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Yamaha RX-V483 vs RX-V385

Hi,

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.

Yamaha RX-V385
- Newer model
- Better Support / firmware / etc?
- 32bit DAC's.. probably making 0% difference

Yamaha RX-V483
- 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.
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I would get the v483 because of the networking and Musiccast capabilities as well as firmware updates. There's nothing about the v385 that gives it an advantage over the v483.
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I would get the v483 because of the networking and Musiccast capabilities as well as firmware updates. There's nothing about the v385 that gives it an advantage over the v483.
Thanks! I figured it was the right choice.

I'd love to step up to the v485 just for the 5gz wifi, but cant justify the extra $60+ just for that (when I will eventually sell the thing anyhow)
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If your home wifi network (and neighbors’) isn’t too crowded, the 5Ghz wifi isn’t really worth $60.

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If your home wifi network (and neighbors’) isn’t too crowded, the 5Ghz wifi isn’t really worth $60.
Yeah, I'd say it probably is worth it (live in an apartment building in downtown), but I'm likely to just hardwire it anyhow as I need to run a HDMI across the room.

Also, ordered the v483! Thanks everyone
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