Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha RX-V483BL

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RX-V385 vs RX-V483BL comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Yamaha RX-V483BL review

Yamaha RX-V385
vs
Yamaha RX-V483BL

Let's make the Yamaha RX-V385 versus Yamaha RX-V483BL comparison. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-V385 received 5 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V483BL was rated 6.5 points. The release date of RX-V385 is 2018, and RX-V483BL is 2017. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the RX-V483BL is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V385 over Yamaha RX-V483BL

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V483BL over Yamaha RX-V385

  • 80/6 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/6 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, RX-V483BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 5 points out of 10.

RX-V385
5
RX-V483BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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 RX-V483BL this value is 80/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V385 it is 70/6 W/Ohm.

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
Channels5.15.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/680/6
Output impedance, Ohm66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.09

Audio features

The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.

RX-V385
6
RX-V483BL
6

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 RX-V483BL.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-V385 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.

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-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 RX-V483BL scored 8 out of 10.

RX-V385
5
RX-V483BL
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha RX-V483BL.

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 RX-V483BL only.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha RX-V483BL.

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
Wi-Fi
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 RX-V483BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, JUKE, 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
RX-V483BL
6

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

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Yamaha RX-V385.

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
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 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)11
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 RX-V385 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-V483BL.

RX-V385
8
RX-V483BL
10

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-V385 got 6 points, but the RX-V483BL has 7.

RX-V385
6
RX-V483BL
7

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
Voice control
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 RX-V483BL
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

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 5 points out of 10.

RX-V385
5
RX-V483BL
5

RX-V385 RX-V483BL
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-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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