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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
Conveniently access music wirelessly with Bluetooth from your mobile devices or utilize Wi-Fi to stream online music services and high-resolution audio files such as DSD, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple lossless. With Music Cast, this device can be expanded to deliver wireless multiroom audio playback, all controlled by a simple app. This 5.1-channel network AV receiver provides the latest 4K Ultra HD video technologies positioning it for the era of 4K video in the years to come.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very nice receiver for the money. The Bluetooth capabilities are perfect . No lip sync issues. I bought this receiver for my new Samsung KS8500 4kHDR TV. I wanted to run my new Xbox S with UHD blue rays through it.Number one rule here is buy HDMI 2.0 cables , That is a given. I couldn't get this receiver to pick up my 4kHDR signal from the XboxS and it was upsetting me. I am not new to setting up home theaters but this issue was perplexing. I thought I had a bad XBOX S , then I thought maybe the TV was the problem but no it was the receiver. You would think this receiver would be ready for 4kHDR signal right out of the box but you would be wrong. You have to actually go into the special advanced menu not available in the onscreen menus and change the receiver to 4k mode 1 , then and only then everything works fine and dandy. I spent 2 hrs of wasted time troubleshooting this issue. I hope you read this and save yourself the headache. I took pictures of my print outs to get...
I bought this to replace an Onkyo TX-NR414. I'm surprised in the difference in sound. It really brought everything to life. The "YPAO sound optimization" saved me a lot of hassle in configuring the speakers. You just plug in the included microphone, turn it on, and it sends various tones out to determines the best configuration. I remember that it took weeks of tweaking to get similar results from the Onkyo.
It's a great combination of auto and manual setup. I only had to make a few adjustments for components that didn't have the latest features.
The remote is well thought out and easy to use. The front panel is nice, and the two line display gives you all the necessary info in an easy to read format. I disagree with the other reviewer that the list of supported technologies on the top of the bezel is too noticeable. I had to get up and look at it to figure out what he was talking about. It is not printed in white on black, it is a nice gray lettering on...
I have been around long enough to remember when there were no televisions or stereo units, so I have seen the evolution of both. Whether you use this to just play music or as a home theater system, this YAMAHA RX-481 is the best receiver I have ever heard! When I bought my smart TV I also bought a Samsung sound bar with a sub-woofer which was nice but did not give this old goat what he wanted. So I took my Bose 201 shelf speakers, an old center channel speaker and my Polk Audio PSW450 sub-woofer out of the closet. All I can say is hold on to your hearing aids, even with no rear speakers and the sub-woofer turned off this unit packs a powerful punch, from classical music to the latest Transformers movie you will be hard pressed to find a better sound from any receiver at any price!!! I have not tried any of the wifi or or blue tooth stuff yet, just waiting for my grandson to visit. Try to get along with your neighbors because if you don't, you sure could make their life a living...
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