Nov 27, 2018
The Denon AVRX1500 has a 4K/60Hz video pass through and is ready to work with projectors in home theaters. It also has an intelligent ECO mode, which minimizes energy consumption, without reducing th...Read More
The AVR-X1500H sounds in stereo mode softly, penetratingly and without the veil that is characteristic of many budget multichannel. Denon AVRX1500 vs Yamaha RX-V485 does not indulge in super-fast dynamics, but you cannot blame it for lack of thoroughness. Yamaha has a variety of features that make a figure, you can read more about them in the review below.
The picture quality of Denon AVRX1500 is insanely good. The sound is crystal clear and has plenty of power. The unit does not run hot at all, even in a theater cabinet. Build quality is great, it's a heavy unit.
After switching on, it becomes quite obvious that Yamaha RX-V485 was created specifically for those for whom cinema is the most important part.
A lot of combinations of features, some useful, some less so. If you strip this Yamaha receiver down to just what it is good at you have an excellent basic receiver. It's never going to give you a 5.2.2 Atmos experience; but for a 5.1 system, it delivers both in audio performance and usability. Yamaha RX-V485 vs Denon AVRX1500 is a multifunctional receiver, while Denon comes better with audio content.
The unit setup of Denon AVRX1500 looks like it's from the '80s, but does the job. The unit doesn’t always recognize a Pure audio stream and decode it correctly, but if you changed it to something else and back to Auto Pure it decoded properly for those rare times it stuck on STEREO or something else. Versus it Yamaha RX-V485has long setup of audio and video between multiple devices, to get it all correct and accurate take several days. Unfortunately, you will not get this set up for 20 minutes. It will take time, menus and trial/error/settings to perfect things, but it's worth the time in the end.
To compare these two units build their legs are not just beautiful plastic boxes, bolted with a screw. The side that is adjacent to the body has a large diameter of the contact in contrast to the one that faces the support. And due to the internal power ribs, it works well, concentrating the vibrations in one point. The model uses more advanced "high density" legs with multiple slip rings for even more effective suppression of body vibrations.
The Yamaha RX-V485 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V485 price