Yamaha RX-V385BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver with YPAO Automatic Room Calibration

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Model: RX-V385BL UPC: 027108956268 Item: 170738

RX-V385 5.1 Channel AV Receiver Overview

Looking for an inexpensive entry into the world of home theater? The RX-V385 is the lowest-priced model in Yamaha’s revamped V-line (think V for Value) and starts you off with a host of features: five powerful channels of amplification, enough A/V connections to handle whatever you want to watch, support for the latest Ultra HD video specifications and built-in Bluetooth for easy streaming from your phone or tablet. Plus, everything is wrapped up in a package designed with Yamaha’s legendary engineering expertise. The entry-level RX-V385 opens the door to a satisfying home theater experience.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Five powerful channels of amplification (70 watts each, 20-20kHz, two channels driven) and optional speaker bi-amping
  • Bluetooth with Compressed Music Enhancer for sound clarity
  • Low-range enhancement technology for bigger bass
  • 4 HDMI inputs with 4K pass-through and upscaling
  • Full Ultra HD video compatibility with HDCP 2.2, high dynamic range (HDR10), Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • YPAO auto-optimization tuning for your listening environment
  • Cinema DSP digital sound-field recreation and virtual Cinema Front
  • ECO Mode saves power
  • Dimensions: 17-1/8” wide x 6-3/8” high x 12-3/8” deep
  • Weight: 17 lbs.
  • Warranty: 2 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Surround with authority

The RX-V385 from Yamaha offers full 5.1 channel surround formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master, driven by five discrete, conservatively engineered amplifier channels (plus a line-level subwoofer output). Alternately, you can choose to wire suitably equipped main speakers for bi-amping (using separate channels to drive the high- and low-frequencies).  And if you haven’t got the space for a five-speaker surround setup, Yahama’s Virtual Cinema Front supplies a similar effect – right from the front of the room.

Pictures worth a thousand words

The V385 sports four HDMI inputs, all of which support full 4K pass-through with upscaling to make even standard signals look their best on the latest screens. And full Ultra HD sources look phenomenal. All the latest protocols are supported, including HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma, which expand video dynamic range for more vivid colors and greater detail in both bright and shadowy scenes.

Tuned to your room – and your preferences

Yamaha’s Parametric Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) automatically tunes the sound to your listening environment. Just set the included microphone at your listening position, and the RX-V385 measures and adjusts frequency response, time delay and volume level of each channel to squeeze the best sound out of your speakers and you room’s acoustics.

Bring the concert hall into your home with Cinema DSP

The V385 doesn’t quite read your mind, but if you dream of being transported to a concert hall, stadium or intimate jazz club, Cinema DSP will get you there. Yamaha is a pioneer in the creation of virtual spaces through Digital Soundfield Processing, taking detailed measurements in real venues and programming the data right into its processors. Cinema DSP transforms your room into any number of locations, and you can combine four sources with your choice of DSP settings and save them in convenient Scene buttons on the front panel and remote.

Low-end enhancement

Don’t let small speakers give you an inferiority complex. The V385 includes Yamaha’s exclusive bass-extension technology for additional power, even from compact boxes. And if you have a subwoofer, so much the better – you’ll get even more of a bump in your thump.

Simple wireless streaming

Beam songs directly from your phone or tablet to the V385 using Bluetooth, with Yamaha’s proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer to make mobile music sound better than ever. (Incidentally, the V385’s Bluetooth is two-way, which means you can send the signal wirelessly to your favorite headset.)

Better for the environment

Yamaha’s ECO-Mode adjusts power consumption to the unit’s operation, saving as much as 20% of energy usage compared to normal mode.

Pairs well with …

Any of a number of 5-channel surround speaker systems. Two to get you started: Polk’s TSi300 speaker package, and Elac’s Cinema 5 5.1 satellite/subwoofer package. And shop with confidence; every purchase comes with World Wide Stereo’s 60-day guarantee and expert product support.



  • 5.1-channel powerful surround sound
    • 70W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.09% THD, 2ch driven)
    • 100W per channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD, 1ch driven)
    • 145W per channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
  • Bluetooth: Version 2.1 + EDR, (profile) A2DP (audio codec) SBC
  • Inputs
    • Mini Jack: 1
    • Analog audio: 2
    • Optical digital: 1
    • Coaxial digital: 2
    • USB: 1
    • HDMI terminals, HDCP 2.2 compatible: 4
    • Composite video (audio input assignable): 3
  • Outputs
    • Headphone: 1
    • Subwoofer: 1
    • Speaker: 5-chm, monitor out (composite): 1
    • HDMI terminal (HDCP 2.2 compatible): 1
  • Tuner: FM/AM
  • Standby power consumption
    • 0.3W (HDMI control off)
    • 0.9W (HDMI control off)
  • Dimensions: 17 1/8" x 6" x 12 3/8"
  • Weight: 17 lbs.


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • RX-V385BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver
  • Remote control
  • Batteries x2
  • YPAO microphone
  • FM antenna
  • AM antenna


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Customer Reviews for Yamaha RX-V385BL 5.1 Channel AV Receiver with YPAO Automatic Room Calibration

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good amp
The price is reasonable and the sound is good.
March 27, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
I would definitely buy this product again.
I like this receiver because it handles my Smart TV, Bose Surround System, Game System, DVD Player.
March 22, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is a replacement for my 21yr old Yamaha.
I use my receiver for every day living such as watching TV or listening to music. Seeing the quality of a movie and hearing it in 5:1sound is the highlight of the evening. I can balance the speakers with their size and listening distance to the receiver for the ultimate sound.
March 8, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
I mainly wanted to upgrade my 15 year old Yamaha Receiver. And found this receiver on sale at Best Buy. Black Friday... Along with the 5 Speaker Package. For the close out sale. Coupled with the Black Friday sale.. The Entire Package for the price of the receiver. It Sounds Great... I love music.. And hear and feel each and every tweet and thump. This system is 3X Better than I thought would be. I made out like a bandit!!
February 14, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect Surround Sound Receiver
Listen to my surround system daily. Awesome
February 11, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
best bang for your buck
I have had pretty much every name out there for receivers and I have come back to Yamaha. Before this receiver I had a Denon at more that double the cost and when it failed I looked around and most companies offering receivers that I was looking at had spring clips for the speaker connections. No thanks. Plus this receiver looks beautiful, how much more can you ask for?
January 18, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Workhorse of a receiver!!!
November 19, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Sound Quality Ever!
Had many systems in my day, this one beats them all.
November 16, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
good value solid reciver
the receiver has a few flaws. i would have liked an additional optical port. another channel or a second set of outs for audio only would have been primo. the bluetooth is too friendly. any device that had been paired will turn the receiver on and then not let another link up. but very minor flaws. overall a very good value. the only reason i would not recommend to a friend is the need to do there own reaserch.
November 5, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to install
I can not get the setup menu to show up on the tv screen
September 25, 2022
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I need one with HDMI ports
Robert P on Jul 25, 2021
Time for a upgrade and there feutres
Un happy on Jan 28, 2020
I need one with HDMI ports
Robert P on Jul 25, 2021
I am instating a home theatre with preinstalled ceiling speakers.
joel p on Feb 4, 2020
Time for a upgrade and there feutres
Un happy on Jan 28, 2020
easy decision price and terms
Michael C on Jun 21, 2019
Price, Features and overall Value
Mike L on Dec 29, 2018
quality reputation and price
Norris D on Nov 26, 2018
I am instating a home theatre with preinstalled ceiling speakers.
joel p on Feb 4, 2020
easy decision price and terms
Michael C on Jun 21, 2019
Can this connect to my Smart TV?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2020
  Thanks for your inquiry. The HDMI out on the Yamaha 385 would connect to an HDMI input on your smart TV so any HDMI video sources connected to the Yamaha would be watchable on the TV.