Yamaha RX-V683BL Review and Specs

In this, the Yamaha RX-V683BL review will be considered a full-featured receiver that offers all the features needed to create a home theater with an average budget.

Yamaha RX-V683BL review

Yamaha RX-V683BL

Features

The receiver has a power of 90 W/channel at 8 Ohm impedance. The device can work in 7.1 and 5.1.2 modes. The RX-V683 also supports playback of 4K HDR video at 60 FPS, including HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma for HDR broadcasting. There are also surround sound formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in Yamaha RX-V683BL specs.

Design and build

The design is simple for devices in this price range. The front panel consists of a combination of glossy and matte materials. At the top are a small display and a number of function buttons. A little lower are the control buttons and knob. The receiver uses discrete elements and a PLL to provide a low jitter level and achieve the exceptionally clear sound.

Yamaha RX-V683BL

Connectivity

For data exchange with external devices, there is a complete set of wireless interfaces. Bluetooth is the easiest way to stream wirelessly. MusicCast support allows users to use many other Wi-Fi transfer methods, including Apple AirPlay, Internet radio, streaming apps like Deezer and Tidal, as well as Spotify Connect. MusicCast reveals its full potential only when connecting wireless speakers.

Setup

The Yamaha RX-V683 is easy to configure thanks to YPAO's own, built-in automatic tune system. The receiver can be connected to a TV through an ARC HDMI. YPAO automatically determines the size of the speakers and sets the optimal frequency. Also, users can configure Yamaha RX-V683 using the buttons on the front panel. Built-in many ways to adjust the sound using different modes.

Yamaha RX-V683BL pros and cons

Pros

  • Amazon Alexa smart assistant support is available for voice control
  • The receiver can automatically detect sources which are connected to the HDMI inputs and mark them
  • MusicCast has additional features, for example, broadcast television sound to other rooms, and slow adjustment of the volume level

Cons

  • There are freezes during long Bluetooth sessions
  • Limited functions in Multiroom mode

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Common features

Product

Yamaha RX-V683BL

Model

RX-V683BL

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

625

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, JUKE, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1

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

1

Component input/output

1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, 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, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS

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 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
Yamaha RX-V683BL
Yamaha RX-V683BL

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