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

$499.99 $649.95

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

Model No. RX-V685BL

$499.99 $649.95

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

Model No. RX-V685BL

$499.99 $649.95

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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. 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.

Dual Wield: Two HDMI Outputs
Since the receiver 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.

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 connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device, such as a pair of headphones.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Voice Control: 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: Streaming Services
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: 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.

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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