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Yamaha RX-V381 '81 Series 5.1 Channel Home Theatre Receiver RXV381B


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Product Number: POS-133328
Brand: Yamaha
Model Number: RX-V381B
Condition: New
Warranty: 2 Years
Color: Black
Weight: 8880
Channels: 1027

Yamaha RX-V381 '81 Series 5.1 Channel Home Theatre Receiver RXV381B

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The Yamaha RX-V381 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.

Why does the model number have a 'B' at the end?
Sometimes you'll find Yamaha amps with a 'B' on the end of the model number, this is to indicate that that particular model is Black in colour. As black is the standard colour it's common to see webstores simply drop the 'B' and list the model number without it. Both models are in fact identical.

- 5-channel powerful surround sound
   - 70W per Channel (6 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
   - 100W per Channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
   - 140W per Channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
- Discrete amp configuration
- Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
- Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth audio
- 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 optimisation for automatic speaker setup
- Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual surround sound with 5 speakers in front
- New-design remote control features large buttons for enhanced ease of use
- ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

User Manual (PDF, 10.50MB)

Bluetooth compatible for wireless music streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.

4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.
    Discrete amp configuration for high sound quality
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.
AV setup guide app makes system setup easier
AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.
      SCENE for one-touch start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
YPAO sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
YPAO analyses the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.
     ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%*
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable auto power standby
Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

HDMI CEC for easy operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.

* All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.

HD audio with CINEMA DSP
Yamaha’s exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual 5-channel surround sound with high quality and resolution
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 5-channel surround sound filled with realism, with only two front speakers. With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

Extra Bass provides rich bass reproduction, even with small speakers
Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation 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.

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

Subwoofer Trim for improved sound imaging
The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.


Amplifier Section
Channels: 5.1
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 100 W (6ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 70 W (6ohms, 0.09% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA): 140 W (6ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): - / 110 / 130 / 150 W

Surround Sound Processing
DSP Programs: 17
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)
HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
Deep Colour/x.v.Colour/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

HDMI Input/Output: 4 / 1 (HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)
Bluetooth: Yes (SBC)
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
Pre-out: SW (Subwoofer)
Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section
FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface
On-screen display: Yes (colour OSD)
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
Remote Control Unit: Yes

Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.3W
Auto Power Standby: Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 151 x 315 mm
Weight: 7.4 kg

2 Year Warranty
Purchase with confidence. This receiver includes a 2 Year Warranty from Yamaha Australia, for your peace of mind.

Visit the Yamaha Australia website for full warranty details.

Find your nearest Yamaha authorised service centre.
How much does delivery cost?
Nothing! We offer free post on all orders to anywhere within the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

Can I pick up my purchase from your store?
Yes. You can usually pick up your order from one of our stores. We recommend that you contact us first to ensure your order is ready for collection.

What happens if I'm not happy with my product when it arrives?
We offer a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products! If your order arrives damaged, faulty or not quite as you expected, please contact us and we will do everything we can to fix the situation.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to other frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions or comments.
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Yamaha RX-V381 Receiver Review by Roscoe
A great little unit to replace my existing Yamaha receiver which was several years old. Adequate power for the average 5.1 system. Sound quality is very good but be careful with speaker matching. Can't beat value-for-money aspect though. (Posted on 13 March 2018)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Likely

Excellent value Review by Bruce
Great quality and affordable price . easily set up ! Quick post (Posted on 27 February 2018)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Likely

Excellent so far Review by uulibrarian
Prompt delivery and fairly easy setup. the cd manual is well set out, not in the "chinglish" or geek speak of some manuals I have read (e.g. the Holden Astra car and my Garmin bike computer! ). So far it has worked very well (Posted on 19 January 2018)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

perfect avr for my humble 4k home theatre Review by wasp308
needed a new avr that was 4k compatible. easy to set up and sounds really good for the price. small footprint compared to other avrs, needed a small footprint for space available. definitley worth the money spent and selby where great to deal with (Posted on 23 November 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

Awesome Review by Glenn
Would highly recommend this unit. Was delivered to country SA within 3 days. Cannot rate Selby highly enough for their service and delivery. For a budget unit this thing is brilliant so far. 10 out of 10 for me! (Posted on 7 November 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

Fabulous Service Review by Patmos
An excellent all-round experience which saved me an significant amount of time. (Posted on 23 August 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

Good product Review by Icebox
Easy set up good quality (Posted on 10 August 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

Excellent Value Entry Level Amp Review by DOC
Superceded model that sounds far better than the price would suggest. I needed a second amp, to go along with my upper end Yamaha amp, and this suits the purpose perfectly. Sufficient power to crank out the watts, while maintaining a good overall sound.
A good allround entry level amp, for those that like a better quality output. Remember tho, the sound is only as good as the speakers connected. (Posted on 8 August 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Likely

Service , quality, Reasonably priced Review by Al
Selby offered a leading brand receiver at an affordable price. Would definitely shop there again. The package arrived well packed and undamaged. (Posted on 6 July 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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