The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385BL has 5.1 versus 2.0 for Integra DTM-7. Regarding power, then RX-V385BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 145/6 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385BL but 0.08% for the DTM-7.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385BL and AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for the DTM-7. None of the models support Bi-amping. Sound transmission directly to the amplifier in Pure direct (straight) mode is not implemented in these models. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the DTM-7 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 DTM-7. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V385BL. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-V385BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the DTM-7. The DTM-7 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V385BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Integra DTM-7.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.