Yamaha RX-V385 review & specs

Yamaha RX-V385: a good sound, basic features, and nothing extra

Yamaha RX-V385

A total output power of a Yamaha RX-V385 is 380W, and output impedance per channel reaches the rate of 8 Ohms. These indicators allow the device to work for a long time freely and demonstrate a high productivity with a quick response.

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Design

The visual Yamaha RX-V385 review demonstrates that the device has classic and at the same time universal appearance. The glossy and matte parts combination allows me to distinguish the display and set of inputs/outputs. The screen itself is very hardy. Even after falling I couldn’t find any starch on it. All the information shows correctly and with the help of white letters that are very visible in any conditions. The remote controller has very compact dimensions and pleasant to use the button’s shape. The knobs are not very small and they don’t stick.

Characteristics

The device doesn’t have Internet radio, but 40 preset FM/AM stations are enough. It is supplemented by the Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby TrueHD, which have a positive influence on a picture quality and sound producing. Bluetooth is used for a wireless connectivity so I can easily play music via smartphone.

Performance

Due to a 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through, the picture on the TV is very natural. Smooth tone and amazing contrast create the condition for seeing even the smallest hair and wrinkle on the character’s face. The Bluetooth works great and there are no interruptions while music transmitting. Thanks to the special ECO mode I reduce power consumption by 20%, but sometimes this mode is unavailable. I just can’t choose it. The Yamaha’s resetting solves the problem.

Sound Quality

With the Yamaha CINEMA DSP help, I can change the listening environment and create the acoustic reproduction of the European cathedrals, Roxy Theater, and others. It is a great pleasure to listen to rock music because the device has rich basses. I can hear each musical instrument and all the vocal tricks. The movie watching process shows the device’s ability to create the surround sound with the possibility to distinguish the wind noise and the bullet whistle.

Connectivity

Among amazing Yamaha RX-V385 specs, the receiver has 4 AV inputs, 4 HDMI inputs, and 2 coaxial digital inputs. 1 USB port is enough for everyday usage; moreover, the connector works great. I have the only problem with a subwoofer output because such a plug doesn’t want to react on the connections and stay unchanged.

Setup

The YPAO is perfect. The sound adaptation is very quick and right. After various audio parameters adjusting, all the tracks start to sound great and fill the room. I can download a special setup guide app to my phone and with its help make all the operations correctly. There is no printed manual, but all the required information is represented on the Internet. The receiver performs all my commands quick and error-free.

Conclusion

The device has all the need features for a person, who doesn’t perceive himself/herself an audiophile. It copes with most basic tasks but doesn’t have a Wi-Fi. It is a perfect choice for those, who want to get acquainted with such type of audio-technique as AV receivers.

Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-V385

Model

RX-V385

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

4.3 of 5

Reviews

36

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

380 W

Output power per channel

70 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

5

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

4

Optical digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

4

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

1

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

5.1 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

17

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches

Product weight

16.3 pounds

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