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Yamaha RX-V383

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

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A value-packed receiver for any listening space

Yamaha's RX-V383 home theater receiver comes ready for the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music from any app on your compatible mobile device. This receiver's specialized DSP modes let you get the best sound from any kind of setup, whether you connect a single pair of bookshelf speakers or a full five-channel surround sound system.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • HDMI version 2.0a audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and monitor output)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR 10; Dolby Vision compatibility via future firmware update
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 2 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a mobile device or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R (binding posts), Center, Surround L/R (spring clips)
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-5/16"H x 12-7/8"D
    • weight: 16.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV532)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

    Best receiver for the price.

    Anonymous, Saint Peters, MO


    Yamaha RX-V383 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (24 Reviews)

    Yamaha RX-V383

    Anonymous from Saint Peters, MO on 2/20/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best receiver for the price.



    grease sound

    tommy from Franklin Square, NY on 2/11/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    unit sounds great and looks good, very happy with my purchase

    Pros: the sound fills the room and the bass selections give you a choice of how you want the bass to sound.

    Cons: no cons

    Great receiver.

    Susan from Commerce Twp, MI on 2/1/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this receiver. Bluetooth works fantastic. My FM reception with this receiver is excellent. This receiver works as good as something you would pay twice the money for.



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    Bob from Elizabethtown, PA on 2/1/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    That was so easy to install. I replaced an old unit from the 90s and after I used the Yamaha optimizer I can now hear what I had been missing all those years although I did have my old system tuned when I purchased it. And BTW the presales support by Crutchfield was superb and the reason I purchased from them.

    Pros: Really easy to install and optimize.

    Cons: Wish I could have just audio out to the TV and control the TV input via the TV's HDMI ports.

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    Nicki from Kailua Kona, HI on 1/2/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works and sounds great. Product came quick and customer service was very helpful



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    Anonymous from Carrboro, NC on 12/8/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's just a week in to using the receiver, so my experience is limited but positive. Installation was a snap - pretty obvious. The powered subwoofer requirement held up calibration until I received and installed the subwoofer amplifier and pulled new cable. The surround setup/tuning feature was really nice and helped troubleshoot the subwoofer settings. I use a remote repeater, with most components in a separate room. That makes the surround sound adjustments a two person task. The IOS app for the manual and setup is a nice feature.

    Pros: Easy setup Automated surround tuning Online user manual and app

    Cons: Independently powered subwoofer requirement Remote preselects don't fit needs

    Great sound. Operational simplicity.

    Dan from Astoria, OR on 11/28/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has plenty of power at 70 wpc. Don't think you can get an easier receiver to set up. remote is simple to use. Setup menu is easy to navigate along with the option menu. My beef is on a USB drive you can't make it play the whole drive one song after another. It looks at each song as a folder, and won't move onto another folder without being told to do so. The scene buttons are nice, one push turns on receiver and sets up your sound fields and options for that input.

    Pros: So easy to use and set up. Does most other things with ease.

    Cons: The way it plays thumb drives.

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    Mark from Orange, CA on 11/13/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy set up and great sound. Using this for a bedroom tv with a Def Tech sounder and sub. Wall shaking sound and can finally watch movies in the bedroom with outstanding sound.

    Pros: Easy set up. Powerful and crystal clear sound. Great audio processing and 4k HDR video compatible. Lots of features for an inexpensive receiver.

    Cons: None

    Fits the need perfectly

    Matt from Chalfont, PA on 10/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have used a lot of high end Yamaha equipment through my whole life and have always had good luck with their quality and value. For this application, all that I needed was a simple to use A/V receiver for a seasonal vacation home. The wife and daughter can easily use the remote to navigate through radio stations, blu-ray, vcr, etc. 5.1 surround is plenty for the intended use and I have everything running through several older Polk's front, center, surround, and sub. Very happy so far.

    Pros: Easy to use. Nice remote. Great sound for it's intended use. Bluetooth and USB inputs are bonuses for this price level and both work very well.

    Cons: None.

    Yamaha Again

    steve from St Joseph, MO on 10/19/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Received the product as scheduled. I have always used Yamaha equipment and this one hasn't disappointed. Hooked up the my Yamaha speakers and sub with plenty of power and features. I like the USB that I can plug between this unit and my Jeep. Easy to read display and the manual is user friendly to read. Customer service is readily available if needed. Yamaha person for life for my stereo equipment.

    Pros: plenty of power ease of use readable display

    Cons: None so far.

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    James D from Vici, OK on 10/15/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really glad to find a place where you can still find these types of amps. I have really enjoyed having surround sound again.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: No phono input

    Yamaha RX-V383

    Anonymous from Jacksonville, FL on 10/8/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to hook up and nice style



    Awesome receiver

    James from Colorado Springs, CO on 9/25/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my first Yamaha receiver. I am a Yamaha convert. The quality,?sound, options, and quality is second to none. In fact I plan on buying another Yamaha for my home stereo system. You cannot go wrong or be disappointed in this receiver. Thanks for all your help and advice Crutchfield staff!!!

    Pros: Awesome sound, easy to hook up and great sound options.

    Cons: N/A

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    Anonymous from Prescott, AZ on 9/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I looked at several receivers in this price range and this one had the best overall combination of features and quality. It was very easy to set up and I used the provided mic to balance the speakers. The sound and picture are excellent.



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    Anonymous from Houston, TX on 9/19/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product is great, but I'm not happy because I cannot connect my qrahpic equalizer/analyzer to the receiver. That sucks



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    Shawn from Pennsylvania on 7/21/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely love the product and great service thank you

    Pros: Love everything about the receiver

    Cons: None

    Awesome Receiver

    Karl from Berkeley Springs, WV on 7/17/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Search several years for that perfect combination of Old-School features and the new ones that I'll probably need at some point. This unit does that and more. Perfect fit for my media room upgrade. You can't bead Yamaha quality and price point, trust me I covered all the bases in this price range. This is the best. And with Crutchfield's excellent service, shipping and sales you can't go wrong. Forget about the big box stores. Stick with the experts-Crutchfield.

    Pros: Everything you need

    Cons: None

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    Dan from Bakersfield, CA on 7/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value for a quality receiver that does it all. Yamaha will always be my AV Receiver of choice!

    Pros: Picture, sound, HDMI 2.2, 4K and HDR capabilities.

    Cons: No printed user manual.

    Easy to Set-Up - Works Great!

    Tom from Hayden, ID on 7/7/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Exactly what I expected with what should be called an "entry level" home theater receiver. The quality if fantastic, it was very easy to set up and we're enjoying the sound quality very much! Functionality can be as simple as you want (plug in the supplied mic and let it calibrate itself!) or there are plenty of options for tweaking it to your personal taste. Out of the box to "in use" took less than an hour and absolutely no swear words or frustration. Playing tunes from my iPhone via the Bluetooth is a great feature that works as advertised with none of that lost connection / repairing garbage you see on a lot of other units. Pair it once, come back a week later and it still knows what to do. I love it. For those of us that hate going to theaters and want the best at home experience we can have, this unit ticks all the boxes. There is a manual supplied on CD and this is probably the only place I'd give a poor mark. It sure would be nice to have that as a desk top reference rather than having to fire up my laptop to use the manual. I would recommend this without hesitation.

    Pros: Simplicity of set-up but plenty of functionality for at home use.

    Cons: Manual on CD is irritating, but not a show stopper.

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    Anonymous from Bourbon, Mo. on 7/7/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good Product For Price I had some difficulty programming other brand of equipment to it



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    Mark C. from Chapin, SC on 6/13/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    love everything about this receiver, looks good , great sound, great price and very easy to operate. also love the Yamaha name, has been around for a very long time.



    Great Receiver.

    James from Federal Heights, CO on 5/30/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Install CD is very good and easy to follow. Speaker set up is a big plus (one step)

    Pros: Easy to install. Install CD is very good and easy to follow. Speaker set up is a big plus (one step)

    Cons: It would be great if the remote were Universal enough to control EVERYTHING in your system (Cable Box, TV, Computer, etc.)

    Sound is fantastic

    Jim from Cincinnati, OH on 5/22/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had older receiver, this new unit makes my same Boston Acoustic speakers sound amazing, like studio monitors. No other changes but this receiver. Great price for a great unit.

    Pros: Price and value.


    Top shelf Value

    Anonymous from Schwenksville, PA on 5/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It would be hard to imagine anyone not being pleased with this Yamaha. It's a snap to setup and the speakers are really easy to set to optimal sound. Don't let the relative "modest" power output worry you. I push a front end of old, not so efficient speakers with no problem. Sound separation for movies is exceptional. If thinking to purchase a soundbar.....units such as this (with several decent speakers) will make for a much more satisfying experience. Value for money spent has got to be in the 95% region. Yamaha has a long history (I've owned 2 of their top line models) for being reliable and stable. An awful lot to like for not an awful lot of dollars.

    Pros: Excellent sound Easy setup Enough power for average user

    Cons: None


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 70
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready No
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    Chromecast built-in No
    App Remote Control No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision (FW), HLG (FW)
    HDMI Standby Pass-through No
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-3/16
    Height (inches) 5-15/16
    Depth (inches) 13-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 16.3
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port N
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

    Product Research

    Audio Section
    Video Section
    USB + Bluetooth Integration
    Remote & Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    5-Channel Discrete Amplification: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV Receiver is equipped with a duscrete 5-channel amplifier rated at 70 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability for a high level of sound quality and clarity.

    Burr Brown DACs + Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha RX-V383 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality. The Yamaha AV receiver also utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.

    YPAO Sound Optimization: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. 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 volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

    • Speaker Check: YPAO checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each, checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel, checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel, as well as checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
    • EQ: Choose between 3 YPAO EQ modes - Natural (adjusts all speakers to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright), Flat (use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics), or Front (EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system)
    • DSP Effect Normalization: In addition, YPAO provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the Cinema DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds in the room.
    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2-6ch, 2.8824MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Note: Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Post Decoding Formats: The Yamaha AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie/Music/Game), and DTS Neo: 6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. The receiver offers the additional Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama (sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect), Dimension (adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width (moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers).
    • Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialog, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers a wide variety of Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 2ch Stereo, 5ch Stereo
    Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Virtual Cinema Front: 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.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    Straight Decode: Straight Decode lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When the Straight Decode mode is enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.

    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, WMA, AAC, and Bluetooth (SBC). 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 as possible.

    Dialogue Level: Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialog and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

    Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V383 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: 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 stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V383 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30dB to +15dB in 5dB steps, or to +16.5dB (full volume range is -80dB to +16.5 dB).
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80dB to + 16.5dB in increments of 0.5dB.
    • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.

    Audio Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver is fitted with binding post and spring terminals for the speaker outputs, along with a mon-Sub/LFE output and a front-panel headphone jack.                                   

    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for the front speaker outputs and spring terminals for the center and surround outputs. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The amplifier supports 6- to 8-ohm for all speaker connections.
    • Sub Out: The receiver features a mono-RCA subwoofer/LFE output.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V383 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The RX-V383 features a front-panel Aux input (3.5mm) for connecting your portable audio player with a headphone output.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V383 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver is fitted with four HDMI 2.0a inputs and one HDMI 2.0a output that support the latest HDMI standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020) for full support of today's 4K content from Ultra HD Blu-ray, online video services (like Amazon & Netflix), and future TV broadcast services.

    • 4K/60Hz: The RX-V383 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
    • HDCP 2.2: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver also supports RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Yamah RX-V383 support  HDR (high dynamic range) Video - including HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma. HDR (High Dynamic Range Video) provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

    Note: Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma will be available via future firmware update (no eta).

    HDMI Video Upscaling (up to 4K): The Yamaha AV receiver's video processor provides upscaling of 1080p HDMI video sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels). The receiver does not offer analog-to-HDMI upconversion.

    Other HDMI Features: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V383 AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the RX-V383's HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    Composite Video: The receiver features three composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks only support 480i video. The composite video inputs must be output via the composite video monitor output (there is no HDMI upconversion)

    Background Audio/Video: The Background Audio/Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V383, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio via the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Aux input, or Bluetooth

    USB + Bluetooth Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV (up to 48kHz) music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32.You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Note: The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets. 

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha RX-V383 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) for wireless communication between Bluetooth-enabled audio source devices, headphones, and speakers. The AV receiver can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter in order to wirelessly stream music to a set of BT-enabled headphones/speakers.

    • Wireless Audio Streaming (BT Receiver): Enjoy wireless audio playback of stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, and other Bluetooth source devices through the Yamaha AV receiver. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback and to view song/artist information.
    • Wireless Headphones/Speakers (BT Transmitter): The Yamaha AV receiver can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter and stream its non-Bluetooth audio sources (HDMI, Network, USB/iPod, Analog, Optical/Coax Digital, & AM/FM tuner) out to most any Bluetooth headphone or speaker. You can only pair and stream audio to one Bluetooth headphone or speaker (pair of speakers) at a time. You can even have the same source playing from the main speakers and a Bluetooth speaker/headphone simultaneously (there is a slight audio delay). Volume control of the Bluetooth speaker/headphone will be controlled via the Bluetooth device and not the receiver.
      Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV receiver.

    Remote & Convenience Features

    IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). This newly designed remote control features large buttons for enhanced ease of use. The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI.

    • When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver.
    • HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
    Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V383 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. The front-panel display only offers English.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V383 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    Input Rename & Skip: The receiver automatically creates an input source name that is displayed on the front-panel screen for connected HDMI-compatible sources. You can also manually rename each input so the display reflects the actual source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

    • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
    • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours. The unit can also be set to power down if it does not detected an input signal for 20 minutes.

    Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Price and quality. [ admartin  Feb 21, 2018 ]
    Basic features were what I was looking for but the 4K upscaling sold me [ Brett  Feb 19, 2018 ]
    Currently use Yamaha, amazing all around.. [ John  Feb 15, 2018 ]
    good reviews [ JON  Feb 07, 2018 ]
    It works with the speakers I received as a gift [ Randy  Jan 30, 2018 ]
    Based on the advice of your specialist Taylor who answered all my questions quickly and with detail so could make an informed decision on replacing an old unit that failed with the proper new unit. I would recommend you over Amazon for this type of purchase any day of the week because of the technical expertise you can bring to the decision making process. This was greatly appreciated and a true value added part of your business model. [ Robert  Jan 19, 2018 ]
    Easy to set up and fits my needs perfectly. [ Jonathan  Jan 13, 2018 ]
    I knew I wanted aYamaha,receiver, good reputation. I needed one to be used primarily for music & had bluetooth without all the bells & whistles. [ Larry  Dec 26, 2017 ]
    My son referred you to me [ Blaine  Dec 16, 2017 ]
    my old set was a Yamaha and worked very well for a long time [ james  Dec 15, 2017 ]
    Excellent recommendation by advisor, Troy. Just what I needed. [ James  Dec 12, 2017 ]
    Many Denon failures. Done with Denon. [ mike  Dec 06, 2017 ]
    I like the features [ thomas  Nov 18, 2017 ]
    Of the reviews on various web sites, Yamaha seemed to have the fewest reports of reliability issues. I am replacing a dead unit from another brand, so reliability is on my mind... [ James  Nov 05, 2017 ]
    Advised by Smitty [ Robert  Nov 04, 2017 ]
    great deal for an entry level 5.1 channel with plenty of HDMI ports. I'm using this for me outdoor area where I only need a couple HDMI's, Bluetooth, and 2 channel + subwoofer. [ Daniel  Nov 02, 2017 ]
    Seems to be what I need for my 5.1 theater room. No interest in playing music, just watch movies. [ Jon  Nov 01, 2017 ]
    Good features for price point, good reviews, better than Denon reviews [ Robert  Oct 17, 2017 ]
    Good reputation, great value, fit in cabinet shelf under 6 inches high. [ William  Sep 30, 2017 ]
    Cost, reviews and need. [ Sherry  Sep 24, 2017 ]
    Trusted the company brand [ SANDRA  Sep 19, 2017 ]
    benefits of this receiver compared to others and recommended by my sales advisor [ James  Sep 15, 2017 ]
    Bluetooth capability + a 5.1 channel system + all the positive reviews [ Hector  Sep 12, 2017 ]
    Features and Price and Reviews [ James  Sep 05, 2017 ]
    recommendations [ nealj99  Sep 01, 2017 ]
    Had a similar model and liked it and the price. [ Dan  Aug 26, 2017 ]
    Yamaha reputation, good reviews and has the features we need. [ Fred  Jul 28, 2017 ]
    Yamaha name, updated HDMI connectivity for new 4K HDR TV. [ William  Jul 04, 2017 ]
    Brand quality, reviews, and Crutchfield online experience [ DAN  Jul 03, 2017 ]
    Reputation of product, owned in the past [ Karl  Jul 01, 2017 ]
    Wonderful features for the price. [ CHARLES  Jun 20, 2017 ]
    This unit offered excellent surround theatre sound automatically and provides connection and sound options or future new equipment additions. [ Raymond  Jun 08, 2017 ]
    Love the look and it has the features I was looking for to upgrade my current system. Can't beat the price and extended warranty. Also, Crutchfield has an impeccable reputation. Wish i had bought my other equipment from them as well. [ James  May 17, 2017 ]
    It was the only budget AV receiver that handles Dolby Vision. [ John  May 16, 2017 ]
    my son recommended it because he trusted you and it would sync with the latest TVs [ John  May 03, 2017 ]

    6 questions already asked

    Sorry! My bad. I was thinking of my other receiver. This is a great, inexpensive receiver, but it does not have any dedicated phono inputs. However, if your turntable has a built-in preamp you could connect it to the receiver's analog inputs. Or, you could buy a preamp. But, at that point if would probably be cheaper to buy a model higher on the Yamaha lineup as that would have a dedicated phono input. [ Louis  Jan 10, 2018 ]
    Sure. There are analog inputs (red-white RCA type plugs) on the receiver that could be used to connect to a traditional analog output on a turntable. [ Louis  Jan 10, 2018 ]
    Sorry don't use one.... [ James  Jan 09, 2018 ]
    Yes it has several Aux inputs [ David  Jan 09, 2018 ]
    It does not have a designated phono input. Therefore, to use a turntable one must have a turntable with a built-in preamp (many newer turntables have these). Or, you could use an older turntable without a preamp, and purchase a separate turntable preamp. [ Michael  Jan 09, 2018 ]
    No, you would need to go up to the RX-v683 to get the phono input. [ Karl  Jan 09, 2018 ]
    Kris Yes. Feet are removable .yet my Yamaha RX-V383 without feet is 5" 1/8 tall. Hope this help and top marks on the receiver on my end. Mark [ Mark A.  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    I think you could remove them but it would restrict the air flow for cooling the unit [ James  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Sorry, I am not familiar with your Vizio product. I only have my receiver hooked up to my Speakers and CD player. [ Karl  Dec 05, 2017 ]
    IR I think. You can nicely control it through the HDMI-CEC though. It shuts down and volume is ocntrolled thorugh DirectTV remote and Fire HD sstick when poluged into the receiver.... [ CORWIN M F  Nov 18, 2017 ]
    Using either the AV 1 or AV 2 white/red RCA connections should work fine since the turntable has a preamp. Of course you won't have anything plugged into the yellow video connector for AV 1 or AV 2 in this case. [ Fred  Aug 31, 2017 ]
    If the turntable has a built-in preamp, either of the two line-level inputs would be fine (AV1 or AV2). Also, be sure that the turntable preamp is on, as some of these can be switched off or on, so that the turntable can also be used with a receiver that has a dedicated turntable input, or with an external phono preamp. [ Michael  Aug 31, 2017 ]
    The Analog audio ports red and white. Our turntable came with a short cable and barely makes it. [ Tony  Aug 30, 2017 ]
    There is no best answer for this. Typically 18 or 16 gauge is fine for most installs, and is readily available. Using really "fat" 10 or 12 gauge wire adds no sonic benefit, and, in fact, may be a pain to insert in the speaker connectors of some receivers. I usually use generic 16 gauge speaker wire for most installs, and spend the savings over "designer" cables on good banana plugs, which are truly a timesaver and convenience. [ Michael  Aug 31, 2017 ]
    believe 18 [ Jim  Aug 01, 2017 ]
    Frankly for short runs it doesn't really matter. I use 14 gauge. [ DAVID  Jul 31, 2017 ]

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