Network & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Yamaha's Total Purity Concept: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV
Receiver incorporates Yamaha's Total Purity Concept for the finest sound
quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many
years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification,
anti-vibration technology, and independent pure power supplies. As a result,
this AV receiver can provide high-quality sound for your movie & music
- High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete power
amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize distortion of the receiver. The
Yamaha RX-S601 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at
60 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels)
which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability.
- High Purity Pre-Amplification: The Yamaha RX-S601 uses
high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog
converters for all channels to maximize sound quality. The AV receiver also
utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result
is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.
- Anti-Vibration Technology: The AV receiver's
anti-vibration heatsinks suppress vibration from transistors and sound
- Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies
are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital
noise from affecting analog circuitry.
Amplifier Assignment: The Yamaha RX-S601 employs assignable
amplifiers for surround speakers, front speaker-bi-amp, or Zone 2 connection.
- Surround: Five speakers are powered in the main room
(Front L/R, Center, & Surround L/R).
- 3ch Bi-Amp: Three speakers are powered in the main room
(Front L/R, & Center) with the surround speaker amplifier channels
reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses
two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer
section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined
midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates
over a limited frequency range, making its job easier.
- 3ch + Zone 2: Three speakers are powered in the main
room (Front L/R & Center), while the receiver's surround speaker amplifier
channels are reassigned to power a pair of speaker in another room. The Zone
2 feature allows the receiver to send 2-channel audio to a second room,
limiting the main listening room to 3.1-channel output. This means that you
can enjoy stereo sound in a second room of your home. The same or different
analog input sources/volume settings can be applied to both zones.
Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to Zone 2.
YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha
Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the
speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic
characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated
equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where
the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each
speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze
the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size,
the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the
best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone,
YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you
the best possible sound from your system:
- Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and
the polarity of each.
- Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each
speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
- Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker
from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
- EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one
of three target settings before running the setup.
- Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound;
useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
- Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have
similar sound characteristics
- Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound
like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the
others in the system
- Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV
receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-S601 supports
the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the
following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the
following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
Panorama (sends stereo signals to
the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound
effect), Dimension (adjusts the
soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and
Center Width (moves the center
channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front
left and right speakers).
- Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts
the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to
make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio
reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema
DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent
soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With
dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you
will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity
and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room
have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV
receiver offers 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
- Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi,
Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
- Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna,
Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 5/7ch
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver offers
proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more
in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a
two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
- Cinema DSP 3D: The actually measured soundfield data in
recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound
images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height
of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive
stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room.
- Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm
that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a
minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of
Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in
custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can
be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two
front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP
mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
- Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you
will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and
resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more
flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy
enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
- Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear
large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation
of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private
to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.
- DSP Level: You can change the receiver's CINEMA DSP
effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust
the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.
- Delay: Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and
the presence soundfield (1-99ms), surround soundfield (1-49ms), and surround
back soundfield (1-49ms).
- Room Size: Adjusts the broadening effect (0.1-2.0) of
the presence soundfield, surround soundfield, and the surround back sound
- Liveness: Adjusts the loss (0-10) of the presence
soundfield, surround back soundfield, and surround back soundfield.
- Reverb: Adjusts the delay time of the rear reverberant
sound (1.0-5.0s), the delay between the direct sound and rear reverberant
sound (0-250ms), and the volume of the reverberant sound (0-100%).
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-S601 offers two HiFi audio
modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any
soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each
speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing).
When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard
from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver
produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
- Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only
the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded
straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP
- Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and
dims the front-panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and
DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel
or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated
digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that
improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and
AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer
and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-S601 employs two
Dynamic Range Control functions.
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the
dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that
you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels.
There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from
whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same
volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for
low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
- Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver provides
the following Bass Management settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the
high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from
-6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or
headphones can be set separately.
- Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front
channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the
subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- 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 sound stage while providing a seamless
frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional
systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim
takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus
stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-S601 allows you to customize the
receiver's volume levels.
- Relative Volume: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale
(-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
- Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the
receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the
volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB
in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
- Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the
volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same
as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB
in increments of 0.5 dB.
- Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of
each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden
changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB
to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-S601 offers a variety of
analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with
two optical digital inputs (AV-1/AV-4) and two coaxial digital inputs
- Stereo RCA Jacks: The receiver is also equipped with
four stereo RCA analog audio inputs and a stereo RCA analog audio record
- Sub Output: The AV receiver is fitted with a mono sub
output to connect a single powered subwoofer.
- Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post
terminals for all the speaker outputs. The binding posts can accept bare
wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too
far apart for dual banana plugs and a collar surrounding them prevents the
use of spade connectors. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu
depending on your speaker application.
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-S601 is equipped with a
front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you
can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones
automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied
during playback can also be heard through the headphones.
- Aux Input: The receiver features a front-panel minijack
(3.5mm) audio input for connecting an external audio source temporarily.
HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver is fitted with
six HDMI 2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output to deliver
crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 2.0 jacks support 4K/30Hz
and 1080p video
signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit),
x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's
HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and
Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
- 4K/30Hz + HDCP 2.2: This receiver supports the latest
HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video
@ 30 frames per second on all HDMI
inputs and output. The receiver's HDMI 6 input and
HDMI monitor output also supports HDCP 2.2 which fully complies with the
latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission.
- 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices
to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D
provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special
eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
- LipSync: This function
adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or
have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected
to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the
TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the
sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Note: Via a future firmware update (no ETA), the receiver
will also be able to support HDR (high dynamic range) video which provides
enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both
the dark and bright parts of an image.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-S601 is in standby
mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass
through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote
control. So, there's not need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch
Composite: The receiver features three composite video
inputs and one composite video monitor output.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
RX-S601, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select
songs from a USB device or Bluetooth source at the same time.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV receiver
is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home
network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) for a wireless
network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
security protection is supported. Either network
connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various
online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access
Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's
network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-S601's network connection
provides access to Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and vTuner Internet
Radio online music
services. You can control the
Internet Radio services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu
(via HDMI). The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and
elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is free, personalized radio
that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You
can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and
Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark
up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites. |
| Spotify Connect ||With the Spotify app (premium
account required) on your
Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of
songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone
to the Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play
on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been
listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the
song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted
music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive
phone calls while listening to music. |
| SiriusXM ||Requires firmware update. SiriusXM
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
| Rhapsody ||Rhapsody is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
vTuner ||You can also listen to Internet
radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database
service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database
of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for
Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver supports
music streaming from WiFi-enabled devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA
certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3 (up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz),
AIFF (up to 192kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz),
FLAC (up to 192 kHz), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).
- WiFi Direct: When using
WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices
without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a
variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your
home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router,
so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view
song/artist information from your mobile device.
- DLNA Certified: The RX-S601 is
DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's
easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your
home network. You can use
your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use
the RX-S601 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control
playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The
receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist
name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
The AV receiver supports the following DLNA music servers
- (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with
DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-S601 AV receiver features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-S601 lets you
store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically
(auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM
broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker
stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen
displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as,
Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, or Safari 7.x is recommended for web
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check Yamaha's
Support Download Site
for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of
stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones
(Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or
USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs).
Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16
or FAT32.You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote
control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device.
USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
Compatible music files include:
- MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
- WMA (up to 48 kHz)
- AAC (up to 48 kHz)
- ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
- AIFF (up to 192 kHz)
- WAV (up to 192 kHz)
- FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
- DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz)
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a
favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Yamaha RX-S601 offers wired
(via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone,
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs
directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your
home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able
to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on
your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your
stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can
even download Apple's free
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control
playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on
your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you
also get to see song/artist information via the receiver's
on-screen menu (via HDMI).
- USB Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides
convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone so you can listen to your stored
music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from
iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference
and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This
results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's
music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or
continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse
your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or
Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback
functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be
controlled by the AV receiver's remote. Song/artist
information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV (via HDMI); the
unit's front-panel display will also indicate song/artist text. Your Apple device's battery will be charged while
connected to the receiver's front-panel USB port (max. 1A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Yamaha AV receiver
supports the following Apple devices and functionalities (as of 10/3/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| USB || AirPlay ||
Bluetooth || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 2/3/4 || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th/6th || 9.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Zone 2: The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this
receiver to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second
zone (Zone 2). The receiver's built-in amplifier can be configured to power
speakers in the second zone connected to the Extra Speaker terminals. By using the
speaker-level outputs on the AV receiver you can directly connect a
secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to
listen to 3.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different stereo
audio source in the other room. When the receiver is powering speakers in
Zone 2, the surround back speakers in the main room are turned off (limiting
you to 3.1ch in the main room). The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the AV
- Compatible Zone Sources: You can select the
following input sources for Zone 2.
- Analog Audio Inputs
- USB (including iPod/iPhone)
- AirPlay & Bluetooth
- AM/FM Tuner & Internet Radio
- DLNA & Network Content
- Incompatible Zone Sources:
- Optical/coaxial digital
and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2.
- You cannot output any
video signal to Zone 2.
- Unfortunately, you cannot select Bluetooth, USB, and Network
source exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select "Network
Server" for Zone 2 when "USB" is selected for the Main Zone, the input
source in the Main Zone also switches to "Network Server".
- You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each zone.
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2, simultaneously (regardless of
input audio signal types - analog, digital or wireless). During the party mode, stereo
playback is automatically selected for all zones. The Main Zone & Zone
2's volume can be adjusted independently. Utilize this function
when you want to play back an audio source as background music in two rooms
of your home.
MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Streaming: This AV receiver
supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to
wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple
rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast
works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast App for
Apple iOS and Android devices. You'll be able to stream the receiver's tuner,
analog inputs, digital inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast
products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your
MusicCast products' sources to the AV receiver. MusicCast supports the following
- Analog & Digital Sources: External devices connected to
the receiver via HDMI, optical/coax digital, analog, or USB can be played
back over the MusicCast eco-system. *Multi-channel content (5.1ch/7.1ch) is
down-mixed to 2-channel sound for playback in other rooms without affecting
the master room.
- Tuner & Online Music Services: Pandora,
& vTuner can be
accessed from the MusicCast app for multiroom playback. The receiver's
built-in AM/FM tuner is also supported.
- DLNA: MusicCast supports DLNA, allowing access to
DLNA-compatible computers and network attached storage (NAS) devices. With
support for WAV, FLAC, and AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to
96kHz/24-bit), and MP3, WMA, and AAC (up to 48kHz). Master room playback is
at the native sampling rate and other rooms down-convert to 48kHz.
- Bluetooth: The receiver's Bluetooth source (SBC codec
only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth audio can
be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. MusicCast devices can also
stream out non-Bluetooth sources to most any Bluetooth speaker or headphones
(regardless of manufacture), making it convenient to expand MusicCast to
your existing audio products.
Note: This feature will require a
MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for
Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and
Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your
whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or
Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to
listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse
music content from your music library and online music services or Internet
Radio, plus control music playback functions.
- Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to
music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain
rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together
so the same source is played back throughout the house.
- Source Selection: From the app you can select which
source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected
devices, select online music services, Internet Radio or Bluetooth. You can
also select from the AV receiver's HDMI, digital, analog, and USB inputs.
- Zone Control: You can activate the receiver's Zone
function from the app's settings menu. The MusicCast app will then allow you
to select inputs and provide basic volume controls on secondary zones.
- Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from
your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or
laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services
and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app.
- Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusiCast app on
your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down,
Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and
- Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select
online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected
device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within
the MusicCast app.
- Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique
personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or
change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take
pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content
source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder
selections for easier operation.
Note: Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be controlled by the
Slim & Compact Design: The slim and compact RX-S601 AV receiver is
only 17.125" (w) x 4.375" (h) x 13.0625" (d), and weighs only 17.2 lbs. With its
space saving design, the RX-S601 will fit nicely in tight spaces.
Advanced On-Screen Menu: The RX-S601 offers an on-screen
(GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines
text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. If your
TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you
will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.
You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish,
German, Russian, or Chinese.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the
receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not
the front-panel display.
Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-S601 features four Scene
buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier.
Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that
initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the
receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected
DSP surround mode.
Gapless Playback: 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.
Compatible with WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.
Input Rename & Skip: You can rename each input so the
display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an
original name, up to nine characters. If an input isn't being used, you can hide
it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display
from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver'
power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front
display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set
turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
- Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote
for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode
(Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes
to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The RX-S601 is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR w/ A2DP) which let you easily enjoy wireless
audio playback of stored music and music apps from your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and other
Bluetooth-enabled devices through the AV receiver. Song/artist information will
be displayed on your HDMI connected TV's screen and the front-panel of the
receiver. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Yamaha receiver offers support of
AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the
music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: The Yamaha receiver's Compressed Music Enhancer feature is even
optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have
vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV receiver.
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn
your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV
receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home
network as the Yamaha AV receiver.
- Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides
the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
- DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to
adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of
music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1)
Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen
in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various
parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
- Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple
iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all
internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB
devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
- Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, you can browse
music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the
content to the Yamaha A/V receiver for playback.
- Zone Control: You can control power on/off, source
selection, volume and other functions of Zone 2. Customization such as
changing zone icon and renaming zone is also supported.
- Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha
AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting
various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and
AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (from
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPad (iOS 6.0+) or Android tablet (OS 4.0+) for
assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source
devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various
settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus
assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings
from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver
for quick and easy setup.
IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The receiver comes with an IR remote
control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources
(via HDMI CEC). HDMI-CEC synchronizes the operation of this unit with
other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is
connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you
can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also
provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray
player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player
functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions
are guaranteed to work.