Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H

Yamaha RX-V685BL
vs
Denon AVR-X1600H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V685BL has an overall score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for AVR-X1600H.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V685BL over Denon AVR-X1600H

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Denon AVR-X1600H over Yamaha RX-V685BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
Votes 8 8
Rating 3.7 3.7

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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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Denon AVR-X1600H

Denon AVR-X1600H review

Dec 27, 2019

Denon AVR-X1600H is an entry-level AV receiver, equipped with many features that are available in more expensive models of this company. Want to see what are the Denon AVR-X1600H specs? Check out thi...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H

Model

RX-V685BL
AVR-X1600H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

364
131

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 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
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
6/1

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
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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

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
430

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 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
8.6/19
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H

The Denon AVR-X1600H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X1600H price.