Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-V485

The combination of power and quality – Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-V485

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-V485

This Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-V485 comparison will be helpful for people who are looking for a good receiver with many features.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-V485 back

The Yamaha RX-V685BL vs RX-V485 total output power comparison shows that the RX-V685BL has more power – compare its 650 W with 400 W that the RX-V485 has. The RX-V685BL supports the 7.2 channel setup, while the RX-V485 supports only the 5.1 channel setup. Nevertheless, both models support the MusicCast technology. These two receivers support the modern video standard. These models work with Amazon Alexa.

Connections & Setup

These receivers support Wi-fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay. You can stream content from various online services.

These models are built-well, so customers don’t experience any issues with ports – the signal is always stable and you get no noise. The Yamaha RX-V485 vs RX-V685BL port comparison shows that the RX-V685BL has 5 in and 2 out HDMI ports versus the 4 in and 1 out HDMI ports that the RX-V485 features.

Both receivers use the YPAO technology to control the output sound and perform the initial calibration. This technology is very precise – it will work even in a non-standard room. You also get a special microphone to perform the initial calibration. However, you can still adjust various settings to get the sound you want.

Design

The design of these models is almost identical – there is a display, a large knob to control the volume, a power on/off button and many buttons (the RX-V685BL has more buttons). The front panel also features additional ports.

These models come with remote controllers. The controllers are very ergonomic and you can easily control the receiver. The dimensions are 14.9x17.1x6.7 in for the RX-V685BL and 12.4x17.1x6.3 in for the RX-V485.

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros & cons

Pros:

  • High-performance – menus are responsive and HDMI switching is very fast.
  • The initial calibration is easy to perform – it is also very fast.
  • The receiver is very compatible – it opens and plays perfectly various formats.

Cons:

  • The Alexa technology has limited control – you cannot change inputs or turn on the unit.
  • You cannot set the volume without a TV screen.

Yamaha RX-V485 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The cooling system is reliable – the unit does not run hot.
  • The output sound quality is amazing (you need to complete the calibration stage).
  • Many features that make it flexible – input names editing, HDMI commands, ARC, grain volume adjustment, etc.

Cons:

  • It comes with a user manual which may be quite confusing (if you are not familiar with this kind of equipment).
  • AirPlay may be unstable.

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Oct 26, 2018

Yamaha RX-V685BL was regarded by me as a very interesting device. Why? Yamaha is a well-known company, which always carries about its clients and does everything for them. After some testing and Yama...

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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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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha RX-V485

Model

RX-V685BL
RX-V485

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

30
42

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

240 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
400 W

Output power per channel

90 W
80 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

7
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
92 dB

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, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

7
has not

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

5
4

HDMI outputs

2
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
1

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 qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Cinema DSP 3D

Surround system class

7.2 channel
5.1 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

17
8

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches

Product weight

23.1 pounds
17.86 pounds

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  • 36Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 33Yamaha RX-V485

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