Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Sony STR-DN1080

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Sony STR-DN1080

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Yamaha RX-V685 is a 7.2 model, capable of delivering up to 90 W/channel at 4 Ohm, and compatible with Ultra HD 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision video. It stands out with a higher-performance 32-bit/384-kHz DAC and compatibility with Yamaha surround speakers and wireless subwoofers and this DAC provides a Bi-amping function that is an advantage in Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Sony STR-DN1080 comparison. Also, RX-V685 also supports Ultra HD videos in Dolby Vision HDR format, as well as BT.2020 color space. All HDMI 2.0 controllers are, of course, CEC compatible. Built-in Bluetooth allows wireless listening from a smartphone or computer.

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The STR-DN1080 has the power is 165 W/channel, but at higher impedance versus RX-V685BL – 6 Ohm. The unit supports the latest multichannel audio formats: Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. And it is possible to set up a 7.2 or 5.2.2 configuration with support for 3D sound. The STR-DN1080 features 6 HDMI 2.0 ports. Compatible with HDCP 2.2, they support 4K, 3D video and the latest HDR Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and HDR10 standards. One of the highlights of this amp is the self-calibration system, it is based on the D.C.A.C EX which ensures high accuracy of sound reproduction.

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros and cons

Pros

  • It is possible to create a multiroom network with MusicCast compatible speakers
  • Yamaha RX-V685 comes with a YPAO calibration system

Cons

  • There is no detailed description of functions and settings in the system interface

Sony STR-DN1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • Bluetooth is compatible with Sony's Hi-Res LDAC codec which allows a speed of 990 kbps
  • There is also Zone 2 preamplifier available and it is also possible to assign the pair of back/height to surround speaker terminals to Zone 2

Cons

  • For inexperienced users, the setting will be a challenge

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

RX-V685BL
STR-DN1080

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

4.4 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

77
317

Amplifier

Total output power, W

650 W
1155 W

Output power per channel, W

90 W
165 W

Output impedance, Ohm

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.09 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

5
6

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

7
1

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

30

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

240 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W
0.4 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
19 x 15 x 8.4 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
23 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Sony STR-DN1080
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Sony STR-DN1080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 20.7
  • 15.5
  • 20.7Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 15.5Sony STR-DN1080

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