Yamaha 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Music Cast AV Receiver with Alexa Compatibility


Yamaha 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Music Cast AV Receiver with Alexa Compatibility

Model No. RX-V685BL


Yamaha 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Music Cast AV Receiver with Alexa Compatibility

Model No. RX-V685BL


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Product Description

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.

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. 

Dual Wield: Two HDMI Outputs

Stream Simply: 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 Output: In and out

New Heights in Sound: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. 

Experiences Expanded: CINEMA DSP 3D
This Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing. 

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 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Easy Operation: MusicCast App

Voice Control: Amazon Alexa on MusicCast
"Alexa, turn up the volume." With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. 

Worlds of Music: Streaming Services
Explore worlds of music with built-in music streaming services. 

Second Room Sound: Zone 2
This feature, also known as Intelligent Amp Assign, allows users to enjoy stereo sound in a second room.

Dust and Groovers: Phono input
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.

Model # RX-V685BL

More Information

7.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD network A/V receiver with object based surround sound

MusicCast - wireless, multi-room audio streaming controlled by app

MusicCast streams different or the same music in each room

MusicCast is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X produces multidimensional sound that fills rooms with richness and depth

Dolby Atmos speaker patterns: set up your sound field to reproduce 3D CINEMA DSP sound

Full 4K Ultra HD support transmits 4K video at 60fps with pass-through

Wi-Fi compatible allows you to enjoy networked audio and music streaming services

AV Controller app lets you control various functions from a tablet, phone and more

DSP Adjustment allows you to create sound fields like movie theaters, concert halls and more

Supports AirPlay from iOS device

Gapless Playback ensures no pauses between audio files so no interruptions

Phono input to enjoy your vinyl collection

YPAO-Reflect Sound Control analyzes room acoustics and calibrates audio parameters

Feel your lows with rich bass reproduction

Discrete Amp configuration

SCENE for one-touch start

Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Presence speaker and surround back speaker

Subwoofer trim

Intelligent amp assign

AV Setup guide

150 Maximum watt output

5 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs

Front AV input: HDMI, USB, mini-jack

Preout: subwoofer (2 x mono)

Headphone output

Bluetooth technology

FM/AM Tuner

Dimensions: 17.13"W x 6.75"H x 14.88"D


    Channel: 7.2

    Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 105 W (8 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 / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms): 125 / 165 / 190 / 235 W


    Cinema DSP: 3D

    DSP Programs: 17

    Dialog Level Adjustment

    Virtual Presence Speaker

    Virtual Surround Back Speaker

    Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)

    SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP: Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)

    Dolby Atmos

    Dolby TrueHD

    Dolby Digital Plus

    Dolby Surround


    DTS-HD Master Audio


    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 (includes enhancer for Bluetooth)

    YPAO Sound Optimization: R.S.C.

    YPAO Volume

    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

    Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting

    Bi-amp Capability

    Audio Delay: 0-500 ms

    DA Converter: Burr-Brown 384 kHz / 32-bit DAC x 4 for main zone


    4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling: 4K / 60p, 4:4:4

    HDMI 3D Pass-through

    HDMI eARC: Yes (via future firmware update)

    HDMI Audio Return Channel

    HDMI Upscaling: Yes (analog to HDMI / 1080p HDMI → 4K HDMI)

    Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync


    MusicCast Surround

    Wi-Fi: 2.4 / 5 GHz


    Bluetooth: SBC / AAC (Bluetooth is compatible with SCMS-T.)

    Phono Input

    Component Video Input/Output: 1 / 0


    HDMI Input/Output: 5 / 2 (HDCP 2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)

    HDMI CEC: SCENE, device control

    USB Input: USB memory

    Network Port

    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

    Composite Video Input / Output: 1 / 0

    Preout: 2.2-channel

    Headphone Output: 1


    FM / AM Tuner


    On-Screen Display: Graphical User Interface

    SCENE PLUS (8 sets)

    App Control: iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet

    Web Browser Control

    Remote Control Unit


    Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout

    Powered Zone: Zone 2

    +12V Trigger Output: 1

    Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1

    Party Mode


Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1 W

Auto Power Standby

ECO Mode

Dimensions: 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 14-7/8"D (with antenna up: 17-1/8"W x 9-3/4"H x 14-7/8"D)

Weight: 23.1 lbs.

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