The Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385BL has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X1600H. Regarding power, then RX-V385BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 145/6 when AVR-X1600H has a power of 80/8, 120/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385BL but 0.08% for the AVR-X1600H.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385BL and 384 KHz/32-bit for the AVR-X1600H. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Bi-amping feature. The Denon AVR-X1600H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X1600H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V385BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR-X1600H. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V385BL.
The Yamaha RX-V385BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X1600H. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. 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 2.3. The AVR-X1600H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X1600H.
Only the AVR-X1600H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1600H.