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Yamaha RX-S601 MusicCast 5.1 Network Receiver Slim WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B


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Product Number: POS-133249
Brand: Yamaha
Model Number: RX-S601B
Condition: New
Warranty: 2 Years
Color: Black
Weight: 9500
Channels: 1027

Yamaha RX-S601B MusicCast 5.1 Channel AV Receiver WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B

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  • Yamaha RX-S601B MusicCast 5.1 Channel AV Receiver WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B
  • Yamaha RX-S601B MusicCast 5.1 Channel AV Receiver WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B
  • Yamaha RX-S601B MusicCast 5.1 Channel AV Receiver WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B
  • Yamaha RX-S601B MusicCast 5.1 Channel AV Receiver WiFi Bluetooth RXS601B

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.

For more information please visit the MusicCast website.

Why does the model number have a 'B' at the end?
Sometimes you'll find Yamaha amps with a 'B' on the end of the model number, this is to indicate that that particular model is Black in colour. As black is the standard colour it's common to see webstores simply drop the 'B' and list the model number without it. Both models are in fact identical.

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 wireless playback.

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 transmission.

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 specification design.


Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct for easy network connection

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.

Network Functions

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.

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.



Gapless playback 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 / NAS.

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.
     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

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 music.

* The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit for more details.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.
* Spotify service availability depends on regions.


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 content.


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.

 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).


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.


Amplifier Section

Channels: 5.1
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 95 W (6ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 60 W (6ohms, 0.09% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA): 125W (6ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 90 / 110 / 140 / 160 W
Surround Sound Processing
DSP Programs: 17
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
Dolby TrueHD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio Features

Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
YPAO sound optimization: Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video Features

4K Ultra HD Pass-through: Yes
HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
Deep Colour/x.v.Colour/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes


HDMI Input/Output: 6 (HDMI6: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 1 (HDCP2.2 compatible)
HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input: iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes (SBC/AAC)
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
Preout: Subwoofer
Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

On-screen display: Yes (colour OSD)
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Remote Control Unit: Yes


Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby: Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 111 x 327 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 176 x 327 mm)
Weight: 7.8 kg

2 Year Warranty
Purchase with confidence. This receiver includes a 2 Year Warranty from Yamaha Australia, for your peace of mind.

Visit the Yamaha Australia website for full warranty details.

Find your nearest Yamaha authorised service centre.
How much does delivery cost?
Nothing! We offer free post on all orders to anywhere within the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

Can I pick up my purchase from your store?
Yes. You can usually pick up your order from one of our stores. We recommend that you contact us first to ensure your order is ready for collection.

What happens if I'm not happy with my product when it arrives?
We offer a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products! If your order arrives damaged, faulty or not quite as you expected, please contact us and we will do everything we can to fix the situation.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to other frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions or comments.
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