Yamaha RX-V381 AV Receiver

Yamaha

This 5.1-channel AV Receiver combines the sophistication of HDMI® with support for 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 with Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and the convenience of YPAO™,and Eco mode.

  • Bluetooth®-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

    This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.

    4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through

    This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

    HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

    3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

    Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality

    This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

    AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier

    AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.

    SCENE for One-Touch Start

    Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

    HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

    Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.

    *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.

    YPAO™ Sound Optimisation for Automatic Speaker Setup

    YPAO analyses the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

    HD Audio with CINEMA DSP

    Yamaha’s exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging.

    Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

    Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 5-channel surround sound filled with realism, with only two front speakers. With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

    Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

    Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

    Compressed Music Enhancer

    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

    Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

    The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*

    Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

    Selectable Auto Power Standby

    Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

    • 5-channel powerful surround sound
    • 70 W per Channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
    • 100 W per Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
    • 140 per Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
    • Discrete amp configuration
    • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
    • HDMI® (4 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2 (4 in / 1 out),
    • HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
    • YPAO™ sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
    • Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
    • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual surround sound with 5 speakers in front
    • Multi-language colour OSD capable of displaying cover art
    • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
  • Amplifier Section

    Channel 5.1

    Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 100 W (6 ohms, 0.9% THD)

    Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 70 W (6 ohms, 0.09% THD)

    Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 140 (6 ohms, 10% THD)

    Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) - / 110 / 130 / 150 W

    Surround Sound Processing

    CINEMA DSP Yes

    DSP Programs 17

    Dialog Level Adjustment Yes

    SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)

    Dolby TrueHD Yes

    Dolby Digital Plus Yes

    DTS-HD Master Audio Yes

    Audio Features

    Compressed Music Enhancer Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)

    YPAO sound optimization Yes

    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes

    Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes

    Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)

    192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)