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Yamaha RX-V Series AV Receiver Product Range

Updated: March 06, 2021

If you are on the look-out for a new AV receiver, then the Yamaha RX-V series is a good option.

While they don't have all the bells and whistles of the high-end AVENTAGE range, they come with many modern features at a more modest price.

These mid-range receivers are ideal for somebody who doesn't need an audiophile experience - but still wants the convenience and advantages of an AV receiver.

The different ranges of Yamaha AV receivers are:

  • AVENTAGE Series: top-of-the-range models with the latest features and highest quality components and engineering.
  • RX-V Series: mid-range with many of the features expected in a modern AV receiver.
  • TSR Series: mid-range with high-end audio converters for better audio performance.
  • RX-S Series: slim and compact receivers for those with less space.

The problem is, each range comes with several different models, each with slightly different features. It can be really tricky to decide which is the right one for you.

So, in this article, I am going to list all the different RX-V receivers from the last couple of years and highlight the most important features.

I also have guides to the Yamaha AVENTAGE AV receiver series and the Yamaha TSR and RX-S series of receivers.

The models and specifications listed below are the US models. However, you will usually find that these are similar around the world.

You will also see the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) listed. You will often be able to buy below this price, but it gives a good idea of the level of each receiver.

I have noted the year of release for each one too. This is also helpful to clarify where each model fits into the bigger picture.

If you are still confused about all the different specifications, don't forget to check out my guide to buying the best AV receivers.

Yamaha RX-V Series AV Receiver Product Range - volume control and input selector on an amplifier


2020

Yamaha RX-V6A

Features in the best AV receivers under $1000

MSRP: $599.95

Yamaha RX-V6A 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V6A 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V6A 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V6A - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V6A Manual
Yamaha RX-V6A AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 7/1 (eARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
Pre Out / Line Out Front L+R + Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-Ch)
Power (W)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 8 and higher
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant / Apple Siri
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control) and Multi-Point
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD (up to 11.2 MHz), LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 379 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 21.6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven ** 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, VRR, ALLM, QMS and QFT available via firmware update late 2020 CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2020

Yamaha RX-V4A

Features in the best AV receivers under $500

MSRP: $439.95

Yamaha RX-V4A 5.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V4A 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V4A 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V4A - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V4A Manual
Yamaha RX-V4A AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (eARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio - powered)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 8 and higher
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant / Apple Siri
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD (up to 11.2 MHz), LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 379 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 19.4
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven ** 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, VRR, ALLM, QMS and QFT available via firmware update late 2020 CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Yamaha RX-V2085

MSRP: $1499.95

Yamaha RX-V2085 9.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V2085 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V2085 9.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V2085 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V2085 AV Receiver Features
Channels 9.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.4 / 7.2.2
HDMI In / Out 7/3 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio) / Zone 4 (HDMI)
Pre Out / Line Out 7.2-Ch
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control) Multi-Point with 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Surround:AI, Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 7-1/2 x 18-5/8 in | 435 x 192 x 474 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 37.5
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Yamaha RX-V685

MSRP: $649.95

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V685 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V685 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V685 Manual
Yamaha RX-V685 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Front L+R + Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control)
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 378 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 23.1
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Yamaha RX-V585

MSRP: $549.95

Yamaha RX-V585 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V585 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V585 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V585 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V585 Manual
Yamaha RX-V585 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Yamaha RX-V485

MSRP: $449.95

Yamaha RX-V485 5.1-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V485 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V485 5.1-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V485 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V485 Manual
Yamaha RX-V485 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Yamaha RX-V385

MSRP: $299.95

Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V385 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V385 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V385 Manual
Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 70
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Bluetooth
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-3/8 in (435 x 161 x 315 mm)
Weight (lbs) 17
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Yamaha RX-V683

MSRP: $649.95

Yamaha RX-V683 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V683 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V683 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V683 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V683 Manual
Yamaha RX-V683 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5+1/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control)
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 378 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 22
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Yamaha RX-V583

MSRP: $549.95

Yamaha RX-V583 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V583 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V583 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V583 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V583 Manual
Yamaha RX-V583 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Yamaha RX-V483

MSRP: $449.95

Yamaha RX-V483 5.1-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V483 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V483 5.1-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V483 - Rear View
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Yamaha RX-V483 Manual
Yamaha RX-V483 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Yamaha RX-V383

MSRP: $299.95

Yamaha RX-V383 5.1-Ch AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V383 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
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Yamaha RX-V383 5.1-Ch AV Receiver - Rear ViewYamaha RX-V383 - Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha RX-V383 Manual
Yamaha RX-V383 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 70
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 - 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Bluetooth
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 12-3/8 in | 435 x 151 x 315 mm
Weight (lbs) 16.3
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven

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