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

Model: RX-V385BL UPC: 027108956268 Item: 170738


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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


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

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great starter receiver
This receiver is good for a small to medium sized room. Easy set up,the remote is easy to use. If your looking for a a/v receiver and don,t want to spend more than 300 dollars, this is the receiver to buy.
June 10, 2020
6 months ago
Just as expected, no complaints, excellent in every aspect
Great service and of course always great quality from Yamaha.????
March 7, 2020
9 months ago
Great Receiver.
Great receiver. Gets the job done.
March 5, 2020
9 months ago
My sixth Yamaha AVR
I bought this AVR in a store. I bought this AVR because of the Virtual Cinema Front feature. My new house doesn't allow me to use surround speakers behind the listeners. I couldn't try it before I bought it. I discovered that I don't like the sound of the equalization of the Virtual Cinema Front feature. The sound was too honky. So, I configured my surround channel amplifier for passive biamplification and connected the front surround speakers differentially to the surround amplifiers, the same as the Hafler Dynaquad passive surround sound circuit or Stereo Dimensional Array SDA speakers. The sound is much less honky. Now I need to decide if I will miss true surround sound with speakers behind the listeners.
December 2, 2019
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I forgot to mention...
Most of the DSP modes are a waste of time. Don't even bother. Ambient room sound should be part of the recording, not artificially created and added to the sound of the recording. Yamaha DSP doesn't created the sound of real musicians in a real acoustic venue. Yamaha DSP creates the sound of a recording with real recorded ambiance played in an artificial acoustic venue.
December 2, 2019
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Price point / excellent performance

Setup / multifunction usage as expected
July 8, 2019
1 year ago
Solid Receiver
Good basic receiver. Totally meets our needs. Technical help setting it up 3 states away was invaluable. Great team.
June 6, 2019
1 year ago
It was easy to set up and the mic that senses the room is easy to use. I like the fact I can Relabel the hdmi ports. The Bluetooth was a must with me and it was easy to set up. Only wish it came with a complete owners manual. Great value for the price!
January 21, 2019
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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
I am instating a home theatre with preinstalled ceiling speakers.
joel p on Feb 4, 2020
Time for a upgrade and there feutres
Don 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
Time for a upgrade and there feutres
Don on Jan 28, 2020
Price, Features and overall Value
Mike L on Dec 29, 2018
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.