Yamaha RX-V4A Review

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Release year: 2020 Rating: 4

The Yamaha RX-V4A is incredibly versatile, suitable for a wide range of audio setups and combines all the modern features. The advanced features such as MusicCast, DSP, voice control and many more can elevate the listening experience to new heights. This receiver is designed to meet the needs of both audio enthusiasts and casual users alike. Upgrading the old home entertainment system to set up new ones, this receiver can be the ultimate solution. All the receivers from Yamaha RX series come to set a new height in the receiver world. And this one with its user-friendly interface and customization options, is one of them.

 

Our Verdict

Yamaha RX-V4A is a top-notch AV receiver that is worth considering for those who crave for a premium audio experience. It has versatile connectivity, several advanced features, and user-friendly interface. All these make it a standout choice for both casual users and audio enthusiasts. Moreover, the powerful performance makes it mostly suitable for any medium to small size room. Fill your entire house with full of music. Whether you are using it to power your home theater system or to enjoy your favorite music, this receiver is sure to impress with its versatility and performance.

 

PROS
  • Excellent sound
  • 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs
  • Several streaming options
  • minimalistic, sleek, new design
CONS
  • No Dolby Atmos or DTS:X
  • HDMI 2.1 has problems with certain 4K/120Hz signals

 

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 5.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 5
Audio Feature
Video Feature HDR10 , HDR10+ , Dolby Vision , 8K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel
Zones 1
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 3
RCA LIne Output: N/A
RCA Pre-Outs: 0.2
XLR Line Inputs: N/A
XLR Pre-Outs: N/A
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: N/A
Coaxial Inputs: 1
Multi-Channel Input: N/A
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 4
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: 4
Composite Video Input N/A
Composite Video Output: N/A
Component Video Input: N/A
Component Video Output: N/A
Front A/V Inputs: USB
Speaker A/B: N/A

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 5.1
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer N/A
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X N/A
DTS Neural:X N/A
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES N/A
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization N/A
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer YES
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
Audyssey App Support
Bass Sync
Optimized Bass Redirection

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ Yes
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) Yes
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 5.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification N/A
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability YES

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes

ZONES

Zones 1
Powered Zones N/A
Zone 2 Outs N/A
Zone 3 Outs N/A
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output N/A

RADIO

Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio YES
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages YES
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display LCD
Remote Controller YES
Remote Control In/Out 0 / 0
LCD Display Yes
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 80 W (0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 140 W (10% THD)
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer
Power Consumption 260 W
No Sound Power
Standby Power 0.1 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8"
Weight 8.8 kg (19.4 lbs)
Chassis
Front Panel
Speaker Terminals 5
Large Speaker Terminals 5
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Warranty 2 Years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital N/A
Analog Distortion N/A
Phono Distortion N/A
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) N/A
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance N/A
Rated Output digital N/A
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) N/A
S/N Ratio (digital) N/A
Phono RIAA Deviation N/A
Frequency Response (Analog In) +0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance N/A
Video Frequency Response N/A
Ethernet Standard 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Effective Sensitivity N/A
AM Frequency 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
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