Yamaha RX-V685 AV Receiver Review Specs

Power Output: 105 watts (8 ohms, 2 channels driven, 1 kHz, <0.9% THD); 90W (8 ohms, 2 channels driven, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <0.06% THD)
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Proprietary (YPAO)
Video Processing: 4K scaling/pass-through supporting HDCP2.2, upscales analog video to HDMI; HDR (HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG) via HDMI
Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 17.1 x 6.75 x 14.8
Weight (Pounds): 23.1
Video Inputs: HDMI (5), component, composite
Audio Inputs: coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), USB (front); analog line-level stereo (4, with one 3.5mm stereo on front panel), phono
Additional: RJ-45 Ethernet
Video Outputs: HDMI (2, Zone 2 optional)
Audio Outputs: stereo pre-out (front and Zone 2), dual subwoofer, 1/4-inch headphone (front)
Zone 2: Second AV zone via HDMI, and/or audio via speaker- or line-level outputs
Wireless: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, MusicCast multiroom
Wireless Streaming: Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Sirius/XM, Deezer, Napster; Internet-radio on-board; more via MusicCast casting
Computer Audio: streaming via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi (DLNA/equivalent), USB fixed-storage/asynchronous input; HRA capable up to 32-bit/192kHz (WAV/AIFF) including native DSD up to 11.2 MHz

Company Info
Yamaha Electronics 714-522-9105 usa.yamaha.com

Yamaha Electronics

drny's picture

I love Yamaha's five channel stereo mode for music listening.
The caveat being that full 3 way range speakers (read towers) are needed truly enjoy your music.
The downfall of the RX-V line has always been the middle of the road amp (the same can be said of all Receivers under $1,000).
For those who dare to push any middle of the road Receiver beyond -12db be forewarned, they will clip well before decent full range speakers distortion level becomes unpleasant.
If they don't clip they will overheat,unless you are using an over head cooling fan.
Now, if you enjoy your music / movies at respectable levels (or use headphones), then by all means enjoy.

hk2000's picture

What happened to your measurements section? When I first noticed a review w/o measurements, I missed it, but let it go, now it's obvious you're doing away with the only feature that kept me coming back.
It was the only thing that differentiated S&V from the rest, now your reviews are no more than another person's subjective opinion- and it means nothing to me. The only reason I can think of is that you're doing it to appease the receiver manufacturers- what with their 10% THD ratings and other corner cutting measures.

I blame the new guy!!! When he announced his appointment, many readers got excited because of his track record, now I wonder.

Mrsnikoph78's picture

I guess we're done with measurements? I could learn an equal amount about this receiver by reading its manual online. Put this bad baby through the ringer!

Tommy Lee's picture

..is spinning in his grave. Did you see the speaker "tests" in the most recent issue? No actual measurements or frequency response graphs! Meanwhile, the TV tests remain reasonably complete.
What's going on here?

sirwilliamlee's picture

without measurements...youre just another magazine. i can read manufacturer fodder on my own.
heres an idea. cancel the opinions, reinstate the measurements.

frodo582's picture

"No 9-channel (front- and rear-height) Atmos/DTS:X expansion option" Which $600 receiver has this option?