Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373

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RX-V485BL vs TX-SR373 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373 review

Yamaha RX-V485BL
vs
Onkyo TX-SR373

The Yamaha RX-V485BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-V485BL received 6.6 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-SR373 was rated 4.2 points. The release date of RX-V485BL is 2018, and TX-SR373 is 2017. RX-V485BL is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - TX-SR373.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V485BL over Onkyo TX-SR373

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, RX-V485BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR373 over Yamaha RX-V485BL

  • 135/6 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/6 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 5 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-V485BL
5
TX-SR373
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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-SR373 this value is 135/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V485BL it is 80/6 W/Ohm.

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
Channels5.15.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/6135/6
Output impedance, Ohm66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-V485BL 9 out of 10, and the TX-SR373 - 5.

RX-V485BL
9
TX-SR373
5

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the RX-V485BL.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-V485BL 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-V485BL TX-SR373
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONThas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-V485BL scored 8, and Onkyo TX-SR373 scored 5 out of 10.

RX-V485BL
8
TX-SR373
5

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the RX-V485BL only.

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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-V485BL TX-SR373
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas 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-V485BL
6
TX-SR373
6

Competitors in our review have 4/1 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 only on Yamaha RX-V485BL.

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
HDMI input/output4/14/1
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)11
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, 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-V485BL were rated 8 out of 10 against the 5 for the TX-SR373.

RX-V485BL
8
TX-SR373
5

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Yamaha RX-V485BL.

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-V485BL got 8 points, but the TX-SR373 has 5.

RX-V485BL
8
TX-SR373
5

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The RX-V485BL can be controlled by voice via Google Assistant. Only the Yamaha RX-V485BL has the ECO mode.

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
Voice controlGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
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-V485BL TX-SR373
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 5 points out of 10.

RX-V485BL
5
TX-SR373
5

RX-V485BL TX-SR373
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro LogicDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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