Yamaha 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver RX-V481. Add GPP [Guaranteed Protection Plan] to your purchase, giving you a total of 5 years of full coverage for only $69.00

RX-V481

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CLEARANCE

5.1-channel AV Receiver compatible with MusicCast and major streaming services for extensive listening choices, plus Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support and HDMI® with support for 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020.

  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 80 W per channel (6 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • --- 115 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
  • --- 145 W per channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
  • Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
  • AirPlay®, Pandora®*, Rhapsody®*, Spotify®*, SiriusXM™* music streaming service and AV Controller app
  • *Music service availability varies by region.
  • DSD 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV / AIFF 192kHz / 24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • HDMI® (6 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2 (3 in / 1 out), HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
  • HDMI input on front panel, Front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives
  • YPAO™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
  • YPAO Volume to ensure natural sounds even at low volume
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers
  • Advanced GUI on-screen display with HD capability (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • Multi-zone audio support (Zone2)
  • Phono input for vinyl playback
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

 

DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®

Experience dimension. Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. These sound technologies transport you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. These sound technologies allow for music, people and objects to come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.

Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns

Sound fields galore. Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.

MusicCast

Multiroom audio. MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.

All Your Content

Everything you can imagine. MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth® sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray Disc™ or CD player.

Bluetooth

Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer, a digital sound processing technology from Yamaha, is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

4K, HDR and BT.2020

Darker blacks, whiter whites and more vivid colors. This unit supports the latest HDMI® standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through only). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Support

See and hear 3D. This AV receiver supports 3D video. Additionally, the Audio Return Channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.

HDMI CEC

More controllability. Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the AV receiver remote to control player functions like skip and stop. 

*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.

Network Functions

Access more. This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the AV receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet radio, Spotify, Pandora® or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones/tablets.

Wi-Fi Compatible

Stream simply. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

AirPlay

iCompatible. This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from iPod, iPhone, iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile device or computer through your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art inside the AV receiver's on-screen display.

Spotify Connect

Millions of songs. With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. 

AV Controller App

Easy and convenient operation. 

DSP Adjustment

Create sound fields at home. This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls. It is now possible to use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters of your favorite movie or music album.

Codec Support

Codec compatible. This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. It is also compatible with high-resolution audio codecs such as DSD/AIFF/FLAC/WAV/Apple® Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

Compressed Music Enhancer

Hear more. When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Gapless Playback

No interruptions. Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. 

Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB/PC/NAS.

 

 

YPAO™ - R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)

Advanced sound optimization. YPAO - Reflected Sound Control analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Rich Bass Reproduction

Feel your lows. This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

Total Purity

Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Discrete Amp Configuration

Enjoy quality sound. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

SCENE for One-Touch Start

Ready, set, go. Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds

Virtual Presence Speaker

Wide, high and dense sound. CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers three-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers.

Virtual Surround Sound

Surround from the front. Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with all of the speakers placed in the front of the room. This is ideal for those who can't or prefer not to install speakers in the rear of the room.

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Virtually surround yourself. With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the surround back area of the listening environment.

YPAO™ Volume

Hear everything low. Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.

 

 

Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent design. Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what speaker layout is selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is turned off, all 7.1-channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is powered on, the power to the two surround back channels will automatically be redirected to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive 5.1-channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the AV receiver.

Advanced Graphical User Interface

Multilingual user interface. The latest graphical user interface from Yamaha has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

AV SETUP GUIDE

Install with ease. The AV SETUP GUIDE makes it much easier to perform the set up process with the Yamaha AV receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android tablets.

Selectable Standby

Be lazy. Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

ECO Mode

Go green. When ECO mode is turned on it can reduce power consumption by about 20 percent. 

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Easy Setup

Go smart. Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The app also functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast devices.

Technology

MusicCast

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

AV Controller App

AirPlay®

Made for iPod / iPhone / iPad

DLNA Technology

The DLNA Certification and Logo Program: (a) ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and (b) confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features.

DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth® is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream these songs to your Yamaha networked AV receiver when using Connect by Spotify. Just hit play to start streaming music. Additionally, when you listen to music on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

Spotify

Pandora®

4K Pass-Through/Upscaling

4K Pass Through receives super high-def resolution video and pass it to a 4K compatible monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

Dolby Atmos

dts:X

CINEMA DSP 3D Mode

The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.

YPAO™ Automatic System Calibration

Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!

SCENE – A New Level of Operating Ease

With most AV components, watching or listening to what you want requires a number of steps. You have to turn on the AV component, turn on another component like a DVD player, select the source, select the surround mode and then press play. But with Yamaha’s SCENE feature all you need to do is press one button. Both components turn on, the correct DSP setting is made, and play begins. This SCENE function allows you to change input sources and sound field programmes with one button. Four SCENE buttons are available for different usages, such as playing movies or music.

 

Compressed Music Enhancer

Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original recording as possible.

SILENT CINEMA™

Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed with a pair of headphones.

 

 

ECO Mode

ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%*. It can easily be set from the top of the GUI / OSD menu.

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement)

HDCP 2.2

HDMI®

HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio / video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio / video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio / video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators. 

 

Juke

Music streaming service JUKE offers access to one of the most comprehensive music libraries in the world. More than 30 million songs from all genres from more than 80,000 labels are available to you. Enjoy your favorite songs in the best sound quality thanks to Dolby Pulse technology and play music wherever and whenever you want.

VIRTUAL Surround Back Speaker

Amplifier Section
Channel 7.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 150 W (4 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 90 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 150 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 125 / 165 / 190 / 235 W
Surround Sound Processing
CINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
DSP Programs 17
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Virtual Surround Back Speaker Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
DTS:X Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Audio Features
Pure Direct Yes (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
YPAO sound optimization Yes (R.S.C)
YPAO Volume Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
Bi-amp capability Yes
Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)
Video Features
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling Yes (4K60p 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI upscaling Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Extensive Connection
HDMI Input/Output 6 / 1 (HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port Yes
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Extensive Connection
Front AV Input HDMI / USB
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 5 / 0
Phono Input Yes
Component Video Input/Output 2 / 1
Composite Video Input/Output 4 / 1
Preout Subwoofer (2 x mono)
Headphone Output 1
Tuner Section
FM/AM Tuner Yes
User Interface
On-screen display Graphical User Inter face
SCENE SCENE (4 sets)
App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control Yes
Remote Control Unit Yes
Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio Output Preout
Powered Zone Zone 2
+12V Trigger Output 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1
GENERAL
Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 171 x 378 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 234 x 378 mm); 17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-7/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-1/4” x 14-7/8”)
Weight 10 kg; 22.1 lbs.

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