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Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver Introduced

by | Apr 12, 2018

Yamaha RX-V385 Front

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Yamaha introduced the RX-V385 AV receiver. Intended for use in a home theater setup, the Yamaha RX-V385 is a discrete 5.1 channel surround sound AV receiver.

The RX-V385 offers the ability to bi-amp the front speakers in 2.1-channel or 3.1-channel setups. This drives the treble and bass ranges with independent amplifiers. In addition to providing greater power, it also prevents interference between the high and low ends, further improving the sound of the front speakers.

Yamaha RX-V385 High-Def Audio and Video Technologies

The Yamaha RX-V385 supports the latest high definition audio and video technologies, including 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 (4/1), high dynamic range (HDR), and BT.2020 compatibility. Additionally, the RX-V385 incorporates CINEMA DSP™ technology which supports the playback of HD audio options like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.

Additional Extras in the Yamaha RX-V385

The RX-V385 comes equipped with YPAO™ calibration, a proprietary Yamaha technology which analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound, automatically, in just a few minutes. In addition, the Yamaha RX-V385 includes built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and is equipped with binding post terminals on all channels to provide better contact and allow for the use of easy-to-use banana connectors.

Yamaha RX-V385 Back

Yamaha RX-V385 Features

  • 5.1 Discrete Channels
  • 100 Watts Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • 70 Watts Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • 145 Watts Maximum Effective Output Power (1 kHz, 1ch driven) JEITA (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • AM / FM Tuner
  • On-Screen Display
  • SCENE (4 sets)
  • Cinema DSP Surround Sound Processing
  • 17 DSP Programs
  • Dialog Level Adjustment
  • SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Handles MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, WAV (up to 40 kHz) Formats
  • Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
  • YPAO Sound Optimization
  • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control
  • Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
  • Audio Delay (0 – 500 ms)
  • Burr-Brown 384 kHz, 32-bit DAC x 3 DA Converter
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through and Upscaling (4K, 60p, 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through
  • HDMI eARC (via future firmware update)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI Upscaling
  • Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24 Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
  • Built-In Bluetooth
  • 4 HDMI Inputs (HDCP 2.2, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and BT.2020 compatible
  • HDMI CEC
  • 1 USB Thumb Drive Input
  • 1 USB Mini Jack on Front
  • 1 Digital Audio Optical Input
  • 3 (2 in rear 1 on front) Analog Audio Input
  • 3 Composite Video Inputs
  • 1 HDMI Output
  • 1 Composite Video Output
  • 1 Subwoofer Output
  • 1 Headphone Output
  • Up To 0.2 watts Standby Power Consumption (IR Only)
  • Auto Power Standby
  • ECO Mode
  • Remote Control

Pricing and Availability

The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver will be available at the end of April at manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299.95.

Images by Yamaha


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