Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

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RX-V385 vs AVENTAGE RX-A680 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 review

Yamaha RX-V385
vs
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Yamaha RX-V385 versus Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-V385 received 5 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 was rated 7.5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. As a result, it becomes clear that AVENTAGE RX-A680 is a better option for home theater than RX-V385.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V385 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 over Yamaha RX-V385

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVENTAGE RX-A680 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 5 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-V385
5
AVENTAGE RX-A680
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-V385 supports 5.1-channels sound, but Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 supports a 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A680 this value is 145/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V385 it is 70/6 W/Ohm.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Channels5.17.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/6115/8, 145/6
Output impedance, Ohm68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-V385 6 out of 10, and the AVENTAGE RX-A680 - 9.

RX-V385
6
AVENTAGE RX-A680
9

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the AVENTAGE RX-A680.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-V385 scored 5, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 scored 8 out of 10.

RX-V385
5
AVENTAGE RX-A680
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the AVENTAGE RX-A680 only.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 6 points on our 10-point scale.

RX-V385
6
AVENTAGE RX-A680
6

Competitors in our review have 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha RX-V385 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
HDMI input/output4/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input23
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the RX-V385 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 7 for the AVENTAGE RX-A680.

RX-V385
8
AVENTAGE RX-A680
7

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-V385 got 6 points, but the AVENTAGE RX-A680 has 10.

RX-V385
6
AVENTAGE RX-A680
10

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVENTAGE RX-A680 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-V385 got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 got 7.

RX-V385
5
AVENTAGE RX-A680
7

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available on the AVENTAGE RX-A680.

RX-V385 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro LogicDolby 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:6DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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