Enjoy a 5.1-channel surround system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for dramatic overhead effects and more immersive audio. For users without in-ceiling or upward-firing speakers, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology can simulate the Atmos experience. Configure up to five speakers to replicate the effect of two in-ceiling speakers, or use all seven channels to simulate the effects of four overhead speakers.
DTS:X & DTS Neural:X
The DTS:X audio format is designed to place the sound where it would naturally occur in space to create lifelike, multi-dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X offers enhanced immersion and realism in all your favorite movies.
CINEMA DSP 3D
CINEMA DSP 3D is designed to combine measured sound field data with digital signal processing to simulate the acoustic effects of concert halls and music clubs from around the world.
Compressed Music Enhancer
This feature uses digital signal processing and algorithms to restore data lost in the compression process, so your audio will sound closer to the original recording.
HDR10 Support; HDR10+ via Future Firmware Update
The HDMI ports on this receiver support the pass-through of HDR10 signals, so you can enjoy the vibrant, lifelike color this HDR format has to offer. HDR10+ support is scheduled to be enabled via a future firmware update.
The RX-V6A supports end-to-end 4K/60 Hz pass-through, and support for 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz is scheduled to be enabled via a future firmware update.
AV Setup Guide for Simple Initial Setup
Use this app to receive expert setup assistance for the receiver and your source devices. It also guides you through various other settings, such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections, and power amplifier assignments.
MusicCast App for Easy Use
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast app to operate the receiver and change its settings. The app offers the same functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices as well as full multi-room audio controls.
Voice Control via Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Siri
The receiver works with your Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri devices (via AirPlay 2) for simple smart home integration.
YPAO Sound Optimization with R.S.C. and Multi-Point
Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer is designed to analyze the room acoustics and your system, then adjust various audio parameters to provide the best sound for your room. R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimal sound at any of up to eight listening positions. Place the included microphone at your listening position, turn YPAO on, and the system calibrates itself.
SCENE Buttons Let You Preset Songs, Stations, and More Program up to eight different preset scenarios using the four SCENE buttons. You can preset them for different inputs, a sound field program, Music Enhancer, HDMI output, and more. The inputs can be set to specific sources, such as an FM or internet radio station, a station on a streaming service, a USB device, or a song on your computer or NAS. Once you've set the buttons, just press one on the main unit or remote control to power on the receiver and hear what you're looking for. The buttons can be reset at any time.
Built-In Streaming Services Synchronizing your playlists and tracks from your smartphone or computer to the receiver, music streaming services help make it easy to listen to your favorites or discover new music. Enjoy Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, and more.
Multiroom Audio with MusicCast
With optional compatible speakers, you can play your music throughout the house, including high-resolution formats like Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF up to 192 kHz.
AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2 adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other compatible streaming services to multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home. Control it from your iPhone or iPad, link it with a HomePod, or use voice control and ask Siri for what you want.
eARC eARC (Enhanced Audio Return channel) delivers full-resolution, multichannel audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD through your existing HDMI connection from your compatible display to provide a realistic surround sound experience.
Zone 2 With Zone 2-compatible speaker terminals, the RX-V6A can send an A/V source from the main room to a second room for playback. This can be used to have one source play in both rooms or for playback of two different sources.
Dedicated Phono Input The dedicated phono input terminal lets you connect your turntable for playback of your vinyl collection.
Enhanced Media and Gaming via a Future Firmware Update ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set to provide smooth, lag-free, uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter, and frame tearing for more fluid and detailed gameplay. QMS (Quick Media Switching) eliminates the delay that can cause blank frames in movies and videos before content is displayed. QFT (Quick Frame Transport) reduces latency for smoother, virtually no-lag gaming and real-time interactive virtual reality. These features are scheduled to be enabled via a future firmware update.
Power Output per Channel
2-Channel Driven: 100 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.06% THD
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Auro 3D Support
Supported File Formats
11.2 MHz DSD, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA
384 kHz / 32-Bit (BB PCM5102A)
Rear A/V Inputs
7 x HDMI
1 x Optical TOSLINK
1 x Digital Coaxial
3 x Stereo RCA
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
Rear A/V Outputs
1 x HDMI
2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2 Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Pre-Out
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x USB Type-A
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Terminal Input
1 x FM Antenna Terminal Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
9 x Binding Post Pairs
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Media Card Slot
A/B Speaker Selection
Supported Audio Codecs
Wireless Audio Protocols
AirPlay 2, MusicCast
Virtual Assistant Support
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Standby: 0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.1 x 9.6 x 14.9" / 43.4 x 24.4 x 37.8 cm (Antenna Up)
17.1 x 6.8 x 14.9" / 43.4 x 17.3 x 37.8 cm (Antenna Down)