2020

RX-V4A

  • 5.1-ch., 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 multi-room app control with optional wireless surrounds
  • Available October 2020

*Available via firmware update
**Supported by English and French

It’ll be about another 10 years before Yamaha unveils a revamped receiver line. Plenty of time for your customers to feel they got their money’s worth.