Yamaha RX-V679BL Review and Specs

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.

Yamaha RX-V679BL review

Yamaha RX-V679BL

Features

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.

Design and build

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.

Yamaha RX-V679BL

Connectivity

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.

Setup

Yamaha has the own sound adjustment system - YPAO. The results of the adjustment are very good and the setup does not take much time.

Yamaha RX-V679BL pros and cons

Pros

  • The device produces a clear and balanced sound even when watching TV
  • The Remote Control application is well designed and easy to use

Cons

  • There is no way to skip the track during listening to music from a USB flash drive
  • There are interruptions when transferring music from portable devices via Bluetooth
  • It is impossible to switch Internet stations stored in receiver memory by the remote control (only possible from the panel)

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Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-V679BL

Model

RX-V679BL

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

493

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

4

Component input/output

2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-ES

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 23.4 x 37.8/ 17 x 9 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.1

Other

Release year

2015
Yamaha RX-V679BL
Yamaha RX-V679BL

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