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Yamaha RX-V381

Yamaha RX-V381
alaScore 93

93 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 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 Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Receivers & Amplifiers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size.

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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)

Nov, 2017

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

Consumer review by: malchard (

Bargain quality item


Purchased this product as my old amp was not compatible with my new Panasonic TV and whilst I found it a little tricky to set up, perseverance paid off and it performs perfectly. There are plenty of HDMI sockets plus a multitude of controls and...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: traicep (

great sound love it


great sound easy to set up better then what had before

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Shep94 (

Everything a starter needs


I bought this alongside a JBL speaker package Setup was easy, all cable were included with the JBL so just connect and go. maybe less than 30 minutes from opening to setup fully Certainly complicated to get the right settings and speaker placements for...

all the connections i would need ; 4 hdmi input to 1 hdmi outputs ; audio presets are a good start to movies

a bit fiddly from a first time use ; some settings aren't clear and need research ; remote is needed for most functions

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: PJames03 (

Excellent value for money


This av receiver is very simple to setup, contains all the features and connections required for an average setup and has excellent sound quality and volume.

sound quality , volume

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Teza69 (

Buy It.


Great amp for the money went for this as my old yamaha was 15+ years old and need to upgrade, it has a great sound even out the box but when you really tweak it its amazing for the price. As always the staff was great and helpfull and paired with my...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: TomJ (



Bought this as my Onkyo fried itself. Wasn't expecting much but it is only for my surround sound. Has all the features i need. Easy to setup with supplied test mic. Can't fault it. I wouldn't normally go for product protection/replacement but £20 for 6...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: spiderpling (

yamaha rxv381


Was made up to get an rx375 as a present a few years ago used roughly half and half for music and film from various sources with wharffedale 10.1 speakers and a yamaha 50 watt sub was a good set up so chose the 381 to replace a sony 2400es because it...

good in general compared to other makes good fm

only one optical compared to the 375

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: PandasScareMe (

Excellent bang for your 'buck'


Purchased this during a decent upgrade to 4K for my PS$ Pro, unfortunately my old amp had no 4K passthrough, so I was left with either running the image directly to the TV, and the sound via toslink - or replace,,, Glad I spent the little extra over...

great value , great sound , plenty of inputs

ships with 4k disabled , controller feels cheap , occasional speaker loss

Jun, 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