Yamaha RX-V385 vs Pioneer VSX-531

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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Pioneer VSX-531

Pioneer VSX-531 review

Oct 16, 2018

Pioneer VSX-531 is a typical representative of entry-level receivers: inexpensive and with basic functionality. The receiver is designed for an audience of users who really know what functions they n...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

RX-V385
VSX-531

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.5 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

137
142

Amplifier

Total output power

380 W
140 W

Output power per channel

70 W
140 W, 80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB
98 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

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
1

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
Front Stage Surround Advance. Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.1 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
0.45 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches
12.6 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

16.3 pounds
19.67 pounds

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