YAMAHA RX-V679BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver Review

5.46 Mixed Usages
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.2

Yamaha RX-V679B is great for people who like going to the movies in medium-sized or bigger rooms. It will fill your senses with a symphony of sound. With the help of a personal director, you can turn your living room into a realistic audio and visual playground. This friend is great for movie fans, gamers, and music lovers all at the same time. It easily changes to fit your entertainment needs and comes in a stylish package with power, connectivity, and a sleek design.


Our Verdict


Finally, the Yamaha RX-V679BL will take you to a sensory paradise, but there are some whispers behind the scenes that you should be aware of. This product is great for medium-sized rooms because it has great sound quality and easy connections. But auto-calibration doesn't always work right, and the user interface can be hard to understand, which can cause some tricky problems. As long as you're ready for a challenge, the RX-V679BL will give you a great sound experience that will make your home a music lover's dream. 


  • Powerful 90 watts per channel.
  • Immersive surround sound.
  • Sleek brushed aluminum design.
  • Extensive connectivity options.
  • Wireless streaming capabilities.
  • MusicCast for multi-room audio.
  • Versatile compatibility with devices.
  • User-friendly on-screen setup.


  • Inconsistent auto-calibration feature.
  • Complex user interface navigation.
  • Limited HDMI inputs (6).


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Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature
Video Feature HDR10 , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 90 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B


Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
RCA LIne Input: Yes
RCA LIne Output: Yes
RCA Pre-Outs: Yes
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: Yes
Optical Output: Yes
Coaxial Inputs: Yes
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: Yes
HDMI Inputs: 6
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input Yes
Composite Video Output: Yes
Component Video Input: Yes
Component Video Output: Yes
Front A/V Inputs: Yes
Speaker A/B: No


Maximum Channel Processing 7.2
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer N/A
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS Neural:X N/A
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio N/A
DTS 96/24 N/A
DTS Express N/A
IMAX Enhanced N/A
Music Playback via USB Yes
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network Yes
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Yes
Gapless Playback N/A
DSD via USB Yes
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization N/A
Dialogue Lift Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode N/A
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A


HDMI Version 2.0a
Enhanced ARC N/A
HDCP Version HDCP 2.2
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision N/A
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) N/A
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready N/A
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling N/A
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A


Channels 7.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification Yes
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated N/A
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability Yes


Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A


Zones 2
Powered Zones 2
Zone 2 Outs No
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output No


Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes


On-Screen Display Yes
GUI Languages Not Mentioned
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Yes
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out Yes
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant N/A


Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 Not specified
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) Not specified
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 90 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) Not specified
Power Supply Not specified
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption Not specified
No Sound Power Not specified
Standby Power Not specified


Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.9"
Weight 22.1 lbs
Chassis Not specified
Front Panel Not specified
Speaker Terminals Not specified
Large Speaker Terminals Not specified
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function N/A
Auto Power off N/A
Warranty 2 years


THD digital Not specified
Analog Distortion Not specified
Phono Distortion Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) Not specified
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance Not specified
Rated Output digital Not specified
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (digital) Not specified
Phono RIAA Deviation Not specified
Frequency Response (Analog In) Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via USB Not specified
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance Not specified
Video Frequency Response Not specified
Ethernet Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency Not specified
Bluetooth Version Not specified
Bluetooth Frequency Not specified
USB Terminal Not specified
FM Frequency Not specified
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Not specified
FM S/N Ratio Not specified
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Not specified
AM Effective Sensitivity Not specified
AM Frequency Not specified
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Details Review


The way this AV player looks makes it more than just a piece of gear; it makes a statement. Through its many buttons and bright screen, the front panel provides an engaging experience that puts you in charge of your audio trip.

Users have said nice things about how well the design fits into current rooms. This isn't just any electric box; it's a beautiful work of art that will look great in your home. It is as easy to set up the on-screen interface as it is to use a known city guide, which makes the initial setup very simple.

Some users, though, said that the buttons on the front panel of this visual beauty were too much to handle, like trying to figure out a complicated musical score. Even though it looks beautiful, some users said they would like it to be smaller, especially for smaller leisure rooms.


The HDMI ports are the most important ones. This device does more than just connect your music. A true digital master, it is great at making links with Blu-ray players, game systems, and streaming devices work together without any problems.

Thanks to portable connection choices like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, users can easily stream music to their phones, making the digital world a better place. If your home is compatible with MusicCast, your speakers will work together to create a smooth group that lets you enjoy streaming music in multiple rooms.

But even in this world of always-on access, some users have still had problems from time to time, like a short break during a live show. Tech fans have also said they want more features that will work in the future, since technology changes so quickly. This is even though the HDMI array is impressive.


The power output of this AV player, 90 watts per channel, makes it a real sound monster. With this, movie nights are on a whole new level. The conversation is so clear that you feel you're right there in the scene, and the explosions get much stronger.

With HD audio types like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, users get full support and a VIP experience. It sounds like going to a show where every note is crystal clear. Users like the RX-V679BL because it can handle a lot of different types of material and go from intense action scenes to minor musical details without any problems.

Even though the sounds worked well together, some users had trouble with the auto-calibration feature. They said it was like a short moment of confusion in an otherwise well-tuned orchestra. Making changes by hand became the conductor's stick for people who were looking for the perfect sound balance. Some users also said the user experience was a bit hard to understand, like trying to find your way around a busy music event.

Where and When to Use 

The RX-V679BL is a versatile friend that makes it easy to enjoy different types of entertainment. This radio can do a lot of different things. It's great for watching movies, playing video games, or just listening to your best music. It's like being pleased on stage by a talent who can change their act. This product is great for medium-sized to large homes because it turns your living room into a realistic audio and visual playroom.

Compatible Devices 

It plays well with your game system, Blu-ray player, streaming devices, and even your turntable. The process of setting it up was easy and clear for users. The screen was a helpful guide that helped them find their way through the maze of connection choices. Other users said they wanted more advanced features to make the app more useful for tech fans who want to make sure their setup will work in the future.

Ease of Use 

With its ease of use, the RX-V679BL is a good choice. The easy-to-use remote control and smooth on-screen setup process make the initial setup a breeze for users. It might take some exploring to find out how to use the MusicCast app to its fullest, but it is well worth it. Users usually get used to the design pretty fast and don't have a hard time learning how to use it.


The Yamaha RX-V679BL is in the middle of the price range, which is great because it has a lot of great features and is also very reasonable. A lot of people who used this product were surprised by how much it was worth. They liked how sleek it looked, how well it worked, and how many ways there were to connect to it. The RX-V679BL is a great choice for music fans because it strikes a good mix between price and function.


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