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Yamaha RX-V2085 9.2-Channel 4K A/V Receiver

$800.00 on slickdeals.net a couple days ago.



Update: This deal is available again with a new promo code for $100 less.

Adorama.com has Yamaha RX-V2085 9.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver on sale for $1399.95 - $600 w/ promo code MARCHMAD = $799.95. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Note: Promo code is applied at the payment screen under the "Do you have a gift card or promo code?" link.
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Woohoo! Thanks, pulled the trigger. Tracking says it's on its way .. ETA Monday 03/11 ..


FWIW - could've bought a Denon AVR-X4500H for somewhat less (nearby Frys); but .. long term reliability of Yamaha receivers is stellar. Denon? Not so much; feature full, but barely beats out Onkyo for MTBF.
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Seems this is a A2080 clone?...minus the better warranty and the fifth foot

If so this is a great deal


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"this promotion has expired"

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Seems this is a A2080 clone?...minus the better warranty and the fifth foot

Rumor has it that, although lacking a fifth foot, it retains the threaded socket for it ... confirmed - base plate accepts the foot from the RX_A2040.

Took awhile to track this down; receiver doesn't ship with a full users manual, and Yamaha support doesn't link to one. Functionality matches the RX-A2080 (that manual is accurate), but if you're OCD, a RX-V2085 PDF: https://au.yamaha.com/files/download...om_A_En_B0.pdf
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"this promotion has expired"

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I just checked a few minutes ago, it's alive again
https://slickdeals.net/f/12796921-ya...-free-shipping
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Rumor has it that, although lacking a fifth foot, it retains the threaded socket for it ... if so, may swap one in from the RX-A2040 that it'll be replacing in my A/V stack.
Costco's Yamaha TSR-7850 (seems between an RX-V685 and RX-A780) also apparently has the same cabinet as a 780, same faceplate (except for model # printing), removable power cord, similar power specs, and a threaded hole where the Aventage fifth foot would go. This doesn't make it a "stealth Aventage" necessarily, but confirms some superficial sharing of parts. Not surprising to me if the RX-V2085 shares similarities with a higher end RX-A model.

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Seems this is a A2080 clone?...minus the better warranty and the fifth foot

If so this is a great deal


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It is a A2080 from what I can tell, two year warranty AFAIK. When I bought the A2070 this one wasn't yet out, or at least I hadn't seen it on the market. The Aventage may not be worth it for that extra year. Yamaha builds their down-line AVRs every bit as good as the Aventage line IMO. I haven't had one die on me yet.



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If you compare the specs, weight, and cabinet dimensions, they are comparable. They are both getting eARC support via firmware at a TBD date. The RX-V2085 seems to ship with MusicCast support, though the RX-A2080 requires a firmware update. AND ... the 2085 only has an FM tuner, while the 2080 has AM and FM. Warranty will differ of course.

But I caution anyone from saying "the 2085 is an 2080." I doubt that very much. Comparable, yes; identical, possibly but unlikely.

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If you compare the specs, weight, and cabinet dimensions, they are comparable. They are both getting eARC support via firmware at a TBD date. The RX-V2085 seems to ship with MusicCast support, though the RX-A2080 requires a firmware update. AND ... the 2085 only has an FM tuner, while the 2080 has AM and FM. Warranty will differ of course.

But I caution anyone from saying "the 2085 is an 2080." I doubt that very much. Comparable, yes; identical, possibly but unlikely.

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audi...l#product-tabs
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Interesting, my 2085 has AM although I've never bothered to try it, I guess specs (even Yamaha's) aren't always exact. I think I'll hook up the supplied AM antenna just to verify.

Edit: AM works fine although I'll probably never use it.

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Interesting, my 2085 has AM although I've never bothered to try it, I guess specs (even Yamaha's) aren't always exact. I think I'll hook up the supplied AM antenna just to verify.

Edit: AM works fine although I'll probably never use it.
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Here's the 2085/3085 online manual https://manual.yamaha.com/av/18/rxv3085/en/#/
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Thanks for that. Posted into the “Official Yamaha RX-V*85 owners” thread. I hope this isn’t the future, having online-only manuals with no PDF download. :-\

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Thanks for that. Posted into the “Official Yamaha RX-V*85 owners” thread. I hope this isn’t the future, having online-only manuals with no PDF download. :-\
It's a pain to find, but the PDF manual for the aussie variant of the RX-V2085 can be downloaded: https://au.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/4/1206424/web_AV17-0235_RX-V3085_2085_om_A_En_B0.pdf

Posted it earlier in the thread via an edit, but I guess the info failed to propagate. My bad.
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Outstanding. You, sir, deserve a cupcake, with icing.
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I suspect this is truly a A2080 clone
Economies of scale would probably prohibit Yamaha from making too many changes between the models

It seems like the days when they has RX-V models in the specialty stores and a clone HTR model for the E commerce outlets

So bottom line...perhaps one year less warranty and the loss of the 5th foot are the differences?


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"Join us at the AVR-model roulette table! Place your bets, everyone a winner. Round and round the ball goes, where she lands nobody knows!"

Sorry, but the suspicions, skepticism, conjecture, uncorroborated claims -- they're all on equal ground here until someone actually opens up a couple of AVRs and compares the parts numbers of internal components. Pick who you want to believe, and place your bets. Either way, you're likely getting a great AVR, but the boasting rights to "Woohoo, I got an RX-A clone for hundreds of dollars less" is a matter of belief.

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Costco's Yamaha TSR-7850 (seems between an RX-V685 and RX-A780) also apparently has the same cabinet as a 780, same faceplate (except for model # printing), removable power cord, similar power specs, and a threaded hole where the Aventage fifth foot would go. This doesn't make it a "stealth Aventage" necessarily, but confirms some superficial sharing of parts. Not surprising to me if the RX-V2085 shares similarities with a higher end RX-A model.
Looks like a "poor cousin" to the A780. Will pick one up tonight, for $399 vs. $649 in AMZN. Unlike the A1070/1080, this lowly AVR would fit into my current cabinet due to the depth. It has one year less warranty than its Advantage brethren.
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Looks like a "poor cousin" to the A780. Will pick one up tonight, for $399 vs. $649 in AMZN. Unlike the A1070/1080, this lowly AVR would fit into my current cabinet due to the depth. It has one year less warranty than its Advantage brethren.
One year less, but if u use a Costco Visa card, u snag the 2 (Costco concierge) + 2 (Citi extended) warranty extension. Definite win, & superlative customer service.
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One year less, but if u use a Costco Visa card, u snag the 2 (Costco concierge) + 2 (Citi extended) warranty extension. Definite win, & superlative customer service.
A refurb with 18 months of warranty is the same price; can't complain. Will set up this weekend, comparing to my 11 years old Onkyo SR705 w/ only 3 HDMI inputs. My friend got another Onkyo but had problem with HDMI, so I'm trying something new. The Marantz SR7012 went crowbar at 50% volume, very disappointing.

BTW, Costco also carries the 7810 at the same price, no discount.
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A refurb with 18 months of warranty is the same price; can't complain. Will set up this weekend, comparing to my 11 years old Onkyo SR705 w/ only 3 HDMI inputs. My friend got another Onkyo but had problem with HDMI, so I'm trying something new. The Marantz SR7012 went crowbar at 50% volume, very disappointing.

BTW, Costco also carries the 7810 at the same price, no discount.
If the SR7012 crowbarred, u may have impedance issues.
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If the SR7012 crowbarred, u may have impedance issues.
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Slickdeals says the deal is back - $799 shipped.
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The deal is back - Adorama has the Yamaha RX-V2085 Ultra HD 4K 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos and MusicCast (2018 model) for $1400 - $600 off with coupon code MEMORIAL at checkout = $800 with free shipping. Functionally equivalent to the RX-A2080, but has a shorter warranty & lacks the 'fifth foot'.
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I couldn’t get the Denon 4500h deal, is this a good substitute? I picked up a Denon 3500h for $529 but really want the 9.1/7.1.2. I can still return the Denon. Thoughts?
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I couldn’t get the Denon 4500h deal, is this a good substitute? I picked up a Denon 3500h for $529 but really want the 9.1/7.1.2. I can still return the Denon. Thoughts?
Biased opinion - I consider 'em comparable; bought the RX-V2085 despite having EZ access to the Frys deal on the Denon (store is ~20 minutes drive). Adorama deal on the RX-V2085 is still active ($799 shipped, as of 05/26).
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Biased opinion - I consider 'em comparable; bought the RX-V2085 despite having EZ access to the Frys deal on the Denon (store is ~20 minutes drive). Adorama deal on the RX-V2085 is still active ($799 shipped, as of 05/26).
Thanks. I ended up getting Bestbuy to price match and went with the 4500h because I liked the 3500h so much. Will end up keeping the 3500h also to go into my other room.
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