Yamaha RX-V481 AV Receiver w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE Speaker Package 5.1

Yamaha RX-V481 AV Receiver w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE Speaker Package 5.1

Yamaha RX-V481 AV Receiver with Wharfedale DX-1SE (5.1) Speaker Package - Includes Cable Bundle worth £79.99.

EAN: 4957812600064

Man. Part No.: RX-V481

Yamaha RX-V481 w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE (5.1)

 Yamaha RX-V481 AV Receiver w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE Speaker Package 5.1

Yamaha RX-V481 AV Receiver

Yamaha RX-V381 AV Receiver

MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
- 5-channel powerful surround sound
--- 80 W per channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
--- 115 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
--- 145 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
- Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
- Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
- AirPlay®, Spotify®*, Pandora®*, JUKE* music streaming service and AV Controller app
- *Music service availability varies by region.
- DSD 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192kHz / 24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
- Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
- HDMI® (4 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2 (4 in / 1 out), HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
- Front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives
- YPAO™ sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
- Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the centre of the screen
- Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
- Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection and Speaker Zone B Function 
- Multi-language colour OSD capable of displaying cover art
- ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption





MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, Hi-Fi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.



MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player connected to the RX-V481. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.



Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.



Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming

The RX-V481 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-V481 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.



4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through

This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through.



HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel


3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network

Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay® etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.


Network Functions

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify®*, Pandora®*, JUKE or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.
*Music service availability varies by region.


AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation


This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
*As of spring 2014

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.



Easy Setup with Your Smartphone or Tablet


Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver


This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad®, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.
*Some models don't support album art display.

Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect


With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.

*Spotify service availability depends on regions.


JUKE Delivers All Your Favourite Music


Music streaming service JUKE offers access to one of the most comprehensive music libraries in the world. More than 30 million songs from all genres from more than 80,000 labels are available to you. Enjoy your favorite songs in the best sound quality thanks to Dolby Pulse technology and play music wherever and whenever you want. JUKE is available as a premium subscription service at Euro 9.99 per month.

Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support


This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high resolution audio codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network content.

Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption*

Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.
*Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.



Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality


The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimise distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analogue circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality


This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier


AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.

SCENE for One-Touch Start


Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.
*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.

YPAO™ Sound Optimisation for Automatic Speaker Setup


YPAO analyses the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker


CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 5-channel surround sound filled with realism, with only two front speakers. With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.



Zone B output Provides 2-channel Sound in a Second Room

Zone B output capability allows the receiver to send 2-channel sound to a second zone, so the main zone now has 3-channel output. This means that users can enjoy stereo sound in a second room. The same source will play in both zones (cannot use two sources).



Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.



Compressed Music Enhancer


When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging


The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*


Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Selectable Auto Power Standby


Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.


Wharfedale DX-1 SE Speaker Package

Wharfedale DX-1 SE 5.1 Speaker Package (DX-1SE)

High-quality home cinema can be costly, both financially and in terms of the amount of space it consumes in your living room. For those seeking a more discreet, stylish and affordable solution for genuine surround sound, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system from Wharfedale is ideal.

The DX-1SE consists of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a similarly diminutive centre speaker and a compact active subwoofer. The speakers take their design cues from the multi-award-winning Diamond standmount speakers, albeit shrunk to a much smaller size – the satellites are just 19cm high.
The DX-1SE replaces the DX-1 HCP, a similarly diminutive speaker package that was universally praised for its excellent ‘sound-per-pound’ performance, earning five-star reviews in What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Home Cinema Choice magazines and scoring 9/10 on the Trusted Reviews website. The new package sports a number of improvements, including fine-tuned drivers, increased efficiency and redesigned cabinets with larger internal volumes. The result is improved bass response, more detail and greater sonic scale.

Each DX-1SE Satellite sports a 19mm silk dome tweeter and 75mm mid/bass driver with a woven polypropylene cone – woven polypropylene is used for its ideal combination of lightness, strength and rigidity. The enclosure is an infinite baffle (closed-box) design, which aids the speakers’ ability to be sited in close proximity to a wall without adversely affecting their performance.

The DX-1 Centre incorporates the same silk dome tweeter flanked by two 75mm mid/bass drivers. Its design includes a sophisticated aperiodic loading system consisting of a vent that is filled with resistive porous foam to control airflow. This aids bass response and contributes to a rich and detailed centre channel performance, a critical part of the surround sound experience.

The matching WH-D8 active subwoofer combines a 200mm long-throw bass cone with a 120W amplifier to deliver bass that’s fast, deep and well-defined from an extremely compact unit – just 328x268x322mm (HxWxD). The quality of the subwoofer’s design ensures it integrates superbly with the other speakers in the package, without any hint of bass bloating or overhang. It also sports an ‘auto-power’ facility, automatically switching out of standby when a signal is sensed and back again when it stops.

Available in high-gloss black or high-gloss white, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker package delivers smart, space-saving contemporary style and exhilarating sound for both movies and music – fast, punchy and detailed, with a sense of scale that belies the diminutive size of the speakers. It’s the perfect way to enjoy authentic and engaging surround sound at a price more akin to a soundbar than a high-quality 5.1 speaker package.

“In the UK and around the world, there is high demand for compact 5.1 speaker systems that combine crisp, modern aesthetics with high-quality sound. In the DX-1SE we have incorporated elements from Wharfedale’s award-winning Diamond speakers to deliver a high-value package that is not only a delight in the home, but also extremely enjoyable to listen to. Modern movie soundtracks are exceptionally demanding, but we've made sure that this package is tailor-made for the job.”

Peter Comeau - Director of Acoustic Design

The Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 home cinema speaker package is available now and replaces the DX-1 HCP. An optional satellite expansion pack is also coming soon, ideal for those seeking to expand the 5.1 package to a 7.1 configuration.



DX-1SE Satellite  
Description/Format Two-way closed-box system
High-Frequency Drive Unit 1 x 19mm silk dome
Mid/Bass Drive Unit 1 x 75mm woven PP cone
Frequency Response 100Hz - 22kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 86dB
Crossover Frequency 3.6kHz
Recommended Amp (RMS) 20 - 100W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 190x110x123mm
Net weight 1.5kg
DX-1SE Centre  
Description/Format Two-way aperiodic system
High-Frequency Drive Unit 1 x 19mm silk dome
Mid/Bass Drive Unit 2 x 75mm woven PP cones
Frequency Response 80Hz - 22kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 87dB
Crossover Frequency 3.6kHz
Recommended Amp (RMS) 30 - 100W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 110x292x123mm
Net weight 2.2kg
WH-D8 Subwoofer  
Description/Format Active dynamic driver IB subwoofer
Drive Unit 1 x 200mm long-throw driver
Frequency Response 40Hz - 120Hz ±3dB
Amplifier Power Output 120W RMS
Line Input Sensitivity 200mV for maximum output
Crossover Range 40Hz - 150Hz (adjustable)
Inputs Stereo line in (2 x RCA phono) 
LFE line in (RCA-phono)
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 85dB
Avg. Max Output @1m 105dB
Options Auto-power; phase inversion
Dimensions (HxWxD) 328x268x322mm
Net weight 7.5kg


Additional Information

Promotion No
Manufacturer's Part No. RX-V481
EAN 4957812600064
Amplifier Brand Yamaha
Amplifier Award No
HDMI Out 1
Amplifier Power 115
Number of channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos No
Video Upscaling No
Connections Analog, Bi-Wire, Component, Composite, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical (TOSLINK), Ethernet, FM/AM, HDMI, Headphone, Subwoofer, USB
Features 4K Passthrough, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Automatic Speaker Calibration, Bi-Wire, Bluetooth (In-Built), Digital Optical, DLNA, Ethernet, FM/AM, Internet Radio, Network (Internet), Remote Control App, Spotify, USB, WiFi (In-Built)
Speaker Type Satellite
Number of Drivers N/A
Multi-Room Zones No
Speaker Dimensions (HxWxD): Satellites: 190x110x123mm/Centre: 110x292x123mm/Subwoofer: 328x268x322 mm
Speaker Award No
Amplifier Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 161 x 327 mm
Warranty Amplifier:2/Speakers: 5/Subwoofer: 2
Model RX-V481
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