Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Yamaha RX-V481BL

STR-ZA810ES vs RX-V481BL comparison chart

Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Yamaha RX-V481BL review

Sony STR-ZA810ES
vs
Yamaha RX-V481BL

The Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Yamaha RX-V481BL comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The STR-ZA810ES has 7.2 channels amplifier and the RX-V481BL 5.1 channels. Only the STR-ZA810ES has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the STR-ZA810ES. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR-ZA810ES has an overall score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 5.6 out of 10 for RX-V481BL.

Advantages Sony STR-ZA810ES over Yamaha RX-V481BL

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • 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
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Dec 20, 2019

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs were introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7ch Phantom 2ch maximum channel processing. Follow Sony STR-ZA810ES review for more info. ...

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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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Common

Product

Sony STR-ZA810ES
Yamaha RX-V481BL

Model

STR-ZA810ES
RX-V481BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

33
98

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
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

has not
Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
4/1

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)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
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/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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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

NFC
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Music Center
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
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, Ogg Vorbis
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
260

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/20
8.1/17.9

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Yamaha RX-V481BL
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Yamaha RX-V481BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 5.6
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES
  • 5.6Yamaha RX-V481BL