Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL

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AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs RX-V385BL comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Yamaha RX-V385BL

Let's compare Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 versus Yamaha RX-V385BL for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V385BL was rated 4.7 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. And as a result of the comparison, AVENTAGE RX-A1080 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than RX-V385BL.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Yamaha RX-V385BL

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVENTAGE RX-A1080 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V385BL over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-V385BL
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-V385BL supports a 5.1-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-A1080 this value is 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V385BL it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Channels7.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 170/470/8, 145/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 9 out of 10, and the RX-V385BL - 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
RX-V385BL
5

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 only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has Pure Direct mode.

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.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
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 AVENTAGE RX-A1080 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-V385BL scored 6 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-V385BL
6

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

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
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.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuzhas not

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, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 9 points, but Yamaha RX-V385BL received 7 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
RX-V385BL
7

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V385BL has 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 AVENTAGE RX-A1080 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha RX-V385BL has the HDCP 2.3 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has a Phono interface.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
HDMI input/output8/34/1
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)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input32
Composite input42
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, 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 AVENTAGE RX-A1080 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 9 for the RX-V385BL.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
RX-V385BL
9

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
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.Color, BT.2020, HLGHLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 10 points, but the RX-V385BL has 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10
RX-V385BL
5

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-A1080 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, 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.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/10/0
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V385BL got 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
7
RX-V385BL
5

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-A1080 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 only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 RX-V385BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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