Home-theater systems continue to conquer object-oriented formats - after running-in technologies on receivers of the upper price segment, more affordable models began to acquire Dolby Atmos and DTS: X support. As new technologies become available to a wide range of moviegoers, consider the example of the classic Yamaha RX-V581 specs - the representative of the 2016 Yamaha line. More info in this Yamaha RX-V581 review.
Unlike the two younger five-channel counterparts with indices 381 and 481, the RX-V581 has seven amplification channels, which, in fact, determined its status as the most inexpensive Yamaha receiver with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Its power is 115W (6 ohms). Another extremely important feature is full compatibility with the MusicCast proprietary wireless multiroom platform.
The receiver looks solid and attractive. The upper part of the front panel is mirror-polished, which visually increases the display area, and the overall dimensions of this small (in comparison with classmates of other brands) apparatus. In full accordance with the price hierarchy, the facade and the large volume knob are made of plastic. Actually, on the front side there are only connectors for a calibration microphone, headphones, an analog stereo line-in and a USB port. There is no hinged lid hiding additional connectors and controls. In general, the RX-V581 switching kit does not indulge in excesses, but everything really needed is available.
On the rear panel there are four inputs and one HDMI output, which, according to current concepts, is, frankly, end-to-end. As for wireless switching, it is represented by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, the latter working exclusively in the 2.4 GHz band.
However, the arising intricacies of acoustic waves can be more or less adequately resolved using automatic calibration only. To do this, the RX-V581 has YPAO - perhaps one of the best acoustic optimization systems in home cinema. She is able to build an adequate profile, even for a room of complex shape, and with an environment full of reflective surfaces.