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.
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.
The Yamaha RX-V685BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V685BL price