The black Yamaha RX-S601 5.1-Channel Slim Network A/V Receiver delivers powerful multi-channel audio and wireless connectivity in a compact package. This receiver can produce up to 60W per channel in stereo mode at 6 ohms and features a discrete amplifier design for enhanced sound quality. Yamaha YPAO technology is onboard to help you tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening space with the included setup microphone. Built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth enables the receiver to wirelessly stream music from similarly equipped audio sources, such as smartphones and tablets. Integrated MusicCast connectivity allows you to add additional MusicCast-enabled audio for multiroom music playback.
Built-in 3D and 4K pass-through allows you to connect 3D and 4K video sources to the receiver without signal loss. Six HDMI inputs are onboard for connecting high-definition video and audio sources. There is also an HDMI output for displaying video on an external display. Additionally, this slim receiver can decode high-resolution surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. At just 4.4" high, the RX-S601 was designed for easy placement in your home theater environment.
MusicCast allows you to access your music wirelessly in multiple rooms of your home and use the free app to control the system from your smart devices. This receiver allows you to connect additional MusicCast-enabled components such as speakers, soundbars, or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.
Access 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 A/V receiver, such as a Blu-ray Disc or CD player.
4K Ultra HD Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
This A/V receiver provides advanced HDMI features, including pass-through of 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps. You can enjoy the high-definition video quality of 4K without degradation, along with HDCP 2.2 copyright compliance, a standard for 4K video transmission.
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
The RX-S601 supports 3D video signals. Additionally, the Audio Return Channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
When the unit is connected to a CEC-compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop. All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC-compatible TVs / players may not be compatible.
This A/V receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the A/V receiver to a Mac or Windows PC with WebBrowser Control and have two-way control of Internet radio, Pandora, and Spotify. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones/tablets.
Built-In 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 (PC/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 A/V receiver as well.
Apple AirPlay Connectivity
This A/V receiver supports AirPlay, which means it supports wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC. 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 as well as album art inside the receiver's on-screen display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. You can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha A/V receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha A/V receiver, without interruption to music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. The Spotify app and premium account are required.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
This A/V 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. You can enjoy these codecs from sources connected to the receiver's USB or from network-connected devices.
AV Controller App
This A/V receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon Appstore 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.