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Yamaha RX-V581 AV Receiver £349.00 sevenoakssoundandvision

£349.00 @ Sevenoaks Sound
A friend of mine was asking what model my avr was and where I got it, I paid 399.99 at richer reduced from 500 just over 4 months ago so this price is a steal. Amazing piece of kit solid sound, … Read More
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6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago
A friend of mine was asking what model my avr was and where I got it, I paid 399.99 at richer reduced from 500 just over 4 months ago so this price is a steal.

Amazing piece of kit solid sound, lots of features and this came out top when I tested the similarly priced denon and pioneers

Not as many hdmis as some other avrs but all 4k capable and it was enough for my sources.

This 7.2-channel network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ object based surround sound decoding along with the latest in 4K Ultra HD video technologies, built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi to conveniently access music wirelessly from a mobile device, advanced speaker configurations and Zone B audio to provide added system versatility and MusicCast, an application that delivers wireless multiroom audio.

Key Features

7.2-Channel surround sound

Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ to hear the latest in surround sound technology

MusicCast wireless multiroom audio

Bluetooth® to stream music from your phone or smart device

Compressed Music Enhancer and high-resolution audio support for sound clarity

Zone B audio to fill another environment with sound

Wi-Fi, network streaming services

4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support

High dynamic range (HDR) and BT.2020 compatibility

YPAO™ sound optimization tuning for your home
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#1
Are they all 2.2 HDCP ports?
#2
Good price
#3
Tuvra
Are they all 2.2 HDCP ports?
They are all 2.2 HDCP but as there are only 4 HDMI inputs on the back of this amp this will be quite restrictive for most people.
1 Like #4
Same price at RS, TribalUK, Amazon (not direct) and ElectricShop (there's also a possible extra £5 off with voucher code JANSALE5 and 2.3% TopCashback making a potential price of £336.09).
#5
Tempting. I wonder if the Denon 2300 will drop to a similar price soon?
#6
paulj48
Tuvra
Are they all 2.2 HDCP ports?
They are all 2.2 HDCP but as there are only 4 HDMI inputs on the back of this amp this will be quite restrictive for most people.


Most people? How? I have a 4k smart TV for 4k netflix etc, XB1S for 4k DVD, PS4 Pro and would still have 2 spare ports for a SkyQ/Virgin box and something else if I wanted it, what more do you need? I'd say 4 is ample for the vast majority of people.
#7
klargon
Tempting. I wonder if the Denon 2300 will drop to a similar price soon?
I'd pay the extra £50 for the Denon as it has 8 HDMI inputs all 2.2HDCP more future proof.
#8
Tuvra
paulj48
Tuvra
Are they all 2.2 HDCP ports?
They are all 2.2 HDCP but as there are only 4 HDMI inputs on the back of this amp this will be quite restrictive for most people.

Most people? How? I have a 4k smart TV for 4k netflix etc, XB1S for 4k DVD, PS4 Pro and would still have 2 spare ports for a SkyQ/Virgin box and something else if I wanted it, what more do you need? I'd say 4 is ample for the vast majority of people.
The average type of person who would choose an AV amp over a soundbar or Sonos type system is going to be a bit more of an 'enthusiast' and more likely to have more bits of kit.

I'm yet to go 4K but at the moment I have under my TV connected via a Pioneer AV processor is an Xbox 1, PS4, Sky box, Zgemma box, Wii U and an android box so that's 6. Limiting yourself to just 4 inputs when there are other products on the market for similar money with 8 inputs is just daft.

Edited By: paulj48 on Jan 17, 2017 10:35
1 Like #9
Any one know a quite good speakers set for it maybe?
#10
Wii U? I wouldn't even bother connecting that to the surround sound- I'd go straight to the TV, the Zgemma is doing the same as the sky box so is excessive and Exodus which I assume is why you have the android box can be installed on smart TV's, therefore your setup is more overkill than "enthusiast". I'd bet everything you access, I can access with my setup and I only need 3 ports, granted I don't have a sky box just a Zgemma but I could if I wanted to.

I don't think having an amp with four ports is daft at all. My setup (excluding the amp) is bang up to date and future proofed for a few years and I only need 3 HDMI ports. Zgemma, PS4 Pro, XB1S job done.

Making sure that all 4 ports are 2.2 compliant is more of a concern than the quantity to me and I should imagine the same would apply to most people.

I'd bet a lot of AV enthusiasts don't even own one let alone two or three consoles so this system will be ideal for a lot of people, including myself.
#11
Tuvra
Wii U? I wouldn't even bother connecting that to the surround sound- I'd go straight to the TV, the Zgemma is doing the same as the sky box so is excessive .
I love a bit of Mario Kart 8 in surround sound so connected direct to the TV is a definite no especially as I have the speakers and system anyway, why would I not. My AV processor is also used as a matrix so I can also use/watch anything connected on the TV in the lounge or on the TV in the kitchen/diner using the HDMI zones.


Edited By: paulj48 on Jan 17, 2017 14:46: .
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#13
Thanks for feedback all
#14
Admast79
Any one know a quite good speakers set for it maybe?


Q acoustics 3000 series are what I have paired with mine with 3050 floorstanders as fronts
1 Like #15
paulj48
klargon
Tempting. I wonder if the Denon 2300 will drop to a similar price soon?
I'd pay the extra £50 for the Denon as it has 8 HDMI inputs all 2.2HDCP more future proof.


Granted its what people are looking for if youre like me and only have 3/4 sources you'll be definitley using I prefer the sound and the functionality the yamaha offers, the yamaha musicast app to control the avr is top notch
#16
klargon
Tempting. I wonder if the Denon 2300 will drop to a similar price soon?


not likely..that's a better product on the first place
#17
what's the difference between the v581 and v681?
the v681 is £399.
1 Like #18
v681 has 4K upscaling, v581 doesn't - so I wouldn't consider buying this.

Only 3x HDMI inputs are 2.2 - HDCP on v681 vs 4x 2.2 HDMI ports on the v581. Maybe enough for you?

The wattage per speakers is greater - v681 is 90w vs v581 is 80w.

To me what's important -

1. 4K upscaling.
2. v2.2 HDCP on all HDMI ports.
3. High wattage per speakers - will come handy when having a house party! With the radio playing on the AV or using the Android TV.X)
4. HDR.
5. DTS-X.
6. ATMOS.
7. Great headphones High fidelity support - supporting various virtual hi-fi environments - to keep Misses happy and me enjoying my ManCave. oO


Edited By: MiahAM2013 on Jan 17, 2017 20:00: spelling mistakes
#19
MiahAM2013
v681 has 4K upscaling, v581 doesn't - so I wouldn't consider buying this.
Only 3x HDMI inputs are 2.2 - HDCP on v681 vs 4x 2.2 HDMI ports on the v581. Maybe enough for you?
The wattage per speakers is greater - v681 is 90w vs v581 is 80w.
To me what's important -
1. 4K upscaling.
2. v2.2 HDCP on all HDMI ports.
3. High wattage per speakers - will come handy when having a house party! With the radio playing on the AV or using the Android TV.X)
4. HDR.
5. DTS-X.
6. ATMOS.
7. Great headphones High fidelity support - supporting various virtual hi-fi environments - to keep Misses happy and me enjoying my ManCave. oO
thanks!...gotta be the v681 then
#20
andreasuk
what's the difference between the v581 and v681?
the v681 is £399.


581 doesn't upscale but it does pass through 4k so if you have 4k source I. E Netflix 4k and 4k TV you'll be fine

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