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Yamaha RX-V6A 4K 7.2 Channel AV Receiver $990 Delivered @ Amazon AU


I've been looking at upgrading my RX-V385 and found this. RRP is $1299.00

Specs from Yamaha

Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 150 W (4 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 100 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
DSP Programs 17
Virtual Presence Speaker / Virtual Surround Back Speaker
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Surround / DTS:X / DTS-HD Master Audio
File Format - MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Pure Direct
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Bi-amp capability
DA Converter 384 kHz / 32-bit BB PCM5101A
HDMI Audio Return Channel
HDMI Pass-through 8K / 60 Hz, 4K / 120 Hz (via firmware update)
HDMI Up-scaling Yes up to 4K
HDR 10+ Yes (via firmware update)
Dolby Vision
MusicCast Surround
HDMI Input/Output 7 / 1
HDMI CEC / USB Input / Network Port / Wi-Fi / AirPlay / Bluetooth
FM/AM Tuner / DAB Tuner
On-screen display / App Control
Zone 2 Audio Output Preout / Powered Zone 2
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 W x 171 H x 377 D mm
Weight 9.8 kg

Also a link here for Yamaha addressing the HDMI 2.1 concerns: https://au.yamaha.com/en/news_events/2020/2020_avr-hdmi-caut...

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    • Possibly, I'm not sure if VideoPro is an authorised Yamaha dealer, I have confirmed with Yamaha that Amazon AU is an authorised dealer. Plus Amazon has the product in stock, VideoPro is showing it as on back order.

  • Looks like this has eARC and not just ARC.

  • I'd probably have gone for it if it had pre-outs for all channels

    • Can I ask how all channell pre outs get used? I understand having the front and subs pre out. But for surrounds too? Extra power in amps? Is it multiple stereo amps for each set of channels?

      • Power amps come in all channel configurations. Rotel 1095 is a 5 channel power amp with 200w per channel. Most power ratings for AVRs are only spec'd at 2 channel i.e. this amp is 100wpc 2ch driven. With this amp in 7.2 config, even if you run your fronts via preoouts to a separate amp to take the load off the AVR - it only leaves [email protected] to be spread across the other 5 channel's. Might not make a difference if you run 5 satellite's but it'll be underpowered if your running 5 floor standing full range surround speakers. Always best to have headroom.

  • Why are anything above 7.2 still so expensive and not coming down in price. Because to go from 7.2 to 9.2 is almost double the price still.

    • moving into flagship territory…they figure if you can afford the speakers, you can afford the amp.

      More amp channels = bigger transformer, more complicated to cool and fit in the same space…but probably mostly the flagship thing

    • Yes, I've been waiting for the Denon AVR-X3700 to go on special, hasnt budged dollar in ages.

  • First HDMI 2.1 receiver on sale?

    I'd get it but looks like there are lots of problems right now with HDMI 2.1 receivers: https://www.stereo.net.au/news/big-hdmi-woes-for-latest-rece...

    Any ideas if this suffers from the same issues?

  • Impulse buy is bad. Just paid $1100 during the weekend. :__(

    • Damn. Did you get yours yet? Thoughts?

      • I replaced my rxv679 with this in order to get Atmos. The rxv6a is lighter and though the look is more modern the plastic front actually feels less premium than the previous model.

        The rxv679 is supposed to be in the same grade as the rxv6a, but in terms of sound quality the new version sounds much better. I can hear a substantial difference while using the same speakers.

        Atmos takes the experience to the next level as if the sound is surround you vs 5.1 where the sound is coming from distinct direction. I am just using up firing Atmos speakers.

        Switching between sources is much quicker as compared to before. Also the rxv679 can only pass through hdr10. After 6 months watching only hdr10, I now see that Dolby vision is much better but before I did not notice the difference.

        So if you are like me then the upgrade is worth it, but if you are after 8k or 4K 120fps then maybe wait?

        My last comment will be there is nothing much else to choose from at this price point. Want something better? The next level up is $1000 more.

        • Thanks man. I ordered this to replace my RX-V385, so I should really notice a difference. I mainly wanted to upgrade as I've recently upgraded my centre speaker to a KEF Q650c so need something better to power it, replace my fronts (ELACs) with KEF Q350s, move my ELACs to be surrounds and add 2 x up firing Atmos speakers (KEF Q50a)

        • I installed Polk roof speakers for the Atmos and rear. You would dead set swear that when I play one of my demos, a 747 is taking off in my lounge.

  • No cashback rewards as it is classed as Home Entertainment (not Electronics) :(

  • Better wait for the A2A model. This model only has YPAO RSC and that means it will only take one measurement which can be a problem if your room setup is not ideal

  • Called Stancash Brooklyn They can do it for $920

  • This is not a good AVR.

    Avoid it.


    The 8K indicator in the title of RX-V6A makes you think you are buying a high-end AVR. But you are not. Audio performance is mostly close to the bottom tier of high-fi and AVRs. Still, it brings a fresh look and nothing in it seems completely broken. This made me withhold my lowest ratings for it considering the price. Yes, I am getting too soft in my older age….

    I personally like to aspire for higher performance so can't recommend the Yamaha RX-V6A. You are welcome to decide otherwise."

    • Plenty of reviews for it with sound quality, and I'm sure against. Like every single product on the planet. Everyone has their own personal opinion.

      • The difference is this is a scientific review, it got bench tested and measured with quantifiable numbers, and it shows that this AVR is an average bottom feeder quality.

        I know there are plenty reviews offering objective opinions, which is like food and movie reviews - someone else personal opinions with fluffy language.

        • Its less than a grand though. At this price, it is priced at the bottom tier of AVRs, and apparently performs accordingly. Are there better alternatives in this price bracket, or do you need to spend more for the better performance?

        • it got bench tested and measured with quantifiable numbers

          most people don’t understand or care. Never mind the quality, feel the heft.

        • For the price and included feature set it's great. Obviously there are better things out there - if you're willing to pay more….just like most things in life.
          I think you'd find the percentage of the population who'd find this to be 'bottom feeder' quality would be miniscule. Especially considering the vast majority of people are satisfied with inbuilt TV speaker or think a $200 soundbar sounds amazing.

          The review even says 'I personally aspire for higher performance' well yes that's all well and good, but you'll be paying much more than $1k to get it. I doubt anyone is buying Yamaha's second from bottom model for $1k thinking they've just bought a 'high-end AVR', it's a good value feature rich unit with entry level sound quality and above entry level feature set

    • Lol there is nothing better at this price point

  • HDMI Pass-through with 4K/120Hz. Dat sweet, sweet PS5-proofing

  • Be wary this is currently missing some HDMI 2.1 elements and may not be solved by software update

  • hrmm
    This or the Sony STRDN1080.CEK for $280 less?

  • Honest question, can someone tell me a good stereo amplifier for a pair of JBL studio 570 150watt speakers & a SVS 12” subwoofer. I have them hooked up to Yamaha RXV667 receiver & think I’m not getting the best out of them.

    • Something like a Yamaha S701 or look on Ebay for Sony TA-A1ES or on budget look for old Sony DA5600es

  • Anyone know a good way to switch the output of this between two displays? I have an old RX-V1067 that I use both hdmi outputs on - one for my projector and one for my TV. Most switches look kinda sketch it maybe doesn't seem worth bothering.

    Kind of a bummer that it looks like I'd have to fork out for the upcoming RX-A4 to get 2x hdmi outputs.

  • OOS but this Marantz is available for order again.

    My Nov order got canned and was finally able to get one locally last week for $1460.

  • Was looking forward to this dropping in price. Did some more research and the reviews are not that positive. Has anyone already given this a go and knows if it's any good ?

  • I got RX-V385 too. Mind I ask what's the upgrade you'll be getting with this?

  • bummer. price jumped. now $1099

  • Brand new review from What HiFi:

  • God damn. I wanted this but settled for the LG SN11RG Soundbar because the Yamaha was a little too much.

  • For those in Sydney, available at Eastwood Hifi which is not in Eastwood but in Dural, for $1,099.

    Also some other receivers on special.


    Also a good comparison site, you can change the receivers being compared easily.

    Here is this one versus the RXV-385


    • Can also confirm Eastwood HiFi is a Yamaha authorised dealer, and Mike has always been very helpful when dealing with them in the recent past!

      • Yes I have bought a lot of stuff from them, My Yamaha receiver, a paradigm sub , centre speaker and studio floor standings front speakers.