LDN AV receivers Reviews Yamaha RX-V385 Review

Here we suggest you read the Yamaha RX-V385 review, in which you can pay attention to the essential features of this device.

The first thing that differentiates Yamaha RX-V385 from other receivers is its price range and built-in Chromecast support. It allows listening to your favorite music and watching movies without using any external devices. The second exciting feature is built-in Bluetooth to connect to all other Bluetooth devices, including your smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Yamaha RX-V385 also includes Airplay. So, you can stream music from your iOS devices wirelessly. One more feature of RX-V385 is the mobile app. As a result, you can use your iPhone or Android device as a remote control.

RX-V385

Build and design

The Yamaha RX-V385 has 37,4 pounds of total weight and dimensions of 12.4 x 17.13 x 6.34 inches. So I think it can fit in most home spaces.

On the back side of the receiver there are ports for connection. The front side includes a headphone jack, a Channel Input for playback of surround sound, the switch, and one volume regulator.
Its design gives a possibility to install the Yamaha RX-V385 in different ways. The company designed a receiver with a slim profile. As a result, you can install a device in any place near the television, suitable for you and your design.

Besides, it is not difficult to tune the receiver. You can connect Yamaha RX-V385 to your devices using a special mobile application. It also provides access to some additional settings. You can connect TV, speakers or other devices; regulate the amplifier power.

RX-V385 back

Features and specs

Yamaha RX-V385 has quite good features. It is a 5.1-channel AV receiver with a Rated Output Power of 1ch driven, 100W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD). Besides, this receiver supports different file formats, such as MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC / WAV: up to 48 kHz/16-bit to convert the digital signal into an analog one; it uses 3 Burr-Brown DA Converters with the power 384 kHz / 32-bit.

The RX-V385 can bi-amp compatible front speakers (L, R). That means to regulate the high and low ranges, it uses two separate amplifiers. It also improves the sound of front speakers, because the device prevents high and low sounds blending.

As for inputs, the Yamaha RX-V385 is well equipped. It has a single optical input, two coaxial inputs, and two analog audio inputs. It also has a single HDMI HDCP 2.2 compliant output to complement its 4 HDMI inputs. A USB connection on the front allows you to connect a USB drive and play music from it. In addition, the receiver can stream music wirelessly because it has built-in Bluetooth. However, it doesn’t have built-in WI-FI. Yamaha RX-V385 also includes Airplay that makes a connection with Apple devices possible.

Yamaha RX-V385 specifications also give the user a lot of possibilities. For example, this device allows watching different 4K videos with 60 frames/second speed. Yamaha RX-V385 allows enjoying high dynamic range (HDR) Video, in particular providing Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamm, because of up-to-date HDMI features. In addition, these technologies improve color contrast and smooth tone.

RX-V385 photo

Sound

You can enjoy the natural and high-quality sound because of CINEMA DSP technology. As a result, it produces HD Audio.

For such a level receiver, the 385 displayed a pretty good sound. Dialogues and other movie sounds are clear and precise. With Yamaha RX-V385 even a tiny speaker will give more powerful bass than a large speaker. They also maintain excellent sound balance and localization. In the tensest movie moments, the 385 produces copious amounts of bass, creating a real cinema atmosphere.

Using this Yamaha RX-V385, you have a chance to feel virtual 5-channel surround sound, even if your surround speakers aren’t behind you. There is only one disadvantage, the Yamaha RX-V385 may not be so good and powerful in larger rooms.

Verdict about Yamaha RX-V385

All in all this receiver provides high-quality for a reasonable price. It will give you a possibility to playback your favorite music and videos without using other sources. With this receiver, you can also enjoy a movie with Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Moreover, Yamaha RX-V385 is a good option for people, who like to stream music and video wirelessly.