Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

The 7.2-channel model of the AVENTAGE series has the power of 110W (8 Ohms). Its 7.2-channel opponent boasts 90/8 W/Ohm. The RX-A1080 AV receiver is equipped with ESS Saber ES9007S Premier high-performance DACs and supports almost all advanced audio and video processing technologies. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are able to revive movie soundtracks like never before. The Aventage Series model has the latest HDMI interface with support for HDR, Dolby Vision and BT.2020, a balanced power amplifier layout, YPAO 3D measurement and calibration system, and Zone 2 content playback features. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The RX-V685 has a wide range of surround sound formats, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X inclusive. The receiver has support for MusicCast which makes it possible to listen to music from cloud streaming services. It is also possible to play music via Bluetooth, using the proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer application. With this model, all ports support the latest streaming video protocols, including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma, which expand the dynamic range and video palette for brighter colors and greater detail. Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • The audio reproduction with the Yamaha is unbelievably good
  • The different listening modes for music are easy to flip through/ disable if you wish

Cons

  • I was very disappointed with the built-in DLNA support

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros & cons

Pros

  • The receiver is equipped with a YPAO sound optimization system with reflected sound control (R.S.C.)
  • The model is fully compatible with voice control Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Cons

  • Inexperienced users will find it difficult to understand the abundance of receiver functions

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Rating 5 5

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

Dec 13, 2019

When creating models of the AVENTAGE series, it takes an extremely long time to select (or develop) exactly those components that are required to achieve the highest possible performance characterist...

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Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Dec 13, 2019

Yamaha’s RX-V685 AV Receiver offers a staggering amount of cutting-edge technology, such as Dolby Atmos, Multiroom connectivity, MusicCast and an option to use wireless rear speakers, but also ...

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Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Yamaha RX-V685BL

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
RX-V685BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

52
177

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
5/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
1

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
400

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17
43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
10.5/23.1
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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  • 8.3Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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