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Yamaha RX-V485

5.1-channel home theatre receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and MusicCast

Item # 022RXV485

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers.

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers.

Item # 022RXV485

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About the Yamaha RX-V485

A sound investment

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers. With 5.1 channels of powerful surround sound and full support for 4K video, the RX-V485 is no exception. This receiver offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer. And an impressive array of wireless streaming options lets you access all your favorite tunes and explore new music effortlessly.

A sound investment

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers. With 5.1 channels of powerful surround sound and full support for 4K video, the RX-V485 is no exception. This receiver offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer. And an impressive array of wireless streaming options lets you access all your favorite tunes and explore new music effortlessly.

Wireless surround sound? Yes, please

Want fewer wires in your life? Add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 wireless streaming speakers. This receiver allows them to be connected as wireless surround speakers in a 5.1 home theater system with traditional wired front and center channel speakers.

A world of wireless listening options

Built-in support for streaming services like Spotify®, TIDAL, and Pandora® lets you play and control your favorite music directly through the receiver. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device, and Bluetooth adds even more streaming flexibility.

MusicCast lets you listen the way you want

Yamaha's MusicCast technology makes it easier than ever to set up a whole-home wireless music system. You can add audio playback in up to nine additional rooms with compatible Yamaha wireless speakers and sound bars.

MusicCast lets you stream music from your personal collection, internet radio, and streaming services. You can also play Bluetooth sources, sound from your TV, and even CDs and vinyl. The free MusicCast Controller app makes it easy to access your music and control what you have playing in different rooms.

"Alexa, turn up the volume"

Alexa voice control integration means you only have to ask when you want to play music, control volume, or turn the receiver on and off. Alexa can even help you link or unlink rooms in your multi-room MusicCast system.

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Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • upscales HD video signals to 4K Ultra HD
    • MusicCast Surround lets you add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • Wireless Direct lets you stream music and control the player from a smartphone or tablet without a wireless home network
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole home audio
      • includes support for Pandora®, Spotify®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
      • free MusicCast app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
      • works with Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
    • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 32-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • gapless playback of WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers
    Audio Performance Features:
    • three 32-bit/384kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files streamed through Bluetooth
    Connections:
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 3 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a mobile device or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • free MusicCast Controller app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/8"H x 12-7/8"D (8-7/8"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
    • weight: 17.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # RX-V485BL
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    What's in the box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV534)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone
    • 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas (installed)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note
    • Spotify Connect brochure

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Crutchfield customer from Glen Mills, PA on 7/7/2019

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    I'm very happy with my purchase. It was well within my budget, the sound quality has been very good, and it was easy to set up and use.

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    Features and price

    Crutchfield customer from Elma, NY on 6/17/2019

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    Great price for the features that it has the set up instructions Could be better

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    Great home theater upgrade!

    Crutchfield customer from Loveland, OH on 6/10/2019

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    I just set up the Yamaha receivers in my home theater room. This replaces my much loved Sony 945, which still works perfect after more than a decade but has zero video switching capability. I am using this receiver to push ELAC 6.2s front and rear, as well as the matching ELAC 6.2 center channel, combined with a SVS SB1000 sub. My projector is an Optoma UHD50 4K on a 92" DaLite HD grey fixed screen. The ELACs and the Yamaha are new and will take some time to break in, but I would put this "budget" set up up against much more expensive components. The Yamaha has ample power, my test was Justin Timberlake's concert on Netflix. Full band, orchestra, choir, and lit sounds fantastic. I haven't had a receiver with 4K switching and it's so nice to get the Yamaha's menu displayed on the screen. I need to use the mic to fine tune, but so far I am very happy with this receiver. Very well made for the money and powerful enough to blow me out of my 14x18 room.

    Pros: Power, easy set up, features for the money

    Cons: None yet

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Crutchfield customer from Chula Vista, CA on 6/2/2019

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    RX-V485 a replacment for my RX-V481, HDMI out failed and may have been caused by my TV HDMI which also is dead. Unit is almost the twin to the RX-V481, the new unit having minor changes/upgrades. Still easy to set up with the AV Setup Guide. Haven't tried MusicCast, don't have any Yamaha WiFi speakers, that may change at later date. Like the new internet radio app, easier than the older app. Yamaha has always been kown for great sound and this unit does not dissapoint, could use a few more watts but, ok for my mid sized room. Not fond of the MusicCast app, could be more intuitive, the older Yamaha AV Controller app works fine and easier to use.

    Pros: Great sound, easy setup, good value for the money.

    Cons: MusicCast app.

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    Crutchfield customer from Eden, TX on 5/17/2019

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    So far a great sounding receiver.

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    Great upgrade for us

    Eric from Cottage Grove, WI on 5/5/2019

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    Bought this receiver to upgrade an older Yamaha purchased in the early 90s. All I can say is wow. Plenty of HDMI inputs and pretty intuitive functionality. Plays nice with our dish box and switches seamlessly to BlueRay too. Sound quality is spot on for Yamaha. Price from Crutchfield is fair and shipping quick. Thanks Crutchfield.

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Crutchfield customer from Sparks, NV on 4/10/2019

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    Excellent product.

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    Nice receiver, Many great features

    Crutchfield customer from Writsvlle Bch, NC on 4/7/2019

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    First disappointing purchase from Crutchfield. The receiver works well, and is exactly what I needed. It was a bit more money than I wanted to spend, but I needed this for a rental property, and the bluetooth streaming feature works perfectly. The front panel jack for auxiliary connection, plus the streaming means people can play their own music easily. I like also the feature that lets you blank out each input that you are not using, so the users dont have to cycle through 12 inputs to get the 5 that I used. The disappointing part is that the receiver appeared to me to have been an open-box item, or not well inspected at the factory. The volume control knob had scratches on it, as did a part of the plastic that covers the display, but the scratch did not impact visibility of the display. I am sure Crutchfield would replaced it, but I was only at the house for one week doing repairs, and I would not have had time to ship this unit back and wait for the replacement. Its not a huge deal, but when you pay this much for something, you'd like it to look nice. After a year of use by weekly renters, it will probably have more scratches, so maybe no one will notice.

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming works really well. Nice front panel control layout Customization features (speaker levels, removing unused inputs from being displayed, input-renaming) are great and easy to use

    Cons: Does not have a Yamaha System Connector jack, which would automatically turn on/off the power to my Yamaha Subwoofer.

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    I'll stick with my Yamaha's

    Crutchfield customer from Humacao, PR on 3/14/2019

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    I've had Yamaha receivers for quite some time. Always getting another one past time. Always upgrading in the same range but the RX V-485 is just right. More than you would expect for thee money. Love my Yamaha!

    Pros: It's all good!

    Cons: None so far.

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    Awesome sound and functions

    Wy from Oak Ridge, NC on 3/3/2019

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    Not as easy to set up as the instructions lead you to believe. Once it's hooked up the sound is awesome.

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    Denon upgraded to Yamaha

    Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, GA on 2/18/2019

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    Replaced a Denon that was overheating more and more as time passed and finally croaked. The Yamaha RX-V485, being used under the same conditions and with the same speakers as the Denon, has performed flawlessly so far. Nothing against Denon, as I may have gotten a lemon, but the Yamaha is proving far superior thus far.

    Pros: Works perfectly.

    Cons: Denon downgraded to boat anchor.

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    Cannot beat it for the price!

    Crutchfield customer from Osteen, FL on 2/14/2019

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    Best bang for your money! Bluetooth! Wireless surround through Yamaha Speakers! Great Sound quality!

    Pros: Easy to use! On screen programming! Grest sound! Great Price!

    Cons: None Yet!

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Robert from San Leandro, CA on 2/5/2019

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    Straight foreword setup, great value and performance for my son's medium size home theater!

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    Good Value

    Frank from St Cloud, FL on 2/4/2019

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    Powerful, full featured receiver. Remote is easy to use. Sound is great. Good value for the money if you want a 5.1 receiver. Like most receivers there is no full owner's manual. The online pdf versions are hard to use.

    Pros: Good Value

    Cons: No full owner's manual

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    Guest from Georgetown, KY on 1/31/2019

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    Easy set up. Great for small rooms.

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    A good, basic home theater receiver

    Steve from Kirkland, WA on 1/18/2019

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    I selected this receiver for a friend, who has a typical home theater speaker setup, and separately, ceiling speakers in other rooms. My plan was to do what I've done in my own, similar house - use this receiver for the home theater, then connect an output from it to an input on another, separate amp, to drive the multi-room speakers. I didn't notice that this receiver has absolutely no line level outputs, so it's impossible to connect it this way, without buying the overpriced MusicCast accessory amplifier. If you're planning a similar use case, then don't buy this. Aside from that, setup was easy, and as a basic home theater receiver, it sounds just fine. The ability to play test tones and balance/equalize the speakers, either automatically or manually, is really great at this price point.

    Pros: Relatively easy setup, simple connections, and room audio equalizer

    Cons: No line-level outputs, making it impossible to use this to feed another amplifier for a multi-room system, AND use it as a home theater amp.

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    Great receiver for the price

    Crutchfield customer from Longmont, CO on 1/18/2019

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    Let's hit the negatives first which relate to the documentation. The get started book sent in the package is marginal at best and the user manual you can download is only slightly better. I had an older Yamaha RX receiver which was simple and intuitive to connect all my components and speakers but this one not so much. That said, the reason I bought this from Crutchfield is their claim to support the product for its life, and they delivered big time. I can't imagine ever buying another electronic component from anyone else in the future. Their people are knowledgeable and articulate and sound like they're from Kentucky or Virginia with that Southern manner. Fantastic! Oh yeah, the receiver. Ultimately works great with my small set of 5 speakers and woofer. TV, CD player, phonograph, DVD and Bluetooth hookup for iPad or iPhone all sound great to my ears. Hope this product lasts a while since I expect the next generation Yamaha will have even worse documentation. But, maybe they'll read this review and have an actual user create the next user manual. Sigh, one can only dream.

    Pros: Sound Crutchfield support

    Cons: Documentation

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    Very good unit

    Crutchfield customer from Silver Spring, MD on 1/16/2019

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    So far, so good. I like the features and the apps that are available to control the unit.

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Crutchfield customer from Floral Park, NY on 1/6/2019

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    Just set this up the day before Christmas along with my new speakers. This is my 1st receiver I have ever owned. (I had one of those old all in one components that was at least 35 years old). I know I have several wireless and Bluetooth options, but all I was interested in at this time was pushing the on button and listening to music (which sounds great). Both of my kids have used the Bluetooth options already.

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    Very Satisfied

    Hayden from Meridian, ID on 1/3/2019

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    I got this receiver as a Christmas gift to replace an older one that I had and I love it. I love the DSP customization and I love the ease of use granted by the Yamaha app. The app controls, airplay function, and built in Bluetooth capability make it easier for my wife to use when she wants to watch something or play music.

    Pros: Easy set up, Sounds great, Customization, Airplay, Bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Great amp

    Bob from Green River, WY on 12/22/2018

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    Easy to set up, it is performing as I would expect it to and it sounds great.

    Pros: easy set up, great sound, great features

    Cons: I haven't found any yet

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    Crutchfield customer from Manchester, NH on 12/21/2018

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    This is a very nice receiver, great sound and power. The phone interface works very well. Controls are easy to figure out Crutchfield also stands behind their stuff.

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    Crutchfield customer from Seaford, DE on 12/20/2018

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    works perfectly. Only complaint is the Sirius app embedded is finicky for sign ins.

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    Crutchfield customer from Prnc Frederck, MD on 12/19/2018

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    Pleasure to deal with and very knowledgeable , good product, enjoying it , thanks

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    Yamaha RX-V485

    Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 12/12/2018

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    Dependable Quality and Performance ?? Everything you need for a 5.1 system

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    Crutchfield customer from Gurley, AL on 12/8/2018

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    I have been buying Yamaha equipment for many years now and this unit is nothing short of awesome. Setup is easy and the sound is great as usual. I needed a new unit to pass 4K UHD and the picture is awesome. Nice features for the price of this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Brookings, OR on 12/7/2018

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    EXCELLENT PIECE OF MID RANGE PRICED RECEIVER

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    Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 12/2/2018

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    Excellent Receiver. Easy to set up and use. Perfect for small entertainment room. Highly recommend.

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    Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 11/26/2018

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    Fairly easy to set up. Not sure how the sound quality compares to other models though.

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    Crutchfield customer from Indialantic, FL on 11/25/2018

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    Great product

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    Good unit, poor documentation

    Crutchfield customer from Rio Rancho, NM on 11/19/2018

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    The unit works well but but the documentation is poor. Many things,such as the on-screen display, require trial and error to figure out. I should not have to locate and download a User's Manual. Even that manual is poor and unclear. Connecting a CD player is only addreesed by implication.

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    Crutchfield customer from Banning, CA on 11/15/2018

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    The power isn't huge, but my room is small. I can't crank it up too loud without hurting my ears. The sound is clear and full at the levels I like. The lack of a turn table jack is a negative. Some turn tables come with built in pre amps, so it's not a deal killer.

    Pros: Good sound and useful aps

    Cons: No turn table jack

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    Love It!!

    Lincoln from Jackson, WY on 11/12/2018

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    Love the unit! we are able to stream all our music from the MusicCast app on our phones, all our favorites, etc. Able to switch inputs with the app. We use this product in an office environment with a computer, an Apple TV and an Aux HDMI input for users to plug laptops into. It works seamlessly. Affordable.

    Pros: Ease of use Setup iPhone app

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Henrico, VA on 11/9/2018

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    Full featured and competitive specs and price.

    Pros: Features Specs Footprint

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    Best Value

    Chuck from Cypress TX on 11/7/2018

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    Exactly what I wanted. I own older Yamaha and Denon receivers and I replaced the Denon with this Yamaha. The set up is so much more straight forward with the Yamaha and the sound quality is excellent. The controller app is a nice feature if you hook the unit up to your network. Yamaha remains the best bang for the buck and Crutchfield is the most customer centric company in this market.

    Pros: Great performance for the price. Set up is much easier than some units.

    Cons: None that I have found.

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    Crutchfield customer from Wheatley Hts, NY on 11/6/2018

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    Great receiver. Been a fan of Yamaha receivers for years. I purchased this RX-V485 to replace an older RX-V671 because while the older unit worked great, it didn't support the new HDCP 2.2 standard for 4K. This unit is is used to drive my living room setup and is paired with a Polk Audio PSW110 subwoofer and my old Cambridge Soundworks MC300 L/R , Center Channel Plus and Surround 5.1 Speakers (Dipolar/ Bipolar) speakers and a new Samsung UN43NU7100 4K TV. Happy to say the setup sounds beautiful and the receiver drives the old Cambridge Soundworks speakers without any issues. Also supports streaming Amazon Fire TV stick via direct plug into HDMI 3 on the receiver so I can take advantage of the surround sound setup. Overall recommend the receiver for those looking for a basic 5.1 Dolby Digital surround setup. This unit doesn't support Dolby Atmos.

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    reborn hun from Shelby, IN on 10/8/2018

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    beyond my expectations, better service than other online retailers! would recommend this company over tiger director best buy, hope to see your market share value go up.i will be investing in your company.rumor has it best buy has wronged a lot of people I've talked too and word travels fast.

    Pros: quality built

    Cons: could use more balance controls for 5.1 but you cant have it all for the amazing price i received,could add a mixer i suppose.

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    Great sound from my Bluetooth

    D M from Phoenix, AZ on 9/29/2018

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    Love it. Easy to set up.

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    Tim from Thornville, OH on 9/26/2018

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    Its great I love it

    Pros: price

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Roxboro, NC on 9/24/2018

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    I purchased this surround sound receiver to replace a much older - and heavier - Yamaha receiver. I wanted the newer options provided on the RX-V485, especially the Wi-Fi capabilities. Very satisfied!

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    A lot of receiver for the price

    Tim from Springfield, PA on 9/19/2018

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    This receiver exceeded my expectations for such a low price. Bluetooth capability is a nice feature. Setup is pretty easy IF you download the full owner's manual. The sound is great. I really like the sound field effects.

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    Not disappointed at all!

    Dave from Jonestown, PA on 9/17/2018

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    We love the tuner! It was exactly what we needed and the team at Crutchfield was so helpful in helping us decide on this particular item. So far, it has performed above and beyond our expectations. Thanks for all the help!

    Pros: - Easy to use - Installation was a snap - Great sound quality - Plenty of audio options and outlets

    Cons: Haven't found any.

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    Excellent receiver

    Michael from Oak Island, NC on 9/17/2018

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    Excellent receiver. The wi-fi and Bluetooth capabilities are awesome.

    Pros: Good power and capabilities

    Cons: Sometimes difficult wireless setup!

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    Good Value

    Warren from Henderson, NV on 9/10/2018

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    Does what it says. Haven't completed set up though.

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    Dennis from Brevard, NC on 8/27/2018

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    Very nice. I replaced an older Yamaha receiver with this one. Got more capability (wi-fi and bluetooth) than the old one for $200 less than I paid 10 years ago.

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    Great value

    David from Usk, WA on 8/24/2018

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    Sounds great, easy to setup and use, nice features/pre-sets, great remote. Overall, a great value for the price. I love having bluetooth capability. The other feature I like is when you change the inout, the receiver remembers the last setting you used for that input.

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    Crutchfield customer from Provo, UT on 7/30/2018

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    I gave it only 4 stars because the system of wire connectors are difficult to install wiring.. There are better options out there ... come on "engineers".

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    Great quality from Yamaha

    Steven from Cypress, CA on 7/30/2018

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    For the price, this receiver does everything I wanted. Easy setup and sounds great with my Klipsch floor standing speakers. As usual, Crutchfield was service was great and thanks to Marshal for his recommendation.

    Pros: Easy setup and tons of features

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    Elliot from Long Beach, NY on 7/18/2018

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    I am really pleased with this receiver and the service from Crutchfield. The sound quality is really fantastic for the price. Connection to WiFi, the application, and to my dot were super easy. The Yamaha microphone room adjustment was also a snap. It's funny because I grew up believing pure HiFi was where it's at. The reality is that the enhanced mode on this unit for compressed/streamed files really improves the output. I also opted for enhanced bass. The 3 mild disapointments; 1) you cannot synchronize a product with a music cast. I thought I could get multiroom with the Yamaha in one room and my dot on an old tube amp in the other room. You cannot. You can synchronize multiple dots or multiple Musiccast devices, just not mix and match. 2) In one review I read that the Musiccast app will Bluetooth out to one non-Musicast device. I was hoping to synch my JBL Flip 3 with the living room. For some reason Yamaha disabled that... Too bad. 3) Alexa will turn on and off the Musiccast consistantly. Adjusting the volume up or down is a little sticky. Supposedly Alexa can change the input but I haven't had luck with that. I'm running 2, 20 year old Polk towers off of it and I plan to add the subwoofer soon. Maybe slowly grow to the 5.1. My last amp was a Luxman lv-105u. I can't afford anything like that now but I have to say, this you could not get a unit that was as good as this Yamaha anywhere near this price point when I bought the

    Pros: Connectivity Application Easy setup Quality of sound Crutchfield tech and service

    Cons: No mix and match music synch with Alexa Limited Alexa functionality and synchronization

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    William from Austin, TX on 7/15/2018

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    I am happy with the sound. I am interested in a "home stereo" application, so I can't say much about the surround sound aspect. It was fairly painless to setup, except to connect to my wireless network I had to use my tv and the supplied remote to view the setup menu. I prefer systems that don't require a remote, and especially not a tv for setup. As an auxiliary intput method the tv and remote would be fine. What do you do when you lose the remote? The parametric Yamaha feature gave an instant boost to the sound quality. I highly recommend that aspect. I did not try any other amp/receivers but I am quite satisfied with this one.

    Pros: Sound optimization feature.

    Cons: Required a tv to complete setup.

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
    Alexa-compatible Yes
    Google Home-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    Plays Copy-protected 4K Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-5/16
    Depth (inches) 12-15/16
    Weight (pounds) 17.9
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, DTS 96/24, Neo:6
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 4
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

    Product Research

    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Network & Tuner Functions
    AirPlay/Bluetooth/USB Integration
    Multiroom Audio Playback
    App/Voice/Remote Control
    Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    High Quality Parts & Design: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver features fully discrete power amplifiers to minimize distortion and adopts independent pure power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry. The RX-V485's five-channel amplifier section is rated at 80 watts (into 8, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The receiver also houses three ultra-high performance 384kHz/32-bit Burr-Brown DACs with independent power supplies. These high-quality DACs support in reproducing audio for high resolution sound sources without noise. Moreover, a new high sound quality IC is employed for volume control and large heat sinks suppress vibration. Down to every detail, the Yamaha AV receiver is designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

    Amplifier Assignment: The Yamaha RX-V485 allows you to assign its five amplifier channels for surround speakers, bi-amped front speakers, or Zone B speakers.

    • Surround (5.1ch): Five speakers are powered in the main room; including Front Left/Right, Center, & Surround Left/Right.
    • Bi-Amp (3.1ch): Three speakers are powered in the main room (Front Left/Right & Center) with the surround amplifier channels reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement, each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier.
    • Zone B (3.1ch): Zone B allows the AV receiver to send 2-channel stereo audio to speakers in a second room. The main zone will be limited to 3-channel output, while the same source is played back in 2ch stereo in a another room. Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone. You can choose for the Main Zone & Zone B to share the same volume setting or have independent volume control. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to the second listening area.

    Wireless Surround: You can combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speakers, as well as the MusicCast Sub100 wireless powered subwoofer (all sold separately) and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless rear speakers in a 5.1-channel system. What's more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup.

    Note: Wireless Surround requires that the AV receiver and compatible MusicCast speakers (sold separately) be on the same wireless network. You will need to download the MusicCast Controller app onto your Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.1+ device for setup.

    YPAO Sound Optimization: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

    • Speaker Check: YPAO checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each, checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel, checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel, as well as checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
    • EQ: Choose between 3 YPAO EQ modes - Natural (adjusts all speakers to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright), Flat (use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics), or Front (EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system)
    • DSP Effect Normalization: In addition, YPAO provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the Cinema DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds in the room.
    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI (4 Inputs/1 Output) High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
     PCM 2ch to 8ch (32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit)
    DSD 2ch to 6ch (2.8MHz, 1-bit)
    Optical/Coaxial (1 Optical Input/2 Coaxial Inputs) Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
    PCM 2ch to 6ch, (32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit)

    Note: Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound via HDMI, it will only output 5.1ch surround because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Post Decoding Formats: The Yamaha AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie/Music/Game), and DTS Neo: 6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. The receiver offers the additional Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama (sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect), Dimension (adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width (moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers).
    • Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialog, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 5ch Stereo
    Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Cinema DSP 3D w/ VPS: The actually measured soundfield data in recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound images. Cinema DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room. With the power of Cinema DSP 3D technology and the Virtual Presence Speaker (VPS) mode, the receiver virtually reproduces the height of the 3D soundfield without actually having front presence speakers.
    • Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-V485 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.

    • Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP processing.
    • Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, as well as deactivates the front-panel and on-screen display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders, DSP processors, and video circuitry of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources.

    ARC + eARC (via available Firmware Update): The ARC (Audio Return Channel) of the RX-V485's HDMI main monitor output allows the audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the RX-V485 through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The Yamaha RX-V485 will even support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) via an available firmware update. eARC will offer support for uncomprerssed audio formats like Dolby TrueHD & DTS HD Master Audio - where standard ARC was limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.

    Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats - including MP3, WMA, AAC, and Bluetooth (SBC/AAC). With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

    Dialogue Level: Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialog and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

    Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V485 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either the front speakers or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V485 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16.5dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -60dB to +15dB in 5dB steps, to +16.5dB, or to 20 to 95 in 5.0 increments.
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80dB to + 16.5dB in increments of 0.5dB.
    • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.

    Audio Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver is fitted with binding post and spring terminals for the speaker outputs, along with a mono-Sub/LFE output and a front-panel headphone jack.                                   

    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for all speaker outputs. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. You can select 8 or 6 in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 6 to 8 for all speaker connections.
    • Sub Out: The receiver features a mono-RCA subwoofer/LFE output.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V485 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The RX-V485 features a front-panel Aux input (3.5mm) for connecting your portable audio player with a headphone output.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0b: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver is fitted with four HDMI 2.0b inputs and one HDMI 2.0b output that support the latest HDMI standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020) for full support of today's 4K content from Ultra HD Blu-ray, online video services (like Amazon & Netflix), and future TV broadcast services.

    • 4K/60Hz: The RX-V485 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
    • HDCP 2.2: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver also supports RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Yamaha RX-V485 support  HDR (high dynamic range) Video - including HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma. HDR (High Dynamic Range Video) provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

    HDMI Video Upscaling (up to 4K): The Yamaha AV receiver's video processor provides upscaling of 1080p HDMI video sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels). The receiver does not offer analog-to-HDMI upconversion.

    Other HDMI Features: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, Deep Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function and Standby Through Mode.

    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    • Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V485 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote control. So, there's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.

    Composite Video: The receiver features three composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks only support 480i video. The composite video inputs must be output via the composite video monitor output (there is no HDMI upconversion)

    Background Audio/Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V485, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio from any of the receiver's audio sources (including AM/FM tuner, Aux input, Network, or Bluetooth).

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha RX-V485 offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) network connection to your home's network router. Either network connection gives the receiver access to DLNA music servers, AirPlay, MusicCast, and various online music services. The receiver also supports WiFi Direct for wireless connectivity between WiFi enabled devices without a router.

    • Ethernet Jack: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The Ethernet port provides the most reliable connection.
    • Built-in WiFi: The AV receivers offers built-in dual-band (2.4 + 5GHz) WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (7.0+).
    • WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your mobile device.
    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    Online Music Services: The Yamaha RX-V485 offers access to Internet Radio through built-in Airable by TuneIn; your Spotify Premium account through Spotify Connect on your Apple iOS or Android device; and your Pandora, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Napster, or Deezer music account through Yamaha's MusicCast Controller app.

    • Airable by TuneIn: You can listen to Internet radio stations using Airable by TuneIn. Search worldwide internet radio content by Genre, Language, Location, Quality, Popularity, or do a keyword search.
    • Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the RX-V485 by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the unit for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
    • Pandora: Pandora is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast Controller app for Apple iOS & Android. Pandora is personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch between favorites.
    • TIDAL: Tidal is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast Controller app for Apple iOS & Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast Controller app and lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees will apply.
    • Qobuz: Qobuz offers the biggest catalog of Hi-Fi and Hi-Res albums in the world, both for new releases and specialized genres. For hundreds of thousands of albums, Qobuz includes all the information you need to recreate the appeal of a real CD - the names of musicians, producers, lyrics (everything you need to know to appreciate your favorite albums).  Qobuz offers MP3, CD, and Hi-Res quality subscriptions.
    • Napster: Napster is also accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast Controller app. This streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month and is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast Controller app. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.

    DLNA Certified: The RX-V485 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8/10 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your home network. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the RX-V485 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    • The AV receiver supports the following DLNA music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.
    • Supported music files include - WAV/FLAC/AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), MP3/WMA/AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V485 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V485 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

    Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as, Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, or Safari 7.x is recommended for web browser.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

    AirPlay/Bluetooth/USB Integration

    AirPlay 2 (via available firmware update): Through an available firmware update, the Yamaha RX-V485 will support AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the RX-V485 and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Yamaha RX-V485. With AirPlay 2, also get to see song/artist information and album art via the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Yamaha RX-V485.

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha receiver incorporates Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP, so you can wirelessly stream stored music & music apps from a Bluetooth-enabled device; like your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop to the AV receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the receiver offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of music streamed from your Apple iPod/Phone/iPad. Song/artist information will be displayed on your HDMI connected TV's screen and the front-panel of the receiver. You'll you be able to control basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the receiver's remote; advance music browsing still has to be done from your Bluetooth source device. You can even set the receiver to turn on when you start streaming Bluetooth audio.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV receiver.

    USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include:

    • DSD (2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz)
    • AIFF/FLAC/WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit)
    • ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit)
    • MP3/WMA/AAC (up to 48kHz/320kpbs)
    Note: The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iOS and Android OS devices.

    Multiroom Audio Playback

    MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio Streaming: This AV receiver supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast Controller app for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+. You'll be able to stream the receiver's tuner, inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your MusicCast products' sources to the AV receiver. MusicCast supports the following source content.

    • Analog & Digital Sources: The receiver's HDMI, optical/coaxial digital, and analog input sources can be played back over the MusicCast eco-system. Multi-channel content (5.1ch/7.1ch) is down-mixed to 2-channel sound for playback in other rooms without affecting the master room.
    • Hi-Res Audio (via USB or DLNA): MusicCast supports Hi-Res audio via USB or DLNA. The MusicCast system is compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz. When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom audio playback, the Master room device's playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz.
    • Online Music Services & Tuner: MusicCast offers support for Pandora, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, SiriusXM, Napster & Airable. In addition the receiver's AM/FM tuner can be distributed across multiple MusicCast speakers.
    • Bluetooth: The receiver's Bluetooth source (SBC codec only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth audio can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously.
    Notes:
    • Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected to your home's wireless network (802.11 b/g/n/ac; 2.4 or 5GHz).
    • If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").

    Zone B: Zone B allows the AV receiver to send 2-channel stereo audio to speakers in a second room. The main zone will be limited to 3-channel output, while the same source is played back in 2ch stereo in a another room. Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone. You can choose for the Main Zone & Zone B to share the same volume setting or have independent volume control. Multichannel sources are mixed down to 2-channels and output to the second listening area.

    Note: Zone B does not allow you to play a different source than the main zone.

    App/Voice/Remote Control

    MusicCast Controller App: The free MusicCast Controller app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+) puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

    • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
    • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio, Bluetooth; as well as analog & digital inputs - including HDMI & USB.
    • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast Controller app. You can also browse music files on your USB-connected thumbdrive.
    • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast Controller app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
    • Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast Controller app.
    • Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.

    Alexa & Google Voice Control: Alexa and Google Home enabled devices (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) are able to control key functions of Yamaha's MusicCast system using voice commands. With Alexa & Google Home voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The RX-V485 offers full compatibility with Amazon's and Google's range of voice control devices. Yamaha offers two Skill platforms that work hand-in-hand to give you a wide range of voice command possibilities, allowing you to control either a single MusicCast product or a whole MusicCast system. The Yamaha RX-V485, other MusicCast components, and Alexa/Google-enabled devices must be on the same WiFi network.

    • MusicCast Smart Home Skill: The MusicCast Smart Home skill supports the most common, everyday voice commands you would use to control a single MusicCast component. These basic commands include power on/off, volume control, play/pause/skip/previous, mute/unmute and input selection. This skill supports simple, Alexa and Google standardized commands such as "Alexa" or "Ok Google", "volume up in the Kitchen."
    • MusicCast Skill: The MusicCast skill goes beyond the basics, giving you enhanced control of unique MusicCast functions such as room linking, multiple room control, playback of MusicCast Favorites/Playlists and more. The commands are customized for MusicCast, for example "Alexa" or "Ok Google", "ask MusicCast to link the Kitchen with the Living Room."
    • Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo device with any MusicCast component and the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Many MusicCast products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. Using the MusicCast Controller app, you can select the Bluetooth or wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
    Notes:
    • Click here for a more information regarding Amazon Alexa control. Click here for more information regarding Google Home Assistant control.
    • The Google Home Digital Assistant requires an over-the-network firmware update (now available).

    AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+)  onto your compatible smartphone or tablet and turn your mobile device into a WiFi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha AV receiver.

    • Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
    • DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1) Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
    • Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
    • Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, you can browse music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the content to the Yamaha A/V receiver for playback.
    • Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track.

    AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (for Apple iOS 6.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android device for assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver for quick and easy setup.

    Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). This newly designed remote control features large buttons for enhanced ease of use.

    HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.

    Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V485 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. The front-panel display only offers English.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V485 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    Input Rename & Skip: The receiver automatically creates an input source name that is displayed on the front-panel screen for connected HDMI-compatible sources. You can also manually rename each input so the display reflects the actual source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

    • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
    • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours. The unit can also be set to power down if it does not detected an input signal for 5 or 20 minutes.

    Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Name brand. Reviews better than comparable Onkyo models. [ Charles  May 24, 2019 ]
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    seemed to have the items I wanted/needed, and was on sale for scratch and dent [ William Matt  May 23, 2019 ]
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    Good reviews, wanted Music Cast for possible future satellite speakers. [ ERIC  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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    Right size and features for a smaller home theater setup in my bedroom. [ FRANK J  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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    Right features, right price, right manufacturer [ Paul  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    Quality, reputation, sound quality, and most importantly...it fits in contemporary TV stands! Most TV stands for 65" TVs have 14"-16" of depth for components. This unit is 13" deep, which leaves a couple inches for cables. I would have purchased the RX-V685, but it won't fit in the space I have for it. Would have liked to have a front panel HDMI and a rear panel component video input, but I can live without those. [ Laura  Jan 16, 2019 ]
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    price point and features [ Ashley  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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    Sound quality, include set-up mic, claimed ease of set-up/interface [ Charles  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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    Have two other Yamaha receivers and they have been dependable and I like the features. [ DAN C  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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    Representative Drummer recommended this product. I chose for the price, output channel count, and favorable reviews. [ Alan  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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    Similar to the RX-A550 I own currently. [ P  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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    Because its a Yamaha and I have owned many Yamaha receivers. This one was priced right for the specs that I needed. [ Chuck  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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    MusicCast [ jason  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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    I have other Yamaha amps and they are a great product. My old surround amp (not Yamaha) crapped out and my older Yamaha does not have an output for my powered sub. I have had my older Yamaha for around 15 years and it is still going strong. [ Robert  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    This receiver was highly rated and recommended on every sight I checked. Got a great price from Crutchfield. [ Stephen  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    Had a Yamaha receiver before and loved the sound [ Billy  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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    My old Yamaha Rx went belly up last year and because my home theater is based around 5.1 I needed something that would drop into that spot in my system. That, and I wanted to take advantage of your holiday deals. Thanks for being you Crutchfield. [ Gene  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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    Brand loyalty, quality of item, customer ratings, and sale item. [ Daniel  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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    The features I need at the right price. Thanks Manny. [ Thomas E.  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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    Value [ Charles  Oct 12, 2018 ]
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    I already have a full immersion Dolby Atmos 5.2.4 home theater setup based around a Yamaha RX-A2050 in my basement theater room. This receiver is just for upstairs living room for anyone in the family who wants to watch something different from what's playing in the basement [ Richard  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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    Needed a receiver. Not going beyond 5.1. Wi-Fi/4K/Bluetooth/Airplay/ features plus wireless musicast for possible future speaker in another room. Recommended to me by 2 Crutchfield advisors. lets see!!! [ Lucas  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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    Wifi Bluetooth and air play [ MICHELE  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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    always loved the natural sound that a Yamaha receiver puts out. [ Rafael  Oct 01, 2018 ]
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    MusicCast [ Phillip  Sep 03, 2018 ]
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    ratings and historical performance. [ David  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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    bought earlier model that finally bit the dust after 10 years. Love Yamaha products. This was a technology refresh purchase. [ John  Aug 26, 2018 ]
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    Needed an updated version with HDMI and Wirless capabilities. My old Yamaha HTR-5240 that I purchased in 2000 still works but lacks much of the new technology. [ Joseph  Aug 25, 2018 ]
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    Need multi zone and music match and Tidal. [ John  Aug 23, 2018 ]
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    3 questions already asked

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    Does this receiver's Bluetooth function work only as an input from BT sources, such as smartphones, or can it output to BT headsets/speakers?
    [ Steve  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    From the Yamaha Website: Bluetooth Output In and out. The RX-V485 is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-V485 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.
    [ GeneG  May 13, 2019 ]
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    My understanding is that you used to be able to Bluetooth out to one device in addition to the MusicCast network but Yamaha took that feature away in one of their software updates. I haven't tried since my initial attempt- which involved Crutchfield's awesome support, and the answer above was the conclusion after extensive research by the tech. There is a place in the application for it and the manual has instructions for it. I so wanted my JBL flip 3 to be a node on the patio. Otherwise I totally love this receiver.. I assume they took the BT out option away to not canibalixe their own wireless speakers.
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    Input only. You can add a BT transmitter for a reasonable price but I have found that some of them are finicky -- in particular with certain brands of headphones.
    [ Martha  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    It's input only.
    [ David  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    When connecting to a Bluetooth device such as a phone does the audio go through the DAC on the receiver?
    [ Vincent  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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    Yes it does go through the receiver DAC. However the audio quality will depend on whether your phone latest bluetooth technology. For example, when I moved from Samsung GS6 to iPhone Xr I found a huge difference in the audio quality over bluetooth.
    [ Badri  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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    I'm not answering, but I want answers too. I want the best sound I can get, does the transmitting device have a DAC? Do I need a discrete DAC?
    [ Carlos  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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    Yes Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, Bluetooth streamed content receives the same availability of digital processes (enhancements) as other inputs. Since the Bluetooth signal is digital, it would have to process the digital to analog conversion in order to output through the analog speakers. I am enjoying this device and would recommend it to those in the market.
    [ Jimmy  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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    What is the actual difference between the RX-V483 and the RX-V485? The Crutchfield 'compare' tool shows them to be identical.
    [ Christopher  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Jun 12, 2018 ]  Staff

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