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Yamaha RX-V481

Yamaha RX-V481
alaScore 96

100 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Yamaha RX-V481. 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. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V481 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-V481

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V481 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the usability.

usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V481BL Receiver (Black)Yamaha RX-V481BL Receiver (Black)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha RX-V481 review

 

Yamaha has been hammering away at the AV anvil for a good while now, and many of its receiver products gleam like Excalibur. One fine example is the RX-V481, a well honed blade with a good balance of must-have features and superb sound quality.

The Yamaha RX-V481 offers very good audio performance in a relatively affordable bundle. It offers numerous streaming services over Wi-Fi plus the ability to stream to a Bluetooth headphone. HDMI ports support 4K video and HDR sources.

The total of just four HDMI ports means users with more than one gaming console, for example, may need to look elsewhere. Competitors such as Pioneer and Sony are supporting the versatile Google Cast system.

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Yamaha RX-V481 review

 

Yamaha has been hammering away at the AV anvil for a good while now, and many of its receiver products gleam like Excalibur. One fine example is the RX-V481, a well honed blade with a good balance of must-have features and superb sound quality.

The Yamaha RX-V481 offers very good audio performance in a relatively affordable bundle. It offers numerous streaming services over Wi-Fi plus the ability to stream to a Bluetooth headphone. HDMI ports support 4K video and HDR sources.

The total of just four HDMI ports means users with more than one gaming console, for example, may need to look elsewhere. Competitors such as Pioneer and Sony are supporting the versatile Google Cast system.

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: railman (richersounds.com)

YAMAHA RXV481

 

I have been dealing with richer sounds for quite a few years now the one I have purchased now is fantastic it has all I need for what I use it for I will continue to buy from this company I need new speakers now to go with what I have bought

the service i have

nothing

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Axium13 (richersounds.com)

Really excellent product, definately recommend

 

Bought this unit to replace my Pioneer A/V receiver which had started to malfunction. Even though the controlls were different on the yamaha I found it very easy to set up. the sound quality is really good and there are lots of options to try. So far I...

easy to set up , sound quality excellent

none so far

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: PJW2017 (richersounds.com)

Outstanding performer and a superb price

 

I purchased a new curved Samsung TV last year in the full knowledge that it would fall short when it came to punchy sound. I knew also that it was time to update my old amp to something newer. When I started to look around for a new amp, the notion of...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: drag71 (richersounds.com)

Ymaha

 

This product is perfect for my home .Good sound for music and cinema

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Tango0blivion (richersounds.com)

Good despite lacking the capacity for the remote to control all units connected and having features your less likely to use/want.

 

For the price, this is a surprisingly good piece of kit.The product info tells you everything its got, It has ample/good connectivity, ability to cast music to it and spread your music around the home. It has a crisp clean sound and plenty of bass even...

ease of use , sound

soundfields - reverb and more reverb!!

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Rudi51 (richersounds.com)

Great AVR

 

Very happy with my purchase. As a newbie to the AVR Home Cinema set up I found the RXV481 easy to set up and use.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Rusty747 (richersounds.com)

YAMAHA RXV481

 

Fantastic amp absolutely thrilled (only bought to upgrade HDCP2.2 but pleased I did)

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Jack1991 (richersounds.com)

Features galore!

 

This is amazing, its my first av recieiver so i have nothing to compare it too, but after reading loads of reviews from various places i decided on this one. Also i have yamaha 5.1 speaker package bpught elsewhere so kind of wanted to keep the av...

features , airplay , connects to wifi/ethernet , looks nice

none!

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):130
Output impedance:6
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):115
Pre-out channels:1 SW
Pre-out connectivity:Y / Yes
Receiver Type:Surround

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes

Inputs

Composite Video In:3 / 4
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:4
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included:N / No

Outputs

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Speakers connectivity type:Banana connector / RCA

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.1

Radio

Internet Radio:Y
Internet radio services supported:Pandora, Spotify
Supported radio bands:AM, DAB, DAB+, FM / AM, FM / AM,DAB,DAB+,FM / AM,FM

Storage

Card Reader:N / No

Technical Details

AirPlay:Y / Yes
Apple docking compatibility:No / Not supported
Audio Decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
AUX In:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Deep colour support:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
x.v.Color support:Y / Yes

Video

3D:Y / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32.7 / 327
Height :16.1 / 161
Weight:8.1
Width:43.5 / 435