Yamaha RX-V483BL vs Sony STRZA1100ES

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RX-V483BL vs STRZA1100ES comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V483BL vs Sony STRZA1100ES review

Yamaha RX-V483BL
vs
Sony STRZA1100ES

Review of Yamaha RX-V483BL versus Sony STRZA1100ES will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-V483BL received 6.5 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STRZA1100ES was rated 6.6 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. STRZA1100ES is better suited for home theater use than the RX-V483BL. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V483BL over Sony STRZA1100ES

  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • Has the Bluetooth protocol.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Sony STRZA1100ES over Yamaha RX-V483BL

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 5 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-V483BL
5
STRZA1100ES
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-V483BL supports 5.1-channels sound, but Sony STRZA1100ES supports a 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the STRZA1100ES this value is 90/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V483BL it is 80/6 W/Ohm.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Channels5.17.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/670/8, 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-V483BL 6 out of 10, and the STRZA1100ES - 7.

RX-V483BL
6
STRZA1100ES
7

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Sony STRZA1100ES has Pure Direct mode.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAODCAC EX
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTSound Optimize

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-V483BL scored 8, and Sony STRZA1100ES scored 5 out of 10.

RX-V483BL
8
STRZA1100ES
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Yamaha RX-V483BL.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting. Of the two receivers reviewed, only Yamaha RX-V483BL has a built-in Bluetooth.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha RX-V483BL.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, JUKE, Qobuzhas not

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 6 points on our 10-point scale.

RX-V483BL
6
STRZA1100ES
6

Yamaha RX-V483BL is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Sony STRZA1100ES has 5/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Sony STRZA1100ES.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
HDMI input/output4/15/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output0/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, AUXUSB, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the RX-V483BL were rated 10 out of 10 against the 7 for the STRZA1100ES.

RX-V483BL
10
STRZA1100ES
7

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLGHLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 7 out of 10.

RX-V483BL
7
STRZA1100ES
7

Only the Yamaha RX-V483BL has the ECO mode.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/2
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-V483BL got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Sony STRZA1100ES got 7.

RX-V483BL
5
STRZA1100ES
7

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Sony STRZA1100ES can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available on the STRZA1100ES.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The STRZA1100ES licensed by IMAX.

RX-V483BL STRZA1100ES
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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