Yamaha RXV481 (Black)

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Much more than just a top quality AV receiver, the Yamaha RXV481 with MusicCast is the hub of your multi-room music, too.

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha RXV481 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app lets you operate the system around your home and change settings quickly and easily.

Advanced networking including Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
As well as MusicCast, the RXV481 also has built-in Apple AirPlay, letting you stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. You can also view data such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver's on-screen display. *Some models don't support album art display. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device.

Wi-Fi, DLNA and a smart app for effortless streaming
Connecting to your home network is easy with built-in Wi-Fi. A DLNA certified connection also makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services such as Spotify. Another great feature is the downloadable Apple or Android app that lets you control many of the receiver's functions from your smartphone, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or tablet.

Crisp, punchy sound
By using a discrete amplifier with low jitter PLL (Phase-Locked Loop), distortion is exceptionally low and background noise very quiet. The amplifier also delivers a handy 80 watts per channel (6 ohms) for totally immersive sound. For an even punchier sound, try the 'Extra Bass' function. This gives a deeper, richer bass response and work really well with small speakers and at lower volume levels.

Now with full HDCP2.2 compatibility
The latest RXV481 now has HDCP2.2 compatibility through all of its four HDMI inputs. Along with support for HDR and BT.2020, this means the RXV481 is fully equipped for handling the latest UHD Blu-ray players and HDR-equipped 4K TVs.

Zone B output
New to this year's RXV481 model is a powered Zone B output. This can be configured in two ways. Either you can bi-amp your speakers (requires bi-wirable speakers) for enhanced control and a punchier sound or you can add a second pair of speakers in another room; the choice is yours.

The complete hub for first-rate sound and vision, the Yamaha RXV481 is an AV hero.

Click here for link to our blog review

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Much more than just a top quality AV receiver, the Yamaha RXV481 with MusicCast is the hub of your multi-room music, too.

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha RXV481 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app lets you operate the system around your home and change settings quickly and easily.

Advanced networking including Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
As well as MusicCast, the RXV481 also has built-in Apple AirPlay, letting you stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. You can also view data such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver's on-screen display. *Some models don't support album art display. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device.

Wi-Fi, DLNA and a smart app for effortless streaming
Connecting to your home network is easy with built-in Wi-Fi. A DLNA certified connection also makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services such as Spotify. Another great feature is the downloadable Apple or Android app that lets you control many of the receiver's functions from your smartphone, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or tablet.

Crisp, punchy sound
By using a discrete amplifier with low jitter PLL (Phase-Locked Loop), distortion is exceptionally low and background noise very quiet. The amplifier also delivers a handy 80 watts per channel (6 ohms) for totally immersive sound. For an even punchier sound, try the 'Extra Bass' function. This gives a deeper, richer bass response and work really well with small speakers and at lower volume levels.

Now with full HDCP2.2 compatibility
The latest RXV481 now has HDCP2.2 compatibility through all of its four HDMI inputs. Along with support for HDR and BT.2020, this means the RXV481 is fully equipped for handling the latest UHD Blu-ray players and HDR-equipped 4K TVs.

Zone B output
New to this year's RXV481 model is a powered Zone B output. This can be configured in two ways. Either you can bi-amp your speakers (requires bi-wirable speakers) for enhanced control and a punchier sound or you can add a second pair of speakers in another room; the choice is yours.

The complete hub for first-rate sound and vision, the Yamaha RXV481 is an AV hero.

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Active Subwoofer Output Y
Audio Inputs 4 in (1 front)
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Inputs 2
Component No
Dimensions WxDxH 435 x 315 x 161
Dimensions WxHxD 35 x 45.3 x 16
DLNA Compliant Y
Dolby ProLogic Surround ProLogic II
HDMI Audio Y
HDMI text 4 in/1 out (HDCP 2.2 - 4/1)
HDMI Zone Out No
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes - All HDMI sockets
Internet Radio Services Y
Multiroom Zone 2 Active
Optical Inputs 1
Power Consumption- Normal Use 260
Power Consumption - Standby 0.1
Power Output 80 x 5 (6 ohms)
Remote Control Y
Smartphone Remote Y
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1 (front)
Weight (KG) 8.1
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 able to move the sweet-spot on my phone screen means I can plonk down anywhere and get the sound field just right. Even without the massive discount from Richersounds this product is great value.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 am really pleased with my decision as blueray films sound amazing and even TV sound is enhanced by using Dolby Pro Logic II. Would recommend this unit to anyone, it definately sounds better than a sound bar.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 connecting my music via Bluetooth was a huge attractions and at first I looked at the Yamaha RXV-381. Ultimately I was swayed by the promise of future proofing myself further with Yamaha's Musicast system. I have zero regrets on my choice. Set up was easy and the sound is punchy and natural. Playing music from my iPhone through the system is a cinch, so overall I'm very happy. Service and delivery from Richer Sounds was excellent too. Now all I have to do is upgrade my speakers and they can found me in as a customer for those.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ymaha This product is perfect for my home .Good sound for music and cinema
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 without a sub woofer. I use a 5 speaker set-up with a front pair of old Mission 760i's and it produced a depth of bass that a previous Onkyo didn't reveal, without unwanted boom or resonance. Its internet connection is quick and simple to access. The ability to download a smartphone app with limited but useful control is 'neat' and coupled with bluetooth enables me to play my music without the plug-in hard drive previously used for the Onkyo. But this app does not replace the useful facility the 'O' remote had to (part) control all other gadgets connected.With its additional features and at the cost it is unsurprising why. Features of doubtful value after initial exploration, are the soundfields available, less here would be more.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YAMAHA RXV481 Fantastic amp absolutely thrilled (only bought to upgrade HDCP2.2 but pleased I did)
Date published: 2017-03-17
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Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
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