Yamaha RX-V6A vs Marantz SR7015 review

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Yamaha RX-V6A vs Marantz SR7015 review

Yamaha RX-V6A
Marantz SR7015

It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-V6A vs Marantz SR7015 because they both are able to give some premium features.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V6A has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR7015. Regarding power, then RX-V6A has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8 when SR7015 has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-V6A but 0.05% for the SR7015. Both the RX-V6A and the SR7015 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


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-V6A can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the SR7015 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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-V6A has 7/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR7015.Yamaha RX-V6A connectionsMarantz SR7015 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. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The RX-V6A supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the SR7015. The RX-V6A supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and the SR7015 - 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-V6A and SR7015 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Yamaha RX-V6A
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