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Pros / This receiver has good output power.

Cons / It lacks many audio decoders.

 Verdict / The Yamaha RX-V483 has excellent power and connectivity, but it lacks some important audio decoders and HDMI inputs.

The Yamaha RX-V483 is the most affordable AV receiver in our review. The good side to this is that you get a lot of power for the price. The downside is that you don’t get 7.1 channels and many of the audio codecs for upmixing stereo to surround sound.

With just 5.1 channels, the RX-V483 can’t match the 7.1 surround sound of the best home theater AV receivers in our review, which is a significant downside if you’re looking for something to power a truly excellent surround sound system. That said, most movies are mixed to a 5.1 format using Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, which this receiver has decoders for, so the lack of a 7.1-channel amplifier is not a big deal – yet. With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X adding more overhead channels to the mix, you can expect more movies to expand the surround sound format in the future.

The best feature of the RX-V483 is the power output. The output is among the best for the price of less than $500. With 6-ohm speakers, the receiver is rated for 130 watts per channel, and 110 watts per channel with 8-ohm speakers. To put it simply, it has the power to sufficiently rattle your walls and windows, giving a truly cinematic feel to your movies.

Though the RX-V483 features the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio decoders, it lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the premier formats. It also lacks upmixing matrix decoders like Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Surround, DTS Neo:6 and DTS Neural:X. This means that you can’t easily upmix a stereo signal to a surround sound.

For connectivity, the Yamaha RX-V483 features all the common wireless formats – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and DNLA. It has only four HDMI inputs, which is disappointing. Most AV receivers have at least six. However, it does have legacy inputs for DVD players and gaming consoles that aren’t HDMI compatible. It also has a USB port in the front for charging mobile devices.

  • Rated Output for 8-ohm Speakers
  • Rated Output for 6-ohm Speaker
  • Warranty
  • Height
  • Weight
  1. According to the manufacturer, this is the power output when using 8-ohm speakers.
    More is Better
  2. 7  Yamaha RX-V
    110.0 Watts
  3. 130.0 Watts
  4. 115.0 Watts
  5. 80.0 Watts
  6. Category Average
    86.0 Watts


The Yamaha RX-V483 provides a lot of power to your speakers compared to other AV receivers around $500. With 130 watts of power on 6-ohm speakers, it can make you feel like you’re in the theater. However, it doesn’t have as many HDMI inputs and output channels as the best AV receivers in our review. In addition, while it has the audio decoders that matter – Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD – it lacks other decoders.

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