Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha RX-V385BL
4.7
Onkyo TX-8020
4.2
6
6
9
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5
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Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Yamaha RX-V385BL
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385BL has 5.1 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then RX-V385BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 145/6 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385BL but 0.03% for the TX-8020.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385BL and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-8020. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Onkyo TX-8020 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the RX-V385BL has Bluetooth support. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service. Only the RX-V385BL provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The RX-V385BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-8020. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V385BL. Only the RX-V385BL supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V385BL. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the RX-V385BL. The TX-8020 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V385BL. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-V385BL
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

RX-V385BL
TX-8020

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

502
738

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 145/6
90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod

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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

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

260
180

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2018
2013
Yamaha RX-V385BL
Onkyo TX-8020
Yamaha RX-V385BL
Onkyo TX-8020

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  • 4.7
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  • 4.7Yamaha RX-V385BL
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020