The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 5.1. Regarding power, then RX-V485BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V485BL but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V485BL and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-V485BL supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V485BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-V485BL supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V485BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V485BL.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V485BL. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V485BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V485BL.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.