Yamaha 5.1-channel AV Receiver RX-V381

RX-V381



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.

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 70 W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • --- 100 W per Channel (8 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 optimization 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 color OSD capable of displaying cover art
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Bluetooth

Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer, a digital sound processing technology from Yamaha, is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

Compressed Music Enhancer

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

4K, HDR and BT.2020

Darker blacks, whiter whites and more vivid colors. This unit supports the latest HDMI® standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through only). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

Sound Optimization

Every room is different. YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes ensuring that the listening area is tuned to provide the best audio experience possible.

Rich Bass Reproduction

Feel your lows. This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localization 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.

Virtual Surround Sound

Surround from the front. Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with all of the speakers placed in the front of the room. This is ideal for those who can't or prefer not to install speakers in the rear of the room.

CINEMA DSP

Experience different venues. With CINEMA DSP, experience a sound field that allows you to transform the dynamics of the listening environment with the acoustics of famous venues from all around the world.

Discrete Amp Configuration

Enjoy quality sound. 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.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Support

See and hear 3D. This AV receiver supports 3D video. Additionally, the Audio Return Channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.

SCENE for One-Touch Start

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

AV SETUP GUIDE for Easier Installation

Install with ease. The AV SETUP GUIDE makes it much easier to perform the set up process with the Yamaha AV receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android™ tablets.

ECO Mode

Go green. When ECO mode is turned on it can reduce power consumption by about 20 percent. 

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Selectable Standby

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

Technology

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth® is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Dolby Audio™

DTS-HD®

DTS-HD Master Audio is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. This model supports DTS-HD Master Audio decoding in 5-channel system. DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc

CINEMA DSP Digital

Since the Dolby Surround and DTS systems were originally designed for use in movie theaters, their effect is best felt in a theater having many speakers designed for acoustic effects. Since home conditions, such as room size, wall material, number of speakers, and so on, can differ so widely, it is inevitable that there are differences in the sound heard. Based on a wealth of actually measured data, Yamaha CINEMA DSP provides the audiovisual experience of a movie theater in the listening room of your own home by using the Yamaha original sound field technology combined with various digital audio systems. ? The actually measured sound field data contains the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration

Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!

4K Pass-Through

4K Pass Through receives super high-def resolution video and pass it to a 4K compatible monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE

With most AV components, watching or listening to what you want requires a number of steps. You have to turn on the AV component, turn on another component like a DVD player, select the source, select the surround mode and then press play. But with Yamaha’s SCENE feature all you need to do is press one button. Both components turn on, the correct DSP setting is made, and play begins. This SCENE function allows you to change input sources and sound field programmes with one button. Four SCENE buttons are available for different usages, such as playing movies or music.

Compressed Music Enhancer

Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original recording as possible.

SILENT CINEMA™

Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed with a pair of headphones.

ECO Mode

ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%*. It can easily be set from the top of the GUI / OSD menu.

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement)

HDMI®

HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio / video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio / video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio / video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators. 

 

HDCP 2.2

Amplifier Section
Channel 5.1
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 100 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 70 W (8 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 / 160 / 180 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)
Video Features
4K Ultra HD Pass-through Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)
VIDEO FEATURES
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Extensive Connection
HDMI Input/Output 4 / 1 (HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes (SBC)
Extensive Connection
Front AV Input Mini Jack
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 1 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 3 (front 1) / 0
Composite Video Input/Output 3 / 1
Preout SW
Headphone Output 1
Tuner Section
FM/AM Tuner Yes
User Interface
On-screen display Yes (color OSD)
SCENE
SCENE (4 sets)
Remote Control Unit Yes
GENERAL
Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ?0.3W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8” x 6” x 12-3/8”; 435 x 151 x 315 mm
Weight 16.3 lbs.; 7.4 kg

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