USB + Bluetooth Integration
Remote & Convenience Features
5-Channel Discrete Amplification: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver is
equipped with a discrete 5-channel amplifier rated at 70 watts (into 8-ohms, 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
- 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
Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI (4 Inputs/1 Output) ||High Definition Audio Bitstream || Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Express |
DTS, DTS 96/24 |
| PCM ||2ch to 8ch (32-192kHz,
|DSD ||2ch to 6ch (2.8MHz,
| Optical/Coaxial (1 Optical Input/2 Coaxial Inputs) ||Bitstream ||
DTS, DTS 96/24 |
|PCM ||2ch to 6ch, (32-96kHz,
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
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
- 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
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 theses modes are enabled, each
speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing).
When playing back 2-channle 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
- 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
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
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).
- Sub Out: The receiver features a mono-RCA subwoofer/LFE
- 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
HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver is fitted with four
HDMI 2.0a inputs and one HDMI 2.0a output that support the latest HDMI
standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, 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
@ 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 2.2: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2,
which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K
- 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
HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Yamaha RX-V385 support
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
- 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 (eARC via Future Firmware Update): 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. The
receiver will support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) via a firmware
update (no ETA yet). eARC will support uncompressed audio formats like
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio - where standard ARC
was limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.
- 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
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
- 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: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly,
or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV receiver.
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.
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
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 detected 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.