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
I compared two wonderful solutions and this Pioneer VSX-933 vs Yamaha RX-V485 review will be helpful for people who want to get a great receiver.
The Pioneer VSX-933 supports the 7.2 channel setup, while the Yamaha RX-V485 supports the 5.1 channel setup only. The Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-933 total power test demonstrates that the VSX-933 is more powerful – 560 W, compare it with 400 W that the RX-V485 outputs. Both models support the modern video format and the upscaling feature. The Yamaha RX-V485 works with the wireless MusicCast speakers and it works with Alexa, while the VSX-933 works with Sonos and it supports the Google Assistant and Chromecast technologies.
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The VSX-933 supports the Powered Zone 2 feature. The VSX-933 uses the MCACC technology and the RX-V485 uses the YPAO technology to control the output sound. Both models have the auto-calibration feature. These calibration features are very precise. You can adjust different parameters to get the sound you want – both receivers have user-friendly menus. You also get the microphone to perform the calibration.
The VSX-933 has 2 knobs, a display, a power on/off button and some small additional buttons. The RX-V485 has a knob, a power on/off button, a display and three rows of round buttons. Both models have extra ports on the front panel. These receivers have great displays, which show some basic information only. These models come with remote controllers, and some customers may find the VSX-933 remote controller too small, however, it is still ergonomic.
The dimensions are 14.6x17.1x6.8 in for the VSX-933 versus 12.4x17.1x6.3 in for the RX-V485. The weight is 21 and 17.86 pounds respectively.
The Pioneer VSX-933 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-933 price