Yamaha RX-V685, AV receiver with 7.2 channels and two HDMI outputs

Yamaha RX-V685, AV receiver with 7.2 channels and two HDMI outputs

The Yamaha RX-V685 is a new AV receiver that has no less than 7.2 channels and 150W per channel . It goes a step beyond its little brother, the Yamaha RX-V585, including greater connectivity (with dual HDMI output) and greater sound power, while maintaining the rest of the characteristics.

A receiver ready for the future, as it supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, as well as 4K and HDR signals . All this together with Yamaha's YPAO calibration system and MusicCast technology. The new Yamaha RX-V685 will hit the market next month with a price to be confirmed.

Yamaha RX-V685 Datasheet

TypeMultichannel receiver
Maximum power150W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 channel)

90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.09% THD, 2ch)

Sound processingCINEMA DSP, Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
HDMI5 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and 4K / 60p 4: 4: 4, BT.2020
Tickets2 digital optical, 2 digital coaxial, 4 analog, composite video, 2 subwoofer outputs, headphones, phono input
Remote controlYes
Release dateJuly 2017
Price650 dollars

Audio quality with Total Purity

The new Yamaha AV receivers feature fully discrete power amplifiers to minimize distortion . In addition, they equip pure and independent power supplies for the digital and analog circuit.

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It also has a 384 kHz / 32 bit DAC , also with an independent power supply. In addition, a new high-quality IC is used for volume control, as well as large heat sinks that suppress vibration.

All this allows the Yamaha RX-V685 to reproduce all the audio in high resolution sound sources without generating noise .

CINEMA DSP technology and YPAO calibration

To achieve the best possible sound, adapting to our room, the Yamaha RX-V685 has the YPAO acoustic calibration system .

launch Yamaha RX-V685 calibration

Using the included microphone, the system analyzes the acoustics of the room and measures various characteristics of the speakers and then adjusts the audio parameters to optimize the sound .

It is able to control the reflected sound to correct for early reflections . It also features the DSP effect normalization function, which adapts the CINEMA DSP parameters to the reflected sounds. It is even capable of loudness equalization correction to automatically adjust the level of the high and low frequencies in volume changes thanks to  YPAO Volume .

launch Yamaha RX-V685 CINEMA DSP

The CINEMA DSP function , found in most Yamaha AV receivers, is not lacking . This allows you to simulate the acoustics of the best concert halls and music clubs. In addition, with CINEMA DSP 3D we can expand the sound field and achieve three-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers.

Dolby Atmos and 4K HDR compatible

The Yamaha RX-V685 has 5 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs compatible with 4K 60p 4: 4: 4 and BT.2020 signals . Also, they all support almost all HDR formats, such as Dolby Vision, HLG or HDR10.

launch Yamaha RX-V685 Dolby Atmos

On the other hand, the Yamaha RX-V685 is compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X object sound systems . Additionally, Yamaha offers numerous placement patterns for Dolby Atmos-compatible presence speakers. This will allow us to create the perfect sound field for our installation.

Thanks to the speaker layout patterns , any combination can be used to reproduce both the CINEMA DSP's three-dimensional space and the Dolby Atmos format.

Launch Yamaha RX-V685 Multiroom

For the rest, the Yamaha RX-V685 has two optical digital inputs, several analog connections and even a Phono input for vinyl playback. Wirelessly, it has WiFi for playback over the network , as it belongs to the MusicCast family of equipment. This will allow us to transmit the music and sound of our television everywhere using the WiFi network.

There is no lack of Bluetooth connectivity , which allows us to play the songs from the mobile directly on the receiver.

Price and availability

launch Yamaha RX-V685 price

In short, a perfect AV receiver for those looking for greater connectivity or planning to use it in two different areas of the house.

The Yamaha RX-V685 will hit the North American market next July with a price tag of $ 650 . The commented characteristics belong to the model that will be launched in the United States. The European model may be slightly different.