The Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Onkyo TX-SR343 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V485BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the TX-SR343 has a power of 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V485BL it is 0.09%, but for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V485BL received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-SR343 is equipped with TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V485BL. The model RX-V485BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-V485BL has access to the Spotify service. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 TX-SR343. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-V485BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-V485BL.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1. 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. RX-V485BL and TX-SR343 support 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-V485BL. The Yamaha RX-V485BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.