Yamaha RX-V483BL review & specs

Yamaha RX-V483BL review of the leveling up your sound


Yamaha RX-V483BL is an example of how much a home theater receiver can offer for a very reasonable price. This receiver has a powerful 5 channel and the fire, and a print output for connection of a powered subwoofer. Dolby True DTS HD master audio decoding is provided as well as air surround stream-based virtual cinema front audio processing for those that would rather place all their speakers in the front of the room. Yamaha RX-V483BL specs are convenient for those that of limited space. Also, Yamaha has seen function allows to priests that are customized listening and viewing modes for ease of setup.

Article navigation


Beautifully modern looking receiver. The built of the Receiver is solid and minimalistic, all the details performed in a good, quality way. You cannot beat the gorgeous look of Yamaha RX-V483BL, its retro style will satisfy even the most demanding buyer.


Yamaha RX-V483BL review is composed of the most attractive sides, as everything has checked in the most staring way. The RX- V483BL even offers the e-pal speaker setup system. Another practical audio feature is silent cinema, this allows users to plug in any set of headphones or earphones and listen to movies or music in surround sound without disturbing others. The RX-V483BL can also wirelessly access iTunes and additional music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad via AirPlay. However, in addition, the receiver can access Internet radio as well as music stored on USB flash drives, and PCs connected to a compatible home network can also be accessed.

The fantastic sounding little unit, and for those savvy enough to make their digital music library available via a DLNA server, it's a nice music streaming device (Yamaha MusicCast). Drives 5 KEF in-wall speakers beautifully, good bass management option (allows you to configure the subwoofer to take 60Hz and below which is nice when your mains can handle down to 60Hz well). This has so many things to like. Good power, nice fine signal control, the ability to control it through an app is just the best feature ever. Controlling Bluetooth devices through the unit is a cool feature too.


The RX-V483BL provides both Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Also included it is HDMI audio return channel as well 3D 4k wide color gamut and HDR pass-through, 1080p to 4k upscaling. There are a total of four HDMI inputs and one output. In addition to the provided wireless remote, you can also download Yamaha Zap controller app to a compatible smartphone and control the receiver`s setups operation and content access from there. If you are planning to purchase a modestly priced home theater receiver with useful features Yamaha RX-V483BL specs, power, and performance may be just the ticket. The Yamaha's on-screen menu system is really appealing. It is very clean and easy to navigate. The only drawback is it blacks out content when you are using it. Yamaha's YPAO mic/system does a good job of automatically calibrating relative speaker volumes.

Sound Quality

The sound itself is crisp and pure. When set for it, this gives the cleanest sound you can hear for this price. It also has a lot of different effects to change the sound to your liking. Believe it or not, most people don’t like pure sound as much as “colored” sound that you get from most amps. The “web radio” sounds fantastic. Of course, the best sound source is from disks. Everything you need to make your listening and viewing UHD TV that much more enjoyable and better is in the unit. Seriously, unless you’re a musician or an audio expert, it’s entirely possible to think that spending more money on more expensive receivers is simply not worth it. This Yamaha receiver is just excellent for the money.


Another added bonus is the Yamaha`s music caste system. After downloading the music cast app you can not only stream music from Pandora, Spotify, but you can also incorporate the RX-V483BL into a wireless multi-room system using compatible Yamaha music cast-enabled wireless speakers. Apps actually work very well (was concerned it would be half-assed, but the Yamaha app is great. It is very responsive and has NO connectivity issues). Chromecast works great for streaming everything. Remote is simple, not muddied with too many buttons. It really is a next-generation tuner/amp - all of the features have been designed to be easy to use and make sense. Works seamlessly with a TV that has internet smarts/streaming, cable set-top box, and Blu-Ray player, with room for many more items, including gaming and camera connections, wired or wireless with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi other AV equipment.


A very flexible, centralizing piece of AV equipment. Simple to hook up (including WiFi) with well-labeled, solid connectors, especially speaker wire connectors. Very fast and easy setup, it took about an hour, with all setup and led to great work and results. The APP - you can control the entire receiver from any smartphone. The Virtual Surround - it works great. Center Channel Trim can help you to add a little extra volume to the dialog, so you can hear whispers in an action movie with waking house.


The Yamaha RX-V483BL is the best deal out there for a 5.1 channel receiver. Getting a 7.1 receiver with the same features will just waste your money if you do not need the additional two channels. The interface is beautiful, functional and offers a wide variety of choices. Quiet when there is intended to be quiet. Setup is easy. It has all the connect features most people would want, WiFi, Bluetooth, LAN, FM/AM, 4 HDMI in, optical audio, HDMI Arc TV, USB. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, but for this 5.1 small receiver it does the job well and has a lot of bang for the buck.

Common features


Yamaha RX-V483BL






4.1 of 5




Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class


Audio formats



Apple lossless






Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio


Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

260 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

Built-in display






Total output power

525 W

Output power per channel

115 W, 145 W, 80 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %

Number of channels


Signal-to-noise ratio

106 dB

Connectivity interfaces



IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not

Optical digital inputs


Coaxial digital inputs


HDMI inputs


HDMI outputs


Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs






Media content source





Tuner type


Tuner bands


Preset station qty


Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability


Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)


Deep color


Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

CINEMA DSP 3D. SILENT CINEMA DSP. Virtual CINEMA FRONT. Virtual Presence Speaker

Surround system class

5.1 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty


Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2


Built-in clock

Sleep timer


Shipping size

12.9 x 17.1 x 6.4 inches

Product weight

17.9 pounds