Yamaha RX-S601B Slim 5.1 A/V Receiver

Slim and compact 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver offers Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi Built-In compatibility. Advanced features include High-Resolution audio playback support and 4K Ultra HD pass-through compatible with HDCP2.2.
SKU
YAM-RXS601B
$899.00
Yamaha

Slim and compact 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver offers Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi Built-In compatibility. Advanced features include High-Resolution audio playback support and 4K Ultra HD pass-through compatible with HDCP2.2.

Slim and Compact, for a Neat System Appearance

The RX-AS710 is only 111 mm high and 377 mm deep. It will fit nicely in narrow AV racks, without jutting out from the front. This makes it easy to place your system where you want it, and gives it a neat appearance.

    MusicCast

    MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.

    MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

    MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the RX-AS710. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

      Bluetooth compatible for wireless music streaming

      This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.

        Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming

        The RX-AS710 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-AS710 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

          4K Ultra HD full support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2

          This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

            AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance

            The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonising traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

              Anti Resonance Technology Wedge Helps to Ensure that Vibrations Do Not Affect Sound Quality

              Any cabinet vibration has the potential to damage the integrity of the audio signal. To make absolutely sure the receiver chassis does not vibrate or resonate in any way, Yamaha developed a new approach – the Anti Resonance Technology Wedge. By adding a 5th leg in the centre of the unit to support the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, vibrations are further dampened, preventing unwanted ‘colouration’ of the sound.

                AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance

                All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminium front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminium front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

                  HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

                  Literally add another dimension to movies with 3D signal data which is supported by this receiver. In addition, the Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable without requiring an extra optical cable.

                    Support for 21:9 Aspect Ratio

                    The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.

                    *This feature is not supported with some PC monitors with specific IT specification design.

                      Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct for easy network connection

                      Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wi-Fi Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.

                        [ Advanced Features ] Network Functions

                        This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora® or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

                          Other Notable Video Features

                          This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23 different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

                            DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

                            This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

                              Easy setup with your smartphone or tablet

                              Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.

                                AirPlay wireless music streaming to the AV receiver

                                This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.

                                  Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

                                  With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

                                  *The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.

                                  Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.

                                  http://spotify.com/yamaha

                                  *Spotify service availability depends on regions.

                                    Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

                                    This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high resolution audio codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network content.

                                      Gapless playback allows play without interruption*

                                      Many live and classical albums have no breaks between tracks. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

                                      * Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.

                                        AVENTAGE AV Receivers: Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance

                                        The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonising traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

                                          Discrete Amp Configuration

                                          The RX-V375 was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptional sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

                                            AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier

                                            AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.

                                              Advanced Multi-language GUI On Screen Display

                                              Yamaha’ s latest Graphical User Interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

                                                SCENE for One-Touch Start

                                                Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

                                                  HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

                                                  Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.

                                                  *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.

                                                    YPAO with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)

                                                    YPAO-R.S.C. analyses room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalisation, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

                                                      YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume

                                                      Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment.

                                                        HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

                                                        CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding enables you to enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speakers deliver 3D sound without actual presence speakers.

                                                          Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

                                                          The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.

                                                            Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

                                                            Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 7-channel surround sound filled with realism, from only two front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localisation. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

                                                              Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

                                                              Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

                                                                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 was intended to be heard.

                                                                  Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

                                                                  The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

                                                                    Intelligent Amp Assign

                                                                    Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1 channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver.

                                                                      ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*

                                                                      Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%. It can be set from the GUI menu.

                                                                      * Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

                                                                        Selectable Auto Power Standby

                                                                        Auto power standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

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                                                                        RX-S601
                                                                        AV Receiver
                                                                        Amplifier SectionChannel 5.1
                                                                        Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 95 W (6ohms, 0.9% THD)
                                                                        Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 60 W (6ohms, 0.09% THD)
                                                                        Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 125W (6ohms, 10% THD)
                                                                        Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 90 / 110 / 140 / 160 W
                                                                        Surround Sound ProcessingCINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
                                                                        DSP Programs 17
                                                                        Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
                                                                        SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
                                                                        Dolby TrueHD Yes
                                                                        Dolby Digital Plus Yes
                                                                        DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
                                                                        Audio FeaturesCompressed Music Enhancer Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
                                                                        YPAO sound optimization Yes
                                                                        Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
                                                                        Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
                                                                        Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
                                                                        192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)
                                                                        Video Features4K Ultra HD Pass-through Yes
                                                                        HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
                                                                        HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
                                                                        Deep Colour/x.v.Colour/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
                                                                        ConnectivityHDMI Input/Output 6 (HDMI6: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 1 (HDCP2.2 compatible)
                                                                        HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
                                                                        USB Input iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
                                                                        Network Port Yes
                                                                        Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
                                                                        AirPlay Yes
                                                                        Bluetooth Yes (SBC/AAC)
                                                                        Front AV Input USB / Mini Jack
                                                                        Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 1 / 0
                                                                        Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
                                                                        Analog Audio Input/Output 4 (front 1) / 0
                                                                        Composite Video Input/Output 3 (front 1) / 1
                                                                        Preout Subwoofer
                                                                        Headphone Output 1
                                                                        Tuner SectionFM/AM Tuner Yes
                                                                        User InterfaceOn-screen display Yes (colour OSD)
                                                                        SCENE SCENE (4 sets)
                                                                        App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
                                                                        Remote Control Unit Yes
                                                                        GeneralStandby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
                                                                        Auto Power Standby Yes
                                                                        ECO mode Yes
                                                                        Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 111 x 327 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 176 x 327 mm) ; 17-1/8” x 4-3/8” x 12-7/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 6-7/8” x 12-7/8”)
                                                                        Weight 7.8 kg; 17.2 lbs.