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Yamaha RX-V385

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 022RXV385

Yamaha's feature-packed and budget-friendly RX-V385 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable...

Yamaha's feature-packed and budget-friendly RX-V385 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable...

Item # 022RXV385

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About the Yamaha RX-V385

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At home anywhere

Yamaha's feature-packed and budget-friendly RX-V385 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable home theater setup. This five-channel receiver gives you solid surround sound performance, in spaces ranging from small apartments to large living rooms. It works with the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players for stunning picture quality. And built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music from any app on your compatible mobile device.

At home anywhere

Yamaha's feature-packed and budget-friendly RX-V385 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable home theater setup. This five-channel receiver gives you solid surround sound performance, in spaces ranging from small apartments to large living rooms. It works with the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players for stunning picture quality. And built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music from any app on your compatible mobile device.

The RX-V385 gives you room to build your system over time. Specialized DSP modes let you get the best sound from any kind of setup, whether you connect a single pair of bookshelf speakers or a full five-channel surround sound system.


Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • upscales HD video signals to 4K Ultra HD
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming
    Audio Performance Features:
    • three 32-bit/384kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (via free firmware update)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and HLG
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 2 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a mobile device or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/8"H x 12-3/8"D
    • weight: 17 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # RX-V385BL

    What's in the box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV561)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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    Features & specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 70
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    Amplifier Class AB
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    Built-in Radio Tuner AM/FM
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 1
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, DTS 96/24, Neo:6
    DTS:X No
    DTS Virtual:X No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Number of HDMI Inputs 4
    Component Video Inputs None
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Phono Input No
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Ethernet Port No
    USB Connections Y
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Speaker Terminals Binding Posts
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0b
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs None
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling To 4K
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 Yes
    HDR10+ No
    HLG Yes
    Dolby Vision Yes
    Other Info
    DAC Bit Depth 32-bit
    DAC Sample Rate 384 kHz
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    Removable Power Cord No
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 6.3125
    Depth (inches) 12.5625
    Weight (pounds) 17
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    The Yamaha RX-V385 replaces these items:

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    USB + Bluetooth Integration
    Remote & Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    5-Channel Discrete Amplification: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver is equipped with a discrete 5-channel amplifier rated at 70 watts (into 8Ω, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability for a high level of sound quality and clarity.

    Bi-Amp Configuration: The RX-V385 offers the ability to bi-amp compatible front speakers, driving the high and low ranges with independent amplifiers for higher quality 2ch audio. The RX-V385 does this by using its front channel and surround channel amplifiers to power the front speakers (rear surround speakers are not available in this configuration). In addition to providing greater power, it also prevents interference between the high and low sounds, further improving the sound of the front speakers.

    Burr Brown DACs + Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha RX-V385 uses a total of high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converters to maximize sound quality. The Yamaha AV receiver also utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.

    YPAO Sound Optimization: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

    • Speaker Check: YPAO checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each, checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel, checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel, as well as checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
    • EQ: Choose between 3 YPAO EQ modes - Natural (adjusts all speakers to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright), Flat (use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics), or Front (EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system)
    • DSP Effect Normalization: In addition, YPAO provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the Cinema DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds in the room.
    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI (4 Inputs/1 Output) High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
     PCM 2ch to 8ch (32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit)
    DSD 2ch to 6ch (2.8MHz, 1-bit)
    Optical/Coaxial (1 Optical Input/2 Coaxial Inputs) Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
    PCM 2ch to 6ch, (32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit)

    Note: Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound via HDMI, it will only output 5.1ch surround because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Post Decoding Formats: The Yamaha AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie/Music/Game), and DTS Neo: 6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. The receiver offers the additional Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama (sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect), Dimension (adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width (moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers).
    • Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialog, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers a wide variety of Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
    • Music Soundfields: Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 2ch Stereo, 5ch Stereo
    Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-V385 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of these modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channel sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.

    • Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP processing.
    • Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, as well as deactivates the front-panel and on-screen display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders, DSP processors, and video circuitry of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources.

    Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats - including MP3, WMA, AAC, and Bluetooth (SBC). With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

    Dialogue Level: Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialog and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.

    Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V385 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either the front speakers or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V385 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16.5dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -60dB to +15dB in 5dB steps, to +16.5dB, or to 20 to 95 in 5.0 increments.
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80dB to + 16.5dB in increments of 0.5dB.
    • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.

    Audio Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver is fitted with binding post and spring terminals for the speaker outputs, along with a mono-Sub/LFE output and a front-panel headphone jack.

    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for all of it speaker connections (Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left, and Surround Right). The binding posts can accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The receiver supports 6 to 8Ω speakers.
    • Sub Out: The receiver features a mono-RCA subwoofer/LFE output.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V385 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The RX-V385 features a front-panel Aux input (3.5mm) for connecting your portable audio player with a headphone output.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V385 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0b: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver is fitted with four HDMI 2.0b inputs and one HDMI 2.0b output that support the latest HDMI standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.3, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020) for full support of today's 4K content from Ultra HD Blu-ray, online video services (like Amazon & Netflix), and future TV broadcast services.

    • 4K/60Hz: The RX-V385 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
    • HDCP 2.3: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.3 (available firmware update), which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver also supports RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Yamaha RX-V385 supports HDR (high dynamic range) Video - including HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma. HDR (High Dynamic Range Video) provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

    HDMI Video Upscaling (up to 4K): The Yamaha AV receiver's video processor provides upscaling of 1080p HDMI video sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels). The receiver does not offer analog-to-HDMI upconversion.

    Other HDMI Features: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function and Standby Through Mode.

    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • ARC: The ARC feature of the RX-V385's HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    • Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V385 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote control. So, there's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.

    Composite Video: The receiver features three composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks only support 480i video. The composite video inputs must be output via the composite video monitor output (there is no HDMI upconversion)

    Background Audio/Video: The Background Audio/Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V385, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio via the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Aux input, or Bluetooth

    USB + Bluetooth Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV (up to 48kHz/16-bit) music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32.You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Note: The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha RX-V385 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for wireless communication between Bluetooth-enabled audio source devices, headphones, and speakers. The AV receiver can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter in order to wirelessly stream music to a set of BT-enabled headphones/speakers. The receiver's Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 33'.

    • Wireless Audio Streaming (BT Receiver): Enjoy wireless audio playback of stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, and other Bluetooth source devices through the Yamaha AV receiver. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback and to view song/artist information. You can even set the receiver to turn on when you start to stream audio via Bluetooth from your source device.
    • Wireless Headphones/Speakers (BT Transmitter): The Yamaha AV receiver can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter and stream its non-Bluetooth audio sources (HDMI, Network, USB/iPod, Analog, Optical/Coax Digital, & AM/FM tuner) out to most any Bluetooth headphone or speaker. You can only pair and stream audio to one Bluetooth headphone or speaker (pair of speakers) at a time. You can even have the same source playing from the main speakers and a Bluetooth speaker/headphone simultaneously (there is a slight audio delay). Volume control of the Bluetooth speaker/headphone will be controlled via the Bluetooth device and not the receiver.
    Note: Sound cannot be transmitted to Bluetooth devices that do not support SCMS-T standard.

    Remote & Convenience Features

    IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). This newly designed remote control features large buttons for enhanced ease of use. The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI.

    • When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn On/Off together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. You can disable the Turn On/Off function.
    • HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
    Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V385 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. The front-panel display only offers English.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V385 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    Input Rename & Skip: The receiver automatically creates an input source name that is displayed on the front-panel screen for connected HDMI-compatible sources. You can also manually rename each input so the display reflects the actual source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

    • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
    • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours. The unit can also be set to power down if it does not detect an input signal for 5 or 20 minutes.

    Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

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    Is it powerful enough to drive a set of Klipsch RP280F's towers and a RP250C center channel? Current receiver is an old Sony STRDN840 which has been terrific the last 10+ years.
    [ Gregory  Apr 06, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Gregory, and thank you for your question. That Yamaha would be able to run the Klipsch, but it is more entry level, and has less power than the Sony had. Personally, I would like to see a receiver with 100 watts or more running those speakers.
    [ THOMAS  Apr 06, 2023 ]  Staff
    Does the remote use IR or Bluetooth? Can the unit be controlled with a Bluetooth remote?
    [ AndyK  Jan 24, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    The remote uses IR and does not have the ability to be controlled via bluetooth with a separate remote or app.
    [ ARIELLE H  Jan 25, 2023 ]  Staff
    Does the Yamaha rx-v385 have a jack for an IR extender so it can be mounted in a cabinet?
    [ Alex  Jan 22, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Alex, and thank you for your question. The Yamaha RX-V385 does not have the IR input jack. What you would need is an IR repeater system, and the IR flasher placed in front of the Yamahas IR sensor. Something like the Metra Helios AS-IRKIT.
    [ THOMAS  Jan 22, 2023 ]  Staff
    What is trim?
    [ Boxcar  Jan 14, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    That's a great question, Joe. The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound. These detail features are what sets the Yamaha RX-V385 apart from the crowd!
    [ Bo  Jan 15, 2023 ]  Staff
    Rx-v385. Watching football, announcers are fine, crowd noise and bumper music fanfares in and out of segments is almost inaudible. Receiver set for 5.1, connected via earc. What's wrong?
    [ Don  Dec 17, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    That's a good question, Don. There could be numerous causes for this, and it would be hard for me to identify the exact cause from here. Are your surround sound speakers working normally when you watch a movie or something like Netflix (or any smart TV streaming source)? This could be the post decoding features built into the Yamaha. I would try selecting a different sound mode on the remote while watching sports to see if you get a better audio result. I hope this helps!
    [ Bo  Dec 17, 2022 ]  Staff
    When a usb drive is being used can the remote skip through folder files or does it only skip song to song?
    [ Mike  Aug 14, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Files and folders on a USB drive may be navigated using the on screen menu displayed on a TV connected via HDMI.
    [ ZACHARY  Aug 16, 2022 ]  Staff
    What code do I use to connect my receiver to my xfinity tuner?
    [ Mike  Aug 06, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Mike, and thank you for your question. We have technical support for items purchased thru Crutchfield. The tech support number will be on your email confirmation. If you purchased the Yamaha from another retailer, you can call Yamaha directly for help with the set up. Their number is 800-292-2982.
    [ THOMAS  Aug 07, 2022 ]  Staff
    Can this receiver play music through 5 channels?
    [ William  Aug 01, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    It does, William! This sweet Yamaha RX-V385 5.1 channel receiver will have a mode called "multi-channel stereo" where you will be able to play music through all 5 connected speakers. You will also get some cool sound field formats for music including Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 5ch Stereo in addition to the 2 channel stereo playback.
    [ Bo  Aug 01, 2022 ]  Staff
    Can hook up my Bose 901 speakers with there Bose equalizer?
    [ Kevlar  Jul 30, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    This is not designed to accommodate the equalizer for the Bose 901 speakers.
    [ ZACHARY  Jul 31, 2022 ]  Staff
    will it work with a bluetooth?
    [ Michael  Jul 25, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Michael, and thank you for your question. The Yamaha RX V385 has a Bluetooth receiver. It can receiver Bluetooth audio from a phone/tablet, or computer that has a Bluetooth transmitter. It cannot send out audio to a Bluetooth speaker. The model up RX V4A can receive as well as transmit Bluetooth audio.
    [ THOMAS  Jul 26, 2022 ]  Staff
    Will this receiver work with Klipsch R-625FA Dolby atmos floor standing speakers? Specifically, will the Atmos speaker activate or is a second set of wires required which this unit does not have and only the front tower speakers work?
    [ SOHIL  Jun 21, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    You can use this great Yamaha RX-V385 5.1 with the Klipsch R-625FA's, but you're exactly correct. You would only use the tower speaker, and leave the Atmos speaker disconnected. This unit also does not process any Atmos, so you would not be able to take advantage of true Atmos content. If you are only planning on running a 3 channel setup some folks do use those Atmos firing drivers to play the rear surround channels (say if you were only using a pair of 625FA's and a center with this Yamaha). For true Atmos with a pair of 625FA's you would need this Yamaha RX-V6A 7 channel unit I've linked below, and another pair of speaker wires for the upward firing Atmos speakers in the Klipsch R-625FA's.
    [ Bo  Jun 21, 2022 ]  Staff
    Does this unit have bass management capabilities?
    [ JANET  Apr 10, 2022 ]
    3 answers
    There's an option menu you can use to increase or decrease the bass in 0.5 db increments
    [ BARRY  Apr 12, 2022 ]
    Not sure exactly what you mean by "bass management" but yes there are EQ settings as well as tone controls. Also, a sub send for a powered sub.
    [ JOSEPH  Apr 12, 2022 ]
    Yes, it has Bass & Treble management capabilities!
    [ SONNY  Apr 11, 2022 ]
    Reading the manual, it states that with two channels driven, the rated output power is 70 watts. Is that another way of specifying the rms of the channel, or is it denoting the peak output? Similarly, does switching from 8-ohm to 6-ohm connections on the unit raise this number (ie less impedance, more power draw) or does it increase its own internal resistance to keep the number the same?
    [ Logan  Dec 09, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Well I never ordered this unit, however I had sent back another model of a Yamaha and settled for a Sony STR-DH590 and couldn't be happier. To answer your question usually all manufacturers state their amps resistance as 8 ohms or in Sony's case as 6 Ohms (makes the amp seem to have more power when running 6 ohm speakers). So here is the answer, most amps can handle speakers that are rated at 6 ohms but if the Manufacturer has stated a value at 8 ohms the amp will see a resistance of less than 8 ohms and will push slightly more power due to the less resistance. An 8 ohm load on an amp is cut in half when running 4 ohm speakers so if your amp is factory rated for 70 watts at 8 ohms and you are connected to 4 ohm speakers then the amp will push 70 watts plus half of that which is 35 watts for a total of 105 watts considering the amp can handle the heat and is rated for a 4 ohm load. Most manufacturers won't design an amp that increases its internal resistance to keep power the same unless it can't handle a 4 ohm load (to much heat) they simply state "Not Rated for 4 ohms". Most amps can handle 6 ohms and since the amp doesn't know what your running, however if its not rated for 4 ohms and it gets too hot it will trip an overheat breaker and shut the output off. Most manufacturers state amp power as peak values in receivers (not RMS). My Sony is rated at 90 watts peak at 6 ohms so I am running 6 ohm speakers to get the most out of the amp, but it does get hot at higher volumes. I hope this helps you out! BTW your manual states 70 watts (peak) for each of the Left and Right channels with it running only a stereo 2 channel output configuration. as a peak value not RMS.
    [ Morgan  Dec 09, 2021 ]
    Yamaha rxv385 connected to Samsung 8000 series tv via HDMI arc. Should I enable 4k up conversion on receiver even though tv up converts?
    [ Craig  Oct 27, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    That's a good question. If you have an answer or other recommendations, I'd love to hear them myself.
    [ DOUGLAS  Oct 27, 2021 ]
    Yes the receiver may upconvert other inputs not only TV
    [ MARC  Oct 27, 2021 ]
    How do I connect a kenwood 5disc model DP-R4450 (red and white rc plugs player to it?
    [ MSE69  Oct 17, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    The Yamaha receiver has an input labeled CD. Just plug in the red and white plugs to the input
    [ BARRY  Oct 18, 2021 ]
    Use the analog stereo input jacks located on the back panel.
    [ JOHN T  Oct 18, 2021 ]
    does the 7-band GEQ also work through headphones?
    [ JACK  Oct 08, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    It does not work through headphones; just through the speakers. It is the manual setup option in case you don't use the YPAO process for the speaker calibration
    [ JASON  Oct 12, 2021 ]  Staff
    I see only one black sub out rca on the back, my sub has 2 (red/white) will this reciever still work correctly? Thanks
    [ JIM  Aug 09, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    Jim, you will need a sub woofer Y adaptor. plug the single plug into the receiver then it will split into red and white. Good Luck.
    [ FRANK L  Aug 13, 2021 ]
    Enter an answerSome subs which have 2 RCA input jacks, one of them would be labeled MONO, and that's where you would plug in for single LFE_OUT. In its absence, you are welcome to use a Y cable. to this question.
    [ Jeff  Aug 09, 2021 ]
    Replacement remote control?
    [ Cathy  Jul 10, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    We do not offer a Yamaha replacement remote but we do carry universal remotes that can be programmed to control a receiver like this Yamaha as well as other devices too found here:
    [ JASON  Jul 17, 2021 ]  Staff
    Yes it comes with remote
    [ DENNIS  Jul 15, 2021 ]
    I have wired speakers in my Livingroom ceiling and wired speakers on my back porch - in the ceiling. Will this unit allow me to listen to all speakers at the same time or select just the Livingroom or porch speakers?
    [ BEN  Jul 10, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    I do not have my speakers setup that way but yes should be able to set up zone listening through the Yamaha MusicCast app. I played with the app a bit and you can name and create settings for those specific zones.
    [ Jeff  Jul 10, 2021 ]
    You should be able to listen to both sets at the same time. I have a pair of speakers in one room and a second pair in a nearby room and both pairs play at the same time.
    [ JOHN  Jul 10, 2021 ]
    Can it hook to an Gemini 3000 amplifier?
    [ Mary Ann  Jun 09, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    I am not an audio expert. The Yamaha RX-V385 is a five channel receiver which is means it has a built in preamplifier and amplifier for five channels. Other than a base pre amp out, I don't think it has a formal preamp out for stereo. you might be able to connect the headphones out to your massive 2 channel amplifier. If you have pro gear you are better off getting a dedicated pre amp. I am very happy with my Yamaha for a medium sized room producing surround sound (5.1) for video sound or audio recordings.
    [ James  Jun 09, 2021 ]
    If your good with technical devices, it may be OK. I had trouble with it and put it up for adoption.
    [ AL  Jun 09, 2021 ]
    Would this be enough to power my klipsch 5.1 reference theater pack? Or should I get a bigger one?
    [ Jorge  Apr 01, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    I have the same setup, and it is, imo, adequate. I like to listen to movies at higher volumes, and I never find myself going over 62 on the volume. My only concern will be if I ever decide to step up to larger speakers, but for now I'm perfectly happy with it.
    [ Daniel  Apr 01, 2021 ]
    Hello! I Would Like Know If This Reciever I Going To Be Bake On Stoke?
    [ SEAN  Feb 21, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    Yesit's more than adequate for my bookshelf klipsh
    [ edward  Feb 21, 2021 ]
    Absolutely, 100%
    [ Steven  Feb 21, 2021 ]
    Is there an adapter for the pre out pin connected for the sub that would allow a standard + - speaker wire to be used?
    [ Jason  Jan 14, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    It is not recommended to connect the RCA output on this receiver to speaker wire or a speaker level input on a subwoofer. We have advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss your gear to check if it can work together and give a recommendation on the cabling to use if it can be used together
    [ JASON  Jan 30, 2021 ]  Staff
    It is my son's receiver but I don't think there is on the receiver. I am pretty sure that there is only a rca preout for sub.
    [ Lela  Jan 30, 2021 ]
    How can I connect Aux?
    [ Bobbie  Jan 05, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    What is the device your wanting to connect?
    [ Howard Eugene  Jan 05, 2021 ]
    how can I connect Aux?
    [ Bobbie  Jan 05, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Inputs are assignable in set-up menu. Use any in-put for AUX.
    [ BILL  Oct 29, 2021 ]
    Hello, interested to know if the HDMI pass-through feature allows me to view my tv (with sound from its own internal speakers), without having the power "on" on the receiver? Asking for when I don't want the surround sound on when viewing the tv in early morning/late night when the family's asleep and just want low sound from my TV. Thanks
    [ Ron  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    Yes both the roku and the bluray play through to the tv when the receiver is off. Sound is only from the tv itself.
    [ Dawn  Dec 21, 2020 ]
    Hi Ron, this is how it works on my Samsung Q80. On your TV Settings -> Sound -> Sound Output -> set the Output to 'TV' instead of 'Receiver(HDM)''. Hope this helps.
    [ FRANK L  Dec 09, 2020 ]
    Yes you can.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    I can select from any of the Yamaha's HDMI inputs (in my case a Direct TV receiver and a DVD player), and then video from that source will go to a TV connected to the Yamaha's HDMI out port, correct?
    [ MICHAEL  Nov 29, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    That's how I use it, I have a roku plugged into an input port and the TV on an output port.
    [ michael  Dec 01, 2020 ]
    Yes, that's correct.
    [ Jason  Nov 30, 2020 ]
    Can you display the picture on the tv while the input is on Bluetooth? Would like to watch the tv while listening to music . For it to work now I need to bypass the receiver
    [ Dingo  Nov 29, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    Crutchfield sent this question to me but they didn't check their records as I swiftly returned this item for a Sony receiver. This was the worse sounding receiver at low volumes and I didn't have much time to experiment with the features. Most all receivers do not have the ability to view TV programs while switched to another component such as Bluetooth. My Sony is similar to this and only has the ability to play one component at a time!
    [ Morgan  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    I watch tv while listening to music from iPhone using the Bluetooth receiver setting.
    [ Neal  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    don't know.
    [ JOE  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    Can't help. I don't use for tv. Sorry.
    [ JOHN  Dec 04, 2020 ]
    This receiver its good for my Polk T50 ?
    [ Felix  Aug 22, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    I use it with a Polk RTi38 and it sounds great as a surround sound for my TV.
    [ FRANK L  Aug 13, 2021 ]
    How to connect a Polkpsw10 subwoofer with just RCA right and left inputs and only one output on this receiver?
    [ Chris  Jul 14, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Subwoofers are designed to be a mono input. If you have satellite speakers that connect to the sub woofer then use the L and R cables to go to the sub and then connect the satellite spkrs. If I'm understanding the question.
    [ Raymond  Jul 21, 2020 ]
    Do it have a bluetooth output? Like it output sound to a bluetooth headphone? This is new, does it have bluetooth 5.0 for dual connectivity for headphones?
    [ RRHNLHI  Jun 07, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    Yes. The Yamaha has the ability to receive or transmit a Bluetooth signal. You can pair a wireless Bluetooth speaker or pair of headphones with it.
    [ CASEY  Jun 24, 2020 ]  Staff
    [ Sandi  Jun 22, 2020 ]
    It has "bluetooth" along with HDMI, DTS and Dolby on the top trim piece in line with the volume knob. I have never used this feature but it is on the case.
    [ Dawn  Jun 22, 2020 ]
    Kindly disregard my previous answer on this issue. The answer given was inaccurate, my apologies.
    [ CARLOS L  Jun 22, 2020 ]
    Yes it has BT output, which version do not know. It works fine with my BT speakers and headphones.
    [ CARLOS L  Jun 22, 2020 ]
    Could I plug in an iPhone into the front via USB and play audio directly, or am I limited to storage devices for USB?
    [ EVAN  May 26, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.
    [ Thomas  Jun 15, 2020 ]  Staff
    How do I make the bluetooth show up on my tablet? I have Turned bluetooth on but my tablet will not see it.
    [ latinhawk  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ KRISTINA  May 07, 2020 ]  Staff
    can i use 3ohm speaker with this receiver?
    [ Pixel  Apr 10, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    The manual says 6 or 8.
    [ MICHAEL  Apr 10, 2020 ]
    What is the power source 110v/220volts?
    [ chris  Mar 24, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    Chris According to the manual in the USA it is AC 120V 60HZ Hope that helps.
    [ Kevin R.  Mar 25, 2020 ]
    Ours plugs into a regular US 110 outlet
    [ DANIEL  Mar 24, 2020 ]
    110V. Don't have unit available to see if it will accept 220v.
    [ STEVEN  Mar 24, 2020 ]
    [ KEN R  Mar 24, 2020 ]
    220v/110volts power supply?
    [ chris  Mar 24, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    back of the unit shows 120v only.
    [ michael  Apr 10, 2020 ]
    110volts power supply
    [ EDWARD B  Apr 07, 2020 ]
    [ MARK  Apr 07, 2020 ]
    [ Marc  Apr 07, 2020 ]
    It is 110 volts
    [ BOBBY  Apr 07, 2020 ]
    Which RCA input should I connect my preamp equipped turntable to? Having trouble setting up. Thanks!
    [ David  Dec 27, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    You can connect it to either of the RCA AV 2 or AV 3 inputs.
    [ CASEY  Jan 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    Some receivers, particularly old receivers, have phono inputs connected to a preamp in the receiver. This one does not. However, your turntable has a built in preamp, so you don't need phono inputs. If the output from the turntable is in the form or RCA cables, I would try connecting them to either the AV2 or AV3 inputs, just the red and white ones, leaving the yellow unused. Of course, to get the sound from the turntable you will need to select AV2 or AV3, whichever you used, as your source.
    [ James  Jan 08, 2020 ]
    To use rca, plug into the red and white AV 2 or AV 3 if not being used. Alternatively, you could use an RCA to HDMI converter available on Amazon and use one of the 4 hdmi inputs.
    [ MICHAEL  Jan 07, 2020 ]
    I wish I could help you, I only use the amplifier for my tv surround sound. Have a safe and warm holiday season.
    [ CARL A  Dec 27, 2019 ]
    How would I connect a turntable with built in preamp to this receiver?
    [ David  Dec 26, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    If the turn table has a pre amp use the six in
    [ John  Dec 27, 2019 ]
    Just connect to any available input seeing you have a turntable with a built in pre amp.
    [ Raymond  Dec 26, 2019 ]
    can i connect a cd player to this?
    [ KARLA  Dec 24, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Yes. I have an old Sony 100 CD disk player connected. It has a dedicated CD input.
    [ Ren  Dec 24, 2019 ]
    Does this unit use Dolby Prologic II or Dolby Prologic to implement matrix surround on 2 channel sources ??
    [ Farzan  Sep 08, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    The manual page 55 says you can set the Program mode to Sur.Decode. You can set which decoder this program setting uses with the Option button on the remote. DPLII Movie is one of them. I'm out at the Lake, so no cable or satellite. I'm streaming from Netflix and Hulu. Hulu comes in 2 ch stereo, and I'm still playing with it to get it to work. I'd like to see what Crutchfield has to say.
    [ Richard  Sep 08, 2019 ]
    Can this play FLAC files particularly through the USB port and if so are there any limitations ??
    [ Farzan  Sep 08, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV (up to 48kHz/16-bit) music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player.
    [ Thomas  Sep 18, 2019 ]  Staff
    Can this play FLAC files particularly through the USB port and if so are there any limitations ??
    [ Farzan  Sep 08, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Per page 101 of the manual, the following USB audio file formats are supported: 'the unit supports WAV, MP3, WMA and MPEG-4 AAC files'. So FLAC does not seem to be directly supported.
    [ jim  Sep 08, 2019 ]
    Pairing I phone?
    [ Greaterdallas  Aug 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    no idea I do not have an iphone
    [ ALLEN L  Sep 03, 2019 ]
    There's an app you can download which gives full control over the receiver thru wifi. Yamaha AV Controller App
    [ GERALD  Aug 27, 2019 ]
    I bought a Yamaha RX-V385 - AV receiver based on its promised upgradability to eARC. The receiver started shipping about April 2018 and yet no such upgrade is yet available. Is there any update on when such an upgrade will be available or how Yamaha proposes to compensate customers who bought based on the unfulfilled promised upgrade?
    [ Stephen  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Stephen! Sometimes upgrades take a little longer to roll out than originally expected, but I do believe those firmware updates were to start hitting consumers in April or May. If you purchased your receiver from us here at Crutchfield, I would consider reaching out to our tech support team, they could have the info you're looking for. Otherwise, you may want to check with Yamaha regarding the availability for your specific need! You can reach Yamaha at 714-522-9105 Let us know if we can help!
    [ JESSICA  Jun 16, 2019 ]  Staff
    Does this unit allow you to manuelly set the crossover on each speaker?
    [ Robert  May 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Robert, From the RX-V385 manual on setting the crossover frequency of the low-frequency components. Sets the lower limit of the low-frequency components that can be output from a speaker whose size is set to "Small". A frequency sound lower than the specified value will be produced from the subwoofer or front speakers. Setup menu: Speaker>Configuration>Crossover. Settings: 40Hz,60Hz,80Hz,90Hz,110 Hz,120Hz,160Hz,200Hz. Note: If the volume and crossover frequency are adjustable on your subwoofer, set the volume to half and crossover frequency to maximum. Hope this answers your question. Marion L.
    [ Marion  May 30, 2019 ]
    does this unit have on screen display?
    [ Robert  May 30, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    [ DON  May 30, 2019 ]
    Rob I'm not a stereo guru but will try to help. I have the recve connected to 4KHD 55 inch LG and the setup does appear on the TV Screen. Recce also lets you know decibels speaker orientation and sound mode using leds on front of it. I set mine up manually but you can have the device provided by Yahama config the setup for you. I've have this running for about. 6 months now. Only fault is that the mute button broke on the remote. Other than that very happy with purchase. Hope this helps.
    [ Kevin R.  May 30, 2019 ]
    Will this operate the subwoofer output while in stereo receiver mode? I'd like to have it connected to the subwoofer even if I'm not in 5.1 theater mode.
    [ michael  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    Yes it will plus it has a 5.1 stereo setting
    [ Roger  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    absolutely so, it sounds great as just a receiver as it does for movies and games
    [ KEVIN  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    I use the RX-V685 in multi channel stereo mode and the sub works.
    [ JOHN  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    Yes, I use mine in stereo mode all the time and the subwoofer out works perfectly.
    [ Evan  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    Michael, I can't say because I've yet to hook-up a subwoofer (though I plan to) and I am using the stereo (2-channel) bi-amp setting. I believe from my research of the user's manual is that yes, you can use the LFE sub output channel at the same time as you are using the 2-channel stereo setup. Hope this helps - sorry it is not 100% definitive.
    [ Jeff  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    [ Aaron  Feb 11, 2019 ]
    they can ship to doha qatar?
    [ glenn  Jan 26, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    You Can Use A US Address Like Shipito or Others , That Will Ship Worldwide.
    [ JAMES  Jul 13, 2020 ]
    Sorry, no. We do not ship internationally; only to the U.S. and it's territories:
    [ Ryan  Jan 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    How many EQ Bands has this receiver?
    [ Nelson J  Jan 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Unit has parametric EQ for YPAO and graphic EQ with 7 bands.
    [ BILL  Oct 29, 2021 ]
    I can't answer this question I don't know what a E Q band is.
    [ EDWARD B  Jan 27, 2019 ]
    My LG Smart TV gets Internet over my home's WiFi. The Yamaha RX-V385 doesn't have WiFi. If I run my TV through the receiver, will it still receive WiFi/Internet?
    [ J  Sep 08, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    How i connect 3 pcs ceiling type speaker to amp?
    [ Demuel  Sep 12, 2018 ]
    I haven't tried this, but if the TV receiver gets the Wifi and you are just running the TV through your Yamaha, the TV receiver should still receive the Wifi and play through your Yamaha.
    [ DON  Sep 08, 2018 ]

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