Yamaha RX-V483 review

Seemingly since the dawn of AV receivers, two brands have stood out from the others in customer’s minds: Denon and Yamaha. Both have enviable reputations for great sound, and are consistently able to offer the newest, “must-have” features.


The Yamaha RX-V483 is a fine example of the manufacturer’s art, boasting a useful amount of options in addition to excellent sound quality. It offers a decent amount of future-proofing with support for 4K HDR video and multiroom music.

On the other hand, it doesn’t really improve much on last year’s model, while its competitor, the Denon AVR-S730H has made some important gains — namely Dolby Atmos support. However, Atmos is hardly a must-have in our book. It requires extra “height” speakers and, more importantly, isn’t nearly as common as Dolby’s other formats on today’s movies and TV shows.

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