The Yamaha RXV581 is a 7.2-channel AV Receiver that supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, as well as Yamaha MusicCast and HDMI with support for 4K. As well as ultra high definition video, the RXV581 also supports DSD and FLAC high resolution audio playback.
The RXV581 is equipped with Bluetooth so you can enjoy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. WiFi connection lets you use Apple Airplay, the AV Controller app and MusicCast, Yamaha's advanced network audio system. You can use all your MusicCast products together or separately, and control them from one simple app. MusicCast can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray player connected to the RX-V581.
Ready to work with 4K and 3D content, the RXV581 also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, to deliver the best possible images to your television.
|Amplifier power (watts) ||7 x 115 (6 ohms, 1khz)|
4 x HDMI in
4 x composite video in (3 with analogue stereo, 1 with digital coaxial audio)
Optical digital audio in (via toslink)
Coaxial digital audio in (via RCA/phono)
Composite audio out (via RCA/phono)
2 x subwoofer out (via RCA/phono)
Network socket (via RJ45)
Wireless/Bluetooth antenna socket
AM & FM antenna sockets
Aux in (via 3.5mm minijack socket)
Headphone socket (via 6.3mm jack socket)
|DAC/Digital bits||192khz/24 bit DAC for all channel|
|Extra||MusicCast allows the AV receiver to be controlled with the Yamaha controller app (iOS/Android) for easy audio streaming and integration into a large multiroom system with just a few taps.|
|Finish ||Black or titanium|
Dolby Atmos, True-HD, Digital Plus, ProLogic IIx
DTS:X, DTS HD-Master Audio
|Networking||Wired or WiFi networking|
|Number of channels||7.2|
|Speaker outputs||Seven channel outputs, via 4mm banana plugs/binding posts|
|Supplied accessories ||Remote control, AM & FM antennas|
|Tuner||AM & FM tuners, 40 presets|
|W x H x D (mm) ||435 x 161 x 327 (435 x 226 x 327 with antenna)|
|Weight (kg) ||8.1|
||What HiFi 5 Stars
"The Yamaha RX-V581 is a beast of an amplifier." "The way it does bass is superb. The low end goes impressively deep, more so than we've heard from any receiver at this price." "It underpins the detail, resulting in a satisfyingly solid sound." "Yamaha's prowess with surround effect just keeps getting better." "The Yamaha can't be contested for its power and impact." "The RX-V581 is an exciting amplifier, and the way it handles bass and sound effects is sure to whet the appetite of any home cinema fan."
whathifi.com July 2016