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
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.
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.
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).
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.
Yamaha RX-V485 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V485 price