Yamaha RX-V579BL review & specs

Yamaha RX-V579BL Specs – Explaining the “Palpable” Sound

Yamaha RX-V579BL

This powerful 7.2 AV receiver belongs to the middle segment. It provides multiple options for controlling the unit’s operation, while equalization opportunities are not vast. The device sufficient gear to maintain the modern UHD technology and multi-dimensional sound. Learn the details in this Yamaha RX-V579BL review!

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Design

The unit has an expensive touch, while the design is pretty straightforward. Simple rectangular shape, tiny buttons are in the front. There are many connection ports as well, including the one for Phones and AUX. The rear panel has a good onset and comprehensive labeling. The minimalist and informative remote is notable for unusual inputs’ shifting and volume controls.

Features

The dual zone support is the primary feature of this receiver. The 7-channel signal can be split and sent to 2-channel Zone B. However, there is no possibility to diversify the content for two zones, as they have the same output. And it doesn’t support the independent Zone B’ playback. The independent playback is possible via MusicCast Multiroom tech, which requires the presence of compatible wireless speakers.

Performance

This receiver supports most of the modern video formats including 4K, and provides signal conversion from analog to HDMI, preserving high picture quality. The Deep Color mode brings rich juicy colors to the HD movies. The receiver provides a 115W gain for subwoofers and 80W for other speakers, while the Bi-amplifying function boosts the stereo sound yet more.

Sound Quality

The clean distortion-free loud sound with the clear outline for every channel is a visit card of this device. The middle line is very dynamic, the highs are sharp and interference-free. Solid separation of subwoofers connections leads to the thunder-like rocking bass. The receiver supports Virtual Surround, which presents quite powerful, echo-free audio and pure transmission to headphones.

Connectivity

The physical connection set is standard for this type of AV receivers. However, the wireless provides numerous options. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable immediate quality streaming. The streaming apps are presented in full version, with all the controls and menus available. I also paired it with Alexa to obtain voice control. Though not fully functional, it makes a good addition to the smartphone app.

Setup

Setting up the system and performing calibration takes time with this receiver, as it provides lots of menus without clear transitions, not too user-friendly. Still, once tuned the system preserves the settings and does not require further adjustments.

Conclusion

The penetrating physically touching sound is the “visit card” of this solid middle-priced receiver. The surround sound is not available in full functionality, while the headphones surround is of premium quality. The unit is notable for its reliable connectivity and multiple streaming options.

Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-V579BL

Model

RX-V579BL

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

4.1 of 5

Reviews

19

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

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

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

630 W

Output power per channel

115 W, 80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

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

2

Optical digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

6

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

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. Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

17

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.8 x 21 x 9.2 inches

Product weight

20.6 pounds

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