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Yamaha RX-V473

Yamaha RX-V473
alaScore 88

606 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews of Yamaha RX-V473. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V473 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha RX-V473

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V473 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RXV473 5 Channel AV Receiver - BlackYamaha RXV473 5 Channel AV Receiver - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-V473

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V473 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V473 5.1-Channel Network AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V473 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha RX-V473 review

 

AV receivers are notoriously jam-packed with features, most of which you'll never use. Yamaha's RX-V473 ($350 street price) is notably lacking many of those niche capabilities common on other receivers, but it's also light on the one feature that...

The Yamaha RX-V473 has built-in networking functionality, including AirPlay and Internet radio. Its sound quality is solid with both music and movies, and it can be controlled with a smartphone app that's available for iOS and Android.

Nearly every competing receiver offers more HDMI inputs at this price level. The included remote is difficult to use, and the UI looks painfully dated.

The Yamaha RX-V473 is a serviceable 5.1 AV receiver, but given that it has only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Yamaha RX-V473

 

An affordable AirPlay-equipped AV receiver.

Detailed sound with decent grunt ; AirPlay and internet radio ; Sleek black design

Basic looking menu system ; Couldn’t stream from Windows Media Player ; Cluttered remote

They’re joined by two sets of component video inputs and one output; four composite video inputs and two outputs; three digital audio inputs (two optical, two coaxial); three analogue stereo inputs and one output; a subwoofer pre-out; an Ethernet port...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Yamaha RX-V473 review

 

AV receivers are notoriously jam-packed with features, most of which you'll never use. Yamaha's RX-V473 ($350 street price) is notably lacking many of those niche capabilities common on other receivers, but it's also light on the one feature that...

The Yamaha RX-V473 has built-in networking functionality, including AirPlay and Internet radio. Its sound quality is solid with both music and movies, and it can be controlled with a smartphone app that's available for iOS and Android.

Nearly every competing receiver offers more HDMI inputs at this price level. The included remote is difficult to use, and the UI looks painfully dated.

The Yamaha RX-V473 is a serviceable 5.1 AV receiver, but given that it has only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Yamaha RX-V473

 

The Yamaha RX-V473 holds up the company's tradition of solid-performing home theater receivers, but its iPod and AirPlay connectivity still needs work.

Powerful amplifiers. Robust selection of DSP modes. Supports AirPlay and iPod integration. Wi-Fi-based iPhone and iPad app looks great and is easy to use.

Dated menu graphics. Networking via wired Ethernet only. Amplifier sound slightly trails the competition. No native Pandora or SiriusXM support.

Performance, AirPlay, and Conclusions Sonically, the RX-V473 is a solid performer. It had no problem driving a set of Energy Take Classic 5.1 ($399, 4 stars) speakers to deafening levels in our testing lab. That said, the quality of the sound was ever...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Dennis Burger (hometheatermag.com)

Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers

 

Conventional wisdom amongst us A/V geeks who put audio performance above all else is that there's no such thing as a good $500 A/V receiver anymore. At least not from the big, well-known manufacturers whose wares you'd find at the typical electronics...

Before passing a yea or nay vote on either the Yamaha RX-V473 or RX-V573, let’s address a few big issues that might put either of these receivers out of the running for you. If you’re looking for all the latest streaming audio features like Pandora and...

Feb, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Dennis Burger (soundandvision.com)

Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers

 

So it's something of a novelty for me to be sitting here with not one, but two good $500-ish receivers from Yamaha. The company's RX-V473 and RX-V573 look identical from the front and both fall within $50 of that target price point—the former fifty...

Feb, 2013

HOME THEATER - TOP PICKS

Expert review by: Dennis Burger (hometheater.com)

Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers

 

Conventional wisdom amongst us A/V geeks who put audio performance above all else is that there's no such thing as a good $500 A/V receiver anymore. At least not from the big, well-known manufacturers whose wares you'd find at the typical electronics...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Nick (reevoo.com)

Yamaha RX-V473

 

Hdmi pass trough on standby, airplay and Internet radio. Lots if easy to reach features

Remote control has a LOT of buttons

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: fufu_blr (cnet.com)

Excellent value for money and sound quality

 

Arguably the best choice for a receiver in its price range (sub USD350)

Wireless connectivity, Internet radio, smart classy look

Rudimentary menu..not intuitive

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: highstrng1 (cnet.com)

PHENOMENAL!!!

 

Absolutely a fantastic receiver. Especially for the money. I also had an old yamaha receiver. i up graded and BAM... I couldn't believe the difference.. Not to mention the airplay, net radio and the ability to use my smart phone as remote control. Its...

AIRPLAY AND NET RADIO

I CAN'T THINK OF ANY

Apr, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):130 / 160
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):110
Impedance:8
Input impedance:47
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input level:2.3
Output impedance:1200
Output level:200
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):115 / 130
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):115
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):80
Pre-out channels:1 SW
Receiver Type:Surround
RMS rated power:675
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.9

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:4
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:5
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:4
Line-in: Yes
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other features

HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:5
Sound enhancement: Yes

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Speakers connectivity type:Clamp terminals

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.1

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1710
FM band range:87.5 - 107.9
Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:vTuner
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Lip synchronization: Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
AV input: Yes
AV output: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Deep colour support: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:31.5
Height :16.1
Weight:8.1
Width:43.5