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Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast facing forward and remote control

RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

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 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
  • Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 (5 in/2 out)
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
  • MusicCast Surround capable: add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds

Features

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast facing forward and TV

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.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast HDMI OUT connect to Projector and TV

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.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2

Stream Simply

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2

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.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver facing forward and Bluetooth icon, Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth speakers

Bluetooth Output

In and Out

The RX-V685 is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-V685 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.

Dolby Atmos icon and DTS:X icon

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 at home.

Yamaha CINEMA DSP 3D Demo

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.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Advanced Sound Optimization

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.

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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 384kHz/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.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver compare MusicCast 20 with MusicCast 50

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.

HDMI cable close-up and TV side view

Full Resolution, Total Immersion

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

Unlock the full potential of your 4K content. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC—available in the industry-leading AV receivers from Yamaha.

eARC delivers full-resolution, multi-channel audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® through your existing HDMI connection, giving you the most realistic surround sound experience for immersing yourself in your favorite movies and moments.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Multi-Room Audio demo

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.

Controlling AirPlay 2 from your iPhone

Music at Your Command

AirPlay 2

Hey Siri. Play music in the kitchen and living room.
AirPlay 2 adds the ability to stream Apple Music and other streaming services to multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home. Easily control it from your iPhone or iPad, link it with a HomePod, or simply ask Siri for an assist.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Easy Operation MusicCast App

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.

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on MusicCast

Let's Talk

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on MusicCast

Touch or voice control—the choice is yours. Intuitively control a single MusicCast product or an entire whole-home system with ease using Alexa or Google Assistant and hear your home come alive.

Amazon music icon, Spotify icon, pandora icon, napster icon, siriusxm icon, TIDAL icon, deezer icon, qobuz icon

A World of Music

Streaming Services

Explore a world of music with built-in streaming services. Use the MusicCast Controller app to access your favorite streaming services—plus downloads and more—straight from your receiver. It's never been easier to listen to your favorite songs and artists and discover new music.

Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Zone 2 off and Zone 2 on demo

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.

phonographs facing forward

Dust and Groovers

Phono Input

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