Yamaha RX-V485 vs Marantz NR1609 review

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Yamaha RX-V485
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Marantz NR1609

What is better - Yamaha RX-V485 vs Marantz NR1609?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V485 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz, while the NR1609 has a power of 50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 70/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V485 it is 0.09%, but for the NR1609 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V485 received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the NR1609 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V485 and Marantz NR1609 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V485 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, but the Marantz NR1609 works with Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K 60p 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-V485 and the NR1609. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V485 has 4/1, and the NR1609 has 8/1.Yamaha RX-V485 connectionsMarantz NR1609 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the RX-V485. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V485 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the NR1609, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz NR1609.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the RX-V485 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, but in the NR1609 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V485 and the Marantz NR1609 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the NR1609. Only in the NR1609 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Product

Yamaha RX-V485
Marantz NR1609

Model

RX-V485
NR1609

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

191
56

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz
50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 70/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

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

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
250

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
14/31.1
Yamaha RX-V485
Marantz NR1609
Yamaha RX-V485
Marantz NR1609

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V485
  • 8.2Marantz NR1609

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