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Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

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Item Code: RXV581AV
Model: RXV581 B
Dimensions: Width: 17.13''  Height: 6.38''  Depth: 12.88'' 

Product Overview

Experience a seamless audio experience through the revolutionary Yamaha RX-V581 7.2-channel AV receiver. Place MusicCast speakers (not included) around your home and play your music anywhere directly through a simple app on your smartphone. Both Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ audio technologies place sound throughout the room, adding dimension to your audio and making you feel like you're right in the middle of the action. From playing the latest 4K video content, auto-adjusting your speakers for optimal sound or controlling everything through your compatible mobile device, this powerful receiver will certainly be the heart of your home entertainment setup.

Key Features:

  • DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Atmos Speaker Patterns
  • MusicCast
  • Access All Your Content
  • Bluetooth

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
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.

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

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.

Access 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.

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.

Full Features and Specifications

Additional Key Features:

  • 4K, HDR and BT.2020
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • Network Functions
  • Wi-Fi Compatible
  • AirPlay
  • Spotify Connect
  • AV Controller App
  • DSP Adjustment
  • Codec Support
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Gapless Playback
  • Sound Optimization
  • Rich Bass Reproduction
  • Total Purity
  • Discrete Amp Configuration
  • SCENE for One-Touch Start
  • Virtual Presence Speaker
  • Virtual Surround Sound
  • Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker
  • Subwoofer Trim
  • AV Setup Guide
  • Selectable Standby
  • Eco Mode
  • Easy Setup
  • Zone B

Amplifier Section:

  • Channel: 7.2
  • Rated Output Power (1 kHz, 1 ch driven): 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20 Hz-20 kHz, 2 ch driven): 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1 kHz, 1 ch 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
  • Dialogue Level Adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue Lift : Yes
  • 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)
  • 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all Channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video Features:

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through: Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Deep Colour/x.v.Colour/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
  • 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


  • Wi-Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)

Tuner Section:

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface:

  • On-Screen Display: Yes (Colour OSD)
  • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android Phone / Tablet)
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes

Zone Control:

  • Zone B Output: Yes


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: 17.13" W x 6.38" H x 12.88" D
  • Weight: 17.9 lb.