“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Yamaha RX-V1500 General Info

by September 09, 2004
Filed under: Receivers and Processors

Yamaha revealed its newest line of receivers, including the RX-V1500 7-channel AV Receiver. Click on the images below for larger photos:  

Here's a quick breakdown of the features:

  • 7-Channel 840W Powerful Surround Sound (120W x 7 RMS) [8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.04% THD]
  • Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
  • Pure Direct Switch for High Quality 2-Channel and Multi-Channel Sound Reproduction
  • 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
  • YPAO Automatically Sets Best Sound for Any Room, Any Speaker Placement
  • Dialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound
  • 9-Channel Speaker Outputs with Zone 2 Out
  • RS-232C Interface, Trigger Output and IR Port
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Zone 2 Speaker Out and Amplifier Assignment, and Zone 3 Volume
  • Front Panel Video Aux Inputs with Optical Digital an d S-Video
  • 8 Digital Inputs (5 Optical/3 Coaxial): [Fixed and Assignable]
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
  • Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0-240ms)
  • Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover
  • 16 Surround Programs (55 Variations) with 2 THX Programs
  • Component Video Up Conversion
  • HDTV (720p/1080i) Compatibility
  • Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB)

The new receiver adds 10W/channel to its predeccesor

Custom Installation Flexibility
The RX-V1500 also has some cool features that make it easy to achieve flexible custom installation in three different rooms (zones) of the home. Zone 2 power amplifier assignability and speaker terminals mean that Zone 2 can be fully independent with its own 2-channel power, while you still enjoy 5.1-channel sound in the main room. The video signal can be output to Zone 2 as well. Zone 3 has its own volume control, and there is an IR port for remote control capability and a trigger output for automatic power-on of other components. There is also an RS-232C interface for using a touch-screen controller or a PC to configure the receiver.

We're guessing that you can employ our Denon biamping technique to the Yamaha RX-V1500 and RX-V2500 as well, though we'll give you a full report once we obtain our review sample.

Yamaha RX-V1500 vs. RX-V1400 Comparison





Rated Power

120wpc x 7

110wpc x 7

Not an all channels driven specification

DTS Neo: 96Khz



DTS Neo 96kHz provisioning

Pure Direct



Pure Direct offers improved signal routing

YPAO Test Time



Total process now completes in 3 min

YPAO Test Tone



Test tone intensity minimized and automatically changes the test duration dependent on room noise

Night Listening Setting

Yes, Cinema & Music


Selectable source type

RS-232C interface



Available for software upgrades

Macro Command in Remote Unit



Programmable macro commands

Optical Connections with shutter



No more lost dust caps

Schottky Barrier Diode for high sound quality



By using new high quality parts, overall sound quality is improved.

See our review of the Yamaha RX-V2500 receiver ...

Visit Yamaha

About the author:
author portrait

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

View full profile