Yamaha RX-V383BL 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver Review

5.34 Mixed Usages
5 VIDEO FEATURES:
5.4 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
5.1 AUDIO FEATURES:
5.2 MULTIZONE:
6.1 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2017 Rating: 4.3

The Yamaha RX-V383BL is perfect for audiophiles who want a great balance of performance and value. It really shines in the spotlight. This AV receiver is perfect for mid-sized homes. It's designed to appeal to people who love sleek aesthetics and want immersive audio experiences, all at an affordable price.

 

Our Verdict

The Yamaha RX-V383BL is all about style, with a sleek look that stands out. Not only does it look good, though; it also gives you a lot of ways to join, so you can choose the one that works best for you. When it comes to sound, this speaker gives you a powerful and engaging experience that will blow you away. There may be a few bugs with HDMI from time to time, but its total value was much greater than the time it took to learn how to use it. For those seeking a dependable AV player that hits the ideal mix between quality and price, this is a superb choice.

 

PROS
  • Sleek Design, Compact Size
  • Versatile Connectivity Options
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
  • Bluetooth Streaming Capability
  • YPAO Room Acoustic Optimization
  • Cinema DSP Technology
  • Immersive 5.1-Channel Configuration
  • Competitive Price Point
CONS
  • Occasional HDMI Handshake Issues
  • Learning Curve for Beginners
  • Lack of Built-In Wi-Fi
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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 5.1 Channel
Number Channel Processing 5
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos
Video Feature Dolby Vision
Watts Per Channel 70 W
Zones
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet N/A
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: No
RCA LIne Output: No
RCA Pre-Outs: No
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: 0
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: No
HDMI Inputs: 4
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input No
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: No
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 5.1
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
Dolby Surround Upmixer N/A
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X No
DTS Neural:X N/A
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio N/A
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio N/A
DTS 96/24 N/A
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES No
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM Yes, up to 192kHz/24-bit
Music Playback via USB No
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network No
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB No
Gapless Playback N/A
DSD via HDMI No
DSD via USB No
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment N/A
Dialog Normalization N/A
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer No
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode N/A
Pure Direct Mode N/A
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version Yes, with HDCP 2.2 support
Enhanced ARC N/A
HDCP Version No
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready N/A
Video Signal Passthrough N/A
Video Signal Upscaling N/A
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 5.1
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification Yes
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated N/A
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability No

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A

ZONES

Zones Not Specified
Powered Zones Not Specified
Zone 2 Outs No
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output No

RADIO

Analog Tuner No
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Yes
GUI Languages Not Specified
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Yes
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant Yes

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 No
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) No
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 70 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) No
Power Supply AC 120V, 60Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption No
No Sound Power No
Standby Power No

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-3/16" x 5-15/16" x 13-1/16"
Weight 16.3 lbs
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals Yes
Large Speaker Terminals Not specified
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off N/A
Warranty 2 Years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.09%
Analog Distortion Not specified
Phono Distortion Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) Not specified
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance Not specified
Rated Output digital Not specified
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (digital) Not specified
Phono RIAA Deviation Not specified
Frequency Response (Analog In) Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via USB Not specified
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance Not specified
Video Frequency Response Not specified
Ethernet Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency Not specified
Bluetooth Version Not specified
Bluetooth Frequency Not specified
USB Terminal Not specified
FM Frequency Not specified
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Not specified
FM S/N Ratio Not specified
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Not specified
AM Effective Sensitivity Not specified
AM Frequency Not specified
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Details Review

 

Design

The RX-V383BL has a sleek and unique design that seamlessly fits into any home entertainment setup. The front panel has a neat layout, offering a user-friendly interface with easy-to-use controls. With its prominent volume knob, using this device becomes easy. You'll love the tactile and responsive feel it offers. The unit's small size is a bonus, making sure it doesn't take over the room while still grabbing your attention with its stylish design.

Some people have mentioned that the on-screen menu interface may not have the same level of polish as other models and might feel a bit outdated. On top of that, the lack of backlighting on the remote can be a bit of a hassle in dimly lit environments. It means you'll have to rely on your memory to find the right buttons.

Connectivity

The RX-V383BL can play music from both old and new sources because it has great connection. You can hook up all of your devices with the four HDMI ports and one outlet. For the best picture clarity, it also allows 4K Ultra HD pass-through. It also works with HDCP 2.2, which means you can watch the newest 4K content without any problems. The Bluetooth on this item is liked by many.

The YPAO technology from Yamaha is great. For a great listening experience, the smart automatic tuning system matches the sound settings to the way your room sounds. The analog and optical audio ports are also great because they let you connect a lot of different types of audio gear.

Most of the time, HDMI connections work well, but some users have had sync problems that cause audio or video to cut out. With so many Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets in homes these days, not having Wi-Fi may upset people who like to network wirelessly.

Performance 

The RX-V383BL offers an impressive audio experience that perfectly matches Yamaha's renowned reputation for exceptional sound. With a 5.1-channel configuration and a power output of 70 watts per channel, get ready for an immersive home theatre experience like no other! People love how clear and precise the sound is, whether it's capturing the little details in dialogue or the big, booming impact of a movie explosion.

Yamaha's Cinema DSP technology takes your audio experience to the next level by simulating various acoustic environments, giving your soundstage an extra dose of depth and dimension. This is great for people who want to really immerse themselves in films and music.

Although the performance is impressive, a few users have mentioned that the user interface might be a little overwhelming for beginners. Getting the hang of the settings and tweaking audio preferences might take some time to figure out, which could be a bit off-putting for folks who like things to be more simple and easy.

Where and When to Use

The Yamaha RX-V383BL is the perfect centerpiece for any home entertainment system, whether you're in a cozy living room or a spacious media space. Hosting a movie night with friends or immersing yourself in your favorite music is perfect if you have this one. This receiver is the perfect addition to your home. It seamlessly adapts to different usage scenarios, making it super versatile.

Compatible Devices

The RX-V383BL is incredibly versatile, making it a perfect fit for a variety of devices. Whether you're hooking up your gaming console or Blu-ray player with an HDMI connection, or connecting older audio sources using analog or optical inputs, our receiver has got you covered. It's designed to work seamlessly with a wide variety of devices, making it super easy to connect and enjoy your favorite content. The product is designed to accommodate a wide range of entertainment setups, ensuring that all users can enjoy its flexibility.

Ease of Use 

Although the design is easy to navigate, setting up and customising the system might be a bit tricky for certain users. Yamaha's YPAO technology makes the initial calibration process easy, but getting around the menu and tweaking settings might require a touch of patience. Once you get the hang of it, the interface is a breeze to navigate. However, if you're new to it, it might take a little while to get the hang of all the cool features.

Cost

The Yamaha RX-V383BL is a great choice for cost. It provides a feature-rich AV receiver without breaking the bank. It holds its own in terms of price, offering users a great mix of style, connectivity, and power. If you're in the market for an affordable AV receiver that doesn't compromise on quality, the RX-V383BL is definitely worth considering. It delivers a great bang for your buck.

 

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