Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)

Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)
Key Features
  • Up to 80W Per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • YPAO Multipoint Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
  • Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound and wireless connectivity with your favorite speaker system and the black Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It has Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay built-in for wireless connection to your compatible smart devices. The receiver outputs 80W per channel at 8 Ohms and features YPAO multipoint sound optimization to tailor the sound to your environment. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to create a more 3-dimensional sound space.
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Yamaha RX-V581BL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
  • 3Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns
  • 4MusicCast Multiroom Audio
  • 5Bluetooth
  • 74K, HDR, and BT.2020
  • 8Wi-Fi Compatible
  • 9AirPlay
  • 10Spotify Connect
  • 11AV Controller App
  • 12DSP Adjustment
  • 13Codec Support
  • 14Compressed Music Enhancer
  • 15Gapless Playback
  • 16YPAO Sound Optimization
  • 17Rich Bass Reproduction
  • 18Total Purity
  • 19Discrete Amp Configuration
  • 20SCENE for One-Touch Start
  • 21Virtual Presence Speaker
  • 22Virtual Surround Sound
  • 23Virtual Presence Speaker
  • 24Subwoofer Trim Control
  • 26Easy Setup
  • 27Zone B
  • 28Audio Features
  • 29Video Features
  • 30Network Functions
  • 31Advanced Features
  • 32Surround Realism
  • 33Eco-Friendly Design

Enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound and wireless connectivity with your favorite speaker system and the black Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It has Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay built-in for wireless connection to your compatible smart devices. The receiver outputs 80W per channel at 8 Ohms and features YPAO multipoint sound optimization to tailor the sound to your environment. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to create a more 3-dimensional sound space.

In addition to Bluetooth and AirPlay, the RX-V581 has four HDMI inputs and one output, all of which support 4K, 3D, and ARC. It also has a USB port on the front for the playback of files stored on flash drives. Built-in Wi-Fi will allow you to wirelessly connect to your computer or NAS for playback of your stored files.

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
These sound technologies are designed to create a multidimensional sound that fills your room with richness and depth. They allow for music, people, and objects to come alive in enhanced detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.
Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns
Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that's geared towards your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.
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 A/V receiver in your main entertainment room for a wired home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, soundbars, or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly. MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services, Internet radio, Bluetooth sources, your TV sound, and external sources attached to your A/V receiver, such as a Blu-ray Disc or CD player.
This receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other compatible devices.
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC-compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote to control player functions like skip and stop.
4K, HDR, and BT.2020
The RX-V581 supports the pass-through transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second. Enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation, along with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports the wider color gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.
Wi-Fi Compatible
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio from your Windows computer, NAS, and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay, and more, but also allows for control of the receiver.
This receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or Windows computer. 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, and album art on the receiver's on-screen display.
Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to the RX-V581 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 A/V receiver, preventing interruptions to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify. The Spotify app and a premium account are required.
AV Controller App
This 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 more from an iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet. Customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. It includes 23 different languages.
DSP Adjustment
This receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize DSP technologies. 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.
Codec Support
This 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, and Apple Lossless. You can enjoy these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer employs digital signal processing using algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Gapless Playback
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files, providing playback with no interruptions.
YPAO Sound Optimization
YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and tunes various audio parameters for optimal sound in just a few minutes.
Rich Bass Reproduction
This low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from smaller-sized speakers while maintaining localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, this feature 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.
Total Purity
The Total Purity Concept encompasses high-drive amp technology, high-purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology, and independent power supplies. This model has discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt 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.
Discrete Amp Configuration
This receiver was designed with a focus on achieving high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its audio performance.
SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the 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
Virtual Presence Speaker
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 use of actual speakers.
Virtual Surround Sound
Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, you can enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with all of the speakers placed in the front of the room.
Virtual Presence Speaker
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 use of actual speakers.
Subwoofer Trim Control
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
The AV SETUP GUIDE app is designed to make it easier to perform the setup process with the receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the 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 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.
Easy Setup
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast app to operate the receiver and change settings quickly and easily. The app also functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast devices.
Zone B
Zone B audio allows the receiver to send 2-channel stereo to a second zone. The main zone will play a 5.1-channel output while others enjoy the same source in a second room.
Audio Features
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Direct mode for enhanced sound reproduction
  • Low-jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz audio playback
Video Features
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super-high resolution images
  • Deep Color (30 / 36-bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate, and auto lip-sync
Network Functions
This receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or Internet to enjoy Internet radio, Spotify, Pandora, or music stored on a NAS and home Windows computer. The AV Controller App, available from iTunes or Google Play, lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Android phones/tablets.
  • Wi-Fi built-in (802.11b/g/n)
  • Easy Wi-Fi setup: iOS Wi-Fi settings sharing, WPS, etc.
  • Internet radio (vTuner)
  • Streaming services: Spotify, Pandora
  • DLNA 1.5 certified
Advanced Features
  • High-resolution audio playback
  • Front-panel USB digital connection for USB flash drives
  • Multilingual color OSD capable of displaying cover art (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese)
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0 to 500 ms)
  • Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
  • Internet radio bookmark
  • Background video feature (for radio, USB, Bluetooth, audio, network and auxiliary inputs)
  • Flexible audio / video input assignment
  • 40-station preset tuning / auto preset tuning
  • Remote control features large buttons for ease of use
Surround Realism
  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • DSP Effect Normalization to optimize effect level
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides surround sound without rear speakers
  • Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
  • Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
  • Adaptive DRC (dynamic range control) and Adaptive DSP level
  • SILENT CINEMA to enjoy surround sound with headphones
  • Two subwoofer outputs can run simultaneously
Eco-Friendly Design
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption compared to when ECO mode is off
  • Low standby power consumption of 0.1W
  • Auto Power Standby function with variable time setting of 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8, or 12 hours

Yamaha RX-V581BL Specs

Power Output80 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.09 THD, 2-channel driven
115 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 THD, 2-channel driven
145 W per channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven
Dynamic Power per Channel120 W at 8 Ohms
140 W at 6 Ohms
170 W at 4 Ohms
190 W at 2 Ohms
No. of Channels7.2
Discrete Amplification192 kHz/24 bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels
4K Support4K UHD pass-through
HDMI 3D Video Format3D pass-through
ARC (Audio Return Channel)Yes
Deep Color / x.v. Color SupportYes, with 24 Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync
HDMI CEC CompliantYes
Audio Processing
DolbyDolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS-HD Master Audio
DSP Programs17
Audio Delay0 to 500 ms
AM/FM TunerYes/Yes
Tuning RangeFM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
Analog Inputs1 x AM antenna
1 x FM antenna
3 x RCA L/R
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm)
4 x RCA composite video
Digital Inputs4 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
1 x TOSLINK optical
2 x Digital coaxial
Analog Outputs1 x RCA composite video
1 x Headphone
7 x Speaker jacks
2 x Subwoofer ports
Digital Outputs1 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
Other Ports1 x USB front input
1 x Ethernet jack
1 x Wireless antenna
Bi-Amp CapabilityYes
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, DLNA
Power Requirements120 VAC, 60 Hz
Standby Power ConsumptionHDMI Control and Standby Through Mode Off: 0.1 W
HDMI Standby Through Mode On: 1.6 W typical
Network Standby On: 1.9 W (wired)
Dimensions17.1 x 6.4 x 12.9" (43.5 x 16.2 x 32.7 cm) with antenna down
17.1 x 8.8 x 12.9" (43.5 x 22.2 x 32.7 cm) with antenna up
Weight17.9 lb (8.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.9 x 15.7 x 9.1"

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