What is better - Yamaha RX-V385 vs Denon DRA-800H?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V385 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 70/6, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V385 it is 0.09%, but for the DRA-800H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V385 received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V385 and Denon DRA-800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with DRA-800H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. The DRA-800H has access to the Spotify service.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V385 and the DRA-800H. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-V385. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V385 has 4/1, and the DRA-800H has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the RX-V385. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V385 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the DRA-800H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon DRA-800H. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon DRA-800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.