Yamaha's Announces $300 Entry-Level AV Receiver

Yamaha is targeting budding home theater buyers with a $300 AV receiver that hits stores at the end of the month.

The RX-V385 is 5.1-channel discrete amplifier design that supports 4K/Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 via four HDMI inputs and one output, BT.2020 color, and three high dynamic range (HDR) formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).

With a rated power output of 5 x 70 watts into 8 ohms (0.09 percent THD), the RX-V385 is well equipped for the price offering Bluetooth streaming, Yamaha’s Cinema DSP surround sound processing — which supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio playback and provides presets that mimic the acoustics of famous venues — and proprietary YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) calibration, which analyzes room acoustics and adjusts key audio parameters for the best possible sound.

Without increasing the price, the RX-V385 expands on its predecessor, the RX-V383, with the addition of binding-post terminals for all channels and the ability to bi-amp the front speakers in 2.1- or 3.1-channel setups.

For more information, visit usa.yamaha.com.