Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 Review and Specs

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 In 2018 Yamaha introduced the tenth - anniversary generation of Aventage Series AV Receivers.Yamaha chose the abbreviation as the name for the elite Aventage series of its receivers, which is formed by the initial letters of the words that make up the phrase "AV Entertainment of the New Century." Want to read my thoughts about the unit from this series? Then see Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 review for Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 specs.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 review

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Features

Powerful 7-channel surround sound - 80 W per channel (6 Ohms, 2 channels are loaded). Discover a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. These sound technologies transfer the listener from everyday life to the wonderful world of exciting multidimensional sound. Yamaha offers several speaker locations that support Dolby Atmos to create the perfect sound field for your specific speaker configuration. All options are fully applicable in practice, forming a three-dimensional environment with sound technology CINEMA DSP and Dolby Atmos.

Design and build

Every detail of the design of the AV receiver affects the sound quality. The company spared no time searching for or developing components that would ensure the highest possible sound quality of Aventage models. At the end, the sound engineers performed special tests to “detune” the sound of the receivers. The Yamaha RX-A680 receiver uses Burr-Brown DACs. The Yamaha RX-A680 features the latest generation of MusicCast Surround technology, which enables wireless speakers to be included in the 5.1-channel configuration. The entire Aventage RX-A 80 series received Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Connectivity

The Yamaha RX-A680 AV receiver offers Bluetooth functionality, enabling wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha RX-A680 AV Receiver provides full support for the latest HDMI standards.

Setup

The Yamaha RX-A680 has added the RSC (Reflected Sound Control) function, which compensates for the effects of furniture and walls near the speakers, and YPAO Volume, which automatically equalizes the sound to provide balanced low, medium and high frequencies at any volume level.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Awesome functionality and fairly easy menu system
  • Sound quality is really nice for the money both via HDMI sand the streaming options

Cons

  • Terrible cheap Wi-Fi antenna connectors that will likely break
  • No pre-outs for bypassing the amp and connecting to higher end audio equipment

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Common features

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A680

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

11

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

115/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

3

Component input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, 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

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

8.3/18.3
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

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