Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL

Yamaha RX-V385 review

5.1-class AV receiver, power 5 x 70 W at 6 Ohms, supports all the most popular modern video formats: 4K, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDCP 2.2 and the BT.2020 color space. As for audio decoding, this budget model does not support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, but there is Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. For accurate sound calibration, the receiver was equipped with a speaker tuning system for YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimiser) room parameters. On board the device are four HDMI inputs and one output. Acoustical terminals with the option of bi-amping front speakers in configurations 2.1 or 3.1 deserve special attention. Yamaha RX-V385

Yamaha RX-V485BL review

The 5.1-channel model delivers 115 W (6 Ohms) of output power. Yamaha RX-V485 has the usual design for this class of equipment. This is a black box of standard sizes, on the front panel of which there are handles and buttons for controlling basic functions. Here we can note the presence of buttons for direct selection of inputs, which are much more convenient to use than the selector knob. Yamaha RX-V485 is equipped with only four HDMI inputs and one output. Yamaha RX-V485BL

Yamaha RX-V385 pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup with the included mic was so cool
  • It outputs slightly amplified sound through speakers as it should

Cons

  • The one concern I have is the bottom of the unit gets extremely hot during use (or even just when turned on)
  • Bunch of useless presets lacking any real options for fine tuning

Yamaha RX-V485BL pros & cons

Pros

  • The receiver sound quality is excellent for the price
  • The unit offers many audio processing options and supports wireless rear speakers (MusicCast speakers)

Cons

  • The setup was very challenging due to oversimplification of the User’s Manual and to multiple setup devices
  • The Net Radio function proved to have serious flaws

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Yamaha RX-V485BL

Model

RX-V385
RX-V485BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

1015
348

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/6 20Hz-20KHz
80/6 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
260

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2
43.5 x 23.4 x 32.7/ 17 x 9 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17
7.8/17.2
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  • 5
  • 6.6
  • 5Yamaha RX-V385
  • 6.6Yamaha RX-V485BL

The Yamaha RX-V485BL is better receiver in this comparison - check Yamaha RX-V485BL price.