Yamaha 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®, 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 for streaming from Bluetooth devices to your receiver.
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.
Power Output 90 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-channel driven
125 W per channel at 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-channel driven
145 W per channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven
Dynamic Power per Channel At 8 Ohms: 110 W
At 6 Ohms: 130 W
At 4 Ohms: 160 W
At 2 Ohms: 180 W
No. of Channels 7.2
AM/FM Tuner Yes/Yes
Inputs 5 x HDMI
2 x digital coaxial
2 x optical TOSLINK
1 x USB (front)
3 x stereo RCA
1 x stereo RCA phono with ground screw terminal
1 x RCA component video
1 x RCA composite video
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm aux (front)
Outputs 2 x HDMI
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm headphone (front)
Additional Connections 1 x AM antenna
1 x FM antenna
1 x YPAO mic (front)
1 x stereo RCA front pre-out
1 x stereo RCA zone 2
2 x subwoofer pre-out
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm remote in
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm remote out
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm 12V trigger out
1 x Ethernet LAN
2 x wireless antenna
Speaker Connectors 9 x binding post pairs
HDMI Version HDMI 2.1
HDCP Version HDCP 2.2
Wi-Fi Bands Dual-band (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth Specification Version: 2.1 + EDR
Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
Codecs: SBC, AAC (receiving only)
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Standby Power Consumption HDMI CEC Off: 0.3 W
HDMI CEC On: 0.9 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.13 x 6.38 x 12.88" / 43.5 x 16.2 x 32.7 cm with antenna down
17.13 x 8.88 x 12.88" / 43.5 x 22.54 x 32.7 cm with antenna up
Weight 23.1 lb / 10.5 kg
Package Weight 26.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.75 x 18.0 x 10.5"