DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. These sound technologies transport you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. These sound technologies allow for music, people and objects to come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the story.
MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast Sound Bar then add a MusicCast capable A/V receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, next add MusicCast Wireless speakers or hi-fi components in other rooms wirelessly.
Bluetooth Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
The RX-V781 is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you easily enjoy wireless music playback from smart phones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Video Upconversion with HDCP 2.2
This unit supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through and video upconvertion). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission.
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
The RX-V781 supports 3D video signals. Additionally, the audio return channel function enables audio to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable.
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, the receiver 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 control to command source players with functions like skip, play and pause.
Note: All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.
This A/V receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhances operation. You can connect the A/V receiver to a Mac or PC with WebBrowser Control and have two way control of Internet radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, or SiriusXM Internet Radio. The A/V Controller app lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only enables you to stream music directly from your smart phone or tablet via the A/V Controller App, AirPlay etc., but also allows for control of the A/V receiver as well.
Stream Music Directly to the Receiver with AirPlay
This A/V receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer in your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title, artist name, and album art inside the receiver's on-screen display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smart phone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha A/V receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smart phone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha A/V receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify.
A/V Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
Use the Yamaha A/V Controller App (downloadable from iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon Appstore)to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes and much, much more from an iPhone or Android device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
The RX-V781 receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize original DSP technologies from Yamaha. These sound programs allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. It is now possible to use the A/V Controller app to adjust the DSP parameters in a basic or advanced mode to match the mood of your favorite movie or music album.
Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support
This A/V 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 codecs such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-resolution audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.
USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPad, and iPhone on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod, iPad, and iPhone, which also charges the iOS device when connected. Because the digital signal from device is transmitted directly to the A/V receiver, there is no signal-loss or interference. You get to enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the Apple device for basic playback control.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
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.
YPAO - R.S.C. with Multipoint Measurement
YPAO - Reflected Sound Control analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound in the listening area. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds. With multipoint measurement, measure up to eight locations ensuring each seat is acoustically optimized during playback.
Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
This exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you would expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localization 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.
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 preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Down to every detail, this A/V receiver is designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality
This A/V receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving a high level of sound clarity. It employs a discrete amplifier configuration and a low-jitter PLL circuit, contributing to its excellent audio performance.
SCENE for One-touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the A/V receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
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 three-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT
The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature allows for more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room. Simply place the surround speakers in the front of the listening area to enjoy a virtual 5-channel surround sound with superior rear virtual sound localization.
Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker
With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the surround back area of the listening environment.
YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume
Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.
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 soundstage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Intelligent Amp Assign
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what speaker layout is selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is turned off, all 7.1-channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is powered on, the power to the two surround back channels will automatically be redirected to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive 5.1-channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the A/V receiver.
Advanced Multilingual GUI On-screen Display
The latest graphical user interface from Yamaha has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Specifications: • Power output: 110 watts RMS @ 8 ohms 1 kHz 2 channels driven, 95 watts RMS @ 8 ohms 20-20,000 Hz • Dynamic power per channel: 130 watts @ 8 ohms, 170 watts @ 6 ohms, 195 watts @ 4 ohms, 240 watts @ 2 ohms • THD: 0.06% • Frequency response: 10-100,000 Hz • Surround sound processing: CINEMA DSP, 17 DSP programs, SILENT CINEMA, Dialogue Lift, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, DTS:X, Master Audio • DAC: Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit • HDMI 4K Ultra HD pass-through and upscaling • HDCP 2.2 Compliant • Inputs: 6 HDMI, USB, 2 digital optical, 2 digital coaxial, 4 stereo RCA, 2 component video, 4 composite video, remote IR • Outputs: 2 HDMI, component video, composite video, 7.2-channel line level preout, zone 2 line level, 1/4' headphone jack, remote IR, 12V trigger • AM/FM tuner • Includes: Remote control, AM antenna, FM antenna, YPAO RSC calibration microphone, and 2 AAA batteries • Power requirement: 120 VAC 60 Hz • Dimensions: 17-1/8" W x 6-3/4" H x 14-7/8" D.