The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver can be purchased in white, black or titanium. Yamaha* can look back on a long company history. For example, the expertise in the device is shown by the new technology Yamaha MusicCast.
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The AV receiver with an output power of 145 watts offers 5.1 surround sound, which is rounded off by the MusicCast surround system. In addition to the 5 power amplifiers, there is a 2-zone surround technology, which comes very close to the cinema feeling. This way, the music can effectively spread throughout the entire room. The audio qualifications include the option to stream internet radio as well as music streaming per se from e.g. Spotify. The audio software can unfold especially well with Yamaha brand speakers with the built-in hardware Yamaha MusicCast.
Connectivity – connections and interfaces
The Yamaha RX-V485 has common interfaces such as Bluetooth, HDMI, LAN and WLAN. Strictly speaking, Bluetooth is present in version 4.2. Specifically, this transmission standard ensures a higher speed and also a more economical mode than its predecessor standards. Besides 4 HDMI inputs, there is also an HDMI output. Furthermore, digital and analog sound inputs exist. Due to Yamaha MusicCast, the device stands out technologically.
In other words, the user of the Yamaha receiver is able to control the music in the entire household via the Yamaha MusicCast CONRTOLLER application.Other products certified by Yamaha with MusicCast, such as speakers, can be controlled wirelessly through this app. In addition, the integrated YPAO microphone simplifies the installation of the device through the automatic calibration.
The AirPlay function enables the connection with existing Apple devices. Furthermore, the Cinema DSP 3D technology rounds off the balanced sound image.
Available video formats
The 2018 model is compatible with Dolby Vision. In any case, the Yamaha RX-V485 allows you to enjoy a high-definition image and, with Hybrid Log-Gamma, a visual cinematic pleasure.
Advantages of the Yamaha RX-V485
The strengths of the Yamaha RX-V485 are primarily in the auditory domain. In addition to the new technology from Yamaha*, the Yamaha MusicCast, the automatic calibration functions as a useful sound optimization.
The lower power consumption, which is possible due to the included Eco mode, should also be emphasized. Of course, the receiver is also suitable for visual cinema atmosphere due to the compatibility with Dolby Vision. More Yamaha models can be found in the comparison overview of 10 good AV receivers.