Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers Specs

(same for both models unless otherwise noted)

Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital Plus, Digital 5.1, Digital Surround EX, ProLogic II (ProLogic IIx on RX-V573)
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS, ES Discrete 6.1, ES Matrix 6.1, 96/24, Neo:6, DTS Express
File Formats Supported: DSD, FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA
Other: Compressed Music Enhancer, Silent Cinema, Cinema DSP, Cinema DSP 3D, Virtual Cinema DSP, other DSP
Low Volume Listening: Yamaha Adaptive DRC
3D: Yes
THX Certification: No
Number of Amp Channels: 5 (RX-V473); 7 (RX-V573)
Rated Power (Watts Per Channel): 115 into 8 ohms, one channel driven; 80 into 8 ohms, two channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Video Processing: N/A
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO)
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17.13 x 6.38 x 12.38
Weight (Pounds): 17.9 (RX-V473); 18.1 (RX-V573)
Price: $450 (RX-V473); $550 (RX-V573)

Video: HDMI 1.4a (4), component video (2)
Audio: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo RCA (5)
Additional: Ethernet (1), auxiliary minijack (1)
Accessory: USB (1), FM antenna (1), AM antenna (1)
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1)
Audio: Stereo RCA (1)
Additional: Headphone (1)

Company Info
(714) 522-9105

(714) 522-9105

Speakerboy30's picture

Don't forget if you are powering a set of tower speakers the 573 can bi-amp. This would make a big difference for stereo listening.

jdmaster's picture

How and i mean how is this a good deal? This is 350$ and their is pioneer receivers and even other Yamaha receivers with more power it can't even be loaded at 7 channels continuously.

This is just sad and its even more sad you guys gave it a 4.5 on the charts(audio) i used to come her every single day reading not replying but this by all means is sad its weaker then Pioneer 521-K for just 200$.

Not even good enough for most satellite systems.

This should be a quad only company at least their mediocre at that.

And you guys should be ashamed.

Rob Sabin's picture
JD, putting aside how hard it is to consistently apply ratings across all brands and products when different reviewers are listening in different environments (a subject I've written about in the past), I would caution against suggesting that a particular unit sounds better just because it perhaps appears to deliver more power. Power is critical, but sound quality varies in these low end units. Dennis has great ears and a lot of listening experience across different price points, including a budget Denon AVR he reviewed for us a while ago in which he found the sound acceptable but nothing to rave about. For a budget receiver, these were impressive, and that is what we tend to base the audio performance rating on. Within their category, they sounded great, and it's genuinely hard to find that in entry level AVRs.
aleksandr's picture

Nice Review. AVR good for high sensitivity speakers.

Thinker's picture

Very accurate review of the AVRs.

Note also that the RX-V473 is also the HTR-4065, which was sold at Costco and later, other stores.

“The only downside to Yamaha’s AirPlay implementation on these models is that you can’t use AirPlay itself to power on the receivers.”

There is Network Standby on these AVRs. See page 78 of manual. It “Selects whether the unit can be turned on from other network devices.” It consumes 2 W of power.

I’ve not been able to get it to work (turn on AVR when selected to play from iTunes) but, the Yamaha YWA-10BL Wireless Network Adapter is on and showing the AVR on the Airplay menu in iTunes. I suspect, because it is a disordered manual and inflexible interface, I just have something set wrong. (The setup, manual, UI, and complexity - the whole ball of wax with this unit - is what *bad* user experience design is.)

It is a hard unit to set up. On that alone, I would recommend a more expensive Yamaha or an AVR known for ease of set up and ease of use and well designed interface with decent typography.

For the technically adept, very patient, bargain hunter, it is as described in the review. Now that it is no longer made, it is also way cheaper. I see the 473 for $300 now, new. The YWA-10BL is also $50 now.

rdumi's picture

Yamaha receivers have always been good, no question asked. I have the YWA-10bl and i`m happy with it.