Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Yamaha RX-V385 A/V Receiver Proves Affordability

Yamaha RX-V385 A/V Receiver

Entry-level 5.1-channel A/V Receiver Handles 4K HDR, Bluetooth and Bi-amping

Yamaha just announced their lowest priced home theater receiver for 2018. The $299 RX-V385 5.1-channel A/V receiver comes equipped with Dolby Vision, 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 and Bluetooth at an affordable price. It offers 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. Additionally, the RX-V385 incorporates CINEMA DSP technology, which supports the playback of HD audio options like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to provide you with the most natural and expansive sound imaging possible in this entry-level receiver.

The RX-V385 expands on last year’s model, the RX-V383, by offering the ability to bi-amp the front speakers in 2.1-channel or 3.1-channel setups, which 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. Furthermore, unlike its predecessor, the RX-V385 is equipped with binding post terminals on all channels, which provide better contact and allow for the use of easy-to-use banana connectors.

“The RX-V385 offers budding home theater buyers cutting-edge technology at an accessible price point,” said Robert Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “When you factor in YPAO automatic acoustic technology, 4K Ultra HD support, HDR and Dolby Vision, this receiver gives entry-level consumers uncompromising value with everything they need to get started to enjoy a full 4K sound experience at home.”

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver will be available at the end of April 2018 at $299.95. Last year’s RX-V383 is currently discounted to $249 at Amazon while supplies last.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Priced under $500, Pioneer's refreshed entry-level 5.2-channel and 7.2 channel A/V Receivers add support for 4K/120 and 8K resolution.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Marantz and Denon AVR owners now have a very effective tool for dealing with bass issues in their rooms. Dirac Live Bass Control is...

Headphone Amps

The very best personal audio experience from Yamaha combines the new HA-L7A headphone amplifier and YH-5000SE headphones. Total system cost is $9,000.

Daily Deals

Denon's high performance nine-channel home theater receiver just got a killer discount. Grab one while you can.

Hi-Fi Components

The EISA Awards 2023-2024 include 82 winners across 6 categories. We have the full list of winning products.


Does it make sense to buy a vintage turntable? We explain why, what to look for and what to be aware of.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

The BasX MR1L cinema receiver combines a high performance 13.2 channel immersive surround sound processor, and an audiophile quality 9 channel power amplifier in...

New Products

Yamaha's new True X soundbar lineup includes two soundbar models, an optional wireless subwoofer, and optional wireless surround speakers.


ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2024 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

SVS Bluesound PSB Speakers NAD Cambridge Audio Q Acoustics Denon Marantz Focal Naim Audio RSL Speakers