Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR373

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR373 – minimalism and power

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR373

This comparison will be helpful for people, who want to get a nice receiver without having too many features. It may be difficult to choose between these solutions, as they have many common features.

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Features & Performance

These receivers are 5 channel systems, and both have 24 bit (192 kHz) DACs installed. The Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR373 total power comparison shows that the Onkyo model is for people who look for something powerful – compare its 500 W with 380 W that outputs the RX-V385. Nevertheless, the RX-V385 uses the bass sound output enhancement feature, while the TX-SR373 is designed to output the clear sound – it has discrete analog amps. Both models support the modern 4K video standard.

Connections & Setup

The Onkyo TX-SR373 vs Yamaha RX-V385 network module comparison shows that they are not very complex – they have the reliable Bluetooth modules installed. The TX-SR373 uses the Qualcomm aptX codec for the lossless low-latency playback.

The RX-V385 uses the YPAO technology and the TX-SR373 uses the AccuEQ feature for the automatic audio calibration. These models also come with the setup microphone. Usually, customers do not have any problems with the calibration – you can adjust the settings afterward.

Design

The RX-V385 has two panels – a glossy and a matte one. The upper panel (the glossy one) has a display, a power button, and some small buttons. The bottom panel has two rows of buttons, additional ports, and a volume dial.

The TX-SR373 looks more minimalistic – it has a dial, extra ports, a display, and a large dial.

You can control these receivers using the buttons located on the receivers themselves, or using the included remote controllers.

The dimensions are 12.4x17.1x6.3 in for the RX-V385 versus 12.8x17.1x6.6 in for the TX-SR373. The weight is 16.3 and 17.6 pounds respectively.

Yamaha RX-V385

Pros:

  • The UI is ergonomic and well-designed – it is easy to navigate through and find what you need (high performance excludes any lags as well).
  • The high-quality amplifier outputs the clear, noise-free sound.

Cons:

  • Some customers claim that it gets extremely hot.
  • You may have issues with the Hulu and Chromecast features.
  • There are might be problems with Bluetooth devices pairing.

Onkyo TX-SR373s

Pros:

  • Great compatibility with different kinds of devices, like TVs, players, gaming consoles, etc..
  • Good performance – nothing lags or stutters, you can navigate through menus fast.

Cons:

  • You can connect only one device at the same time.
  • Character visual display on the receiver is not very friendly, so you need a TV to perform the setup.

Yamaha RX-V385

Yamaha RX-V385 review

Nov 20, 2018

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 ...

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Onkyo TX-SR373

Onkyo TX-SR373 review

Nov 22, 2018

The Onkyo TX-SR373 has a really good power. For example, the operational power consumption is 210W, and power consumption in a standby mode is 0.3W. It has the economic mode (standby) and the opportu...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR373

Model

RX-V385
TX-SR373

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

137
118

Amplifier

Total output power

380 W
500 W

Output power per channel

70 W
100 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

4
2

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

4
4

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
30

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

210 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches
12.8 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

16.3 pounds
17.6 pounds
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR373
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR373

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