Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

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Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

Denon AVR-S660H
vs
Yamaha RX-V485

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha RX-V485 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S660H has 5.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V485. Regarding power, then AVR-S660H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 75/8, 100/6 when RX-V485 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-S660H but 0.09% for the RX-V485.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-S660H and Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for the RX-V485. Only the RX-V485 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V485 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-S660H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, and the RX-V485 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.

Video features

HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon AVR-S660H has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V485.Denon AVR-S660H connectionsYamaha RX-V485 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. The AVR-S660H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The AVR-S660H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the RX-V485 - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-S660H and RX-V485 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-S660H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-S660H.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-S660H
Yamaha RX-V485

Model

AVR-S660H
RX-V485

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

0
331

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8, 100/6
80/8, 145/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

Web Control, App Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

340
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.4 x 33.9 x 21.5/17 x 13.3 x 8.4
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2021
2018
Denon AVR-S660H
Yamaha RX-V485
Denon AVR-S660H
Yamaha RX-V485

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.7Denon AVR-S660H
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V485