MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast
products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all
from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a
soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you
best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new
from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
more details, please visit MusicCast special site.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music
and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone,
PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music
from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the RX-S601. Audio
content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to
MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Slim and Compact, for a Neat System Appearance
The RX-S601 is only 111 mm high and 327 mm deep. It will fit nicely in
narrow AV racks, without jutting out from the front. This makes it easy to place
your system where you want it, and gives it a neat appearance.
Excellent Sound and Many Advanced Features in a Compact Body
Delivers audio performance at the head of its class, thanks to a
revamped ground and power supply pattern, as well as meticulously selected and
custom designed parts, such as the transformer and heat sink. Features analogue
discrete amplifier construction, a low jitter PLL circuit and high power
output. Other top-grade features include an aluminium front panel and
high-grade, large screw-type speaker terminals.
Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you
enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha
Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to
ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The RX-S601 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making
wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the
RX-S601 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2
This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards.
Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you
can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It
also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return
Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable,
so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for
an extra optical cable.
Support for 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.
*This feature is not supported with some PC monitors with specific IT
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your
household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy
network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available,
the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly
from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature,
iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.
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®*, JUKE 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.
*Music service availability varies by region.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is
downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off
and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an
iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different
languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming
functions. A tablet version is also available.
*As of spring 2014
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that
utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound
fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy
natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to
adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or
the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you
can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.
Easy setup with your smartphone or tablet
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER
app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller
app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices
Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption*
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 and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC /
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. All models have
a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimise distortion. They also
adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for
the analogue and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting
analogue circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress
vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for
the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to
every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest
possible sound quality.
AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless
music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs
or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer
on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title,
artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.
*Some models don't support album art display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to
millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by
using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more,
when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song
immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You
can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to
*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30
*Spotify service availability depends on regions.
JUKE Delivers All Your Favorite Music
Music streaming service JUKE offers access to one of the most
comprehensive music libraries in the world. More than 30 million songs from all
genres from more than 80,000 labels are available to you. Enjoy your favorite
songs in the best sound quality thanks to Dolby Pulse technology and play music
wherever and whenever you want. JUKE is available as a premium subscription
service at Euro 9.99 per month.
For more information, visit myjuke.com.
USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod /
iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the
iPod / iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal
loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In
addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod /
iPhone music playback functions.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
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 codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy
excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network
SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input
source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by
selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. 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 work.
YPAO Sound Optimisation for Automatic Speaker Setup
YPAO 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.
Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source
(Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be
changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in
order to switch sources.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio
format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker
delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with
High Quality and Resolution
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the
listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 5-channel surround
sound filled with realism, with only two front speakers. 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.
Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer
bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation
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.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the
frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs
sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore
what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
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 stabilising the front
stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound
according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and
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.
ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%*
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be
set from the top of the GUI menu.
* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power
after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)
95 W (6ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch
60 W (6ohms, 0.09% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch
125W (6ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
90 / 110 / 140 / 160 W
Surround Sound Processing
Virtual Presence Speaker
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
YPAO sound optimization
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume
Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
4K Ultra HD Pass-through
HDMI 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate
6 (HDMI6: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 1
Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio
Yes (with Wireless Direct)
Front AV Input
USB / Mini Jack
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical
1 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial
2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output
4 (front 1) / 0
Composite Video Input/Output
3 (front 1) / 1
Yes (colour OSD)
SCENE (4 sets)
Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone /
Remote Control Unit
Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 111 x 327 mm (with antenna up: 435
7.8 kg; 17.2 lbs.