Yamaha RX-V1085 7.2 channel 4K A/V Receiver (2018 model) Review

6.39 Mixed Usages
6.6 VIDEO FEATURES:
6.3 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
6.4 AUDIO FEATURES:
6.1 MULTIZONE:
6.6 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2018 Rating: 4.0

The Yamaha RX-V1085 is calling to anyone who loves home entertainment and wants a mix of speed and practicality. Its sleek look, strong connection, and intense sound make it a good choice for movie fans who want to escape. This receiver is perfect for medium-sized homes and is made for people who like quality without extraneous features. It gives you a balanced audio and video experience.

Our Verdict

The Yamaha RX-V1085 is known as a steady worker because it has good speed and a stylish look. Its wide range of connections and realistic sound make it a great choice for medium-sized rooms. Still, there are some bugs and a learning curve for more complex setups that make the experience a little less great. Nevertheless, the RX-V1085 is a good choice for a practical buyer looking for a reliable home entertainment partner.

PROS
  • Impressive 4K Ultra HD video support.
  • AVENTAGE builds quality for durability.
  • 7.2 channel immersive audio experience.
  • MusicCast for versatile multi-room audio
  • YPAO room calibration ensures precise tuning.
  • Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Yamaha's advanced audio processing technology.
  • HDMI Zone Switching for enhanced flexibility.

 

CONS
  • Higher-end pricing.
  • Remote control could be more user-friendly.

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 110 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 8
RCA LIne Output: No
RCA Pre-Outs: 7.2
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 3
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 3
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 7
HDMI Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input 4
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: 2
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: USB, Analog Audio
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 7.1
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X Yes
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 384 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement Yes
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint Measurement and Precision EQ Calculation
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version 2.0b
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.2
HDR10+ Yes
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Yes
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 7.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification N/A
HDAM Yes
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability Yes

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes

ZONES

Zones 2
Powered Zones Zone 2
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, RCA Preout
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface Yes
+12V Trigger Output 2

RADIO

Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages 9
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP Yes
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Yes
Remote Controller RAV537
Remote Control In/Out 1 / 1
LCD Display Yes
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant Yes

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 110 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 170 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 180 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 150 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 100 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 80 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 190 W
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 500 W
No Sound Power 0.1 W
Standby Power 0.3 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 192 x 474 mm (17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8”)
Weight 19.6 kg (43.2 lbs.)
Chassis Symmetrical power amplifier layout, H-shaped cross member frame and rigid bottom frame / double bottom construction
Front Panel Aluminum
Speaker Terminals 11
Large Speaker Terminals 11
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals Yes
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals Yes
High Grade Audio Components Yes
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 3 years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.06% (20 Hz-20 kHz, 50 W/8 Ω, 2 channels driven)
Analog Distortion 0.06% (20 Hz-20 kHz, 50 W/8 Ω, 2 channels driven)
Phono Distortion 0.03% (20 Hz-20 kHz, 50 W/8 Ω, 2 channels driven)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1 V/470 Ω
Rated Output digital 0.5 V/470 Ω
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 82 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) 100 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation 20 Hz-20 kHz +/-0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In) 10 Hz-100 kHz +/-1.0 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω
Video Frequency Response 5 Hz-60 MHz
Ethernet Standard IEEE802.3, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB Type A
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz-107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio 65 dB (mono), 64 dB (stereo)
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) 0.7% (mono), 1.0% (stereo)
AM Effective Sensitivity 300 µV/m
AM Frequency 530 kHz-1710 kHz
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Details Review

Design 

The Yamaha RX-V2085 is made in a way ‌that is both current and simple in how it works. It looks high-end because it has a sleek black body with smooth metal highlights that go with any home theater setup. The layout of the front panel is simple, and the screen is in the middle, which makes it easy to change settings. But the shiny finish makes fingerprints stick to it, so it needs to be cleaned often.

Connectivity 

The RX-V2085 has plenty of connectivity options, so it's got you covered whether you're using old-school or new-fangled devices. This receiver is incredible, with nine HDMI inputs and three outputs. It's got all the latest 4K video and HDR formats covered. Users love that the HDCP 2.2 compatibility makes it super easy to connect with different stuff like gaming consoles and Blu-ray players. It's all seamless and hassle-free.

With Zone 2 and Zone 3 outputs, you can amp up your audio game! Set up extra audio zones in different parts of your crib and enjoy the possibilities. Yet, some users have been saying that sometimes there are glitches when they switch between HDMI inputs. It can be super annoying during movie nights or when you're playing games.

On the bright side, having Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay makes it super easy to connect wirelessly. You can stream music from your phone or other devices without any hassle. The MusicCast feature is super cool because it lets you play music in different rooms at the same time. 

Performance

The Yamaha RX-V2085 shines when it comes to performance, giving you a rich and powerful sound experience. With 9.2 speakers, it has strong surround sound, so it's great for both movies and music. The sound quality is clear and crisp, and both high and low levels are very good.

Support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X takes the sound experience to a whole new level by creating a three-dimensional soundscape that pulls users into their favorite content. Users have praised the receiver's ability to make their homes feel like movie theaters, with sound effects placed precisely and a wide dynamic range that brings movies to life. There have been reports, though, of software bugs that cause sounds to drop out or be delayed for some users. Firmware updates have fixed some of these issues, but users who anticipate smooth behavior are still concerned.

One cool feature is the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) tuning system, which changes the sound settings instantly based on the sound of the room. Even though this makes the hearing experience generally better, some users have found that they still need to make some adjustments by hand to get the best results, especially in rooms with complicated plans.

Where and When to Use

The Yamaha RX-V2085 is an A/V tuner that can be used for many different things. Its strong performance makes it a great choice for home theaters, giving movie fans a more engaging experience. With the multi-zone features, you can make a whole-home music system that's great for keeping people entertained at parties or other events.

High-resolution audio files can be played on the receiver, which makes it a useful addition to a specialized audio setup for music fans. But because of its price and number of features, it might be too much for regular users who don't need the more complicated features it has to offer.

Compatible Devices 

Because the RX-V2085 has many ways to join, it can work with many different devices. Users can connect their entertainment sources, such as game machines, Blu-ray players, streaming devices, and turntables, without any problems. Adding wireless connection options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi make it easier to use with smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices, giving you more options for playing content.

Ease of Use 

Thanks to the Yamaha RX-V2085's easy-to-use on-screen layout, getting around the menu system is usually pretty simple. The included remote control is well-made, with buttons that are easy to find and use for basic tasks. However, some users have said it takes a while to get used to setting up more complicated features like Zone 2 or Zone 3 setups.

The Yamaha AV Controller app makes things even easier by letting people handle the speaker from their phones or computers. The app is praised for how well it works, but users have reported connecting problems that require them to reconnect to the receiver.

Cost 

As a result of its high-end features and functions, the Yamaha RX-V2085 is in the middle to upper range of A/V players. The price might be worth it for people who want the best audio and video experience, but it might be a big waste of money for people who just want to relax. But because of how well it works and how many features it has, many users think the price is fair for what it gives them.

 

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