Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Yamaha RX-A3060BL – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V481BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the RX-A3060BL has a power of 150/8, 230/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V481BL it is 0.09%, but for the RX-A3060BL it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V481BL received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A3060BL is equipped with ES9016 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V481BL and Yamaha RX-A3060BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V481BL works with Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE, but the Yamaha RX-A3060BL works with Napster, Qobuz, JUKE. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V481BL and the RX-A3060BL. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A3060BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A3060BL.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V481BL has 4/1, and the RX-A3060BL has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V481BL and the RX-A3060BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V481BL and RX-A3060BL support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A3060BL. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V481BL and the Yamaha RX-A3060BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A3060BL. Only in the RX-A3060BL realized a DTS:X surround technology.