Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Marantz NR1200 review

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Yamaha RX-V485BL
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Marantz NR1200

The Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Marantz NR1200 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

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-V485BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6 20Hz-20KHz, while the NR1200 has a power of 75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V485BL it is 0.09%, but for the NR1200 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V485BL received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the NR1200 is equipped with 192KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V485BL. Both Yamaha RX-V485BL and Marantz NR1200 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. 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.

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-V485BL and the NR1200. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-V485BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-V485BL.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V485BL has 4/1, and the NR1200 has 5/1.Yamaha RX-V485BL connectionsMarantz NR1200 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the RX-V485BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V485BL has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the NR1200, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz NR1200. For voice control in the RX-V485BL is used Google Assistant, but in the NR1200 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V485BL and the Marantz NR1200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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Product

Yamaha RX-V485BL
Marantz NR1200

Model

RX-V485BL
NR1200

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

191
31

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6 20Hz-20KHz
75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

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
192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, 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

BT.2020, HLG
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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
5/1

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)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones

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
180

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 23.4 x 32.7/ 17 x 9 x 12.6
43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
8.1/18.1
Yamaha RX-V485BL
Marantz NR1200
Yamaha RX-V485BL
Marantz NR1200

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6Yamaha RX-V485BL
  • 6.4Marantz NR1200

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