Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Yamaha RX-A870BL

RX-V481BL vs RX-A870BL comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Yamaha RX-A870BL review

Yamaha RX-V481BL
vs
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Here's an outline of the key differences: Yamaha RX-V481BL over the Yamaha RX-A870BL features. The RX-V481BL has 5.1 channels amplifier and the RX-A870BL 7.2 channels. Only the RX-A870BL has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A870BL. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V481BL has an overall score of 5.6 out of 10 vs 8.3 out of 10 for RX-A870BL.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A870BL over Yamaha RX-V481BL

  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
Yamaha RX-V481BL

Jan 10, 2020

The full-fledged launch of a new format of Ultra HD Blu-ray optical discs forced movie theater manufacturers to urgently attend to the implementation of the necessary technologies in their models. Ya...

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Yamaha RX-A870BL

Dec 06, 2019

This 7.2-channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for surround sound realism. With the latest in HDMI technologies, experience movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD and high dynami...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V481BL
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Model

RX-V481BL
RX-A870BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

98
32

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
1

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
400

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.5 x 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.9
10.5/23.2

Other

Release year

2016
2017
Yamaha RX-V481BL
Yamaha RX-A870BL
Yamaha RX-V481BL
Yamaha RX-A870BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 8.3
  • 5.6Yamaha RX-V481BL
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A870BL

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