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Yamaha RX-V481

Yamaha RX-V481
alaScore 95

124 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 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 are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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 95/100 = 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. There are some critical reviews 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)

Dec, 2017

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

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

Consumer review by: richrules12345 (richersounds.com)

Yamaha Amp

 

I bought this from Richer sounds, great service and advice for purchasing with a fantastic product, more than happy with it!

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Mr t (richersounds.com)

Great amp.brill sound

 

Got this for my daughter. Hooked up some tanyo speakers.amazing sound. Says what it does on the box.blutooth fantastic

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Rysiu (richersounds.com)

Just what I needed.

 

Fantastic amp so far. Really enthasizes the boost without going over the top. Can actually hear the bass lines in the music better now. Good amount of connections for both Digital Optical and Digital Coaxial, enough hdmi slots. Good features. On a...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: CraigRam (richersounds.com)

A great value product.

 

The missus won't let me have more than 5 speakers and a sub in the lounge so this 5.1 receiver was the perfect choice for me. It was so easy to set up and connectivity is great. The AV Controller phone app makes controlling the thing so slick; being...

great value ; great connectivity

Aug, 2017

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

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: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround

Certificates

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.1

Inputs

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

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Composite video out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.1

Radio

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

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic IIz / DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
AUX in: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Color of product:Black / Titanium
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone Out:Y
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9
Height:6.34
Weight:17.9
Width:17.1