What is better - Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Yamaha RX-A2070?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V481BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the RX-A2070 has a power of 140/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V481BL it is 0.09%, but for the RX-A2070 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V481BL received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A2070 is equipped with ESS 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V481BL and Yamaha RX-A2070 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V481BL works with Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE, but the Yamaha RX-A2070 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V481BL and the RX-A2070. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A2070. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A2070.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V481BL has 4/1, and the RX-A2070 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V481BL and the RX-A2070. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V481BL has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-A2070, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A2070. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V481BL and the Yamaha RX-A2070 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A2070. Only in the RX-A2070 realized a DTS:X surround technology.