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Yamaha RX-V685BL 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

150W 7.2-channel 4K Ultra HD network AV receiver

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Description

Details

Unrivaled Experiences. This 7.2-channel AV receiver boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio including Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, wireless streaming, dual HDMI® outputs and more.
  • 7.2-Channel powerful surround sound with Zone 2
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
  • Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • HDMI® with HDCP 2.2 (5 in/2 out)
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot
  • MusicCast Surround capable: add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds

Full 4K

4K Ultra HD HDMI Support

Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.

Dual Wield

Two HDMI Outputs

Since the RX-V685 has two HDMI outputs, simultaneous connection to a TV and video projector is possible. Or you can add an additional TV in a common area like a kitchen or patio to watch the same content in two different rooms. HDMI Out 2 will carry an HDMI audio signal to the second TV to provide sound.

Stream Simply

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for music streaming or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetooth connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device such as a pair of headphones.

New Heights in Sound

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos — right in your home.

Experiences Expanded

CINEMA DSP 3D

This Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing. Yamaha collected sound field data from famous concert halls and music clubs around the world, utilizing its wealth of experience in the fields of concert hall design, public address, and mixing. By digitizing that vast trove of information and incorporating it into dedicated LSI devices, it effectively reproduces the acoustic spaces of those concert halls on home equipment. Immerse yourself in the astounding realism of your movies and music with this sound technology.

Advanced Sound Optimization

YPAO™ - R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization

This technology analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

Optimum Performance

High-Quality Parts and Design

Yamaha AV receivers feature fully discrete power amplifiers to minimize distortion and adopt independent pure power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry. They house ultra-high performance 384 kHz / 32-bit DACs, also with independent power supplies. These support in reproducing audio for high resolution sound sources without noise. Moreover, a new high sound quality IC is employed for volume control and large heat sinks suppress vibration. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Wire Less

Wireless Surround Speakers

Combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speakers and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless rear speakers in a 5.1-channel system. What's more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into an entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies, music and games.

Multi-Room Audio

MusicCast

Start with this AV receiver in your home theater and expand to other rooms over time with MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi gear. Stream your music and TV sound everywhere using your existing Wi-Fi network. With MusicCast, the system grows with you, and there’s no need to run wires through walls.

Easy Operation

MusicCast App

The free MusicCast app puts control of your AV receiver in the palm of your hand. Access your sources and streaming services, adjust volume and sound settings, and link with other MusicCast devices for simultaneous playback throughout your home.

Voice control

Amazon Alexa on MusicCast

"Alexa, turn up the volume." With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The receiver offers full compatibility with Amazon's range of voice control devices, using the Smart Home skill and MusicCast skill to play music, link rooms and more. Welcome to the smart home.

* Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.

Worlds of Music

Streaming Services

Explore worlds of music with built-in music streaming services*. Syncing your playlists and likes from your smart device and discovering new music becomes even easier with your receiver.

* Music streaming service availability varies by region.

Second Room Sound

Zone 2

This feature, also known as Intelligent Amp Assign, allows users to enjoy stereo sound in a second room. When Zone 2 is turned on, the two surround back channels in a 7.1-channel system will be redirected to the two speakers in Zone 2, while giving the Main Zone 5.1 channels of power. Thanks to this feature, there’s no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the AV receiver.

Dust and Groovers

Phono input

Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.

Configured Settings

Scenes

The SCENE button can power on the AV receiver and select the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

An Easy Install

AV Setup Guide

Use this special app and get expert assistance with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It even guides you through various other settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments.

Go Green

ECO Mode

When ECO Mode is turned on it can reduce power consumption by about 20 percent*, thanks to an advanced energy saving design. *Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Brilliant and Lively

Music Enhancer

The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, energetic sound quality during wireless playback.


Specs

AV Receiver

Amplifier Section

Channel
7.2
 
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)
125 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
 
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)
90 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
 
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)
150 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
 
Dynamic Power / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms)
125 / 165 / 190 / 235 W
 

Surround Sound Processing

Cinema DSP
Yes (3D)
 
DSP Programs
17
 
Dialog Level Adjustment
Yes
 
Virtual Presence Speaker
Yes
 
Virtual Surround Back Speaker
Yes
 
Dialogue Lift
Yes (no presence speakers required)
 
SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP
Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
 
Dolby Atmos
Yes
 
Dolby TrueHD
Yes
 
Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
 
Dolby Surround
Yes
 
DTS:X
Yes
 
DTS-HD Master Audio
Yes
 

Audio Features

File Format
MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
 
Pure Direct
Yes (with video on mode)
 
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yes (includes enhancer for Bluetooth®)
 
YPAO Sound Optimization
Yes (R.S.C.)
 
YPAO Volume
Yes
 
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Yes
 
Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
Yes
 
Bi-amp Capability
Yes
 
Audio Delay
Yes (0-500 ms)
 
DA Converter
Burr-Brown 384 kHz / 32-bit DAC x 4 for main zone
 

Video Features

4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling
Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
 
HDMI 3D Pass-through
Yes
 
HDMI eARC
Yes (via future firmware update)
 
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Yes
 
HDMI Upscaling
Yes (analog to HDMI / 1080p HDMI → 4K HDMI)
 
Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
Yes
 

Connectivity

MusicCast Surround
Yes
 
Wi-Fi
Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
 
AirPlay
Yes
 
Bluetooth
Yes (SBC / AAC)
 
Phono Input
Yes
 
Component Video Input/Output
1 / 0
 

Extensive Connection

HDMI Input/Output
5 / 2 (HDCP 2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision™ / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
 
HDMI CEC
Yes (SCENE, device control)
 
USB Input
USB memory
 
Network Port
Yes
 
Front AV Input
USB / mini jack
 
Digital Audio Input / Output: Optical
2 / 0
 
Digital Audio Input / Output: Coaxial
2 / 0
 
Analog Audio Input / Output
4 (front 1) / 0
 
Composite Video Input / Output
1 / 0
 
Preout
2.2-channel
 
Headphone Output
1
 

Tuner Section

FM / AM Tuner
Yes
 

User Interface

On-Screen Display
Graphical User Interface
 
SCENE
SCENE PLUS (8 sets)
 
App Control
Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
 
Web Browser Control
Yes
 
Remote Control Unit
Yes
 

Zone Control

Zone 2 Audio Output
Preout
 
Powered Zone
Zone 2
 
+12V Trigger Output
1
 
Remote (IR) Input/Output
1 / 1
 
Party Mode
Yes
 

General

Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
≤ 0.1 W
 
Auto Power Standby
Yes
 
ECO Mode
Yes
 
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-3/4" x 14-7/8")
 
Weight
23.1 lbs.



Specifications

HDMI Inputs 6
HDMI Outputs 1
MHL Support No
Component Video Inputs No
Component Video Outputs No
4K Support Yes
4K Upconversion Yes
HDMI Video Processing No
HDMI Standby Passthrough No
Video Processor No
Channels 7.2
Watts Per Channel 150
Zone 2 Yes
Zone 3 No
Zone 4 No
Powered 2nd Zone Yes
HDMI 2nd Zone Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Multi-channel Pre-amp Input No
Multi-channel Pre-amp Output No
Multi-channel Pre-Amp Output No
Bi-amp Mode No
Phono Input Yes
Audyssey No
Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
FLAC Support No
Zone 2 DAC No
D/A Conversion -
DLNA Certified No
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Sirius XM Yes
Rhapsody Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Networking Yes
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Front/Rear 1/0
Trigger Out No
12V Triggers -
Remote Loop No
Smartphone App Yes
Power Cable No
RS-232 Port -
THX Certified No
Width (inches) 17-1/8"
Height (inches) 6-3/4"
Depth (inches) 14-7/8"
Weight (lbs) 22

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