Yamaha RX-V483

    Highlights

    • 5.1 Channels
    • 5.1 Channel Processing
    • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • HDR10, Dolby Vision
    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough, 4K/60Hz Upscaling
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet

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    1. Overview

    Yamaha RX-V483 was introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 79 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

    Amplifier
    79
    Audio Features
    67
    Video Features
    95
    Connectivity
    81
    Zones
    55
    Radio
    96
    OVERALL
    79

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha RX-V483.

    PROs

    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   HDR10
    •   Dolby Vision
    •   eARC
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   USB Input
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify
    •   Tidal

    CONs

    •   Few Channels - 5.1
    •   Low Power Output - 80 W
    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   5.1 Channel Processing
    •   No Dolby Atmos
    •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   No DTS:X
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   4 HDMI Inputs
    •   1 HDMI Outputs
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Zones
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   RCA Line Inputs

    3. Yamaha 2017 Lineup

    In 2017 Yamaha released 13 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Yamaha 2017 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsImmersive AudioZones Price
    RX-A3070 Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    4
    RX-A2070 Image cannot be found 9.2140 W9.27.2-chDolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    4
    RX-A1070 Image cannot be found 7.2110 W7.17.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    RX-A870 Image cannot be found 7.2100 W7.17.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    RX-A770 Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    RX-A670 Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    1
    RX-V3083 Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.211.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    4
    RX-V2083 Image cannot be found 9.2140 W9.27.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    4
    RX-V1083 Image cannot be found 7.2110 W7.17.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    RX-V683 Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    2
    RX-V583 Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    1
    RX-V483 Image cannot be found 5.180 W5.11
    RX-V383 Image cannot be found 5.170 W5.11

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Yamaha RX-A3070 vs RX-A2070 vs RX-A1070 vs RX-A870 vs RX-A770 vs RX-A670.

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    4. Amplifier

    5 channel Amplifier

    Yamaha RX-V483 features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels5.1
      Power Output80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Front Wide Channel Support
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Bi-amp Capability

      5. Speaker Configurations

      Yamaha RX-V483's 5 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Configurations: Available configurations are:
      • 5.1 with internal amplifier.
      • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Yamaha RX-V483 allows you to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

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      6. HDMI

      Yamaha RX-V483 features 4 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p 4:4:4 video signal.
      • 4K Upscaling: Yamaha RX-V483 can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
      • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
      • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Yamaha RX-V483 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

      HDR (High Dynamic Range)

      Yamaha RX-V483 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma via HDMI ports. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.


      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

      Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) via firmware update
      HDCP Version2.3
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p 4:4:4
      Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4

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      7. Room Calibration

      Yamaha RX-V483 comes with YPAO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

      • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.

      8. Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 line inputs for analog audio connection.
      • Digital Inputs: 1 optical input and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 0
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Inputs: 3   Outputs: 1

      Front A/V Inputs

      • USB, mini-jack Audio
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      TERMINALS
      HDMI Inputs4
      HDMI Outputs1
      8K Inputs
      USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
      USB DC Out Port
      Optical Inputs1
      Optical Outputs
      Coaxial Inputs2
      RCA Line Inputs4 (1 front)
      RCA Line Outputs
      XLR Line Inputs
      Phono Input
      Multi-Channel Input
      RCA Pre-Outs0.1
      XLR Pre-outs
      Composite Video Inputs3
      Composite Video Outputs1
      S-Video Inputs
      S-Video Outputs
      Component Video Inputs
      Component Video Outputs

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      9. Evaluation

      We evaluate Yamaha RX-V483 and give score of 79 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


      OVERALL
      79

      Amplifier

      GOOD
      79

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 79 for Amplifier features.

      •   Few Channels - 5.1
      •   Low Power Output - 80 W

      Audio Features

      AVERAGE
      67

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 67 for Audio Features features.

      •   Few Channels - 5.1
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   5.1 Channel Processing
      •   No Dolby Atmos
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No DTS:X
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI

      Video Features

      EXCELLENT
      95

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 95 for Video Features features.

      •   HDR10
      •   No HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   No 8K Passthrough

      Connectivity

      GOOD
      81

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 81 for Connectivity features.

      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   4 HDMI Inputs
      •   1 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   USB Input
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   No Phono Input
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

      Zones

      AVERAGE
      55

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 55 for Zones features.

      •   No Zones

      Radio

      EXCELLENT
      96

      We give Yamaha RX-V483 a score of 96 for Radio features.

      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      10. Replaced by RX-V485

      In 2018 Yamaha RX-V483 was replaced by Yamaha RX-V485. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Yamaha RX-V483 and its successor.

      UPGRADES Yamaha RX-V485 vs Yamaha RX-V483
      Higher DAC Specs 384 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
      Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz/32 Bit vs up to 192 kHz
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      AirPlay AirPlay 2 via firmware update vs AirPlay
      Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
      Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
      Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz
      Newer Bluetooth Version 4․2 vs 2․1 + EDR
      DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-V485 vs Yamaha RX-V483
      DTS Express vs

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