Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

RX-V385 vs TX-NR686 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Yamaha RX-V385
vs
Onkyo TX-NR686

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 comparison. The RX-V385 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the TX-NR686 7.2 channels. Only the TX-NR686 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-NR686. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V385 has an overall score of 5 out of 10 vs 7.2 out of 10 for TX-NR686.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V385 over Onkyo TX-NR686

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR686 over Yamaha RX-V385

  • Delivers 165W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/6Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3
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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

RX-V385
TX-NR686

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

1015
152

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/6
165/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
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
VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/2

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
2

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
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
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
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

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
570

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17
10/22.1

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-NR686

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.2
  • 5Yamaha RX-V385
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR686