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Yamaha RX-V4600
3 Reviews
rating  4.67 of 5
MSRP  1900.00
Description: The RX-V4600 is a receiver designed for the digital era. It sets the standard for a new generation of receivers that will increase home theater enjoyment with more vivid images and richly detailed sound, plus greater versatility and convenience.<br><br> For movies and music, multi-channel surround sound and stereo, the RX-V4600 will ensure that your entertainment is totally enjoyable.<br><br> <li>Audio Section <br><br> <li>Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.04% THD) <li>Front Channels 130W +130W <li>Center Channels 130W <li>Surround Channels 130W +130W <li>Surround Back Channels 130W +130W <li>High Dynamic Power, Low Impedance Drive Capability Yes <li>Dynamic Power/Channel 8 ohms 165 W 6 ohms 205 W 4 ohms 260 W 2 ohms 340 W <li>Linear Damping Yes <li>Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20kHz) 140 (speaker A) <li>Input Sensitivity/ Impedance Phono (MM) 3.5 mV/47 k-ohms CD 200 mV/47 k-ohms <li>Frequency Response 10 Hz-100 kHz +0, -3dB <li>Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz-20kHz) CD (Front Sp Out) 0.04% <li>Signal to Noise Ratio (CD, 250 mV) 100dB <li>Filter Characteristics Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, (Small, fc=) 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 High Pass Filter Variable Crossover 160 and 200 Hz (12 dB/oct.) Subwoofer (fc=) 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 Low Pass Filter Variable Crossover 160 and 200 Hz (24dB/oct.)<br><br> <li>Video Section <br><br> <li>Video Signal Level 1 Vp-p/75 ohms <li>S-Video Signal Level Y 1 Vp-p/75 ohms C 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms <li>Component Video Signal Level Y 1 Vp-p/75 ohms Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms <li>Signal to Noise Ratio 60dB <li>Monitor Out Frequency Response <li>Composite/S-Video Signal 5 Hz-10MHz-3 dB <li>Component Video Signal 5 Hz-60MHz-3 dB <li>Tuner Section <li>FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (1 KHz, 100% Modulation) Mono 2microV (17.3 dBf) Stereo 25microV (39.2 dBf) <li>FM Selectivity 400 kHz 70 dB <li>FM Signal to Noise Ratio Mono/Stereo/HD Radio 76/70/80dB <li>FM Harmonic Distortion (1kHz) Mono/Stereo/HD Radio 0.2/0.3/0.03% <li>FM Stereo Separation (1kHz) Stereo/HD Radio 42/70 dB <li>FM Frequency Response Mono/Stereo 20 Hz-15 KHz + 0.5/-2dB HD Radio 20 Hz-18 KHz + 0.5/-3dB<br><br> <li>General <br><br> <li>Standby Power Consumption Less than 0.2 W <li>Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 17-14" <li>Weight 39.7 lbs.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pabs911 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought this amp sight unseen/unheard used for a third of it's original MSRP (I got lucky :-)... $625.00 shipped!) to upgrade from a Yamaha RX-V995 receiver (a very nice sounding amp in it's own right). WOW! What an upgrade! I read the reviews and the reviewers commonly said they couldn't imagine the amp sounding significantly better. I agree wholeheartedly! They also said this receiver's strong suit is it sounds equally good with music or movies. I also agree! I adjusted the speaker levels etc. manually and it was a breeze. I didn't get the mic in the deal (owner lost it) so I couldn't use the YPAO auto setup, but I prefer to tweak things manually anyway. The only downside to this amp is that it doesn't upconvert analog signals to HDMI, and it does run a bit hot. Other than that, it's a dream amp. I am using Von Schweikert VR-2 mains, ACI LV rears, with a Mirage sub (no center... don't have room for it nor do I need it). Someday I will upgrade the sub and that'll be it. Yamaha has done it again! VERY VERY highly recommended product!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by degnell a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I bought this receiver as a replacement for Sony STR-DA5000 and Harman/Kardon DRP-2005, for which neither was very pleasing.

Connected to my Kef speakersystem KHT 2005.2 (consisting of five small satellites and a dedicated subwoofer) I started the set-up using Yamaha's excellent automatic YPAO set-up and OSD/GUI on-screen. The only negative thing here was the equalizer which didn't really bring any improvements. I simply ignored this setting. Connection was made with the Yamaha DVD-S2500 using a high-quality i-Link cable for all audio.

The sound produced was full of life and extremely dynamic and punchy. For film, the RX-V4600 grabs your attention from the get-go and never distract from the on-screen action. In other words, the sound is very engaging and easy on the ear, with plent of detail. What amazed me the most however, was the control and depth that the LFE-channel/subwoofer suddenly produced. Without having made any changes to the subwoofer's own controls whatsoever (volume, etc) the bass became more forcefull than with any other receiver I've tested. A nice surprice, to be sure.

The feeling of 3-D is razor-sharp and all-round envelopment is of a very high class, making my speakersystem bloom to it's fullest potential.

For music, much of the impression from film is intact. There is a nice addition of inner-detail to voices and acoustic instruments that I had never noticed before. The subwoofer, which handles all bass frequenzies from 80Hz and up, was not as powerful as with film though. And since I always listen to music in 5-channel stereo I lacked the feature of having different, individual speakerchannel levels for each input. I would have liked to have separate settings for dvd-input, cd-input etc.

I don't remember the previous receivers from Sony and Harman/Kardon ever made my speakersystem sound this good... And the Yamaha is in the same pricerange. I guess it's all in the processing, which Yamaha has always been great at.

To sum-up: the Yamaha RX-V4600 is a very nice entry-level high-end receiver with powerfull processing and great amplification and to top things off it's user friendly with a great remote and OSD/GUI.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Reference Audio, Sto



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by brandzip a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Very high quality product.
Delivers what it promises.
YPAO works much better than other reviewers attest. It does help select sub crossover point.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1799.00

Purchased At:   Authorized Dealer




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