Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

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Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

Denon AVR-X4500H
vs
Yamaha RX-V485

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X4500H 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-X4500H has 9.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V485. Regarding power, then AVR-X4500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when RX-V485 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X4500H but 0.09% for the RX-V485.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X4500H and Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for the RX-V485. Both the AVR-X4500H and the RX-V485 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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-X4500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the RX-V485 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. 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-X4500H has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V485.Denon AVR-X4500H 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. The AVR-X4500H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the RX-V485. The AVR-X4500H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The AVR-X4500H supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-V485. The AVR-X4500H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, 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-X4500H and RX-V485 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X4500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X4500H.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V485

Model

AVR-X4500H
RX-V485

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

222
331

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8, 165/6
80/8, 145/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
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

2
2

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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-Surround
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V485
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V485

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 7.4
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V485