There is a huge audience that continues to happily lap up the diverse content with special effects, and earth-shattering sound. After enjoying high-res 4K content, everyone is now excited for the 8K-ready range of AV receivers that would make the home entertainment experience all the more exciting.
Keeping pace with the latest in sound and vision standards
In line with the latest trend, Yamaha continues to impress its dedicated audience by redesigning the two new receivers from the ground up — Yamaha RX-V6A and RX-V4A. These are the recently announced 8K-ready range of AV receivers in India.
In its latest offering, Yamaha packs a host of new features and specifications to upgrade your gaming, home theatre and music listening experience. Also, both these models have a newer, bolder look in comparison to other RX-V series receivers.
First, why are we recommending it for the movie, music and gaming enthusiasts?
Before we delve into the details of these top-of-the-line models, let’s touch base on why we think it’s ideal for movie lovers, seasoned audiophiles, and gaming enthusiasts. Firstly, these are the most future-proof models out there. If you are setting up or upgrading your home entertainment set-up, you would like to be sure that your investment will support the latest sound and vision standards and also handle the developments that are coming along in the next future. Both Rx-v6a and Rx-v4a are fully capable of keeping pace with any such developments.
A host of advanced features of Rx-v6a and Rx-v4a at a glance
Both the new models support 8K @ 60Hz and 4K @ 120Hz video pass-through. The RX-V6A & RX-V4A are equipped to take advantage of the latest HDMI technologies.
They support the new HDR format including HDR10+, the older HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 Pure Color subsampling, BT.2020 pass-through and HDCP 2.3. They also support an all-new HDMI feature called Quick Media Switching (QMS), which allows a source to instantly adjust the resolution or frame rate to eliminate screen blackouts.
For gamers, both the receivers support 4K @ 120Hz pass through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) that reduces lag and drops, and packs a punch with class-leading performance.
Both these receivers also integrate Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer that uses digital signal processing to compensate for loss fidelity while playing backing lossy formats such as MP3 etc. For auto sound calibration, the RX-V6A & RX-V4A feature calibration microphones along with Yamaha’s Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer YPAO™ technology for amazing output in virtually any space.
The receivers also sport dual subwoofer outputs, in case you prefer using two smaller subs for an even bass response with a wide dispersion area. With the included phono input, the AV receivers allow you to connect your turntable and play vinyl records.
The key differences between both the models
|5.2 channel receiver
|7.2 channel receiver
|Delivers an output of up to 80W @ 6 Ohms per channel
|Delivers an output of up to 100W @ 6 Ohms per channel
|There are 4 HDMI Inputs
|There are 7 HDMI Inputs
|On the surround sound front, it supports Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD
|It supports Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS: X®
|Comes with a USB input
|Comes with USB and Phono inputs
|It has a power supply of 260 W
|It has a power supply of 360 W
|There are 5 speaker terminals
|There are 9 speaker terminals
|It does not come with web control
|It comes with web control
The awesomeness does not end here...
The new-age Yamaha AV receivers have capabilities such as Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HiRes audio, and MusicCast multi-room audio playback. Both the models also integrate Yamaha’s proprietary CINEMA DSP 3D sound field creation technology for a realistic surround sound experience.
All in all, we would like to reiterate that both these AV receivers from Yamaha are one of the most future-proof models currently available. They are a cool pick for cinephiles, seasoned audiophiles, and gamers.