What is better - Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V481BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V481BL it is 0.09%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V481BL. The model RX-V481BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with RX-V481BL. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the RX-V481BL. The RX-V481BL has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the RX-V481BL. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the RX-V481BL. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Yamaha RX-V481BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V481BL and the Topaz SR10. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-V481BL has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in RX-V481BL. The Yamaha RX-V481BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.