- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.
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.
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
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.
Surround Sound Processing
|Component Video Inputs||No|
|Component Video Outputs||No|
|HDMI Video Processing||No|
|HDMI Standby Passthrough||No|
|Watts Per Channel||150|
|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|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-500 ms)|
|Zone 2 DAC||No|