Yamaha RX-V3081 AV Receiver


**Trade-in AV Receiver In Great Condition**

Highest performance AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos® and DTS-X™ playback with CINEMA DSP HD3 and offers many outstanding features including 11.2-channel expandability for an unmatched 3D AV experience, high 64-bit precision EQ calculation YPAO™, super-high quality ESS DAC and Zone 2/3 audio processing.

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Dolby Atmos® and DTS-X™ Playback with CINEMA DSP HD3 – This AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos® and DTS-X™ playback with CINEMA DSP HD3, taking the surround sound experience to new heights. The revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features new signal processing algorithms and three sets of high performance processors. This maximises theatre sound effects, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence and no feeling of boundaries. You will experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in the movie scene.

Ultra-high Performance DACs for Superior Sound Quality – An ultra-high performance ESS Technology 192 kHz / 32-bit ES9016 DAC produces an unsurpassed sound stage with up to 124 dB dynamic range, super low distortion and noise level. High-quality ESS ES9006 DACs power the presence channels. This AV receiver’s sound reproduction is for the most discriminating of listeners.

MusicCast – 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-V3081. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Bluetooth – 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.

4K Ultra HD – This AV receiver completely supports with 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 including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation. *Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma will be available via future firmware update.

Support For 21:9 Aspect Ratio – The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive. *This feature is not supported with some PC monitors with specific IT specification design.

Wi-Fi Built-in – 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®*, Napster®*, Tidal*, Deezer* 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.  *Tidal and Deezer will be available via future firmware update.

AV Controller App – 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.

YPAO 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 optimised to your system settings and listening environment.

  • Heavy legs to add more stability to the chassis
  • H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame / double bottom construction
  • AirPlay®, Spotify*, Pandora®*, Tidal*, Deezer* music streaming service *Music service availability varies by region
  • DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • HDMI® (8 in / 2 out) with 4K Ultra HD full support, HDR Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020
  • YPAO™-R.S.C. sound optimisation with 3D, 64-bit precision EQ calculation and angle measurement
  • Zone Extra Bass for more powerful bass sound in another rooms (Zone 2 and 3)
  • Zone Volume Equalizer for optimum sound balance in another rooms (Zone 2 and 3)
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Yamaha video processing optimises video content
  • Advanced HDMI Zone Switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
  • Versatile Zone control such as Zone 2 / 3 / 4 on / off, Zone GUI and Party mode
  • Detachable AC power cord for easier installtion
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Amplifier Section

  • Channel:  9.2
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven):  150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
  • Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA):  230 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms):  175 / 220 / 295 / 410 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP:  Yes (HD3)
  • DSP Programs:  24
  • Dialog Level Adjustment:  Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker:  Yes
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker:  Yes
  • Dialogue Lift:  Yes (no presence speakers required)
  • Dolby Atmos:  Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD:  Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus:  Yes
  • Dolby Surround:  Yes
  • DTS:X:  Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio:  Yes

Audio Features

  • Pure Direct:  Yes (with video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer:  Yes
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer:  Yes
  • YPAO Multi-point Measurement:  Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control), 3D, 64-bit Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
  • YPAO Volume:  Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control):  Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting:  Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge:  Yes
  • Bi-amp Capability:  Yes
  • Audio Delay:  Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels:  ESS SABRE32™ Ultra DAC (for main 7 channels)

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling:  Yes (4K/60p, 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D Passthrough:  Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel:  Yes
  • HDMI Upscaling:  Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Video Adjustment:  Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync:  Yes


  • HDMI Input/Output:  8 (HDMI1-7: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 2 (HDCP2.2 compatible)
  • HDMI CEC:  Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
  • USB Input:  USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  • Network Port:  Yes
  • Wi-Fi:  Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay:  Yes
  • Bluetooth:  Yes (SBC / AAC)
  • Front AV Input:  HDMI / USB / Analogue Audio / Composite
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical:  3 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial:  3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output:  9 (front 1) / 0
  • Phono Input:  Yes
  • Component Video Input/Output:  3 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output:  5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout:  11.2-ch
  • Headphone Output:  1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner:  Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen Display:  Graphical User Interface
  • SCENE:  SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • App Control:  Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
  • Web Browser Control:  Yes
  • Remote Control Unit:  Yes (Preset)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output:  Preout / HDMI
  • Zone 3 Audio Output:  Preout
  • Zone 4 Audio Output:  HDMI
  • Powered Zone:  Zone 2 / 3
  • Zone Video Output:  HDMI / Component / Composite
  • Zone HDMI:  Yes (Advanced HDMI Zone Switching)
  • Zone B Output:  HDMI
  • Zone GUI:  Yes
  • RS-232C Interface:  Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output:  2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output:  1 / 1
  • Party Mode:  Yes


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only):  ≤0.1W
  • Auto Power Standby:  Yes
  • ECO Mode:  Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):  435 x 182 x 472 mm
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):  435 x 247 x 472 mm (with antenna up)
  • Weight:  17.8 kg
Additional Information
Weight 17.8 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 472 × 435 × 247 mm