Yamaha RX-V585 7.2 channel 4K A/V Receiver (2018 model) Review

5.84 Mixed Usages
6 VIDEO FEATURES:
5.8 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
6.1 AUDIO FEATURES:
5.4 MULTIZONE:
5.8 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2018 Rating: 3.5

If you're into home entertainment and want something that looks great and packs a punch, check out the Yamaha RX-V585. It's super compact and has awesome immersive capabilities, making it perfect for chill living spaces. It's for people who care about how things look and sound. It's quite versatile and ready to be the star of your movie nights and jam sessions.

 

Our Verdict

The Yamaha RX-V585 is quite appealing with its sleek design and strong performance, giving you a nice audio-visual experience. Perfect for medium-sized homes, this thing takes your entertainment to the next level. But sometimes the HDMI connection can be a bit wonky. Even though it has a few small downsides, this receiver is a solid and flexible buddy for all your entertainment needs. It shows that Yamaha is serious about giving you an awesome home entertainment experience.

PROS
  • Solid 7.2 channel audio performance.
  • 4K Ultra HD and HDR support.
  • MusicCast for multi-room audio.
  • YPAO room calibration for precision.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Affordable pricing for features.
  • User-friendly on-screen interface.
  • HDMI ARC for streamlined connections.

 

CONS
  • Limited HDMI inputs for some setups.
  • Remote control design is basic.

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.1 , 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
Zones 1
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: 4
RCA LIne Output: 1
RCA Pre-Outs: 5.1
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 2
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 1
HDMI Inputs: 4
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input 3
Composite Video Output: 1
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: USB, mini-jack Audio
Speaker A/B: 6.3 mm (1/4")

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 7.2
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 N/A
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 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 N/A
Dialogue Lift Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer including enhancer for Bluetooth®
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
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 N/A
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
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+ N/A
Dynamic HDR Yes
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 N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 7
Front Wide Channel Support Yes
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification N/A
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification Yes
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability yes

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A

ZONES

Zones 1
Powered Zones No
Zone 2 Outs No
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output no

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 color OSD
GUI Languages 9
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Yes
Remote Controller RAV534
Remote Control In/Out 0/0
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant N/A

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 80 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 145 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 160 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 125 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 85 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 60 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 150 W
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 360 W
No Sound Power 0.1 W
Standby Power 0.3 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 161 x 327 mm (17-1/8” x 6-3/8” x 12-7/8”)
Weight 8.1 kg (17.9 lbs.)
Chassis Symmetrical power amplifier layout, H-shaped cross member frame and rigid bottom frame / double bottom construction
Front Panel Aluminum
Speaker Terminals 7
Large Speaker Terminals 7
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 design of the Yamaha RX-V585 is truly innovative, combining modern looks with practicality. The black design with a simple front panel looks super classy and goes well with any home style. The buttons and display are super easy to use because they're all bright and stuff. But not having any physical controls on the device itself could be a bit annoying for people who like to be more hands-on.

Well, the cool thing is that it's compact, so it can fit right into smaller entertainment centers without any problems. That means it's super versatile and can work in all kinds of living spaces. Yet, it's annoying that they didn't include a front HDMI port.

Connectivity 

The RX-V585 is good when it comes to connectivity. It has a bunch of different options for all your home entertainment needs. This receiver is equipped with six HDMI inputs and one output. It supports 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR), so it works great with all your devices. Users love that Zone B output is included, so you can play two different things in different rooms at the same time.

But sometimes people have had problems with the HDMI connection, messing up the video and sound. You've got wireless options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that make it super easy to stream stuff from your phone and other devices. The MusicCast feature is super cool for people who want to have music playing in every room of their house. It's like having a sweet audio experience that flows seamlessly from one room to another.

Not having those old-school connections might be a bummer for people with older devices. But at least they can use Bluetooth, which is a more up-to-date option. The bummer is that there's no special input for turntables, so vinyl lovers might be bummed and have to get another preamp.

Performance 

The RX-V585 is pretty impressive with its powerful and precise performance. The 7.2 channel setup gives you a killer audio experience, making movie nights and jam sessions totally awesome. Dude, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support take your audio game to the next level. They give you this sick three-dimensional soundstage that's just mind-blowing. Users love how clear the dialogue is and how well the receiver handles all those cool sound effects.

The amp's power is perfect for medium-sized rooms, cranking out awesome audio without any weird sounds. The YPAO room calibration system is super cool because it tunes the audio to match the room's acoustics, so you get a personalized listening experience. But, some users say it takes a bit of time to figure out how to make manual adjustments, and not having a fancy interface on the TV screen makes it a bit more complicated.

When it comes to videos, the RX-V585 does a great job. It can make your videos look even better by upscaling them to 4K and making the visuals pop. But sometimes, people have had some issues with the firmware, which can be pretty annoying when you're trying to update stuff. The receiver's ability to handle all sorts of audio formats, even fancy high-resolution files, makes it super appealing for audiophiles.

Where and When to Use 

The Yamaha RX-V585 is highly versatile and can handle all sorts of situations. This thing is seriously awesome for a home theater setup. It'll totally transform your movie nights into mind-blowing experiences. The compact design makes sure it fits perfectly in smaller living spaces without sacrificing audio quality. Having Zone B capabilities is super cool because you can play different music in different rooms, which is perfect for parties and hangouts. However, it might be too much power for people in smaller apartments. And not having an attractive TV screen interface makes the setup kind of tricky for some folks.

Compatible Devices 

The RX-V585 has a lot of ways to connect to different devices, so you can use it with pretty much anything. You can easily connect all your gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, smartphones, and streaming devices for a seamless entertainment experience. Having Bluetooth and Wi-Fi makes it easier to connect with all those fancy smart gadgets. However, if you have older equipment, you might run into some challenges because it might not have all the right connections. So you might need to get some extra adapters and stuff. The receiver's compatibility with popular streaming services is pretty cool, but it could be even better if it supported more apps.

Ease of Use 

The menu system on the RX-V585 is pretty easy to use, thanks to the cool remote control and user-friendly on-screen interface. The Yamaha AV Controller app is super handy because it lets you control the receiver from your smartphone. However, not having a fancy graphical user interface on the TV screen makes it tricky for some users to set up at first. Adjusting advanced settings manually can be a bit of a learning curve, which might not be everyone's cup of tea if they prefer a more plug-and-play experience.

Cost

The RX-V585 is a pretty sweet option if you're looking for a balance of performance and affordability. People looking for a fancy A/V receiver that doesn't cost a fortune think the price is worth it. But for people on a budget who just need something basic, it might be more of a splurge than a necessity. But yeah, overall, this thing is pretty dope. It's got all the features, and it performs like a champ. Lots of people are into it for their home entertainment setup.

 

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