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Yamaha RX-V481

Yamaha RX-V481
alaScore 94

250 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Yamaha RX-V481. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V481 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V481 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Some have doubts about the usability.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V481BL Receiver (Black)Yamaha RX-V481BL Receiver (Black)

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


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:Y / Yes
Receiver Type:Surround


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


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


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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included:N / No


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:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Power Consumption (Standby):0.1


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


Card Reader:N / No
Card reader integrated:N

Technical Details

AirPlay:Y / Yes
Apple docking compatibility:No / Not supported
Audio Decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
AUX In:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Deep colour support:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
x.v.Color support:Y / Yes


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32.7 / 327
Height :16.1 / 161
Width:43.5 / 435