The Yamaha RX-V781 With 7-Channel Amplifier
Yamaha has upgraded and improved its RXV range with the introduction of the RX-V781. With support for DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, the latest, most immersive surround sound formats, along with 4K and cutting-edge HDR (High Dynamic Range) tech, this powerhouse receiver pairs perfectly with the latest Ultra HD TVs to deliver a mind-blowing home theater experience.
With 95w per channel also at 0.06% THD, the RX-V781 has a little more power for those that like to turn up the volume. This new receiver is the only one out of the four to have an Input knob. Some other reasons for the price jump is the high-grade aluminum front panel, a more advanced YPAO featuring R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control), and a second HDMI output (though with no ARC). According to Yamaha, in addition to their YPAO, R.S.C. corrects early reflections for the studio-quality sound and provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies their own CINEMA DSP parameters according to reflected sounds. A diagram illustrating this is found on their website.
Of course, the most important upgraded feature of this Yamaha av receiver is it’s inclusion of 7.2 channel preouts. It’s rare these days to find an Atmos AVR which offers full preamp outputs on all of its channels for under $1k so we are pleased that Yamaha has done so with this model. For those who contemplating on adding more power down the road, it’s absolutely worth spending the extra $200 for this new model to get this feature. In fact, to our knowledge this is the least expensive Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver which offers multi-channel preamp outputs doubling its application as a cost effective dedicated pre/pro alternative.