Yamaha RX-V481 5.1-Channel AV Receiver With WiFi/Bluetooth/MusicCast

Model: RX-V481BL UPC: 027108953533 Item: 166324

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The Yamaha RX-V481 is the new undisputed champion of the 5.1 channel receiver category. Standard receivers simply can't compare with Yamaha's flagship home entertainment hub; the RX-V481 comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and WiFi capabilities that transform your home into the only place to be on a Saturday night. 

  • Stream online music services and high-resolution audio files 
  • MusicCast provides wireless multi-room audio playback  
  • Equipped with the latest 4K Ultra HD video technology for high-resolution video 

Product Information

Yamaha RX-V481 5.1 Channel AV Receiver Features:

Your Home Entertainment Hub                                                                                                
The Yamaha RX-V481 utilizes MusicCast, a technologically advanced network system that can sync to a wide variety of compatible Yamaha products - true versatility is finally within your reach.  MusicCast allows the user to control their connected devices from a tablet or smartphone app, creating an easy to use surround system with a quick setup. 

Multi-Room Audio
With the RX-V481, you can play your favorite album in each room simultaneously - or get a little wild and create a different atmosphere in every part of your home: the choice is yours! The MusicCast CONTROLLER app allows a higher level of control over your home entertainment experience than ever before. 

High Definition Video
Don't let your 4K Ultra HD TV or a top of the line Blu-ray player go to waste -  the Yamaha RX-V481 comes equipped with 4K Pass through HDMI ports for your 3D and HDMI viewing pleasure. The greatest films deserve a rich audio and video experience that only a Yamaha AV receiver can deliver! 

Powerful Sound
The RX-V481 provides 5-Channel surround sound at 80 watts per channel, resulting in fully optimized sound imaging and the highest quality sound reproduction you'll find at this price point. With Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio format decoding, your favorite films and albums will achieve a higher level of clarity and audio/video enhancement than previously available in a home entertainment system. 

Eco-Friendly Design
  • ECO mode operation for about 20%* less power consumption
  • Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement)
  • Low standby power consumption of 0.1W
  • Auto Power Standby function with variable time setting

Audio Features

  • 5-Channel powerful surround sound
  • 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • 145 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Full discrete amp configuration
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Direct mode for high quality sound reproduction
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz audio playback
  • FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback
  • Apple Lossless audio playback
  • Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth

Advanced Features

  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming (SBC / AAC)
  • Network functions
    • Wi-Fi built-in (802.11b/g/n)
    • Easy Wi-Fi setup: iOS Wi-Fi settings sharing, WPS, etc.
    • AirPlay allows music streaming from Mac, PC, iPod, iPhone, iPad
    • AV Controller App for operating various functions from iOS or Android smartphones and tablets
    • Internet radio (vTuner)
    • Streaming services Spotify, Pandora
    • Music files on PC / NAS: WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple® Lossless, AIFF, DSD
    • DLNA 1.5 certified
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • Front panel USB digital connection for USB flash drives
  • Multilingual color OSD capable of displaying cover art (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV receiver remote control
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Flexible audio / video input assignment
  • Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0-500 ms)
  • 40-Station preset tuning / auto preset tuning
  • Background video feature (for radio, USB, Bluetooth, audio, network and auxiliary inputs)
  • Zone B speaker output provides 2-channel sound in a second room
  • SCENE buttons with direct power on (BD/DVD, TV, Net and Radio)
    • Quick and simple to use
  • HDMI CEC powers up compatible TVs and Blu-ray Disc players
  • Remote control features large buttons for ease of use

Surround Realism

  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer with CINEMA DSP
  • DSP Effect Normalization to optimize effect level
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides surround sound without rear speakers
  • Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
  • Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
  • Extra Bass enriches bass sound even with small speakers
  • Adaptive DRC (dynamic range control) and Adaptive DSP level
  • SILENT CINEMA to enjoy surround sound with headphones

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • HDMI (4 in / 1 out) with support with 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP 2.2 (4 in / 1 out), HDR video and BT.2020 pass-through
  • HDMI CEC with versatile control
  • Deep Color (30 / 36-bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync


Yamaha RX-V481 5.1-Channel AV Receiver Specifications:

  • Output Power:
    • 80W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
    • 115W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
    • 145W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Standby Power Consumption:
    • HDMI control and Standby Through mode off: 0.1W
    • HDMI Standby Through mode on: 1.0W (typical)
    • Network Standby on: 1.9W (wired)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8” x 6-3/8” x 12-7/8”
  • Weight: 17.9 lbs
  • Inputs:
    • HDMI/HDCP 2.2 compatible: 4/4
    • Network (Ethernet/WiFi): 1/1
    • USB: 1
    • Radio antenna (AM/FM): 1/1
    • Optical digital: 1
    • Coaxial digital: 2
    • Analog audio (including mini-jack input): 4
    • Composite Video (audio input assignable): 4
  • Outputs:
    • HDMI (HDCP 2.2 compatible): 1
    • Monitor out (composite): 1
    • Speaker: 5-channel
    • Subwoofer: 1
    • Headphone jack: 1

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