Yamaha RX-V385 Review and Specs

Yamaha RX-V385 (Taiwanese version)

SCORE:
35

Highlights

  • 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input

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Yamaha RX-V385 Overview

Yamaha RX-V385 was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 35 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
33
VIDEO FEATURES
76
AUDIO FEATURES
19
CONNECTIVITY
25
MULTIZONE
20
MISCELLANEOUS
18
RADIO
22
OVERALL
35

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Yamaha RX-V385.

PROS
DSD via HDMI 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
4K or 8K Video Passthrough 👍
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling 👍
Bluetooth 👍
eARC 👍
New HDCP Version 👍
USB Input 👍
Composite Video Inputs 👍
Zones 👍
Analog Tuner 👍
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support 👎
Few Channel Processing 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization 👎
No DTS:X 👎
No DTS Neural:X 👎
No DTS Virtual:X 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer 👎
No DSD via USB 👎
No DTS Dialog Control 👎
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ 👎
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume 👎
No Audyssey LFC 👎
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Dynamic HDR 👎
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through 👎
No VRR 👎
No QFT 👎
No MHL Input 👎
No FireConnect 👎
No FlareConnect 👎
No MusicCast 👎
No Chromecast Built-In 👎
No DTS Play-Fi 👎
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa 👎
Does Not Work with SONOS 👎
No Ethernet 👎
No Wi-Fi 👎
Few HDMI Inputs 👎
Few HDMI Outputs 👎
Few Analog Audio Line Inputs 👎
No Phono Input 👎
No Component Video Inputs 👎
No Multi-Channel Input 👎
No Analog Pre-Outs 👎
No Internet Radio 👎
No Pandora 👎
No Spotify 👎
No Tidal 👎
No Deezer 👎
No Napster 👎
No SiriusXM Internet Radio 👎
Old Bluetooth Version 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-V385 to its predecessor RX-V383 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Yamaha RX-V385 Yamaha RX-V383
Bi-amp capability

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha RX-V383.

Selected Features

Amplifier

Yamaha RX-V385 has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p and 4K upscaling up to 60p. It can bypass HDR10, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha RX-V385 features Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.


Room Correction

Yamaha RX-V385 comes with YPAO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Yamaha RX-V385 can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Front panel has USB and mini-jack Audio inputs.

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Detailed Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Yamaha RX-V385.

BASICS
BrandYamaha
ModelRX-V385
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryTaiwan
Release Year2018
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.1
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Surround:AI™
DACBurr-Brown DAC x 3
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, WAV
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialogue Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer including enhancer for Bluetooth®
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Straight Decoding Mode
CINEMA DSP
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Virtual Speakers
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
YPAO Volume
VIDEO
Video Signal TypeNTSC
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Remote App
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, in and out
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) via firmware update
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Outputs1
USB InputUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs3 (1 Front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs
Phono Input
Optical Inputs1
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs2 / No
Composite Video Inputs3
Composite Video Outputs1
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs
Component Video Outputs
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSB, mini-jack Audio
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
Zone B Video Output
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
Party Mode
MISC
On-Screen Display color OSD
SCENESCENE (4 sets)
Web Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller
Detachable Power Cord
dockport
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals5
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 110-120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption260 W
Maximum Power Consumption600 W
Standby Power0.1 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 161 mm x 315 mm
17-1/8" x 6-3/8" x 12-3/8"
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)20.5" x 16" x 9"
Weight7.7 kg (17.0 lbs)
Weight of Package30 lbs
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)70 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)100 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)135 W (10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (2 Ω, Front)150 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)130 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (6 Ω, Front)110 W
Damping Factor100 (Front, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.3 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/1.2 kΩ (Subwoofer)
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance100 mV/470 Ω (1 kHz, 50 mV, 8 Ω)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+0/-3 dB (AV 2 etc. to Front, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)70 dB/50 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Maximum Input1.5 Vp-p
Video S/N Ratio50 dB
Bluetooth Version2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5/87.50 MHz - 108.0/108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency530/531 kHz - 1710/1611 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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