This is a network receiver that is positioned by the manufacturer as a device for playing content with the pure sound, which will be discussed in this Yamaha RX-V679BL review.
The receiver has a power of 90 W/channel with an impedance of 6 Ohm (105 W/channel at 8 Ohm in two-channel mode). The RX-V679BL can work in 7.2 configurations. Video playback comes with a 4K resolution and supports the latest technologies, including 3D. The unit can work with high-resolution files: FLAC, WAV, AIFF via USB or wireless, also DSD is supported. This device uses a discrete gain stage configuration and PLL to reduce jitter, making a significant contribution to the unit’s superior audio performance.
The user interface is very harmonious, although slightly inferior in design to SONY. More interesting is the internal design. The model has a built-in amplifier, made entirely on discrete elements, which helps to minimize distortion. In addition, stand-alone “clean” power supplies are used separately for the analog and digital sections to prevent digital noise from affecting the analog circuit. Anti-vibration radiators are used to suppress vibration generated by transistors and sound pressure.
It is possible to play music content using Bluetooth and a USB port. The technology from Yamaha “The Compressed Music Enhancer” feature used in the receiver is now optimized for transmitting audio data using Bluetooth technology so that the music sounds bright and realistic even when playing wirelessly. The important part of Yamaha RX-V679BL specs is the MusicCast system. The V679 can be the audio source in this system and stream audio to other MusicCast devices on a network.
Yamaha has the own sound adjustment system - YPAO. The results of the adjustment are very good and the setup does not take much time.