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Yamaha RX-V2085 (Australian version)

SCORE:
92
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Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 9.2 channel processing
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2 via firmware update, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Yamaha RX-V2085 was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 9.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
95
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
96
MISCELLANEOUS
76
RADIO
85
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha RX-V2085.

PROS
  9.2 Channel Processing
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  Works with Amazon Alexa
  Google assistant
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many HDMI Outputs
  USB Input
  Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
  Phono Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Digital Radio
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
CONS
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No HDR10+
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Few 8K Inputs
  No Pandora

Predecessor

Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-V2085 to its predecessor RX-V2083 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Yamaha RX-V2085 vs Yamaha RX-V2083
Surround:AI™ vs
Higher DAC Specs 384 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 384 kHz/32 Bit vs up to 192 kHz
Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
Works with Amazon Alexa vs
AirPlay AirPlay 2 via firmware update vs AirPlay
More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2) vs 2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for Sub/Zone2/ZONE4)
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz
Newer Bluetooth Version 4․2 vs 2․1 + EDR

DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-V2085 vs Yamaha RX-V2083
Less HDMI Inputs 7 vs 8 (1 front)
Front A/V Inputs USB, Analog Audio vs HDMI, USB, Analog Audio
Less Scenes SCENE PLUS (8 sets) vs SCENE PLUS (12 sets)

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha RX-V2085 vs Yamaha RX-V2083.

Audio Section

9 channel Amplifier

Yamaha RX-V2085 features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    Speaker Configurations

    Yamaha RX-V2085's 9 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • DTS:X Configurations: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
    • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

    Dolby Atmos

    Yamaha RX-V2085 supports Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

    • Dolby Surround Upmixer: If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.

    DTS:X

    Yamaha RX-V2085 supports DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

    • DTS Neural:X: DTS Neural:X is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
    • DTS Dialog Control: This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

    Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.


    Sound Processing

    • Surround:AI: Yamaha RX-V2085 features Surround:AI artificial intelligence which in real time, automatically optimizes surround-sound performance for each scene in a movie or any piece of content. Surround:AI analyzes a scene's audio characteristics, focusing on soundtrack elements such as dynamic range, amount of dialog, the degree of sound effects, background music, and channel balance. Surround:AI then compares the scene's audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene's sound to optimize performance. Surround:AI makes dialog more intelligible in scenes with lots of background noise, delivers massive, full-bodied sound for scenes with immersive sound effects, and ensures that you hear softly spoken dialog and soft background sounds. Scenes with big musical scores deliver the best possible musical experience.
    • Adaptive DRC: Yamaha RX-V2085 features Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.

    Room Calibration

    Yamaha RX-V2085 comes with YPAO with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle measurement room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

    • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.

    Video Section

    HDMI

    Yamaha RX-V2085 features 7 HDMI inputs. It has 3 outputs: 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.
    • 4K Upscaling: Yamaha RX-V2085 can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
    • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Yamaha RX-V2085 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
    • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
    • 3D Ready: Yamaha RX-V2085 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Yamaha RX-V2085 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

    • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
    • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
    • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

    Multi-zone Playback

    Yamaha RX-V2085 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 4 different rooms.


    Zone 2

    • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 7 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
    • HDMI Output: Yamaha RX-V2085 offers HDMI output for Zone 2. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.

    Zone 3

    • Powered Zone 3: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 3 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 7 channels will be left for main zone amplification.

    Zone 4

    • HDMI Output: Yamaha RX-V2085 offers HDMI output for Zone 4. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.

    Zone B

    • HDMI Output: Yamaha RX-V2085 offers HDMI output for Zone B. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
    • Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha RX-V2085 has 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest.
    • Analog Line Inputs: There are 8 line inputs for analog audio connection.
    • Digital Inputs: 3 optical inputs and 3 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
    • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

    Video

    • HDMI:
    • Inputs: 7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
      8K Inputs: 0
    • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
    • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 0
    • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. Yamaha RX-V2085 supports up to 1080i resolution on Component video connectors.
    • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 0
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    Specifications

    Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha RX-V2085.

    BASICS
    BrandYamaha
    ModelRX-V2085
    TypeA/V Receiver
    CountryAustralia
    Release Year2018
    AMPLIFIER
    Channels9.2
    Front Wide Channel Support
    THX™ Certification
    Continuous 6 Ω Rated
    Certified 4 Ω Performance
    Bi-amp Capability
    AUDIO
    Surround:AI™
    DACESS SABRE Premier DAC ES9007S x 2
    DAC Specs384 kHz/32 Bit
    Maximum Channel Processing9.2
    Air Studios Monitor Certification
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    Dolby Atmos Music
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Surround Upmixer
    Dolby Pro Logic
    Dolby Digital EX
    DTS:X
    DTS Neural:X
    DTS Virtual:X
    DTS Neo Neo:6
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    DTS 96/24
    DTS Express
    DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
    IMAX Enhanced
    Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 384 kHz/32 Bit
    High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
    Gapless Playback
    DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    DSD via USB 2-ch Input
    DSD to PCM Converter
    USB DAC
    DTS Dialog Control
    Dialog Level Adjustment
    Dialog Normalization
    Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required
    Compressed Music Enhancer
    High-resolution Music Enhancer
    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
    Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ
    Audyssey Dynamic Volume
    Audyssey LFC
    Audyssey Sub EQ HT
    Audyssey DSX
    Straight Decoding Mode
    Pure Direct Mode with Video On mode
    CINEMA DSP HD3
    DSP Programs24
    SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA FRONT
    Virtual Speakers including surround back
    Independent Subwoofer Outputs
    CALIBRATION
    Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle measurement
    YPAO Volume
    PEQ for SUBDown to 15.6 Hz
    VIDEO
    Enhanced ARC via firmware update
    HDCP Version2.3
    HDR10
    HDR10+
    Dynamic HDR
    Dolby Vision
    HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    BT.2020 color space
    QMS (Quick Media Switching)
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
    QFT (Quick Frame transport)
    3-D Ready
    Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 60p 4:4:4
    Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite
    Component Video Upscaling
    Analog to Analog Video conversion
    Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i
    isf Certified Calibration Control
    CONNECTIVITY
    MHL Input
    FireConnect
    FlareConnect
    MusicCast
    Chromecast Built-In
    DTS Play-Fi
    Works with Amazon Alexa
    Google assistant
    Works with SONOS
    AirPlay AirPlay 2 via firmware update
    Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad
    Remote App (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
    InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
    Ethernet
    Ethernet Switch
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth SBC, AAC
    HDBaseT Compatible
    HDMI Inputs7
    HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs
    USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
    USB DC Out Port
    Analog Audio Line Input8 (1 front)
    Analog Audio Line Output
    Phono Input
    Optical Inputs3
    Optical Outputs
    Coaxial Inputs3
    Composite Video Input4
    Composite Video Output
    S-Video Input
    S-Video Output
    Component Video Input2
    Component Video Output
    PC In
    Multi-Channel Input
    Analog Pre-Outs7.2
    XLR Inputs
    XLR Pre-outs
    Front A/V InputsUSB, Analog Audio
    Speaker A/B
    Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
    ZONES
    Zones4
    Powered ZonesZone 2 / 3
    Zone 2 OutsHDMI, RCA Preout
    Zone 3 OutsRCA Preout
    Zone 4 OutsHDMI
    Zone B Video Output HDMI
    Zone GUI
    RS-232C Interface
    +12V Trigger Output2
    Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 1
    Party Mode
    MISC
    On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface
    SCENESCENE PLUS (8 sets)
    Web Browser Control
    PreAmp Mode
    Remote Controller Full LED Backlight
    Detachable Power Cord
    dockport
    RADIO
    Analog Tuner FM
    Presets40
    Digital Radio DAB/DAB+
    Internet Radio
    Pandora
    Spotify
    Tidal
    Deezer
    Napster
    SiriusXM Internet Radio
    CONSTRUCTION
    A.R.T. Wedge
    Speaker Terminals11
    Large Speaker Terminals11
    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
    Gold plated RCA terminals
    POWER
    Power SupplyAC 240 V, 50 Hz
    Power Consumption490 W
    Standby Power0.1 W
    GENERAL
    ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
    Auto Power Standby
    Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 192 mm x 474 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 269 mm x 474 mm)
    17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 18-5/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 18-5/8")
    Weight17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)
    Warranty2 Years
    SPECS
    Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2140 W (0.06% THD)
    Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2155 W (0.9% THD)
    Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)175 W (0.9% THD)
    Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)
    Power Output (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2150 W (0.06% THD)
    Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)190 W (0.9% THD)
    Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)220 W (10% THD)
    Dynamic Power per Channel (2405 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)285 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)210 W
    Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)165 W
    THD0.04% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 70 W, 8 Ω)
    THD (Phono)0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V)
    Damping Factor150 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 0.5%, 100 W/8 Ω)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 0.5%, 100 W/8 Ω)
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
    Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
    Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470 Ω
    Maximum Preout Level and Impedance2.0 V
    S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB
    S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)95 dB
    Phono RIAA Deviation0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO etc., 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
    Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)75 dB/60 dB
    Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)75 dB/60 dB
    DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
    DSD Sampling Rates via USB11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
    Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
    0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
    1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
    Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
    Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Bluetooth Version4․2
    Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
    USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
    FM Frequency87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
    FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
    FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
    FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
    DAB Freq174 MHz - 240 MHz (Band III)
    DAB audio formatsMPEG 1 Layer II/MPEG-4 HE-AAC v2

    * - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
    ** - 480i/576i only
    *** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
    **** - 1080p signal is not converted

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