Yamaha RX-V381 AV Receiver Introduced

by | Mar 23, 2016


On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Yamaha RX-V381 AV Receiver was introduced. The new receiver is a 5.1 channel surround sound home theater receiver that offers full HD Audio format decoding, including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. Also included is built-in Bluetooth® with Compressed Music Enhancer for wireless music streaming from a phone or tablet.

The RX-V381 AV Receiver is the first in Yamaha's RX-V 81 Series of AV receives. It offers 4K Ultra HD video pass-through via HDMI 2.0 (4 HDMI in / 1 out) at 60 frames per second, 4:4:4, and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. It features high dynamic range (HDR) with BT.2020 compatibility. This gives better detail to dark and light image content and a wide spectrum of color for 4K video.

Yamaha RX-V381 Front

The new AV receiver comes with Yamaha's exclusive YPAO™ (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer) automatic calibration system. The calibration system uses a microphone to listen to and analyze the sound of each speaker. It then tunes the sound system to create a listening experience tailored to the room.

Yamaha RX-V381 Back

Yamaha RX-V381 AV Receiver Feature Highlights

  • 5.1 Channels
  • 100 W (1kHz, 1ch driven, 8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
    70 W (20Hz – 20kHz, 2ch driven, 8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • 17 DSP Programs
  • Dialog Level Adjustment
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • YPAO sound optimization
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through
  • HDMI Audio Return Channels
  • 4 HDMI inputs 1 output (HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
  • Front AV input
  • Built-In Bluetooth wireless communications
  • FM/AM Tuner
  • Remote Control

Pricing and Availability

The Yamaha RX-V381 will ship this month for suggested retail price of $299.95. Please visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHA_RX-V381 for more information about the RX-V381.

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