Yamaha RX-V385 vs Pioneer VSX-532

Yamaha RX-V385
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Yamaha RX-V385 vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? Both have 5.1 channel amplifiers. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V385 has an overall score of 5 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V385 over Pioneer VSX-532

  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Yamaha RX-V385

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5

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Yamaha RX-V385

Yamaha RX-V385 review

Dec 13, 2019

The good news for newcomers to the home cinema world is the introduction of the Yamaha RX-V385 audio receiver, which could be the starting point. It includes features that are commonly found in more ...

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Pioneer VSX-532

Pioneer VSX-532 review

Jan 10, 2020

The Pioneer VSX-532 is impressive because it provides enough options to demonstrate how much its small black box and low cost can deliver. A subwoofer preamp output provides a connection to a powered...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

RX-V385
VSX-532

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

1015
298

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/6 20Hz-20KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

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
1

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

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

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

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 Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
210

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.35

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 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17
7.7/17.6
Yamaha RX-V385
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha RX-V385
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 4.3
  • 5Yamaha RX-V385
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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