Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-A780

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-A780

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The Yamaha RX-V685 is a 7.2 device capable of delivering 90 W/channel and is compatible with 4K, HDR video. However, if we compare RX-V685BL amplifier`s power versus RX-A780, it should be noted that the first one has higher sound distortion, but lower impedance. The RX-V685BL has a 32-bit/384 kHz DAC. Dolby Digital and Dolby TrueHD multichannel formats are supported. In addition, RX-V685 is compatible with DTS, DTS 24/96 and DTS HD Master Audio formats. The YPAO automatic calibration system is responsible for setting up such rich functionality. The system affects the frequency response, the phase and acoustic delays.

Yamaha RX-A780 review

Yamaha RX-A780 ships with Dolby Atmos/DTS: X decoders, and can support 4K/60 Hz video including HLG and Dolby Vision. It develops 95 W/channel under 8 Ohm. The RX-A780 also features Burr-Brown DACs that are able to decode Hi-Res files up to 32 Bits/192 kHz. Both receivers in this Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Yamaha RX-A780 comparison can work in Zone 2 mode. The RX-A780 can be connected to the network in Wi-Fi or Ethernet, and it can be integrated within the MusicCast ecosystem, and access to streaming services (Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz). Also, there are Airplay and Bluetooth.

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros and cons

Pros

  • There is emulation by means of the sound processor CINEMA DSP 3D ceiling speakers or rear speakers
  • There is a Yamaha`s proprietary YPAO calibration suite

Cons

  • Switching HDMI sources takes time

Yamaha RX-A780 pros and cons

Pros

  • The steering of your Yamaha RX-780 can be done via Alexa voice control
  • Yamaha RX-A780 features the new MusicCast Surround feature, which allows you to add MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless rear speakers

Cons

  • No Google Assistant support

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Rating 3 3

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha RX-A780

Model

RX-V685BL
RX-A780

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

364
114

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 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)

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
7/2

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
2

Composite input

1
1

Component input/output

1/0
1/0

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, 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

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
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 Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, 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
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 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.5 x 17.1 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
11/23.4
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  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 8.2Yamaha RX-A780

The Yamaha RX-A780 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A780 price