What is better - Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, 170/4, while the RX-V385BL has a power of 70/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 it is 0.06%, but for the RX-V385BL it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-V385BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080. The model AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 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 AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the RX-V385BL. 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 AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has 8/3, and the RX-V385BL has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the RX-V385BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-V385BL, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. Only in the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 realized a DTS:X surround technology.