Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-832 review

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Yamaha RX-V485
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Pioneer VSX-832

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Yamaha RX-V485 vs Pioneer VSX-832.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. 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 VSX-832 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V485 it is 0.09%, but for the VSX-832 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 VSX-832 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V485. Both Yamaha RX-V485 and Pioneer VSX-832 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. 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 Pioneer VSX-832 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. 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 VSX-832. 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 is the same - 4/1.Yamaha RX-V485 connectionsPioneer VSX-832 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 VSX-832, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in RX-V485. The Yamaha RX-V485 and the Pioneer VSX-832 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-832. Only in the VSX-832 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832

Model

RX-V485
VSX-832

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

191
147

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 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
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
400

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

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
43.5 x 17.3 x 32/17 x 6.8 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
8.6/19
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832
Yamaha RX-V485
Pioneer VSX-832

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 6
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V485
  • 6Pioneer VSX-832

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