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Yamaha RX-V485

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and MusicCast

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Overview

Our take on the Yamaha RX-V485

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers. With 5.1 channels of powerful surround sound and full support for 4K video, the RX-V485 is no exception. This receiver offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer. And an impressive array of wireless streaming options lets you access all your favorite tunes and explore new music effortlessly.

A sound investment

We've always been impressed by the value that Yamaha packs into their home theater receivers. With 5.1 channels of powerful surround sound and full support for 4K video, the RX-V485 is no exception. This receiver offers playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through its front-panel USB port or a networked computer. And an impressive array of wireless streaming options lets you access all your favorite tunes and explore new music effortlessly.

A world of wireless listening options

Built-in support for streaming services like Spotify®, TIDAL, and Pandora® lets you play and control your favorite music directly through the receiver. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device, and Bluetooth adds even more streaming flexibility. You can even stream audio from the receiver to a set of Bluetooth headphones — great for late-night listening.

MusicCast lets you listen the way you want

Yamaha's MusicCast technology makes it easier than ever to set up a whole-home wireless music system. You can add audio playback in up to nine additional rooms with compatible Yamaha wireless speakers and sound bars.

MusicCast lets you stream music from your personal collection, internet radio, and streaming services. You can also play Bluetooth sources, sound from your TV, and even CDs and vinyl. The free MusicCast Controller app makes it easy to access your music and control what you have playing in different rooms.

Wireless surround sound? Yes, please

Want fewer wires in your life? Add MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speakers (available summer 2018). This receiver allows them to be connected as wireless surround speakers in a 5.1 home theater system with traditional wired front and center channel speakers.

"Alexa, turn up the volume"

Alexa voice control integration means you only have to ask when you want to play music, control volume, or turn the receiver on and off. Alexa can even help you link or unlink rooms in your multi-room MusicCast system.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • upscales HD video signals to 4K Ultra HD
    • MusicCast Surround lets you add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers (available summer 2018) to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • Wireless Direct lets you stream music and control the player from a smartphone or tablet without a wireless home network
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole home audio
      • includes support for Pandora®, Spotify®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
      • free MusicCast app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
      • works with Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
    • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 32-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • gapless playback of WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers
    Audio Performance Features:
    • three 32-bit/384kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    Connections:
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files streamed through Bluetooth
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 3 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a mobile device or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • free MusicCast Controller app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/8"H x 12-7/8"D (8-7/8"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
    • weight: 17.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Chromecast built-in No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision (FW), HLG (FW)
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-3/8
    Depth (inches) 12-7/8
    Weight (pounds) 17.9
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 4
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No
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