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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.