Yamaha RX-A6A vs Yamaha RX-A2A

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RX-A6A vs RX-A2A comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A6A vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

Yamaha RX-A6A
vs
Yamaha RX-A2A

The Yamaha RX-A6A versus Yamaha RX-A2A comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A6A received 9.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A2A was rated 8.2 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2021. Identified advantages have shown that RX-A6A is better over RX-A2A mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A6A over Yamaha RX-A2A

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but RX-A6A has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2A over Yamaha RX-A6A

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-A6A
9
RX-A2A
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-A6A supports 9.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A2A supports a 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the RX-A6A this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-A2A it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8100/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

RX-A6A
9
RX-A2A
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 9 out of 10.

RX-A6A
9
RX-A2A
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha RX-A6A got 10 points, but Yamaha RX-A2A received 7 points.

RX-A6A
10
RX-A2A
7

Yamaha RX-A6A is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A2A has 7/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
HDMI input/output7/37/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input20
Component input/output10
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the RX-A6A were rated 9 out of 10 against the 7 for the RX-A2A.

RX-A6A
9
RX-A2A
7

RX-A6A RX-A2A
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyncx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

RX-A6A
10
RX-A2A
10

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresWeb Control, App ControlWeb Control, App Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputpreoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMusicCast
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A6A got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A2A got 7.

RX-A6A
8
RX-A2A
7

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Only the Yamaha RX-A6A has Auro-3D on its feature list.

RX-A6A RX-A2A
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS-HDDTS-ES, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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