Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR393 review

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Yamaha RX-V385
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Onkyo TX-SR393

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR393 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385 has 5.1 versus 5.2 for Onkyo TX-SR393. Regarding power, then RX-V385 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/6 20Hz-20KHz when TX-SR393 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385 but 0.08% for the TX-SR393.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-SR393. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Yamaha RX-V385 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Yamaha RX-V385 connectionsOnkyo TX-SR393 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V385. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V385. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-SR393 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-SR393.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR393

Model

RX-V385
TX-SR393

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

628
17

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/6 20Hz-20KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
445

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2
43.5 x 16 x 32.8/17 x 6.3 x 12.8

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17
8.2/18.1
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR393
Yamaha RX-V385
Onkyo TX-SR393

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  • 5
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  • 5Yamaha RX-V385
  • 5.2Onkyo TX-SR393

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