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Yamaha RX-V483

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and MusicCast

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Our take on the Yamaha RX-V483

The Yamaha RX-V483 delivers an exciting 5.1-channel surround sound experience that complements the breathtaking clarity of 4K video. This value-packed receiver also offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer.

A sound choice for movies and music

The Yamaha RX-V483 delivers an exciting 5.1-channel surround sound experience that complements the breathtaking clarity of 4K video. This value-packed receiver also offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer.

Loads of wireless listening options

Built-in support for streaming services like Spotify®, TIDAL, and Pandora® lets you play and control your favorite music directly through the receiver. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device, and Bluetooth adds even more streaming flexibility. You can even stream audio from the receiver to a set of Bluetooth headphones — great for late-night listening.

MusicCast lets you choose how to listen

Setting up a whole home wireless music system has never been easier. This receiver's built-in MusicCast technology lets you add audio playback in up to nine additional rooms with compatible Yamaha wireless speakers and sound bars.

MusicCast lets you stream music from your personal collection, internet radio, and streaming services. You can also play Bluetooth sources, sound from your TV, and even CDs and vinyl. The free MusicCast Controller app makes it easy to access your music and control what you have playing in different rooms.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 80 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)
    • DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
      • parameters can be customized using Yamaha's AV Controller app
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • Wireless Direct lets you stream music and control the player from a smartphone or tablet without a wireless home network
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
      • support for TIDAL and Deezer available via May 2017 firmware update
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole home audio
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • gapless playback of WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers
    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 streamed through Bluetooth
    • 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 HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 3 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
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • free Yamaha AV Controller app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 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 6-3/8"H x 12-7/8"D (8-3/4"H with Wi-Fi antenna raised)
    • weight: 17.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV534)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone
    • WLAN/Bluetooth antenna (installed)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • MusicCast brochure
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note
    • Spotify Connect brochure
    • MusicCast brochure

    Satisfied with this product. It could be better and maybe with some programming it can be better still. The quiet is good.

    Clare, Holualoa, HI


    Yamaha RX-V483 Reviews

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    (38 Reviews)

    Quiet is good

    Clare from Holualoa, HI on 8/10/2018

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    Satisfied with this product. It could be better and maybe with some programming it can be better still. The quiet is good.

    Pros: Low noise. Quiet when there is intended to be quiet. Setup is easy. It has all the connect features most people would want, WiFi, Bluetooth, LAN, FM/AM, 4 HDMI in, optical audio, HDMI Arc TV, USB.

    Cons: No pass through on GUI from server connection, at least that I have found so far. Maybe there's an App for that somewhere? You are stuck with Yamaha's file folder interface. It does pass through the network the album covers if that is in the meta tags.

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    Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 8/7/2018

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    my refurb / open box looks as good as new! works perfect for my needs.



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    Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 7/22/2018

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    Excellent receiver



    Great value - love it!

    Lenny from Parker, CO on 7/9/2018

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    Fantastic value! Love the sound quality and connectivity of this receiver. As I type this, I am listening to my Pandora Baroque music station (via the receiver's built-in wi-fi) and loving it. Easy to control using my iPad and the MusicCast app. Paired with my old Yamaha bookshelf speakers and a used 100 W Yamaha subwoofer (with the 10" driver) that I picked up used online for $130, I could not be more pleased. I would not consider myself an audiophile, but I think this system sounds great whether watching Star Wars, listening to Megahan Trainer (enable bass enhance!) or my light classical. Perfectly clear, balanced sound, practically out of the box. On screen setup makes configurations simple. (Note that an attached TV is required for setup.).

    Pros: Sound quality, connectivity,

    Cons: Hard to read button labels.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bethesda, MD on 6/23/2018

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    I have this receiver hooked up to two B&M speakers replacing a forty year old Yamaha receiver which has always functioned well including today. I wanted to be able to control the receiver from my living room instead of waling back and forth from my den where the old Yamaha receiver was situated. All worked all very well with minimum setup effort. Bert Simson



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    Crutchfield customer from Moca, PR on 6/1/2018

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    Good receiver



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    Dave from Eight Mile, AL on 5/22/2018

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    Excellent. LOVE IT. But very lacking in hook up instructions! Thank God 4 Crutchfield Tech. Support!!!

    Pros: GREAT sound & function.

    Cons: Hook up instructions.

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    Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 5/21/2018

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    has met all my expectations



    Great sound

    Crutchfield customer from Sauquoit, NY on 4/3/2018

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    Great sound from the TV and music is awesome. Easy to set up and enjoy!



    USB playback substandard

    Richard from Tucson, AZ on 3/31/2018

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    Very disappointed to find the USB playback will not shuffle play across folders, only within any folders. I use USB to carry my music between home and car. Hard to believe my car player does a better job.



    Good specs, some functions and app need improving

    Jeff from Herndon, VA on 3/25/2018

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    The amplifier is great. I only have two complaints. One is that the "Scenes" are locked on the inputs - I can't set "Scene 1" to HDMI 1 Drama DSP and "Scene 2" to HDMI 1 Sci Fi DSP. The second is the android app - It sometimes can't find the receiver, unless I reboot my tablet. Also, I cannot find where the playlists for the internal music server (the music function in the upper right hand corner). I would love to be able to use (or even share) playlists with PowerAmp or other music players.

    Pros: The ability to control my receiver via an app is why I bought this device. It works well, mostly.

    Cons: Would like some more flexibility in the control functions.

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    Casey from Colfax, IA on 3/18/2018

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    So far so good...



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    Les from Tulare, CA on 3/12/2018

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    It works great, thanks to aid of your troops at chuchfield



    Affordable Yamaha Quality

    Jeffrey Gulley from Fort Wayne, IN on 3/11/2018

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    Very well made at a affordable price. Replaced another Yamaha that I had for 12 years.

    Pros: Easy to use, easy to set up, easy upgrade to 4K HDR.

    Cons: None

    Features galore.

    Steve from WI on 3/5/2018

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    4 out of 5 because the instructions were a bit incomplete. Thanks to the professionals at Crutchfield, I got it set up how I needed it. really good receiver!

    Pros: Really good product.

    Cons: Instructions left something to be desired.

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    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 2/26/2018

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    I only use the basic functions of this receiver but I really like what I see so far. This receiver is capable of far more than I will ever use. Recommended.



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    Crutchfield customer from Medfield, MA on 2/14/2018

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    Solid overall receiver; good sound & easy setup. Wired connectivity not as thorough as others (no component video, limited hdmi ports). Having some trouble with older gaming system hdmi video feed being altered when run through receiver. Ability to use AVR remote to control other components limited compared to other receivers I've used. Overall solid value.



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    Norm from Marathon, FL on 2/11/2018

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    This receiver along with Klipsch speakers will blow you away.

    Pros: Outstanding sound & features

    Cons: You'll be sorry you waited so long to buy this

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    Crutchfield customer from Monument, CO on 2/4/2018

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    Everything works as expected. Setup was straightforward and the app works well.



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    Joshua from Akron, OH on 1/21/2018

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    Easy set up to internet. Clear powerful sound even when you turn up at higher volume. In my opinion the Best feature is the Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth to phone ,Alexa awesome!



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    Crutchfield customer from Harleysville, PA on 1/2/2018

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    Excellent value for the $$



    Quality Receiver

    Anthony from Miami, FL on 12/29/2017

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    Very easy to setup and app makes connecting to multiple sources (iPhone, iMac, internet radio, etc.) very simple. Highly recommend this product.

    Pros: Easy setup App


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    Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 12/24/2017

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    Works great, easy to install and configure. Wish there was an extra HDMI connection but it's not really necessary. Just a backup. Highly recommend.



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    Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, TX on 12/14/2017

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    Did a lot of research and found this amp to be just what I needed for our small space. Since I value fidelity over volume, this unit fits the bill. My only issue is that it's nearly impossible to read the front panel because of the designer's choice of non-contrasting labeling. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.



    Great Surround sound!

    Jeff from Newtonville, MA on 12/12/2017

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    A very flexible, centralizing piece of AV equipment. Have only just begun to use all the features. Simple to hook up (including WiFi) with well-labeled, solid connectors, especially speaker wire connectors. Panoramic mike for one-time sound-level setting was a bit mind-blowing. Works seamlessly with TV that has internet smarts/streaming, cable set-top box, and Blu-Ray player, with room for many more items, including gaming and camera connections, wired or wireless with BlueTooth and WiFi other AV equipement.

    Pros: Ease and features

    Cons: didn't buy it sooner!

    Nice price ,,,but,,,,

    Johnny T. from Foristell, MO on 11/23/2017

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    An acceptable price but set up does not have true "change" quality. Meaning,,, I reduced the front and center speaker so I could hear the rear. A small change but, but not much. With that said, with the max rear volume and less than 1/2 on front and center you do not hear true quality from the front.

    Pros: Fair price

    Cons: Poor ability to balance the speakers

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    Crutchfield customer from Sikeston, MO on 11/7/2017

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    Love it



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    Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 11/1/2017

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    This receiver has far more features than I will probably ever use. So why am I giving it only 4 stars? Problems connecting wifi with this unit. The problem is that when I turn on the receiver in the morning get dreaded message "Network not available". Only solution seems to be unplugging unit for a few minutes to reset it and then plug it back in. Not convenient having to move the entertainment center every morning. My Roku stick and Grace internet receiver never experience these drops. This is the work-around courtesy of Spotify user forum: 10/29/2017 Solved: Spotify Connect & Yamaha Reciever problems - See t... - The Spotify Community 3/15 1: Copy all your network information from your receiver (Press setup on your remote -> Go to network setup -> Information -> Write your network settings down except DNS) 2: Turn off the DHCP-setting (Setup -> Network Setup -> IP-adress -> DHCP OFF (When you turn DHCP to OFF you can press the down button afterwards)) 3: Change your IP-Adress, Subnet and Gateway to the values you've written down before. Then change DNS (P) to and DNS (S) to This is the dns to Google. 4: Exit the setup by pressing the return button. Now the problem should be gone connect should work as before. My note: you may have to setup a static ip address at router based on mac addre



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    Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 10/15/2017

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    Great receiver, easy to set up.



    Good Product

    Crutchfield customer from Christiantsted, VI on 9/18/2017

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    I have owned several Yamaha products and have always found them to be good values. The RX-V483 is no exception. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, but for my 5.1, small room video projector system it does the job well and has a lot of bang for the buck. I see some reviewers complain about the remote, but I use a Harmony hub to control everything and it recognized this right away.



    Movies, Music, Concerts!

    Ed from New York on 9/14/2017

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    Awesome! Yamaha means Great Quality! It took me a while to shop for AV Receiver since I want one not only great for movies but for music. This is a powerful AV receiver which does its job on giving me great sound effect on Movies, but I have to say I really enjoy using it for Music. It is perfectly paired with the Yamaha CD Player I bought. The built of the Receiver is solid and it is very easy to set up the sound with YPAO. Love the APPs that pair with the system (Music Cast, AV Controller and AV Guide).

    Pros: Economical! Solid performance! Great Entry Level Receiver! Easy to Set up!

    Cons: It would be great to have 2 more HDMI inputs... U can get that with a higher model such as 683.

    great AVR

    Bruce from Titusville, FL on 8/28/2017

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    Works as described. Has more features than I will probably ever use. Really like the Net Radio.

    Pros: Many features. Easy to set up; very intuitive and great display helps.

    Cons: For throughput of cable box, need to turn off when unit is on the HDMI input of the box. Cannot control AVR with Cable remote; remote will only turn off and control volume but will not turn AVR on or control any other feature of unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 8/22/2017

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    This reciever did not marry together my smart tv and direct tv genie as I would have hoped. With extensive discussions with Crutchfield tech support team; unable to turn on all three compenents with one button & begin watching. Have to go through a series commands on Yamaha remote to start the viewing. Not exactly as I invisioned. A pain to educate the family all steps involved. Should have bought something else.



    Crutchfield response on 8/22/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get it working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund within 60 days of the purchase.

    Love this unit

    Bob from Columbus, OH on 7/26/2017

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    The Yamaha is excellent. Very nice sound, easy set up. It just works. This replaced an older Yamaha that was finally failing after several years. The new features on this unit, like Apple airplay and full Bluetooth, are easy to use and nice to have. The YPAO automatic adjustment was a breeze and gave me a nicely tuned system. Absolutely perfect for a modestly priced receiver.

    Pros: Superior value at a low price

    Cons: None at all.

    Poor radio apps and poor FM reception

    George from Waldorf, MD on 7/19/2017

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    I wanted a 5.1 receiver with wifi and bluetooth. I expected to get good FM reception and internet radio. I was disappointed in both. It does not directly support Spotify with Tidal and Deezer both subscription services. After a firmware update, Pandora is supported. I had thought this receiver would support IHeart or Slacker or AccuRadio or other additional free radio apps but no, I must use my mobile device or tablet app to receive the stations and then bluetooth to play through the receiver. Also I disappointed with the FM receiver sensitivity. I cannot receive stations from Fredericksburg (35 miles to the south) nor from Baltimore (25 miles to the north) even though I can receive them on all other radios in the house and car! I've tried placing the long line antenna in every conceivable position but to no avail. Lastly are the littel annoyances. On the remote, the TV button selects AUDIO1 as the input. I had to reprogram it to HDMI 2 for the cable box. I needed access to much of the manual and without a laptop computer it is near impossible to read and program the necessary features of the receiver. I know Yamaha is trying to reduce paper but a hard copy of the manual is required if you want to get the most out of the receiver. I think there are better equipped Audio/Video receivers then the Yamaha RX-V483.

    Pros: Sounds good

    Cons: Poor FM sensitivity and lacks internet music apps

    Crutchfield response on 7/24/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to George to help him further. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kailua Kona, HI on 6/13/2017

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    Don't like that all the surround channels have 5 individual volume controls, too much work to adjust. If the (front left and right) (center) (surround left and right) were the volume sets it would be perfect. The HDMI pass through only works if you first turn on the receiver then turn it off to use televisions own speakers, a pass thru should just pass through when the receiver is off. The bluetooth works great. Wish there was a bass and treble analog dial controls. Sound is good.

    Pros: Sound is good

    Cons: HDMI pass thru is not a true pass thru No analog Bass and Treble controls

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    Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MD on 6/12/2017

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    An OK AV receiver for the price. Timely firmware updates is a plus. However, while it has standby pass-through on the HDMI, it does not "automatically" use the pass-through that sees signal. You have to remember to revert back to the TV input each time, or it won't pass TV signal through. My 8 year old Pioneer receiver would automatically switch back!

    Pros: Price True 5.1

    Cons: HDMI passthrough is awkward. Must be set to the input you want before poering off

    Awesome App

    Joe from St Louis, MO on 5/15/2017

    I was blown away by how much I love this AV receiver. My old Marantz was working just fine but when I move to a more open concept house putting speakers up was totally not possible. So I put all the speakers up front and delayed the surround sound backs a little. It was okay. However, I had a few issues with this. First my center speaker was having a difficult time filling the space. I upgraded it to the Polk Audio TSi CS10 which I got here at Crutchfield. Still I had to turn volume up to loud and disturb the rest of the house. I'm writing the review which I normally don't do because I can't believe I'm the only was with this issue. Enter the Yamaha RX-V483. I pre-ordered this because some of it's features. I wanted the virtual surround and liked that is was only a 5-1 which saved on the price. What I didn't expect was how much I would love the Yahama AV controller app.

    Pros: The APP - you can control the entire receiver from any smart phone The Virtual surround - It works great. I don't know how and don't care. Probably won't be good enough for an audiophile but perfect for the rest of us. Center Channel Trim - You can add a little extra volume to the dialog so you can hear whispers in an action movie with waking house. MusicCast - Didn't even know what this was until I got the receiver. Now I'm putting speaker in other parts of the house because I can.

    Cons: You can change the DSP from the app. There are plenty of options and you can even customize it a little to fit your sitting arrangement. You can make it sound awesome. The con about this is. Every movie or sports program requires a different DSP to sound awesome. There is no "GOOD Enough" setting to set and forget, IMHO.


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    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 Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Alexa-compatible Yes
    Google Home-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    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 Yes
    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) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-5/16
    Depth (inches) 13-3/16
    Weight (pounds) 17.9
    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 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 4
    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
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Multiroom Playback
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    Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    Yamaha's Total Purity Concept: The Yamaha RX-V483 AV Receiver incorporates Yamaha's Total Purity Concept for the finest sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology, and independent pure power supplies. As a result, this AV receiver can provide high-quality sound for your movie & music soundtracks.

    • High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete power amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize distortion of the receiver. The Yamaha RX-V483 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability.
    • High Purity Pre-Amplification: The Yamaha RX-V483 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality. The 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.
    • Anti-Vibration Technology: The AV receiver's anti-vibration heatsinks suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure.
    • Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry.

    Amplifier Assignment: The Yamaha RX-V483 allows you to assign its five amplifier channels for surround speakers, bi-amped front speakers, or Zone B speakers.

    • Surround (5.1ch): Five speakers are powered in the main room; including Front Left/Right, Center, & Surround Left/Right.
    • Bi-Amp (3.1ch): Three speakers are powered in the main room (Front Left/Right & Center) with the surround amplifier channels reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement, each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier.
    • Zone B (3.1ch): Zone B allows the AV receiver to send 2-channel stereo audio to speakers in a second room. The main zone will be limited to 3-channel output, while the same source is played back in 2ch stereo in a another room. Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone. You can choose for the Main Zone & Zone B to share the same volume setting or have independent volume control. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to the second listening area.

    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 17 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, 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-V483 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.

    • Cinema DSP 3D w/ VPS: The actually measured soundfield data in recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound images. Cinema DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room. With the power of Cinema DSP 3D technology and the Virtual Presence Speaker (VPS) mode, the receiver virtually reproduces the height of the 3D soundfield without actually having front presence speakers.
    • 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.

    HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-V483 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are 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.

    • Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP processing.
    • Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and dims the front-panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the subwoofer.

    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, & Bluetooth (SBC/AAC). The Yamaha receiver's Compressed Music Enhancer feature is even optimized for Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. 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-V483 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-V483 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-V483 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-V483 AV receiver is fitted with binding-post speaker terminals and a mono-sub/LFE output, along with a front-panel headphone jack.

    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for all speaker outputs. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. 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-V483 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-V483 features a front-panel Aux input (3.5mm) for connecting your portable audio player with a headphone output.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha RX-V483 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-V483 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 Yamaha RX-V483 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 require a firmware update.

    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-V483 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-V483 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-V483'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.
    • Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V483 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote control. So, there's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.

    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 Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V483, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio via the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Aux input, Network, or Bluetooth.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server, AirPlay, MusicCast, and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    Online Music Services: The Yamaha RX-V483 offers access to Internet Radio through its built-in Airable by TuneIn, your Spotify Premium account through Spotify Connect on your Apple iOS or Android device, and your Pandora, TIDAL, or Deezer music account through Yamaha's MusicCast app.

    • Airable by TuneIn: You can listen to Internet radio stations using Airable by TuneIn. Search worldwide internet radio content by Genre, Language, Location, Quality, Popularity, or do a keyword search.
    • Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app (premium account required) on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
    • Pandora: Pandora is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch between favorites.
    • TIDAL: Tidal is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.

    DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha RX-V483 AV receiver supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include - WAV/FLAC/AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), MP3/WMA/AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).

    • DLNA Certified: The RX-V483 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your home network. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the RX-V483 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). The AV receiver supports the following DLNA music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.
    • WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your mobile device.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V483 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V483 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. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

    Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as, Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, or Safari 7.x is recommended for web browser.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

    AirPlay/Bluetooth/USB Integration

    AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha RX-V483 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.

    • Bluetooth Receiver: The RX-V483 incorporates Bluetooth A2DP & AVRCP, so you can wirelessly stream stored music & music apps from a Bluetooth-enabled device; like your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop to the AV receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the receiver offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of  music streamed from your Apple iPod/Phone/iPad. Song/artist information will be displayed on your HDMI connected TV's screen and the front-panel of the receiver. You'll you be able to control basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the receiver's remote; advance music browsing still has to be done from your Bluetooth source device.
    • Bluetooth 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 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.

    USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of 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. Compatible music files include:

    • DSD (2.8MHz/5.6MHz)
    • AIFF/FLAC/WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
    • ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit)
    • MP3/WMA/AAC (up to 48kHz/320kpbs)
    Note: The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.

    Multiroom Playback

    MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio Streaming: This AV receiver supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast App for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+. You'll be able to stream the receiver's tuner, inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your MusicCast products' sources to the AV receiver. MusicCast supports the following source content.

    • Analog & Digital Sources: The receiver's HDMI, optical/coaxial digital, and analog input sources can be played back over the MusicCast eco-system. Multi-channel content (5.1ch/7.1ch) is down-mixed to 2-channel sound for playback in other rooms without affecting the master room.
    • Hi-Res Audio (via USB or DLNA): MusicCast supports Hi-Res audio via USB or DLNA. The MusicCast system is compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz. When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom audio playback, the Master room device's playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz.
    • Online Music Services & Tuner: MusicCast offers support for Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, Napster & Airable. However, the RX-V483 has limited support of only Airable, Spotify Connect, & Pandora. In addition the receiver's AM/FM tuner can be distributed across multiple MusicCast speakers.
    • Bluetooth: The receiver's Bluetooth source (SBC codec only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth audio can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. The MusicCast enabled receiver can also stream out non-Bluetooth sources to most any Bluetooth speaker or headphones (regardless of manufacture), making it convenient to expand MusicCast to your existing audio products.
    • Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected to your home's wireless network (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz).
    • If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").

    Zone B: Zone B allows the AV receiver to send 2-channel stereo audio to speakers in a second room. The main zone will be limited to 3-channel output, while the same source is played back in 2ch stereo in a another room. Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone. You can choose for the Main Zone & Zone B to share the same volume setting or have independent volume control. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to the second listening area.

    Note: Zone B does not allow you to play a different source than the main zone.

    Remote + App Control

    AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App on to your Apple (iOS 9.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone/tablet and turn your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha AV receiver.

    • Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
    • DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1) Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
    • Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
    • Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, you can browse music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the content to the Yamaha A/V receiver for playback.
    • Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track.

    MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded onto your Apple (iOS 9.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS 4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

    • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
    • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio, Bluetooth; as well as analog & digital inputs - including HDMI & USB.
    • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app. You can also browse music files on your USB-connected thumbdrive.
    • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
    • Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app.
    • Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.

    AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App onto your Apple (iOS 6.0+) iPad or Android (OS 4.0+) tablet for assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver for quick and easy setup.

    Remote Control: 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.

    HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): 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.

    Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system using voice commands. A firmware update (available early 2018), will be available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).

    • Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast products simultaneously.
    • Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or AV receiver and the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
    Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V483 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.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V483 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.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.

    Favorites: You can register up to 40 favorite USB music files, internet radio stations, and/or other network music content as shortcuts ("Favorites") and access them directly. Only the input source will be registered for Bluetooth and AirPlay.

    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?

    I choose the RX-V483 for the music cast and the small room set up I have [ Paul  May 26, 2018 ]
    Need 5.1, 4K and HDCP 2.2. The price is right, has some extra features that I think I will utilize. I trust Yamaha as a brand over other entry level offerings. [ Joshua  Apr 06, 2018 ]
    Apple air-play compatibility [ C  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    I have an older model upgrading for 4k smart tv [ DALE A  Mar 13, 2018 ]
    Have another Yamaha RX receiver already and like the network capability. [ DAN C  Mar 06, 2018 ]
    I have an 80's vintage NAD receiver that I love. Unfortunately, it came along well before HDMI so I need a replacement. I need a basic unit and this Yamaha seems to be what I need. I grew up in the music business so I'm familiar with Yamaha quality. (Also owned one of their motorcycles!) I look forward to HDMI, 4K, and loud rock! [ Mallory  Mar 05, 2018 ]
    This product met my price point. [ shawn  Mar 04, 2018 ]
    I provided Chad with details as to my current configuration/environment and what i was hoping to accomplish. Chad came back with a product/solution he felt would be the best solution for my needs. I appreciate his configuring a solution for me which met my objectives without buying more than what was needed for my environment. [ J DAVID  Mar 03, 2018 ]
    I want my receiver control my cable dvd player might need to talk to somebody about this system [ Terrance  Mar 02, 2018 ]
    replace current Yamaha receiver [ JEFFREY  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    I only needed a 5.1 for this application. This unit seemed to have the most features for price in it's class. [ Steve  Feb 08, 2018 ]
    Prefer this solution over Denon's and Sony's WiFi solutions. Using Yamaha's MusicCast, we can play music from the turntable and other sources over WiFi to a MusicCast capable speaker in the office at the other end of the house without having to run 100' of speaker cable. [ Adam  Feb 05, 2018 ]
    Sale price with the right feature set! [ Don  Jan 05, 2018 ]
    4K upscaling and many years of happiness with Yamaha products [ Richard  Dec 23, 2017 ]
    AirPlay is awesome [ Gregory  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    After speaking with a Crutchfield I was able to determine that this would be a perfect match for the needs we have for a replacement home stereo receiver with bluetooth capability. It's awesome to have such a valuable retailer of this wonderful product line and speak with pros who know their stuff and can be so supportive. Very Happy Customer!!! Jay Wiley [ Jay  Dec 09, 2017 ]
    features and value [ Stephen  Dec 05, 2017 ]
    fits my needs [ Lalko  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    Was recommended by Crutchfield advisor [ Vinay  Oct 28, 2017 ]
    Excellent Value! So many great features and Yamaha makes a quality product. [ Scott  Oct 20, 2017 ]
    Needed to replace my 29 year old Yamaha receiver to be compatible with my new Samsung TV! Yamaha makes wonderful receivers, pianos, guitars. [ J  Oct 15, 2017 ]
    I used to have a Yamaha, but it exploded/melted down. Bought a Sony. Piece of crap. So, I went back to a quality product. [ Frank L.  Aug 18, 2017 ]
    Recommend by Clarence [ Jeffrey  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    quality [ Todd  Aug 10, 2017 ]
    Good fit to replace an aging Denon AVR-790 [ William  Aug 09, 2017 ]
    C/Net recommendation; feature vs. price better than competition for my needs. [ aegisprncs  Jul 15, 2017 ]
    Need a good basic receiver, this one is. [ Todd  Jul 12, 2017 ]
    upgrade existing receiver to handle HDMI and upgrade whole house music wiring to wireless. Works good so far. Some dropped music at times especially when 3 linked stations to the base. had issue with getting lip sync to work correctly on TV, but as always crutchfield support are there to help, had to call Yamaha for solution, then called me back and didn't let me off the line until we verified everything working. [ DAVID A  Jul 06, 2017 ]
    Recommended by advisor Stone. [ Douglas  Jun 01, 2017 ]
    I've been looking for a new digital solution for my (mainly music) system. HDMI for occasional Roku, Tidal streaming, coax for my aging Linn CD player, analog input for my turntable. I'm not ready to drop serious cash on a DAC that will integrate with my existing stereo amp and include HDMI input (think the $2000 NAD M51). This Yamaha offers all the functionality I need in one box, I've not heard the amp section but I'm hoping it's at least as good as a budget NAD 316BEE. [ STEVE  May 14, 2017 ]
    brand, impressed that it is still the company that made the piano that it will be near. Also big display, lots of power and bluetooth [ steven  May 09, 2017 ]
    HDR-compatible/Dolby Vision compatibility [ Marc  May 09, 2017 ]

    6 questions already asked

    It must be connected to a TV during the initial setup and any time you need to change that setup later. After that, you could get by without the TV and use this receiver to play audio from a turntable on 2 speakers My Bio: [ Paul  Jul 03, 2018 ]  Staff
    According to owners manual 120v only for US and Canadian models. The so-called general version and Asia model are variable to 240v. [ Gregory  Jun 15, 2018 ]
    While Yamaha does offer a 240V option for other parts of the world, the USA and Canada model is 120V, 60 Hz. [ JOSEPH  Jun 15, 2018 ]
    Yes you can turn the unit on and off with the app, and you can also make adjustments to your speakers, and subwoofer. I don't use Alexa, so unfortunately I can't answer [ John David  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    The Yamaha Android app will turn the unit on and off, plus control input selection, volume, etc. provided you are on the same WiFi network as the receiver. I cannot answer the Alexa question as I do not own one. [ JOSEPH  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    Enter an answer to this question.Unfortunately I don't have any experience with Alexa or Android apps so am not qualifier to respond to this question. [ Gregory  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    No the unit has to be for the app to connect [ Anthony  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    I believe so. I know for a fact the IOS app does. You do have to be on the same WIFI for it to work though. [ BERT  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    Yes [ Anthony  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    heitht including base legs is 6-3/4. [ ROBERTA  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    Yes: "The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V483, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio via the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Aux input, Network, or Bluetooth." You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  May 24, 2017 ]  Staff
    You sure can use this receiver to send out audio over Bluetooth to just about any Bluetooth speaker or even bluetooth headphones! I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Paul  May 16, 2017 ]  Staff