Sony STR-DN1080 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

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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Rating 3.2 3.2

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Yamaha RX-V685BL

Model

STR-DN1080
RX-V685BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

590
207

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
1

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
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

NFC
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
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-ES, DTS 96/24
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

240
400

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
10.5/23.1
Sony STR-DN1080
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Sony STR-DN1080
Yamaha RX-V685BL

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  • 7.4
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL

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