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Yamaha RX-A1060 AV Receiver + MusicCast

 

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A 7.2 channel Aventage Network AV receiver offering superior audio resolution with Anti-Resonance Technology, Zone 2 audio processing and MusicCast for wireless multiroom audio.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years (3 Years on registration)
Brand Yamaha Audio
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

Amplifier Section
Channel: 7.2
Rated Output: (1kHz) 170W (4Ω, 0.9%)
Rated Output: (20Hz-20kHz) 110W (8Ω, 0.06%)
Max Output: (1kHz, 1ch) 165W (8Ω, 10% THD)
Power/Channel: (8/6/4/2Ω) 135/165/210/280W


Surround Sound Processing 
Cinema DSP: 3D
DSP Programs: 23
Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
Virtual Surround Back: Yes
Dialogue Lift: Yes 
DSP: Virtual Cinema Front
Dolby: Atmos, TrueHD, Digital+, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: X, HD Master Audio


Audio Features 
Pure Direct: Video on mode
Compressed Music: Yes
High-res Music Enhancer: Yes
YPAO Multipoint: R.S.C
YPAO Volume: Yes
Dynamic Range Control: Adaptive
Volume Setting: Initial + Max
A.R.T Wedge: Yes
Amplifier: Bi-amp capability
Audio Delay: 0-500 ms
DAC: 192kHz/24bit (ESS)


Video Features 
Passthrough: 4K 60p 4:4:4
HDMI: 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return: Yes
Upscale: Analog-HDMI / HDMI-HDMI
Deep Color/x.v.Color: 24Hz 
Refresh Rate/Auto Lip-Sync: Yes


Connectivity
HDMI: 8 (HDMI1-7) / 2 (HDCP 2.2)
HDMI CEC: SCENE, Device Control
USB: Memory, PAP
Network Port: Yes
WiFi/Airplay: Wireless Direct
Bluetooth: SBC/AAC
Front: HDMI/ USB/ Analog/ Composite
Digital In: 3 x Optical, 3 x Coaxial
Analog In/Out: 9 (Front 1)/ 0
Phono Input: Yes
Component Vid: 3 In/ 1 out
Composite Video: 5 in (1 front)/ 1 out
Preout: Subwoofer: 7.2-ch
Headphone Output: 1


User Interface 
On-screen Display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
iPhone/Android app, Tablet, web browser
Remote Control: Yes (Preset)
 

Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio: Preout / HDMI
Powered Zone: Zone 2
Zone Vid Out: HDMI / Component / Composite
Zone HDMI: HDMI Zone Switching
Zone B Output: Yes (HDMI)
RS-232C Interface: Yes
+12V Trigger Output: 1
Remote (IR) In/Out: 1 / 1
Party Mode: Yes


General
Standby Power Consumption: ≤0.1W
Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 182 x 439mm
Weight: 14.9 Kg

Product Description

Yamaha RX-A1060 7.2 channel Aventage AV receiver with MusicCast offers superb performance and audio resolution supporting Yamaha’s advanced Anti-Resonance Technology, MusicCast plus Zone 2 audio processing.

Speaker Layout

Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as both sound formats.

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 codecs such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

Anti-Resonance

The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the centre of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

Symmetrical Layout

This is just one of the many design details that all combine to create a superior receiver. The interior of the unit has been precisely planned, circuit-routed and built so that the left and right channels are physically and electrically isolated. This naturally maximises channel separation, but also greatly improves signal to noise ratio and also helps to achieve a wide, open sound stage

Sound Tuning

Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, “tune” the receiver’s sound. Incorporating the SABRE 9006A Premier Audio DAC from ESS Technology to achieve an exceptionally good signal-to-noise ratio and up to 120 dB of dynamic range, this AV receiver produces professional quality digital audio.

MusicCast

MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly. 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 AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.

Bluetooth

Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from mobile devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. The RX-A660 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A660 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

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. 

Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct

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.

AV Controller App

This AV 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 much, much 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. This AV receiver provides Phono input terminals. Connect a turntable and you can enjoy music from your vinyl collection.

YPAO

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. YPAO sound optimisation analyses the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

Total Purity

Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamp and anti-vibration technology. All models have fully discrete power amprs 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.

Virtual Presence

The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surrounds to create virtual presence speakers. 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.

The Virtual Cinema Front feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual surround sound with even higher 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.

Rich Bass

This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localization 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.

Subwoofer Trim

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.

Compressed Music

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive 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.

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 of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers. 

Press Reviews

  • 'Yamaha has returned to form at this price, and this powerful but expressive amp is well worth a look. For: Big, powerful sound, expressive and exciting, plenty of subtle detail, precise effects placement and dynamically strong' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

  • 'After a few years of not quite finding that balance at this price, Yamaha has nailed it with the RX-A1060, a mid-range amp in the premium Aventage range. This means you can expect upgraded circuitry, better build quality and that anti-resonance fifth foot in the middle of the chassis to help reduce vibration.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

  • 'Set-up is nice and simple using the included YPAO microphone and auto-calibration setup. It’s one of the quickest and most accurate calibrations we know at this level, and after a few beeps and blips, it’s measured our room and adjusted our speakers accordingly.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

  • 'Yamaha is quick to show the big, bold character we’ve come to expect from its amps. It’s a powerful, scalable sound that fills our testing room without second thought, putting real force and authority around the scene’s big explosions, engine-revving car chases and erratic gunfire. It’s an exciting performance full of attack and drive, with effects pinged effortlessly – yet precisely – around you.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

  • 'It is immediately impressive on a first listen, but what’s great is the RX-A1060 is able to hold your attention after the initial big-sound thrill. There’s a great deal of subtlety to the sound that we missed on its predecessor. Voices are as expressive and nuanced as you’d want them to be, detail spills over across the frequency range and there’s real insight into soundtracks. This in turn helps it to deliver a dynamically strong performance, with its ability to build sound up as eloquently as it’s able to pull it back down again.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

  • 'There’s no doubt the RX-A1060 is a return to form for Yamaha at this price... Overall, the A1060 is an amp that wears lots of hats and wears them all well. It’s certainly a worthy candidate for your audition list.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)

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