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Yamaha RX-V371 review

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Price when reviewed : £230
inc VAT

More connections than most people will have devices for, but the lack of an OSD hampers ease of use


Audio options are just as plentiful; two analogue, two optical and two coaxial digital inputs plus another analogue output make this a well-connected amplifier. However, it’s worth noting that while the front speaker outputs use binding posts, the surround and centre outputs use spring terminals. This will make it difficult to use thicker speaker cables, so you may need to settle for thinner ones.

We’ve experienced some questionable sound quality from Yamaha amplifiers in the past, so we were interested to see how well the RX-V371 would hold up under our testing. When watching movies, we noticed that high frequencies such as cymbals didn’t sound as crisp as they did on other amplifiers; even after a trip into the menus, we couldn’t match the vibrancy of similarly priced units from other manufacturers. It was only a slight difference, but it did dampen our enthusiasm for this amplifier.

Yamaha RX-V371 remote

Considering it costs less than £250, the RX-V371 has an impressive set of inputs and outputs, and its automatic calibration is an unexpected treat. However, the lack of an on-screen overlay can make advanced configuration a laborious task. Finding the right balance of frequencies and crossover points is important for a good home cinema setup, but doing so using the one-line LCD display is rather time consuming. The similarly priced Denon AVR-1312 has fewer inputs, but the on-screen menu system is much more helpful for beginners.

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HDMI inputs4
HDMI outputs1
Component inputs2
Component outputs1
Output resolutions480i, 480p, PAL (576i), 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Total SCART sockets0
SCART socket typeN/A
S-Video input0
S-video output0
Composite inputs4
Composite outputs1
Stereo phono inputs4
Stereo phono outputs2
Coaxial S/PDIF inputs2
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs0
Optical S/PDIF inputs2
Optical S/PDIF outputs0
Multi-channel inputno
Headphone output1/4in
Speaker configurationN/A
Main unit end speaker connection typespring terminals and binding post terminals
Speaker end speaker connection typeN/A
Other connectionsFM antenna, AM antenna, Adapter Port, subwoofer line out
Wired network portsnone
Wireless networking supportnone


Surround sound formatsDolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround Pro Logic IIx, DTS Decoder 2, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Low Bit Rate, DTS ES, Neo:6, DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD
Region freeN/A
Supported playback disc formatsN/A
Audio format supportN/A
Video playback formatsN/A
Image viewing formatsN/A


Speaker configurationN/A
RMS power output500W
RMS power centre100W
RMS power front200W
RMS power surround200W
RMS power subwooferN/A
Wall mountableno
Centre speaker cable lengthN/A
Front speaker cable lengthN/A
Surround speaker cable lengthN/A


Extrasremote control, FM antenna
Subwoofer dimensionsN/A
Centre speaker dimensionsN/A
Front speaker dimensionsN/A
Surround speaker dimensionsN/A
Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on153W

Buying Information

Warrantytwo years RTB