Yamaha Preps RX-V385 5.1 Channel AV Receiver for $299

Posted Wed Apr 11, 2018 at 06:00 AM PDT by
yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver

The surround sound receiver will be available later this month.

Yamaha has announced the launch of its latest home audio component. The new RX-V385 is a 5.1 Channel AV Receiver geared toward home theater users on a budget.

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

The receiver offers support for 5.1 surround sound speaker setups with playback support for HD audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. In addition, the unit features Yamaha's YPAO calibration technology, allowing the device to analyze a user's specific room acoustics via an included microphone for optimal speaker performance. Bluetooth connectivity is included as well for wireless music streaming, and the device also provides 4K Ultra HD video passthrough with HDCP 2.2 (4/1), high dynamic range (HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG), and BT.2020 compatibility. Meanwhile, customers also have the option to bi-amp the front speakers in 2.1-channel or 3.1-channel setups. Finally, the receiver is equipped with binding post terminals on all channels with support for banana connectors.

Here's a full rundown of key specs and features per Yamaha:

- 5.1-Channel powerful surround sound
- Bluetooth for wireless connectivity
- HDMI® 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 (4 in/1 out)
- 4K Ultra HD support, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
- YPAO™ auto-calibration technology for ideal sound

Yamaha's RX-V385 is set to start shipping by the end of April for an MSRP of $299.95.

Source: Yamaha

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