An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Marantz NR1711 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385BL has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Marantz NR1711. Regarding power, then RX-V385BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 145/6 when NR1711 has a power of 50/8, 70/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385BL but 0.08% for the NR1711. Only the NR1711 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz NR1711 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the NR1711 supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha RX-V385BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Marantz NR1711. 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 NR1711 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 Marantz NR1711.
Only the NR1711 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the NR1711.