Yamaha 473 | Yamaha v473 5.1 Channel Receiver

Yamaha 473 | Yamaha v473 5.1 Channel Receiver

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The Yamaha 473 – 5.1 Channel Receiver

The Yamaha 473 is one of the latest offerings from Yamaha. The 473 now includes full networking functions and also includes an app compatible with both iOS and android devices that allow you to control some of the features of the Yamaha RX v473.

 

Network Operations:

The Yamaha V473 like many devices is now trying to be the entertainment hub in your household. As such, something that is quickly becoming standard on many a/v receivers is an ethernet port.  This allows you to share music over your wired network connection from your PC so that you can enjoy a vast array of internet radio stations. The Yamaha 473 is also AirPlay ready. If you’re not familiar with Airplay, it’s a relatively new technology which gives you the ability to stream music wirelessly from your iPod, iPad  or from iTunes to your receiver. This is a great feature however the Yamaha 473 does not include the wireless adapter (Yamaha YWA-BL). This is sold as an optional add-on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yamaha v473 offers a downloadable app for Android, Apple devices, and Kindle Fire that allows you to control many of the basic functions of the receiver such as power on/off, volume, input select, DSP modes and other functions. Many purchasers of the 473 have raved about how intuitive the  control app is. The front of the Yamaha 473 also sports a USB digital connection for your iPod, iPhone and iPad. This is a nice feature since you don’t have to fumble around with the back of the receiver trying to find a USB port. This port also charges your apple devices when they’re plugged in even if  the receiver is off.

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Yamaha 473 Audio:

The Yamaha v473 is capable of delivering 115 watts per channel and can decode all of the major HD audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. It also has an Audio Return Channel function which enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable. Like most Yamaha receivers the Yamaha 473 utilizes YPAO Sound Optimization which adjusts various audio parameters based on the acoustics in your room which in theory should improve the sound quality of your speakers.

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Conclusion:

The Yamaha 473 offers a nice variety of features. Most reviewers loved It’s ability to stream music from their PC or iPod. Also the downloadable app was well received. The graphical interface of the 473 was said to be easy to navigate and intuitive. Of course all of these things are nice, but the real question is…”How Does It Sound?” Well nearly all reviewers were impressed with the sound quality of the Yamaha v473. The combination of nice features and good sound quality makes the Yamaha RX-V473 receiver tough to pass up.

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