Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-V481BL

RX-V4A vs RX-V481BL comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-V481BL review

Yamaha RX-V4A
vs
Yamaha RX-V481BL

The Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha RX-V481BL comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The RX-V4A has 5.2 channels amplifier and the RX-V481BL 5.1 channels. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V4A has an overall score of 6.5 out of 10 vs 5.6 out of 10 for RX-V481BL.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V4A over Yamaha RX-V481BL

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • 8K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible

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

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha RX-V481BL

Model

RX-V4A
RX-V481BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

6
98

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
3

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

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

App Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.7 x 14.8
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19.4
8.1/17.9

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha RX-V481BL
Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha RX-V481BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 5.6
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-V4A
  • 5.6Yamaha RX-V481BL