Yamaha RX-V483 vs RX-V385
Hoping someone can help me out, I'm buying a receiver today and was a toss up between these two.
* Yamaha RX-V483
* Yamaha RX-V385
They both share a similar price point (buying refurbished from A4L), but I'm not sure which of the two I should get.
I currently have Wharfedale Denton 85th Speakers, and they will be setup in our relatively large and open living room.
- Newer model
- Better Support / firmware / etc?
- 32bit DAC's.. probably making 0% difference
- Network / WiFi+ App (no idea if the app is any good?)
- Older model
- More power (80w vs 70w per channel)
The only reason I've ruled out the slightly cheaper RX-V383, is because it doesn't have posts for the center channel (which I may get in the future).
The reason I've opted for Yamaha is it seems the DSP / Virtual Speaker options are a little better than Denon etc. Given that I'll have just the front speakers for some time, I figure this is a good idea.
Am I daft for even considering the RX-V385?
Help greatly appreciated.