Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-831

Yamaha RX-V485

Yamaha RX-V485 review

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...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-831

Model

RX-V485
VSX-831

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.4 of 5

Reviews

66
28

Amplifier

Total output power

400 W
525 W

Output power per channel

80 W
140 W, 80 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB
106 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
2

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

4
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Cinema DSP 3D
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

240 W
380 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches
14.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

17.86 pounds
19.8 pounds
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-831
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-831

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  • 24.9
  • 19.4
  • 24.9Yamaha RX-V485
  • 19.4Pioneer VSX-831

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