Yamaha has expanded the range of AV receivers for 2018 again. The Japanese manufacturer comes with the RX-V485, RX-V585 and RX-D485, the latter of which has a DAB tuner.
Yamaha RX-V485, RX-V585 and RX-D485 AV receivers
The RX-V485 provides a 5.1-channel surround sound and can be tuned for every room and every application thanks to the YPAO automatic calibration and CINEMA DSP 3D. The model variant RX-D485 also has a DAB+ tuner for digital radio reception on board. The RX-V585 provides 7.2-channel surround sound support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Yamaha AV receivers can also send and receive via Bluetooth, can be connected to the WLAN home network, support various streaming services and are compatible with MusicCast multiroom. Streaming speakers that support MusicCast Surround can be used wirelessly as backward-facing speakers.
The new generation AV receivers are suitable as the basis for the MusicCast system. In combination with, for example, the streaming loudspeakers MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 several options are available: the speakers can be used in the MusicCast Surround Mode as backward-directed surround speakers. With the MusicCast SUB 100 it is also possible to connect a subwoofer wirelessly.
The RX-V485 and RX-D485 are equipped with 384 kHz/32-bit DACs, discrete amplifier design and independent power supply. for analogue and digital circuits. This also applies to the RX-V585, however, it offers 7.2-channel sound. In addition, the AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Virtual Speaker function adds virtual speakers to the surround setup. This creates a virtual 7.1-channel spatial sound with the RX-V485 and the RX-D485, and 9.2-channel surround sound with the RX-V585.
High-resolution files are also supported, with including FLAC 192 kHz/24-bit, WAV and AIFF with up to 192 kHz/32-bit and DSD to 11.2 MHz. In addition to a Bluetooth receiver, a transmitter is also integrated in the new AV receivers, so that the sound is available wirelessly, for example, with a corresponding Bluetooth headset. In addition, the RX-V485, the RX-D485 and the RX-V585 can be integrated into the network, possibly also via WLAN. For example, music can be played from NAS or the computer, transfer via Apple Airplay is also possible. In addition, the most important streaming services including Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz are also supported. The RX-D485 is equipped with a DAB+ tuner, with access to a large number of digital radio stations. All functions of the AV receivers can be controlled via the intuitive remote control or the free app for iOS and Android.
With the automatic measurement YPAO, Yamaha makes the acoustic adjustment to the room in question: at the touch of a button, the included measurement microphone configures the settings, from the speaker size, through the exact distance, to the appropriate volume. With the CINEMA DSP 3D programs every sound source is optimized. In addition, the acoustics of famous concert halls or clubs can also be brought into the living room via CINEMA DSP 3D. The new standards Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma and HDR are fully supported by the new receivers, just like 4K-Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
Prices and availability
The AV-receivers from the Yamaha RX-V85 series will be available in the specialist trade in titanium and black from July 2018. The recommended retail price is 479.00 euro for the RX-V485, 549.00 euro for the RX-D485 and 579.00 euro for the RX-V585.
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