Yamaha RX-V585BL vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

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Yamaha RX-V585BL vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

Yamaha RX-V585BL
vs
Yamaha RX-A2A

The Yamaha RX-V585BL vs Yamaha RX-A2A comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V585BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 145/6, while the RX-A2A has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V585BL it is 0.09%, but for the RX-A2A it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V585BL received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-A2A is equipped with 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V585BL and Yamaha RX-A2A 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. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V585BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha RX-A2A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V585BL and the RX-A2A. 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-V585BL has 4/1, and the RX-A2A has 7/1.Yamaha RX-V585BL connectionsYamaha RX-A2A connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-V585BL and the RX-A2A. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V585BL has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-A2A, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A2A.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the RX-V585BL is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, but in the RX-A2A is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V585BL and the Yamaha RX-A2A can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-V585BL
Yamaha RX-A2A

Model

RX-V585BL
RX-A2A

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

34
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 145/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/1

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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

0/0
0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/120Hz

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

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

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
Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
360

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
43.4 x 15.2 x 35.5/17 x 6 x 14

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.9
10.2/22.5

Other

Release year

2018
2021
Yamaha RX-V585BL
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AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.3Yamaha RX-V585BL
  • 8.2Yamaha RX-A2A