Denon AVR-X2600H vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Denon AVR-X2600H vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Denon AVR-X2600X received a well-thought-out chassis design and power supply, made on a rather large W-shaped transformer, and the capacitor contains capacitors in the buffer (Nichicon 12000 uF / 71 V). The manufacturer also equipped the 2600H 3D-decoders Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, a phono stage for vinyl, popular network and multi-room HEOS chips, support for the new Apple AirPlay 2 wireless protocol, improved eco-mode (reduces power consumption during downtime), convenient GUI with step by step configuration.

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Yamaha RX-V685BL supports 4K and HDR in HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG formats. 7.2-channel models are equipped with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X decoders. The latter provides amazingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room. The receiver is also compatible with Musichcast speakers, some can be connected to work both individually and in stereo pairs. Both devices from our Denon AVR-X2600H vs Yamaha RX-V685BL comparison are approximately comparable in terms of power output - 90 W/channel versus 95 W/channel with the same impedance of 8 Ohm.

Denon AVR-X2600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The Bluetooth channel in the receiver can be used not only for receiving stereo sound from a mobile device, but also for its “delivery” to a headset
  • The device contains a DAB / DAB tuner

Cons

  • Dolby Surround Object-Oriented Sound Decoder not implemented by the manufacturer

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver has CINEMA DSP 3D technology for generating a sound field by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing
  • The model does not support music streaming services

Cons

  • There is no way to control the receiver using voice assistants

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Yamaha RX-V685BL

Model

AVR-X2600H
RX-V685BL

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

59
179

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
5/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
1

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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 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

500
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 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
10.5/23.1
Denon AVR-X2600H
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2600H
Yamaha RX-V685BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL

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