Yamaha RX-A880 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-A880 review

The Yamaha RX-A880 can provide 100 W/channel at 8 ohms and supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X for object sound support. However, its competitor, in Yamaha RX-A880 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL comparison, produces 90 W/channel at the same impedance. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay support allow the receiver to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources such as smartphones and tablets, while Yamaha's Compress Music Enhancer allows for optimal sound quality. This receiver works with HDR UHD 4K signals and can scale the incoming signal to about 4K quality for enhanced viewing of low-resolution sources in conjunction with a UHD display.

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The RX-V685 has a wide range of surround sound formats, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X inclusive. This is a model that can work in configuration 7.2 versus the 5.2 configuration in RX-A880. The receiver has support for MusicCast which makes it possible to listen to music from cloud streaming services. It is also possible to play music via Bluetooth, using the proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer application. With this model, all ports support the latest streaming video protocols, including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma, which expand the dynamic range and video palette for brighter colors and greater detail.

Yamaha RX-A880 pros and cons

Pros

  • The sound going through a Smart AI post-processing mode

Cons

  • There is no built-in Chromecast support
  • The on-screen menu looks outdated

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver is equipped with a YPAO sound optimization system with reflected sound control (R.S.C.)
  • The model is fully compatible with voice control Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Cons

  • Inexperienced users will find it difficult to understand the abundance of receiver functions

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Rating 4.2 4.2

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Product

Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha RX-V685BL

Model

RX-A880
RX-V685BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

35
179

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 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 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP, 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 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
5/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
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

2
2

Composite input

1
1

Component input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, 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, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

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-Neo:6
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
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 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15
43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.3
10.5/23.1
Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Yamaha RX-A880
Yamaha RX-V685BL

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  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A880
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL

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