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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Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

RX-V685BL
TX-NR686

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

179
152

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
7/2

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

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

400
570

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
10/22.1
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR686

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