AV Receiver Yamaha RX-V4A completely ready for the future

Go on right up from a soundbar and get pleasure from the enjoyment of theatre sound, with the Yamaha RX-V4A amplifier.

Completely impressive sound
Along with multi-channel Dolby and DTS sound, the Yamaha RX-V4A amplifier provides an enveloping sound that soundbars simply just can’t match. Taking this further more, Yamaha’s special Cinema DSP 3D system offers 17 DSP programmes for a significant range of soundscapes. Through concert halls to music clubs around the globe, Cinema DSP recreates unique acoustics for that feeling of being right now there.

The Yamaha RX-V4A boasts an array of impressive features, establishing itself as a solid standard receiver with a straightforward design. Unlike its 7-channel counterpart, the RX-V6A, this unit offers 5 channels with output power of 145 watts (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch) or 80 watts (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch).

While it lacks support for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, a consideration for those seeking a more immersive audio experience, it compensates with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support. This trade-off eliminates the need for additional speakers, catering to users mindful of both performance and budget.

In terms of video capabilities, the Yamaha RX-V4A closely mirrors the V6A, featuring the Cinema DSP 3D system for theatrical sound and compatibility with modern formats like HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+. Its four HDMI inputs support 8K resolution signals and 4K/120Hz, with HDCP 2.3 support, and a fifth HDMI connector enables a direct ARC/eARC connection to a compatible TV.

The RX-V4A introduces the Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer system, elevating MP3 files to near High-Resolution Audio quality. Supporting a variety of audio formats, including FLAC, ALAC, WAV/AIFF, and DSD streaming, it ensures a versatile listening experience.

Wireless connectivity is a highlight, with Yamaha MusicCast facilitating easy pairing for wireless rear speakers. The receiver is also compatible with voice assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and offers AirPlay 2 support for seamless streaming from Apple devices. Wi-Fi and an AM/FM Tuner further enhance the device’s connectivity.

Gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the VRR, ALLM, and QFT features, ensuring a smooth and dynamic gaming experience at 4K/120Hz resolution. The receiver’s DSP program provides 17 sound fields, drawing on data from global music clubs and concert halls to recreate a concert or stage ambiance at home.

The user-friendly menu, though transparent and logical, could benefit from a bit more detail. The sound quality is described as realistic, airy, precise, and definite, with adequate bass that may require a subwoofer for those craving more intense, throbbing lows.

For optimal sound, the receiver’s acoustic optimizer analyzes room acoustics and calibrates accordingly, restoring compressed sound for a clear and faithful reproduction. While this room calibration is a step towards perfect acoustics, users are reminded to consider additional acoustic treatment for walls, ceiling, floor, and window surfaces within the room.

Highly effective precision
For precise, powerful sound, the Yamaha RX-V4A uses a excessive long line rate amplifier. Perfect for HiRes audio and home cinema, the amplifier powers your favorite songs or soundtracks with gusto – attempting to keep you on the edge of your couch during action movies or video gaming, and completely bewitched by your preferred music. This design and style of amplifier can be complicated to optimize, but Yamaha’s special design defines dynamic level while also maintaining a steady signal transmission.Yamaha RX-V4A

Surround sound
For an simple way to minimize cabling, the Yamaha RX-V4A offers the solution of wireless rear audio speakers. Combine this unique receiver with the Yamaha MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers and you can leave aside speaker cable connections. Ideal if you have a solid floor and struggle to hide speaker cable or if you simply want a cleaner style, wi-fi surround speakers cut straight down on the chaos.

Suitable with the next generation of high resolution – 8K
Offering a dedicated, 8K compliant HDMI input and matching output, this Yamaha AVR is completely ready for the next generation of TV. If you have not yet made the jump to 8K TV, the socket furthermore handles up to 4K/120Hz signals, for the top quality pass through. Upscaling to UHD 4K is also standard. (by using firmware update).Yamaha RX-V4A

Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+
Using a 4/1 (in/out) HDMI interface, the RX-V4A supports your complete system. It also supports a wide variety of High Dynamic Range video formats. All these include Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. It also supports HDR10+, which improves picture realism by transmitting dynamic Meta data to your TV.

Game on
The latest HDMI support also marks a huge improvement in gaming. 4K/120Hz and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support maximise resolution and clarity. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) help eliminate lag and frame tearing, giving you a smoother, more responsive gaming experience.

MusicCast for music all around your home
The Yamaha RX-V4A is part of Yamaha’s hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or even Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant by voice(requires third party Alexa or Google device). Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER application lets you operate the system around your home and change configuration settings rapidly and easily.

Stream the top music services
Compatible with Amazon Music, Spotify Premium, Pandora, Napster, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz, the RXV4A is totally equipped for your preferred music streaming service. With Tidal and Qobuz already providing higher resolution playback, it’s now possible to discover a streaming service that at least matches the level of quality of CD and, in some cases, even improves upon it.Yamaha RX-V4A

Innovative networking such as Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
As well as MusicCast, the RX-V4A is also compatible with Apple AirPlay 2, letting you stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly, around your home. Simply ask Siri where you want the music to play. For a easy and quick connection with your smartphone, use the Bluetooth connection for very easy music streaming. Photo: Yamaha

Smooth unique style
If you are used to AV receivers being almost all bulk and buttons, the Yamaha RX-V4A amplifier will come as a nice surprise. Rounded sides give a smoother, less imposing style. Yamaha has also held the button count to a minimum, giving this AVR a much cleaner and better aesthetic.

For the perfect in cinema-style entertainment, stay at your home with the Yamaha RX-V4A.

Yamaha RX-V4A specs:

Colour   Black
Apple AirPlay    Yes
DTS    Yes
DTS-HD    Yes
Dolby Atmos    No
Dolby ProLogic Surround Pro Logic II

YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and your system, then precisely adjusts various audio parameters to provide the best sound for your room. Simply by placing the supplied microphone at your listening position and switching YPAO on, the system is automatically calibrated for optimum performance in your home theater room.

HDMI Audio    Yes
Multi Channel Input    No
Coaxial Outputs    No
Optical Outputs    No
Multiroom     No
HDMI Zone Out    No
HDMI     4 in/1 out
Channels  5.2
USB   1
Weight (KG)    8.8
Component    No
Remote Control    yes
Bluetooth     yes
Internet Radio Services   Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm)    435 x 377 x 171
Analogue RCA Inputs    3
DTS:X     No
Wi-Fi Built In   yes
4K Upscaling    yes
Coaxial Inputs    1
Power Output – Watts per CH 80 x 5 (6 ohms)
Tuner Radio FM/AM/DAB+
Phono Input    No
Optical Digital Inputs    1
Audio Outputs    No
Sub Output    Yes –   2
Headphone Output   Yes
DLNA Compliant   No
Smartphone control    Yes
Pre Output    No
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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