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Yamaha RXV-381 AV Receiver (Black) £199 @ Richer Sounds
Yamaha RXV-381 AV Receiver (Black) £199 @ Richer Sounds

Yamaha RXV-381 AV Receiver (Black) £199 @ Richer Sounds

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Same price as SSAV were offering on the Titanium. Some might prefer black. Use code 'FLASH50' instore or online.

39 Comments

Very nice indeed

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Very nice indeed


Not a Sony?

superpanda

Not a Sofa?



fixed

An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound quality.
richersounds.com/pro…blk

ICTHUS

An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound … An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound quality.http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/onkyo/txsr444/onky-tx-nr444-blk



Onkyo? Never heard of them!

bilbobargains

Onkyo? Never heard of them!



​And he lights the touch paper!

Bought! Thanks op. Just need a set of good speakers now

Own up. Who killed the site?

chompyrud

Bought! Thanks op. Just need a set of good speakers now



ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, best for your money, they sound amazing.

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Very nice indeed



Susanna Reid in a nightie?

chompyrud

Bought! Thanks op. Just need a set of good speakers now



Go on ebay. Search for tannoy sfx they go well with this amp

bilbobargains

Onkyo? Never heard of them!



Every damn time.

superpanda

Not a Sony?



No its a Yamaha

ICTHUS

An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound … An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound quality.http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/onkyo/txsr444/onky-tx-nr444-blk



looks good but no HDR Compatible HDMI or usb in which is a bit of a let down.
also having to buy extra speakers makes it even more expensive and I'm not sure how much content has Atmos.

ICTHUS

An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound … An extra £70 gets you a AV Rec with Dolby Atmos. Much better sound quality.http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/onkyo/txsr444/onky-tx-nr444-blk



Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it gets if you listen to music, movies are pretty great as well, my Monitor Audio GX200 don't complain. Then, I'm using a more expensive yamaha amp, what I'm saying is, if you want a basic av amplifier, this is really great, the sound quality will be excellent, grab yourself some bookshelf speakers and you have a very nice everyday setup WAAAAAY better than a soundbar! (way louder too!) Atmos at this price point is pointless, I'm a little biased as I'm not a fan of the onkyos either, harsh sound and silly name. haha
Edited by: "hukd_addict" 17th Mar

hukd_addict

Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it … Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it gets if you listen to music, movies are pretty great as well, my Monitor Audio GX200 don't complain. Then, I'm using a more expensive yamaha amp, what I'm saying is, if you want a basic av amplifier, this is really great, the sound quality will be excellent, grab yourself some bookshelf speakers and you have a very nice everyday setup WAAAAAY better than a soundbar! (way louder too!) Atmos at this price point is pointless, I'm a little biased as I'm not a fan of the onkyos either, harsh sound and silly name. haha



Have you heard this AV receiver? Just wondering. I know higher end ones do, but this? The Aventage range is great.
Example. The elite Pioneer range sounds great. But the VSX, ugh, nowhere near as good.

Edited by: "rev6" 17th Mar

I wish this would drop to the same price

Jonnyblock

Susanna Reid in a nightie?


Sally nugent in just black hold ups mmmmmm

jumpinoffthbed

I wish this would drop to the same price


Yep same here, can't see it happening tho.

can FLASH50 be used on anything?

Bought this off amazon for £219 a month or so ago. Been really impressed with it. Already had a yamaha RX-V577 but couldnt get 4K streaming through it, and sold that on to fund this.

This was the same receiver as their Christmas VIP offer I think.

Am tempted to go for it but would only gain the direct HDMI in over my existing setup. At the moment all HDMI goes to the TV then optical out from there to my receiver.

Markgranto

Bought this off amazon for £219 a month or so ago. Been really impressed … Bought this off amazon for £219 a month or so ago. Been really impressed with it. Already had a yamaha RX-V577 but couldnt get 4K streaming through it, and sold that on to fund this.


Any difference in sound quality?

rev6

Have you heard this AV receiver? Just wondering. I know higher end ones … Have you heard this AV receiver? Just wondering. I know higher end ones do, but this? The Aventage range is great.Example. The elite Pioneer range sounds great. But the VSX, ugh, nowhere near as good.



I not only listened to an RX-V1067 receiver, but I owned one for quite a while on an old system. no complaints, just needed more power for bigger speakers, great sound actually.. not a massive difference in output imo on my more expensive amp; not for the money spent, I'm guessing you already know twice the money doesn't mean twice the sound. For the price point, I think you're getting a decent amp for a small system. I'd rather spend the extra on better speakers, but it's just subjective opinion isn't it, you have yours I have mine, no one is wrong or right - just make sure you have a listen before you buy, if you can get a demo, RS usually are quite accommodating.

I guess my point is yes - spend more you'll get something better but this won't be terrible at the price.
Edited by: "hukd_addict" 17th Mar

hukd_addict

I not only listened to an RX-V1067 receiver, but I owned one for quite a … I not only listened to an RX-V1067 receiver, but I owned one for quite a while on an old system. no complaints, just needed more power for bigger speakers, great sound actually.. not a massive difference in output imo on my more expensive amp; not for the money spent, I'm guessing you already know twice the money doesn't mean twice the sound. For the price point, I think you're getting a decent amp for a small system. I'd rather spend the extra on better speakers, but it's just subjective opinion isn't it, you have yours I have mine, no one is wrong or right - just make sure you have a listen before you buy, if you can get a demo, RS usually are quite accommodating.I guess my point is yes - spend more you'll get something better but this won't be terrible at the price.



Ah, ok. Just wondering.

dush_yant

Any difference in sound quality?



initially yes until i realised the sub lead had came out, what a relief, sounds the same pretty much.

I guess this doesn't have front pre-outs? the picture on RS isn't clear enough to see.

Does anyone know what the cheapest amp is with front pre-outs?

So this or the onkyo sr252 for 50quid less

RustySpoons

I guess this doesn't have front pre-outs? the picture on RS isn't clear … I guess this doesn't have front pre-outs? the picture on RS isn't clear enough to see.Does anyone know what the cheapest amp is with front pre-outs?



m.richersounds.com/!/product/mara-nr1506-blk

I found this.

phatbhoy

So this or the onkyo sr252 for 50quid less



Yamaha do generally sound better to me. I haven't heard either though. Can't be sure.

RustySpoons

I guess this doesn't have front pre-outs? the picture on RS isn't clear … I guess this doesn't have front pre-outs? the picture on RS isn't clear enough to see.Does anyone know what the cheapest amp is with front pre-outs?

phatbhoy

So this or the onkyo sr252 for 50quid less



​Thanks, that looks just the job and is half the height too.

The Marantz is the same price from Amazon as well.

The flash50 code has also expired which makes me lean towards the Marantz more due to its network connectivity.

Nice comment.. thanks
I am too interested in this RXV381 after reading the reviews
Does it have a good bass punch/treble. Does it have any control knobs on the receiver?
Do I need a separate Equaliser to get good sound?

At the moment I have a very old Technics SA-GX530 and I not happy with the sound effect like bass. Any way to improve its sound quality?

Thanks
Jay

hukd_addict

Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it … Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it gets if you listen to music, movies are pretty great as well, my Monitor Audio GX200 don't complain. Then, I'm using a more expensive yamaha amp, what I'm saying is, if you want a basic av amplifier, this is really great, the sound quality will be excellent, grab yourself some bookshelf speakers and you have a very nice everyday setup WAAAAAY better than a soundbar! (way louder too!) Atmos at this price point is pointless, I'm a little biased as I'm not a fan of the onkyos either, harsh sound and silly name. haha


Nice comment.. thanks
I am too interested in this RXV381 after reading the reviews
Does it have a good bass punch/treble. Does it have any control knobs on the receiver?
Do I need a separate Equaliser to get good sound?

At the moment I have a very old Technics SA-GX530 and I not happy with the sound effect like bass. Any way to improve its sound quality?

Thanks
Jay

hukd_addict

Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it … Much better sound quality? Yamaha receivers are pretty much as good as it gets if you listen to music, movies are pretty great as well, my Monitor Audio GX200 don't complain. Then, I'm using a more expensive yamaha amp, what I'm saying is, if you want a basic av amplifier, this is really great, the sound quality will be excellent, grab yourself some bookshelf speakers and you have a very nice everyday setup WAAAAAY better than a soundbar! (way louder too!) Atmos at this price point is pointless, I'm a little biased as I'm not a fan of the onkyos either, harsh sound and silly name. haha


jram

Nice comment.. thanksI am too interested in this RXV381 after reading the … Nice comment.. thanksI am too interested in this RXV381 after reading the reviewsDoes it have a good bass punch/treble. Does it have any control knobs on the receiver?Do I need a separate Equaliser to get good sound?At the moment I have a very old Technics SA-GX530 and I not happy with the sound effect like bass. Any way to improve its sound quality?ThanksJay



There will be AV input and sound level knobs on the amp, I don't see a particular need to have more, the remote can do quite a bit. Changing to this amp to get an increase in Bass probably won't do what you are after, the system will have some setup options for speaker assignment and size, but what you probably need is a subwoofer. This will plug into the amp and give you the bass you require. There are EQ settings on the AMP as well, I find most of them useless, your mileage may vary, above all, it depends what speaker setup you currently have, crappy speakers and a £10,000 amp won't make them sound any better.

For music specifically, you'll want to set the amp to Stereo - regardless of your speaker setup, with a woofer, the sound will come out your left and right speakers and the bass part on your woofer. One thing to check in the menus of this amp is the "crossover frequency" this tells the amp at what sound frequency to send those signals to your woofer, instead of to your speakers. Always set your speakers to "small" when using a woofer.

Hope this helps. the TL:DR is if you want bass, get a subwoofer. Or tell me what speakers you currently have.

At the moment I have 2 tower speakers (Celestion F3) but I replaced the speakers myself. Each box has a 5" speaker, 5" woofer. and a tweeter. Current setup only has good volume but not so good bass. In stereo mode? does it mean it won't have the 5.1 sound? I also have an old 10 band equaliser, but does not have any big effect.


hukd_addict

There will be AV input and sound level knobs on the amp, I don't see a … There will be AV input and sound level knobs on the amp, I don't see a particular need to have more, the remote can do quite a bit. Changing to this amp to get an increase in Bass probably won't do what you are after, the system will have some setup options for speaker assignment and size, but what you probably need is a subwoofer. This will plug into the amp and give you the bass you require. There are EQ settings on the AMP as well, I find most of them useless, your mileage may vary, above all, it depends what speaker setup you currently have, crappy speakers and a £10,000 amp won't make them sound any better. For music specifically, you'll want to set the amp to Stereo - regardless of your speaker setup, with a woofer, the sound will come out your left and right speakers and the bass part on your woofer. One thing to check in the menus of this amp is the "crossover frequency" this tells the amp at what sound frequency to send those signals to your woofer, instead of to your speakers. Always set your speakers to "small" when using a woofer.Hope this helps. the TL:DR is if you want bass, get a subwoofer. Or tell me what speakers you currently have.


jram

At the moment I have 2 tower speakers (Celestion F3) but I replaced the … At the moment I have 2 tower speakers (Celestion F3) but I replaced the speakers myself. Each box has a 5" speaker, 5" woofer. and a tweeter. Current setup only has good volume but not so good bass. In stereo mode? does it mean it won't have the 5.1 sound? I also have an old 10 band equaliser, but does not have any big effect.



erm... I think I might have confused you..
.
All av amps have a "music mode" which is basically stereo - it's the best way to listen to MUSIC. So 2.0 or 2.1 if you have a subwoofer. You can of course use 5.1 anytime you wish. Just typically, 2.0 or 2.1 is best for music to most people. But yes if you want, you can use 5.1 - if you have enough speakers. I don't know about equalizers that much as I've never had use of one. If you have the celestion f3, they are floorstand speakers, get a subwoofer like this...

ebay.co.uk/itm…258?hash=item1a284c4322:g:kUUAAOSwLEtYmKyc

or this

ebay.co.uk/itm…073?hash=item3d34a4e9e9:g:UFYAAOSwuxFYtwYa

with the amp - set it up and tell it you have a subwoofer (set your speakers to small remember) and you're golden.. plenty of bass. You seem like you should know more about this stuff than you do if you've been changing speakers in cabinets... if you want more information I can try and answer your questions but you are probably best going into richer sounds yourself and talking to the people there, in my experience they are always friendly and helpful.

Windie

Yep same here, can't see it happening tho.



you seen Your text here

jumpinoffthbed

you seen Your text here


Yeah saw it last night, my nearest Richer Sounds doesn't have any in stock. Although there trying to get one in for a trial
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