What is better - Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Marantz AV8805?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 13.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V385BL it is 0.09%, but for the AV8805 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V385BL received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AV8805 is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz AV8805. The model AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AV8805. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AV8805 has access to the Spotify service. 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-V385BL and the AV8805. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V385BL has 4/1, and the AV8805 has 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-V385BL and the AV8805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V385BL has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the AV8805, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz AV8805. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz AV8805 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AV8805. Only in the AV8805 realized a DTS:X surround technology.