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YAMAHA RX-V6A AV Receiver with Music Cast User Guide

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YAMAHA RX-V6A AV Receiver with Music Cast

YAMAHA RX-V6A AV Receiver with Music Cast

BEFORE USING THE UNIT

How to use this guide
Thank you very much for purchasing a Yamaha product.

  • This unit is a product for enjoying video and music at home.
  • This guide explains preparations and operations for everyday users of the unit.
  • To use the unit safely and correctly, be sure to read this guide carefully before using it.

When reading this guide, mind the following items.

  • The illustrations of the main unit used in this guide are of the U.S.A. model unless otherwise specified.
  • This guide mainly explains operations using the menu displayed on the TV.
  • This guide explains operations using the supplied remote control.
  • This guide describes all the “iPod touch”, “iPhone” and “iPad” as the “iPhone”. “iPhone” refers to “iPod touch”, “iPhone” and “iPad” unless otherwise specified.
  • Symbols and signal words in this guide

Checking the accessories

Check that the following accessories are supplied with the product.

  • AM antenna (Except for U.K., Europe, Russia, and Australia models)
  • FM antenna (Except for U.K., Europe, Russia, and Australia models)

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  • B/FM antenna (U.K., Europe, Russia, and Australia models)
  • YPAO microphone

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  • Remote control
  •  Batteries (AAA, R03, UM-4) (x2)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Brochure

NOTE
Access the Yamaha Downloads site to download the latest Quick Start Guide. http://download.yamaha.com/

Using the remote control

Insert the batteries in the remote control
Insert the batteries the right way around.

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Operating range of the remote control
The operating range of the remote control is shown in the following figure. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor on the unit.

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FEATURES

Supporting various speaker system
According to the number of speakers that you are using, you can enjoy your favorite acoustic spaces in various styles.

  • 7.1/5.1.2-channel system
  • 5.1.2-channel system
  • 7.1-channel system
  • 5.1-channel system
  • 3.1.2-channel system
  • 3.1-channel system
  • 2.1-channel system
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT
  • Multi zone function
  • Bi-amp connection

Related links

  • “Speaker systems recommended to the unit (basic setup)” (p.39)
  • “Other speaker systems (basic setup)” (p.41)
  • “Speaker systems using the unit’s internal amplifier (advanced setup)” (p.56)

Automatically optimizing the speaker settings
YPAO function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening positions (measuring positions) by using YPAO microphone measurement, and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room (YPAO: Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer).

  • “Flow of the speaker configurations”

Enjoying sound field effects with much presence
The unit is equipped with a variety of sound programs and surround decoders that allow you to enjoy playback sources with your favorite sound mode (such as sound field effects or stereo playback).

  • “Enjoying 3-dimensional sound fields” (p.102)
  • “Enjoying sound field effects optimized for the type of content” (p.103)
  • “Enjoying sound field effects without surround speakers (Virtual CINEMA DSP)” (p.105)
  • “Enjoying surround sound with headphones (SILENT CINEMA)” (p.107)
  • “Enjoying original sound (straight decode)” (p.108)
  • “Enjoying multichannel playback without sound field effects (surround decoder)” (p.109)
  • “Enjoying higher quality playback (Pure Direct)” (p.110)
  • “Enjoying bass sound with small speakers (Extra Bass)” (p.116)
  • “Enjoying more powerful sound to the audio source (Compressed Music Enhancer)” (p.112)
  • “Enjoying Dolby Atmos® and DTS: X™” (p.111)

Wide variety of supported content via network
When the unit is connected to a network, you can enjoy the various kinds of content via the network on the unit.

  • “Playback of music with AirPlay” (p.135)
  • “Playback of music media servers (PCs/NAS)” (p.138)
  • “Selecting an Internet radio station” (p.139)
  • “Listening to a music streaming service” (p.140)

Playing back content of various devices
Several HDMI jacks and various input/output jacks on the unit allow you to connect video devices (such as BD/DVD players), audio devices (such as CD players), Bluetooth devices (such as smartphones), game consoles, USB flash drives, and other devices. You can play back content of them or tune in to a radio station.

  • “Listening to the radio” (p.127)
  • “Playback of Bluetooth® device music on the unit” (p.133)
  • “Playback of USB flash drive content” (p.136)

Useful functions
The unit is equipped with various useful functions. The SCENE function allows you to select the input source and settings registered to the corresponding scene, such as sound program and Compressed Music Enhancer on/off, with just one touch. You can recall the registered content (such as music stored on media servers and Internet radio stations) by selecting the shortcut number. When the unit is connected to an HDMI Control-compatible TV with an HDMI cable, you can control the unit (such as power and volume) with TV remote control operations.

  • “Selecting the input source and favorite settings with one touch (SCENE)” (p.142)
  • “Registering a favorite content as shortcut” (p.146)
  • Playback of TV audio with eARC/ARC” (p.122)

Supporting wireless speakers
The unit is equipped with the function connected with speakers wirelessly. You can enjoy audio played back on the unit using Bluetooth speakers/headphones. Also, using devices that support the MusicCast Surround function, the surround speakers and subwoofer can be wireless.

  • “Playback of music using Bluetooth® speakers/headphones” (p.134)
  • “Configuring wireless speakers” (p.87)

PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS

Part names and functions of the front panel
The part names and functions of the front panel are as follows.

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  1. (power)
    Turns on/off (standby) the Main zone (p.82).
  2. Remote control sensor
    Receives remote control signals (infrared) (p.13).
  3. Indicator
    Lights up under the following conditions.
    ZONE
    Lights up when the zone is turned on (p.152).
    PURE DIRECT
    Lights up when PURE DIRECT is working (p.110).
  4. VOLUME
    Adjusts the volume.
  5. Front display
    Displays information and menu (p.25).
  6. SELECT/ENTER
    Select the input source and operate the front display.
  7. Standby indicator
    Lights up when the unit is in standby mode under any of the following conditions. HDMI Control is enabled (p.201) Standby Through is enabled (p.203) Network Standby is enabled (p.274) Bluetooth Standby is enabled (p.279)
  8. USB jack
    For connecting a USB flash device (p.136).
  9. YPAO jack
    For connecting the supplied YPAO microphone (p.89).
  10. PHONES jack
    For connecting headphones.
  11. Touch panel
    For operation by a touch. The operation sound rings.
    SCENE
    Switches with one touch between multiple settings set using the SCENE function. Also, turns on the unit when it is in standby mode (p.142).
    RETURN
    Operates the “Front Display” menu.
    MENU (CONNECT)
    Operates the “Front Display” menu. Enters the MusicCast network addition and the wireless LAN setup by holding down for 5 seconds.

Front display

Part names and functions of the front display
The part names and functions of the front display are as follows.

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  1. Operation mode icon
    Indicates the current mode of the front display (the input select mode or the info select mode).
  2. Input default name
    Displays the default name when you have renamed the input source name.
  3. Main information
    Displays information, such as the current input name, and input information item, according to the mode of the front
    display.
  4. Play status icon
    Shuffle
    Lights up when the shuffle setting is turned on (p.172).
    Repeat
    Lights up when the repeat setting is turned on (p.173).
    Playback/Pause/Stop
    Lights up while the unit plays back a song, pauses, or stops.
  5. Status icon
    Wireless LAN
    Lights up while the unit is connected to a wireless network (p.358).
    Bluetooth
    Lights up while the unit is connected to a Bluetooth device (p.133).
    Sleep timer
    Lights up when the sleep timer is on (p.141).
    Firmware update
    Lights up when a firmware update is available via the network (p.299)
  6. Volume
    Indicates the current volume.
  7. SELECT/ENTER indicator
    Indicates the available SELECT/ENTER status (push or rotate) for the right display area.
  8. Additional information
    Displays the additional information of the current input such as Reception, and DSP Program.

Selecting the input information displayed on the front display
The front display in the info select mode displays additional information related to the input source on the front display.

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Push SELECT/ENTER on the front panel to switch the front display to the info select mode. And rotate SELECT/ENTER to select between the various items. The additional information is displayed under the item.

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Displayed items vary depending on the input source.

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Output Channel
Information about speaker terminals that are currently outputting sound is displayed. No output is indicated by an underscore.

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HDMI Status
Information about the HDMI input jacks (connection) and the HDMI out jack (connection) is displayed. No connection is indicated by an underscore.

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System Status
The following system information is displayed. An underscore is indicated when it is disabled.

  • ECO: the eco mode is enabled.
  • PARTY: the party mode is enabled.
  • MASTER: the unit is the master device of the MusicCast network.

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Part names and functions of the rear panel
The part names and functions of the rear panel are as follows.

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  1. TRIGGER OUT jack
    For connecting to a device that supports the trigger function (p.80).
  2. Wireless antennas
    For a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection to a network (p.76) and a Bluetooth connection (p.133).
  3. HDMI OUT jack
    For connecting to HDMI-compatible TV and outputting video/audio signals (p.68). When using eARC/ARC, TV audio signals are also input.
  4. PHONO jacks
    For connecting to a turntable (p.71).
  5. HDMI 1–7 jacks
    For connecting to HDMI-compatible playback devices and inputting video/audio signals (p.70).
  6. ZONE OUT jacks
    For connecting to the external amplifier used in another room (Zone2) and for outputting audio (p.151).
  7. PRE OUT jacks
    For connecting to a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier (p.67) or an external power amplifier (p.79).
  8. NETWORK jack
    For a wired connection to a network (p.77).
  9. ANTENNA jacks
    For connecting to the radio antennas (p.72).
  10. Power cable
    For connecting to an AC wall outlet (p.81).
  11. AUDIO 1-5 jacks
    For connecting to audio playback devices and inputting audio signals (p.71).
  12. SPEAKERS terminals
    For connecting to speakers (p.35).

Remote control

Part names and functions of the remote control
The part names and functions of the supplied remote control are as follows.

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  1. Remote control signal transmitter
    Transmits remote control signals (infrared).
  2. (power) key
    Turns on/off the zone selected by the zone switch (p.152).
  3. SLEEP key
    Sets the time of the sleep timer (p.141).
  4. Zone switch
    Changes the zone that is controlled by the remote control (p.153).
  5. SCENE keys
    Switches with one touch between multiple settings set using the SCENE function. Also, turn on the unit when it is in standby mode (p.142).
  6. Sound mode keys
    Select a sound program or a surround decoder (p.101).
  7. Input selection keys
    Selects an input source for playback.
    NOTE
    Presses NET repeatedly to select a desired network source.
  8. PARTY key
    Turns on/off the party mode (p.155).
  9. SETUP key
    Displays the Setup menu operated on the TV (p.177).
  10. ENTER/Cursor, RETURN keys
    Operates the menu on the TV.
  11. External device operation keys
    Controls playback of the HDMI Control-compatible playback device.
    NOTE
    The playback devices must support HDMI Control. Some HDMI Control-compatible devices cannot be used.
  12. Playback operation keys
    Controls playback of the USB flash drive, music media server (PCs/NAS), or radio.
  13. PRESET keys
    Selects a preset radio station (p.127). Recalls Bluetooth, USB, or network content that is registered as a shortcut (p.147).
  14. VOLUME keys
    Adjusts the volume.
  15. MUTE key
    Mutes the audio output.
  16. OPTION key
    Displays the Options menu operated on the TV (p.157).
  17. DISPLAY key
    Turns on/off the browse screen, playback screen, etc.

PREPARATIONS

Before starting

Names and functions of speakers
The names and functions of speakers connected to the unit are as follows.

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NOTE

  • Use this diagram as a reference for the ideal speaker layout for the unit. However, your speaker layout does not need to match the diagram exactly. The automatic speaker setting (YPAO) can be used to automatically optimize the speaker settings (such as distances) to suit the actual speaker layout.
  • The unit provides three layout patterns for front presence speakers. You can choose a layout pattern that suits your listening environment. You can enjoy Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or CINEMA DSP 3D with any layout pattern.

Related links

  • “Flow of preparations (with surround speakers connected by speaker cables)” (p.37)
  • “Flow of preparations (with surround speakers wirelessly connected)” (p.38)
  • “Front presence speaker layout” (p.364)

Specifications

The specifications of this unit are as follows.

Input jacks

Analog Audio

  • Audio x 4 (including PHONO)

Digital Audio

  • Optical x 1 (Supported frequencies: 32 kHz to 96 kHz)
  • Coaxial x 1 (Supported frequencies: 32 kHz to 192 kHz)

HDMI Input

  • HDMI x 7

Other jacks

  • USB x 1 (USB2.0)
  • NETWORK (Wired) x 1 (100Base-TX/10Base-T)

Output jacks

Analog Audio

  • Speaker Out x 9 (7 ch) (FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R, EXTRA SP 1 L/R*1 , EXTRA SP 2 L/R*2 )
    • Assignment is possible [F.PRESENCE, ZONE2]
    • Assignment is possible [SURROUND BACK, ZONE2, BI-AMP (FRONT L/R)]
  • Pre Out x 4 (FRONT L/R, Subwoofer [monaural] x 2)
  • ZONE2 OUT x 2 (L/R)
  • Headphone x 1

HDMI Output

  • HDMI OUT x 1

Other jacks

  • YPAO x 1
  • TRIGGER OUT x 1

HDMI

HDMI Features
( 8K, 4K Ultra HD (include 8K/60, 50 Hz, 4K/120, 100 Hz 10-bit ), 3D Video, ARC (Audio Return Channel), eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), HDMI Control (CEC), Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color, “x.v. Color”, HD audio playback, 21:9 Aspect Ratio, BT.2020 Colorimetry, HDR Compatible, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, DSC FRL, FRL

Video Format (Repeater Mode)

  • VGA
  • 480i/60 Hz
  • 576i/50 Hz
  • 480p/60 Hz
  • 576p/50 Hz
  • 720p/60 Hz, 50 Hz
  • 1080i/60 Hz, 50 Hz
  • 1080p/120 Hz, 100 Hz, 60 Hz, 50 Hz, 30 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz
  • 4K/120 Hz, 100 Hz, 60 Hz, 50 Hz, 30 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz
  • 8K/60 Hz (8K60B)*, 50 Hz (8K50B)*, 30 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz  DSC (Display Stream Compression) only The input 8K signal is supported by the HDMI 1-3 jacks.

Audio Format

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS:X
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution
  • DTS Express
  • DTS
  • DSD 2-ch to 6-ch (2.8 MHz)
  • PCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)

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FAQS About YAMAHA RX-V6A AV Receiver with Music Cast

What is the Yamaha RX-V6A AV Receiver?

The Yamaha RX-V6A is a 7.2-channel AV receiver designed to deliver immersive audio and video experiences in home entertainment setups. It supports the latest audio and video formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and features Yamaha’s MusicCast technology for multi-room audio streaming.

What are the key features of the Yamaha RX-V6A?

Key features of the Yamaha RX-V6A include support for 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) video formats, along with advanced audio processing technologies like Cinema DSP 3D. It also offers built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and MusicCast support for wireless audio streaming.

How many channels does the Yamaha RX-V6A support?

The Yamaha RX-V6A is a 7.2-channel receiver, which means it can power up to seven speakers and two subwoofers for a full surround sound experience.

What is MusicCast, and how does it work with the Yamaha RX-V6A?

MusicCast is Yamaha’s proprietary multi-room audio technology that allows users to wirelessly stream music to multiple rooms or devices within the same network. With MusicCast, you can play different songs in different rooms or synchronize playback across all connected devices.

Does the Yamaha RX-V6A support voice control?

Yes, the Yamaha RX-V6A is compatible with voice control assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This allows you to control various functions of the receiver using voice commands, such as adjusting volume, changing inputs, or playing music.

Can I connect my gaming console to the Yamaha RX-V6A?

Yes, the Yamaha RX-V6A offers multiple HDMI inputs, including HDMI 2.1 ports with support for 4K/120Hz, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), making it an ideal choice for connecting gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Does the Yamaha RX-V6A support wireless streaming from mobile devices?

Yes, the Yamaha RX-V6A features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream music wirelessly from compatible mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

What audio formats are supported by the Yamaha RX-V6A?

The Yamaha RX-V6A supports a wide range of audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and more, ensuring high-quality audio playback for your movies, music, and games.

Can I create a multi-room audio setup with the Yamaha RX-V6A?

Yes, thanks to its support for Yamaha’s MusicCast technology, you can create a multi-room audio setup by connecting multiple MusicCast-enabled speakers and devices throughout your home and streaming music to them simultaneously or independently.

Is the Yamaha RX-V6A easy to set up and use?

Yes, the Yamaha RX-V6A features an intuitive setup process and user-friendly interface, making it easy to configure and operate. Additionally, Yamaha provides comprehensive user manuals and customer support to assist with any setup or troubleshooting needs.

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