Sep 21, 2018
Yamaha is the first brand, which comes to the mind when I start thinking about music electronics and instruments. So I decided to test the RX-V485, a receiver which is considered to be the example of...Read More
The test of Denon AVRS640H vs Yamaha RX-V485 is intended to compare two inexpensive AVs to understand the reasons for the same price, given that Denon AVRS640H has more inputs, built-in decoders, and 7 channels versus Yamaha RX-V485’s 5 ones.
Yamaha RX-V485 vs Denon AVRS640H revealed the Denon AVRS640H’s dual-zone capability to arrange one more set of speakers in another room. Yamaha RX-V485 has an amazing room-filling sound on broadcasts and a decent phono sound (if the turntable is not high-end) but all those bells and whistles are for one room only.
Denon AVRS640H lacks the Pure Direct mode, unlike Yamaha RX-V485 that allows minimizing distortions and listening to a clear sound from any input. However, AVRS640H has AIR Studios monitor certification to ensure its sound quality.
Denon AVRS640H is remarkable for its great connectivity – it streams content from the most widespread platforms and works with Alexa to provide easy voice control. Besides, the AV is connected with the AVR remote app to manage the unit via mobile device and HEOS app to select different sources and to control basic functions. It includes Audyssey MultEQ calibration that sets and matches speakers’ outputs without an issue.
Yamaha RX-V485 has a Bluetooth input only that make it impossible to pair Bluetooth headphones to listen through them. However, it runs plenty of audio processing options and works with wireless rear speakers.
Both units are powerful enough for small or medium spaces.
Yamaha RX-V485 has a solid construction with ample ventilation (more vents on the side panels). It has only volume button on the front panel when Denon has both volume control and source selector. Both AVs allows making the crucial connections fast due to the mic, USB, Bluetooth, and phone jacks on the front panel.
Denon includes the input button on the front panel that might come in handy if you can’t find a remote.
The Yamaha RX-V485 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V485 price