Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-A8A review

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Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-A8A review

Yamaha RX-V4A
vs
Yamaha RX-A8A

It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-A8A because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V4A has 5.2 versus 11.2 for Yamaha RX-A8A. Regarding power, then RX-V4A has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/6 when RX-A8A has a power of 150/8. The THD is the same and is 0.06%. Both the RX-V4A and the RX-A8A support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V4A can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the RX-A8A can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Yamaha RX-V4A has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/3 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A8A.Yamaha RX-V4A connectionsYamaha RX-A8A connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. The RX-A8A has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The RX-V4A supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and the RX-A8A - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-V4A and RX-A8A can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the RX-A8A has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A8A.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha RX-A8A

Model

RX-V4A
RX-A8A

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
150/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz
8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

App Control
Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS-HD

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
600

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.4

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.7 x 14.8
43.4 x 25.4 x 45.7/17 x 10 x 18

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19.4
19.1/42.2

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Yamaha RX-V4A
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  • 6.5Yamaha RX-V4A
  • 9.4Yamaha RX-A8A