Denon AVR-X6500H vs Yamaha RX-V385

AVR-X6500H vs RX-V385 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X6500H vs Yamaha RX-V385 review

Denon AVR-X6500H
vs
Yamaha RX-V385

Here's an outline of the key differences: Denon AVR-X6500H over the Yamaha RX-V385 features. The AVR-X6500H has 11.2 channels amplifier and the RX-V385 5.1 channels. Only the AVR-X6500H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X6500H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X6500H has an overall score of 9.4 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for RX-V385.

Advantages Denon AVR-X6500H over Yamaha RX-V385

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha RX-V385

Model

AVR-X6500H
RX-V385

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

117
1015

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 175/6
70/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9
43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2

Weight, kg/lbs

14.5/32
7.7/17

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha RX-V385
Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha RX-V385

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 5
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6500H
  • 5Yamaha RX-V385