Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Onkyo TX-NR686

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Onkyo TX-NR686

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The device has the typical for Yamaha`s receivers design – strict and minimalistic. The RX-V685 produces 90 W/channel at 8 Ohm with low sound distortion 0.06% and supports the most of Hi-Res formats. Due to powerful amplifiers, the produced sound is clean and clear, detailed and defined (especially using the Pure Direct mode). It also supports 4K with high dynamic range video including decoders Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. It is also possible to use WiFi or Bluetooth and connect to music services.

Onkyo TX-NR686 review

The model is based on the technology of dynamic sound amplification supported by THX Certified Select and provides high-quality sound. An important point of our Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Onkyo TX-NR686 review is the power of the unit, which is 160 W/channel, and so it differs in an impedance of 8 Ohm versus 6 Ohm in RX-V685BL. The receiver processes soundtracks with DTS technology: X and Dolby Atmos and works with 4K / 60 Hz (HDR10 and HLG) video. You can also stream music using the Chromecast wireless multi-room platforms, DTS Play-Fi or FlareConnect. In addition, it also includes AirPlay and Bluetooth.

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver can be connected with Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless speakers
  • You can control the basic functions of the receiver with your voice thanks to Amazon Alexa's support

Cons

  • There is an error message when connecting it to Roku

Onkyo TX-NR686 pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver uses 384 kHz / 32-bit DAC and VLSC filtering for superior clarity

Cons

  • Sometimes the controlling app does not connect to the receiver
  • When switching HDMI sources with the ARC function working, the receiver goes into a blue screen

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

RX-V685BL
TX-NR686

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

77
133

Amplifier

Total output power, W

650 W
800 W

Output power per channel, W

90 W
160 W

Output impedance, Ohm

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.08 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
106 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

5
7

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

7
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

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
32bit / 384kHz

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, analog to HDMI up conversion

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

40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

570 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
22 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686

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  • 20.7
  • 18.9
  • 20.7Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 18.9Onkyo TX-NR686

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