Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Onkyo TX-NR696

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Yamaha RX-V685BL review

The receiver is calibrated to the acoustic properties of the room automatically, the YPAO proprietary system is responsible for this, which optimizes the sound based on measurements using a standard measuring microphone. Yamaha RX-V685 is equipped with network technologies (DLNA, Airplay) for working with multimedia content. From external drives via USB and from servers in the home computer network, you can play WAV and FLAC files with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, as well as ALAC with parameters up to 24 bit / 96 kHz. The receiver is also able to decode the DSD stream received via HDMI, via USB or via LAN \ Wi-Fi. Comparing Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Onkyo TX-NR696 we can see that they both have 7.2 channels. Their RMS is 90/8 and 165/6 W/Ohm respectively. Yamaha RX-V685BL

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

Special technology with zero phase shift provides transparent sound and a natural soundstage. Onkyo TX-NR696 has an improved circuitry with a reduction in the length of the supply and grounding buses, as well as the removal of digital circuits from analog. Support for the latter is possible in configuration 5.2.2, and if desired, a 3D sound system can be implemented using the Dolby Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X virtual modes. Onkyo TX-NR696

Yamaha RX-V685BL pros & cons

Pros

  • There is a sound return channel (ARC)
  • Wireless connection is good and stable

Cons

  • Input switching from one input to others takes time for it
  • The fine-tuning is impossible without TV

Onkyo TX-NR696 pros & cons

Pros

  • Dolby Vision (HDR) passes through it fine and the picture looks great
  • The ability to adjust tone and boost voice with the touch of a button is nice

Cons

  • I do wish it was back-lit though. It seems remote back-lighting is becoming less common for whatever reason. Maybe to keep prices more competitive

Votes 9 9
Rating 4.1 4.1

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

RX-V685BL
TX-NR696

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

207
36

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
AK4458 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

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, 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
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
0

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
12.5/26.4
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR696
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Onkyo TX-NR696

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  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696

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