Yamaha RX-V581 7.2 AV Network AVReceiver

RX-V581

This 7.2-channel network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ object based surround sound decoding along with the latest in 4K Ultra HD video technologies, built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi to conveniently access music wirelessly from a mobile device, advanced speaker configurations and Zone B audio to provide added system versatility and MusicCast, an application that delivers wireless multiroom audio.

$499.99 $699.99
Sale Ends August 31, 2017

  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • --- 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
  • --- 145 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
  • Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
  • AirPlay®, Spotify®*, Pandora®* music streaming service and AV Controller app
  • *Music service availability varies by region.
  • DSD 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV / AIFF 192kHz / 24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • HDMI® (4 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2 (4 in / 1 out), HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
  • Front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives
  • YPAO™ sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
  • Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection and Speaker Zone B Function
  • Multi-language color OSD capable of displaying cover art
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Features

DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®

Experience dimension. Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. These sound technologies transport you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. These sound technologies allow for music, people and objects to come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.

DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®

Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns

Sound fields galore. Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.

Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns

MusicCast

Multiroom audio. MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.

MusicCast

 

All Your Content

Everything you can imagine. MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth® sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray Disc™ or CD player.

All Your Content

Bluetooth

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

Bluetooth

HDMI CEC

More controllability. Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the AV receiver remote to control player functions like skip and stop.

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

HDMI CEC

4K, HDR and BT.2020

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

4K, HDR and BT.2020

HDMI with 3D and Audio Support

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

HDMI with 3D and Audio Support

Network Functions

Access more. This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the AV receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet radio, Spotify, Pandora® or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones/tablets. 

Network Functions

Wi-Fi Compatible

Stream simply. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

Wi-Fi Compatible

AirPlay

iCompatible. This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from iPod, iPhone, iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile device or computer through your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art inside the AV receiver's on-screen display.

AirPlay

Spotify Connect

Millions of songs. With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify.

The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit www.spotify.com for more details.

Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha home entertainment system for 30 days. Visit http://spotify.com/yamaha for more details.

http://spotify.com/yamaha

Spotify Connect

 

 

AV Controller App

Easy and convenient operation. This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes and much, much more from an iPhone or Android device. Customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. Includes 23 different languages. A tablet version is also available.

AV Controller App

DSP Adjustment

Create sound fields at home. This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls. It is now possible to use the AV Controller App to adjust the DSP parameters of your favorite movie or music album.

DSP Adjustment

Codec Support

Codec compatible. This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. It is also compatible with high-resolution audio codecs such as DSD/AIFF/FLAC/WAV/Apple® Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

Codec Support

Compressed Music Enhancer

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

Compressed Music Enhancer

Gapless Playback

No interruptions. 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 and ALAC file formats, and input from USB/PC/NAS.

Gapless Playback

Sound Optimization

Every room is different. YPAO™ (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and tunes various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

Sound Optimization

Rich Bass Reproduction

Feel your lows. This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

Rich Bass Reproduction

Total Purity

Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Total Purity

Discrete Amp Configuration

Enjoy quality sound. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

Discrete Amp Configuration

SCENE for One-Touch Start

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

SCENE for One-Touch Start

Virtual Presence Speaker

Wide, high and dense sound. CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers three-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers.

Virtual Presence Speaker

Virtual Surround Sound

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

Virtual Surround Sound

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Virtually surround yourself. With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the surround back area of the listening environment.

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Subwoofer Trim

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

Subwoofer Trim

AV SETUP GUIDE

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

AV SETUP GUIDE

Selectable Standby

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

Selectable Standby

ECO Mode

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


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

ECO Mode

Easy Setup

Go smart. Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The app also functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast devices.

Easy Setup

Zone B

Play in a second room. Zone B* audio allows the AV receiver to send 2-channel stereo to a second zone. The main zone will play a 5-channel output while others enjoy the same source in a second room.

* Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone.

Zone B


Specifications

Amplifier Section

  • Channel

7.2

  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)

115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)

  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)

80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)

  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)

145 W (6 ohms, 10% THD)

  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)

120 / 140 / 170 / 190 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP

Yes (3D)

  • DSP Programs

17

  • Dialog Level Adjustment

Yes

  • Virtual Presence Speaker

Yes

  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Yes

  • Dialogue Lift

Yes

  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP

Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)

  • Dolby Atmos

Yes

  • Dolby TrueHD

Yes

  • Dolby Digital Plus

Yes

  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx

Yes

  • DTS:X

Yes

  • DTS-HD Master Audio

Yes

Audio Features

  • Compressed Music Enhancer

Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)

  • YPAO sound optimization

Yes

  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

Yes

  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting

Yes

  • Bi-amp capability

Yes

  • Audio Delay

Yes (0-500 ms)

  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels

Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through

Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)

  • HDMI 3D passthrough

Yes

  • HDMI Audio Return Channel

Yes

  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync

Yes

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output

4 / 1 (HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020 compatible)

  • HDMI CEC

Yes

  • USB Input

USB Memory, Portable Audio Player

  • Network Port

Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi

Yes (with Wireless Direct)

  • AirPlay

Yes

  • Bluetooth

Yes (SBC / AAC)

Extensive Connection

  • Front AV Input

USB / Mini Jack

  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical

1 / 0

  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial

2 / 0

  • Analog Audio Input/Output

4 (front 1) / 0

  • Composite Video Input/Output

4 / 1

  • Preout

Subwoofer (2 x mono)

  • Headphone Output

1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner

Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display

Yes (color OSD)

  • SCENE

SCENE (4 sets)

  • App Control

Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)

  • Remote Control Unit

Yes

Zone Control

  • Zone B Output

Yes

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only)

≤0.1W

  • Auto Power Standby

Yes

  • ECO mode

Yes

  • Dimensions

(W x H x D) 17-1/8” x 6-3/8” x 12-7/8” (with antenna: 17-1/8” x 8-3/4” x 12-7/8”); 435 x 161 x 327 mm (with antenna: 435 x 221 x 327 mm)

  • Weight

17.9 lbs.; 8.1 kg