Up to 110W per Channel at 8 Ohms
YPAO Multipoint Sound Optimization
4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
8 x HDMI-In / 2 x HDMI-Out
Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Apple AirPlay Connectivity
Front-Panel USB Connectivity
GUI On-Screen Display
Enjoy immersive multi-channel sound with the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1060BL 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It delivers up to 110W of power at 8 Ohms and features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility for object-based audio support. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay support allows the receiver to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets, while Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer works behind the scenes to deliver optimized sound quality.
Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows the RX-A1060BL to access a variety of Internet-based music sources like Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM. It also supports DLNA content sharing when paired with your similarly equipped network-connected devices such as your computer. As an added convenience, you can download the free Yamaha AV Controller app to control the receiver from your Android or iOS devices.
With eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, this receiver can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through 3D and 4K signals and will upscale non-UHD signals to near-4K quality for enhanced viewing of lower-resolution sources when paired with a 4K display. The receiver also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives. YPAO multipoint sound optimization will calibrate the receiver to your speakers and room setup for a tailored listening experience.
Note: Access to certain Internet-based content may require a subscription to a service.
Receivers built under Yamaha's Total Purity Concept have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise.
Symmetrical Power Amplifier
The interior of the unit has been circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximizes channel separation, enhances signal to noise ratio, and helps to achieve a wide-open sound stage.
Aluminum Front Panel
The aluminum front panel is used to shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors, and so on. This helps ensure optimum sonic performance in a wide range of installation environments.
MusicCast is designed to make it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with the MusicCast-capable RX-A1060BL receiver in your main entertainment room for your home theater experience, then add MusicCast-capable speakers, soundbars, or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.
Access All Your Content
MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services, and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth sources, your TV sound, and external sources attached to your receiver such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.
The RX-A1060BL is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from mobile devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer is optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.
You can stream music from the RX-A1060BL to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
Set Up MusicCast with Your Smartphone or Tablet
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast Controller app to operate the receiver and change settings. The Controller app also functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices.
Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio from your computer, NAS, and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay, etc., but also allows for control of the receiver.
You can connect the receiver to your home network or the Internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora, or music stored on a NAS or home computer. The AV Controller app lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones or tablets.
This receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from iOS devices as well as from iTunes on Mac or Windows computers. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name, and album art via the receiver's on-screen display.
With the Spotify app on your mobile device, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked receiver by using Spotify Connect; just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your mobile device and come inside within range, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. A Spotify Premium account is required.
Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The RX-A1060BL features the ability to connect a surround sound speaker system and additional overhead speakers, or two additional Dolby Atmos-certified up-firing speakers.
DTS:X is another object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology, from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a rich, realistic, and immersive soundscape in front of, behind, beside, and above the audience.
Multiple Speaker Layout Patterns
Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, creating a sound field that's tailored to your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as both sound formats. YPAO - Reflected Sound Control is designed to optimize the listening environment and the receiver's audio design takes advantage of the detailed spatial localization capability of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The combination of these object-based surround technologies and the receiver will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
4K, HDR, and BT.2020
This unit supports the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through only). Enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of HDR and BT.2020 pass-through.
Support for 21:9 Aspect Ratio
The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the CinemaScope 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 by some computer monitors with specific IT specification design.
Advanced Graphical User Interface
The integrated graphical user interface has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and 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.
An ESS ES9006A 24-bit DAC powers the channels to create sound reproduction for the most discriminating of listeners.
This receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high-resolution audio codecs such as DSD, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless. Enjoy the sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network-connected devices.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs digital signal processing using algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. 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.
YPAO- R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control with Multipoint Measurement)
YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes the room's acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
Human ears have low 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 optimized 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 lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
Virtual Presence and Surround Back Speakers
The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. 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
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual surround sound from only front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a center speaker at the front to enjoy virtual surround sound with enhanced quality and resolution as well as superior rear virtual sound localization. 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 the enjoyment of enhanced quality surround sound.
Rich Bass Reproduction
This low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller-sized speakers while maintaining localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When used with a subwoofer, 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 enhanced power and presence.
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused soundstage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Advanced HDMI Zone Switching
While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programs to the main and second zones, advanced HDMI zone switching adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in a second zone.
Zone Extra Bass for Added Bass in Zone 2
Use the Extra Bass feature to amplify bass tones not just in your main room, but also on systems in Zone 2. Even with compact or in-wall speakers, which typically lack bass, you'll hear all your sources with enhanced bass sound.
Zone Volume Equalizer for Optimum Sound Balance in Zone 2
Automatically adjusts bass and treble balance to match the volume on systems in Zone 2. Enjoy movies and music with a natural sound quality balance even at low volumes.
Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what speaker layout is selected. For example, in a multi-channel system, when the second zone is turned off, all channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when a second is powered on, the power to the two surround back channels will automatically be redirected to the two speakers in the second zone and the Main Zone will receive two-channels of power. 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 AV receiver.
AV Controller App
This receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon App store to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes, and more from an iPhone or Android device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. It is now possible to use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters in a basic or advanced mode to match the mood of your favorite movie or music album.
AV SETUP GUIDE App
The AV SETUP GUIDE app is designed to make it easier to perform the setup process with the receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections, and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android tablets.
Convenient SCENE PLUS
The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one-touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI, or the AV Controller App.
Rigid chassis with additional bottom frames
High-speed thermal feedback power amplifier
Enhanced-quality volume IC
PLL circuitry designed for ultra-low jitter helps optimize sound imaging
5th foot with Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge to reduce vibration
High-resolution Music Enhancer augments music from its original content
H-shaped cross-frame for additional chassis rigidity
Phono input for vinyl playback
4K UHD video upscaling from analog and HDMI input
Supports Deep Color (30 / 36-bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate, and auto lip sync compensation
Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
Multicadence (including 3:2 pull-down) detection
Detail and edge resolution enhancement
Contrast, brightness, and saturation video signal control
Front-panel connection for USB flash drives
HDMI front panel input
HDMI input switching while in Standby Through Mode
Background video feature for radio, USB, Bluetooth, audio, network, and auxiliary inputs
HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (23 DSP programs)
Dialogue Lift helps ensure that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
3D surround without Front Presence speakers
SILENT CINEMA to enjoy surround sound with headphones
Versatile Zone Control
Pre-out terminal for Zone 2 with volume control
Zone 2 on / off and control on front panel
Zone GUI (song / station selection, album cover art display)
System back up / recovery function
Zone mono, zone volume, zone tone controls, zone balance, and zone audio delay
ECO Mode operation for roughly 20% less power consumption compared to when ECO Mode is off (measured by Yamaha)
Low standby power consumption of 0.1W
Auto Power Standby function with variable time setting
Output Power 110 W per channel @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-channel driven
120 W per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-channel driven
165 W per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven
Dynamic Power per Channel 135 W @ 8 Ohms
165 W @ 6 Ohms
210 W @ 4 Ohms
280 W @ 2 Ohms
DAC Type ESS SABRE 9006A 8-channel DAC
Audio Delay 0 to 500 ms
Tuner AM / FM
DSP 23 DSP programs including Cinema DSP 3D
Object-Based Audio Support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Upscaling Yes, to 4K
Pass-Through 3D, 4K/60p (4:4:4), HDCP 2.2, HDR, and BT.2020
Deep Color / x.v. Color Support Yes
HDCP Version 2.2 (7 x HDMI-in/2 x HDMI-out)
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Wi-Fi Yes (802.11b/g/n)
DLNA Certified Yes
Inputs 8 x HDMI (1 front)
3 x Optical TOSLINK
3 x Digital coaxial
3 x Component video
5 x Composite video
1 x RCA phono audio
8 x Stereo RCA audio
1 x USB
Outputs 2 x HDMI
1 x Component video
1 x Composite video
2 x Subwoofer pre-out
1 x Zone 2
1 x 7.2-channel pre-out
1 x Headphone
Other Ports 1 x YPAO microphone
1 x FM tuner antenna
1 x AM tuner antenna
1 x Wireless antenna
1 x Ethernet
1 x RS-232C
1 x AC power cord
2 x 12 V / 0.1 A trigger
1 x Remote in
1 x Remote out
Speaker Connectors 9 x Binding post pairs
HDMI CEC Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
On-Screen Display Yes
Standby Power Consumption HDMI Control Off, Standby Through Mode Off: 0.1 W
HDMI Standby Through Mode On: 1.4 W
Wired Network Standby On: 2.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) With Antenna Down: 17.1 x 7.1 x 17.3" (43.4 x 18.0 x 43.9 cm)
With Antenna Up: 17.1 x 9.8 x 17.3" (43.4 x 24.9 x 43.9 cm)