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Yamaha RX-V685 MusicCast 7.2 Channel AV Receiver

MusicCast 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ Support.

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The top of the new Yamaha RXV85 series is the powerful Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™ compatible RX-V685

In conjunction with Dolby Atmos, the Yamaha RX-V685 also supports DTS:X. DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive sound-scape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before.

Now being an object based audio receiver means that the RX-V685 can be beautifully partnered with a range of speaker options from Connected Distribution's portfolio, and these can include Cabasse's brilliant Eole 3 in-ceiling satellites (for the 'elevation' aspect) and free standing satellites, or Atlantic Technology's formidable IC-6-OBA high performance in-ceiling speakers (for the 'elevation' aspect) and exceptional in-wall IW series for getting the best from any 5.1.2/5.2.2 systems.

The RX-V685 as a stand-alone solution has premium sound quality and accurate reproduction at it's heart. The Yamaha RX-V685 features fully discrete power amplifiers to minimise distortion and adopt independent pure power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry. The RX-V685 also features ultra-high performance 384 kHz / 32-bit DACs, also with Independent power supplies, for reproducing absolutely all the audio in High Resolution sound sources without noise. 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. This 90 watt per channel AV Receiver also features YPAO and front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives and also features Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming (with compressed music enhancer for Bluetooth).

In conjunction with the audio processing - the multi-channel processing also caters for the best performance as this AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and also has Yamaha's adept HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programmes). The RX-V685 benefits from many of Yamaha's proprietary technologies such as 'Dialogue Level Adjustment' for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals, plus it also features Yamaha's 'Virtual CINEMA FRONT' which provides virtual surround sound if you can only have 5 speakers in the front of your system.

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

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The new RX-V685 also now has the dynamic ability to pair wireless surround speaker/s* (*MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50). This means that if you cannot physically run cables, you can combine this AV receiver with the Yamaha MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theatre with wireless rear speakers. What’s more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into a special entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music. You can also pair with Yamaha's MusicCast SUB 100 too if hard pushed to factor in a hard-wired sub as well.

The RX-V685 AV receiver completely supports with latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation (eARC to follow via firmware update after release). Furnished with 5 dedicated HDMI® and 2 HDMI® outputs (1 Primary Zone Output & 1 Mirrored Output), alongside complimentary analogue and digital av connections - it can cater for most applications where performance is high, but the budget perhaps is not.

Being a network receiver it opens up the world of music streaming music services, Apple AirPlay®, Yamaha's AV Controller app and also Yamaha's adaptable and easy to use network 'ecosystem' MusicCast.

MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player connected to the RX-V585. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms. 

This adaptive expandability allows you to integrate multi-room audio applications with your main home cinema. Simply add in any Yamaha MusicCast enabled device - such as the Yamaha WXA-50 for instance - and you have a modular and harmonised easy to use whole home audio system. As MusicCast offers Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility*, the RX-V685 also now supports these features too - making your audio selection and enjoyment much simpler if so desired.

The RX-V685 also can cater for a second zone of audio (when the unit is configured only for 5.1 in the main zone), which allows for the provision of mirrored or seperate stereo audio in another room if required too (can select analogue audio inputs only - unless the party mode is engaged to combine both zones).So it can be the ideal product for basic zonal expansion into another room of a project.

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Yamaha RX-V685 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Features & Benefits:

MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
7-channel powerful surround sound
--- 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
--- 150 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
--- 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
Ability to add wireless surround speaker/s* (*MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50)
YPAO™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimisation
Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility* (*Availability varies by region)
MusicCast multi-room technology
Music streaming services built-in
HDMI® (5 in / 2 out) with Dolby Vision™ and Hybrid Log-Gamma
Phono input for vinyl playback

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Specifications:

Amplifier Section:
  Channel: 7.2
  Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 150 W (4 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 per Channel (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)
  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 (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth®)
  YPAO sound optimization: Yes (R.S.C)
  YPAO Volume: Yes
  Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  Initial Volume & 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 passthrough: Yes
  HDMI eARC: Yes (via future firmware update)
  HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analogue to HDMI® / HDMI to HDMI)
  Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
  MusicCast Surround: Yes
  HDMI Input/Output: 5 / 2 (HDCP2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
  HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
  USB Input: USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
  Network Port: Yes
  Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  AirPlay: Yes
  Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
  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
  Phono Input: Yes
  Component Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
  Composite Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
  Preout: 2.2-ch
  Headphone Output: 1
Tuner Section:
  FM/AM Tuner: Yes
User Interface:
  On-screen display: Graphical User Inter face
  SCENE: SCENE PLUS (8 Scenes)
  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
  Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1W
  Auto Power Standby: Yes
  ECO mode: Yes
  Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 171 x 378 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 248 x 378 mm)
  Weight: 10.5 kg

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver - Resources & Downloads

Yamaha RX-V685 Operation Manual