Yamaha RX-V477BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha RX-V477BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver
Key Features
  • Up to 115W Per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Discrete Amp Configuration
  • YPAO Sound Optimization
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
Experience dynamic multichannel audio from a variety of sources with the Yamaha RX-V477BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver. This receiver delivers up to 115W per channel and features a discrete amplifier design for enhanced sound quality. Yamaha YPAO EQ technology is onboard to help you tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening space with the included setup microphone. The receiver's front panel USB port is compatible with Apple devices like iPhones and iPods, and can also be used to connect other USB music sources.
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Yamaha RX-V477BL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 24K Ultra HD Pass-Through
  • 3HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • 4HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
  • 5Discrete Amp Configuration
  • 6Network Functions
  • 7AirPlay Music Streaming
  • 8Spotify Connect
  • 9HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming
  • 10AV Controller App
  • 11USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
  • 12Virtual CINEMA FRONT
  • 13Extra Bass
  • 14YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Set Up
  • 15HD Audio with CINEMA DSP
  • 16DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
  • 17Gapless Playback
  • 18Compressed Music Enhancer
  • 19Total Purity Concept
  • 20Subwoofer Trim Control
  • 21SCENE for One-touch Start
  • 22ECO Mode
  • 23Selectable Auto Power Down
  • 24Additional Features

Experience dynamic multichannel audio from a variety of sources with the Yamaha RX-V477BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver. This receiver delivers up to 115W per channel and features a discrete amplifier design for enhanced sound quality. Yamaha YPAO EQ technology is onboard to help you tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening space with the included setup microphone. The receiver's front panel USB port is compatible with Apple devices like iPhones and iPods, and can also be used to connect other USB music sources.

The Yamaha RX-V477BL features Apple AirPlay for wireless music streaming from compatible devices. You can also use the receiver's Ethernet port for Internet connectivity, once connected you can take advantage of the receiver's enhanced network features like Pandora, Spotify and DLNA content sharing.

Built-in 3D and 4K pass-through allows you to connect 3D and 4K video sources to the receiver without signal loss. Six HDMI inputs are onboard for connecting high-definition video and audio sources. There is also an integrated HDMI output for displaying video on an external display. Additionally, this receiver decodes high-resolution surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.

4K Ultra HD Pass-Through

This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including pass-through of 4K Ultra HD. 4K Ultra HD refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K Ultra HD data from the source to the monitor for enhanced image clarity.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable with no need for an extra optical cable.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop. All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not be compatible.

Discrete Amp Configuration

This AV receiver was designed with a focus on achieving high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contributes to enhanced audio performance.

Network Functions

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora, Spotify and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

AirPlay Music Streaming

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art via AV receiver's on-screen display. Album art support may vary, please check with the manufacturer for details.

Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to a vast library of songs. And you can stream those songs to your Yamaha receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit "play" to start streaming music. Furthermore, when you're listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your receiver so you can enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming

HTC Connect lets you stream music to your AV receiver wirelessly. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into select HTC phones. Simply swiping the HTC phone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's local music sources or third party music sources.

AV Controller App

This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use it in multiple languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version of the app is also available.

USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference for optimal audio playback. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod / iPhone music playback functions.


With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you can enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

Extra Bass

Yamaha's low-range enhancement technology delivers rich bass 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.

YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Set Up

YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP

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

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. You can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, basic and advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

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.

Compressed Music Enhancer

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

Total Purity Concept

The Total Purity Concept encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. This model has a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. It also has independent pure 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.

Subwoofer Trim Control

The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This is designed to produce a clean, 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 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.

SCENE for One-touch Start

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.

ECO Mode

Yamaha's ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

Selectable Auto Power Down

Auto power down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

Additional Features

  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
  • DLNA content sharing with other DLNA-compatible devices
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
  • Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24 Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
  • Yamaha RX-V477BL Specs

    Main Unit
    Nominal Output LevelsRated Output Power (1 kHz, 1ch driven):
    115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
    Rated Output Power (1 kHz, 2ch driven):
    95 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD
    Rated Output Power (20 Hz-20 kHz, 2ch driven):
    80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
    Maximum Output Level(8/6/4/2 ohms): 110/130/160/180 W
    DAC TypeBurr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels
    Audio Delay0 - 500 ms
    TunerFM / AM
    Surround SoundCINEMA DSP (3D), DSP Programs, Virtual Presence Speaker, SILENT CINEMA, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
    Graphical User InterfaceColor on-screen display
    Inputs6x HDMI
    1x Optical
    2x Digital coaxial
    2x Component video
    4x Composite video
    3x Stereo RCA
    1x 3.5 mm auxiliary (YPAO)
    1x USB
    Outputs1x HDMI
    1x Component video
    2x Composite video
    1x Stereo RCA
    1x Audio preout (Subwoofer)
    1x Headphones
    1x USB DC
    Other Ports1x Ethernet
    1x FM tuner antenna
    1x AM tuner antenna
    Power ConsumptionStandby (IR Only): ≤0.1 W
    Dimensions17.1 x 6.4 x 12.4" (43.4 x 16.3 x 31.5 cm)
    Weight17.6 lb (8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight20.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.75 x 15.5 x 9"
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    can I connect a turntable to this receiver?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It would be possible using RCA jack plug in with AV channel 4,5, or 6
    Answered by: Denise B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    how does spotify connect work on this receiver?
    Asked by: Philip
    Sorry, don't know
    Answered by: DALE M L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    does it have voltage selection switch for 220v ac?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    According to Yamaha's manual the general model only has a voltage selector switch. I just checked my receiver and it does not have a switch. I don't know how you buy a general model .
    Answered by: Richard I.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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