Yamaha RX-V485 vs Denon AVR-X1500H

Yamaha RX-V485 vs Denon AVR-X1500H

Yamaha RX-V485 review

The 5.1-channel amplifier on board can provide power when loading one channel at 165 W (at 8 Ohms). The AV receiver is equipped with fully discrete power amplifiers to minimize distortion and use independent clean power sources for analog and digital circuits. The receiver is equipped with 384 kHz / 32-bit premium DACs - also with independent power supplies - for reproducing without noise absolutely all audio signals from high-resolution sources. To control the volume, a new high-quality IC with high sound quality is used, and large radiators suppress vibration. Any detail of these AV-receivers is focused exclusively on the highest possible sound quality. Yamaha RX-V485

Denon AVR-X1500H review

The 7.2-channel AV receiver has the power of 80W per channel (8 Ohms). The AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X formats, as well as the latest video technologies such as 4K pass-through, support for Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG and HDCP 2.2 on all six HDMI ports. Popular music services Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal and many others are now available with built-in HEOS technology. There is also HDMI with support for HDCP 2.2 and video processing form UltraHD 4K. Denon AVR-X1500H

Yamaha RX-V485 pros & cons

Pros

  • It doesn’t sound good at all - but much better
  • A good set of streaming functions and the ability to easily connect wireless rear speakers are additional advantages of this model

Cons

  • I wish output power was bigger
  • The AV receiver has only four HDMI inputs and is not compatible with Google Chromecast and Dolby Atmos

Denon AVR-X1500H pros & cons

Pros

  • Sound is crystal clear and has plenty of power
  • Unit does not run hot at all, even in a theater cabinet
  • Build quality is great, it's a heavy unit

Cons

  • The on-screen interface is ugly. It looks like some sort of retro 90s DOS text interface with huge block letters and no graphics

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha RX-V485
Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

RX-V485
AVR-X1500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

218
23

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
8.6/19
Yamaha RX-V485
Denon AVR-X1500H
Yamaha RX-V485
Denon AVR-X1500H

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  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V485
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