Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha RX-V385BL review

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Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha RX-V385BL review

Denon AVR-X4500H
vs
Yamaha RX-V385BL

What is better - Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha RX-V385BL?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X4500H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, 165/6, while the RX-V385BL has a power of 70/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X4500H it is 0.05%, but for the RX-V385BL it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X4500H received the model AK4458 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 Denon AVR-X4500H. The model AVR-X4500H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AVR-X4500H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVR-X4500H has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

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 AVR-X4500H 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.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X4500H has 8/3, and the RX-V385BL has 4/1.Denon AVR-X4500H connectionsYamaha RX-V385BL connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X4500H and the RX-V385BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X4500H 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 Denon AVR-X4500H. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X4500H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X4500H. Only in the AVR-X4500H realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V385BL

Model

AVR-X4500H
RX-V385BL

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

222
502

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8, 165/6
70/8, 145/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
7.7/17

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V385BL
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha RX-V385BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 4.7
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 4.7Yamaha RX-V385BL