Four new affordable RX-V 83 series AV receivers from Yamaha bring-surround sound and streaming music home and include compatibility with Dolby Vision. The four new models are the 5.1-channel RX-V383 ($300) and RX-483 ($450), plus the 7.1-channel RX-V583 ($550) and RX-V683 ($650).
All of these new AV receivers share several features including support for Dolby Vision and hybid log-gamma HDR formats, 60p 4:4:4 UHD video with HDR and BT.2020 color. They also all feature Bluetooth audio. Aside from the RX-V383, the new AVRs have Yamaha’s MusicCast streaming and multi-room audio capability built-in.
Concurrent to the unveiling of these RX-V 83 series AVRs, Yamaha announced that it has added Tidal and Deezer to MusicCast, including support for Tidal’s lossless HiFi streaming.
The two 7.1-channel models add Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding to the feature list as well as AirPlay for streaming audio from Apple devices.
For vinyl aficionados, the range topping RX-V683 adds a phono input.
“The Yamaha RX-V 83 Series of AV receivers provide an affordable way in which to achieve the ultimate in movie, music, and gaming experiences,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Factor in compelling upgrades such as TIDAL and Deezer streaming services, enhanced MusicCast capabilities and Dolby Vision, and this becomes a very exciting lineup.”
When it comes to power—as rated for 20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven into 8 ohms with 0.09% THD—the RX-V383 offers 70 watts per channel. The RX-V483 and RX-583 up that figure to 80 watts per channel. Meanwhile, the RX-V683 promises 90 watts and 0.06% distortion.
Yamaha says the 5.1 Channel RX-V383 and RX-V483 will both ship in April, where is the 7.1 Channel RX-V583 and RX-V683 AVRs will ship in May.