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Yamaha RX-V481 Multisystem Audio/Video Receiver for 110 to 240 Volts 50/60Hz

  • 110-240 Volt 50/60 Hz

  • 5.1-channel surround sound

  • Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast

  • Fully loaded with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and Spotify Connect

  • Stream Pandora®, Spotify and thousands of internet radio stations

  • 4-in, 1-out HDMI® with 4K Ultra HD pass-through and HDCP 2.2

  • High dynamic range (HDR) and BT.2020 compatibility

  • Compressed Music Enhancer and high-resolution audio support for sound clarity

  • YPAO™ sound optimization tuning for your home

Regular Price: $449.00

Now only: $439.00


Yamaha RX-V581 Multisystem Audio/Video Receiver - front view

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  • Yamaha RX-V581 Multisystem Audio/Video Receiver


Yamaha RX-V481 220-240 Volt 50 Hz Audio Video Receiver -110-240 Volt 50/60 Hz

If you're looking for immersive and powerful audio, look no further than the Yamaha RX-V481. Designed for worldwide use, this audio/video receiver can be used with any voltage from 110 to 240 volts.

The Multisystem RX-V481 comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay for extreme flexibility with wireless streaming music for your home theater system. Thanks to built-in support for Pandora and Spotify Connect, you can not only play but also control your streaming media directly through the receiver. This 5-channel amplified unit delivers 80 watts per channel at 8 ohms. With outputs for 7 speakers and dual-zone audio, you can even setup this receiver enjoy your music in multiple rooms or areas of your home.

This receiver works flawlessly with the latest Ultra-HD TV and Blu-ray player technology and includes support for 4K on all HDMI ports. It is also compatible the the latest HDR audio technology. As a long-time leader in audio and acoustics, you can trust that Yamaha has done an excellent job tuning this receiver. You can also utilize compatible Yamaha sound bars or wireless speakers to design a truly unique and customized whole-home audio system.

Performance features include 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital to analog converters on all channels, extra bass for improved low-frequency response, compressed music enhancement for optimal sound quality from MP3 audio, and a wide range of support for all of the most popular surround sound formats including all Dobly and DTS formats. The RX-V481 also utilizes HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching with 4 inputs and 1 output.


Access all of your music with a simple app and wirelessly stream it throughout your home using your existing Wi-Fi® network.

  • Stream it all. Listen to Pandora, Spotify, thousands of free internet radio stations and the music stored on your smart devices and computers. (Note for RX-V481: Napster and SiriusXM Internet Radio are not supported in standalone use)
  • Wireless connectivity. All MusicCast products are fully loaded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay®.
  • Expand to a whole home audio experience. When you’re ready, add MusicCast wireless speakers, sound bars or other devices in up to 9 other rooms and listen throughout your home.
  • No wires, easy installation. By using MusicCast, you don't need to fuss with placing wires through walls into other rooms.


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.

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.

For more information of the Multisystem Yamaha RX-V481 audio/video receiver, see the complete product specifications below.


Amplifier Section 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
Audio Features 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)
Video Features 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
Extensive Connection HDMI Input/Output 4 / 1 (HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
USB Input USB memory, portable audio player
Network Port Yes
Connectivity MusicCast Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Extensive Connection 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)
Remote Control Unit Yes
Zone Control Zone B Output Yes
General Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1 W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8” x 6-3/8” x 12-7/8” (17-1/8” x 8-7/8” x 12-7/8” with antenna)
Weight 17.9 lbs.
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