Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 review

Powerful 7.2-channel surround sound - 80 W per channel (6 Ohms, 2 channels are loaded). 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 RX-A680 AV Receiver provides full support for the latest HDMI standards. It also has added the RSC (Reflected Sound Control) function, which compensates for the effects of furniture and walls near the speakers. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The RX-V685 can pump out 90 watts per channel (8 Ohms) and supports just about any format you can think of (MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC). It is a 7.2-channeled unit. System YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes the acoustics of the room and measures various characteristics of the speakers, then calibrates the parameters of the audio signals for optimal sounding. The system includes R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) to compensate for early reflections in a room in order to create studio-quality sound. And the normalization function of the DSP effects varies the CINEMA DSP processor parameters for reflected sounds. Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 pros & 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

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros & cons

Pros

  • Dolby Atmos is a pleasure to listen to with the proper setup using the YPAO automatic setup using the included microphone
  • Almost all of the settings and front screen displays can be customized to your liking

Cons

  • You cannot have the presence (Atmos) speakers and surround back speakers going simultaneously

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Model

RX-V685BL
AVENTAGE RX-A680

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

179
16

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
115/8 20Hz-20KHz, 145/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 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 3D, 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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

1
3

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

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

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

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 Neo:6
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
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
260

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 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
8.3/18.3
Yamaha RX-V685BL
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Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

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