Pure power and precision. The A6A has been carefully designed so every element of your entertainment is the best it can be. From slight whispers of sound to swift on-screen movements, the A6A ensures you won’t miss a thing.
Analyses the scene of the contents and optimizes the surround effect of distinct sound elements such as background music, dialogue, and sound effects. It’s like having a professional sound engineer tune the sound according to the scene. 64-bit processing with Qualcomm® QCS407.
Crafted for Clarity
The newly designed Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.), H-shaped Cross Frame and mechanical structure are a rock-solid defense against internal and external vibrations that affect the sound. Experience crystal clear sound that moves you, all while your AV receiver stays perfectly still.
High-Quality Digital Components
Qualcomm® QCS407 takes your AV receiver’s audio performance to the next level with support for Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®. SABRE ES9026 PROs minimize noise to make even the most delicate sounds rich, while SABRE ES9007S Premier Audio DAC provides superior signal-to-noise ratio and high dynamic range for professional quality audio.
Bring your entertainment experience to the next level with immersive audio that accurately reproduces 3D sound with superior effect across any content. Gain entry into a world where every breath-taking moment is not only heard but also felt.
*This function is available via firmware update.
Enables a higher resolution and refresh rate, giving you a smoother and more realistic viewing experience.
Provides deeper contrast and more realistic images that stay true to the creators’ intent.
Gaming-dedicated Functions (ALLM,VRR,QMS,QFT)*
Ensures seamless motion and transitions to enhance your performance.
HDMI multiple Input with latest technology*
Multiple HDMI input will equally support the latest HDMI technology to allow next-gen gaming consoles to be connected at the same time.
*These functions are available via firmware update.
Explore the power of multi-room audio, access your sources and streaming devices, and control your AV receiver, all through your smartphone.
Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, so your AV receiver is always at your command. Through AirPlay 2, you can stream your music via voice control operation Siri from Apple iOS device. *Availability varies by region.
AV Setup Guide App
Offers expert guidance through installation, cable connections, and various other settings.
AI technology built into the DSP analyses the scene of the entertainment content and then creates the optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the ultimate impact. This AI instantaneously analyses scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect in real time. Imagine having a Yamaha sound engineer right there whilst your listening, tuning the best sound live and specifically for you. AI technology creates a compelling sense of realism with expressive power beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the most profound entertainment experience possible. Qualcomm® QCS407 with 64-bit high precision processing delivers precise surround sound.
CINEMA DSP HD3 for Movie, Music and Game
Yamaha’s flagship 3D sound field playback technology was created by combining actually measured sound field data with cutting edge digital signal processing technology. The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and maximises theatre sound effects, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence and no feeling of boundaries. By using front, centre and surround speakers to create a rear virtual speaker, CINEMA DSP HD3 playback up to 11.1 channels is possible* even with a 7.1-channel speaker configuration.
*Requires connection to a front presence speaker.
Dolby Atmos® with Height Virtualizer
For those without in-ceiling or upward firing speakers in their system, Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization Technology simulates the Atmos experience with forward facing-drivers. Configure up to five speakers to replicate the effect of two in-ceiling speakers, or utilize all seven channels to simulate the powerful effect of four overhead speakers.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, delivering dramatic overhead effects for truly enveloping audio – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all your favorite movies.
The magic of the AURO-3D® technologies lies in its ability to transform any space and any content. AURO-3D will deliver a purely transformative, breath-taking Immersive audio experience, every time. The unique vertical stereo field of AURO allows sound to move around us as we experience in our everyday lives, ensuring a powerful soundscape that transports us into the world of our chosen content. Escape into the story, get lost in the music; experience every moment and emotion the way nature intended.
Hear More, Feel More with AURO-3D.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
HIGH QUALITY PARTS
Advantage of High Slew Rate Amplifier
New circuit achieves more than doubled slew rate and it would contribute a precise signal transmission, effective for high resolution audio signal. Generally high slew rate amplifier causes unstable signal transmission, Yamaha’s newly designed circuit achieves high slew rate with stable signal transmission.
High-Quality Digital Components
Qualcomm® QCS407 is designed to provide truly superior audio performance, with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive home audio, as well as a dedicated high-performance audio DSP.
Features ESS’s state of the art 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC ES9026PRO. ESS’s patented 32-bit Hyper Stream, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) compensation function works to minimize noise levels. In combination with the Yamaha original D.O.P.G. (DAC On Pure Ground) concept, which eliminates the potential difference between audio circuit stages to reduce ground noise, it dramatically enhances silence and resolution over the entire audio range for rich and expressive reproduction of even the most delicate sounds.
Anti Resonance Technology Wedge
The newly designed Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge is a fifth foot in the front-and-center of the chassis unit base. Together with double bottom structure, it dampens much more vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers — providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction.
Newly Designed Mechanical Structure
The highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts and totally renewed circuit boards are designed to keep the signal paths on each board as short as possible. The new H-cross frame improves rigidity of the receiver body and sound stability, allowing for a more clear, sharp and transparent reproduction. Also the newly redesigned mechanical structure contributes to avoiding the transition of vibration from the transformer to the amplifier circuit. Sound noises are reduced to improve clarity.
MOVIES AND GAMES LIKE NEVER BEFORE
HDR10+ signals not only dynamic range (the ratio of light to dark) of video content on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, it also provides, in a small amount of metadata, the scene characteristics between bright and dark so that important detail can remain. This enables displays to reproduce images more realistically, adhering to the creator’s intent.
*This function is available via FW update.
Supports end-to-end 8K/4K resolutions and higher refresh rate solutions with a single upgraded cable for seamless integration within the HDMI eco-system.8K delivers a super-immersive viewing experience with 2x the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, and 4 times as many pixels; and combined with 60Hz refresh rate enables smooth and sharp viewing of content with high-speed action. 4K/120Hz enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor sharp; allowing sports, action movies, high-performance gaming and VR to benefit significantly.
*This function is available via FW update.
Enhanced gaming and media features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. They include: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be applied, allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and detailed gameplay. Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank frames before content is displayed. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.
*This function is available via FW update.
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)||185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)||185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)||150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)||150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)||220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)||220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)|
|High Slew Rate Amplifier||Yes||Yes|
|Surround Sound Processing||Surround:AI||Yes||Yes|
|CINEMA DSP||Yes (HD3)||Yes (HD3)|
|Dialog Level Adjustment||Yes||Yes|
|Virtual Presence Speaker||Yes||Yes|
|Virtual Surround Back Speaker||Yes||Yes|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes||Yes|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virturalizer||Yes||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes||Yes|
|Auro 3D||Yes (via firmware update)||Yes (via firmware update)|
|Audio Features||File Format||MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, 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||MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, 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|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes||Yes|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer||Yes||Yes|
|YPAO multi-point measurement||Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement||Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes||Yes|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes||Yes|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-500 ms)||Yes (0-500 ms)|
|DA Converter||384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x1 ES9007S x1||384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2|
|Video Features||HDMI eARC||Yes||Yes|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes||Yes|
|HDMI Pass-through||8K60AB, 4K120AB (via future update)||8K60AB, 4K120AB (via future update)|
|HDMI Up-scaling||Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)||Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)|
|HDMI Up-conversion||Yes (Analog to HDMI)||Yes (Analog to HDMI)|
|HDR 10+||Yes (via firmware update)||Yes (via firmware update)|
|VRR/ALLM/QMS/QFT||Yes (via firmware update)||Yes (via firmware update)|
|HDMI Input/Output||7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)||7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)||Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Bluetooth||Yes (SBC / AAC)||Yes (SBC / AAC)|
|Front AV Input||USB||USB|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical||3 / 0||3 / 0|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial||2 / 0||2 / 0|
|Analog Audio Input/Output||6 / 0||6 / 0|
|Component Video Input/Output||1 / 0||1 / 0|
|Composite Video Input/Output||2 / 0||2 / 0|
|Tuner Section||FM/AM Tuner||Yes (Availability varies by region.)||Yes (Availability varies by region.)|
|DAB Tuner||Yes (Availability varies by region.)||Yes (Availability varies by region.)|
|User Interface||On-screen display||Graphical User Interface||Graphical User Interface|
|SCENE||SCENE PLUS (8 sets)||SCENE PLUS (8 sets)|
|App Control||Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)||Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)|
|Web Browser Control||Yes||Yes|
|Remote Control Unit||Yes||Yes|
|Zone Control||Zone 2 Audio Output||Preout / HDMI||Preout / HDMI|
|Zone 3 Audio Output||Preout||Preout|
|Zone 4 Audio Output||HDMI||HDMI|
|Powered Zone||Zone 2 / 3||Zone 2 / 3|
|Zone Video Output||HDMI||HDMI|
|Zone B Output||HDMI||HDMI|
|+12V Trigger Output||2||2|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 1||1 / 1|
|General||Standby Power Consumption (IR only)||<0.4 W||<0.4 W|
|Auto Power Standby||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 W x 192 H x 442 D mm (with antenna up:435W x 271H x 442D mm); 17-1/8″W x 7-1/2″H x 17-3/8″D (with antenna up:17-1/8″W x 10-5/8″H x 17-3/8″D)||435 W x 192 H x 477 D mm (with antenna up:435 W x 271 H x 477 D mm);17-1/8″W x 7-1/2″H x 18-3/4″D (with antenna up:17-1/8″W x 10-5/8″H x 18-3/4″D)|
|Weight||20.3 kg; 44.8 lbs. (Varies by region)||21.4 kg; 47.2 lbs.|