Yamaha RX-V485 Review and Specs
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Yamaha RX-V485 (Central and South American versions)

SCORE:
76

Highlights

  • 5.1 channels
  • 80 W (8 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2 via firmware update, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input

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Yamaha RX-V485 Overview

Yamaha RX-V485 was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 76 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
69
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
83
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
90
OVERALL
76

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha RX-V485.

PROS
Bi-amp Capability ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby TrueHD ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Digital Plus ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Pro Logic ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Neo ๐Ÿ‘
DTS-HD Master Audio ๐Ÿ‘
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio ๐Ÿ‘
DTS 96/24 ๐Ÿ‘
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network ๐Ÿ‘
Gapless Playback ๐Ÿ‘
DSD via HDMI ๐Ÿ‘
DSD via USB ๐Ÿ‘
Dialog Level Adjustment ๐Ÿ‘
Compressed Music Enhancer ๐Ÿ‘
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) ๐Ÿ‘
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
BT.2020 color space ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
3-D Ready ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough ๐Ÿ‘
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling ๐Ÿ‘
MusicCast ๐Ÿ‘
Works with Amazon Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Google assistant ๐Ÿ‘
Ethernet ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
eARC ๐Ÿ‘
New HDCP Version ๐Ÿ‘
USB Input ๐Ÿ‘
Composite Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘
Composite Video Outputs ๐Ÿ‘
Zones ๐Ÿ‘
Analog Tuner ๐Ÿ‘
Spotify ๐Ÿ‘
Tidal ๐Ÿ‘
Deezer ๐Ÿ‘
Napster ๐Ÿ‘
New Bluetooth Version ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Not Certified 4 โ„ฆ Performance ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few Channel Processing ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Surround Upmixer ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No High-resolution Music Enhancer ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few HDMI Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Few HDMI Outputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Phono Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Component Video Inputs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Analog Pre-Outs ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Pandora ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No SiriusXM Internet Radio ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-V485 to its predecessor RX-V483 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Yamaha RX-V485 Yamaha RX-V483
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB โœ” up to 192 kHz/32 Bit โœ” up to 192 kHz
Works with Amazon Alexa โœ” โœ–
AirPlay โœ” AirPlay 2 via firmware update โœ” AirPlay
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 2.1 + EDR

DOWNGRADES Yamaha RX-V485 Yamaha RX-V483
Pandora โœ– โœ”

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha RX-V485 vs Yamaha RX-V483.

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha RX-V485 has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 80 W (8 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p and 4K upscaling up to 60p.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha RX-V485 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 Correction

Yamaha RX-V485 comes with[y] YPAO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Yamaha RX-V485 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports[y] AirPlay 2 via firmware update. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Front panel has USB and mini-jack Audio inputs.

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Detailed Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha RX-V485.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
ModelRX-V485
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryCentral and South America
Release Year2018
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.1
Front Wide Channel Supportโœ–
THXโ„ข Certificationโœ–
Continuous 6 โ„ฆ Ratedโœ”
Certified 4 โ„ฆ Performanceโœ–
Bi-amp Capabilityโœ”
AUDIO
Surround:AIโ„ขโœ–
DACBurr-Brown DAC x 3
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationโœ–
Dolby TrueHDโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerโœ–
Dolby Pro Logicโœ” PLII
Dolby Digital EXโœ–
DTS:Xโœ–
DTS Neural:Xโœ–
DTS Virtual:Xโœ–
DTS Neoโœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioโœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioโœ”
DTS 96/24โœ”
DTS Expressโœ–
DTS-ESโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerโœ–
PCMโœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Networkโœ” up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBโœ–
Gapless Playbackโœ”
DSD via HDMIโœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USBโœ” 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converterโœ–
USB DACโœ–
DTS Dialog Controlโœ–
Dialog Level Adjustmentโœ”
Dialog Normalizationโœ–
Dialogue Liftโœ–
Compressed Music Enhancerโœ” including enhancer for Bluetoothยฎ
High-resolution Music Enhancerโœ–
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)โœ”
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Settingโœ”
Audyssey Dynamic EQโœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeโœ–
Audyssey LFCโœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTโœ–
Audyssey DSXโœ–
Direct Modeโœ”
Straight Decoding Modeโœ”
CINEMA DSPโœ” 3D
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSPโœ” Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Virtual Speakersโœ”
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputโœ–
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.โœ” YPAO sound optimization
YPAO Volumeโœ–
VIDEO
Video Signal TypePAL
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dynamic HDRโœ–
BT.2020 color spaceโœ”
Dolby Visionโœ”
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)โœ”
Quick Media Switching (QMS)โœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-throughโœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)โœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)โœ–
3-D Readyโœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscalingโœ” up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversionโœ–
Component Video Upscalingโœ–
Analog to Analog Video conversionโœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputโœ–
FireConnectโœ–
FlareConnectโœ–
MusicCastโœ”
Chromecast Built-Inโœ–
DTS Play-Fiโœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaโœ”
Google assistantโœ”
Works with SONOSโœ–
AirPlayโœ” AirPlay 2 via firmware update
Apple Product Connectionโœ” iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote Appโœ” (iPhoneยฎ / iPadยฎ / Androidโ„ข phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueโœ–
Ethernetโœ”
Ethernet Switchโœ–
Wi-Fiโœ”
Bluetoothโœ” SBC, AAC (compatible with SCMS-T.)
HDBaseT Compatibleโœ–
Enhanced ARCโœ” via firmware update
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Input4
HDMI Output1
USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portโœ–
Analog Audio Line Input4 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputโœ–
Phono Inputโœ–
Optical In1
Optical Outโœ–
Coaxial In/Out2 / โœ–
Composite Video Input3
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Inputโœ–
S-Video Outputโœ–
Component Video Inputโœ–
Component Video Outputโœ–
PC Inโœ–
Multi-Channel Inputโœ–
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputsโœ–
XLR Pre-outsโœ–
Front A/V InputsUSB, mini-jack Audio
Speaker A/Bโœ–
Headphone Outโœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
Zone B Video Outputโœ”
RS-232โœ–
+12V Trigger Outputโœ–
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
Party Modeโœ–
MISC
On-Screen Displayโœ” color OSD
SCENESCENE (4 sets)
Web Browser Controlโœ–
PreAmp Modeโœ–
Remote Controllerโœ”
Detachable Power Cordโœ–
dockportโœ–
RADIO
Analog Tunerโœ” FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radioโœ–
Internet Radioโœ”
Pandoraโœ–
Spotifyโœ”
Tidalโœ”
Deezerโœ”
Napsterโœ”
SiriusXM Internet Radioโœ–
CONSTRUCTION
A.R.T. Wedgeโœ–
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals5
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsโœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsโœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption260 W
Standby Power0.1 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionโœ”
Auto Power Standbyโœ”
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 161 mm x 327 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 225.5 mm x 327 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/8" x 12-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 8-7/8" x 12-7/8")
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)20.5" x 15.4" x 9"
Weight7.8 kg (17.2 lbs)
Weight of Package20.4 lbs
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (6 โ„ฆ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (6 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)115 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 โ„ฆ, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)135 W (10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2160 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 โ„ฆ, Front)130 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 โ„ฆ, Front)110 W
Damping Factor100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 โ„ฆ)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kโ„ฆ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kโ„ฆ (Subwoofer)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance100 mV/470 โ„ฆ (1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 โ„ฆ)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AV 2 etc. to Front, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 ยตV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)70 dB/50 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 โ„ฆ (Composite)
Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
Video S/N Ratio50 dB
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 Frequency87.5/87.50 MHz - 108.0/108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 ยตV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency530/531 kHz - 1710/1611 kHz

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

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