Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-832

Comparison of budget receivers: Pioneer VSX-832 vs Yamaha RX-V485

Pioneer VSX-832 vs Yamaha RX-V485

Pioneer VSX-832 vs Yamaha RX-V485 checking is made to compare two budgetary receivers with the same total output power – 400 watts but with a different set of embedded technologies.

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Features & Performance

The Pioneer VSX-832 has support for object-oriented 5.1 Dolby Atmos audio playback which is not supported by the Yamaha receiver. This receiver creates multidimensional sound according to the scheme of channels 3.1.2 or 2.1.2 while using speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The VSX-832 uses Surround Enhancer technology to create “virtual” surround sound using DSP algorithms to provide clear sound.

Yamaha RX-V485 has 5 channels of amplification. The Yamaha RX-V485 video path is ready to broadcast not only two standards: HDR10 with permanent metadata but also Dolby Vision with dynamic metadata. Yamaha has its own Cinema DSP 3D software. This technology simulates high frequencies and surround back speakers in the 5.1 system. By comparing the receivers in terms of video playback, the RX-V485 has the function of upscale to 4K, which Pioneer does not have.

Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-832

Connections & Setup

All HDMI terminals on both models support 4K / 60p video. On the back of the Yamaha RX-V485 there are 5 pairs of screw acoustic terminals. By comparing the network capabilities of the receivers in this Pioneer VSX-832 vs Yamaha RX-V485 review, the Pioneer receiver does not have Bluetooth support. The Pioneer VSX-832 has built-in Internet radio and online music services, including Spotify, Deezer, etc. It is worth paying attention to the tangible difference in power consumption: 400 (Pioneer) versus 240 (Yamaha).

Design

Pioneer VSX-832 has a strict concise design. On the front panel neatly located the main control buttons. The upper part of the front panel is occupied by a fluorescent display. The Yamaha RX-V485 front panel is occupied by large round buttons that are clearly highlighted. An upper part of the front panel is glossy. It is worth noting in the Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-832 review that the RX-V485 has a smaller display comparing to VSX-832.

Pioneer VSX-832 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The receiver has FireConnect technology for playing an audio from network and analog sources on compatible wireless headphones.
  • The VSX-832 is equipped with a built-in Chromecast platform, to transfer music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop directly to the speakers.

Cons:

  • Does not support DTS technology.

Yamaha RX-V485 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Due to the MusicCast technology, the receiver can create a chain of network speakers.
  • RX-V485 supports Alexa for control of the MusicCast devices chain.

Cons:

  • The receiver does not support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D.
  • This receiver does not support Bluetooth headphones.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832

Model

RX-V485
VSX-832

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

66
55

Amplifier

Total output power

400 W
400 W

Output power per channel

80 W
80 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 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
86 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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
has not

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
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

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
24bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Cinema DSP 3D
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

240 W
400 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches
12.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

17.86 pounds
18 pounds
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832

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  • worse
  • 24.9
  • 19.3
  • 24.9Yamaha RX-V485
  • 19.3Pioneer VSX-832

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