Marantz CINEMA 60 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL

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CINEMA 60 vs RX-V485BL comparison chart

Marantz CINEMA 60 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL review

Marantz CINEMA 60
vs
Yamaha RX-V485BL

Let's make the Marantz CINEMA 60 versus Yamaha RX-V485BL comparison. According to the results of our review, Marantz CINEMA 60 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V485BL was rated 6.6 points. The release date of CINEMA 60 is 2022, and RX-V485BL is 2018. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the CINEMA 60 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 60 over Yamaha RX-V485BL

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V485BL over Marantz CINEMA 60

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

CINEMA 60
7
RX-V485BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz CINEMA 60 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-V485BL supports a 5.1-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 CINEMA 60 this value is 140/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V485BL it is 80/6 W/Ohm.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Channels7.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 140/680/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the CINEMA 60 7 out of 10, and the RX-V485BL - 9.

CINEMA 60
7
RX-V485BL
9

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Marantz CINEMA 60 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz CINEMA 60 scored 9, and Yamaha RX-V485BL scored 8 out of 10.

CINEMA 60
9
RX-V485BL
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

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 Marantz CINEMA 60.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mixhas 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, Marantz CINEMA 60 got 8 points, but Yamaha RX-V485BL received 6 points.

CINEMA 60
8
RX-V485BL
6

Marantz CINEMA 60 is equipped with 6/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V485BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Marantz CINEMA 60 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Yamaha RX-V485BL has the HDCP 2.2 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the CINEMA 60 has a Phono interface.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
HDMI input/output6/34/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input02
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 8 out of 10.

CINEMA 60
8
RX-V485BL
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The CINEMA 60 works with the 4K/120Hz video, and the RX-V485BL has the 4K/60Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available only on Marantz CINEMA 60.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the CINEMA 60 got 10 points, but the RX-V485BL has 8.

CINEMA 60
10
RX-V485BL
8

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayport hole OLEDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 Controlhas 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.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS AppMusicCast
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Marantz CINEMA 60 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V485BL got 5.

CINEMA 60
8
RX-V485BL
5

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. Marantz CINEMA 60 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 only on the CINEMA 60.

CINEMA 60 RX-V485BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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