Yamaha RX-V6A 8K 7.2 Channel AV Receiver $995 (or $955 with First Time Purchase Coupon Code) Delivered @ CHT Solutions


I've been looking at replace my Harman Kardon AVR255. RRP is $1299.00

Alternative you can get it from Amazon AU for $990

I ended up getting HN to price match Amazon for better warranty piece of mind.

Specs from Yamaha(au.yamaha.com)

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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  • anything that has google assistant? 3 zone

  • Price is similar to other places
    Complaints about HDMI

  • Here is the completed link to the HDMI issues

    If it is likely to affect your use case, xbox series if i'm not mistaken, it would be better to wait for correct unit rather than trust that a patch will release

  • Preferring HN over literally anyone for warranty? Lol

  • If people want another retail store option and dont want to deal with Harvey Norman, I picked mine up for $1099 yesterday from Bing Lee with 24 months interest free.

  • This reciever has really bad reviews. People claim listening fatigue etc. No deal.

    • This reciever has really bad reviews

      You mean some really bad reviews amongst the mainly good review?

      Bestbuy 139 reviews, 4.2/5
      Crutchfield 40 reviews, 4.0/5

      Professional reviews?
      Ty Pendlebury from CNET gives it 4/5 and Dennis Burger from Hometheatrereview.com gives it 4.8/5

      1. This is not a high-end receiver.

      2. The listening experience is a complex mix of receiver, proper calibration, speakers and speaker placement and a myriad of other, idiosyncratic factors.

      • I saw this review which has it listed as pretty mediocre with sound performance thats close to low tier recievers. But yes it seems to have very polarised reviews elsewhere.


        Most good reviews consider it good as a entry level reciever. The question is then should you be paying 1k for an entry level reciever.

        • $1,000 in aud is a low performance receiver sorry to say.

          Its about usd$600 and as low as $400 at us costco.

          Australia is a country that "hi-fI" is an expensive hobby and really, $1,000 aud buys you shit.

          This is from someone who has a "$1k" Onkyo and boy does it sound like something that costs $400 usd in the 'real world'.

          I think that unless you're willing to blow $3k on a receiver that is rapidly depreciating then you wont get "good" audio performance.

          Or go integrated amp or pre/power and forget this nonsense.

  • Purchased my Yamaha and speakers from CHT good price delivered quickly.

  • An off topic question. Is it simple to connect a wireless mic (the receiver unit) to this amplifier? Or is it a matter of finding whether the mic unit has the appropriate audio out to match the audio in for the mic on the amplifier?

    • If your base unit has RCA red and white out, you just need an RCA to RCA cable. The RX-V6A does not have a 3.5mm input, so if your base unit does have a 3.5mm jack, you will need an adapter or a 3.5mm to RCA cable. What does the rear of your base unit look like? What's the model number?

      • I haven’t bought the mic yet. The old one is Shure - it broke, and I’m looking to replace it together with the old pa amplifier. The old one has xlr on the base unit and on the pa amp.

  • I currently have an Onkyo TX-NR545 with ATMOS 5.1.2, problem is that it doesn’t support Dolby Vision/HDR+

    I’m after something that can do 4K, HDR+, Dolby Vision and move up to ATMOS with a 7.1.2 configuration.

    Would the Yamaha RX-V6A fit the bill? Would it be considered an upgrade to my current Onkyo, or should I increase my budget and get something else?
    (I don’t really require 8K at this juncture, as I foresee keeping my faux 4K projector and fiber 4K HDMI cables for a few more years).