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Yamaha RX-V381

Yamaha RX-V381
alaScore 92

109 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Yamaha RX-V381. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good views.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha RX-V381


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V381 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the reliability. The size also gets good opinions.

usability, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V381BL Receiver (Black)Yamaha RX-V381BL Receiver (Black)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha RX-V381 review


This entry-level AV receiver isn't overflowing with features, but it's a focused performer...

Big, enveloping presentation ; Fast and articulate sound ; Particularly expressive with voices ; Dead easy to set up and use

Rivals are more fruitfully featured ; Lacks a little authority and solidity

A pleasingly entertaining, albeit scarcely featured, performer

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Yamaha announces entry-level RX-V381 receiver has full 4K support


The snow may have melted, but 'tis the season for receiver announcements. Tralalalala lalalala. Yamaha is the latest company with good tidings for its upcoming refresh: the RX-Vx81 series.

Mar, 2016

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Quality simple in function and setup


Quality receiver, plenty of inputs. Simple setup and crisp clear sound and picture.

Dec, 2017

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Love it!


I bought this to replace my 15 years old Pioneer surround sound kit which was showing its age. It really didn't know how to interpret the various standards of sound it was receiving and tended therefore to send everything out of the centre speaker with...

Dec, 2017

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ease of use and sound quality


very easy to use especialy the blue tooth capability. sound is very good makes you feel part of the film etc

Dec, 2017

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Great kit at a great price


Does all you want perfectly; I'm really happy with my purchase. I still can't believe how cheap RS is selling these! Many thanks!

Dec, 2017

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On the whole, very happy.


I bought this looking for a good-value amp that would allow me to add a centre speaker to improve TV dialogue. I'm happy with the sound although there is still some setup to do (modern surround audio will not always travel over optical cables, it turns...

Oct, 2017

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Easy set up


Once I wasn't routing the same HDMI cable in and out it was a piece of cake to set up. Sounds so much better than my 15 year old Yamaha it replaced and 1/3rd of the price. First time I've used RS Mail Order, all worked nicely cheers :-)

Oct, 2017

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Great sound


Bought just over a week ago to enhance the experience of watching movies and TV dramas. It has made everything more vivid, immersive and engaging. Great service at the shop. Simple set up with speakers, TV and components.

Oct, 2017

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To be honest I don't have a clue what it sounds. I have a 4 k TV and I thought it was a case of just connecting my speakers and connecting a HDMI lead to my TV and the HDMI leads to the back of the amp and that's it. But it seems I have to configure it...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):130
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):100
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround


Composite Video In:3
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:1
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Speakers connectivity type:RCA


Power Consumption (Standby):0.3


Supported radio bands:AM, FM


Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Audio Decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
AUX In: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Deep colour support: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone Out: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.1