Onkyo TX-NR7100 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL

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TX-NR7100 vs RX-V485BL comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR7100 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL review

Onkyo TX-NR7100
vs
Yamaha RX-V485BL

Let's make the Onkyo TX-NR7100 versus Yamaha RX-V485BL comparison. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR7100 received 8.6 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V485BL was rated 6.6 points. The release date of TX-NR7100 is 2021, and RX-V485BL is 2018. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the TX-NR7100 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR7100 over Yamaha RX-V485BL

  • More channels, namely 9, 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 Onkyo TX-NR7100

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 5, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-NR7100
8
RX-V485BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-NR7100 supports 9.2-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 TX-NR7100 this value is 220/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V485BL it is 80/6 W/Ohm.

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
Channels9.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 220/680/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

TX-NR7100
9
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. Onkyo TX-NR7100 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification, CinemaFILTERCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-NR7100 scored 9, and Yamaha RX-V485BL scored 8 out of 10.

TX-NR7100
9
RX-V485BL
8

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

TX-NR7100 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.

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloudhas 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, Onkyo TX-NR7100 got 8 points, but Yamaha RX-V485BL received 6 points.

TX-NR7100
8
RX-V485BL
6

Onkyo TX-NR7100 is equipped with 7/2 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 Onkyo TX-NR7100 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 TX-NR7100 has a Phono interface.

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
HDMI input/output7/24/1
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 input12
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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.

TX-NR7100
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 TX-NR7100 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 Onkyo TX-NR7100.

TX-NR7100 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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyn, Deep ColorBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR7100 got 10 points, but the RX-V485BL has 8.

TX-NR7100
10
RX-V485BL
8

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
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 featuresWeb Control, App 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.

TX-NR7100 RX-V485BL
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputlineoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectMusicCast
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-NR7100 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V485BL got 5.

TX-NR7100
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. Onkyo TX-NR7100 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 TX-NR7100.

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. Only the TX-NR7100 licensed by IMAX.

TX-NR7100 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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