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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Network A/V Receiver - RX-V481

Abt Model: RXV481BL | UPC Code: 027108953533
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80 Watts Per Channel/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ MusicCast/ Bluetooth/ Compressed Music Enhancer/ 4K Ultra HD pass-through With HDCP 2.2 Support/ High Dynamic Range (HDR) And BT.2020 Compatibility/ YPAO Sound Optimization/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ Rich Bass Reproduction/ Subwoofer Trim/ ECO Mode/ Black Finish
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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Network A/V Receiver - RX-V481

Conveniently access music wirelessly from a mobile device with built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi, stream online music services and high-resolution audio files for high fidelity playback with MusicCast, an application that delivers wireless multiroom audio on this 5.1-channel network AV receiver that has the latest 4K Ultra HD video technology.

Key Features:

  • 5.1-Channel surround sound
  • MusicCast wireless multiroom audio
  • Bluetooth® to stream music from your mobile device
  • Compressed Music Enhancer and high-resolution audio support for sound clarity
  • Wi-Fi, network streaming services
  • Download the AV Controller App to control your receiver via your mobile device
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support
  • High dynamic range (HDR) and BT.2020 compatibility
  • YPAO™ sound optimization tuning for your home


  • 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
    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. The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit for more details. Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha home entertainment system for 30 days. Visit for more details
  • AV Controller App
    Easy and convenient operation. This AV 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 much, much more from an iPhone or Android device. Customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. Includes 23 different languages. A tablet version is also available
  • 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
  • Sound Optimization
    Every room is different. YPAO™ (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and tunes various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system
  • 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
  • Subwoofer Trim
    Improved sound imaging. 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
    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
  • Zone B
    Play in a second room. Zone B* audio allows the AV 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
    • * Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone



  • Channel: 5.1
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA): 145 W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110 / 130 / 160 / 180 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes


  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (including for Bluetooth®)
  • YPAO sound optimization: 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)


  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through: Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D pass-through: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes


  • MusicCast: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 4 / 1 (HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes
  • USB Input: USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port: Yes
  • Front AV Input: USB / Mini-jack
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 1 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 (1 front) / 0
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Preout: Subwoofer
  • Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Yes (color OSD)
  • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes

Zone Control

  • Zone B Output: Yes


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-3/8"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 12-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 17.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor
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Air PlayYes
Watts Per Channel80
AM/FM Preset40
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersAtmos, True HD, DD Plus, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Analog Audio, Phono, Digital Audio, Composite Video, USB
Output ConnectorsSubwoofer, HDMI, Headphone
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs1
USB PortsYes
Weight (lbs)17.9
Parts Warranty2 Year
Labor Warranty2 Year


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