Up to 80W Per Channel at 8 Ohms
YPAO Multipoint Sound Optimization
4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
4 x HDMI-In / 1 x HDMI-Out
Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Apple AirPlay Connectivity
Front-Panel USB Connectivity
On-Screen Display with Cover Art
Enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound and wireless connectivity with your favorite speaker system and the black Yamaha RX-V481 Network A/V Receiver. It has Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay built-in for wireless connection to your compatible smart devices. The receiver outputs 80W per channel at 8 Ohms and features YPAO multipoint sound optimization to tailor the sound to your environment.
In addition to Bluetooth and AirPlay, the RX-V481 has four HDMI inputs and one output, all of which support 4K, 3D, and ARC. It also has a USB port on the front for the playback of files stored on flash drives.
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 A/V receiver in your main entertainment room for a wired home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, soundbars, or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly. MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services, Internet radio, Bluetooth sources, your TV sound, and external sources attached to your A/V receiver, such as a Blu-ray Disc or CD player.
This receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other compatible devices.
4K, HDR, and BT.2020
The RX-V481 supports the pass-through transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second. Enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation, along with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.
HDMI with 3D and ARC Support
This A/V 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 with a single HDMI cable.
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 receiver's remote to control player functions like skip and stop.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio from your Windows computer, NAS, and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay, and more, but also allows for control of the receiver.
This receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or Windows computer. 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, and album art on the receiver's on-screen display.
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to the RX-V481 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 A/V receiver, preventing interruptions to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. The Spotify app and a premium account are required.
AV Controller App
This receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon Appstore to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes, and more from an iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet. Customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. It includes 23 different languages.
This receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize DSP technologies. 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.
This 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, and Apple Lossless. You can enjoy these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer employs digital signal processing using algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files, providing playback with no interruptions.
YPAO Sound Optimization
YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and tunes various audio parameters for optimal sound in just a few minutes.
Rich Bass Reproduction
This low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller-sized speakers while maintaining localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, this feature 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.
The Total Purity Concept encompasses high-drive amp technology, high-purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology, and independent power supplies. This model has discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt 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.
Discrete Amp Configuration
This receiver was designed with a focus on achieving high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its audio performance.
SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the 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
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 use of actual speakers.
Virtual Surround Sound
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, you can enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with all of the speakers placed in the front of the room.
Subwoofer Trim Control
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused soundstage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced, enhanced bass sound
AV SETUP GUIDE App
The AV SETUP GUIDE app is designed to make it easier to perform the setup process with the receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the 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 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.
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast app to operate the receiver and change settings quickly and easily. The app also functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast devices.
Zone B audio allows the receiver to send 2-channel stereo to a second zone. The main zone will play a 3-channel output while others enjoy the same source in a second room.
HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels
Direct mode for enhanced sound reproduction
DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz audio playback
FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback
Apple Lossless audio playback
Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
4K Ultra HD pass-through for super-high resolution images
Deep Color (30 / 36-bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate, and auto lip-sync
This A/V receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the A/V 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 built-in (802.11b/g/n)
Easy Wi-Fi setup: iOS Wi-Fi settings sharing, WPS, etc.
Internet radio (vTuner)
Streaming services: Spotify, Pandora
DLNA 1.5 certified
Front panel USB digital connection for USB flash drives
Multilingual color OSD capable of displaying cover art (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese)
Flexible audio / video input assignment
Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
Audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0 to 500 ms)
40-station preset tuning / auto preset tuning
Background video feature (for radio, USB, Bluetooth, audio, network and auxiliary inputs)
Quick and simple to use SCENE buttons with direct power on (BD/DVD, TV, Net, and Radio)
HDMI CEC powers-up compatible TVs and Blu-ray Disc players
Remote control features large buttons for ease of use
HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
Compressed Music Enhancer with CINEMA DSP
DSP Effect Normalization to optimize effect level
Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides surround sound without rear speakers
Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
Extra Bass enriches bass sound
Adaptive DRC (dynamic range control) and Adaptive DSP level
SILENT CINEMA to enjoy surround sound with headphones
ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption compared to when ECO mode is off
Low standby power consumption of 0.1W
Auto Power Standby function with variable time setting of 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8, or 12 hours
Power Output 80 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.09 THD, 2-channel driven
115 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 THD, 1-channel driven
145 W per channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven
Dynamic Power per Channel 110 W at 8 Ohms
130 W at 6 Ohms
160 W at 4 Ohms
180 W at 2 Ohms
No. of Channels 5.1
Discrete Amplification 192 kHz/24 bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
4K Support 4K UHD pass-through
HDMI 3D Video Format Pass-through
ARC (Audio Return Channel) Yes
Deep Color / x.v. Color Support Yes, with 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync
HDMI CEC Compliant Yes
Video Signal Format NTSC
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DSP Programs 17
Audio Delay 0 to 500 ms
AM/FM Tuner Yes/Yes
AM/FM Presets 40
Tuning Range FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x AM antenna
1 x FM antenna
3 x RCA L/R
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm)
4 x RCA composite video
Digital Inputs 4 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
1 x TOSLINK optical
2 x Digital coaxial
Analog Outputs 1 x RCA composite video
1 x Headphone
5 x Speaker jacks
1 x Subwoofer port
Digital Outputs 1 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
Other Ports 1 x USB front input
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
1 x Wireless antenna
Wireless Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA
Power Requirements 110-220 VAC, 50-0 Hz
Standby Power Consumption HDMI Control and Standby Through Mode Off: ≤0.1 W
HDMI Standby Through Mode On: 1.0 W typical
Network Standby On: 1.9 W (wired)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6.4 x 12.9" (43.5 x 16.2 x 32.7 cm) without antenna
17.1 x 8.8 x 12.9" (43.5 x 22.2 x 32.7 cm) with antenna